Cartman's new trapper keeper threatens to assimilate the town unless Kyle and a robot from the future can stop it.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Stan Marsh / Eric Cartman / Mr. Garrison / Trapper Keeper / Officer Barbrady / Boarder Guard #1 (voice)
Kyle Broflovski / Kenny McCormick / BSM-471 / Mark / Jesse Jackson (voice)
Chef (credit only)
Nico Agnone ...
Milan Agnone ...
Ike Broflovski (voice)
Kindergartener (voice) (as Keef Davidson)
Zoe Murphy Dion ...
Sally Bens / Jenny / Flora (voice) (as Zoe Dion)
Aoife Hayes ...
Kindergartener (voice)
Mrs. Crabtree / Liane Cartman / Rosie O'Donnell (voice) (as Blue Girl) (as Eliza Schneider)


Mr. Garrison, having been re-hired as a kindergarten teacher, starts off the year by holding an election for class president. The two contenders are Ike (Kyle's little brother) and boy named Filmore. The election comes down to a tie, with arguments breaking out over votes from absent students and a girl named Flora who can't make up her mind. Meanwhile, a strange man shows up at school claiming he's a robot from the future sent to destroy Cartman's new Trapper Keeper. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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Animation | Comedy






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15 November 2000 (USA)  »

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The vote for class president parodies the 2000 US presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore. Notable similarities include the inconclusive results, endless demands for recounts, the "absentee voters", controversy concerning unclear voting ballots, alleged nepotism by a candidate's family member (in that case George Bush's brother Jeb Bush), and the ensuing legal action though lawyers. The indecisive student with the deciding vote is named Flora, a reference to Florida having the decisive electoral votes but being too close to call for several weeks. See more »


When the students of Mr.Garrison's kindergarten class are fighting over the absent student's vote for the class president, Carlos, his name changes to Billy throughout the show. See more »


[last lines]
Stan: Whoa, wait a minute! Kyle saved your life. I think you at least owe him a thank-you!
Cartman: [sighs] Okay. Kyle...
[credits roll]
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Most Amusing South Park Episode I've Ever Seen
6 July 2010 | by (California, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Among the many episodes I have seen of South Park, this particular episode was one of the most I favor. It seems that this episode spoofs and/or parodies a few notable sci-fi films, which I think works in terms of making it work out in the main storyline.

So, Cartman owns a new electronic device called the Trapper Keeper, but when a cyborg (identifying himself as "Bill Cosby") from the future travels back in time to South Park and warns the boys that the Trapper Keeper will become self-aware and overrun humanity in later years, they must stop it before chaos begins. However, Cartman refuses to let go of the Trapper Keeper, thus making it difficult for them to save humanity.

It felt like "The Terminator" meets "Akira" and a small hint of "2001: Space Odyssey" which I think is the best combination of films I have ever seen well-executed. I found the episode to be one of my personal favorites.

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