South Park: Season 1, Episode 2

Weight Gain 4000 (20 Aug. 1997)

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Kathie Lee Gifford comes to South Park to present an award to Cartman, and Mr. Garrison hopes to use the event to assassinate her.

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Mary Kay Bergman ...
Wendy Testaburger / Mayor McDaniels / Liane Cartman / Bebe Stevens / Woman Greeting Garrison (voice) (as Shannen Cassidy)
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Stan Marsh / Eric Cartman / Mr. Garrison / Johnson / Commercial Warning / Clyde / Officer Barbrady / Man in Crowd #2 / Geraldo (voice)
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Kyle Broflovski / Kenny McCormick / Ted / Announcer / Weight Gain 4000 Spokesman / Man in Crowd #1 / Man Walking Down Street / Jimbo Kern / Man Greeting Garrison / Bodyguard #1 / Bodyguard #2 / TV Presenter / Man in Crowd #3 (voice)
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Cartman wins an environmentalism essay contest, and the prize is going to be awarded by none other than Kathy Lee Gifford. While most of the town is overjoyed, Mr. Garrison is still haunted by the memory of losing a child talent contest to Kathy, and vows to get revenge. Meanwhile, Wendy, angry over losing the essay contest and suspecting Cartman of cheating, starts doing some plotting of her own. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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In the disclaimer at the end of the advert for Weight Gain 4000, "irreversible" is mis-spelt as "irreversable". See more »

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Fat Tastic
14 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I first saw the Episode the first I noticed was the Animation has improved a little bit, at some points the Animation didn't look right but mostly throughout the whole episode the Animation was a lot more pleasing then the first episode, but is the episode as funny as the Pilot. At the beginning of the episode I was wondering when is something funny going to happen? As the Episode progressed I began to smirk to finally laughing out loud. You'll find lots of comedy in this Episode for example throughout the episode Cartman drinks a Bodybuilding drink called "Weight gain 4000" to look muscular for Television and at different points in the Episode we see him get fatter and Fatter, you'll also find some movie and TV humor in this episode like when Mr. Garrison looks in the Mirror with a gun and says a famous line from the movie "Taxi Driver". What makes this episode even greater is when Isaac Hayes makes another appearance as his Character chef; he was originally just going to appear as a special guest in the Pilot episode, but due to great responses by the audience he decided to become a regular character. He may perform another song in this Episode to a certain celebrity….


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