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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As Wendy searches through the papers in the classroom, her gloves come on and off. See more »

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Kyle: What are you drinking, Cartman?
Cartman: Weight Gain 4000. It's helping me bulk up.
Stan: Bulk up to what? Fat ass?
Kyle: Super fat ass?
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Funny and Eventful!
12 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The second episode in Season 1 is a dandy and a vast improvement over the first episode. The animation is still simple, but much clearer. I guess we should thank computers for that. The story is great and the jokes are funny. There is still a boatload of potty humor, but that will recur in each episode but I find it appropriate for the kind of show.

This episode, "Weight Gain 4000" is about how Kathy Lee Gifford is coming to town to present Cartman with an award due to his essay. Mr. Garrison plots to assassinate her because of how she beat him in a talent show many years ago. Meanwhile, Cartman uses a new weight product to help him look fit for television.

Overall, this is a pretty funny episode that is better than the first. This crude humor is really something to see especially how it was offensive back in the day. I rate this episode 9/10.


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