South Park: Season 2, Episode 11

Roger Ebert Should Lay Off the Fatty Foods (2 Sep. 1998)

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The boys investigate a mysterious conspiracy centered around the South Park Planetarium. Meanwhile, Cartman auditions for a TV commercial.

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Stan Marsh / Eric Cartman / Barnaby Jones / Mr. Garrison / Cheesy Poof Spokesman / Dr. Adams / Van Gelder / Mr. Mackey / Teenager #2 / Clyde / Bill / Fosse / Competition Contestant / Judge #1 / Tom the News Reader / Officer Barbrady / Lighting Technician (voice)
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The class takes a field trip to the planetarium, but Cartman sneaks off to try out for a Cheesy Poofs commercial. Though the kids are bored at first, they come back from the trip eager to go again. The reason for this sudden change is explained when Mr. Mackey mind-melds with a frightened little boy who stowed away in the school bus. As the planetarium's secret is being revealed, Cartman is overjoyed to learn that he has been selected to be a Cheesy Poof. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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planetarium | death of child

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The poor little girl with the windswept hair who is in the call back with Cartman and the others is none other than Cosette, the girl from Les Miserables. In the novel, her guardian, Jean Valjean, long before he met her, was thrown in prison for stealing bread. Cartman eliminates the girl from the competition by saying bread is being given away outside. And if you look at the board behind her, you'll see a poster for the Les Miserable musical which bears the question, "Who will be the next Cosette?". See more »

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The Planetarium guy says that he cannot pronounce the "t" in planetarium, and pronounces it "plane'arium". However on the return trip, he says "planetarium" normally. See more »

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Mr. Garrison: [Mr. Garrison has just shown his class an episode of Barnaby Jones] Okay, children, what do you think Barnaby Jones meant when he said, "This is not a victimless crime"? Anybody? Children, were you paying attention?
Kyle: Mr. Garrison, we've been watching Barnaby Jones repeats for eight days now. It's hard to keep paying attention.
Mr. Garrison: Oh, well excuse me, Kyle! Why don't you just *forget* what Barnaby Jones has to say? Why don't you *not* pay attention to Barnaby Jones and then let's see how far you get ...
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Good episode, but with a strange title
13 October 2008 | by (Canada(Montreal,Quebec)) – See all my reviews

The title of this episode is called "Roger Ebert Should Lay Off The Fatty Foods".It's a strange title since Roger Ebert is only mentioned once in the episode and has no significance to the plot.The plot has the children going on a field trip to the planetarium.The owner however has some hypnosis device which makes children want to go back and visit or work in the planetarium.His plan is to make everyone in South Park love the planetarium, but Stan and Kyle are on his case and try to stop him.Meanwhile, instead of going on the field trip, Cartman ditches and auditions for a cheesy poofs commerical.He is bad yet so is everyone else and he gets to be on TV.Only no one is really watching because they are all at the planetarium.This is a pretty funny and good South Park episode...but with a strange title!


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