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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Episode cast overview:
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)
Kyle Broflovski / Kenny McCormick / Barnaby Jones' Accomplice / Missy / Tommy / Man at Laser Show / Teenager #2 / News Reporter / Fosse / TV Announcer (voice)
Mary Kay Bergman ...
Mrs. Crabtree / Nurse Gollum / Principal Victoria / Liane Cartman / Starving Daughter / Starving Mother / Grandma Cartman / Sheila Broflovski (voice) (as Mary Kay Bergman aka Shannen Cassidy)
Chef (voice)


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 <>

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The Latin inscription, "Me transmitte sursum, Caledoni!" seen above the entrance to the Planetarium [loosely] translates as, "Beam me up, Scotty!" See more »


Mr Garrison says they are going to watch episode #203 of Barnaby Jones, called "Barnaby Under Siege". There were only 178 episodes of the series, so 203 must mean season 2, episode 3. However, the correct title for that episode is "Echo of a Murder", and in fact there was no episode called "Barnaby Under Siege" at all. See more »


Kenny: [haiku] Mmmf mmmf mmf mff mmf / Mmf mmmf mmf mff mmf mmmf mmf / Mmmf mff mff mmf mmf
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Stan: What's a discharge?
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Written by Kenny Loggins and Dean Pitchford
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Early South Park Classic -- Raw Satire And Dagger Of The Mind
24 June 2014 | by (Troy, NY) – See all my reviews

This episode is the best example of "raw" early SOUTH PARK. They start with a classic STAR TREK episode, "Dagger Of The Mind," and basically act out the entire plot, including legendary Star Trek bits like the "Vulcan Mind Meld." Stan and Kyle actually quote the episode word for word at the end, complete with Shatner diction. "Stan, can you imagine -- a mind -- drained by that thing." And Officer Barbrady, for no particular reason, is hypnotized into believing he is Elvis Presley, complete with the worst Elvis imitation ever. "Okay, man, okay. I'm the King! I'm the King!" Why this episode works so well is that it feels very homegrown and not at all put on -- just a bunch of guys goofing on a STAR TREK classic that every television watcher in America knows by heart.

If SOUTH PARK was the Beatles, this episode would be "Love Me Do."

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