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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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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[sees Mr. Mackey try a "mind-meld" with an emotionally crippled boy]
Nurse Gollum: This is the strangest thing I've ever seen.
Mr. Mackey: Please, nurse. For a woman with a dead fetus on your head, you're not being very open-minded.
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Where Is Roger Ebert?!
13 August 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Two plots are used this episode, when Eric Cartman watches A Cheesy Poofs Commercial, he is very eager to take park in singing The Cheesy Poofs Song! Unfortunately for him, his audition has collapsed with his school trip to see The Local Planetarium with Mr Garrison And Co. A strange guy who doesn't even know how to pronounce Planetarian (Not Plani-arian!) right works at The Planetarian by hypnotising the minds by using twirling lights and stars. (This is the only part where Roger Ebert is mentioned in this episode.) A decent episode with two reasonably tolerable plots, but I don't know why Trey And Matt hate The Planetarians so much though.

Overall Rating: 6/10!


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