A class field trip to a frontier park turns into a hostage situation when a group of robbers use the park to evade the police, but the park employees won't help resolve the situation because they won't get out of character.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Stan Marsh / Eric Cartman / Mr. Garrison / Pioneer Paul / Chad / Frans / Sheriff McLawdog / Policeman #1 / Policeman #2 / Criminal #2 / Horlick / Jimmy Valmer / Policeman #3 / Policeman #4 (voice)
Kyle Broflovski / Kenny McCormick / Butters / Gunsmith / Store Owner / Horlick / Police Chief / Craig / Old Time Employee / Frolick / Murdering Murphy (voice)
Mona Marshall ...
Historical Actress #2 (voice)
Wendy Testaburger / Ticket Saleswoman / Policewoman / Historical Actress #1 (voice)


The kids go to an educational field trip, which they don't like, even, but especially, Stan and Wendy, and also especially Cartman, who forces Butters to sneak out to Super Phun Thyme. They left just in time, however, as trigger happy thieves break in. As Stan, Wendy, Kyle and Jimmy try to get the dedicated employees to act like it's 2008 instead of 1864 and call the police, and subsequently hide, can Butters force Cartman to return in time? And will Stan have to risk his life, and dignity, to save the class, who have been taken hostage? Written by movieguy3

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Animation | Comedy


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23 April 2008 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


When Kyle uses the phone in the pioneer village there is a calendar visible in the background. The date on the calendar is the 23rd of April, the same date that the episode first aired. See more »


The pioneer village was set in 1864 but the cash register featured in the general store wasn't invented until 1879. See more »


Eric Cartman: Butters, you gotta learn to chill. Life goes by pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while - and do whatever you want all the time - you can miss it.
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References Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) See more »

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Almost like an unfinished thought.
24 April 2008 | by (Long Beach, California) – See all my reviews

This is a funny episode, and it was up to par with other episodes of the season, but it was just a strange set up. The main plot seems like it would be about Cartman and Butters sneaking away from their classmates, but it's actually just a small sub-plot. The actual plot just seemed really random...let's have the kids...get captured in an 1860s reenactment center. It's like Trey and Matt just took random ideas and mushed them together.

Mr. Garrison takes his class to an 1860s reenactment center. All the kids need to have a partner, and Cartman ends up stuck with Butters. After seeing an indoor theme park next door, Cartman and Butters sneak off. Meanwhile terrorists take over the 1860s area and take the kids hostage. To appeal to the old fans, Trey and Matt used a few old techniques of the show. Stan and Wendy are back together, and Kenny has a slightly larger role than in most episodes (which doesn't say much). The very small Kenny sub-plot seemed really pointless, as it seemed to affect the plot in no way and was just thrown in to make old school fans disappointed Kenny wasn't offed again. The Cartman-Butters plot was especially weird because it had literally no humor to it, and they could've easily just left because they were bored and went no where, and it would've been just as funny. However, even though this episode goes every which way, it's still funny, and good enough to be the Spring season finale.

My rating: *** out of ****. 30 mins. TVMA

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