South Park: Season 16, Episode 9

Raising the Bar (3 Oct. 2012)

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Cartman finally realizes he is fat and decides to do something about it: get a mobility scooter. Between so many fat people on scooter chairs and Honey Boo Boo, James Cameron realizes the ... See full summary »



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Episode credited cast:
Adrien Beard
(as Elise Gabriel)
Mona Marshall


Cartman finally realizes he is fat and decides to do something about it: get a mobility scooter. Between so many fat people on scooter chairs and Honey Boo Boo, James Cameron realizes the societal bar as been lowered too low, and goes on a deep sea expedition to find the bar to raise it. Written by Fatty Fat Fat Fat

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Eric Cartman: Hum. Can't... can't seem to get inside your bathroom, Kyle.
[repeatedly ramming his new scooter chair into the door entrance]
Kyle: What?
Eric Cartman: Yeah, no. This is a problem, Kyle. You gotta make your bathroom accessible for my mobility scooter or else I won't be able to take a shit in your house.
Kyle: So take a shit somewhere else!
Eric Cartman: That's not the way this country works, Kyle. Your bathroom has to meet the code for my mobility scooter; it's the law.
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Best this season - This was a clever, and funny episode
8 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

This was a classic South Park episode, where Trey Parker and Matt Stone were able to combine several icons of the world, the disgusting Honey Boo-Boo, James Cameron, and Michelle Obama. This episode is about obesity, and how Kyle cannot believe how it has gone out of hand. Cartman, meanwhile, takes advantage of it, and gets himself an automatic wheelchair. "Raising the Bar" features a real-life bar, which James Cameron decides to raise, before things get even worse. Honey Boo-Boo was portrayed correctly, in my opinion, as a dirty pig.

South Park is definitely back on track, after a sort of inconsistent first half, but the second half has proved to be much better.

The funniest part for me in this episode was when James Cameron mentioned Avatar 2. I rate this episode a 10/10.

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