Not the strongest episode to close out the season but a pretty damn good one.
As (briefly) a former goth kid in high school, I was totally on the goth kids' side against the douchey little vampire kids who love Twilight and shop at Hot Topic. (Man, am I glad I'm not a teenager anymore.)
I loved the frustration of the goth kids being labled as vampires.
"Do you even drink coffee?" "No, it's bad for you!" "Oh my God!"
I also really liked Trey and Matt's idea that what separates a real goth from a trendy vampire is the goths have the capacity to commit kidnapping, vandalism and arson. They're hardcore.
Even beyond the vampires and goths conflict, I'll always remember the episode for the following exchange:
Eric: "Well, mom, apparently Butters is gay, finds me very attractive, and, confused about his sexual identity, puked up all over my floor!" Mrs. Cartman: "Oh dear!" Eric: "Yes."
The way he said "yes" was so GD funny they repeated it after the credits.
Up being *nominated* made my day. It winning would be an incredible fountain of joy. Not that it's going to happen. But I still will put the Pixar canon up against any other group of at-all-related films of the same time period.