It was another fun Butters episode, but then it got to the ending and...**blam**...head explosion.
So this entire time, they go with a huge fundamental change to the City Wok guy. I'm blown away that the seemingly-inconsequential B-plot wound up tying into everything and the resolution (which felt like a cop out, at first) was pretty chilling. Do not fuck with the City Wok guy!
So this isn't even close, right? Easily best episode of the season so far?
I thought the Crackbaby episode was WAY better than last night. This ep was decent at best, mostly because I can't stand the City Wok guy. The doctor stuff with Butters was pretty great though. This ep needed Cartman. All episodes need more Cartman.
"Put on your helmets, we'll be reaching speeds of 3!" "It was nice of you to give that dead woman another chance." "All right, look alive everybody...oh sorry Susan."- MST3K: Space Mutiny Click Here (myspace.com)
Forgive my ignorance ... I'm assuming the ending was a reference to something, but I can't think of what that something could be.
"All RAW is these days is a cheap version of Saturday Night Live, so if you wanna tune in to watch the amazing star power of Al Sharpton and Nancy O'Dell, go ahead! Who's gonna host next week, Big Bird? Wow, that's must-see TV!" - John Morrison (10/16/09 Smackdown!)
Tyrion & Shea's back-and-forth also provided maybe the best comedy in the episode. But I recognized him as Noah Taylor, of Almost Famous, err fame. (Also the Tomb Raider movies and the Tim Burton Willy Wonka movie, where he was Mr. Bucket.)