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Jimmy is working on his comedy routine and decides to team up with Cartman. They eventually strike gold with a new joke about "fishsticks," and everyone is loving it. Everyone except Kanye West, that is. Meanwhile, one famous comedian begins to take credit for the now immensely popular "fishsticks" joke, much to Cartman's chagrin.
Jimmy: Alright, just work with me on this, Eric. Say Eric, do you like fishsticks?
Jimmy: Do you like putting fishsticks in your mouth?
Jimmy: Well what are you, Eric? A gay fish?
Kanye: Alright, now what do we know about fishsticks? They're breaded.. they're fried.. they're frozen. Then under me we have rapper.. genius. And gay fish are homosexual.. they swim. Is it because breaded has something to do with genius.. which swims?
(Kanye West enters the room)
Cartman: Dude, it's Puff Daddy!
Cartman: Flame on!
During one of Cartman's fantasy sequences, he shouts "flame on" and becomes a flying, fiery hero. This is a reference to the Human Torch, also known as Johnny Storm. The Human Torch is one of the members of the Fantastic Four, a superhero team that appears in the Marvel Comics universe.
Numerous talk show hosts appear on their shows in "Fishsticks," including: