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South Park: It's Christmas in Canada

Because of a new Prime Minister and a new Canadian law, Ike's birth parents arrive in South Park and take him back to Canada. The Broflovskis are so sad, that Kyle and the boys travel to Canada to get Ike back. Once they arrive, they must go on a Wizard of Oz-like journey to reach the Prime minister and fight for Ike's return.

Episode Info
Episode number: 7x15
Production Number: 715
Airdate: Wednesday December 17th, 2003

Guest Stars
Kyle McCullochKyle McCulloch
voiced Unknown
Spencer Lacey GanusSpencer Lacey Ganus
voiced Unknown
Main Cast
Trey Parker (2)Trey Parker (2)
voiced Stan Marsh, Eric Theodore Cartman, Herbert Garrison, Officer Barbrady, Terrance, Timmy, Ned Gerblanski, Satan, Randy Marsh,& Various
Matt StoneMatt Stone
voiced Kyle Broflovski, Kenny McKormick, Gerald Broflovski, Pip Pirrup, Jesus, Jimbo Kearn, Phillip, Saddam & Various
Mona MarshallMona Marshall
voiced Sheila Broflovski, Linda Stotch & Various
Eliza SchneiderEliza Schneider
voiced Mayor McDaniels, Liane Cartman, Mrs. McKormick, Wendy Testaburger, Shelly Marsh, Sharon Marsh & Various
Episode Notes
Cartman and Kyle finally resort to a fist fight to resolve their differences. Kyle wins with only one punch.

Episode Quotes
Kyle: Please, you guys, you don't understand. My family is devastated. My mom just walks around the house like a zombie, and my dad can't stop crying.
Cartman: Well, I didn't wanna say anything, Kyle, but I think this is what your family gets for being Jewish at Christmas time.
Stan: Dude, Cartman!
Cartman: I'm just saying, maybe Jesus is having a little revenge, that's all.

Kyle: Godammit, we need to get to the new Prime Minister! NOW!
Steve: Oh yeah, the Prime Minister, eh? He sure has screwed up things for Newfoundland. Life just hasn't been the same since he made sodomy illegal.

Rick: Hey, that looks like Saddam Hussein!
Saddam Hussein: Saddam Hussein? Nah, relax, baby. I'm not him.

Episode Goofs
Cartman: (looking at his watch) Twenty hours until Christmas. Our parents still have time to buy us presents if we hurry.

Twenty hours until the official beginning of Christmas day would be at 4 a.m. In the winter, 4 a.m. would be quite dark in all parts of Canada, but in this scene the sky is bright blue.

Cultural References
Harry: It was a tough time for us. It was a tough time for all of Canada. The whole country was devastated by the cola wars. It just seemed we couldn't take care of a baby.

"The Cola Wars" refers to the rival advertising and marketing campaigns in the 1980s and 1990s between the two best-selling brands of cola: Coca-Cola and Pepsi-Cola. Pepsi's television ads featured individuals doing blind taste tests (called The Pepsi Challenge) where they preferred the taste of Pepsi over Coke, and Coke retaliated with its own series of ads. Both companies began to hire celebrities to state their own cola preference as well. Enormous amounts of money were spent by both companies on these commercials.

Stan: Dude, I'm gonna tell my parents to get me that John Elway doll with the karate-chop action.

John Elway was the quarterback for the Denver Broncos football team from 1993 - 1998. Stan mentions John Elway quite often. The first time was in the Season One episode, "Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo."

Stan: You guys, I don't think we're in America anymore.

This statement, and the whole sequence of events after the plane crash, are reminiscent of the plot of the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz. The line Stan speaks is similar to what Dorothy says to her dog Toto when she lands in Oz, "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."

Prime Minister: Uh, don't mind that guy hiding in the spider hole (referring to Saddam Hussein), he's just my friend.

This is a reference to the capture of Saddam Hussein in Iraq by American forces. Hussein was found hiding in a "spider hole" - a hole just deep enough to stand up and lie down in, camouflaged by dirt and bricks.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorTrey Parker (2)  |  Matt Stone
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