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South Park: The China Probrem

Cartman, worried that the Chinese have plans to invade America, forms the American Liberation Front in an attempt to prevent the impending takeover. After the support he's counting on fails, it's up to Butters and Cartman to confront the Chinese alone. Meanwhile Stan, Kyle, and the rest of the boys have trouble dealing with the recent rape of a close friend.


Episode Info


Episode number: 12x8
Production Number: 1208
Airdate: Wednesday October 08th, 2008


Alternate Airdates:

UK (COMEDY CENTRAL) Oct 31, 2008

  • Currently 7.2/10
7.2/10 (32 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Christina Yeung YaoChristina Yeung Yao
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
April StewartApril Stewart
voiced Liane Cartman, Wendy Testaburger, Shelly Marsh, Sharon Marsh & Various
Episode Notes
"The China Probrem" drew 3.7 million viewers, which is up 21% from last seasons debut, and topped all of cable during its air time. Those numbers stand as the show's most-watched fall premiere since 1999.



Episode Quotes
Butters: I can't stop the Chinese tonight, Eric. I'm suppose to make a model car with my dad.

Cartman: I really don't care anymore, Butters. You see, I've learned something today. As Americans our fear of seeing another country become powerful can turn us into monsters. Watching how crazy you went. Watching you just.. shoot people in the dick like that. It made me realize that I want America to be safe, but not at the cost of losing its dignity. I'd rather us be.. Chinese.. than a nation of unethical dick shooters.

Detective Yates: Boys, we got 'em.
Kyle: What?
Detective Yates: Spielberg and Lucas. They were.. raping a stormtrooper when the police broke in.
Mitch: And they found the dead raped bodies of Yoda and Short Round in their closet. They'll never be free to do this again.



Cultural References
The Accused, Deliverance:

The second rape scene, in the arcade with the pinball machines, is a direct reference to the rape scene in the film The Accused (1988). Likewise, the third and final rape scene is a direct reference to the film Deliverance (1972) and it's infamous rape scene. In the original film, two hillbillies attack and rape a man. The line "I bet you can squeal like a pig. Weeeeeeee!" is also used in the episode, as well as the film.

Engrish:

The episode title, "The China Probrem," is spelled incorrectly on purpose. It refers to the non-standard variation of the English language known as Engrish. South Park often uses this stereotype when dealing with Asian characters on the show.

Dudweiser:

A sign on the wall during the second rape scene reads Dudweiser. This is a reference to Budweiser, an American-style lager which is one of the most popular beers in the United States. It is brewed by the Anheuser-Busch company.



Episode References
Steven Spielberg and George Lucas have made appearances in earlier episodes of South Park, both appearing in "Free Hat" during season six. Spielberg also appeared in the season five episode "Cripple Fight," when he defends the boys rally to support gays in scouting.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorTrey Parker (2)  |  Matt Stone
 
Warning: South Park season 12 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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