South Park - 11/3/04 - Something Wall-Mart This Way Comes

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  1. ThomasC

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    Hilarious! I loved The Matrix Reloaded reference.
     
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    What other movies were spoofed in this episode?
     
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    They did that Independence Day joke again, but can't remember which episode it was that did it first. Can't think of any other references off the top of my head.
     
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    As childish as it was, I could not help but laugh whenever the dead people "crapped thier pants".
     
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    What was the ID4 reference?
     
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    The old lady greeter saying "All are welcome" is a reference to POLTERGEIST.

    I agree this was a good one- not quite as funny/timely as the turd sandwich/giant douche episode, but still funny. [​IMG]

    Rafael.
     
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    All I kept thinking about (as I watched this episode) was the countless number of rants that people here have made about their hatred of Wal-Mart [​IMG]

    The best part was Randy getting excited over the screwdriver set. [​IMG] and how about the iPod (or iPeed) MP3 players for $29.99 [​IMG]
     
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    The ID4 reference was when they figured out how to destroy the Wall-Mart, they had a guy morse code to people around the world.
     
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    When the Wallmart manager was hanged Suspiria-style at the beginning of the episode, was it the jerking of the rope stretched taut that separated his pants from his body, or were they blown off when he crapped his last load?

    Cause either way, I was laughing until my liver hurt! [​IMG]
     
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    I like how the whole thing was solved just by smashing a mirror in the back of the store by the TV department. That's probably how it actually works.
     
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    The ending was great with the Drug Store. [​IMG]
     
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    Does anyone work (or know someone who works) at Wal-Mart? Isn't that mirror thing a reference to an actual Wal-Mart thingy? Like, one of those goofy "The Most Important Employee" signs, underneath a mirror (i.e. so everyone who looks in it is the most important employee)???
     
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    I thought that was a reference to 'The Omen'
    "It's all for you Damien!!"
     
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    I think the mirror smashing thing is a reference to an episode of the original star trek series where they figure out that the bad guys power source is behind a mirror, so they smash it.
     
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    I work at Wal-Mart (hey, money is money) and I have never seen one of those mirrors in the store.

    As a Wal-Mart employee, I can tell you that it's dead on the money. We're top-heavy with seniors and the handicapped (due to the form of autism I have, I fall in the latter category), and most everybody who works there (including myself) is unhappy about doing so.

    Sincerely,

    John Kilduff...

    Another great episode.

    P.S,

    Any threads on here about "Drawn Together"?
     
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    It was funny of course, but it seemed to me to be a contrast to the episode they did that was pro big business (the one where a Starbucks like store came into town and threatened to put Tweak's Father's coffee shop out of business) Wasn't the message that even though it sucked that Starbucks puts others out of business, they started out small as well but had such a good product that they eventually got huge. This one seemed to be the opposite, that Wal*Mart is evil and does threaten to put others out of business.
     
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    I think this episode still jells with their pro free market ideology.

    It was fine that everyone doesnt like walmart, but they should just shut up about it and not shop there otherwise leave them be.
     

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