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"Cartoon Wars Part II"
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Episode no. Season 10
Episode 4
Production no. 1004
Original airdate April 12, 2006
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"Cartoon Wars Part II" is the fourth episode of the tenth season of South Park. It is the second part of a two parter that began with "Cartoon Wars Part I".

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Plot details follow.

Synopsis

Having left Kyle injured at the roadside, Cartman races to FOX Studios in an attempt to get Family Guy canceled once and for all.

Plot

As a recap of the previous episode is shown, an announcement reveals that the second part won't be shown tonight, so a Terrance and Phillip will be shown in its place.

At the Lazy J Ranch, Terrance and Phillip are solving a mystery with the help of their good friend Muhammad (who is censored).

Having seen this, Terrance and Phillip arrive at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation demanding the episode be re-run with Muhammed uncensored. The head of the company explains there are new rules about the censorship. Phillip points out that Family Guy is going to shown an episode with Muhammed uncensored. The head of CBC tells them that someone is probably heading to FOX Studios right now to get the episode pulled.

Cartman arrives at FOX Studios and goes up to the reception asking to speak with the FOX executives about the Family Guy episode. The receptionist tells him he has to wait. Cartman goes to the waiting area where he encounters a kid who resembles Bart Simpson.

Kyle reaches a nearby diner, but everyone's heads are buried in sand. A man with a gun approaches him asking why he hasn't had his friend buried.

Cartman tries to convince Bart to let him handle the situation alone. Bart gives in after discovering how Cartman tricked a kid into eating his parents. He talks to the executives, (under the persona of a Danish boy called Danny Pocket) pretending that his father was killed after publishing a picture of Muhammed in his newspaper. He pleads for the executives to pull the episode for their own sake. They are touched and decide to get him to convince the writing staff himself.

The man with the gun gives Kyle a lift to FOX Studios (he is a Family Guy fan). Kyle asks Bart for directions, but is knocked out by the latter's skateboard after being tricked into entering a maintenance closet.

Outside FOX Studios, the President informs the press that the proposed pulling of Family Guy is forbidden and protected under the First Amendment.

Cartman discovers that the Family Guy writing staff are Manatees and are the only species of mammal not moved by terrorist threat. It is explained to Cartman that they have a tank full of "idea-balls". The manatees move five of them and the selected five are made into a joke. If one ball is taken out, then it makes the manatees think that they cannot use that subject. They believe in a concept that if one thing can't be used, then nothing can, so they would stop their work.

Cartman visits Bart who has Kyle trapped in a net. He explains he has an "idea-ball to steal". He sneaks in and does just this and the manatees stop working. He then goes to the FOX president saying that he shouldn't be pushed around by manatees. He decides that he should pull the episode (however he finds this difficult).

Kyle has had a talk with Bart and has managed to break free after telling him he is on a slippery slope which will make him as horrible as Cartman. Cartman and Kyle then have a fight (which involves them slapping each other). They fight all the way across the studio (including smashing through the King of the Hill studios. Then Cartman says he gives up, but he kicks Kyle in the balls, knocking him down. However Bart shows up to help Kyle, and knocks Cartman out with his skateboard.

Kyle reaches the FOX president's office, telling him he shouldn't pull the episode. Cartman arrives with a gun, but after giving a small speech about not giving into terrorism, Kyle wins to Cartman's anger.

The episode airs, and all it features is Muhammed giving Peter Griffin a "salmon-football helmet".

Despite the scene not having been much, the terrorists retaliate with a short cartoon showing American people (such as the President and Tom Cruise) defecating on each other, as well as Jesus defecating on all of them and the American flag. The terrorist comments that was way funnier than Family Guy. In turn, it raises the question, "why is THAT okay to show, while an image of Muhammad, just standing there, looking normal, is not?"

Trivia

  • The use of a Terrance & Phillip's episode instead of the actual sequel to the episode is a reference to Terrance and Phillip in Not Without My Anus episode that was placed as a joke instead of the sequel to Cartman's Mom is Still a Dirty Slut.
  • President Bush is seen again in "Mystery of the Urinal Deuce" and "The Snuke". Where the media in real life portray him as an idiot, in this episode they have the press seen as the idiots instead.
  • The scenes with Muhammed in Family Guy were censored by Comedy Central.
  • Kyle and Cartman are the only regular characters to appear in this episode.
  • Muhammed has already appeared uncensored in South Park in "Super Best Friends".
  • During the fight between Cartman and Kyle a poster presenting "Cold Age: The Smackdown" (parody of "Ice Age: The Meltdown") is shown in the background.
Leftarrow "[[Cartoon Wars Part I]]" "Cartoon Wars Part II" "[[A Million Little Fibers]]" Rightarrow


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Story Elements

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Media

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Release

South Park: The Complete Tenth Season

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