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'''"Safe Space"''' is the fifth episode of [[Season Nineteen]], and the 262nd overall episode of ''[[South Park]]''. It aired on October 21, 2015.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s19e05-safe-space|title=Safe Space (Season 19, Episode 5) - Episode Guide|publisher=southparkstudios.com}}</ref>
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'''"Safe Space"''' is the fifth episode of [[Season Nineteen]], and the 262nd overall episode of ''[[South Park]]''. It aired on October 21, 2015.<ref name="SPS">{{cite web|url=https://southpark.cc.com/episodes/oeajfq/south-park-safe-space-season-19-ep-5|title=Safe Space (Season 19, Episode 5)|publisher=southparkstudios.com}}</ref>
   
 
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[[Eric Cartman|Cartman]] is the latest victim of body shaming.<ref name="SPS" />
[[Randy Marsh|Randy]] has to deal with uncomfortable confrontations every time he shops at the new [[Whole Foods Market|Whole Foods]]. [[Eric Cartman|Cartman]] seeks [[Butters Stotch|Butters]] help in making a safe space.
 
   
 
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{{spoiler}}[[Eric Cartman]] is shown crying after receiving negative comments for his appearance in a picture he posted online of himself wearing only underwear and lifting weights. [[PC Principal]] suggests having another student filter out negative comments on Cartman's social media accounts and having copies of only the positive comments on paper. Cartman agrees and asks [[Kyle Broflovski]], [[Wendy Testaburger]], and [[Butters Stotch]] to filter out the negative comments, with PC Principal threatening to give detention if they refuse. Kyle and Wendy refuse and are given two weeks of detention while Butters only agrees because his parents would ground him if he got detention.
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[[Eric Cartman]] is shown crying after receiving negative comments for his appearance in a picture he posted online of himself wearing only underwear and lifting weights. [[PC Principal]] suggests having another student filter out negative comments on Cartman's social media accounts and having copies of only the positive comments on the paper. Cartman agrees and asks [[Kyle Broflovski]], [[Wendy Testaburger]], and [[Butters Stotch]] to filter out the negative comments, with PC Principal threatening to give detention if they refuse. Kyle and Wendy refuse and are given two weeks of detention while Butters only agrees because his parents would ground him if he got detention.
   
 
Meanwhile, at [[Whole Foods Market]], Randy is pressured by a cashier to give additional money for poor starving children while paying for groceries. The cashier continues increasingly pressuring him to make donations in his subsequent visits until he finally makes a donation but is then pressured and embarrassed more by the cashier for only giving one dollar to charity.
 
Meanwhile, at [[Whole Foods Market]], Randy is pressured by a cashier to give additional money for poor starving children while paying for groceries. The cashier continues increasingly pressuring him to make donations in his subsequent visits until he finally makes a donation but is then pressured and embarrassed more by the cashier for only giving one dollar to charity.
   
[[PC Principal]] invites [[Steven Seagal]] to give a lecture on body shaming, and Seagal admits that he has also been a victim of body shaming like Cartman has been. PC Principal forces Butters to help Seagal in the same manner he has been helping Cartman. Eventually, Butters is filtering negative comments for an increasingly large number of people, including [[Demi Lovato]], plus-size models and [[Vin Diesel]]. He stays awake late at night and loses sleep filtering out negative comments on everyone's social media accounts.
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PC Principal invites [[Steven Seagal]] to give a lecture on body shaming and Seagal admits that he has also been a victim of body shaming like Cartman has been. PC Principal forces Butters to help Seagal in the same manner he has been helping Cartman. Eventually, Butters is filtering negative comments for an increasingly large number of people, including [[Demi Lovato]], plus-size models, and [[Vin Diesel]]. He stays awake late at night and loses sleep filtering out negative comments on everyone's social media accounts.
   
Randy films a public service announcement highlighting poor starving children in a shanty town showing his support to make the supermarket a safe space. Cartman, Randy, and others sing a "[[In My Safe Space|song]] " in a video montage about their safe space, with the song introducing a villain character named [[Reality]] who threatens to destroy their safe spaces. Randy and others make a new commercial to support a Shameless America campaign, where citizens are not criticized for any of their attributes or actions. In order to get the Whole Foods Market cashier to stop asking him for donations, Randy announces that he is hosting a charity dinner for Shameless America.
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Randy films a public service announcement highlighting poor starving children in a shantytown showing his support to make the supermarket a safe space. Cartman, Randy, and others sing a [[In My Safe Space|song]] in a video montage about their safe space, with the song introducing a villain character named [[Reality]] who threatens to destroy their safe spaces. Randy and others make a new commercial to support a Shameless America campaign, where citizens are not criticized for any of their attributes or actions. In order to get the Whole Foods Market cashier to stop asking him for donations, Randy announces that he is hosting a charity dinner for Shameless America.
   
 
Meanwhile, Butters begins having hallucinations where he sees Reality threatening him due to his lack of sleep and overexposure to negativity. This leads to him jumping out of a window at school and he is hospitalized. The charity dinner, hosted by model [[Gigi Hadid]], is disrupted by Reality who insults the guests and makes people realize Butters' condition. In response, they make a new PSA where the money raised from the charity is spent on [[Apple Inc.|iPads]] which are given to poor starving children so that they can filter negative comments from everyone's social media and give everyone a safe space. At the town center, the citizens opt to have Butters publicly execute Reality by hanging him in a gallows.
 
Meanwhile, Butters begins having hallucinations where he sees Reality threatening him due to his lack of sleep and overexposure to negativity. This leads to him jumping out of a window at school and he is hospitalized. The charity dinner, hosted by model [[Gigi Hadid]], is disrupted by Reality who insults the guests and makes people realize Butters' condition. In response, they make a new PSA where the money raised from the charity is spent on [[Apple Inc.|iPads]] which are given to poor starving children so that they can filter negative comments from everyone's social media and give everyone a safe space. At the town center, the citizens opt to have Butters publicly execute Reality by hanging him in a gallows.
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|review=This week's South Park took on the subject of shaming with some success -- specifically with Randy's storyline, which was highly amusing. Meanwhile, Cartman's fat shaming subplot was okay, but it felt incongruous with the aforementioned Randy storyline, resulting in a vague stance on the creators' part. However, this episode also included a catchy song-and-dance number, "Safe Space," which gave Cartman's storyline a boost. Meanwhile, "Reality" was a nonstarter.
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"Safe Space"
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Episode no. Season 19
Episode 5
Production no. 1905
Original airdate October 21, 2015
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"Safe Space" is the fifth episode of Season Nineteen, and the 262nd overall episode of South Park. It aired on October 21, 2015.[1]

Synopsis

Cartman is the latest victim of body shaming.[1]

Plot

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Plot details follow.

Eric Cartman is shown crying after receiving negative comments for his appearance in a picture he posted online of himself wearing only underwear and lifting weights. PC Principal suggests having another student filter out negative comments on Cartman's social media accounts and having copies of only the positive comments on the paper. Cartman agrees and asks Kyle Broflovski, Wendy Testaburger, and Butters Stotch to filter out the negative comments, with PC Principal threatening to give detention if they refuse. Kyle and Wendy refuse and are given two weeks of detention while Butters only agrees because his parents would ground him if he got detention.

Meanwhile, at Whole Foods Market, Randy is pressured by a cashier to give additional money for poor starving children while paying for groceries. The cashier continues increasingly pressuring him to make donations in his subsequent visits until he finally makes a donation but is then pressured and embarrassed more by the cashier for only giving one dollar to charity.

PC Principal invites Steven Seagal to give a lecture on body shaming and Seagal admits that he has also been a victim of body shaming like Cartman has been. PC Principal forces Butters to help Seagal in the same manner he has been helping Cartman. Eventually, Butters is filtering negative comments for an increasingly large number of people, including Demi Lovato, plus-size models, and Vin Diesel. He stays awake late at night and loses sleep filtering out negative comments on everyone's social media accounts.

Randy films a public service announcement highlighting poor starving children in a shantytown showing his support to make the supermarket a safe space. Cartman, Randy, and others sing a song in a video montage about their safe space, with the song introducing a villain character named Reality who threatens to destroy their safe spaces. Randy and others make a new commercial to support a Shameless America campaign, where citizens are not criticized for any of their attributes or actions. In order to get the Whole Foods Market cashier to stop asking him for donations, Randy announces that he is hosting a charity dinner for Shameless America.

Meanwhile, Butters begins having hallucinations where he sees Reality threatening him due to his lack of sleep and overexposure to negativity. This leads to him jumping out of a window at school and he is hospitalized. The charity dinner, hosted by model Gigi Hadid, is disrupted by Reality who insults the guests and makes people realize Butters' condition. In response, they make a new PSA where the money raised from the charity is spent on iPads which are given to poor starving children so that they can filter negative comments from everyone's social media and give everyone a safe space. At the town center, the citizens opt to have Butters publicly execute Reality by hanging him in a gallows.

Critical Reception

AV Club gave "Safe Space" a "B+" rating saying: "As cultural snipers, Trey Parker and Matt Stone have never been afraid to widen their rifle scopes during South Park. An episode may start out by making fun of a specific group of people before the creators step back for a more expansive field of vision, keeping their original targets in their crosshairs while setting their sights on some new folks, too. More often than not, these new targets end up being exactly the same as the old ones, even if it didn’t appear that way at first. It’s a strategy that, on top of being comedically surprising, often forces the viewer to keep their own feelings of superiority in check."[2]

IGN gave "Safe Space" a "7.3" rating saying: "This week's South Park took on the subject of shaming with some success -- specifically with Randy's storyline, which was highly amusing. Meanwhile, Cartman's fat-shaming subplot was okay, but it felt incongruous with the aforementioned Randy storyline, resulting in a vague stance on the creators' part. However, this episode also included a catchy song-and-dance number, "Safe Space," which gave Cartman's storyline a boost. Meanwhile, "Reality" was a nonstarter."[3]

References

  1905: "Safe Space" edit
Story Elements

TwitterWhole Foods MarketSteven Seagal • "In My Safe Space" • Vin Diesel • Shameless America • Demi Lovato • "Amazing Grace" • Reality • "Got To Be Real"

Media

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Release

South Park: The Complete Nineteenth Season

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