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S19.E06: Tweek x Craig

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The news of a romantic relationship between Tweek and Craig hits South Park Elementary. Mr. Mackey tries to figure out who started the rumor. Meanwhile, Cartman, who struggles to understand his friends' relationship, finds he has an admirer of his own.

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Wow. The fans sure delivered for the Tweak/Craig fan art.

God, it feels like forever since Tweak was a big part in an episode. I did enjoy the throwback to the Tweak vs. Craig episode.

Poor Butters, still wearing a neckbrace from last week. But we did get to see him Skype with his Canadian girlfriend!

Only in Cartman's fucked-up psyche would Cupid Cartman get obsessed with him.

Moral of the episode: shippers be crazy.

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Really funny episode.  It was great seeing Tweek front and center, it’s been too long.

 

Cartman’s Cupid is always really funny.

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Examining one's own fandom is often a risky proposition for a TV show, but I thought this was reasonably successful.

 

"Cupid Me" was the the best part of one of the show's more lacklustre recent seasons, so I enjoyed his return here, though that sideplot was average on the whole.

 

In the department of minor continuity, neat seeing Butters talking on Skype with his Canadian girlfriend.

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"We've only had a Whole Foods for three weeks and we already have two gay kids. So cool."

 

It's official: All the girls at South Park Elementary are Slash fans. And so much real fan art. So much. The internet works quick. (that and being on the air for over 15 years helps, too)

 

Cupid Cartman falling in love with Real Cartman comes to no shock whatsoever. And you just have to wonder who actually sent the flowers.

 

I love how Butters is actually in a neck brace after what happened last week. Loved seeing him skype with his Canadian girlfriend.

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Yaoi is a rabbit hole I don't need to go down. It's weird stuff . . . for girls by girls. Of course everybody in town would be confused by it, save for the artists themselves. Speaking of which . . . nice that we have Asians in South Park. The others are a kid that got spotlighted in "Conjoined Fetus Lady" and a white dude with multiple personalities.

 

Continuity rears its head some more. Is Kenny working at City Wok full time now? I don't see him with the boys. And no wonder Tweek got shown last week. . . because he was spotlighted in this episode. Sucks that he's still drinks coffee. The kid needs decaf.

 

ETA: Of course Cartman's only admirer would be a figment of his imagination. Puberty is not going to be clean with him.

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I was laughing through Wendy's slideshow. Also at "Rape of Don King".  I remember when I first out Yaoi existed years ago. I wondered if girls being so into it was like guys liking two women together.

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Watching Tweek trying to put together a Lego made me laugh.  Anything the character does is funny because he's so high-strung.

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Cupid Cartman falling in love with Real Cartman comes to no shock whatsoever. And you just have to wonder who actually sent the flowers.

 

Cartman's got some issues. Especially when they showed he was talking to himself. I thought he was going to figure out he was actually gay. I didn't think the episode needed this sideplot though. 

 

When Wendy put up the poster that said "Yaoi", I said "uh oh." I did like that Kyle ended up researching it and explaining it to everyone. For some reason, giving them money all the time was really, really funny. 

 

Wait, I didn't even know Don King got raped!

 

Was all the Yaoi done by fans?! Because wow.

 

PC Principal is a great character, but he's got to go. I mean, he basically forced two of the kids to be gay. He drove Butters literally crazy and caused him serious harm. Not to mention he put Cartman in the hospital. I'm hoping my theory that Cartman is planning a long con is still on. I am thinking that this keeps getting progressively worse, and he gets all the kids involved. 

 

I do like that Whole Foods always makes an appearance. 

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I loved the yaoi. The Art was incredible and I laughed at how it affected the whole town before and after the break up and reunion.

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Examining one's own fandom is often a risky proposition for a TV show, but I thought this was reasonably successful.

 

"Cupid Me" was the the best part of one of the show's more lacklustre recent seasons, so I enjoyed his return here, though that sideplot was average on the whole.

 

In the department of minor continuity, neat seeing Butters talking on Skype with his Canadian girlfriend.

Wait, I am sheltered. Does this mean that there is a big amount of slash in South Park fandom? It shouldn't surprise me but it does.

I loved that Butters' Canadian girlfriend came back, I am enjoying the continuity this season.

The last song was probably one of my favorites ever on this show. I died with the karaoke video with the actors playing Craig and Tweak.

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This season has been such a delight and this episode was just awesome. We need to laugh about gay shit more often and relax a bit. This one made me proud.

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I really liked what they were doing with this.  Very very South Park to do a social commentary on Yaoi and acceptance that isn't actually about homosexuality at all.  However, it felt unresolved. They should accept that they're experimenting, or be clear they're not a couple, or lash out, or something.  This was just sad that they were being forced and I don't think that's a good long-term state for two side characters to be.  Even Butters gets up days.

 

SP is doing great work with season continuity, but this and PC Principal are two issues that really seem like they need to be handled by the finale.

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Interesting how Tweek wasn't tweaking as much after the fight. I don't know what this was supposed to mean or even if it was intentional.

I also wonder if PC Principal-Leslie is ever going to turn into something larger.

The Affirmative Consent part had me cracking up. I had to do a mandatory consent training workshop last year as a grad student. All the material assumed a heterosexual relationship and when I asked about applying certain aspects in gay ones, the presenter stumbled.

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Interesting how Tweek wasn't tweaking as much after the fight. I don't know what this was supposed to mean or even if it was intentional.

 

I think maybe it was intentional, because Tweek later told Craig that Craig was right, that he (Tweek) was capable of so much more. And Tweek's pulling off the "fight" was the thing that made Tweek feel that way. So I'm thinking the reduced tweaking was Tweek feeling more confident after pulling off the scene and making it believable like Craig said that he could do.

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I love how Craig was so stilted during the fight, and then Tweek gave an Emmy-winning performance.

 

And that the South Park guys essentially made the perfect Tweek/Craig fanvid with Say Something. Wow.

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All the material assumed a heterosexual relationship and when I asked about applying certain aspects in gay ones, the presenter stumbled.

 

Wow, in 2015? Really unprepared.

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So no one mentioned the genius of using "Book of Love" for the romantic Yaoi art musical montage.

 

I recognized the music but I didn't recall or never really listened to the lyrics.  They were so dumb that I wanted to find out what the real lyrics were.  Turns out, no satirical changes at all.  The book of love is dumb and boring, no one can lift the dam thing, and some of its just really dumb.

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So no one mentioned the genius of using "Book of Love" for the romantic Yaoi art musical montage.

 

I'm surprised that I hadn't. I, too, thought that song and montage was brilliant... however for some reason I thought that it was one of those songs that they made up themselves. I had no idea that it was a real song already out there.

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I just looked it up. It's Peter Gabriel.

 

Actually my hubby said that it was him singing when we were watching the show, but I was thinking "nah," and it didn't really register, because I was listening to the lyrics and smiling. He had no idea it was a real song though. He thought Peter Gabriel was just singing it for the show.

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I was just dying when they said let's pretend to break up. The girls were just going to keep drawing!

 

I'm not a Yaoi person, but I've been reading slash since the late 90's, and there's nothing more a slash writer likes than angst, so yeah, wasn't going to help them much.

 

I really enjoyed it because, as I've said, I've been reading slash since I was 13, and that basically nailed the vibe of it.

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Heh, rule 34.

 

When I was looking for good AwesomO images to make my Dragon*Con costume as close as possible a couple of years ago, I even accidentally found slash for that. (Specifically AwesomOCartman / Butters). The artistic rendering was very reminiscent of the slash art we saw in this episode actually.

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