The Secrets of
"The Tooth Fairy's Tats 2000"

by Wild Willie Westwood, with sources from all over the Web


"Tats" - comes from "tit for tat" (this for that). Pluralize the phrase, and you get "tits for tats." Tits!

"Tit" was one of the Seven Forbidden Words for television. The others are piss, cock, shit, fuck, bitch, and asshole. But asshole and bitch have been used for quite some time now, and shit was used on CBS in context.

A new facial expression appears: that of the eyes shut intently (Butters averting his gaze, Cartman analyzing the tiger teeth).

Methinks Jennifer Howell has taken the role of Liane Cartman. Bebe didn't speak once, but Jennifer's name is listed in the voices.

The Wall Street Journal (4/7/2000) reports that Dreamcasts are selling for $199 plus tax. Cartman, having lost 112 teeth and getting money for each tooth, should have had enough for the Dreamcast easily. Stan notes that they are $167 away from a Sega.

Cartman throws his pillow off his bed, but it magically pops back on the bed in the next scene.

Timmy! This is Timmy, the newest student in Mr. Garrison's class. He is mentally retarded and in a wheelchair. Still, he is happy to be himself. And he has a pedigree. Around this time last year (May 8, 1999), The New York Observer reported that the mischievous duo (Trey Parker and Matt Stone) had backed a Daily Show-type pilot, "How's Your News?", featuring reporters with various developmental disabilities. The reporter in the wheelchair is named Larry Perry. Read below, and if you'd like, send a contributuion to:

Camp Jabberwocky
MV Cerebral Palsy Camp
P.O. Box 1357, Vineyard Haven 02568

The New York Observer, Saturday, May 8, 1999

Twenty-eight-year-old Yalie Arthur Bradford’s new project, How’s Your News?, is a lot like other sarcastic interview shows (à la The Daily Show) depending on offbeat examples of Americana for subject matter. But what makes this show different from anything else is that its reporters all suffer from some developmental disabilities. And what makes this even more exciting and volatile is that South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s names are inextricably bound to the pilot. In fact, it was their encouragement (financial and otherwise) that helped get the pilot off the ground.
It all began at Camp Jabberwocky on Martha’s Vineyard, a camp for adults with mental and physical disabilities where Mr. Bradford–like a lot of other socially conscious lads from "good families"–has worked, lo, these many summers. One day, Mr. Bradford introduced a video camera to his campers and the campers went nuts. "For them, the novelty was just seeing themselves on TV," Mr. Bradford said. "And it had a practical benefit of helping them speak better."
Mr. Bradford was enlisted by the camp to create a promotional tape, which ultimately made it into the hands of Mr. Stone and Mr. Parker. "They just really connected with it," Mr. Bradford said. "This was before South Park really existed. Then when South Park hit it big, they had the means to put up the money for the show."
The half-hour pilot was made by Mr. Bradford over three weeks of traveling from Maine to New York with some of his campers. How’s Your News? played at the New York Underground Film Festival in February and will air on Channel 4 in Britain later this summer. If Mr. Bradford’s luck continues, it may end up on HBO or the Independent Film Channel.
The two main interviewers in the pilot are Sean Costello, who has Down’s syndrome, and Bobby Bird.
In one segment, Mr. Bird interviews strangers speaking in a brand of gibberish that only he can understand. "His inflections are such that you think he’s saying something meaningful," Mr. Bradford said. "It’s very disconcerting. He’s old, too. Close to 50. So he comes up to people and says this string of nonsense, and he has a smile on his face and he seems to be asking a question and then the epiphany is–and this is the nice thing about the whole project–that if they just smile and talk to him, they can actually have a conversation with him. He understands everything other people say."
Some people might call this show, oh, I don’t know, tasteless.
"That’s the question that everyone always brings up," Mr. Bradford said. "It’s possible that such a thing could be exploitive, but I think because of the fact that the people that worked on the show for so long, it makes it different. They’re our friends. I don’t have any interest in making them look foolish. And also in there’s a certain amount of laughing at themselves. To call a show like this offensive is to deny that these people understand what they are doing and that they have a sense of humor about themselves."
Perhaps because of concerns about taste, Messrs. Parker and Stone (who are masters of what we used to call "sick humor") are laying low on the promotional front. But their South Park is still running on Comedy Central–just barely. [Comedy Central, 45, 10 P.M.]

TV Guide Online

South Park Adds Disabled Character
Thursday, April 06, 2000

What's with South Park co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and their seeming preoccupation with mentally retarded people?
Around this time last year, The New York Observer reported that the mischievous duo had backed a Daily Show-type pilot featuring reporters with various developmental disabilities. Now they're introducing a new character on South Park, Timmy, who is mentally retarded and in a wheelchair.
"Some people will misconstrue him, but we really do have a point to make with him," Parker told London's Daily Star while promoting the DVD release of South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut in the UK. "He's happy to be him. That's what's so cool about him."
Timmy, who made his debut on Comedy Central in a cameo during last night's episode, will soon become a major character on the show. An episode is already in the works with Timmy as the central figure.
Parker and Stone, who recently showed up at the Academy Awards dressed in evening gowns, are known for thumbing their noses at societal conventions. A Comedy Central spokeswoman says the duo just want to portray Timmy as part of the gang and not as the subject of cruel schoolyard humor. "They have very good intentions for Timmy," she tells TV Guide Online. "Timmy just happens to be in a wheelchair and screams his name every time he hears it. It's very funny."

— Rich Brown

Today's Lunch Menu

Broccoli w/Cheese
Sauce
Pickle Spear
Milk

First, Stan got his knees in "Two Guys Naked In A Hot Tub" Now the others get theirs. Does this mean that the bottoms of their shoes will no longer be seen when they sit on the bus and in their desks? Or on the sofas?

When the boys begin walking in Cherry Creek Cartman is the third one in line, so Stan and Kyle look to their left to pay attention to him as he talks. The question is, why does Kenny?

The house the boys visit is varied enough to remind one of the former Ramsey house in Boulder, CO.

When the kids reach the house, a mansion reminiscent of the Baldwin manor in South Park: Bigger, Longer, & Uncut is seen across the street, only this manor is brick red.

One or two of Loogie's boys come off sounding like Underpants Gnomes.

Loogie's Ristorante address: 714. Loogie is based on Don Corleone in The Godfather, raspy voice and all. Loogie returns as Luigi in the sixth season when the boys choose a new friend after they get tired of Butters.

Loogie is an equal-opportunity employer. One of Loogies's fairies is Timmy!

Kenny wears the same suit Marc Shaiman wore to the Oscars, minus the outer fur coat.

The UN building interior is recycled to be the ADA convention hall.

Here's the actual solution to the algebra problem the chicken-squirrel is trying to solve. It should become apparent to anyone who has taken Algebra I that the solution the chicken-squirrel comes up with is just wrong. Not even the steps it takes to get at the answer are right. The chicken-squirrel has a poor understanding of algebra!

Start:(2x + 4y - (6 + 3z)) = (2y - 3z + 2)
Consolidate:2x + 4y - 6 - 3z = 2y - 3z + 2
Eliminate -3z:2x + 4y - 6 = 2y + 2
Add 6 - 2y to both sides:2x + 4y - 6 + 6 - 2y = 2y + 2 + 6 - 2y
Add like terms:2x + (4y - 2y) + (6 - 6) = (2y - 2y) + (2 + 6)
Simplify:2x + 2y = 8
Divide both sides by 2:x + y = 4
Or:y = -x + 4

The kid in the middle of the group 8-year-old Chef encounters is wearing an Alvin (of Alvin and the Chipmunks) shirt.

What is Kyle reading?

WhereTitleAbstract
At the cafeteriaSpace-Time and Quantum Theory"Dude, this book says there could be infinite alternate realities to every reality."
At Cartman's houseTaoism and Zen Philosophy"Oh my God, this book says that negative and positive are the same thing; that real and not real are one."
At Cartman's house, while the human-interet story airsDescartes"Dude, this book says I don't exist unless I think I do. But what if I don't [think I do]?"

Kyle's last existential question: "Light is a wave unless it's observed? That means all matter is just a wave." This is basically wave-particle duality, which is covered in the first book Kyle reads.

Behind Kyle and the hot tub, Cartman's toys can be seen arranged in a display case.

When Billy sees Cartman with the $600, his blanket turns yellow.

When Kyle's head appears and begins to warp itself and the space it is in, Primus' "Welcome To This World," (or is it "Pork Soda?") from the album Pork Soda plays in the background. Contrary to some opinions, Kyle does not turn into the half-chicken/half-squirrel.

There's probably a reason why this episode was renumbered 402 instead of 401: in episode 204 Chef says, "There's a time and a place for everything, and it's called 'college.'" Now, in episode 402, he asks them what he's said about drugs.

The scene where Kyle's fetus floats against the starry sky comes from the last scene in 2001: A Space Odyssey, in which a fetus — a Star Child — with Mission Commander Dave Bowman's features floats in an amniotic sphere on a bed, then next to Earth, and finally alone on the screen.