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Season 18 | Episode 4 | “Handicar” | Aired Oct 15, 2014

Easy to use! Cheaper than a taxi! The future of transportation! South Park brings you the Handicar!

But what is the Handicar? It is cutting-edge transportation brought to you by Timmy, who will exclusively chauffeur you across town via his wheelchair attached to a red wagon. Yup, it’s that kind of episode tonight, folks.


It’s all part of Timmy’s fundraising for next year’s summer camp for the disabled. But Mimsy and Nathan are not too keen on another year in summer camp.404Timmy2000-3

Timmy may be a successful entrepreneur, but every success makes some enemies. Even ones with a vocabulary limited to one word.

“C’mon, Mimsy, we have to make summer camp a thing of the past,” Nathan says as they get ready to sabotage Timmy’s business.

And Mimsy and Nathan aren’t the only critics of Timmy’s business. Cab drivers and car salesmen have been losing a lot of business to the Handicar. But now they, with the help of Mimsy and Nathan, are ready to take a stand.

The Union, consisting of cab drivers and car salesmen, break into Timmy’s room and break his legs to try and put an end to his successful business. But since he was already disabled, their efforts do nothing.

So Nathan comes up with a new plan. He calls Timmy and tells him to expand his business by letting others drive Handicars. People across town greet each other with a friendly, “Timmy!” as they transport commuters. Nathan becomes a driver himself, but his attempts at sexually harassing women to give the business a bad name goes awry pretty quickly.

503CrippleFightMeanwhile, Elon Musk unveils the new electric Tesla D, but when the majority of people say that Handicar is the future of transportation, Elon gets pretty ticked off and plans to stop all Handicar’s positive publicity with the help of Nathan and Mimsy.

Nathan challenges Timmy to a race on Saturday…part of “Wacky Races,” which is causing international crises. Treaties are being potentially broken, grocery stores are being ransacked (there seems to be a lot of that this season), and threats are being made all because of “Wacky Races.”

We watch the race like an episode of the old Saturday morning cartoon as the racers are announced.

Competing in this “Wacky Races” for the title of “The Future of Transportation” are:

  • The San Franciscan ride-sharing Lyft Car
  • The pay-by-the hour Zipcar driven by Matthew McConaughey
  • A standard taxi cab driven by an angry Russian
  • A Hummer salesman in his 2014 “No Class”
  • Elon Musk in his Tesla D
  • Neve Campbell in a Canadian concept vehicle
  • The Handicar driven by Timmy
  • A completely automated self-driving car from Japan
  • Dick Dastardly and Muttley

“All I know is if Dastardly and Muttley are up to their old tricks, there’s gonna be a lot of violence today,” Randy says to his middle-aged friends who are huddled around the TV in his living room with their cereal and jammies.  200 (2)

The race begins, and the cars jockey to pick up an elderly lady, their passenger. The Hummer salesman picks her up first, but Elon blows up the vehicle and takes her. That is until the Russian cab driver snatches the passenger and forces her to watch Jimmy Fallon in the cab. But Dastardly cuts down a tree, which falls on the cab and the self-driving car crashes right into that. So Timmy’s Handicar gets the old lady, and he takes off. Meanwhile, Mimsy and Nathan are run over by a gaggle of Handicars, but it barely slows them down. Mimsy attempts to blow up Timmy, and instead blows up the Zipcar. This opens a wormhole with Matthew McConaughey in it as he floats away. Totally makes sense. And finally, Timmy wins the race and becomes the fundraising champion with $2.3 billion raised after selling the Handicar rights to Elon Musk.


“This is sure to be the best summer camp ever,” the counselor announces as the kids cheer.

So in his final effort to get out of going to summer camp, Nathan tells his mother he doesn’t want to go. But she pretends not to understand him so she can go on a trip to Italy over the summer. Poor, Nathan!

The Tally

Funniest line of the show: “The future of transportation is the electric car, not wheelchairs!” -Elon Musk

Nathan and Elon Musk say: Slap! “Shut up, Mimsy!”

Uncontrollable laughter: Matthew McConaughey is a Handicar driver…and has been doing it even before getting paid to do it.

McConaughey says:

  • “Sometimes, you gotta go forward by goin’ backward.”200 (3)
  • “Are we drivin’ cars or are cars drivin’ us?”
  • “Mimsy!”

Where’s Cartman? The same place as Stan, Kenny, and Kyle, who were absent from this episode.  We miss you, boys!

On a side note: The connecting episodes were fun while they lasted, but this episode did not take off from where last week’s episode ended. Oh, Lorde, we hardly knew ye!

 South Park, rated TV-MA, airs Wednesdays at 10/9C on Comedy Central.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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