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Season 18 | Episode 5 | “The Magic Bush” | Aired Oct 29, 2014

The show starts with a sing-songy “Lu, lu, lu, lu, lu, lu,” and we all know that only means one thing: Butters is back to be the show stealer he is. And this time, he’s using his father’s drone to take pictures. Neato!  200 (9)

He shows Cartman the flying drone in his garage but warns Cartman not touch it because it’s his dad’s drone. But Cartman wants to spy on people. Of course!

Cartman promises not to tell anybody and takes the drone to his house where he has Kenny waiting. The three boys watch from Cartman’s bedroom window as they use the drone to fly around the neighborhood and spy on Craig Tucker. They record Mrs. Tucker getting undressed until Mr. Tucker discovers the drone. He rushes to the Stotch household because he knows Mr. Stotch is the only person in the neighborhood with a drone.

“Now, hold on. I am a drone hobby enthusiast. I would never use my drone in a way that contradicts the drone hobbyist code of conduct,” Mr. Stotch says, completely oblivious to what the boys did.

200 (8)While waiting for the school bus, Cartman swears Kenny to secrecy about the drone. Naturally, when Kyle and Stan come over, Cartman offers to show them nude photos of Craig’s mom, which he says he “downloaded from the Internet.”

Roger Donovan (no, that name isn’t supposed to ring a bell) starts a neighborhood watch: “Anyone can get a drone off Amazon for 200 bucks, and there’s no laws, and the whole thing is pretty damn hairy.” To protect the neighborhood from drones, they use neighborhood watch drones to patrol the community.

Meanwhile Mr. Stotch, convinced that his drone “flies by itself,” attempts to return it to the neighborhood hobby shop, but they will not accept it. 200 (7)

At the same time, Mr. Tucker rushes to the police station and demands they outlaw drones after he catches the neighborhood watch drones flying past his and his wife’s window.

What is Randy up to while this is going on? Well, Randy is using his neighborhood watch drone to inappropriately spy on some neighbors. But the police drones catch him and shoot down his neighborhood watch drone. News 4 reports, “Shock and outrage all over the state tonight after an on-duty police drone chased and shot down and unarmed civilian drone. And worst of all, the civilian drone was black.” 200 (5)

Mr. Stotch visits Randy and insists that drones have minds of their own. “I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to feel unenthused about this hobby,” Mr. Stotch says with extra stubble visible on his face.

And no episode would be complete this season without riots! The town sets their shops on fire in protest of the police.

200 (6)A 20/20 reporter sits down with Mrs. Tucker to talk about her situation, until Mr. Stotch cuts into the broadcast, revealing that his drone recorded her and uploaded the video without his knowledge. He says that the video has over three-hundred million views, but no one says they’ve watched it. “So if none of us watched it, who did?” Spooky music plays like it’s an old episode of The Twilight Zone. He speaks into the camera. Mr. Stotch demands they find a way to get rid of the drones—before the drones destroy them.

Butters insists they stop the drones. Cartman tells him the only way is with Mr. Stotch’s drone. They get the drone and rope an inflatable doll made to look like Mrs. Tucker to it, because as Cartman says, “If there’s one thing drone’s can’t resist, it’s Craig’s mom.” All the drones get tricked into following the doll away from the town. The episode ends with a dinner in honor of Mrs. Tucker.

Best of episode 5:

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Oh, Cartman: “Butters, we live in a world where privacy is gone, okay?”

JLaw would so approve: “You can get on the Internet right now and look at that chick from Hunger Games‘ butthole. We can either all freak out about it or we can calm down about it.”

The link: While the link in this show to previous episodes may not be as pronounced as the continuation in episodes 2 and 3, where the shows begins where the previous week left off, this episode featured a “Ciss” bathroom sign, a direct reference to episode 3. Gotta love Easter eggs for us loyal South Park season 18 fans!

Butters says the darndest things: “Thank you, Eric. I screwed up everything, but now everyone’s happy.”

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 South Park 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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