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* Cartman's delusion that he is a Vietnamese prostitute, and subsequent dialogue, is a reference to the [[film|movie]] ''[[Full Metal Jacket]].'' Trey Parker has claimed that [[Stanley Kubrick]] is one of his favorite directors and several homages to other Kubrick films have been in other episodes.
 
* Cartman's delusion that he is a Vietnamese prostitute, and subsequent dialogue, is a reference to the [[film|movie]] ''[[Full Metal Jacket]].'' Trey Parker has claimed that [[Stanley Kubrick]] is one of his favorite directors and several homages to other Kubrick films have been in other episodes.
   
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*When the boys recieve the Terence and Phillip dolls when stan is holding them they are both blue but when they are about to leave the second blue doll turns red.
 
*When the boys recieve the Terence and Phillip dolls when stan is holding them they are both blue but when they are about to leave the second blue doll turns red.
   

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"Cow Days"

"Cow Days" is the 26th episode of Comedy Central's animated series South Park. It originally aired on September 30, 1998.

Plot synopsis

The episode begins on a game show, with a couple winning a trip to South Park for the "Cow Days" festival. Though this was far from what they hoped for in a prize, they decide to try to enjoy it anyway. Meanwhile, the boys (Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman) are at the carnival, but find it far less than satisfactory. They finally find something enjoyable, however, in a ball-throwing game that allows them the chance to win a pair of Terrance and Phillip dolls (which Stan and Kyle at first suspect to be fake, even though the Carny insists they're made in Canada and that "Terense and Phillup" are Terrance and Phillip's signatures), but the game is rigged and cannot be won (to win, the balls must be thrown through Jennifer Love Hewitt's mouth, but they do not fit). It is very expensive, costing $5 for three balls (or 2 of Kenny's precious food stamps) and the fact the game cannot be won makes it a cash-guzzling scam. The boys also don't notice the sexual nature of the game. At first, Kyle tries to call shenanigans on them, but the carny running the stall has cleverly replaced the boy's third try with a ball small enough to fit through the hole and Kyle is unable to justify his Shenanigans. After Kyle wins and Barbrady is gone, the carny goes back on his word and tells them they have to win seven times to get the dolls, so they decide to enter Cartman in the bull-riding contest to try to win $5,000, enough money to play until they get the dolls (Cartman has to do it because he spent all the money Kyle's mother gave them on very lame rides).

Meanwhile, all the cows in the town discover the festival's symbol, a giant cow-shaped clock which moos every hour; they carry it off, start their own Cult, and begin to worship it as a god. The visitors from the contest are accused of stealing the cows and the clock and are thrown in jail.

During practice for the bull-riding contest, Cartman is thrown and hits his head. He is then diagnosed with a peculiar state of amnesia, believing himself to be a Vietnamese prostitute named Ming Li, as he goes up to random people offering "Sucky, Sucky? 5 dorra!" or "Faki, Faki, 10 dorra!". He enters the contest anyway, and manages to win. After an overnight stay with Leonardo DiCaprio, Cartman finally gets his memory back.

The leaders of the town find the cows and confront them, and tell them to go back to their proper places in society; however, the cows, in a cult-like fashion, commit mass suicide. The people of the town are powerless to stop them, and mourn the cows' sad action. Back at the carnival, the Toss-A-Ball Carny decides to just let the boys buy the dolls rather than play for them. But when the boys discover that the dolls are not authentic but cheap knock-offs (as the boys originally suspected), Kyle calls Shenanigans on the game. His call of Shenanigans makes everyone else realise how stupid and lame the carnival is, leading to a riot which destroys the entire carnival.

As for the two out-of-towners who were thrown in jail, the townspeople forget about them, and they starve to death in prison. A plan to cover up the deaths is arranged, and thus ends the Cow Days Festival.

Kenny's Death

Impaled through the head on the right horn of a bull "Ming Li" was riding, after it threw him off and crashed through a wooden fence. It was altered in the scene where stan and kyle tried to get Cartman on a real bull, it bucked him off and Kenny uttered the muffled phrase "oh my god, you killed Cartman!"

Trivia

  • When the limo pulls up to the boys you can see an alien driving it.

Cultural References

  • Cartman's delusion that he is a Vietnamese prostitute, and subsequent dialogue, is a reference to the movie Full Metal Jacket. Trey Parker has claimed that Stanley Kubrick is one of his favorite directors and several homages to other Kubrick films have been in other episodes.

Fuck up

  • When the boys recieve the Terence and Phillip dolls when stan is holding them they are both blue but when they are about to leave the second blue doll turns red.

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