Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset
|"Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset"|
|South Park episode|
|Episode no.||Season 8
|Directed by||Trey Parker|
|Written by||Trey Parker|
|Original air date||December 1, 2004|
"Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset" is the twelfth episode in the eighth season of the American animated television series South Park. The 123rd episode of the series overall, it originally aired on Comedy Central in the United States on December 1, 2004. The episode was written and directed by series co-creator Trey Parker. The episode parodies Paris Hilton and sex tapes made by celebrities.
In the episode, the fourth-grade girls idolize the rich, famous, spoiled socialite Paris Hilton, many of them owning Hilton's brand new toy set came complete with a video camera, night vision filter, play money and a losable cell phone. Disturbed by the corruptive influence the trashy celebrity has on young girls in South Park, one of the town's citizens challenges her to a "whore-off."
A crowd are gathered to see Paris Hilton make an appearance at the local mall, where she announces the opening of a store called Stupid Spoiled Whore. Wendy is appalled by the blatant objectification of women, while her friends embrace the store. Later, at a friend's house, Wendy is confronted with the Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset. Wendy exits in horror, leaving her friends to recreate Hilton's sex tape. Meanwhile, Hilton is in fits over the suicide of her dog, Tinkerbell. In her throes of sorrow, she sees Butters, and wants him as her replacement pet, putting him in a bear costume and calling him "Mr. Biggles".
Wendy takes her father to the Stupid Spoiled Whore. While he is initially appalled, he is quickly manipulated by the overly sexual women into accepting the store. Bebe announces a Stupid Spoiled Whore party at her house, and they refuse to invite Wendy. Meanwhile, Butters introduces Hilton to his parents. Hilton offers them $200 million for Butters, who doesn't like the idea, but his parents insist on discussing it alone. They tell Butters that he needs to be able to match Hilton's offer himself if he wants to stay, and suggest he try coal mining, but he is unsuccessful. Upon seeing a photo album in Hilton's limousine, he discovers that all of Hilton's previous pets killed themselves.
Wendy seeks help from Mr. Slave to try to become like all the other girls. After explaining to Wendy that being a whore is something that can't be taught, he rushes to break up Bebe's party. Butters escapes from Hilton's captivity, and runs into the party. Hilton appears just in time to hear Mr. Slave telling all the girls that being a whore is not an enjoyable life and that Hilton is a nobody. The two then get into an argument over who is the bigger whore, which culminates in Hilton challenging Mr. Slave to a Whore-Off. Mr. Slave wins when he stuffs Hilton into his anus. Butters is happy to have escaped living with Hilton, but now must face the wrath of his parents. Inside Mr. Slave's colon, Hilton meets the Frog King, who sends her on a quest.
Paris Hilton reacted to the episode by saying, "I haven't seen it, but when people copy you, that's like the most flattering thing, so whatever people can say, I just laugh about it. It doesn't matter to me." To this, South Park co-creator Matt Stone reacted, "That shows just how fucked up she is. That's terrible that she's flattered by it." The British newspaper The Guardian has rated the episode as one of the top ten episodes of the 2000s.
"Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset", along with the thirteen other episodes from South Park's eighth season, was released on a three-disc DVD set in the United States on August 29, 2006. The set includes brief audio commentaries by series co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone for each episode. The episode was also released on the two-disc DVD set titled A Little Box of Butters.
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