Talk:Toilet Paper (South Park)

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Does anyone know the piece of music that is played as the boys TP Mrs: Drebel's house? - (talk) 02:48, 1 February 2008 (UTC) Adagio for strings —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:58, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Cultural References[edit]

Cite the following and they can return to the main article;

  • Josh's character is an obvious allusion to Sir Anthony Hopkin's character Hannibal Lecter from the Thomas Harris novels; particularly that of Silence of the Lambs
  • The scene in which the boys toilet paper Mrs. Dreibel's house is a reference to the film Platoon (Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings is playing in the background)
  • When Cartman takes Kyle on a boat ride in an attempt to kill him, the scene is an obvious reference to The Godfather Part 2, even using the theme from the film.
  • Real footage of figure skater Nancy Kerrigan screaming "Why!?..Why!?" after she was attacked.

Alastairward (talk) 16:58, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

Just watch the episode and the referenced works: the magic of primary sources. –OrangeDog (talkedits) 01:30, 27 January 2009 (UTC)
Please read WP:SYNTH and WP:NOR Alastairward (talk) 09:46, 27 January 2009 (UTC)
I'm having a hard time understanding why anyone would need "further proof" that Josh's character was anything but a reference/allusion/parody of Hannibal Lecter. The scene at the end of him in the exact same restraints being wheeled in should clear any doubt. Mind you it may not fall under 'culteral references' if it is merely parodying the character. Dakmordian 02:55, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
As above, please read WP:SYNTH and WP:NOR. Alastairward (talk) 11:37, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

I have, that's why I said I'm having a hard time figuring out how that has anything to do with referencing material that exists within the episode. Given the context, the above policies make absolutely no sense. Dakmordian (talk) 20:50, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

You're right, it's pretty obvious for the most of us. But the rules are the rules. And that makes sense. In other cases, there might be a million different opinions about the one and the same thing "obviously" being a parody of a million different things. To avoid these speculation wars, the thin red line is kept quite strictly here, and so the rule is: for anything that is not a simple fact within a fictional story ("Kyle wears a green hat"), but is a more complex story, symbol or thesis ("Kyle wears this green hat because he likes it"), you have to find a source elsewhere that you can cite. Then you can put it in.--JakobvS (talk) 15:46, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

And couldnt the seen on the boat be a parody of The talented mr rippley where a character is killed exactly the same way cartman attempted.And if no one else has noticed the last scene where josh is on the phone is from silence of the lambs also.Where lector rings up starling and says "Im having a old friend for dinner".--Chaos2501 (talk) 04:04, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

John Doe cultural reference[edit]

Decided to change that part because it didn't seem like a reference specifically to Se7en (talk) 18:50, 7 December 2010 (UTC)

It was uncited, so I removed it entirely. WikiuserNI (talk) 23:44, 7 December 2010 (UTC)

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