|Written By||Trey Parker|
|Original Air Date||2018-12-12|
- 1 Official Description
- 2 Full Description
- 3 What I Learned Today
- 4 Memorable Quotes
- 5 Songs
- 6 Characters
- 7 Locations
- 8 Continuity Nods
- 9 Behind The Scenes
- 10 Pop Culture References
- 11 Bonus Factoids
- 12 Season 22
This week the Amazon workers are still on strike and now no one is getting their Christmas packages. Despite the chaos at the Amazon Fulfillment Center, the Bike Parade is still on. The boys’ chance of winning is in jeopardy when Kenny resists commercialism in solidarity with the striking workers.
Employees working at South Park's new Amazon fulfillment center continue to strike in response to the poor working conditions. They are led by Josh Carter, a former boxer, or "fulfiller" at the center who was accidentally attacked by a rogue inventory robot and compressed into a small Amazon box. However, the Mole People former employees at the South Park Mall have agreed to work at the center as temporary employees. As a result, fourth graders Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick are pleased to see that they are finally receiving the items they purchased on that company's website for the town's upcoming bike parade, where they hope to win first prize. Amazon's founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, who is depicted as one of the alien Talosians from the original 1965 Star Trek pilot "The Cage", observes these developments through cameras in citizens' Amazon Echo smart speakers. He has Josh kidnapped, and tells a group of small children that Josh's box holds their Christmas gifts, prompting them to rip it open. This causes his compressed opens to explode outward, killing him. Bezos' ally, Mayor McDaniels, who convinced Bezos to open the fulfillment center in South Park, witnesses this and is horrified.
Kenny's father, Stuart McCormick, is angered that his son is not boycotting Amazon in solidarity with the strikers. As a result of this, Kenny becomes disillusioned with the commercialism in which he has participated, and tells his friends he will not join them in the bike parade, prompting their fear that they cannot win it without him. When the center's floor manager, Stephen Stotch, learns that Josh has been kidnapped, he continues to feel torn between supporting the workers and his family, especially his son, Butters, who is overjoyed to receive a new bike for the parade.
Tegridy Farms, the cannabis farm owned by Stan's father Randy, whose profitability has been damaged by the strike, suddenly sees an increase in business as the strikers come to him for marijuana to relieve their stress. When he is daunted by competition from other farms, Randy's friend Towelie suggests that they use the e-scooters that began appearing in South Park on Halloween in the episode The Scoots so that Tegridy Farms can offer its own delivery to customers.
The boys scheme to force the parade's cancellation by publicly accusing it of being "insensitive". However, when they shop for materials to make signs for their awareness campaign, they discover that the fulfillment center has forced the closure of all the town's local businesses, a development for which McDaniels is overcome with guilt. When Santa Claus arrives in town, the possibility of his solving the crisis with Christmas magic is raised, but when he learns that his fellow Christmas character Mr. Hankey was driven out of town for inappropriate tweets (in the episode The Problem with a Poo), he angrily leaves town as quickly as he arrived.
The boys go to City Hall to demand the bike parade's cancellation, but find Bezos sitting at McDaniels' desk. Bezos says that the parade was useful to him, as it increased local purchases at Amazon.com, and led all the townsfolk who wanted "fulfillment" to go to work at the fulfillment center. He orders his Alexa unit to kill Kenny, because he sees Kenny's "socialist" activism as a threat. However, the entire town's citizenry shows up at City Hall, where Randy tells Bezos that they now all have "Tegridy", and have all quit the fulfillment center. The bike parade goes on as planned, with Cartman pulling Kenny's coffin on his bike, as the town returns to normal.
What I Learned Today
Behind The Scenes
Where Did The Idea Come From
Pop Culture References
The annual bike parade was sponsored by Tegridy Farms, City Wok and La Taco.
The local children were featured in the parade with various bike themes and designs.
Wendy Testaburger -- Recycling-Themed
Heidi Turner -- Flowers
Tweek Tweek and Craig Tucker -- Candy-Themed couples bike
Clyde Donovan -- American Football
Kyle Brosfloski -- Dragon
Stan Marsh -- Rockets
Eric Cartman -- Kenny's coffin
Kevin Stoley -- Tiger
Bebe Stevens -- Brown horse
Theresa -- White horse
The Goth Kids -- Gothic-Themed
Red -- Unicycle
Jimmy Valmer -- Racing-Themed
Annie Knitts -- Aquatic-Themed
Butters Stotch -- Golden chariot
DogPoo Petuski -- American flags
David Rodriguez -- Mexican-Themed
Francis -- Space-Themed