Titties and Dragons
In the conclusion of a three-part storyline, the children of South Park are split into two factions over whether to purchase bargain-priced Microsoft Xbox Ones or Sony PlayStation 4s at an upcoming Black Friday sale at the South Park Mall, a schism that sees best friends Stan Marsh (PS4) and Kyle Broflovski (Xbox) on opposite sides.
As the PS4 faction turn their attention to the Red Robin restaurant, which serves as a side entrance into the mall, the Xbox One faction arrives to announce they wish to join the PS4 ranks. Though Stan does not trust them, Cartman and Kyle say they have a way to monopolize the Red Robin: by renting it out for a wedding party.
Cartman and Stan, who are having a private talk in the "Garden of Andros", are interrupted by the elderly owner, who informs Stan of the true intentions of the Xbox faction: they have merely feigned surrender in order to lock the PS4 faction in the Red Robin while they retrieve their consoles. Stan is further angered to be told that this was Kyle's idea. To prevent Stan from informing his allies of this, Cartman defecates in the old man's yard and frames Stan for it, resulting in Stan being grounded. When Kyle learns of this, he tries to explain his actions to Stan but he is promptly sent away.
As Randy Marsh's mall security guards deal with the increasing shopper violence, George R. R. Martin arrives at the mall to cut the ribbon that will open the mall for the Black Friday sale. However, he stalls by regaling the agitated crowd with musings on his penis. An impatient shopper charges forward, slices off Martin's penis, and cuts the ribbon, allowing the crowd into the mall, leading to mass deaths.
In the Red Robin, Kyle, Kenny and their allies turn on Cartman and his faction, revealing that they are no longer Xbox supporters. The standoff is then interrupted by Bill Gates and the head of Sony. The Sony executive is brutally killed by Gates, who announces that Xbox is victorious. The children journey through the blood-and-corpse-covered mall to purchase their Xbox Ones. While playing with his new console, Cartman realizes that he wishes to play outside, saying that their improvised Game of Thrones role-playing over the past few weeks has been filled with so much the drama, action and romance that they do not need Microsoft or Sony to have fun.
Behind The Scenes
- Originally, this episode focused on recruiting factions, but the writers tried it and didn’t like it... It didn’t feel like Game of Thrones.
- The sword fight between Butters and Scott Malkinson required special battle poses.
- In an original draft of the script, Kenny recruited Underpants Gnomes and Cartman recruited Crab People.
- From Matt and Trey: "In Game of Thrones, whenever you see two people walking in a garden, you’re like... 'Oh boy, here we go.'"
- According to the writers: “Game of Thrones basically goes scene to scene, betrayal to betrayal. It's just a betrayal fest."
- It wasn’t until Tuesday (the day before air) that the writers added the Japanese Kenny anime scene.
- Full lyrics to the Princess Kenny theme song: "Ima Kaiobi desu. Princess Kenny Korosu. Naze matta? Naze Osoi? Kenny Chan kawai- Princessssuuuuuu!"
- The writers almost ended this episode with Princess Kenny having crazy powers and blowing away entire armies. Instead, they decided his superpower is... he’s super cute.
- Yes, that is Trey Parker doing ALL the a cappella parts of the Wiener Song.
Pop Culture References
- Bill Gates has appeared twice in South Park. He first debuted in South Park's movie Bigger, Longer and Uncut (where he's shot). And later in Season 5's "The Entity".
- According to Trey and Matt: “We get to see Bill Gates, who we actually killed in the South Park Movie...but...whatever. He’s back.”
- Yes, that's an Orgazmo poster on the door in Cartman's room. Orgazmo was Trey and Matt’s first movie -- it premiered in '97, the same year that "South Park" debuted.
- The title "A Song of Ass and Fire" is a parody of "A Song of Ice and Fire"- the original name of the book series Game of Thrones is based on.
- When asked about his character in South Park, "Game Of Thrones" creator George R. R. Martin said: "I’ve been told [my] character in South Park is obsessed with weenies. I have to deny this as a scurrilous rumor. I have nothing against weenies, weenies are fine. But I am not obsessed with weenies. I am definitely on the boobies side of the equation. Boobies, not weenies."
- This episode (and the previous two episodes: Black Friday and A Song of Ass and Fire are based on the popular HBO series "Game of Thrones".
- The instrumental Game of Thrones-style intro to this episode is the first time EVER that they didn't use some variation of South Park's theme song.
- These holiday shoppers parody White Walkers from Game of Thrones. Did you catch the dead Miss Stephenson in the crowd?
- After 17 years, we finally learn the full names of the Reporter (Niles Lawton) and the News Anchors (Tom and Tammy Thompson). Tom Thompson made his debut as Channel 4's news anchor in Season 13’s "The F Word".
- In addition to Game of Thrones style decorations, there's a lot of wiener art in the background.
- Bill Gates was already Murdered in the Southpark movie, by the U.S. Army.