- Simpsons Already Did It
Infobox Television episode
Title = Simpsons Already Did It
Series = South Park
Caption = The Sea People build a statue honoring their god.
Season = 6
Episode = 86
June 26, 2002
Production = 607
Episode list = List of "South Park" episodes
Season list = Infobox South Park season 6 episode list
"Simpsons Already Did It" is the seventh episode in the sixth season of the
Comedy Centralseries " South Park". It originally aired on June 26, 2002.
This episode was inspired by the fact that The Simpsons did in fact beat the creators of South Park to an idea. In the episode
The Wacky Molestation AdventureCartman was supposed to block out the sun. However, one writer revealed that "The Simpsons already did it." In response to this episode, the creators of The Simpsons added a scene in The Bart of War, where Bart and Milhouse watch an episode of "South Park" and ironically criticize the fact that adults are voicing the child characters.Fact|date=August 2008
Cartman excitedly shows Kyle, Stan, and Tweek an advertisement he found for "Sea People" (a parody of
Sea-Monkeys). Cartman (led along by images from the advert) imagines them to be a race of fish-form people similar to mermaids who will "take me away from this crappy god damn planet full of hippies." He convinces everyone, including a very skeptical Kyle, to chip in so they can buy them.
That night, Cartman dreams (and sings) about going to live among the Sea People, so that by the time morning comes he is very worked up about it and thus quite disappointed when the Sea People turn out to be nothing more than
brine shrimp. In order to get at least "some" amusement from their purchase, the boys decide to put them in Ms. Choksondik's coffee. She then dies (as had been announced in the previous episode two months before).
Upon hearing on TV that
semenhad been discovered in the teacher's stomach, the boys come to the conclusion that they inadvertently killed Ms. Choksondik with their "sea men." That night, they go to the morgue to steal the sea men evidence, fearful that they'll "find the women too!" Eventually, Chef explains to them that there is a difference between "sea men/semen" and "Sea People", and that the brine shrimp couldn't have killed their teacher. By this time, the semen they recovered had been added to the Sea People remaining in Cartman's aquarium. To his extreme surprise, when Cartman wakes up the next morning he discovers that the semen have caused the Sea People to rapidly evolve into a thriving society of about Sumerian or Babylonian technological advancement, which leads him to propose his own Theory of Composite Dynamics: "Sea-People + Sea-men = Sea-Ciety."Meanwhile, Butters, in his evil alter-egopersona Professor Chaos, is still trying to figure out a way to bring disarray to the town. When he plots to block out the sun, his assistant, General Disarray, informs him that it mirrors a plot of Mr. Burns' from " The Simpsons". Frustrated, Butters abandons the idea and instead decides to cut the head off of the town's central statue — which mirrors Bart Simpson's decapitation of Springfield's Jebediah Springfield statue. On the news report, the newscaster interprets Butters' vandalism as a homage to "The Simpsons" and even reports that the police are not going to investigate the crime because they want the statue to remain headless as a tribute to "The Simpsons". Butters continues to devise other, increasingly outlandish, evil schemes, but Dougie keeps pointing out that every one of Butters' plans have also already been done on "The Simpsons".
In an attempt to come up with an original evil plot, Butters watches every single episode before introducing his newest evil plan: build a machine that replaces the cherry centers of chocolate covered cherries with rancid mayonnaise (a plot that Dougie/General Disarray dismisses as being too unoriginal to appear on "The Simpsons"). Right as Butters is about to put his device into use, a "Simpsons" commercial announces that Bart is going to do the exact same thing in that night's episode. Butters has a nervous breakdown and begins to picture the town in the animation style of "The Simpsons".
Back at the Cartman household, the boys have bought more Sea People, a larger aquarium, and several gallons of semen. Their Sea-Ciety continues to evolve, into an Ancient Greek-esque civilization, and much to Cartman's delight they begin to worship him as a god, even building a statue.
Stan and Kyle invite Butters, along with others, to come see the aquarium. Hysterical, Butters realizes that the Sea-Ciety plot is very similar to that of the "
Treehouse of Horror VII" short "The Genesis Tub", wherein Lisa Simpsonbrings to life a civilization in a tooth. The boys don't see much problem with this, noting that in its long run "The Simpsons" has done "everything", so worrying about that is pointless. Chef then points out that they in turn borrowed their ideas from elsewhere. Butters understands and everyone quickly returns to their normal appearance. At that point, Butters happily leaves, getting ready to wreak havoc once again, in which everyone proudly compliment him to do so. Meanwhile the Sea People on the other side of the aquarium begin to worship Tweek, leading to a holy war, complete with suicide bombings. Only minutes later they develop nuclear weapons and completely destroy themselves and the tank.
* [http://www.southparkstudios.com/guide/607 Simpsons Already Did It] on the South Park Studios Episode Guide
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