Do I really have todo this, Dad ?
Stan, now more than ever,
you need to understand theimportance of saving money.
But Grandma saidI could use this money
to buy whatever I want.
Okay, next please !
Go on, Stanley.
How can I help you,young man ?
I got a $100 checkfrom my grandma
and my dad saidI need to put in the bank
so it can grow overthe years.
Well, that's fantastic.
A really smart decision,young man.
We can put that check ina money-market mutual fund,
then we'll reinvestthe earnings into
with compounding interest and it's gone !
Uh, what ?
It's gone,it's all gone.
What's all gone ?
The money in your account,it didn't do too well.
What do you mean ?I have $100.
Not anymoreyou don't-- poof.
Well, what can I doto get back my--
I'm sorry, sir,but this line is for
bank members only.
I just openedan account !
Do you have any moneyinvested with this bank ?
No, you just lost it all.
Then please stand aside
for people who actuallyhave money with us.
Next please !
Hello, Mrs. Farnickle,how are you today ?
Making a deposit are we ?
Great, we can just put thatinto your retirement account
and make it go to workfor you and it's gone.
Sorry, yeah, that's gone.
Please step aside forpeople who actually
have moneywith the bank.
Next please.Dad !
Hey, I'm trying to teach my sonthe importance of savings !
You alreadylost his money ?
Oh, Mr. Marsh,
don't worry, we can justtransfer money
from your account intoa portfolio with your son's--
aaaand it's gone !
This line is for people whohave money with the bank only.
Please step aside !
An economic crisishas hit South Park
and the nationlike never before.
Another South Park bankhas closed down,
leaving thousandsof people in debt.
It's just crazy,you know ?
Everyone's affected by it.
It's like allthe money just vanished.
It's really terrifying.
We've got no money topay our mortgage now.
We could very easilylose our house.
Hi, Grandma !
First the moneystarted goin'
and now everyone'sgettin' laid off work !
They took our jobs !
They took our jobs !
Derk er derrrrrr !
Deeerkerrdrrr !Deeerkerrrrrrdrrrr !
Just how far willthe economy fall ?
We asked economic reporterDan Banks for his assessment.
We'll have the rest of Dan'sinterview tonight at 10.
Oh, Jesus Christ.
Sliced hot dogsand tomato slices ?!
You said we had to becareful with our money.
I've got nothing fora food budget !
Mom, Dad, how comethere's suddenly no money ?
I'll tell youwhat happened, son.
See, there's a bunchof idiots out there
who weren't happywith what they had.
They wanted a bigger houseand materialistic things
that they didn't even need--
people with no money who gotloans to buy frivolous things
they had no business buying.
And these assholes justblindly started buying
any stupid thingthat looked appealing
because they thought moneywas endless.
It goes back to when thegovernment had the idea
that everyone in Americadeserves to own a house...
( Margaritaville whirring )
So we have people having a hardtime paying their loans,
meaning less money coming in.
And the idiots couldn'tsee that by doing
all this frivolous spendingthey were mocking The Economy.
And they made The Economyvery angry.
We're all feelingThe Economy's vengeance
because of materialisticheathens
who did stupidthings with their money.
Do you understand, son ?
Yeah, I think I get it.
And so why is oureconomy failing us ?
too low for too long !
The government tookour economy for granted
and now we are all herepaying the price !
How long will we sitand watch our economy fall...
... And so I say to you,
do not listen tothe Wall Street brokers,
for th are the ones who put usin this situation !
Fat cats with corporate greed.
They are the ones who knowinglydrove us down this pathway...
( Cartman )Where has all the money gone ?
It must havegone somewhere.
The answer is obvious,my friends.
It is the Jews--
covetous Jews,who have taken all our money
and hoarded it forthemselves,
hidden all the cashin some... secret Jew cave
that they built probablyback in the early '60s.
It is The Jews, my friends...
( Randy )Now we hear all different people
casting all differentkinds of blame
from person to person.
But the fault liesin all of you.
You, who boughtthat $300,000 house
when you only had 20,000to put down.
You, who bought that third car
even though only two peoplein your home drive.
It is time tostop pointing fingers !
Finger-pointing gets usnowhere !
We have mocked our Economy,
and now The Economy has castits vengeance upon us all.
This is the first guy toactually make sense.
Yea, it is an angryand unforgiving Economy.
To repent, we must stopfrivolous spending.
Instead of paying forcable, let us watch clouds !
Instead of buying clothes, wearbut sheets from thine beds !
Cut spending to onlythe bare essentials:
water and breadand Margaritas, yea.
Can I help you ?
Yeah, I wanna return thisMargaritaville
my stupid dad bought.
Oh, that's allwe get anymore, returns.
Could you please just putthe receipt here
on this table ?
Sorry, our computers area little slow today.
We need a new Ethernet cable.
Oh, I'm sorry, sir, I'd liketo give you a refund
but I'm afraidit's not doable.
I said I'm not able, sir.
You see, this Margaritavillewas purchased
with a payment plan.So ?
Well, an outsidefinancing company
handles those payment plans.
Customers just payfor some of the machine
and the finance companypays for the rest.
Well, can't I just return itand get the money
my dad put in back ?
Hmm... that's improbablebut not impossible.
I'm not reallysure how it works.
You'll have to speak withthe people at the top.
I can give youthe finance company's address
if that's agreeablewith you.
rather thanlovers of The Economy.
There are those who willsay that The Economy
has forsaken us.
Nay, you hath forsakenThe Economy !
And now you knowThe Economy's wrath.
Oh, thoust can shop ina sporting-goods store
but knowest thou thatThe Economy will take away
thy Broncos cap fromthine head.
You mockedThe Economy without fear.
Thine own stock brokers
now lie deadby their own hand.
And thou knowest thatthy stock broker
did not fear The Economy !
Well, here weare, my friends.
You have brought The Economy'svengeance upon yourselves.
What can we do, Randy ?
Yes, tell us !Tell us, what to do ?
Tell us, Randy,what we should do !What do we do, Randy ?!
We must all wear sheetsinstead of buying clothes
that need detergent.
Instead of cars thattake gasoline,
we can get around onllamas from Drake's farm !
Instead of video games thattake batteries and software
our kids will playwith squirrels !
We must let The Economy know
that we are capable ofrespecting it !
No more needless spending !
( cheering )
The Economyis our shepherd.
We shall not want.
( cheering )
Well, this sucks.
Sure was better when ourparents were buying us stuff.
Of all the times forpeople to decide
to stop buying things,
it had to bethe week that
Grand Theft Auto 4 comes outfor Nintendo DS !
You want something newevery week, fat ass.
Don't you fraternize me !
This is all yourfault, you know !
My fault ?!
The Jews took allthe money away and they--
Don't even start !Don't even start, Cartman !
Well, why are we wearingbed sheets
and playing withsquirrels, Kyle ?
Not because ofthe Jews, Butters !
Who told you that ?!
Well, Eric did.
Just tell us wherethe cave is, Kyle.
Now, look... the reason we'rein this situation
is because peopleare being stupid !
The Economy isn't somevengeful being
that takesthings away from us !
The Economy is justmade up of people.
And people have justlost their faith in it !
What people really should bedoing is spending more.
Spending is fine !
We best speak withthe council.
Tell them a young Jew
is speaking heresytowards The Economy.
Can I help you ?
I wanna return thisMargaritaville.
Okay, let mesend you into Josh.
Hey, Welcome toBig Orange Finance company !
Yeah, have a seat.
You want someCarmex ?
I wanna return thisMargaritaville
and the guy atSur La Table said
that you're the companythat financed it.
Ooh, yeah,no, you know what,
Yeah, we can't give you yourmoney back for that,
You'd have to talk to thepeople on Wall Street, yeah.
Wall Street ?
Yeah, no, see,what I do is find Americans
who want a frozen-beveragemachine
but can't afford one
and I hook them up withinvestors who want to
get into the Margaritavillepayment-plan business, yeah.
Yeah, so the problem is yourMargaritaville payment plan
has been combinedwith thousands of others
into one big Margaritavillesecurity, yeah, no.
Yeah, no... yeah.
( sighing )
The entire town has given overto your ways, Mr. Chairman.
Everyone has evenstopped using electricity
so as to stop payingelectrical bills.
You've really done anamazing thing, Mr. Marsh.
People have learned tohold on to their money
so as not tofeel the sting
of The Economy'smighty sword.
I am pretty smart, yea.
But I have assembled thisEconomic Committee
to make sure thateveryone sticks to my new plan.
We've got guards postedat the malls
to make sure nobody getstempted to buy dumb stuff.
And Pat Saltzman is doinghouse checks to make sure
nobody's ordering anythingstupid on-line.
Then perhaps soon ourEconomy will return to us.
Council, I bring newsof discord !
A young Jew wasin the town square
speaking blasphemyabout The Economy.
He was saying thatyour ideas are false
and The Economy is notvengeful !
He was rallyingpeople to spend more !
Spend more ?
What mockery is this ?
Relax, Father Maxi.
What harm can one Jewdo against our
Economic Recovery Movement ?
I was in a field,
and I had Grand Theft Auto:Chinatown Wars
right next to me.
But thenthe sky went black
and Grand Theft Auto:Chinatown Wars
just melted in my hands.
( sobbing )
What's that ?
Excuse me, we need toborrow your squirrels !
( Mr. Garrison )No, please, please !
You have sinned !
Oh, Jesus,I'm sorry, please !
What's going on ?
Garrison, you have broughtyour filth to this town
for the last time !
What did he do ?
Your teacher was caught buyinga KitchenAid stand mixer
at Bed Bath & Beyond.
Take thy punishment,heathen !
Hey, hey,stop it, stop !
Move aside, kid, he mustpay for his stand mixer !
Come on, this isridiculous !
What's ridiculousabout hucking squirrels
at a man who has angeredThe Economy ?
Just have a littlecompassion, huh ?!
I mean, everyone's gone outand bought something stupid.
It's not so bad.
Whichever of you guyshas never
bought anything frivolous
go ahead and huckthe next squirrel.
( bell dinging )
Excuse me ?
Excuse me ?!
I'd like to return thisMargaritaville please.
My dad bought iton a payment plan
that was set up bya finance company
which got their principalinvestors from somebody here.
Oh, that makes sense.
It does ?
You see, son, we lumpedthousands of these
Margaritavilleinstallment plans together
then chopped thosesecurities up in a way
that we could sellthem to banks.
So I can return itto a bank ?
Because a bunch of peoplelike you are defaulting
on their Margaritavillesso the Government had to buy
the Margaritaville assetsfrom the banks.
Just talk to the TreasuryDepartment in DC.
They're the ones who reallyunderstand how all this works.
Oh, sell, sell, sell, sell,sell, sell, sell !
Listen, this isall you need to know.
The Economy is nota supernatural,
The Economy is just an ideamade up by people
thousands of years ago.
The Economyis not real
and yet it is real.
Nowadays they'llgive credit cards
to practically anyone whoapplies for them.
I applied for thisyesterday to prove a point.
It is an American ExpressPlatinum card.
It has no spending limit.
( gasping )
Do not be afraid.
This is only plastic.
It's just somethingmade up by people.
Truly meaningless untilwe put our faith in it.
Faith is what makesan Economy exist.
it is only plastic cardsand paper money.
the young Jewis not letting up.
He is still going aroundconvincing people
to have faith inThe Economy by shopping.
We've done everything we can
and yet The Economyhas not improved.
Worse, it has declined.
Poor Bart here justlost his job
at Little Caesars Pizza.
Our tireless work is obviouslybeing undermined
by this one Jew.
Why does he go aroundpretending to know
the true willof The Economy ?
Perhaps, he is The Economy'sonly son, sent to save us.
Are you retarded,Stotch ?!
The Economy is omnipotent,
which means itcan do anything.
So saying it would belimited to one son
is fucking stupid !
That is stupid, yea.
And going around telling peopleto shop is dangerous.
Well, then there'sonly one option.
We have tokill the Jew.
Yep, I think we gottakill the Jew.
I don't know.
He's got a lotof support.
It might be hard toeven catch this Jew.
( high-pitched screeching )
Did somebody saycatch a Jew ?
The person you'reafter might be hard get
but I can bring himto you.
And all I want in return
is Grand Theft Auto:Chinatown Wars
for hand-held Nintendo DS.
Uh, how can we help you,young man ?
I want to returnthis Margaritaville !
My dad bought it ona payment plan
set up by a finance companythat got investors fromWall Street
who combined it intosecurities sold to banks
who transferredit to you !
Oh, that makes sense.
We just need to consultthe chart.
We can determineyour property's value
and we'll be done.
Be right back.
( screech & thump )
Excellent news, sir.
We've determinedthe investment value
of your Margaritavilleto be $90 trillion.
Hey, what's the matter,Kyle ?
You seem b-b-bummed out.
I just have a feelingthis might be the last time
we get to do this.
Well, don't worry, Kyle.
We're not gonna letpeople kill you.
We'll keep youhidden forever !
I can't just hidemy whole life, Butters.
And besides, I have thisstrange feeling
that one of you isgonna totally betray me.
( all gasping )
All right, whoever is thinkingof betraying Kyle,
that is not cool.
That's freakin'lame, dude.
Kyle's trying to getthe economy going again.
If somebody's thinking ofstabbing him in the back,
you're being a dick.
( clearing throat )
Go ahead, Kyle.
Whoever it mighthappen to be...
I'm not givinghim the opportunity.
Tomorrow I'm going todo something.
Something I'veknown I would have to do
to restore people's faith.
Kyle, please,for f-f-f-fuck's sake,
don't do anything drastic.
There's no choiceany more, guys.
Don't worry about me.
I've been preparing forthis for a while now.
No, no, no, no,excuse me !
How can this stupid thingbe worth $90 trillion ?!
What, you thinkit's worth more ?
No, dude, that doesn'tmake sense !
Well, you don't get$90 trillion
but the chart saysthat's what it's worth.
Uh-oh, problem !Problem again !
What is it now ?
Another insurance companyis about to go under.
If they do, peoplecould lose millions.
Okay, no problem, we betterconsult the chart !
Sirs, another insurancecompany is going under !
Now determining most prudentmove for insurance company !
( clucking )
( kazoo playing )
( dinging )
The most prudent moveis a bailout !
Bailout the insurancecompany !
Why would someonedo this ?
What is this ?What is going on ?
It's the Jew.
Somehow he got a platinumAmex with no spending limit.
What's he doing ?
He's paying foreveryone's debts.
Hey, thanks, kid, this isreally nice of you.
But that's impossible.
Why would hedo this ?
So that peoplehave money to spend.
Kyle-- Kyle, you have tostop this !
It's okay, ma.
No, Kyle, you'll be in debtfor the rest of your life !
Please, somebody,get him to stop !
( groaning )
Uh, there's about$17,000 worth here.
( groaning )
He paid for our debts sowe could spend once more.
No, he's just passed out.
We should get himto bed.
( sobbing )
For the first timein almost a year
The Economy in South Parkhas taken a small
but noticeable upturn.
Stores and shopping mallsare open again
as newly debt-free peoplefeel safe to make purchases.
Wow, the newMargaritaville !
With salsa dispenser !
Just pour your favoritesalsa in the top
and it comes outthe dispenser at the bottom !
Oh, we need this !
Are we out ofthe woods yet ?
Only time will tell.
But we must not forgetthe sacrifice one person made
to restore our faith
and make us believe inthe economy once again.
The person we must thankevery day
for his amazing sacrifice--
Aw, come on !
Randy steps forward with a solution to fix the desperate state of the economy.
Kenny takes his new girlfriend to a Jonas Brothers concert where they each get purity rings.x CLOSE
The Coon rises from the trash and takes his place as a lone vigilante who wipes out crime in the town of South Park.x CLOSE
Someone plays an April Fool's joke on the boys and it doesn't go over well.x CLOSE
A Hip Hop Superstar comes to terms with being a gay fish.x CLOSE
Randy has a plan that will ensure Stan a first place trophy in this year's Pinewood Derby.x CLOSE
Cartman's dream of living the life of a pirate will come true if he can just get to Somalia.x CLOSE
Ike is being tormented by paranormal forces. Kyle brings in professional ghost hunters to help save his little brother.x CLOSE
Butters is determined to get his first kiss so his friends won't make fun of him anymore.x CLOSE
After attending their first WWE match, all the boys want to be professional wrestlers.x CLOSE
Stan takes action to stop the Japanese from killing the world's whales and dolphins.x CLOSE
Stan takes his $100 check and makes an investment into South Park Bank. Annndd it's gone.x CLOSE
The people of South Park talk about the dark economic times.x CLOSE
Randy explains exactly why the economy is so bad.x CLOSE
Everyone's preaching about the financial situation, but Randy's vision of a vengeful economy seems to draw the most attention.x CLOSE
Stan tries to return the Margaritaville to Sur La Table without success.x CLOSE
Randy's speeches about the economy and personal responsibility are gaining support.x CLOSE
The Boys are reduced to playing with squirrels.x CLOSE
Stan learns that returning the Margaritaville is more difficult than he thought.x CLOSE
Randy's Economic Recovery Committee learns of a child who is speaking out against the economy.x CLOSE
The townspeople punish Garrison for needless spending, but Kyle tries to stop him from being squirreled.x CLOSE