About Last Night...
About Last Night...
|Written By||Trey Parker|
|Original Air Date||2008-11-05|
The results are in and Barack Obama has been elected the 44th President of the United States! Half of the citizens of South Park take to the streets to celebrate while the other half prepare for the end of the world. Meanwhile, Obama and McCain disclose their real post-election plans as they assemble their team and attempt one of the biggest jewelry heists of all-time.
Following the announcement of the 2008 presidential election results, Barack Obama and John McCain address their supporters on national television as the people of South Park watch.
The town's Democrats, including Randy and Sharon Marsh and the Broflovskis, express a belief that Obama is the Messiah, crudely taunt their Republican neighbors, and celebrate drunkenly in the streets.
Meanwhile, the town's Republicans, including the Stotches, Mr. Garrison and Mr. Mackey, sit despondently inside, certain that a Liberal President means that the Apocalypse is at hand. Ike Broflovski, who supported McCain, attempts suicide by jumping out a first-story window. Certain that Ike is badly injured, Stan Marsh and Kyle Broflovski put him in a child's wagon and try to take him to the hospital.
Meanwhile, Obama and McCain turn out to be the best of friends and the leaders of a jewel heist club known as the "Presidential Crime Syndicate". Furthermore, Michelle Obama is really an ace computer hacker and single mother who has faked marriage to Obama to make him electable. Sarah Palin is secretly an extremely intelligent, poised, and articulate Englishwoman. The Syndicate has, in reality, rigged the U.S. Presidential election so that Obama could access an Oval Office tunnel, break into the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History, and steal the Hope Diamond.
In South Park, Stan and Kyle vainly search through the partying Democrats to find anyone who can drive Ike to the hospital. They watch as Randy Marsh, believing that Obama's win means that he no longer needs a job, punches his equally Liberal boss in the face and breaks his nose. When Officer Barbrady attempts to restore order, the drunken crowd assumed that he must be a Republican, loudly boos him, and overturns his police car.
Stan and Kyle find the Stotches building an "ark" while keeping many horrified Conservatives from entering as there's no more room. The boys' plea for help leads to a brawl among the terrified Republicans and the boys head for the hospital on foot.
They find the emergency room packed with Democrats who have partied too hard and Republicans who have tried to kill themselves. Randy Marsh is seen on a gurney, drunkenly singing Barry Manilow's "Mandy", with the words changed to a hymn to Obama.
In a suspense filled heist, Barack and Michelle break into the Museum, cross a room full of lasers, and steal the Hope Diamond. Ike, who had been a member of the heist the entire time, blows up a private jet that contains dummies of the criminals and alters hospital records to declare everyone involved legally dead. The next day, as the Presidential Crime Syndicate arrives at Washington Dulles International Airport to leave the country, Obama announces that he will not be going with them. Instead, he and Michelle decide to stay behind and "give this President thing a shot."
The following morning, South Park's Republicans emerge from their "ark" and realize that the world hasn't come to an end. Realizing that they can vote Obama out later if he does a bad job, the Conservatives decide to give the new President a chance. That same morning, Randy Marsh wakes up on his couch with a killer hangover, his pants missing, and his TV having been stolen by Eric Cartman while he was out partying. Stan then walks in and says, "Dad, your boss just called. He says you're fired." An outraged Randy screams, "Goddamnit! Obama said things would be different! That son of a bitch lied to us! I knew I should've voted for McCain!"
- "GAME OVER MAN, MKAY!" Mr. Mackey
"Suite bergamsque, L. 75: III. Clair de lune"
Behind The Scenes
Pop Culture References
Obama, McCain, and their respective campaign staffs are revealed to be a gang of jewel thieves who have rigged the Election. In a parody of the films Ocean's Eleven and Entrapment.
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