Hell on Earth 2006
It's Halloween, and Satan unveils his grand plan to open up the gates of hell to throw a super-awesome Sweet 16-style party in Los Angeles. Soon, he proclaims to his quivering minions that anyone who wants to come must have a blue wristband and wear a costume. And no one can dress like The Crow. Just like a real Super Sweet 16 party, the affair soon becomes a bloated, overpriced mess, and Satan turns into a spoiled, demanding bitch. He decides the party needs a super cool dessert to ensure that all the guests remember his greatness, and commissions a massive cake shaped like a Ferrari Enzo. Three serial killers -- Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, and Jeffrey Dahmer -- are returned to earth and given the critical task of picking up the Ferrari cake and delivering it to the party. Meanwhile, back in South Park, the boys are experimenting with a Bloody Mary-like ritual. With candles lit, they stand in front of a mirror and chant the name of rapper Biggie Smalls three times. Butters actually succeeds in summoning him, only to discover the rapper is furious that now that he's been released from Hell, he's going to miss Satan's party. Biggie tells Butters (at gun point) that if he doesn't get him back to Los Angeles in time for the party, he's gonna pop a cap in his ass. Butters and Biggie hop on the next plane to LA. Midflight, however, Smalls suddenly disappears. To his immense rage, the other boys have chanted his name, summoning him right back to South Park. Back in Los Angeles, Bundy, Gacy, and Dahmer brutally butcher their assignment to pick up Satan's Ferrari cake. They first murder all the bakers who prepared the cake, and then proceed to drop the cake itself while attempting to load it onto the truck. In a last ditch effort, they try to bake one themselves only to wind up stabbing and murdering one another. Satan's assistant, Demonius, is forced to make a last-minute substitution and tracks down a cake shaped like an Acura TL. Even though no one notices the switch, Satan flies into a petulant rage over not getting exactly what he wanted. After a loud and very public rant, he suddenly realizes that, in trying to stage a Halloween party just like spoiled rich girls, he's become a spoiled rich girl. He decides to let everyone into his party whether they have a wristband or not. Butters, who's milling around outside, asks to borrow a makeup mirror and uses it to summon Biggie Smalls. With his help, Biggie finally arrives at Satan's bash, and asks Butters to party with him. Figuring he's going to get grounded anyway, Butters agrees.
What I Learned Today
"This party is for you. It's for all of you who make my life so special. If I don't realize that, then I'm no better than a rich American teenage girl."
- "We'll see how long Satan's party lasts after the fire marshal shows up." (Church Leader)
- "You wanna get shot or you wanna be grounded?" (Butters' dad)
- "Dammit, what didn't Diddy do?" (Satan)
- "When everyone sees the Ferrari cake, they will shudder and know my greatness." (Satan)
- "Nobody can look hotter than me, it's my Super Sweet 16 Halloween party!" (Satan)
- "Get out of the way, Hitler! You're ruining my entrance!" (Satan)
- "Biggie Smalls, Biggie Smalls, Biggie Smalls " (Butters)
- "Oh my God I crapped my pants YOU GUYS, I CRAPPED MY PANTS!" (Cartman)
- "I HAVE to invite celebrities or else my party won't be cool!" (Satan)
- "He is bringing hell here to Los Angeles and from what we understand, the gathering is going to be completely off the hook." (Bishop)
- "HERE ME DEMONS! LORD SATAN HATH DEMANDED A FERRARI CAKE!" (Zazul)
- "Please don't ice me, homey." (Butters)
- "Dahmer! Stop having sex with those intestines!" (Ted Bundy)
- "Come on Helen, let's just go back to hell. I'm suddenly not so hungry for Acura cake." (Man at Satan's party)
Deceased rapper Biggie Smalls. He's condemned to materialize before whoever says his name three times into a mirror. Kyle, Randy, and Butters (twice) all successfully summon him. We also are introduced to Satan's Council. The two lead helpers are Demonious, the darkly cloaked man with the scar on his face, and Zazul, the lead demon. Zazul can be seen briefly in "Best Friends Forever" .
Ted Bundy, Jeffery Dahmer, and John Wayne Gacy brutally murder the bakers who created Satan's cake, along with some random passersby. Shortly after, they turn the violence in on themselves and wind up pretty bloody.
Butters sings a brief snippet of a tune while brushing his teeth, "Oral Hygiene Can't Be Beat."
Behind The Scenes
Where Did The Idea Come From
The episode parodies the MTV reality show My Super Sweet 16, in which spoiled rich girls get catered to and act like jerks. Matt particularly loved the Ferrari cake, but was worried it might not go over well. Comparisons to the Crab People were made.
Pop Culture References
Satan forbids Hell's minions from dressing up as The Crow because "it's lame." Yet he himself tries out a Crow costume before instead taking Zazul's slutty schoolgirl outfit for himself. Satan's party takes place at The W Hotel in Los Angeles, an uber-exclusive worldwide hotel chain. Also, while planning his party at The W, Satan toys with a number of luxurious desert items only to learn that P. Diddy has already done all of them. "Oh Yeah" by Yellow plays while the bakery chefs are making the Ferrari cake. This is an homage to the classic 1986 movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off, which used this tune in similar Ferrari-loving fashion. There are tons of pop culture-infused costumes visible at Satan's bash. Most notably: Tickle Me Elmo, Captain America, Coneheads, Neo from The Matrix, and Hitler, who's dressed as the "Can You Hear Me Now?" Guy from the long-running Verizon Wireless commercials. Lastly, Bundy, Dahmer, and Gacy participate in murderous "hijinks" that parody The Three Stooges. There's even an old-school movie title card for The Three Murderers, complete with the old Columbia Pictures logo.
George Burns, Gandhi, and Princess Diana are all portrayed as damned souls. Diana shows up at Satan's party dressed as Lara Croft from Tomb Raider. Mel Torme and Frank Sinatra are also present at Satan's party. Perhaps the most controversial celebrity depicted at Satan's party, however, was the recently deceased Steve Irwin, who shows up with a stingray's tail still impaled in his chest. Not recognizing him, Satan tells him that it's "too soon" to make fun of Irwin's death and asks him to leave. When Irwin says he's the real Crocodile Hunter, Satan then kicks him out for not wearing a costume.
The alcohol at Satan's party is sponsored by Bacardi and Ketel One. To give Stan's dad a fresh taste of Biggie, Cartman breaks down into a rap: "Escargot, my car go, one eighteen, sipping on booze at the House of Blues." It's a mash-up of two of Biggie's hit songs "Hypnotize" and "Going Back to Cali." Butters later sings a bit "Going Back to Cali" on the plane. At Satan's Halloween party, there is a demon dressed in a carrot costume a la Rob Schneider's film A Carrot from "The Biggest Douche in the Universe" . The Catholic Priests all have Knott's Berry Farm bracelets instead of the real ones. This is an old-school amusement park in southern California; it's been referenced several times in other episodes.
A group of Catholic priests intent on crashing the party all walk around with naked boys on leashes.