In the third installment in the meteor shower trilogy. Kyle's parents, before going to Mr. Mackey's party, bundle Kyle and his brother Ike off to Jew Scouts for an event called Jewbilee. Kenny, who promises to "act Jewish," tags along. Once there, Ike is sent off to be with the Squirts, which is the Jew Scout section for very young kids. The Squirts work on macaroni pictures while Kyle and Kenny carve soap sculptures.
Later that evening, to Kenny's amazement, Moses is conjured from a campfire. The Jew Scouts present their soap carvings to him. But when Kenny does, he's instantly detected as "impure" and ejected from the camp.
The Squirts are AWOL, having gone on an ill-advised expedition to kill a bear seen lurking around the camp. The bear makes matters worse by picking off the toddlers one by one. But instead of killing them, it takes them back to play with its cub. Kenny is also rounded up, and he leads the kids (and the bears) back to camp.
Their timing couldn't be better, because Elder Garth, leader of the Anti-Semitic Jews, has captured Moses in a conch shell, locked up the other adults, and is busily conjuring up the evil Haman to replace Moses as leader of the Jews. The Squirts free the adults and Kenny smashes open the conch imprisoning Moses, killing himself in the process. Moses smites both Haman and Elder Garth, then declares that the Jews shall meet every year on that day to celebrate Kenny -- by making macaroni pictures, paper plate bean shakers and other knickknacks.
What I Learned Today
"It's fine to have your own beliefs and your own traditions, but as soon as you start excluding people from your ways, only because of their race, you become separatist. And being a separatist sucks ass."
"Don't sit around a table and figure out your plot for very long. Just be stupid and have fun."
- "If you guys love Moses so much, why don't you marry him?" Elder Garth
- "You must leave before the great eating of carrot cake." (Jewish Elder)
- "No cake for the impurator impurity." Moses
- "Kenny will believe whatever you want him to." Kyle
- "I pledge to be a Jew Scout. My honor wide and true. I am proud to be a Jew Scout. Otherwise, I'd just be a Jew." (Jew Scout Pledge)
- "I desire macaroni pictures." Moses
The Squirt Leader, Shlomo, is also a minor character in Bigger, Longer & Uncut, where he's the ticket taker at the town's movie theater.
Moses. He will appear again in "Super Best Friends".
Kenny and Elder Garth.
Behind The Scenes
Where Did The Idea Come From
This was the last show Matt and Trey, exhausted after doing the South Park movie, had to complete before they could take a long vacation. In the spirit of expediency, they decided to deliberately fashion an episode that was as dumb and weird as possible. "We shit this out of our ass," said Trey on the episode's DVD commentary. Yet they both consider it one of their favorites
Pop Culture References
When Moses appears, he looks like the Master Control Program from 1982's Tron.
The Jew Scouts all sing "Koom By Ya" around the fire. Ned also sings this tune around a campfire in "Volcano".
The Haman to whom Elder Garth refers was a 4th Century B.C. Persian official who schemed to have all the Jews residing in the Persian Empire killed. The plot was foiled by one of the Persian king's wives, Esther, who was Jewish. Haman was hung on a gallows he had prepared for the leader of the Jews. The feast of Purim commemorates his demise.
When Kenny is tossed out of camp, he walks dejectedly beside the highway, trying to thumb a ride. Suddenly a convoy of ATF vehicles streams by. They're on their way to Mr. Mackey's party, as seen in "Two Naked Guys In A Hot Tub".
Kyle, Ike, Kenny, and all the other Jew Scouts wear "peyos" -- long, curly sideburns that hang freely. These are usually seen on Orthodox Jewish men. Furthermore, the main hall at Jewbilee is called Mashugana Hall. "Mashugana" is Yiddish for "crazy". Also, within the Chamber of Elders, the Elders are actually speaking Hebrew.
In order to fit in, Kenny's name in this episode is Kenny McHeimerberg.
Ike makes a macaroni picture of the Last Supper. He will again be involved in a Last Supper recreation in "Margaritaville".
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