When Chef gets engaged, the boys become concerned of his different personality and his evil fiancee. Cartman suffers from vision problems.
Cartman is forced to get enormous eyeglasses. Even worse, they're stapled to his head. Even worse than that, his ophthalmologist constantly makes fat jokes about him. Unsure about what to do, he and the other boys turn to Chef for advice. To their horror, they discover that their friend/spiritual advisor/life coach has a new girlfriend who's got him whipped. He's actually quit his job at the school cafeteria and signed on to work at an accounting firm. Unbelievably, the two even plan to marry.
Running low on male role models, the kids ask Mr. Garrison what to do. He says that Chef's girlfriend, Veronica, is a succubus -- a female demon who sucks the life force from men. The boy's try to warn Chef to no avail. Instead they meet Chef's parents who are in town for the wedding. The couple is from Scotland and they regale them with stories of their bizarre encounters with the Loch Ness Monster -- a monster who keeps asking them for "tree-fiddy" ($3.50).
After much study, Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman (now temporarily blinded by botched laser eye surgery) learn that a succubus controls men's minds by relentlessly playing a particular song. In Veronica's case, she performs the song "The Morning After" from the film The Poseidon Adventure. On the bright side, playing the tune backwards can destroy the succubus. At Chef and Veronica's wedding, Cartman plays the song backwards while Stan and Kyle sing the reversed lyrics. The succubus goes berserk, kills Kenny and gets sucked back into hell. Chef becomes his old self again.
Cartman solves his vision problems by taking Kenny's head to the ophthalmologist so he can swap out his dead friend's eyes for his own. Mysteriously, just before the operation begins, the doctor asks Cartman if he has $3.50.
What I Learned Today
"Never let poontang come between you and your friends."
- "Meaningless sex is fun for 20 or 30 years, but after that it starts to get old." (Chef)
- "Women can kill. Poontang's expensive. That's why when it comes to chicks I just screw 'em and leave 'em." (Mr. Garrison)
- "Well aren't you crackers just cute as the dickens." (Thomas McElroy)
- "I ain't giving you no tree-fiddy you God damned Loch Ness monster!" (Thomas McElroy)
- "How's my little piggy today?" (Dr. Lott)
- "Derp!" (Mr. Derp)
- "Bitch, I hate that bitch!" (Eric Cartman)
- "Ma'am, we're having a dude moment here, if you don't mind." (Eric Cartman)
- "Thanks for the news flash, Tom Brokow" (Eric Cartman)
- "I wasn't sleeping, I was just thinking really hard." (Eric Cartman)
- "She's a god damn succubus!!" (Thomas McElroy)
Chef's parents Nellie and Thomas from Scotland are first introduced here. They have another prominent role in "The Biggest Douche in the Universe" by helping exorcise Kenny's soul from Cartman's body.
Kenny dies once, then gets resurrected and killed again. The first time he's seen waiting with the other boys for Chef who has stood them up. They wait all day and through the night, during which Kenny inexplicably is seen dead and covered with rats. But when morning comes he's back on his feet. He dies the second time at the hands (or actually, feet) of the succubus.
Veronica is also banished back to the soul-sucking depths of hell.
Behind The Scenes
Singing the song "The Morning After" backwards proved supremely difficult. Even worse, Matt and Trey found they couldn't get the backwards version out of their minds.
Where Did The Idea Come From
A succubus is a mythical demon that appears in dreams and takes form as a female in order to seduce men. They steal the souls of men or deteriorate the men's health until death. In modern representations, a succubus often appears in physical form and is depicted as a highly attractive seductress, much like the character Veronica.
The running gag about the Loch Ness monster that asks for "tree-fiddy" as the punchline was something Matt and Trey developed while still in college. Originally Chef's character was supposed to be some kind of X-Files-type paranormal adventurer, but the concept was dropped and moved to his parents.
Pop Culture References
The succubus Veronica uses the song "The Morning After" from the 1972 disaster film The Poseidon Adventure to control her victims.
The optometrist insults Cartman by calling him "piggy". This is possibly a reference to the character Piggy in the book Lord of the Flies, a vulnerable boy who was mocked for being fat and bespectacled.
Mr. Garrison gives a lecture to his class on the sitcom The Facts of Life, a spin-off of Diff'rent Strokes.
The song playing while Veronica walks down the church isle is the classic "Bridal Chorus" or "Here Comes the Bride" march from the 1850 opera Lohengrin by composer Richard Wagner.
The painting of Jan van Eyck's The Arnolfini Marriage created 1434 can be seen on Mr. Garrison's wall.
When Cartman wearing his giant glasses visits Chef's accounting firm, the receptionist asks if he's "that cute little kid from Jerry McGuire". This is a reference to child star Jonathan Lipnicki, who played Ray in the romantic comedy film. He is also known for his pre-teen roles in the Stuart Little films and Like Mike.
During his eye exam, Cartman is told to choose between two slides. We see that they are actual pictures of glamour model Carmen Electra and singer Britney Spears.
Cartman mockingly calls Stan, Tom Brokaw. Tom Brokaw was the lead anchor on NBC Nightly News from 1982-2004.
- Cartman had astigmatism, a refractive error in the eyes that causes vision to be blurred or distorted to some degree at all distances. Like nearsightedness and farsightedness, astigmatism is a common eye condition that can develop in children.
- A sign outside one of the cubicles at the accounting firm where Chef works states that it belongs to "I.P. Freely". Chef's cubicle has the name sign "J. McElroy".
- In the wedding vows, Priest Maxi asks Veronica if "she would take Chef to be her 'daddy'".
- Chef was at the library looking up books on the Kama Sutra, an ancient Indian Hindu text that is considered the standard work on human sexuality.
- According to Chef's dad, the Loch Ness Monster is a crustacean from the Proterozoic era. Crustaceans are sea creatures like shrimp or krill, which is inconsistent with the popular Loch Ness myth that identifies the creature as being a surviving Plesiosaur. The Plesiosaur was an aquatic reptile that existed during the Mesozoic era which ended 65 million years ago, versus the Proterozoic era which ended roughly 542 million years ago.
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