- 1 Official Description
- 2 Full Description
- 3 What I Learned Today
- 4 Memorable Quotes
- 5 Songs
- 6 Characters
- 7 Locations
- 8 Continuity Nods
- 9 Behind The Scenes
- 10 Pop Culture References
- 11 Bonus Factoids
- 12 Season 23
The Mayor has evidence that Randy blew up his neighbor’s yards in protest over homegrown weed and then blamed it on a Mexican Joker. Now the citizens of South Park have had enough of Randy and Tegridy Farms and they just want to lock him up.
Marijuana farmer Randy Marsh is arrested while hosting a podcast, and taken to county jail for the crimes committed in the previous episodes. To try and get himself out of jail, he uses his one phone call to ring President Garrison, in an attempt to get him to pardon him. President Garrison tells Randy to just turn the accusations on the accuser, and to victimize himself, as it’s what he’s being doing since becoming president.
Elsewhere, the boys are playing football when fellow classmate Jason White gets run over by a police vehicle. At his funeral, his parents, The Whites, are outraged that no one seems to care when the police kill “a White”. After hearing of his imprisonment, the Marshes hold a celebration at the farm, where the Whites come in and accuse them of being happy that Randy Marsh is in prison, and that they have no “tegridy”, storming out. Cartman rushes after the family, and encourages them to visit a migrant detention center, to adopt a new child.
Randy talks in a support group about his actions, partially blaming the President for his behavior, saying “I’m NEVER as bad as the President”. Randy later gets a visitor, who turns out to be Rudy Giuliani, an attorney to President Garrison, who offers Randy a joint from his rectum.
The Whites adopt a Mexican child at the detention center named Alejandro and take him home. At home, an advertisement on TV prompts the Whites to protest against Randy’s trial, and Alejandro acts out, using Mr. White’s phone to try and call Mexico past phone-time, making Mrs. White cry and causing Mr. White to scold him. While protesting against the trial, the Whites become frustrated that Alejandro doesn’t go along with them. Feeling that Alejandro doesn’t know how hard it is to be a White, the Whites devise a plan to show him how to be more responsible, and take Alejandro back to the detention center so he can adopt his own migrant.
On the day of the trial, the Whites stand outside City Hall to protest the trial, and become frustrated again when Alejandro refuses to participate, and force him to wear sunscreen, because “all Whites wear sunscreen”, causing Alejandro to scream in anger as he runs off into town. At the trial, Randy gives a speech defending his actions using excuses, before giving up and telling the full truth, humbled by the 'shity ass weed' from Guiliani and declaring he lost his way of producing weed honestly.
During the trial, there are suddenly explosions outside, and Alejandro is seen attacking a police vehicle. The citizens and police freak out, believing this to be the real Mexican Joker. The police shoot and injure Alejandro, who narrowly escapes in the smoke from the attacks. This actually gets him out of jail. Randy goes back to the farm, much to his family’s dismay, until it starts to snow and Randy ends the episode by advertising his new “Season Finale Tegridy Weed”.
What I Learned Today
After twenty-three seasons, having indeed been here since the beginning, Jason is ran over by a police vehicle and killed, eulogized by Father Maxi and mourned heavily by his mother, though most of the townspeople don't seem particularly concerned, save Cartman of all people. His parents adopt new children at Cartman's advice to fill the empty hole.
- The episode is a direct sequel to the season premiere, "Mexican Joker", during which Randy used bombs to destroy the stocks of several home growers in the neighborhood, escaping blame in favor of a fictional villain proposed by Kyle Broflovski.
- As a result of Randy's actions, the Whites' new adopted child Alejandro becomes a real, actual Mexican Joker, which results in Randy being cleared of his earlier crimes.
- Mayor McDaniels mentions Randy having slaughtered a "thousand" cows, holding parades for himself, and "poisoning people" with his Halloween Special, referencing events throughout the season.
- The unamed doctor who attends to Randy while he is held in the County Jail previously appeared at Hell's Pass Hospital back in season 14's "Poor and Stupid".
- Mr. Garrison has returned to office as President of the United States, having spent much of the previous season hiding out in the woods.
- His friendship with Randy seems to be acknowledged here, as it was last in season 21's "Sons a Witches". Though they don't appear to drink together, they've been depicted as friendly since the third season.
- This episode also has many elements in common with season 21's "Splatty Tomato", which first introduced the Whites and revolved around their approval for President Garrison.
Behind The Scenes
Where Did The Idea Come From
Pop Culture References
This episode prominently features and lampoons Rudy Guiliani, former prosecutor and Mayor of New York City, who has become prominent in recent years as President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, making a wide array of media appearances offering support and defense for his conduct. He has become especially notorious for often creating more trouble for the President.
The episode also continues the premiere's parody of the 2019 film Joker, as Alejandro's mistreatment at the Whites' hands (and a dose of sunscreen) gradually leads to his development into the 'Mexican Joker' villain mentioned in the premiere, fulfilling Kyle's prophecy some kid "messed up" by his experiences would become a terrorist. Whether or not he created all the bombs on Main Street by himself is unknown, but he is seen vandalizing a police vehicle.
Bob White's line that "nobody cares when a White gets killed by police" and a lack of protest is a reference to the Black Lives Matter movement, which has drawn attention in the last several years to shooting incidents involving police officers and black victims.
- The Tweeks and Mackey have no lines during the City Hall meeting in the episode, nor the rest of the story, though they are all mentioned in dialogue. The Tweeks are not mentioned or cited in later scenes despite the video being a key piece of evidence.
- Kevin Stoley, Curly and Dogpoo Petuski are present for the boys' game of football and Jason's death, in addition to the main boys and most of Craig and Those Guys, with Jimmy Valmer being the only notable child character missing.
- Eric Cartman refers to himself as "pretty close" with Jason; their only significant interaction before this episode was in season 14's "It's A Jersey Thing", when he is part of Cartman's encoutrage, alongside Butters, Bill, Fosse, Dogpoo and Bradley Biggle.
- Roger Donovan can be seen attending Jason's funeral, the only familiar adult or child character present.
- Peter Nelson appears at the hearing at the episode's conclusion, alongside the members of the City Council. It is speculated he may, still a geologist, be filling Randy's role on the council depicted in previous seasons.
- Jimbo Kern, Marvin Marsh, and Sparky, also members of the Marsh family are not seen or referenced in the episode; while this is not unusual for Marvin and Sparky, Jimbo frequently appears in large crowd sequences.
Errors and Goofs
- Jason's head appears to be at least partially crushed when he is ran over, bruised and bloodied, but it appears intact at his open casket funeral, with a track going over his face as a visual gag. Either his initial wounds weren't as bad as it looked, over he was reconstructed.
- The establishing shot of the South Park Church is lifted from season 11's "Cartman Sucks", rather than the shot used in season 20's "Not Funny" or the new design introduced the previous season in "A Boy and a Priest".
- In the episode's final shot, each jar is labeled based on an episode, however, one is labeled "Tegridy Burger", while the corresponding episode is "Let Them Eat Goo".
This episode's references to people having had "enough of Tegridy Farms" and wanting to do away with Randy, were widely interpreted as satirizing ongoing fan complaints about Randy's increased focus in the show at the expense of other characters, especially the fourth graders, and this aspect lead to high fan excitement before and after air.
Jason White's death in the episode received a mixed reaction among South Park fans, with many expressing disappointment on social media to see the character killed off and some for his limited role in the storyline. Social media chatter among fans focused heavily on his passing, and multiple posts on Tumblr received hundreds of notes referencing his death, including memorials reflecting on his role in the show and an astute observation that "any ancillary character could be killed off at any point and that’s kind of unsettling".