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"Wing"
South Park episode
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Cartman showing off his fountain to Token.
Episode no. Season 9
Episode 3
Written by Trey Parker
Directed by Trey Parker
Original airdate March 23, 2005
Guest stars

Wing

Season 9 episodes
South Park – Season 9
March 9, 2005 – December 7, 2005
  1. Mr. Garrison's Fancy New Vagina
  2. Die Hippie, Die
  3. Wing
  4. Best Friends Forever
  5. The Losing Edge
  6. The Death of Eric Cartman
  7. Erection Day
  8. Two Days Before the Day After Tomorrow
  9. Marjorine
  10. Follow That Egg!
  11. Ginger Kids
  12. Trapped in the Closet
  13. Free Willzyx
  14. Bloody Mary

Season 8 Season 10
List of South Park episodes

"Wing" is episode 903 of the Comedy Central animated series South Park. It was originally broadcast on March 23, 2005 and was named after and featured the New Zealand singer Wing, in an eponymous part loosely based on her.[1]

Contents

Plot summary

Upon hearing that Token has won a contest that will allow him to sing at a Colorado beauty pageant and receive $200, Stan, Cartman, Kyle, and Kenny decide to set up the "Super Awesome Talent Agency" and obtain 10% of his earnings by becoming his agents. They lose him to another talent agency, however, only to land a singer named Wing, who is the wife of the City Wok owner, Tuong Lu Kim. Recently smuggled into the United States by the Chinese Mafia, Wing has been set to audition for American Idol, and the boys agree to bring her to Los Angeles for the competition. This venture does not go as planned and instead enter her into the The Contender. Sylvester Stallone is impressed with her singing even as she is beaten and gives her a chance to sing at his son's wedding, which will give the boys a 10% share of $4000.

However, by this time, Wing has been kidnapped by the Chinese Mafia for not paying the $10,000 owed to them for getting her into the States. The boys go after Wing to get back their client. Both the Mafia and the boys are unaware of the other's intentions; the boys mistake the Mafia for the same talent agency that stole Token while the Mafia think the boys are a rival group. In a shootout at the Mafia's headquarters Kenny is killed, and Kyle inadvertently manages to kill two Mafia guards. Stan concludes with a monologue about how Wing is a human being and that people's lives should not be sold as commodities which makes the boys and the Mafia realize that their businesses are dirty and exploit the hopes of others. They all decide to quit and go to listen to Wing sing at the wedding, only to find Token waiting tables, trying to earn enough money to get back home as his agency did nothing for him.

Guest vocalist

Wing Han Tsang (曾詠韓) is the real-life Wing, a New Zealand singer of Hong Kong origin. All of the songs the character Wing performs in the episode (including the ABBA songs "Dancing Queen" and "Fernando", and The Carpenters song, "Sing") are actually the real-life Wing singing, taken from previous audio recordings. On the DVD commentary for this episode, series creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone explain that she had to approve her cartoon likeness before allowing her music to be used. Parker also says he received a letter of thanks from her for the sales boost she enjoyed as a result of the episode.[1]

Cultural Reference

Token sings the song "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" by Lou Rawls at the pageant.

External links

References

  1. ^ a b Parker, Trey; Stone, Matt. (2005). South Park season 9 DVD commentary for the episode "Wing". [DVD]. Comedy Central.  
Preceded by
Die Hippie, Die
South Park episodes Followed by
Best Friends Forever







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