- 1 Story
- 2 Characters
- 3 Character Debuts
- 4 Locations
- 5 Songs
- 6 Behind The Scenes
- 6.1 Character Art: Randy as Lorde Wardrobe
- 6.2 Character Art: Cartman Toilet Poses
- 6.3 Character Art: Wendy as Wendyl
- 6.4 Props: "Push" Lyrics
- 6.5 Props: Cartman's Comic Books
- 6.6 Character Art: Cartman as Erica
- 6.7 Character Art: Cartman Poses
- 6.8 Storyboard: Wendyl and Erica
- 6.9 Character Art: Randy Poses
- 6.10 Character Art: Butters' Tutu
- 7 Pop Culture References
- 8 Bonus Factoids
- 9 Watch it here
- 10 Season 18
Randy is harboring a giant secret and the pressure is getting to him. Meanwhile, Cartman calls Stan a sissy.
Getting tired of the stalls in the boys' room being occupied, Eric Cartman puts a bow on his hat and claims to be "transginger" in order to use the girls' toilets at school. Principal Victoria is unimpressed, but Mr. Garrison advises her to give in to avoid the scandal Cartman is almost certain to cause. The girls however are disgusted at Cartman's presence in their toilets, so the school compromises by installing a very fancy transgender toilet in the janitor's room.
Meanwhile, following the previous episode "Gluten Free Ebola" in which Randy Marsh appeared to impersonate Lorde for the children's party, it is now revealed that Randy actually is Lorde, who does not otherwise exist. Randy is struggling to keep this secret from both his wife Sharon Marsh, and from a suspicious Spin magazine reporter named Brandon Carlile.
To get back at Cartman for his actions, Wendy uses Cartman's private bathroom by claiming to be transgender herself, using the name "Wendyl". Cartman is furious at losing his private room. After angrily confronting Principal Victoria, Cartman takes his anger out on Wendy Testaburger's boyfriend Stan by saying dating her makes him gay. Stan, now confused, attempts to discuss gender identity with his father, but Randy misunderstands and instead reveals to Stan that he actually is Lorde. He explains that he started using the women's bathroom at work out of convenience, pretending to be a woman, but eventually found the bathroom to be conducive to creating music. He even shows Stan how he uses home studio software to make himself sound like a girl on a song called "Feeling Good on a Wednesday". This leaves Stan even more confused. At the Geological Survey, Randy/Lorde's boss proposes a separate bathroom to appease the other women at the office; however, Randy/Lorde says the bathroom is critical for his/her musical creations.
E! News reports that Lorde is abandoning music and Spin will reveal the singer's secret. Cartman teases Stan about his gender confusion issues, coining the insult "cissy", based on the term "cisgender". Sharon comforts Randy and indirectly encourages him to continue to express himself as Lorde. Randy completes another, more personal song called "Push". Enjoying the music, and realizing the deep personal meaning behind it, the female geologists decide to accept Randy's alias, and Brandon Carlile (the Spin magazine reporter) deletes his exposé on Lorde. The school decides to get rid of the transgender bathroom and allow anyone to use the bathroom with which they are most comfortable, thus foiling Cartman's plans. For those who are bothered by transgender people, a new designation is made to keep them away from the normal people who do not care: cissy bathrooms. Forced by Butters to use that bathroom, Stan begins to appreciate it and sings a song similar to Lorde's.
- "Oh no. NO NO NO. I can not go another lunch break without my toilet time!" - Eric Cartman
- "Alright, that does it! I'm SICK of this shit and I am NOT taking it ANY LONGER! YOU ALL PUSHED ME TO THIS!!” - Eric Cartman
- "Yeah yeah - Feelin' goood on a Wednesday... Sparklin... THOUGHTS... Gimme the hope to go onnnn..." Lorde
- "It's ok, Red, I can take a shit here I'm a dumb chick too!" Eric Cartman
- "Because I'm transginger. I looked it up that means I can use the girl's shitter." Eric Cartman
- "Lorde is an incredibly talented and down to earth young lady. It would be a shame if someone was... having fun at her expense..." Brandon Carlile
- "Help me unload the car... Help me unload the car... Yeah yeah yeah... unload unload... yeah yeah yeah." Randy Marsh aka Lorde
- "Lorde Lorde Lorde. Lorde Lorde Lorde. I am Lorde... I am Lorde. I am Lorde. Lorde Lorde Lorde-" Randy Marsh aka Lorde
- "We're all alone now, toilet, nobody can hear you scream." Eric Cartman
- "Yes... Yes, Stan. I AM Lorde." Randy Marsh
- Alright, I need to tell you something, Wendy. ...I'm transginger. Eric Cartman
- "Actually- It's more like a royal flush." Mr. Garrison
- "You guys are so Cisginger! Sorry I'm different, but you can just suck my clit AND my balls." Erica Cartman
- ""Wrong. She's a forty-five year old man, living in Colorado." Record Company Boss
- Help me unload the car... Ya ya ya... unload unload... Ya ya yaaa.Randy Marsh
- "Yeah... You're gonna open wide. You're gonna take your punishment!" Eric Cartman
- "The record company messed it all up It was SUPPOSED to go Hunger Games ya ya ya! Ya ya ya Hunger Games!" Lorde
- "Why don't we just have everyone use the transginger bathroom?!" Erica Cartman
- "You are watching E! Entertainment News. That's how low you've sunk."
- Yeah what's the big idea harassing Erica, Stan?! Butters Stotch
- "It's ok, it's gluten free." Lorde
- Ya ya ya I am Lorde. I am Lorde Ya ya ya Ya ya ya I am Lorde. Ya ya ya Ya ya ya I am Lorde. Ya ya ya- Lorde
- "Feelin' gooooood, on a Monday! Got my space, all the freedom I need. Ya ya ya... by myself... Ya ya ya…"Stan Marsh
- "Lorde's New Song" Randy Marsh/Lorde
- " Yeah Yeah Yeah..." Randy Marsh/Lorde
- "I AM Lorde" Randy Marsh/Lorde
Behind The Scenes
- Cartman’s new “transginger” bathroom is actually modeled after Matt and Trey's shared bathroom at work.
- From the writers: "It was fun to pick up a small storyline and push it into the next episode."
- From the writers: "While talking about this episode, Trey's dad, Randy, was in the Writer's Room for a day. He's a fluvial geomorphologist."
Character Art: Randy as Lorde Wardrobe
Lorde had an outfit change from the previous week's show. Here's her new look.
Character Art: Cartman Toilet Poses
Unique "toilet" poses were made for this shot with Wendyl busting in on Erica:
Character Art: Wendy as Wendyl
Check out this character art used while designing Wendy's Wendyl outfit.
Props: "Push" Lyrics
Here's the art used for Randy's hand-written lyrics in this montage.
Props: Cartman's Comic Books
Even something as small as Cartman's comic books must be mocked up & approved prior to animation:
Character Art: Cartman as Erica
Check out Erica's little makeover for this episode, from storyboard to character design.
Character Art: Cartman Poses
Special poses were created for both Cartman & the Interior Designer.
Storyboard: Wendyl and Erica
Before anything can be animated, it is first "boarded" by the Storyboard Dept:
Character Art: Randy Poses
A special pose and set-up was needed to create this shot of Randy sitting on the bench.
Character Art: Butters' Tutu
Butters got to rock a special "tutu" outfit for this montage…
Pop Culture References
- "He's not a woman, he's not a man. He is something that you'll never understand. But he would die for me." - Butters' line here is actually an homage to the Prince song "I Would Die 4 U".
- There's always been more men than woman at #SouthPark, and Matt & Trey have always talked about being frustrated waiting to use the bathroom.
- From the writers: "EVERYONE knows girl's bathrooms are nicer than boys' bathrooms."
- For the first time, we now know the full name of Randy's coworker "Nelson"... Peter Nelson.
- Trey claims there is one South Park employee in particular that destroys the Men’s room on a regular basis.
- Trey wrote the "Lorde" song... And he was not in the bathroom when he wrote it.
Easter Egg: Gluten Free Beer
Randy is also drinking Gluten Free beer in this scene.
The Cissy on the 1st draft of the script was originally titled "Cartman's Bathroom
That guy "Ron" in the leather jacket is a nod to Ron Perry, a Music Exec for Songs Music Publishing