Episode: "Margaritaville” (s13e3)
Original Air Date: March 25, 2009

The video game industry has typically been one of the first industries to suffer in a recession - disposable income, staple consumer goods, etc. So when the town of South Park fears Randy's gospel on frivolous spending, Cartman is cut the deepest. It's the week that Grand Theft Auto IV comes out for the DS. Wait… well, what Cartman meant was Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, which he says later in the episode. What he doesn't say is that Nico Bellic would never fit on a DS game cartridge. When times get lean, so do the games.