Psychoanalysis- Eric Cartman

Topics: Eric Cartman, Reinforcement, Antisocial personality disorder Pages: 4 (1314 words) Published: May 26, 2013
Psychology Media Review of Eric Cartman

Eric Theodore Cartman is a cartoon character on the show South Park. He is an overweight child who plays the antagonist.  He will stop at no costs to get what he wants, even if it means intentionally harming his friends and others. Eric lives alone with his mother, and never knew his father or who his father is. Eric’s mother spoils him with anything he desires, most of the time it is food. If his mother doesn’t get what he wants he throws a “temper tantrum” until she gives into him. This episode begins with Eric excitedly boasts to his friends, Stan, Kenny and Kyle that he is the first to reach puberty, claiming that he had pubic hair. However, Eric did not know that "getting pubes" means you have to grow them himself; he only has pubic hair because he bought a handful of it from ninth-grader Scott Tenorman for $10.00. After the boys inform Eric that he has been tricked, lied to, and laughed at, he desperately tries various methods to get his money back. However, with each attempt to get his money back, Scott Tenorman is one step ahead, eventually managing to steal even more of Eric's money raising it to $16.12. After Scott makes Eric beg for the money and sing that he is a "little piggy", Scott burns the money in front of him. Eric then starts to plot his revenge. He attempts to train a pony to bite off Scott's penis, but Jimbo later tells him that the best way to humiliate Scott is to find his weaknesses. After learning that Scott's favorite band is Radiohead, Eric has the town see a video clip of them being interviewed, with the band members' audio poorly dubbed over by Eric, making them say how much they hate Scott. However, Scott one-ups him by showing a video of Cartman doing his piggy song. Kenny dies laughing at Eric's humiliation. Pushed to the edge, Erik writes a letter to Radiohead to get them to visit South Park, claiming that Scott is a victim of anal...
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