The American animated television series South Park, season 13, episode 3 (“Margaritaville”), airing March 25, 2009 on Comedy Central, showed a father teaching his son the importance of saving money. The son puts $100 into South Park Bank. A banker announces that the money will be invested in a money-market mutual fund, but then states, “And it’s gone.” The banker quickly invests and loses the savings of the next two customers.
“And it’s gone” (or “Aaaand it’s gone”) became a popular meme for money that is quickly lost. The meme has also been used for a lead in a sporting event that is quickly lost.
Wikipedia: Margaritaville (South Park)
“Margaritaville” is the third episode of the thirteenth season of the American animated television series South Park, the 184th overall episode of the series. It originally aired on Comedy Central in the United States on March 25, 2009 as an Easter special. The episode is a satire and commentary on the global recession affecting much of the industrialized world at the time of the episode’s broadcast. Kyle is portrayed as a Jesus-like savior working to save the economy, and Stan spends much of the episode trying to return a personal Jimmy Buffett Margaritaville machine.
The episode was written and directed by series co-founder Trey Parker, and was rated TV-MA L in the United States.
Stan tries to save money by depositing it into the bank but it “disappears” moments after when the bank manager invests the money in a “money-market mutual fund.” When Randy complains to the manager, he invests money in a portfolio, but the money also disappears; a recession then hits the nation and South Park.
South Park Studios
The Importance of Saving Money
ORIGINAL AIR DATE: 03.25.2009
Stan takes his $100 check and makes an investment into South Park Bank. Annndd it’s gone.
New South Park Tonight at 930: pm et/pt - Stan takes his $100 check and makes an investment. Annndd it’s gone. http://tinyurl.com/db94y8
11:36 AM - 27 Mar 2009
Aaaand It’s Gone: This Is Why You Always Demand Physical
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 08/14/2012 21:09 -0400
We have said it over and over, we’ll say it again. For all those who for one reason or another would like to boycott the broken markets, yet trade gold in paper form, please understand that all the invested capital is at risk of total loss and can and will be lost, commingled and rehypothecated, not necessarily in that order, with little to zero recourse and the residual claim on liquidating assets pushed to the very end of the queue. Because if Lehman, MF Global, Peregrine, and countless other examples were not enough, here comes Amber Gold: a gold-based investment ponzi scheme out of Poland, in which it is likely needless to say that the gullible investors never had actual possession of the gold. And when they tried, it was gone. All gone.
And it’s gone (original)
Published on Apr 20, 2013
A clip from the South Park episode Margaritaville; season 13 episode 3.
And It’s Gone: Guy Walks Into Citi Branch, Loses $40,000
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 07/21/2013 20:46 -0400
The following story from Bloomberg’s Jonathan Weil should be familiar to anyone who i) wanted to get rich quick; ii) wasn’t too willing to read the small print, and iii) put their faith in a TBTF bank. Or simply watches South Park.
South Park Bank meme… “The Sabres have their first lead of the season… ANNNDDD IT’S GONE!”
7:57 PM - 8 Oct 2013
*South Park meme* PAYDAY.. aaaand it’s gone.
10:23 AM - 21 Mar 2014
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