The episode parodies John Steinbeck 's novel The Grapes of Wrath and its subsequent film adaptation. Both families head to Starbucks for free wireless internet, but when they arrive it soon becomes apparent that the entire town's internet connection is down. Entire industries rely on it. Views Read Edit View history. The episode was written and directed by series co-creator Trey Parker.
Adrianna. Age: 26.
The episode was written and directed by series co-creator Trey Parker.
Julie. Age: 24.
The network indicator now glows green to indicate that nationwide Internet access has been re-established, much to everyone's surprise. There's a Close Encounters reference, and the revelation that "The Internet" is just a giant router. After eight days without internet, the Marsh family decides to " head out Californee way ". Club gave the episode a "C" grade and noted that "There was one big message — we're overly reliant on the Internet, and we mostly use it for time-wasting bullshit — which was beaten until it wasn't all that funny anymore.