Re: I thought that episode was original, until...
In other words:
Which is from a South Park episode
which tackled the topic of plots that were similar to episodes of The Simpsons
What I came to love about Stargate SG-1
and what I think was lacking from its later seasons (not to mention its spin-offs) was the fact that it seemed to recognize it was a genre show and when they were treading familiar paths, they'd call themselves on it with some tongue-in-cheek comment or reference. It seemed to celebrate the fact that it was honoring the shows that came before it.
"When I reach for the edge of the universe, I do it knowing that along some paths of cosmic discovery, there are times when, at least for now, one must be content to love the questions themselves." --Neil deGrasse Tyson