Carboard cutout children take on fascism – and win!
John Noonan reviewed the latest South Park, complete with some of the funniest lines you’ll see all season. Read it already.
Hubby’s not a SP fan, but we saw last night – “it’s good enough to record.”
Looking forward to part II.
They are really, really good.
And the shot at Comedy Central was perfect.
Better than The Simpson’s?
Much better than the Simpsons, especially lately. South Park can be hit or miss when they’re just doing an ordinary episode, but when they tackle an issue of the day (Scientology, the Florida recount, Mohammed cartoons) they are square on and funny to boot.
This just better not be another “Who is Eric Cartman’s father” episode.
They’ve been better than the Simpsons for years.
South Park is one of those rarest of shows where every single episode strikes out in new and surprisingly fertile ground, because the writers really, really know what they’re doing. Every time I see an interview with Trey and Matt I feel like they’re playing reality like a guitar.
I firmly believe that it’s the best and most relevant show on TV, and its star is only rising faster and faster with each passing season.
Not bad for what was so crude and simplistic in concept back in 1998.
And I find it odd that Noonan thinks South Park is a strange place to find inspirational speeches. Only someone who doesn’t watch the show regularly can think that that’s not what happens every single week. The show isn’t just “toilet humor”, and it hasn’t been since before the movie came out (the turning point at which it became a topical show rather than a silly provincial character-driven thing). It’s deadly serious.
I like it when fourth graders say curse works.
Brian, they’ve had many fantastic “I’ve learned something today” moments, but there was something…different about this one speech. It was inspirational in a way that’s new to South Park.
And yes, I do watch regularly. heh.
But curse doesn’t work.
I think what is different about this speech, given what has been going on in the world, is that Matt and Trey are literally putting their lives on the line. Sad to see that, but after Theo van Gogh’s murder, it is a life or death issue.
Okay, my mistake. Apologies.
I’m often riled up a little bit when a South Park-related subject comes up and people dismiss it as “potty humor”, when it turns out they’ve never seen any episodes beyond the second season, or maybe some friend dragged them kicking and screaming back into it years later and it was the Jakovasaur episode. It’s awfully easy for its true nature to fly past people who think they know what to expect.
But you’re right, as far as that goes; Mr. Stotch’s speech was quite good. I thought it ended a little weakly: And if we aren’t willing to risk what we have now, then we just believe in free speech, but won’t defend it. It’s kind of redundant and flat. I was hoping they’d say something like And if we aren’t willing to risk what we have now to defend free speech, then it means we don’t really believe in it at all. But that’s just me.
Wait– “Your right, as far as that goes” sounds belittling. I didn’t intend it that way.
Argh. Someone dig me out of this hole.
We’ll be tuning in tonight….
Thanks for the headsup! We don’t always catch the new episodes.
Or you can go download the episode now off of your favorite .torrent site.
It’s episode 10×3 “Cartoon Wars”
The funny thing is, South Park has ALREADY depicted Mohammed (ie: the Blaintology/ Super Best Friends episode). And it was one of their funniest episodes ever.
And it’ll be available on iTunes for $2 by this weekend.
I’m pretty sure all their heavily-intoned references to “A cartoon on TV… that features the Muslim prophet Muhammad!” were intended to directly reference their own Super Best Friends episode, just as their barb at the Catholics was meant to reflect how the “Statue of Virgin Mary” episode got pulled after Catholic protests.
(I still think they should have shown the “So sayeth the Spider” one instead.)
Thanks for the heads up; watched it last night. It was great.
Will comedy central puss out?
Come on, people. Comedy Central cleared episode 1 before it aired, which put them on the spot, so they must have been OK with episode 2. Therefore, either Comedy Central does NOT puss out or Matt and Trey puss out.
When the boys were tooling down the highway on their Big Wheels, did anyone else think of The Stand?