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(Onion AV Club)   South Park goes full (or half) Stephen King for its 21st season finale. Pennywise and Mr. Garrison still aren't as scary as You-Know-Who   ( avclub.com) divider line
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2017-12-07 06:49:03 PM  
Please for the love of god, end the show before it turns into a worse Simpsons.
 
2017-12-07 06:59:19 PM  

ChimpNipples: Please for the love of god, end the show before it turns into a worse Simpsons.


Much like Donald Trump, South Park is nothing more than a reflection of ourselves.
 
2017-12-07 07:23:38 PM  
I miss old South Park where it made no sense and full of toilet humor..  It really started going downhill when they tried to pack messages into each episode reflective of real world issues.

I don't turn to Daily Mail for hard hitting factual news, I'm certainly not turning to South Park for reflective toilet humor on current events.
 
2017-12-07 07:31:53 PM  
South park has really gone to shiat for the last few seasons. They need to get off this damn current events crap and just go back to the kids doing dumb shiat, with the occasional relevant joke thrown in.
 
2017-12-07 08:39:49 PM  
I wanted more Hootie this week
 
2017-12-07 08:46:30 PM  

ReapTheChaos: South park has really gone to shiat for the last few seasons. They need to get off this damn current events crap and just go back to the kids doing dumb shiat, with the occasional relevant joke thrown in.


^^^ THIS!!! Let Cartman be Cartman, let Kenny die in some impossibly horrible way, let Chef be Chef, and let Kyle try to figure out just why things got so farked up.
 
2017-12-07 08:49:56 PM  

ReapTheChaos: They need to get off this damn current events crap and just go back to the kids doing dumb shiat, with the occasional relevant joke thrown in.


The issue, I believe, has never been the current event stuff itself. They've been doing this for the last 20 years; and I still think the Kindergarten class president episode that they did back in the Bush/Gore days is one of the best episodes they've ever run.

The problem is that I don't think current events mesh well to the multi-season story arcs that they've been experimenting with the last couple of years. I'm glad they tried doing it, and it was a nice break from the norm, but single-episode storylines play a lot better to the strengths of the show; and it's probably time for Matt and Trey to return to that for a while.
 
2017-12-07 08:51:49 PM  

ClavellBCMI: ReapTheChaos: South park has really gone to shiat for the last few seasons. They need to get off this damn current events crap and just go back to the kids doing dumb shiat, with the occasional relevant joke thrown in.

^^^ THIS!!! Let Cartman be Cartman, let Kenny die in some impossibly horrible way, let Chef be Chef, and let Kyle try to figure out just why things got so farked up.


Chef has been dead for over nine years.

/just to be clear, that's Issac Hayes, the voice of Chef, died August 10, 2008
 
2017-12-07 09:12:30 PM  
The most recent episode is hilarious.
 
2017-12-07 09:14:35 PM  

ChimpNipples: Please for the love of god, end the show before it turns into a worse Simpsons.


You do know that you have a channel or two other than Comedy Central right?
 
2017-12-07 09:19:48 PM  

Flt209er: ReapTheChaos: They need to get off this damn current events crap and just go back to the kids doing dumb shiat, with the occasional relevant joke thrown in.

The issue, I believe, has never been the current event stuff itself. They've been doing this for the last 20 years; and I still think the Kindergarten class president episode that they did back in the Bush/Gore days is one of the best episodes they've ever run.

The problem is that I don't think current events mesh well to the multi-season story arcs that they've been experimenting with the last couple of years. I'm glad they tried doing it, and it was a nice break from the norm, but single-episode storylines play a lot better to the strengths of the show; and it's probably time for Matt and Trey to return to that for a while.


I agree, these season long story arcs are killing the show, they're taking one or two episodes worth of humor and spreading it across 10. There was the PC principle season, then last year was the whole member berries and the presidential race. That continued into this year, along with Cartman and his new girlfriend. All of these things would have been funny if they were wrapped up in one or two episodes.
 
2017-12-07 09:54:52 PM  

ClavellBCMI: ReapTheChaos: South park has really gone to shiat for the last few seasons. They need to get off this damn current events crap and just go back to the kids doing dumb shiat, with the occasional relevant joke thrown in.

^^^ THIS!!! Let Cartman be Cartman, let Kenny die in some impossibly horrible way, let Chef be Chef, and let Kyle try to figure out just why things got so farked up.


There is no Chef in the champagne room.
 
2017-12-07 10:05:54 PM  

styckx: I miss old South Park where it made no sense and full of toilet humor..  It really started going downhill when they tried to pack messages into each episode reflective of real world issues.

I don't turn to Daily Mail for hard hitting factual news, I'm certainly not turning to South Park for reflective toilet humor on current events.


Spot on. Less current events and more Moses demanding macaroni pictures at Jewbilee.

I could rewatch nonsense episodes like that forever, the current event stuff can be tired a week later.
 
2017-12-07 10:15:40 PM  
The season finale is farking hilarious. The 80's music had me dying. That was a much better comment on nostalgia than the memberberries.
 
2017-12-07 10:52:59 PM  

TheManofPA: I wanted more Hootie this week


Same, I loved the last two episodes. The hootie gag was hilarious, and treating Trump like a wild animal (leaving food out for him) was pretty funny too. Sure, its not the best they have ever done, but its really hard to stay fresh for 20 years.
 
2017-12-07 10:53:11 PM  
Where the hell was Kenny?
The Whites were more annoying than cartman, I really hope we don't have to worry about the whites anymore.

Can they Nuke Canada a few more times also Jersey?
 
2017-12-07 11:51:58 PM  
Did I miss an episode where we nuked Canada?
 
2017-12-08 12:07:33 AM  
Pac Man fever, driving me crazy
 
2017-12-08 12:17:02 AM  

12349876: ClavellBCMI: ReapTheChaos: South park has really gone to shiat for the last few seasons. They need to get off this damn current events crap and just go back to the kids doing dumb shiat, with the occasional relevant joke thrown in.

^^^ THIS!!! Let Cartman be Cartman, let Kenny die in some impossibly horrible way, let Chef be Chef, and let Kyle try to figure out just why things got so farked up.

Chef has been dead for over nine years.

/just to be clear, that's Issac Hayes, the voice of Chef, died August 10, 2008

That's a sad story in itself. After years of episodes like "Jewbilee" making fun of Jews, "All About Mormons," having Jesus Christ be a South Park resident with a public access cable TV show, and so much more, with Hayes speaking (and singing) his lines and cashing his paychecks, suddenly, with the episode "Trapped in the Closet," now Hayes apparently objects to making fun of religion. Hayes was, of course, a Scientologist.

"There is a place in this world for satire but there is a time when satire ends and intolerance and bigotry toward religious beliefs begins, ... Religious beliefs are sacred to people and at all times should be respected and honoured [sic]. As a civil-rights activist of the past 40 years, I cannot support a show that disrespects those beliefs and practices."

Matt Stone commented at the time, "This has nothing to do with intolerance and bigotry and everything to do with the fact that Isaac Hayes is a Scientologist and that we recently featured Scientology in an episode of South Park. In 10 years and over 150 episodes of South Park, Isaac never had a problem with the show making fun of Christians, Muslims, Mormons and Jews. He got a sudden case of religious sensitivity when it was his religion featured on the show."

And then Hayes died. Since then, there has been evidence from his family that he did not in fact quit South Park of his own free will, but that the Church of Scientology wrote the statement in his name, while he himself had been incapacitated by a stroke.

According to his son, Isaac Hays III:
Isaac Hayes did not quit South Park: someone quit South Park for him

What happened was that in January 2006 my dad had a stroke and lost the ability to speak. He really didn't have that much comprehension, and he had to relearn to play the piano and a lot of different things. He was in no position to resign under his own knowledge.

At the time, everybody around my father was involved in Scientology ― his assistants, the core group of people. So someone quit South Park on Isaac Hayes' behalf. We don't know who.

My father was not that big of a hypocrite to be part of a show that would constantly poke fun at African-American people, Jewish people, gay people ― and only quit when it comes to Scientology. He wouldn't be that hypocritical.
On another matter, Kenny hasn't died in every episode since he returned from the "permanent" natural-causes death he'd suffered (in Season Five's "Kenny Dies") at the end Season Six's finale episode "Red Sleigh Down." Now he dies only when it makes sense to the plot, such as his three deaths (two self-inflicted) during the course of the Coon & Friends Superhero Trilogy. His most recent death, and his only one in this season, was off-screen and only revealed during the (awesome) musical number "Put It Down" at the end of the like-named episode.

jjorsett: Did I miss an episode where we nuked Canada?

Last week's episode. It basically parodied the movie from over a decade ago, South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut, with Kyle reprising the role his mom had in that movie in causing a war with Canada.
 
2017-12-08 02:15:47 AM  
"But what about the War on Christmas?!"
"He's not saving Christmas, Bob. He's running around in the woods eating garbage and scaring the children."
 
2017-12-08 04:06:30 AM  
The red balloon floating around reading "Make America Great Again" pretty much summed up 2017 for me.
 
2017-12-08 08:30:24 AM  
I'm old enough to remember when they said they weren't going to cover Trump in the new season. Clearly they gave that up quickly.

/series should really end already
//it's becoming a parody of itself more with every episode
 
2017-12-08 03:44:32 PM  
We need the return of the Woodland Critters !!!
 
2017-12-08 08:34:00 PM  

Strolpol: I'm old enough to remember when they said they weren't going to cover Trump in the new season. Clearly they gave that up quickly.

/series should really end already
//it's becoming a parody of itself more with every episode


I think it's less a willingness to cover Trump as it is a desire to include Garrison. They'd have to get him out of office in the show and they probably aren't willing to do that yet. Because we've got another three years of Trump and they may need Garrison right where he is if something juicy happens. It was a mistake to use one of their mainstays in the Trump role, but they got surprised just like the rest of us.

I'll bet by next season we'll know if Trump will be getting the boot or just be a largely irrelevant crippled administration. Then they may make a change.
 
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