South Park….WTF?

So after yet another epic three-part “South Park” special, I’m left with one question…what the hell just happened?  I feel as the seasons progress, “South Park” is becoming more just a cluster f@ck of pop culture references than actual story lines.  Even in the moronic and low-brow early seasons, there was still some sort of story the boys followed.  Now, every episode just picks a current trend and jams it into a crazy and non-sensical plot.  What did we learn from this 3 parter for example?  “South Park” managed to reference comic book movies, the cult of Cthulhu, Justin Beiber, the BP oil spill, a huge Kenny explanation, Looney Tunes, and Cartman’s hatred of everything.  In one episode.  What is actually important to future “South Park” folklore?  Well, Kenny’s ability to die over and over again is finally revealed, but could have been done in the last 10 seconds of one episode. Parker and Stone just tell you, and you have to accept it.  Don’t get me wrong, I still find “South Park” hilarious in every way, but seriously…what the f*ck?  Why were we watching Cartman act like an adorable animal to win over the affection of Cthulhu, which was basically a straight rip of a “Looney Tunes” segment?  I will admit I died during the Tony Hayward “I’m sorry” commercials and the “Lebron James Method,” which were very cleverly used.  I also do give the creators enormous credit for being able to throw together comedy in such a short amount of time like that.  The Lebron commercial came out only like a week and a half before that episode aired, but that was plenty of time for Stone and Parker to insert it into an episode.  But to this date, no episode has elicited more “what in the hell is going on” moments than the past trilogy.  Not even Imaginationland was more ridiculous.  Stan’s dad himself has evolved into a normal person to this crazy, delusional, farcical main character who always pushes something too far.  Again, am I complaining?  No, not in the least.  But am I the only one who thinks “South Park” is just getting too far out there?  Even for them?


About Matt Donato

I love all things film. I'll watch any genre, any actor, at any time. This whole film critic thing is a passionate hobby for now which I'm balancing with working in the business world, but hey, someday, who knows?
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