On the same week they debuted the premier of their fourteenth season by tackling the ridiculous Tiger Woods saga in a hilarious episode aptly titled “Sexual Healing,” the creative minds at South Park gave the world a refresher course about how they do things by releasing the earlier season on a three-disc DVD and Blu-ray collection.
As we all have witnessed, animated implies that remain on the air for this particular duration of time often decline in quality, leaving many fans longing for your creativity and freshness in the show’s original peak of success. Fortunately for fans of South Park Streaming, the show and it’s creators defy the odds and then produce solid, well-scripted implies that are just as good, otherwise much better than the show’s heyday.
South Park: The Whole Thirteenth Season offers nothing new as far as how the show works, keeping true for the social satirical formula originally produced by both patriarchs of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Basically, the 2 men take headlines from both pop culture and world news and parody those to express their personal opinions on the matter through four small children form a small Colorado town and the herd of oddballs that surround them. The effect is normally crude, offensive and incredibly hilarious.
Some of the events that Parker and Stone tackled in Season Thirteen are The Jonas Brothers as well as their “purity” rings, piracy in Somalia, the death of both Billy Mays and Michael Jackson, The Dark Knight and the Japanese as well as their obsession with butchering dolphins and whales.
Needless to say sometimes, Parker and Stone will craft a show not from a headline but rather from the pure hatred that the two have garnered for any certain celebrity, thus being the case for the infamous “Fishsticks” episode wherein the show assumes rapper Kanye West and his awesome rumored massive ego buy ultimately portraying him as a “gay fish.” The show even comes built with a parody from the rapper’s hit song “Heartless” with slightly modified lyrics.
And after that obviously you will find the episodes which have no hidden messages or celebrity target at all and instead just give attention to placing one of the shows central characters in an absurd situation and crafting the comedy around the chaos that ensues. Much like “Butters’ Bottom Bitch,” an episode where Leopold “Butters” Stotch pays a lady $5 to offer him his first kiss and ultimately ends up transforming into a pimp.
The great thing about Season Thirteen, and several other seasons of South Park in fact, is the fact that even the implies that don’t receive all of the attention and take on the controversial topics still allow you to laugh hysterically due to both Parker and Stone’s immature yet wonderful senses of humor. As is the case with “Pinewood Derby,” an episode where Stan’s father Randy Marsh (possibly my favorite character on the show) works together with the leaders of the world to have earth banned from your universe’s intergalactic community making use of their dishonesty. There is not any real point to the episode at all, but attempt to sit through everything and never laugh your ass off. I dare you.
And even when an episode’s main plot isn’t carrying it out for you personally, there always appears to be a sub-plot that can help keep you consistently chuckling throughout, like Kyle being unable to wrap his head around the truth that Cartman consistently eat out at Chipotle despite the fact that it will make his rectum bleed. Of course Cartman doesn’t see an issue with this because his mother flkzau his underwear with the Billy Mays promoted “Chipotlaway” cleaning solution, thus solving the issue.
Purchasing South Park: The Whole Thirteenth Season should be a no-brainer for fans of the show as it’s a season among many which contains episodes than can be watched numerous times without getting boring. I mean, seriously, who could get sick of hearing Cartman’s toe-tapping rendition of Lady Gaga’s Pok.er Face? Not me.
But when that’s inadequate for you and you think you’re content with just watching the show on Comedy Central, purchase the DVDs for that mere fact that you get to watch the episodes with the profanity that Matt Stone and Trey Parker intended. It’s worth the cost of admission alone.