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 previous season on a three-disc DVD and Blu-ray collection.
As all of us have witnessed, animated demonstrates that remain on the air with this period of time have a tendency to decline in quality, leaving many fans longing for your creativity and freshness from the show’s original peak of success. Fortunately for fans of South Park Streaming, the show and it’s creators defy the chances and then produce solid, well-scripted shows that are just as good, or even a lot better than the show’s heyday.
South Park: The Whole Thirteenth Season offers nothing new as far as the way the show works, keeping true to the social satirical formula originally developed by the two patriarchs of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Essentially, the 2 men take headlines from both pop culture and world news and parody them to express their personal opinions on the matter through four young children form a small Colorado town and the herd of oddballs that surround them. The result 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 as well as the Japanese along with their obsession with butchering dolphins and whales.
Of course in some cases, Parker and Stone will craft a show not away from a headline but alternatively from the pure hatred that the two have garnered for any certain celebrity, thus being the case for the infamous “Fishsticks” episode in which the show assumes rapper Kanye West and his rumored massive ego buy ultimately portraying him as a “gay fish.” The show even comes equipped with a parody of the rapper’s hit song “Heartless” with slightly modified lyrics.
And after that of course you will have the episodes which have no hidden messages or celebrity target in any way and instead just concentrate on placing among the shows central characters in an absurd situation and crafting the comedy round the chaos that ensues. Much like “Butters’ Bottom Bitch,” an episode where Leopold “Butters” Stotch pays a woman $5 to give him his first kiss and ultimately winds up becoming a pimp.
The fantastic thing about Season Thirteen, and lots of other seasons of South Park for instance, is the fact that even the demonstrates that don’t receive all of the attention and take on the controversial topics still make you 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 get earth banned through the universe’s intergalactic community using their dishonesty. There is no real point to the episode in any way, but make an effort to sit through it all and never laugh your ass off. I dare you.
And even when an episode’s main plot isn’t doing it to suit your needs, there always seems to be a sub-plot that can keep you consistently chuckling throughout, like Kyle the inability to wrap his head around the truth that Cartman will continue to eat at Chipotle even though it makes his rectum bleed. Needless to say Cartman doesn’t see a problem with this because his mother flkzau his underwear using the Billy Mays promoted “Chipotlaway” cleaning solution, thus solving the situation.
Purchasing South Park: The Whole Thirteenth Season ought to be a no-brainer for fans in the show as it’s a season among many which has episodes than can be watched numerous times without getting boring. I mean, seriously, who might get sick of hearing Cartman’s toe-tapping rendition of Lady Gaga’s Pok.er Face? Not me.
But if that’s inadequate to suit your needs and you think you’re content with just watching the show on Comedy Central, purchase the DVDs for the mere fact that you get to watch the episodes with all of the profanity that Matt Stone and Trey Parker intended. It’s worth the buying price of admission alone.