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 on how they do things by releasing the previous season on a three-disc DVD and Blu-ray collection.
As everyone has witnessed, animated demonstrates that remain on the air for 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 continue to produce solid, well-scripted shows that are just as good, or even a lot better than the show’s heyday.
South Park: The Entire Thirteenth Season offers nothing new in terms of how the show works, keeping true for the social satirical formula originally produced by the 2 patriarchs of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone. In essence, both men take headlines from both pop culture and world news and parody them to express their personal opinions on the matter through four small kids form a tiny Colorado town and also the herd of oddballs that surround them. The effect is normally crude, offensive and incredibly hilarious.
A few of the events that Parker and Stone tackled in Season Thirteen are definitely the Jonas Brothers along with their “purity” rings, piracy in Somalia, the death of both Billy Mays and Michael Jackson, The Dark Knight as well as the Japanese and their obsession with butchering dolphins and whales.
Needless to say in some instances, Parker and Stone will craft a show not away from a headline but rather out of the pure hatred the two have garnered to get a certain celebrity, thus being the case for your infamous “Fishsticks” episode where the show takes on rapper Kanye West and his awesome rumored massive ego buy ultimately portraying him as a “gay fish.” The show even comes designed with a parody from the rapper’s hit song “Heartless” with slightly modified lyrics.
And then obviously you will find the episodes who have no hidden messages or celebrity target in any way and instead just concentrate on placing one of many shows central characters within 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 woman $5 to provide him his first kiss and ultimately eventually ends up being a pimp.
The great thing about Season Thirteen, and lots of 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 cause you to laugh hysterically thanks to both Parker and Stone’s immature yet wonderful senses of humor. As it is the case with “Pinewood Derby,” an episode where Stan’s father Randy Marsh (possibly the best character on the show) works together with all the leaders of the world to obtain earth banned from the universe’s intergalactic community making use of their dishonesty. There is absolutely no real point for the episode whatsoever, 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 performing it for you, there always seems to be a sub-plot which will help you stay consistently chuckling throughout, like Kyle not being able to wrap his head around the fact that Cartman continues to eat at Chipotle even though it makes his rectum bleed. Needless to say Cartman doesn’t see an issue with this because his mother flkzau his underwear with all the Billy Mays promoted “Chipotlaway” cleaning solution, thus solving the issue.
Purchasing South Park: The Complete Thirteenth Season ought to be a no-brainer for fans from 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 could get sick of hearing Cartman’s toe-tapping rendition of Lady Gaga’s Pok.er Face? Not me.
But when that’s not enough for you personally and also you think you’re content with just watching the show on Comedy Central, buy the DVDs for the mere fact that you will get to watch the episodes with all the profanity that Matt Stone and Trey Parker intended. It’s worth the buying price of admission alone.