When Stan is sent to the school counselor because he’s holding on to an obscene number of useless possessions, he realizes that Mr. Mackey has a hoarding disorder too.“South Park” remains TV’s top-rated scripted cable series:
Oct. 20, 2010, 2:20 p.m. CST
Oct. 20, 2010, 2:20 p.m. CST
you put your right foot in, you put your right foot out
Oct. 20, 2010, 2:21 p.m. CST
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Oct. 20, 2010, 2:35 p.m. CST
it'll be a keeper. This half season didn't start too strong with the NASCAR ep, but made up for it last week with the creature they call Snooki and her smoosh-smoosh. Can't wait for tonight (although I wish SP would go after that horrid teen mom crap - maybe get Shelly pregnant) <p>"You're ginger, you're jewish, and you're Jersey. That's 3 STRIKES, Kyle! You're OUT!"
Oct. 20, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST
That show really connects with so many people. It's so, well, modern, and funny, and heartfelt. They really earn the emotional last few minutes of every episode. Really nice to see a quality sitcom without a fucking laugh track catch on with the general public in such a big way.
Oct. 20, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST
if they'll go after jesse james and sandra bullock
Oct. 20, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST
Should be funny. That movie was the most overrated flick in a long time. I expect to a see a van falling into a river for an eternity tonight and hopefully some other pins puncturing that pretentious flick.
Oct. 20, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST
the new episodes have sucked. But I'll agree that Matt and Trey are getting lazy as hell. Nascar, then Jersey, now hoarders? Do they sit on their remote and base episodes on wherever it stops?
Oct. 20, 2010, 6:31 p.m. CST
That's sort of what Trey and Matt have come to over the last few years. Sometimes they come up with something inspired, and there have been some great episodes (like 200-201 and Major Boobage from 2 years ago), but it's almost like they don't make very many original observations anymore. They just parody one thing and then most of the jokes are themselves pop culture references, like the Teen Wolf parody within a parody during the Jersey Shore episode last week. I liked it better when they'd only do this once or twice a year, as opposed to 12 times a year. It does seem kind of lazy, but then they have short deadlines to meet...
Oct. 20, 2010, 6:35 p.m. CST
There... I've admitted it. Maybe they can, too. South Park has slipped into just an endless string of pop culture riffs and references recycled beneath a veneer of absurdity to hide the fact that they really aren't saying anything interesting. I still love them and the show, and I guess they may still be in shock from terrorists targeting them, but damn this is getting old. Tonight's probably going to be an Inception parody, which will make it 4 for 4 on episodes built around lame pop culture jokes.
Oct. 20, 2010, 6:36 p.m. CST
That was one of the lamer episodes I've seen in a while.
Oct. 20, 2010, 7:24 p.m. CST
...after the cowards at Viacom censored them they said "fuck it" and decided to go for the cheapest and easiest target, the one ethnic group that is always fair game in Hollywood: poor white people.
Oct. 20, 2010, 8:26 p.m. CST
by The Krypton Kid
We can count on one, maybe two, clever and genuinely funny episodes per season, but I remember seasons where 9 out of 10 episodes were classics. (p) (p) Parker and Stone had a good run, but it may be time to hang it up.
Oct. 20, 2010, 8:43 p.m. CST
The first half of this season was non-stop genius. But so far, these last couple episodes have been terrible, one note jokes that aren't even funny.
Oct. 20, 2010, 9:45 p.m. CST
Nice LIttle Britain rip off and Star Trek Generations The Movie reference.
Oct. 20, 2010, 11:07 p.m. CST
by Rex Carsalot
Remember when it was touted as the next big thing here? Yeah. And then we saw it and laughed? Yeah.
Oct. 20, 2010, 11:24 p.m. CST
by Prof. Pop-Cult
Somebody give me the quick verdict. There is too much TV for me to watch right now.
Oct. 20, 2010, 11:36 p.m. CST
Worst episode since the Pee episode, which was only like 4 episodes back. Three main jokes in the whole thing and they were all kinda lame: <p> 1.) Hoarders (had potential but didn't go anywhere) <p> 2.) Confusing a "Sheep Herder" with a "Sheep Hoarder." Really, really lame and unfunny the whole way through. <p> 3.) An Inception parody. I liked when they called that movie out for being a convoluted and confusing piece of shit with arbitrary rules pretending to be smarter than it was, but the jokes were just weak. <p> Then for random pop culture guest stars of the week, we got a heroic Freddie Krueger cameo and a quick cameo Woodsy the Owl as a demonic child molester.
Oct. 20, 2010, 11:37 p.m. CST
by Jim Jam Bongs
You know the saying "It's like they're just cranking out donuts"? In this case, that's an insult to the world's fine donut makers.
Oct. 20, 2010, 11:40 p.m. CST
I think it's a combo of the Mohommed backlash combined with Matt and Trey's spottiness over the past few years. South Park's always been hit or miss, and they've got in the habit of doing way too many semi-topical movie parodies/tv show parodies lately, but I think the Mohommed show and all the death threats/censorship has affected them. I know they tried to be shocking by making al Quaeda and Osama Bin Laden the heroes of the Jersey Shore episode, but it's like they don't write about anything they don't see on TV anymore.
Oct. 20, 2010, 11:45 p.m. CST
The handful of episodes since the Mohammed episodes of 200-201 have just felt uninspired. Going back to 2006 or so, it's like they only really feel it about 4 times a season anymore and knock it out of the park, but the rest of the time we get, well... tonight's episode. I'll still watch and look forward to the next one becuase anything Trey and Matt do has potential for greatness, but this half-season has been a real letdown so far.
Oct. 21, 2010, 12:32 a.m. CST
The show is past its prime, but I loved tonight's episode. The Inception jokes were awesome. I loved how nothing made sense and they just started expanding the plot pointlessly. "If they don't succeed, that's the end of Europe." "What?? WHY?" "Because."
Oct. 21, 2010, 2:48 a.m. CST
That was pretty good.
Oct. 21, 2010, 5:26 a.m. CST
"Everyone loved a film so I will hate it to appear like I have better taste than them" lol. Since when was Inception confusing anyway?
Oct. 21, 2010, 6:06 a.m. CST
Yeah, FG is all non-sequitor humor, but it's FUNNY non-sequitor humor. In addition, each episode is packed with these jokes, not one joke repeated ad-nauseum ala South Park.
Oct. 21, 2010, 6:35 a.m. CST
It's easy to mock something you don't understand as being pretentious. <p> It's incredibly silly though to look at something and say "I don't get it. Therefore there's nothing to get."
Oct. 21, 2010, 7:34 a.m. CST
Not everyone HAS to like Inception. It's actually a lot easier to say that Christopher Nolan is God. He's a great director, sure. He's even got some great ideas. But the man can't write. Let's face it. The Dark Knight story was ridiculous... all that Gordon stuff "I expected the Joker to flip a truck in the street and to do all that other shit so I could catch him... and I faked my death,... because... uh... my family... was... in danger?" Inception is no better. I'm not saying it's a terrible film. It's just not a great one. It really could've used some characters with some emotional arcs... (besides DiCaprio) I'm just saying... some people got it. They just didn't like it.
Oct. 21, 2010, 7:45 a.m. CST
by Nerd Rage
There's no hidden meanings. Don't confuse convoluted with complexity and depth.
Oct. 21, 2010, 8:13 a.m. CST
but was worth sitting trough just for Cartmans song about there being too many mexicans at the waterpark; absolute 100% genius!
Oct. 21, 2010, 8:58 a.m. CST
Harry LOVED this episode.
Oct. 21, 2010, 10:29 a.m. CST
Great line from last night's episode.
Oct. 21, 2010, 10:36 a.m. CST
They're just a bunch of frat guy neo cons who never grew up. That pretty much sums up South Park.
Oct. 21, 2010, 10:41 a.m. CST
But that sometimes people get stuck in bad narrative loops that they need to escape. Maybe that's not the deepest observation, but it's still a valid one, and Inception did a neat job of exploring it through a quasi sci-fi / neo-noir coneit. This clearly all went WAY over the heads of Matt and Trey cause they're dumb. REALLY dumb. And curiously smug about it. Weir, right? I'd be ashamed of being that dumb. But, hey, they're rich, so maybe being dumb is the way to go? It is America after all -- the only place on Earth were being smart is a negative and incompetence and stupidity are rewarded.
Oct. 21, 2010, 10:50 a.m. CST
Oct. 21, 2010, 11:38 a.m. CST
you're allowed to make a joke about something without necessarily hating it. <br><br>perhaps they didnt 'love', 'hate', 'get', 'didn't get' inception... maybe they were just making a little fun of one of the summer's biggest movies. every single thing in south park doesnt have to be social commentary.
Oct. 21, 2010, 11:44 a.m. CST
Had me pissing myself with laughter.
Oct. 21, 2010, 12:40 p.m. CST
Me too, but not as much as Marsh saying "We got 'em" at the very end.
Oct. 21, 2010, 2:14 p.m. CST
Last week's episode was FUCKING HILARIOUS!
Oct. 21, 2010, 2:32 p.m. CST
was that they liked it, even if its a bit over the top, its still a good film. they're just being cheeky thats all. i didnt get any of the malice i got from the indy gets raped episode.
Oct. 21, 2010, 3:06 p.m. CST
I got the same feeling. Its like their Cartman superhero ep that poked at The Dark Knight. They poked fun at Inception, but didn't tear it a new asshole.
Oct. 21, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST
As long as they can produce a few awesome classics a year that I can rewatch someday, they'll have no complaints from me. It would be hard for them to lose me as a viewer.
Oct. 21, 2010, 5:22 p.m. CST
The doctor providing the background drum beats was the best part of the episode, over all it was pretty good, I don't think matt and trey hated inception, i just think they perhaps though it was overhyped and confusing at times. Still not as good as the jersey episode, but damn funny half season so far
Oct. 21, 2010, 7:30 p.m. CST
Really enjoyed this week's episode. A fun send-up of Inception, seeing Mr Mackay as a kid was great. Best line of the episode belongs to Randy though; "I'm gonna go find me some butterfly poon!"
Oct. 21, 2010, 7:45 p.m. CST
You can make fun of something without hating it. I'll bet anything that their DVD commentary will confirm this.
Oct. 22, 2010, 1:37 a.m. CST
That should make Kevin Smith, Robot Chicken and Family Guy biggest haters of Star Wars. Right? Right???
Oct. 22, 2010, 11:40 p.m. CST
Just because a character has a point of view doesn't mean the creators believe that point of view to be their own. Was the creator of All in the Family a loud mouth ignorant bigot? No. I hate when I read reviews that claim because a character in a movie makes fun of something or says something controversial the writer of the dialogue must feel the same way. I'm sure that happens every now and again but it's kind of strange. We don't hold stand up comedians to that standard otherwise Louis C.K would be hated. So the reality probably is that Matt and Trey just think some fans of the film are pretentious when they ridicule someone who doesn't like it. They must not "get it" otherwise they'd love it