Friday, April 04, 2008

Why South Park Still Rules

For those of you who didn’t see this weeks episode of South Park, you missed out. Matt and Trey are still the masters of using the absurd to shine a light on what is going on in our world.

In this episode they all at once poked fun at TV writers for their strike (which was about the value of internet content) and then pointed out that four fifths of the crap on the net doesn’t make any money for anyone. In the process of trying to help the striking Canadians (who represent the WGA) the boys from South Park are told that they have to get “some of that internet money” and give it to the Canadians. In an effort to make “internet money” they have Butters make this video, and then they head off to collect.

The problem is, they are in line behind Afro Ninja, sneezing panda, tron guy, Chocolate Rain, laughing baby etc. In the end there is no money to be had, and so the writers (oops I mean Canadians buddy, pal, friend) settle their strike.

Genius!

2 comments:

Jer said...

The only thing I didn't like about this episode was that immediately followed the announcement that Matt and Trey have an unprecidented 50/50 split of ad revenue with Comedy Central for their new South Park streaming site, where you can view any episode at any time. It seemed a bit hypocritical to be saying that the strike was pointless and there is no money on the internet when they themselves are raking it in via the internet.

I particularly enjoyed that "we're the WGA -- The World Canadian Bureau." That made me laugh so hard, because it's like they aren't even trying anymore. Let's just say that WGA stands for World Canadian Bureau. Ok!

I love those guys.

Greazy Tony said...

I'm of the mind that anything Matt and Trey get they deserve. If Comedy Central didn't have them, Jon Steward and Dave Chappell they would be a joke.

Hypocrisy aside, that was one hell of a show!