REVIEW: SOUTH PARK: THE HALLOWEEN EPISODES – PART 7: SONS A WITCHES

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Trey Parker (Tales From The Crapper)
Matt Stone (Orgazmo)

1It’s been a long time since South Park has done a proper holiday episode (unless you count the Columbus Day-themed “Holiday Special” from a few weeks back). That’s just one more benefit of the return to a less serialized format. Now the series has a solid, entertaining Halloween special that manages to tell a fairly timeless story about Randy and friends acting like idiots while still delivering another dose of topical humor. When it comes to Randy’s antics, “Sons a Witches” doesn’t necessarily rival the show’s best. It’s pretty hard to top episodes like “The Losing Edge” and “More Crap” in that regard. Still, there’s a definite appeal in watching Randy and the gang dressing in stupid costumes and getting high on “Jack and Crack.” Even if you completely ignore the satirical angle of the witch storyline, those witchy antics made for a pretty amusing storyline. The whole thing was worth it just for that awkward musical routine at the school assembly.south-park-sons-a-witches-photo001-1508869712023_1280wThis episode also gave us the first major appearance from President Garrison this season. It’s interesting timing given how articles like this one have started taking South Park to task for ignoring Donald Trump this season rather than directing the full weight of its comedic arsenal against him. Parker and Stone have made it clear by now why they’d just as soon ignore Trump and his antics. Whether you agree with them or not, the fact is that Garrison’s presence has been sorely missed this year. Part of me wishes he wasn’t hamstring by his role as a Trump surrogate and could simply return to doing what he does best. But that was sort of the point of his appearance here. He misses the good old days as a member of the witch club, and this episode offered him a brief chance to relive old glories.south-park-season-21-episode-6-sons-a-witchesThis also proved to be another big episode for Cartman and Heidi. I’m surprised at how much I’m enjoying their ongoing storyline this season given how obnoxious I found it last year. Cartman’s frustration with Heidi seems to make all the difference. On one hand, you can’t help but sympathize with his plight as a guy who just wants to go out without having to spend two hours waiting for his girlfriend to finish getting ready. On the other hand, he really is the architect of his own misery. He can’t simply do the mature thing and break things off with Heidi once and for all. He deserves to suffer. Ultimately, Season 20’s Cartman was a weak link because his dark side was so deeply buried. That dark side has returned this year and was on full display as Cartman played the witch situation to his advantage. You have to love his choice of costumes during that forest sequence (especially with Cartman’s lollipop being a visual homage to King Lollipop from the “Imaginationland” trilogy). And that fueled what was by far the best scene of the episode, as Cartman dealt with becoming of victim blaming at the police station. south-park-s21e06-sons-a-witches_16x9South Park continues to establish a winning formula this season, focusing on more standalone storylines that still pull from current headlines in clever ways. “Sons a Witches” works as both a commentary on the Harvey Weinstein scandal and its fallout and fun, simple tale of Randy and his friends being stupid. The escalating Cartyman/Heidi storyline and the surprise return of President Garrison didn’t hurt.

 

 

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REVIEW: SOUTH PARK – DANCES WITH SMURFS

 

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Trey Parker (Tales From The Crapper)
Matt Stone (Orgazmo)

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DANCES WITH SMURFS

1313_cartmanAsWendyGordon Stoltski, a third grader who reads the South Park Elementary morning announcements, is shot to death by a jealous husband mistaking him for a 40-year-old truck driver with a similar name (Gordon Saltski) who had an affair with his wife, which the entire school hears due to it being heard over the intercom. During a memorial service at the gymnasium, guidance counselor Mr. Mackey announces the school will seek a replacement. Cartman gets the job after sabotaging the efforts of a talented student named Casey Miller. However, during his first announcement, Cartman is very critical of the school and makes politically charged accusations against student body president Wendy Testaburger. Principal Victoria asks Cartman to stick to the script during announcements, but he accuses her of trying to silence him, and brings in the American Civil Liberties Union to ensure his freedom of speech. Cartman’s announcements are soon broadcast as the politically themed “EC” show on televisions placed in each classroom. On his set’s chalkboard he uses the first letters of keywords that he writes to spell out Wendy’s intent to “kill Smurfs” which concerns Butters and some other students. When they confront Wendy, she simply refuses to acknowledge CartmanEric_Cartman_Meets_The_SmurfsCartman starts selling copies of his book, What Happened to My School?, outside the cafeteria where Stan confronts him. Angry because of Cartman’s outrageous sexual lies about Wendy in his book, Stan tries to convince Cartman to stop selling the books to no avail. Principal Victoria and Mr. Mackey again confront Cartman, and force him to stop selling his books on school grounds. This upsets Cartman, who accuses them of turning the school into a “socialist horrorland”, and insists he is leaving the school. The next day, however, he appears on his show and spins a portrayal of himself in blue face-paint and suspenders, having somehow found Smurfland, becoming part of Smurf culture and eventually falling in love with Smurfette. Cartman then claims that Wendy bulldozed Smurfland and slaughtered the Smurfs to get their valuable Smurfberries, the complete story of which he has chronicled in his DVD, “Dances with Smurfs”. Despite the fact that it is extremely obvious that the footage of “Wendy” was Cartman in disguise, Butters and a furious mob of students go to Wendy’s house to confront her. Butters pees on her front door and demands that she go on Cartman’s morning announcements show to answer his questions.south-park-season-13-13-dances-with-smurfsOn the “EC” set the next morning a reluctant Wendy joins a gray side-burned Cartman who promises he will stick to school-related questions and go easy on her. However, as soon as filming begins, he immediately asks about her rumoured promiscuity and involvement in the Smurf genocide. To Cartman’s surprise, Wendy claims she indeed bulldozed Smurfland to get the valuable Smurfberries, but alludes that Cartman was involved with the plot, and that the Smurfs would have left Smurfland if Cartman had not integrated himself with them. She steps down as student body president, turning the title over to Cartman, and announces her own new book Going Rogue on the Smurfs. Cartman is angry that she has turned the tables on him and stolen his Smurf idea, particularly when she announces she sold the movie rights to director James Cameron, who turned the book into his new film, Avatar. With being the student body president, Cartman can’t do the morning announcements anymore because a student can’t hold both positions at the same time. Cartman, much to his anger, also learns that being the student body president is a meaningless position with no real power. The episode ends with Casey Miller reading the announcements, which include a student’s explicit letter of disgust for Cartman’s performance as president, causing him to run out the room crying, “I’m doing the best I can!”south-park-s13e13c08-living-with-the-smurfs-16x9The real accomplishment of this episode is how it totally roasted a semi-political figure, without being political at all

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS REVIEW: SOUTH PARK THE CHRISTMAS EPISODES – PART 9

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Trey Parker (Tales From The Crapper)
Matt Stone (Orgazmo)

Kyle Broflovski laments how his younger brother Ike’s generation’s preoccupation with trending topics and Let’s Play videos has led him to be seen as an out-of-touch “grandpa” by younger kids. Kyle sends out a Twitter message to help families come together. In response, Bill Cosby appears at Kyle’s home to invite him to participate in a television special to be watched by families together. Kyle agrees, but after Cosby leaves, he is revealed to be a hologram.
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Randy and Sharon Marsh go to the police to report about the hologram of Randy created by his ex-manager to replace his stage persona Lorde, but the police are skeptical. Meanwhile, a patrolman brings in the rogue Michael Jackson hologram, but despite the fact that the patrolman says he shot the hologram and used a chokehold on him, the hologram’s light skin and features present a problem for the police, as they can only use such harsh tactics on black people.
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The television special will feature various celebrities, holograms of deceased celebrities, and LP commentary by Cartman. The special is the brainchild of Randy’s ex-producer and Cartman. The producer’s staff, however, feel he has given too much power to Cartman, whose growing popularity results in his commentary window appearing not only on computers and other devices, but in thin air throughout the episode. Upon seeing a TV commercial for the special, Kyle is angered that his idea has been turned into a social media project, while his best friend, Stan Marsh, is upset because he thinks his father, Randy, is performing again as Lorde. Randy and the Jackson hologram learn about the television special and its intent, and agree to work together to stop it. When the Tupac Shakur hologram sent to capture the Jackson hologram appears at the police station, Randy and the Jackson hologram flee to the Marsh home. Randy then learns that Stan and Kyle have been taken hostage by his ex-producer, and is confronted by the Shakur hologram in his home.
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When Kyle asks the producer why he is doing this, the producer explains that when he became a grandfather, one day he asked his grandson who his favorite celebrity was, and his grandson said it was PewDiePie. Bewildered that his grandson worshiped an insignificant Internet personality, and was unimpressed with anyone to whom he tried to introduce him, the producer says that with the television special, he will assimilate the younger generation’s culture into his own. Stan is astonished that the producer is “such a grandpa”.  The Shakur hologram and the Jackson hologram decide to team up against the producer. When Cartman’s window appears before the producer, he tries to have him shut down, but Cartman is trending so much and has grown so powerful that he has reached “trend-scendence”, “like Johnny Depp, but cool”. As Cartman continues to appear on screens all around the world, he states that he is now “trends-gender” and therefore must be given his own bathroom, which was his motivation for being involved in this plan. The Shakur and Jackson holograms appear at the restaurant where the producer is hiding with the hostages. As Jackson fatally shoots the producer, Kyle, realizing that everyone on the planet can see everyone else on their computers, speaks out to his brother, Ike, apologizing for being a “grandpa”. He accepts that Ike will develop his own generational interests, and admits that he was merely sore that Ike was a fan of Cartman in particular. He says that he just wants to be a family again. Ike and his friends resolve to get the public to “believe” again, and create a new trend which Kyle, breaking the fourth wall, urges the home audience to spread. In response, PewDiePie’s window appears, and his commentary is so powerful that Cartman’s window is eliminated.
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In an epilogue, Kyle says he managed to get their family to use the living room again for one hour each night, though Stan is still confused over the events that have just concluded. Kyle suggests that perhaps they are not going to understand it, and further says that at least YouTube celebrities are authentic, and have not been marketed to the public by corporations. PewDiePie’s window then appears, and he thanks South Park for being on his show.hqdefault

A Great festive epiosde, hopefully there will be more christmas episodes to come. A great watch along with the other festive epsiodes for the christmas season.

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS REVIEW: SOUTH PARK THE CHRISTMAS EPISODES – PART 8

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Trey Parker (Tales From The Crapper)
Matt Stone (Orgazmo)

BLACK FRIDAY (1 OF 3)

The security management at South Park Mall briefs its guards on the upcoming Black Friday shopping day. The security Captain, a grizzled veteran with a large scar running down his face, tells the guards that this year, the mall is offering an 80% discount to the first 30 people in the mall, which is certain to again incite violence among shoppers. Among the guards is Randy Marsh, who has taken the temporary job not to earn extra holiday money as he says, but to acquire the discounts ahead of the crowds that will camp outside the mall.
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Meanwhile, the boys of South Park are dressed in medieval garb while engaging in role playing inspired by Game of Thrones, and are themselves anticipating Black Friday. Cartman informs his classmates of the 80% discount, and says if they work together, they can all purchase one of the new gaming systems so that they can play online games together. The children, however, become split over whether to purchase Xbox Ones or PlayStation 4s. Kyle and Stan find themselves on opposite sides of the schism, with Kyle allied with Cartman’s Xbox One faction, and Stan on the PS4 side. The two factions then begin recruiting other children to increase their ranks. Cartman, strolling through the “Garden of Andros” with Kenny, whose character is “Lady McCormick”, tells him that they are only recruiting Xbox One loyalists to help them get inside the mall so them two can get cheap Xbox Ones. He wants Kenny to use his influence to “take care” of Kyle, should his loyalty to their faction falter. The garden is then revealed to be the elaborately landscaped back yard of an elderly South Park resident, who orders the children to stop trespassing on his property. This gag recurs throughout the three-part storyline, with Cartman playing different participants in the conflict against each other, only for the old man to inform them of this from his window, much to Cartman’s irritation.4x17-a-very-crappy-christmas-south-park-21651796-500-375The mall’s security is further daunted by the news that a new Tickle Me Elmo called “Stop Touching Me Elmo” is being released in time for Black Friday, which leads to shoppers camping outside even earlier than anticipated. The head of Sony has also announced a special bundle to help entice customers to side with PS4. To address increasing crowds, the mall’s security tries to hand out wristbands so shoppers can hold places in line, but this leads to a brawl in which the Captain is fatally stabbed. Cradling his dying superior, Randy reveals his true motives for having taken the job. The Captain notes that Randy now knows how serious Black Friday is, and peels off the scar over his left eye, revealing it to be a prosthetic appliance. Before dying, he places it on Randy’s face, telling Randy that regardless of his early motives, he is the Captain now, and must now protect the town. Inspired by the new responsibility, Randy tells his fellow guards that they now have work to do. At the same time, Stan rallies his assembled army, telling them that Lady McCormick has joined them to make sure that the winner of the console war is the PS4.

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A SONG OF ASS AND FIRE (2 OF 3)

In continuation from the previous episode, the children of South Park are split into two factions over whether to purchase bargain-priced Xbox Ones or PlayStation 4s at an upcoming Black Friday sale at the South Park Mall. Kenny, role-playing as Lady McCormick, is revealed to have joined Stan’s pro-PlayStation 4 faction because Cartman, who leads the pro-Xbox One faction, would not make him a princess. Meanwhile, as pre-Black Friday violence increases, the South Park Mall, where Randy Marsh has been made the Captain of security, announces a 10% increase to the discount given to the first people in the mall, leading to more shoppers gathering in front of the mall ahead of the sale.
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Cartman becomes increasingly agitated with the Xbox people’s training following Kenny’s betrayal, and informs a worried Kyle that he has a plan. Seeking an advantage to counter the PS4 faction’s increasing ranks, Cartman contacts Microsoft, but CEO Steve Ballmer dismisses the importance of the children’s conflict and the commercialization of the console wars. When Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates learns of this, he has Ballmer murdered in order to personally see to it that Xbox wins the console wars. Gates allies himself with Channel 9’s Morning News correspondent Niles Lawson, promising that the Black Friday violence will ensure high ratings. Lawson, playing both sides of the conflict, then informs Sony’s CEO of this during a post-coital discussion, and in response, the CEO gives Kenny a brooch that turns him into a Japanese princess. Cartman also sends Butters and Scott Malkinson to the New Mexico home of A Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin for information on upcoming storylines, but Martin does nothing but regale the two children with plot points that emphasize male characters’ penises. As Butters and Malkinson are about to leave, Martin tells them that he has connections with which he may be able to help their cause.
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Lawson then reports that the mall, on Martin’s suggestion, has moved the Black Friday sale one week from November 29 to December 6, and is now offering 96% off purchases to the first 100 people inside the mall, an announcement that leads to a brawl outside the mall.

TITTIES AND DRAGONS (3 OF 3)

In the conclusion of a three-part storyline, the children of South Park are split into two factions over whether to purchase bargain-priced Microsoft Xbox Ones or Sony PlayStation 4s at an upcoming Black Friday sale at the South Park Mall, a schism that sees best friends Stan Marsh (PS4) and Kyle Broflovski (Xbox) on opposite sides. As the PS4 faction turn their attention to the Red Robin restaurant, which serves as a side entrance into the mall, the Xbox One faction arrives to announce they wish to join the PS4 ranks. Though Stan does not trust them, Cartman and Kyle say they have a way to monopolize the Red Robin: by renting it out for a wedding party.
4x17-a-very-crappy-christmas-south-park-21651796-500-375Cartman and Stan, who are having a private talk in the “Garden of Andros”, are interrupted by the elderly owner, who informs Stan of the true intentions of the Xbox faction: they have merely feigned surrender in order to lock the PS4 faction in the Red Robin while they retrieve their consoles. Stan is further angered to be told that this was Kyle’s idea. To prevent Stan from informing his allies of this, Cartman defecates in the old man’s yard and frames Stan for it, resulting in Stan being grounded. When Kyle learns of this, he tries to explain his actions to Stan but he is promptly sent away. As Randy Marsh’s mall security guards deal with the increasing shopper violence, George R. R. Martin arrives at the mall to cut the ribbon that will open the mall for the Black Friday sale. However, he stalls by regaling the agitated crowd with musings on his penis. An impatient shopper charges forward, slices off Martin’s penis, and cuts the ribbon, allowing the crowd into the mall, leading to mass deaths.
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A greatrilogy. I found myself laughing throughout the entire episodes I was also pleasantly surprised to notice growth in some of the characters, especially Randy as he takes up the responsibility of Black Friday. Anyone who is a die hard fan or even somebody that only chuckles once per season should definitely watch this festive trilogy..

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS REVIEW: SOUTH PARK THE CHRISTMAS EPISODES – PART 7

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Trey Parker (Tales From The Crapper)
Matt Stone (Orgazmo)

WOODLAND CRITTER CHRISTMAS

This episode, which like many routine Christmas specials has an anapestic rhyming narration and storybook style, begins in the forest, where “the boy in the red poof-ball hat” discovers a group of talking animals building a Christmas tree. They convince a surprised but apathetic Stan to help make a star for their Christmas tree before he goes home. That night, they wake him in his room and explain that one of the animals, a porcupine named Porcupiney, is pregnant with the creatures’ Savior. Drowsy and annoyed, Stan nevertheless agrees to help them build a manger for the baby. However, another problem soon appears: the Critters explain that one of their members conceives their Savior every year, only for the pregnant animal to be killed by a mountain lion. Exasperated, Stan goes to its mountain and manages to kill the beast (by tricking her into jumping off a ledge), but is dismayed to find that the lion was the mother of three now-orphaned cubs. Stan is then horrified to discover that the woodland critters are Satan worshippers, and that their Savior is actually the Antichrist. They celebrate Stan’s victory by sacrificing Rabbitty the Rabbit (much to his delight), devouring his flesh and having an orgy with his blood.

After much coercion from the narrator, Stan tries to stop the animals himself. But they easily rebuff him with their Satanic powers, which will apparently grow stronger as the Antichrist’s birth approaches. Since the Critters claims that only a mountain lion can kill the Antichrist, Stan (heeding the narrator’s instructions) returns to the mountain to enlist the orphaned cubs. Since they’re too small to take on the Critters, however, they can only stop the birth by learning to perform abortions. (Stan refuses to bring them to the town’s abortion clinic, but the narrator simply forces him using a scene cut.) Meanwhile, the evil Critters are searching for a human host for the Antichrist, who must have never been baptized. They discover Kyle, who is Jewish, and kidnap him to serve their purpose.

Stan returns in time to discover that the Antichrist (a hairless, jabbering little creature) has already been born, and that his best friend Kyle is tied to a Satanic altar. Santa Claus arrives and, when he learns what is happening, pulls out a shotgun and slaughters all the Critters. He explains that the Antichrist will die without a human host to inhabit, but Kyle – now free from the altar – suddenly decides to allow the Antichrist to possess him, declaring that he will conqueror the world in the name of the Jews.The scene suddenly cuts to Mr. Garrison’s fourth-grade class, revealing that the entire episode up until now has been a story read by Eric Cartman for a class assignment to write a Christmas story. Kyle objects to its obvious anti-Semitism, and Mr. Garrison, fearing complaints from Kyle’s mother, forces Cartman to stop. However, the rest of the class want to hear the ending and plead with Kyle to let Cartman continue; Kyle objects that the ending is obvious, that Kyle (in the story) will merely be killed by Santa Claus so that Christmas is saved. Cartman says that that is not the ending, and as the other kids persist, Kyle angrily allows Cartman to continue.

Back in the story, Kyle begins to react with horror at how evil the Antichrist feels and begs the others to get it out of him. Santa, however, says that they have no choice but to kill Kyle before the Antichrist can consume his soul and take full control of him. Thinking quickly, Stan has the lion cubs perform an abortion on Kyle’s anus, removing the Antichrist, which Santa unceremoniously smashes with a sledgehammer. Santa gives Stan a special Christmas wish, which Stan uses to resurrect the mountain lion he killed. Everyone then goes home to a happy Christmas. The narrator (i.e., Cartman) concludes, “they all lived happily ever after, except for Kyle, who died of AIDS two weeks later”, as seen with an image of a sickly Kyle in the hospital. The episode ends with a Christmas-themed title card reading, “The End,” and the real Kyle (unseen) shouting, “Goddammit, Cartman!”012-the-blood-orgy

South Park” is one of my favorite cartoons, and “Woodland Critter Christmas” is one of my favorite episode of the whole series. It is easily the best of all the Christmas episodes from South Park, being incredibly twisted and gory, but hilarious at the same time.

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS REVIEW: SOUTH PARK THE CHRISTMAS EPISODES – PART 6

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Matt Stone (Orgazmo)

IT’S CHRISTMAS IN CANADA

The Broflovski family is celebrating Hanukkah together when a Canadian couple, who introduce themselves as Harry and Elise Gints, come to their house. Just as Harry begins explain why they have sought out the Broflovskis, Kyle and Ike walk into view to see who is at the door and Elise immediately rushes in to hug Ike, who hides behind Kyle. While talking in the dining area, with Kyle and Ike outside listening in, Harry and Elise reveal they are Ike’s biological parents (and address him as “Peter”, which was his birth name), who gave Ike up during the Cola Wars in Canada. Harry justifies their right to change their mind about putting Ike up for adoption as, due to a new law made by the Prime Minister of Canada, all Canadian-born children living in America must be returned to their biological parents. The Gintses depart, with the Broflovskis vowing to fight them in court. Sadly, the Canadian law cannot be overturned by South Park’s court, so Ike is given to the Gintses. After Ike sadly leaves with his biological parents, Kyle notices his parents steadily getting worse as time without Ike goes on and attempts to get his friends to help him, but they have other things on their minds: Cartman selfishly believes that presents are more important, and Stan is obsessed with the Christmas adventures that he may have this year.
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South Park’s citizens decide to act kindly towards the Broflovskis and agree to give them their Christmas gift money to help fund their trip to Canada in order to talk to the Prime Minister. However, they do not take their children into account and their decision leaves the children upset with the thought of Christmas without any presents. Cartman blames it all on Kyle. Kyle has an idea of how to save Christmas: the boys can go to Canada and get Ike back themselves in the few days before Christmas, saving everybody’s money for presents. Everyone else agrees, with Cartman threatening to fight Kyle if they don’t get home in time for Christmas. They fly with City Airlines, run by City Wok owner Tuong Lu Kim. During the flight, the plane suffers from mechanical troubles and runs out of gas. Tuong parachutes from the plane, leaving the four boys inside. It crashes in Canada, but the boys get out relatively unscathed. Recovering, they meet a bunch of Canadians, including Scott, a Canadian who hates his own people and Americans, and is universally considered “a dick”. Traveling to Ottawa on the “only road” in Canada, the boys meet others plagued by the new Prime Minister’s laws, such as a Mountie named Rick, who is forced to ride a sheep instead of a horse; an unnamed French Canadian mime, who can no longer drink wine; and a Newfoundlander named Steve, who can no longer practice sodomy. In Newfoundland, Steve points out that they were heading in the wrong direction. However, they get there in enough time by using Steve’s boat.
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In the Centre Block of the Parliament Buildings, the boys ask for a guard to let them in, but he insists the Prime Minister sees nobody and slams the door. Steve and the mime turn around to go home, reasoning “We gave it our best, but our best wasn’t good enough, eh?”, but Kyle pleads with the guard, who says the Prime Minister is in China. Disappointed, the four boys sit on the steps and cry until the guard, now feeling sorry for them, admits he was lying and allows them entrance. The boys finally meet with the Prime Minister, a gigantic floating head who is a brutal dictator and refuses to repeal his laws. Scott then arrives with the Gintses, and, along with Kyle, appeal to the Prime Minister to support their separate views. The Prime Minister rejects Kyle’s speech, and to prove his point, vaporizes Kenny. Stan reveals that the gigantic floating head is mechanically controlled by Saddam Hussein in a spider-hole. Upon discovery of the Prime Minister’s true identity, the Canadians arrest Hussein (a reference to Hussein’s actual arrest four days before the episode aired) and declare all of the new laws null and void. The Gintses realize how much Kyle must care for Ike to come all the way to Canada and they give Ike the choice to go back to America, which he accepts as he hugs Kyle. Cartman’s watch goes off, and he is upset about missing Christmas, but Kyle insists that he got his brother back and that’s all that matters; Cartman, however, gets angry and tries to fight Kyle. Kyle at first is reluctant but then hits Cartman only once (barely), causing him to scream and cry for his mother. Rick the Mountie invites the boys to celebrate Christmas Canadian-style, being part of a parade celebrating Hussein’s capture and the boys’ efforts to remove him from power. Oblivious to what just happened, Stan and Cartman are unhappy; Stan sighs and says that maybe they will have a Christmas adventure next year.hqdefaultChristmas In Canada is the Season 7 Christmas episode of South Park.This is a pretty funny and good Christmas episode, not the best and not the worst either.

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS REVIEW: SOUTH PARK THE CHRISTMAS EPISODES – PART 5

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RED SLEIGH DOWN

Cartman has Kyle’s cousin perform a tally of his naughty and nice deeds. He informs Cartman that he has been too naughty to earn his coveted Christmas gift, a Haibo robot dog. In order to reverse his past misdeeds, he sets out to spread Christmas cheer to the people of Iraq. Meanwhile, at a tree lighting ceremony, Jimmy is given the honor of lighting, but first decides to sing “The Twelve Days of Christmas”. Due to his stutter, it takes most of the episode for him to reach the end of the twelve verses. With the use of Mr. Hankey’s Poo-Choo train, Cartman and the other boys travel to the North Pole to convince Santa Claus to bring Christmas to Iraq. With the assistance of the Underpants Gnomes, Santa prepares his sleigh and travels to Iraq, only to be promptly shot down by, brought in, and tortured. The boys realize that Cartman’s little ploy may have ended Christmas for everyone and set out to make things right.
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Taking a backup sled, they seek out Jesus. Upon hearing the news, Jesus promptly arms himself with an array of automatic weapons and travels with the boys to Iraq, brutally gunning down everyone who impedes him. The group breaks into the interrogation room and free Santa. As they make their way back to the sleigh, Jesus is shot dead by one Iraqi captor. Outraged, Santa kills the soldier, and proceeds to blast his way out. Back on the sleigh, Santa flies the children back to South Park, but not before covering Iraq in Christmas decorations. Much to the town’s delight, Jimmy finally finishes his song and switches on the Christmas tree, only for the lights them blow a fuse. At that moment though, Santa flies past the tree and magically restores them.
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Santa returns the boys home, hoping that people will always remember Jesus on this day. He gives the children all Haibo dogs as thanks, but Cartman is disgusted, as he wanted to be the only kid owning one and have his friends envy him. Kenny then shows up out of nowhere, (his first appearance since “Kenny Dies”), though the three seem unfazed by this.hqdefaultRed Sleigh Down is the season 6 Christmas special of South Park.It’s pretty entertaining and an action-packed episode.The episode spoofs elements of the movie “Three Kings”. This is a fairly good Christmas episode of South Park and it also marks the return of Kenny who was absent from this season.