HALLOWEEN OF HORROR REVIEW: SOUTH PARK: THE HALLOWEEN EPISODES – PART 9: TEGRIDY FARMS HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

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

Throughout season 23 of South Park, Randy Marsh has continuously alienated his family with his increasingly selfish behavior. He’s consumed with growing Tegridy Farms above all else, and as a result, Stan and Sharon barely speak to him, while Shelly has developed an intense hatred of marijuana. Tonight’s “Tegridy Farms Halloween Special” took on Shelly’s hatred of pot, as Randy tries to convince her that weed is Actually Good. The problem is that he ignores the actual reason why Shelly is upset — that Randy no longer has any concern for his family’s desires — and just focuses on defending weed in the most basic ways possible, such as a trip to the museum where he feigns amazement at the ancient Egyptians’ usage of hemp. He misses the mark for obvious reasons, leaving Shelly angrier than ever, which drives most of the main plot of the episode. Randy plans on selling a “Halloween special” strain of weed, and throwing an epic party, but a more-enraged-than-ever Shelly has other plans.EILAi-lUYAAttGdTowelie develops the Halloween strain of weed, and he and Randy quickly get baked from it. That’s when Shelly pours a toxic witches brew all over the weed, seemingly destroying it. Now, Shelly Marsh has never been the kindest South Park resident; she was initially conceived as an older sister who tortured Stan because That’s What Older Siblings Do. In this particular situation, though, it’s hard not to find her actions at least partially justified. Randy’s been ignoring his family in favor of weed throughout the season, while also ignoring Shelly’s concerns about it. I couldn’t help but be reminded of when Lisa Simpson destroyed Homer’s suckling pig in “Lisa The Vegetarian,” after Homer’s own insensitivity. Neither character exactly did the right thing, but you also couldn’t blame either of them for being upset.south-park-season-25-episode-5-reviewRandy and Shelly aren’t the only ones at the museum; Butters is there in his Indiana Jones outfit, collecting stickers for his Junior Archaeologist book. When he notices one sticker he hasn’t collected, he travels to a remote part of the museum, finding a rare mummy sarcophagus. At this point, the old man from “Insecurity” shows up to warn Butters about the dangers of collecting the final sticker (he was one of the best parts of that episode, and it was good to see him again), but Butters ignores his concerns, figuring it’s nothing Archaeologist Butters can’t handle. He gets more than he bargained for, however, when the mummy visits Butters in the middle of the night to give him a present; a Fit Bit, which Butters already owns. Butters says he’ll give it to a friend, but this enrages the mummy, who goes around town wreaking havoc. The next day, the cops visit Butters, asking him about his encounter with the mummy, and they ultimately blame him, saying his hurtful behavior was truly to blame.uk8kezgrpsv31This is where the mummy plot takes a strange turn, acting as a metaphor for abusive relationships, and how people often defend the abuser, and look for reasons to blame the victim. Throughout the episode, Butters pleads his case that he did nothing wrong, but people accuse him of either being passive-aggressive, or being in a co-dependent relationship with the mummy. It was nice to see South Park handle a difficult topic, and their hearts were certainly in the right place here. That being said, everything felt a little bit rushed. We keep getting short scenes of Butters and the Mummy interspersed with the main plot, but it feels too brief, like there’s more to this issue that they could have covered, except they had to get back to the main Randy/Shelly weed plot. Trey and Matt were onto something here, and they would have been better off giving it its own episode, and really exploring the concepts at play.UntitledWhen Shelly pours her concoction on Randy and Towelie’s weed, we first think it’s destroyed, but the opposite is true; the chemicals have made it stronger than ever, to the point where there is a very potent, radioactive looking weed tree growing in the barn. Randy’s Halloween party is saved, except that his continued selfish behavior makes the situation with Shelly even worse. This reaches a peak when he inexplicably has the cops take her for a night in jail, because she has a “marijuana problem.” Whether the cops think she has an actual drug addiction, or simply share Randy’s sentiment that not liking weed is a problem in and of itself remains to be seen, but either way, it’s a new low for his cruel treatment of his daughter.south-park-s23e05c15-something-going-on-at-the-marsh-farm_16x9When Shelly gets out of jail (along with Butters, who is sent there after another mummy rampage gets blamed on him), she goes back to the Tegridy Ranch, where the cops are already there, as Randy’s party has gotten quite out of control. The people who smoke the Halloween weed after it’s been affected by Shelly’s potion morph into half-human half-marijuana creatures, in one of South Park’s most ingenuously creepy animations since the horrifying mall mutants from last year’s two-part season finale. It gets crazier; Randy is confronted by Winnie The Pooh, as well as all the cows he and Towelie killed at the end of “Let Them Eat Goo,” and apparently Harvey Weinstein. After all of his bad behavior, Randy is finally getting his comeuppance. Or so we think. It turns out that all of the horrifying things Randy is seeing are actually just hallucinations caused by some very intense weed. We might think that having such a vivid hallucination would cause Randy to finally learn a lesson about how he’s been acting, but no; he wakes up on November 3rd, bragging about how stoned he got, and admitting that he was the only real target audience for his Halloween party. So, we’re halfway through the season, and Randy still doesn’t realize that he’s done anything wrong. Much like Cartman’s abuse of Heidi in season 21, this seems poised to get worse before it gets better.2305-blog“Tegridy Farms Halloween Special” had some good ideas, and plenty of great visual gags, but neither plot felt entirely satisfying. The Butters/Mummy plot had too much potential to be squeezed in as a subplot, while Randy’s antics can only be so amusing when he continues to hurt the people around him, and learn nothing. At this point, I’m wondering if he’s truly oblivious, or if he’s become downright sociopathic, or some combination of the two. I’m intrigued to see how the final five episodes will go about answering that. As for tonight’s episode, it was an often-intriguing, yet ultimately muddled affair that could have been classic if it had just been a bit more focused. It’s worth your time, but as far as Randy-centric Halloween episodes go, it’s certainly no “Nightmare On FaceTime.”

HALLOWEEN OF HORROR REVIEW: SOUTH PARK: THE HALLOWEEN EPISODES – PART 8: THE SCOOTS

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

https_blogs-images.forbes.comdanidiplacidofiles201811south-park-s22e05-The-Scoots_16x9_1080p-1200x675Throughout its run, South Park has reliably delivered entertaining Halloween episodes. From Randy Marsh gradually going insane, Shining style, in “A Nightmare On Face Time,” to the absurdity of “Korn’s Groovy Pirate Ghost Mystery,” to last year’s excellent “Sons A Witches,” pretty much any Halloween-themed episode has been funny and inventive. That tradition certainly held true for “The Scoots,” which is the second-consecutive excellent episode of season 22, and a sign that this could prove to be the show’s best campaign since season 18.5_cover“The Scoots” focuses on the recent phenomenon of e-scooters, which wreaked havoc in San Francisco earlier this year, seemingly appearing out of nowhere. No one knows why they showed up in South Park, either, but when the boys find them, they don’t question it, because they figure that if they rent them during Halloween, they’ll be able to trick-or-treat faster than anyone else. There’s just one problem: Everybody else has already thought of this idea, and naturally, everyone finds out when Cartman can’t keep a secret. With everyone having a scooter to get around, Halloween looks to be an all-out Battle Royale for candy. The only one left in the lurch is Kenny, who is too poor to afford the smartphone needed to rent a scooter. As such, no one wants to trick-or-treat with him. Kenny’s poverty has been played for laughs in the past, but here, it leads to a genuinely crushing moment. Who wouldn’t feel bad for a kid who has no one to trick-or-treat with? One of the most emotional moments in the show’s history came at the end of season 19’s “The City Part Of Town,” where Kenny uses the money he earns working at City Wok to buy a doll for his little sister. There were certainly shades of that here.south-park-season-22-episode-5-the-scootsKenny finds an unlikely ally an Mr. Mackey, who questions where the scooters came from, and tries his best to get rid of them. Here, we get homages to both The Birds and How The Grinch Stole Christmas, as Mackey tries to get rid of all the scooters, but they all somehow not only return, but have found their way into his own bedroom. Mackey getting randomly angry about something has been played for laughs before, most memorably in “The Mystery Of The Urinal Deuce.” In this episode, though, he’s a bit more sympathetic, as the viewer is naturally led to share his concern about where these scooters came from, and what could possibly be done about them. When Kenny appears at Mackey’s door seeking actual counseling, they hatch a plan to render the scooters useless by dismantling the cellphone tower. The alliance between Kenny and Mackey works surprisingly well, even giving us a genuinely sweet moment when Mackey tells Kenny he thinks he would make a good counselor.south-park-s22e05c02-dont-want-to-scoot_4x3As this is going on, the town has found out about the kids’ plan to trick-or-treat using e-scooters, and are trying to get everyone prepared. Naturally, their solution is for…everyone to buy $6000 worth of candy. The idiocy of the adults is a frequently hilarious part of this show, particularly in episodes such as “Child Abduction Is Not Funny,” and “Something Wal-Mart This Way Comes.” Here, they don’t even try to fight the real problem, and just try to throw as much candy at it as possible. Even the Marshes aren’t safe, as the scooters have the capability to make it all the way out to Tegridy Farms. In a scene recalling the Black Friday trilogy, the citizens of South Park are about to be torn to pieces by candy-hungry children flying around on scooters. Just as everyone is about to run out of candy, Kenny and Mackey’s plan works, and the kids are forced to trick-or-treat like normal human beings, with Kenny once again being able to join his friends, and be their equal.south-park-s22e05c04-the-scooters_4x3I’ll be honest; I get weary of critiques of the Smartphone age, because most of the points being made are pretty obvious, and they don’t tell us anything we aren’t already aware of. Yes, we’re on our phones all the time. Yes, that can have a dehumanizing effect. It’s not a terribly original point. So, why does “The Scoots” still manage to work so well? Because it focuses on comedy and characterization more than message. Yes, this episode wants to make a point about the degree to which our phones control our lives, but it mostly just wants to tell a story about a kid being left out on Halloween, and a counselor being tortured by seemingly magic scooters. The jokes are at the forefront, and the message actually resonates more because of the lighter touch.2105-blogWith the one-two punch of this episode and “Tegridy Farms,” South Park is hitting the halfway point on a solid winning streak, and giving us ample reason to be excited for the second-half. After the meandering of “The Problem With A Poo,” the last two episodes have had sharp humor, and a notably lighter touch in making their points. Here’s to hoping the sure-footed vibe can continue for the stretch run, and South Park can deliver one of its best seasons since the show’s early-to-mid 2000s peak.

HALLOWEEN OF HORROR 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.

 

 

REVIEW: SOUTH PARK: THE HALLOWEEN EPISODES – PART 6: GOTH KIDS 3: DAWN OF THE POSERS

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

Image result for south park GOTH KIDS 3GOTH KIDS 3: DAWN OF THE POSERSImage result for south park GOTH KIDS 3Henrietta, the female member of the Goth kids, is informed by her parents that she is being sent to Troubled Acres, a two-week camp for teenagers with emotional problems. At Troubled Acres, Henrietta is locked in a cell that is monitored by a security camera. Her only contact with anyone comes when a trapdoor opens on the floor of her cell, and a potted plant is deposited before her, vibrating as if it is alive.
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Two weeks later, much to the horror of her her male Goth friends, Michael, Pete, and Firkle, Henrietta returns to South Park as an emo. When Michael confronts Henrietta over what the camp did to her, he realizes that Troubled Acres is part of a plot to turn the entire world emo, and is himself transported by his father to Troubled Acres. Realizing that goths are being “body-snatched” by emos, Pete and Firkle attend a meeting of their sworn enemies, the Vampire Kids, and explain the problem to them. Mike, the lead Vamp Kid, and an adult black male member of the Vamp Kids agree to help, and during a séance, summon the spirit of Edgar Allan Poe, whom both the Vamp Kids and the Goth Kids regard as their spiritual progenitor. Poe thinks little of emos, vampires or goths, but agrees to help anyway.
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At Troubled Acres, Michael finds himself tied to a chair in a greenhouse filled with potted plants. He is told by Harold Flanagan, the plants’ elderly caretaker, that the plants are the actual emos, sentient beings who invade the bodies of humans. Pete, Mike, the black man, and Firkle arrive, but Firkle reveals himself to be emo, and captures the other three at gunpoint, tying them up alongside Michael. The ghost of Poe then intervenes, who quickly discovers that the plants are just ordinary ficus plants in vibrating pots. A television production crew then appears, and reveals that Flanagan has been the target of a hidden camera prank television show called Yes! I’m Scared. The host further explains that Troubled Acres and the idea of the plants turning goths and vamp kids into emos were part of the prank. Michael and Pete tell Henrietta what happened and she returns to her normal goth self, as does Firkle.206b41cc5394bfaca697549fbdede793Not the best Halloween episode as it showcases the Goth kids instead of the main characters. It still has some great funny moments as is still worth watching along with the previous Halloween episodes.

HALLOWEEN OF HORROR REVIEW: SOUTH PARK: THE HALLOWEEN EPISODES – PART 5: A NIGHTMARE ON FACETIME

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

Image result for south park A NIGHTMARE ON FACETIMEA NIGHTMARE ON FACETIMEImage result for south park A NIGHTMARE ON FACETIMERandy announces to his family that he has purchased a Blockbuster video store outside of town for $10,000, a venture he believes will make them rich. His family is skeptical of this idea, since online video streaming and Redbox-DVD vending machines have made brick and mortar rental stores obsolete. This is illustrated by the eerie, abandoned-looking store, which houses ghosts, and which the citizens of South Park regard as a haunted house of sorts. Despite this, Randy forces his whole family to work at the store. When this precludes Stan from trick-or-treating with his friends, Kyle resorts to using FaceTime on his and Stan’s iPads in order for Stan to participate in the activity via telepresence. The boys dress up as the Avengers and throughout their walk, Cartman becomes infuriated when people fail to recognize that he is dressed as the Hulk.Image result for south park A NIGHTMARE ON FACETIMEWhen the boys see a convenience store being robbed, they charge into the store, playing the roles of superheroes. But when they see that it’s being robbed by a group of thugs called the Redbox Killers, and that the Killers have murdered the store clerk, the boys flee. In so doing, they lose Kyle’s iPad and a flyer for a Halloween party called the Monster Mash. The Redbox Killers find the iPad and flyer, torture Stan virtually, and learn that the boys are going to the Monster Mash. The Killers dump the iPad in a field before heading to the Monster Mash to silence the boys as witnesses.
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Meanwhile, as the Blockbuster Video fails to attract customers, a desperate Randy begins to deteriorate. He experiences a vision of an old Blockbuster employee who tells him that the store will never succeed as long as Sharon and Stan’s negative attitudes hinder it, and that Randy must do something “extreme” about them. He then begins wandering the store menacingly, stalking Sharon and Stan, oblivious to the sight of his daughter, Shelly, setting fire to the store.
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The boys report the Redbox Killers’ crime to the police, and are later reunited with Stan after Kyle’s iPad is found and brought to the hospital. The police devise a plan to capture the Redbox Killers by sending one of their own, Peterson, into the Monster Mash as “GangnamStein”, an amalgam of Frankenstein’s monster and “Gangnam Style” singer Psy. They use Kyle’s iPad as GangnamStein’s head, with the telepresent Stan providing navigation to Peterson. At one point, Randy commandeers Stan’s iPad, sending Peterson on a rampage through town, resulting in him being fatally shot by the police. The Redbox Killers are also captured. Stan “dies” when the iPad runs out of power. The following morning, after the Blockbuster store has burned down, Sharon finds Randy half-frozen in the snow but still alive – and tells him that they will be able to recover some of their money from the insurance company. Before she and Stan leave to get lunch, Stan sets his iPad to stream a movie and places it in Randy’s hands.Image result for south park A NIGHTMARE ON FACETIMEAnother South Park classic Halloween, showcasing the fall of video rental stores was fun. A worthy entry for Halloween and worth watching again  this time of year.

HALLOWEEN OF HORROR REVIEW: SOUTH PARK: THE HALLOWEEN EPISODES – PART 4: HELL ON EARTH 2006

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Trey Parker (Tales From The Crapper)
Matt Stone (Orgazmo)
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Image result for south park KORN'S HELL ON EARTH 2016Satan decides that since Halloween is essentially his holiday, he is going to have a huge party in Los Angeles—as big as a sweet 16 party. He proclaims to the spirits of the damned that anyone who wants to get in must get a blue wristband and wear a costume. However, Satan also invites many celebrities, overcrowding the guest list. Satan also decides to have a “really huge surprise as dessert”; he decides upon a cake the size and shape of a Ferrari Enzo, which three notorious serial killers—Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and John Wayne Gacy—are entrusted with bringing to the party in time for midnight. Cardinal Roger Mahony and other Roman Catholic Church officials of Los Angeles, angered that Satan does not invite them to the party, plan to call the fire marshal the night of the party to complain, thus ruining it. When they are unable to do so after discovering that the fire marshal was also invited to the party, the clergy decide to crash it. However, Satan’s security make sure they do not get in at all, as they are wearing wristbands from Knott’s Berry Farm.
Image result for south park HELL ON EARTH 2016Meanwhile, in South Park, Cartman, Stan, Kyle, Token, Tweek and Butters experiment with a Bloody Mary-type ritual to summon Biggie Smalls. Butters succeeds in summoning him; however, Biggie already has his blue wristband and, since he is on Earth and cannot use the inter-dimensional vortex opened from Hell to get to the party, demands that Butters help him get there. However, Biggie keeps being summoned back to South Park mid-journey, first by Kyle and then Randy Marsh, further angering him. In scenes mimicking The Three Stooges, the three serial killers ineptly destroy the cake and fail to make a new one. Satan’s assistant Demonius finds a cake the exact size and shape of an Acura TSX as a last-minute substitute. However, Satan is infuriated that he did not receive the right cake. When Demonius points out that his guests are having fun regardless, Satan flies into a rage, screaming that the party is “not about them, it’s all about ME!” The guests get upset and start to leave, and Satan realizes that, in trying to have a party like the girls on My Super Sweet 16, he became like one of them (even when his minions insist he is not nearly as bad as they are). He tells the crowd that he is sorry and that his party is for all of the people who make his life so special. Satan invites everyone into the party, including the Catholic priests. Having arrived in Los Angeles, Butters uses a make-up mirror to summon Biggie Smalls straight to the party, who asks Butters to come in with him as thanks. Butters quickly agrees, seeing as “I’m gonna get grounded anyway, I might as well.”Image result for south park HELL ON EARTH 2016The storylines were humorous enough that we were able to put aside that there was no real social commentary, It is still a very funny episode.

HALLOWEEN OF HORROR REVIEW: SOUTH PARK: THE HALLOWEEN EPISODES – PART 3: KORN’S GROOVY PIRATE GHOST MYSTERY

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Matt Stone (Orgazmo)
Isaac Hayes (Dr. Dolittle 2)

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Image result for south park KORN'S GROOVY PIRATE GHOST MYSTERYLocal radio station KOZY 102.1 is sponsoring a “Halloween Haunt” featuring an appearance by real-life nu metal band Korn. Priest Maxi is unhappy about both and conducts a one-man protest campaign, calling Halloween an abomination of God and Korn satanists that play violent music. Stan, Kyle and Kenny are excited about Halloween, but Cartman is already thinking about Christmas because he expects to be showered with presents. They visit various mediocre attractions and get frightened by a gang of 5th graders who play a prank on them involving “pirate ghosts”. Stan decides to retaliate by digging up Kyle’s recently buried grandmother, Cleo Broflovski, and scaring the 5th graders with it. Kyle, while uneasy about the scheme, reluctantly agrees to go along.
Image result for south park KORN'S GROOVY PIRATE GHOST MYSTERYMeanwhile, Korn, driving in a van which resembles the Mystery Machine, crash it after spotting pirate ghosts on the road. After digging up Kyle’s Grandmother’s corpse, the boys leave it barely concealed at the harbor, where it is promptly eaten by a stray dog. During the night, they meet Korn (and a Scooby-Doo like character, Nibblet) after their encounter with the pirate ghosts. The following morning, the graveyard’s watchmen inform Mrs Broflovski about the missing corpse, and describe to her in graphic detail what the culprit, who they assume to be a necrophiliac, might be doing to the corpse.
Cartman intercepts a life-sized blow-up Antonio Banderas sex doll ordered by his mother, which he mistakenly assumes to be a Christmas present for him, and takes it around town to show off. The children return to the docks in their costumes hoping to win the contest for best costume, with Kenny wearing an elaborate ED-209 robot from RoboCop costume. To Kenny’s disappointment, everyone (including Korn) is able to clearly recognize him. At the town square, the grave watchers are explaining the concept of necrophilia very explicitly until the Pirate Ghosts show up and terrorize the town. A few citizens are blown up and one ghost decapitates two others. Priest Maxi shows up and blames Korn for causing all this trouble. The town gets angry and set up a lynch mob to get rid of the “devil worshipers.”

3x10-Korn-s-Groovy-Pirate-Ghost-Mystery-south-park-21144366-500-375Korn and the children go investigate the “Mystery of the Pirate Ghosts and the missing body.” After a few mishaps typical of Scooby-Doo episodes, it is revealed that Priest Maxi was behind the Pirate Ghosts, which he simply conjured up with rather impossible light tricks and sounds (the explanation to some of the citizen’s deaths earlier caused by the Pirate Ghosts is left unsolved and unknown). The mystery of Cleo Broflovski’s missing corpse is solved when the dog regurgitates the body. The Halloween Haunt goes as planned, with Korn playing “Falling Away from Me” which shocks the crowd, as their cheery personality in the episode is a strong contrast to the song. The boys get their revenge against the 5th graders while Korn is playing, scaring them with the corpse and Cartman’s Antonio Banderas doll gets popped by Nibblet. Kenny’s spectacular ED-209 costume does not win him first prize, which goes instead to Wendy Testaburger wearing the same Chewbacca costume as in the previous Season 1 Halloween Special “Pinkeye”. During the closing credits, he ends up getting killed by miniature Snowspeeders as in The Empire Strikes Back while inside his costume and rats arrive to eat his body.Image result for south park KORN'S GROOVY PIRATE GHOST MYSTERYKorn’s appearance in the Halloween show is expertly handled, as is the whole Hanna-Barbera animation send-up.