On the same week they debuted the premier of the 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 prior season on a three-disc DVD and Blu-ray collection.
As we all have witnessed, animated implies that remain on the air with this duration of time have a tendency to decline in quality, leaving many fans longing for your creativity and freshness of the show’s original peak of success. Fortunately for fans of South Park Streaming, the show and it’s creators defy the percentages and then produce solid, well-scripted demonstrates that are just pretty much as good, or even a lot better than the show’s heyday.
South Park: The Whole Thirteenth Season offers nothing new so far as just how the show works, keeping true towards the social satirical formula originally developed by the two patriarchs of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone. In essence, both men take headlines from both pop culture and world news and parody these to express their personal opinions on the matter through four young children form a tiny Colorado town and the herd of oddballs that surround them. The end result is normally crude, offensive and incredibly hilarious.
A few of the events that Parker and Stone tackled in Season Thirteen are The Jonas Brothers and their “purity” rings, piracy in Somalia, the death of both Billy Mays and Michael Jackson, The Dark Knight and also the Japanese and their obsession with butchering dolphins and whales.
Obviously in some instances, Parker and Stone will craft a show not away from a headline but rather out from the pure hatred that this two have garnered for any certain celebrity, thus being the case for your infamous “Fishsticks” episode wherein the show takes on rapper Kanye West and his rumored massive ego buy ultimately portraying him being a “gay fish.” The show even comes built with a parody from the rapper’s hit song “Heartless” with slightly modified lyrics.
And after that needless to say you have the episodes who have no hidden messages or celebrity target at all and instead just give attention to placing one of the shows central characters within an absurd situation and crafting the comedy round the chaos that ensues. Much like “Butters’ Bottom Bitch,” an episode where Leopold “Butters” Stotch pays a girl $5 to offer him his first kiss and ultimately winds up being a pimp.
The great thing about Season Thirteen, and several other seasons of South Park for instance, is that even the shows that don’t receive each of the attention and take on the controversial topics still make you laugh hysterically due 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 around the globe to obtain earth banned from the universe’s intergalactic community using their dishonesty. There is no real point for the episode at all, but make an effort to sit through all of it and not laugh your ass off. I dare you.
And even when an episode’s main plot isn’t performing it for you, there always is apparently a sub-plot that can help keep you consistently chuckling throughout, like Kyle being unable to wrap his head around the fact that Cartman will continue to eat out at Chipotle even though it will make his rectum bleed. Of course Cartman doesn’t see a problem 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 needs to be a no-brainer for fans of 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 easily get sick of hearing Cartman’s toe-tapping rendition of Lady Gaga’s Pok.er Face? Not me.
But if that’s not enough for you personally and you also think you’re content with just watching the show on Comedy Central, get the DVDs for that mere fact that you will get to watch the episodes with all of the profanity that Matt Stone and Trey Parker intended. It’s worth the cost of admission alone.