On the same week they debuted the premier of their 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 about how they do things by releasing the prior season on a three-disc DVD and Blu-ray collection.
As everyone has witnessed, animated implies that remain on the air with this period of time tend to decline in quality, leaving many fans longing for the 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 continue to produce solid, well-scripted implies that are just nearly as good, or even a lot better than the show’s heyday.
South Park: The Whole Thirteenth Season offers nothing new as far as the way the show works, keeping true for the social satirical formula originally produced by the 2 patriarchs of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Essentially, the two men take headlines from both pop culture and world news and parody them to express their personal opinions on the matter through four small children form a little Colorado town and the herd of oddballs that surround them. The end result is usually crude, offensive and incredibly hilarious.
A number of the events that Parker and Stone tackled in Season Thirteen are definitely the Jonas Brothers as well as their “purity” rings, piracy in Somalia, the death of both Billy Mays and Michael Jackson, The Dark Knight and the Japanese and their obsession with butchering dolphins and whales.
Needless to say sometimes, Parker and Stone will craft a show not away from a headline but alternatively out from the pure hatred that the two have garnered to get a certain celebrity, thus being the case for that infamous “Fishsticks” episode wherein the show takes on rapper Kanye West and his awesome rumored massive ego buy ultimately portraying him being a “gay fish.” The show even comes designed with a parody in the rapper’s hit song “Heartless” with slightly modified lyrics.
Then obviously you will have the episodes that have no hidden messages or celebrity target at all and instead just focus on placing among the shows central characters in 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 woman $5 to offer him his first kiss and ultimately eventually ends up being a pimp.
The fantastic thing about Season Thirteen, and several other seasons of South Park for instance, is the fact even the shows that don’t receive all the attention and take on the controversial topics still allow you to laugh hysterically thanks to both Parker and Stone’s immature yet wonderful senses of humor. As 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 of the world to obtain earth banned from your universe’s intergalactic community making use of their dishonesty. There is no real point to the episode whatsoever, but make an effort to sit through all of it rather than laugh your ass off. I dare you.
And even when an episode’s main plot isn’t doing it for you, there always is apparently a sub-plot that can help you stay consistently chuckling throughout, like Kyle not being able to wrap his head around the truth that Cartman continues to eat at Chipotle although it can make his rectum bleed. Obviously Cartman doesn’t see a problem with this because his mother flkzau his underwear using the Billy Mays promoted “Chipotlaway” cleaning solution, thus solving the situation.
Purchasing South Park: The Entire Thirteenth Season should be a no-brainer for fans in 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 get sick of hearing Cartman’s toe-tapping rendition of Lady Gaga’s Pok.er Face? Not me.
But if that’s inadequate to suit your needs and also you think you’re content with just watching the show on Comedy Central, purchase the DVDs for that mere fact that you get to watch the episodes with all of the profanity that Matt Stone and Trey Parker intended. It’s worth the buying price of admission alone.