Even at its weakest (and I find it hard to name a specific episode as such), Season 11 was still amazingly above average. The Jesus-resurrecting Easter episode was amazing, while “Imaginationland” is easily one of the greatest, most rewatchable things Trey Parker and Matt Stone has ever done. The season closer “The List” even brought the show back to its old thematic days while keeping the new creative edge.
With their madmen schedule of producing an episode a week, the gang at South Park Studios continue to not only shock and surprise with their targets, but make some timely and dare-I-say smart commentary on today’s most pressing issues from racial slurs to global war—I mean, manbearbig. Thankfully, they manage to keep the funny intact while toning down the preachy.
And since this is a movie emporium, I should point out that there’s plenty of fantastic nods to film fans, such as the “Night of the Living Homeless” and the 300-parodying “D-Yikes.” And of course Parker and Stone take on THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW (and global warming) one more time in “Lice Capades,” which also had a ridiculously awesome THE THING reference.
Extra Tidbit: The creators of 24 were so happy with the Snuke episode, that they sent the South Park team an actual (fake) suitcase nuke to say thanks. That must’ve been fun for the mail man to deliver.