South Park (S7)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
The seventh complete season of South Park presented in this 3-disc set is here and it’s just as funny, witty and crude as all the previous seasons have been. The popular animated show created by the super-talented Matt Stone and Trey Parker, featuring the likes of Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny as the four mischievous schoolboys of this small Colorado mountain town, is back jam-packed with the kind of twisted, foul-mouthed and pop-culture riddled humor we all love to be offended by. Sit back and enjoy the laughs.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
In this season, we have the added bonus of having both Kenny Back (YEAH!) and also Butters, who I find extremely cute. Cartman is a jerk, as usual, and the other boys are up to no good, again. The writing (thank you Matt & Trey) is amazing, and offensive in a good way, as all South Park shows have been in the past. It’s a wonder this show isn’t bigger than it is, it certainly deserves to be. The first episode entitled “Cancelled“ was one of my two favorites of this season because it parodied reality shows, which we all know suck. It also involves an anal probe, but for SP fans, we’ve been there before (it’s a déja-vu). It had a bizarre storyline that really made me get into it, and it was funny as Hell. I also really enjoyed the final show of this season, “It’s Christmas in Canada“, because of a few factors: Cartman cries in it, (it’s something to see) and Kenny, once again, dies, but only in this show. It’s also a greatly hilarious episode which makes fun of Canada, another bonus for me.
South Park makes fun of many topics that I myself make fun of too, so I can truly relate. Instead of “Hooters”, we have “Raisins” because the girls have raisins, they’re cute and small. I especially appreciated the creators’ take on a nasty J-Lo, Jennifer Lopez in all her burrito-eating glory, in the show entitled “Fat Butt and Pancake Head”. I think she sucks even more than reality shows, but it’s a close call. Another episode worth mentioning is the “South Park is Gay” one, because it addresses the metrosexual phenomenon. The 15 episodes collected here are once again very politically incorrect and rude, just as I like it. Filled with nasty parodies about almost any subject under the sun (Mormons, Christian Rock, smoking, Canadians, Crips gangs etc.), these episodes are classic and funny as all Hell. They have the ability to greatly offend at least a few groups of people out there, but since it’s all in the name of comedy, I enjoy the laughter and don’t take it so seriously…unlike Isaac Hayes, but we all know about that, don’t we? (He recently quit the show as Chef because the show made fun of Scientology, his religion).
Commentary by the Creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone: As in the previous seasons, Parker and Stone include around five minutes of audio commentaries at the beginning of each show to entertain/educate the viewers with cool and interesting facts about the shows, the ideas behind them and their own weird thought processes. The guys are very easy to listen to and super funny. These commentary tracks are so worth checking out.
Comedy Central Quickies: Three comedy shorts are presented through the Comedy Central Network. Short, around two minutes each, but funny and cool.
In conclusion, I recommend adding this to your DVD collection today not only because I’ve been an avid South Park viewer since the show began, but because it really is a well-written and humorous show. The 15 shows on this DVD will certainly make you laugh as they tackle controversial, often twisted subjects, and combine them with a perverted sense of humor and many hilarious parodies throughout. The fact that it’s not filled with a bunch of extras doesn’t take away from it in any way as all that stuff isn’t necessary when the episodes themselves are fully loaded with great humor and wit. They are more than enough to satisfy not only dedicated SP fans, but comedy lovers the world over. Rock on, kids!