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 about how they do things by releasing the earlier season on a three-disc DVD and Blu-ray collection.
As everyone has witnessed, animated implies that remain on the air for this particular duration of time tend to decline in quality, leaving many fans longing for your creativity and freshness in the show’s original peak of success. Fortunately for fans of South Park Streaming, the show and it’s creators defy the odds and then produce solid, well-scripted shows that are just as good, otherwise better than the show’s heyday.
South Park: The Whole Thirteenth Season offers nothing new so far as how the show works, keeping true towards the social satirical formula originally created by the 2 patriarchs of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Essentially, 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 effect is normally crude, offensive and incredibly hilarious.
A few 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 as well as the Japanese and their obsession with butchering dolphins and whales.
Needless to say in some cases, Parker and Stone will craft a show not out of a headline but instead out from the pure hatred that this two have garnered for a certain celebrity, thus being the case for your infamous “Fishsticks” episode in which the show assumes rapper Kanye West along with his rumored massive ego buy ultimately portraying him being a “gay fish.” The show even comes equipped with a parody from the rapper’s hit song “Heartless” with slightly modified lyrics.
And after that needless to say you will have the episodes who have no hidden messages or celebrity target whatsoever and instead just concentrate on placing one of the shows central characters inside an absurd situation and crafting the comedy around 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 ends up transforming into a pimp.
The fantastic thing about Season Thirteen, and lots of other seasons of South Park for that matter, is the fact that even the demonstrates that don’t receive all of the attention and take on the controversial topics still cause you to laugh hysterically due 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 my personal favorite character on the show) works together with all the leaders around the world to obtain earth banned through the universe’s intergalactic community using their dishonesty. There is not any real point for the episode at all, but try to sit through all of it and never laugh your ass off. I dare you.
And even when an episode’s main plot isn’t carrying it out for you, there always seems to be a sub-plot that will keep you consistently chuckling throughout, like Kyle not being able to wrap his head around the truth that Cartman consistently eat at Chipotle despite the fact that it makes 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 situation.
Purchasing South Park: The Whole Thirteenth Season should be a no-brainer for fans in the show as it’s a season among many which contains 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 insufficient for you and also you think you’re content with just watching the show on Comedy Central, get the DVDs for that mere fact that you receive to watch the episodes with the profanity that Matt Stone and Trey Parker intended. It’s worth the buying price of admission alone.