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 regarding 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 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 then produce solid, well-scripted implies that are just nearly as good, or even better than the show’s heyday.
South Park: The Complete Thirteenth Season offers nothing new as far as how the show works, keeping true towards the social satirical formula originally created by the two patriarchs of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Basically, the 2 men take headlines from both pop culture and world news and parody these to express their personal opinions on the matter through four small kids form a tiny Colorado town as well as the herd of oddballs that surround them. The end result is generally crude, offensive and incredibly hilarious.
Some 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 as well as their obsession with butchering dolphins and whales.
Of course sometimes, Parker and Stone will craft a show not from a headline but instead out from the pure hatred the two have garnered for a certain celebrity, thus being the case for your infamous “Fishsticks” episode in which the show assumes rapper Kanye West and his rumored massive ego buy ultimately portraying him as a “gay fish.” The show even comes designed with a parody from the rapper’s hit song “Heartless” with slightly modified lyrics.
And then of course you will find the episodes that have no hidden messages or celebrity target in any way and instead just focus on placing one of many shows central characters inside an absurd situation and crafting the comedy across the chaos that ensues. Much like “Butters’ Bottom Bitch,” an episode where Leopold “Butters” Stotch pays a lady $5 to give him his first kiss and ultimately winds up transforming into a pimp.
The great thing about Season Thirteen, and many other seasons of South Park in fact, is the fact even the shows that don’t receive all of the attention and take on the controversial topics still cause you to laugh hysterically because of 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 favorite character on the show) works together with the leaders around the globe to get earth banned from the universe’s intergalactic community using their dishonesty. There is no real point for the episode at all, but attempt to sit through it all rather than laugh your ass off. I dare you.
And even when an episode’s main plot isn’t carrying it out to suit your needs, there always is apparently a sub-plot which will help keep you consistently chuckling throughout, like Kyle the inability to wrap his head around the fact that Cartman consistently eat at Chipotle although it makes his rectum bleed. Needless to say 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 problem.
Purchasing South Park: The Entire Thirteenth Season should be a no-brainer for fans from 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 insufficient for you personally and you also think you’re content with just watching the show on Comedy Central, buy the DVDs for your 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 price of admission alone.