Archive for October, 2009
For Stan’s birthday, he and his family go to the Denver Aquarium where they plan on swimming with dolphins. Unfortunately things go from bad to worse when the Japanese attack and kill all the dolphins. The Japanese seem hellbent on killing all the worlds dolphins and whales, but Stan takes up the cause to try and save the marine animals from senseless slaughter.
THE JAPANESE ARE KILLING DOLPHINS AND WHALES
IN AN ALL NEW “SOUTH PARK”
PREMIERING ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28
AT 10:00 P.M. ON COMEDY CENTRAL
NEW YORK, October 26, 2009 – The Japanese are on a mad-hunt to kill all the world’s dolphins and whales in an all-new “South Park” titled, “Whale Whores,” premiering on Wednesday, October 28 at 10:00 p.m. on COMEDY CENTRAL.
Stan and his family are spending his birthday at the Denver Aquarium where they will get to swim with the dolphins. Things turn bloody when the Japanese attack, kill all the dolphins and ruin Stan’s big day. There seems to be no end to the senseless killing. Stan takes on the cause to save the dolphins from the Japanese.
Oh, how silly has SOUTH PARK
become? Brilliantly silly. For a show that’s become known for its political satire and social commentary, it’s refreshing to have an episode that won’t seem dated two years from now. There are no presidential speeches inserted from the night before. No dead celebrities to contend with. Nope, this time we get another Butters episode. A Butters episode where he gets his first kiss, becomes a man, and starts a new career.
Of course, this being SOUTH PARK, there is a twist. Butters becoming a bonafided pimp will have viewers forgetting about his stint as Golem or as the wonder kid who saved Imagination Land. From now on, he may be known as the nicest, most considerate pimp ever to grace television, do you know what I am saying? But besides being the only pimp who speaks in proper English, he is also the only pimp to get his bitches, as he so lovingly calls them, homes and a healthcare plan.
It’s an absurd notion, one that has defined SOUTH PARK‘s style. They strive to be as ridiculous as possible, push the boundaries of television decency as far as they can, and just when you thought the limit was reached, push it a little further.
Exhibit A: the police chief going undercover, posing as a “Yolanda“, to bust anybody picking up a prostitute. Did I say posing? I meant the police chief actually becoming a genuine full fledged hooker to bust anybody picking up a prostitute. His dedication is unquestioned as he follows through on his sting operations from start to finish. His little night at a fraternity house and the “evidence” he deposits after may leave some feeling nauseous, but well worth the laugh.
Toilet humor? Without a doubt. Raunchiness taken to the limit. Again. What else do you expect from SOUTH PARK? If we the viewers have learned anything over the years from these guys, it’s that nothing is sacred. Martha Stewart decorating her queefs? Check. The Jonas Brothers spraying their white hot foam all over little tween girls? Check. Mr. (or Mrs. at the time) Garrison’s penis genetically cloned penis running loose attached to the back of a mouse? Check.
If you are still surprised by anything these guys do, you obviously haven’t tuned into SOUTH PARK in a while. Like never. In that respect, “Butters’ Bottom Bitch” was rather tame. Heck, in the end, Butters even learns a lesson. He finds he can no longer be a pimp because he realizes that love shouldn’t be bought, but rather it should be fostered in an intimate relationship, the way “Yolanda” and her pimp have.
It’s mockery, lunacy, and all things zany. SOUTH PARK will always teeter on the verge of going too far, but hey, that’s why we watch. SOUTH PARK is not about being timid. It’s about taking risks, making episodes about topics most TV shows wouldn’t touch. Prostitution may not be funny, but an episode about prostitution sure is. And maybe right there is where their genius lies.