South Park feels like a series of vignettes rather than a cohesive episode

Over the past year, South Park has often bitten off more than it can chew when it comes to current events. Tonight’s episode takes on the fear of sexual harassment allegations in the workplace, Netflix’s endless greenlighting of new series, the threat of nuclear war, and probably a few things I’m forgetting. And…

An off-the-rails South Park recalls the show's early years

“Hummels & Heroin” preempts South Park’s what-we-learned-today speech by getting its message out of the way early. After a guy playing Chuck E. Cheese at a children’s birthday party overdoses on opioids, one of the police officers remarks that he’s sure the drugs are coming out of prison. “When there’s a drug…

South Park's "Franchise Prequel" is a decent video game commercial—and that's about it

Even if Trey Parker and Matt Stone have always been shameless in their self-promotion, they’ve at least been able to turn it into a good joke. To sell more tickets to The Book Of Mormon tour, they tacked on an advertisement to the end of a Broadway-themed episode in Season 15 (one of their best), and their South Park:…

South Park doesn't blame you—or itself—for obsessing over Trump

Before we begin, let’s get this out of the way: I promise not to make every South Park review about whether or not Trey Parker and Matt Stone bring up Donald Trump. But it’s worth mentioning again tonight because 1) It’s only the second episode of the 21st season and 2) It’s the first time this year he’s been…

Trey Parker has a mathematical explanation for why people love minions so damn much

We did not exactly love Despicable Me 3, but South Park co-creator Trey Parker’s press tour for it has resulted in some fascinating peeks into his mind. It first provided some insights into how he and Matt Stone were planning on dealing with Donald Trump in the show’s upcoming season—that is, by not addressing him at…

Read This: Why South Park is ignoring Donald Trump next season

The reality of President Donald Trump was not something a good chunk of this country was prepared for. This goes double for Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who had created an episode for South Park’s past season pegged to the victory of Hillary Clinton. When that didn’t happen, Parker and Stone scrambled to rewrite the…

South Park acknowledges this season’s flaws without actually fixing them

A little over a week ago, Newsweek published “Dispatches From The Alternate Universe Where Hillary Clinton Won,” a collection of Op-Eds from numerous websites that would have ran had the election gone the other way. South Park could have likely been featured in there, too. Somewhere in the back of Trey Parker and Matt…

Trey Parker coaxing his 3-year-old daughter to swear is sort of heartwarming

Even after 20 seasons, Trey Parker and Matt Stone still handle the vast majority of the voices on South Park. One exception to that, though, is Kyle Broflovski’s adopted Canadian brother, Ike, who, like all Canadians on the show, has a big, floppy two-part head, and, like all toddlers on the show, is voiced with…