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…

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