South Park Recap: Being Jewish for Easter
Eric Cartman has more tricks up his sleeves than Bugs Bunny, Bart Simpson and Chuck Norris, combined.
The latest episode of Comedy Central’s South Park, “Jewbacabra,”continues to push all the right buttons, mixing pop culture hilarity, social commentary and a flare for the bizarre in a way that only Trey Parker and Matt Stone can conjure up.
Anyone that finds those ridiculous “Finding Big Foot” type shows entertaining, in the most horrible way, will automatically discover something enjoyable here. To see Cartman create the “Jewbacabra” myth, pollute the masses with his propaganda, before believing it himself, in just 22 minutes, is classic. While the entire episode was typical South Park, as it delivered consistent laughs, Cartman’s homemade song in the church, where he basically says he believes in god because Republicans told him to (apparently Cartman takes what Rick Santorum says seriously) was one of the episode’s high points.
That and Cartman’s one-track obese mind. Facing what he thinks is apparent death, the big-boned miscreant is upset his buddies didn’t think of him when they went to buy wings.
“I want wings,” he enthusiastically exclaims.
Yes dude, we want you to have wings too.
One of TV’s coolest characters, Cartman could have been the late ’90s/00s version of Dennis the Menace or a pure fad. But he hasn’t been. He’s endured. Proof of his timelessness is on full display in this episode.
The relationship between Kyle and Cartman is also put to the test again here. Arguing about religion across time, the two finally agree on something, kind of. Will this change Cartman? Of course not, but hearing Kyle’s Michael Sembello “Maniac” ring tone and his obvious frustration works beautifully in this episode.
Bound to offend, the Easter tale offered in this episode has some barbaric moments, as several animated lambs were harmed during the filming of the program. Some may not like how quickly Cartman can change teams when he thinks it may save his life. But hey, a tranquilizer dart will do that sort of thing to ya.
And at this point, if you’re offended by anything on the show, it’s safe to say the humor is not for you. Never was, never will be.
Smart, yet ridiculously wacky, South Park’s eggs still remain hidden and brightly colored.
Patrick Hickey Jr.
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