South Park has always been known for it's topical humour, and due to the fact that it only takes about 7 days to put an episode together. They made one of the most topical seasons ever.
Episode 1: Mr Garrison's Fancy New Vagina: Mr Garrison decides that he no longer can live as a man. He decides he wants to surprise his boyfriend Mr. Slave and get a sex change operation. The change isn't received as planned and Mr. Slave leaves the now, Mrs. Garrison. With the kids, Kyle decides that in order to be a successful basket ball player, he needs to be a tall black kid. Kyle approaches the plastic surgeon and asks for a Negroplasty.
Episode 2: Die Hippie, Die: Cartman's hatred for Hippies is expressed strongly in this episode as a Hippie rock festival comes to town. Little did the mayor know that sanctioning the festival could doom South Park. Now it's down to Cartman to help rid the town of the Hippie infestation.
Episode 3: Wing: After the boys learn of the talent Token has and the money he can make, they decide to set up a talent agency and have him as their only client. Taking 10% of their clients earnings the boys think they're set but a big time talent agency snatches Token away from them. Disgruntled, the boys decide to take on a new talent and try and make her big through American idle. The boys didn't anticipate that this wouldn't go to plan either.
Episode 4: Best Friends Forever: Cartman is jealous when Kenny manages to get a PSP before him. One day while Kenny is playing his PSP he's hit by a car and killed. While in heaven Kenny is enlisted by Angels to play the golden PSP to help fight a war between Heaven and Hell. Back on earth, Stan, Kyle and Cartman battle it out to keep Kenny alive as after being worked on for over 24 hours the Dr manages to bring Kenny back. Not in the way they had anticipated, however, as with Kenny being dead for so long he's brain dead and in a vegetative state. Cartman's trying to keep Kenny dead as he can claim Kennys PSP, but Stan & Kyle are battling to keep him alive.
Episode 5: The Losing Edge: The boys are forced to play little league Baseball, but they hate it. They have to play because they will disappoint their parents, so the boys figure that if they lose they just wont have to play anymore. What they didn't anticipate is that the other team might be better at losing then they are.
Episode 6: The Death of Eric Cartman: After getting sick of Cartmans bullying ways the boys decide that they're going to ignore him. Because of this Cartman thinks he's dead, but Butters isn't in on the joke and still talks to Eric. Eric being convinced that he's dead, manages to convince Butters he's talking to a ghost. Butters decides that he wants to help Eric make amends for every wrong doing.
Episode 7: Erection Day: The school talent show is soon and Jimmy is destined to win the show, there's only one problem and that's Jimmy has a problem with random erections. Determined to be triumphant at the talent show, Jimmy sets out to get laid so he doesn't get an erection on the big night.
Episode 8: Two Days Before The Day After Tomorrow: Global Warming is coming and the town goes into a panic. The boys set out to discover who's really responsible for global warming.
Episode 9: Marjorine: The 4th grade girls are having a sleepover. It's imperative that the boys find out what goes on behind those closed doors. Butters is picked to be the boy who must fake his death, become a girl and infiltrate this age-old feminine tradition.
Episode 10: Follow That Egg: Mrs. Garrison realizes he still has feelings for Mr. Slave. But, Mr. Slave has moved on. He plans to marry his new love as soon as the Governor signs the same-sex marriage bill. Mrs. Garrison leads the charge against gay marriage.
Episode 11: Ginger Kids: In his classroom presentation, Cartman points to people with red hair, light skin and freckles as an inferior race. Cartman thinks differently when, one morning, he himself wakes up with an advanced case of Gingervitus! Unable to endure being ostracized for his looks, he rallies all Ginger Kids everywhere to fight discrimination.
Episode 12: Trapped In The Closet: Stan is brought into the religion of Scientology as they're convinced he's the reincarnation of Scientology founder, L. Ron Hubbard. A hysteria surrounds Stan and he, himself becomes convinced of his divinity. Tom Cruise, John Travolta and R.Kelly all want to meet the reincarnation but Stan tells them what he really thinks of them and they become trapped in the closet.
Episode 13: Free Willzyx: A "talking" whale inspires the fourth-graders to risk everything to return him to his family. With the police on their tails, the boys enlist the help of a foreign government and embark upon an adventure you'll not soon forget. One in which the boys learn just how far you would go for a friend.
Episode 14: Bloody Mary: Stan is embarrassed in front of his friends when his dad is arrested for drunk driving. In a neighboring town, a bleeding statue of Mary is discovered and the faithful are flocking to the site hoping to be healed. Stan's dad is sure the bleeding Virgin can cure him of his "disease."
An amazing season that really pokes fun at societies little foibles. I would highly recommend this become a part of everyones DVD collection.
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South Park is an animated sitcom, known for its crude, surreal and vulgar humor, satirizing a wide range of topics and issues including religion, sexuality, politics, violence and mental illness. Most of the writing, directing and voice acting for the show are done by its creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone. The show revolves around the bizarre life experiences of four children; Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman and Kenny McCormick and their friends living in the fictional small town of South Park, Colorado. The show has won a plethora of awards, including three Primetime Emmy's for Outstanding Animated Program. The show debuted in 1997 and as of 2009, is in its thirteenth season.