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South Park Review: Who is Mysterion?

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Your love of last night's South Park will rely totally on how much of an obsessed fan you are.  The show's satire of the BP Oil spill and Captain Hindsight were decent, but the highlights were definitely for long term fans.

Coon and Friends

Sure, Tony Hayward's apologies had us laughing and the entire scene with DP and drilling into a third hole on the moon (the mouth, get it?) was one of the best parts of the episode, but "The Coon 2: Hindsight" was written for loyal fans.

The satire elements on their own were not enough to make this episode hold up, but when you bring back the Coon and Mysterion, we're on board.  Ever since the two made their appearance last season, all we've wanted to know... who is Mysterion?  More on that analysis after the jump.

So in addition to some great South Park quotes, some of our favorite moments were showing Willzyx and Tom Cruise on the moon, the return of Cartman's Antonio Banderas sex doll in a superman costume, and any scene with Professor Chaos.  But where's our General Disarray?

Now on to our analysis of who we think each superhero is, and possibly who Mysterion is.  Please hop in and give your ideas!

  • Coon - Cartman
  • Mosquito - Clyde or Kenny (?)
  • Human Kite - Kyle
  • Tupperware - Token
  • Iron Maiden - Timmy
  • Tool-shed - Stan
  • Mintberry Crunch - Kenny or Bradley (the blond hair?)
  • Mysterion - Clyde or Kenny.

Maybe it's just wishful thinking, but there's a decent chance Kenny could be Mysterion.  We just have to hope next week is the followup episode and we get a little Coon 3: Coon Rising.  Get it?  Cause of the new Batman movie title that was announced yesterday.  Eh, tough crowd.

Overall, we enjoyed the episode, if nothing else for the fun throwbacks, but it just wasn't as strong as some of the other season fourteen offerings. 

Again, we appreciated the BP satire, but it just felt a little dated and not that biting.  And who was Captain Hindsight supposed to be mocking?  Obama?  Congress?  Every reporter during the event?  We definitely watched it more to have fun with Coon and friends.

Review

Editor Rating: 3.5 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.1 / 5.0 (54 Votes)

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Kenny is mintberry crunch. why? b/c when they are in the restaurant, after the coon beats the shit out of mosquito, mintberry crunch is the only one drinking water. Cartman used to make fun of kenny for being poor and only being able to drink water.

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i honestly think mysterion is gonna end up being sum random peron neither kenny or clyde. its just something the writers would do. we all know you never whats going to happen dealing with the show. remember when cartmans dad turned out to be his mom and then many seasons later you find out his dad was actually the football player that he killed who was also scott tenermans dad too? DONT THINK TO HARD PEOPLE!!!

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Mysterion has to be Clyde because Cartman never mentions Kenny's name on the rooftop on season 13 episode 2!! At the end of the original episode, when Mysterion unmasks himself, Cartman says... "I even said your name." So it has to be Clyde, Cartman never mentions Kenny. Besides Kenny is too poor to afford illegal fireworks.

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Clyde=Mosquito, Human Kite=Kyle, Mysterion=Kenny; here's why...
1) Kyle cannot be Mosquito, because Kyle would never lose a fight to Cartman. Remember their fight in Canada during christmas...
2)Clyde could totally be Mosquito, because he always undermines Cartman, but is still a little bitch. Remember his breakdown in Somalia when Ike had to slap some sense into him, "*crying* You said ther would be treasure, but there's no treasure waaah"
3)Kenny and Mysterion's goals/methods are the same. Remember that Kenny is the boy who restored humanity after Satan and Sadaam Hussein were stopped from destroying the world, sacrificing himself in the process.
4) Notice that Human Kite and Mysterion in the Coon's ambush of Mosquito, because they (being Kyle and Kenny) would easily beat Cartman, and then Cartman's mom couldn't really kick the Coon out of Coon n Friends, thereby inhibiting the plotline.

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Kenny is Mysterion. Due to having an alarm installed in his house, he must be part of the group. However, as stated before, due to his parents not having found it at the time The Mosquito mentions getting in trouble for the alarm, Kenny cannot be The Mosquito. He can also not be Iron Maiden, Tupperware, Tool-Shed, or The Coon because we know their identities for sure. That leaves Mysterion, Human Kite, or Mint-Berry Crunch for Kenny. Due to process of elimination (not having blonde hair, being seen with Mysterion, known characters, and the way The Mosquito is submissive to Cartman (Kyle is never submissive to Cartman)), Kyle has to be the Human Kite. So now Kenny can only be Mysterion or Mint-Berry Crunch. The water-drinking is a confusing element, however other than that, it is highly unlikely that Mint-Berry Crunch is Kenny. Mint-Berry has the same hair-style as Bradley, is also submissive to Cartman (once again, Kenny usually is not), and he seems rather quiet and brainless (like milk? comment). By elimination, this would make Kenny Mysterion. It also just makes sense. Both keep their entire bodies covered at all times. Neither has a recognizable voice. And when it comes down to it, Mysterion would be the perfect secret identity for Kenny. In the real world, Kenny is logical, reasonable, and extremely smart. But no one ever realizes it because his voice is muffled and the characters can't tell what he is saying. This often leads to Kenny being picked on, put down, and misunderstood. However in the super hero group, Mysterion is one of the voices of reason and extremely intelligent. He is revered and followed (unlike Kenny who is often put down and ignored). One of the most classic things about super heroes is that their secret identities are often complete opposites of their hero (Quiet reporter Clark Kent/Superman - Goofy scrawny Peter Parker/Spiderman). The hero is their voice and their chance to be noticed and shine. They become a person their weaker, true identities never can become. Therefore having the often outshined and forgotten Kenny become Mysterion, a superhero who is revered and popular, is a logical and intelligent move by the writers of the show.

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My last and craziest version Myserion = Wendy ya ya Clyde only cover for her - cause she had to get into Cartmans coon basment to spy on him to see his dumb plans :D so they could switch while no one sees (Run out window) ok now im making this more confusing but knowing south park - they will do something crazy , they just made us to discuss long time but in the end ... they could make it that no one really was mysterion from all kids who were there and also idk think mysterion wants others to know his identy so maybe one of kids cover for real mysterion ....

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I just don't agree that kyle could be the Mosquito, he would get back at Cartman and beat him up easily..

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Another possible hint that Kyle is Mosquito is that Kyle's fro wouldn't get flattened out by Human Kite's headpiece like it does, judging by actual appearance. Although there isn't any proof that this would be true, just a thought really.

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I think Hindsight was mocking all the ppl that talked about what BP shouldnt have done then think they are heros

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mysterion is obviously clyde. no debate.

South Park Season 14 Episode 11 Quotes

We no longer f**k the earth, we DP it.

Tony Hayward

All Coon friends report to base. I'm so seriously.

Cartman
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