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South Park Review: "City Sushi"

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I'm normally a huge fan of Butters-centric episodes, but this week's, "City Sushi," just didn't have the humor of the past exploits of my favorite clueless, innocent South Park kids.

I admit I was not only surprised by the Usual Suspects-esque twist at the end, but actually fairly impressed. South Park always has a unique way of tying together seemingly unrelated stories, but this week's felt even more clever than usual.

Crazy Butters Picture

But there was just something about this episode that was too "blah" for my taste.

Sure, I found the diagnosis of Butters' play time as multiple personality disorder entertaining the first time. Outside of that and a few good lines by Mr. Stotch, the episode's main jokes stemmed from standard Asian stereotypes already beaten to death a season ago.

Don't get me wrong, there were still plenty of parts that made me laugh, but this episode really made me think I was too harsh on last week's NCAA satire.

I also must note that I love the Simpsons trick they used of resetting everything at the end by allowing Dr. Janus to continue living his life as Lu Kim.

Maybe I don't like it over the course of a whole episode, but South Park needs its resident Asian for equal opportunity offending.

So, everyone ready to yell at me for how wrong I was? Maybe instead you can spend that time submitting your favorite South Park quotes. Either way, go to it!

Review

Editor Rating: 3.0 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.4 / 5.0 (70 Votes)

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I completely disagree with this review. Personally, I thought that this was the best episode of this season. The City Wok guy being Butters' therapist? I really didn't see that one coming. And the whole thing about Butters apparently having multiple personality disorder when he just was acting like a kid was hilarious. I also loved the whole China vs. Japan situation. I only wish that Butters had more scenes with his abusive parents.