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South Park Review: "The Last of the Meheecans"

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Tonight was the first South Park episode since the "6 Day to Air" special and I couldn't help but watch it in a new light. Every new scene, location and musical number suddenly turned into extra hours in the night for the crew. Man, it'll be tough to criticize anything about this show ever again.

Oh, so where was I? Man, this episode was weak.

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Okay, so it wasn't that bad. It's just after a great season premiere that stuck so well to the show's amazing formula, this a little timid. Sure, the episode still came with a little satire and message about the failing America, but it just didn't have the usual craziness of South Park.

Granted, it still had its laughs. There was an out-of-control Cartman joining the U.S. Border Patrol that was remnant of his classic cop days. And I never get sick of Butters. Or Mexican jokes. Viva Mantequilla!

It's just the satire of America wasn't nearly as controversial as it could have been. The most biting line was uttered by a Border patrol man. "When we asked Obama to stop illegal immigrants, we didn't mean to make America so shitty they wouldn't come anymore."

Hopefully Parker and Stone can turn to the ridiculousness that is Occupy Wall Street if they're looking for a little political satire.

But reverse immigration aside, the real question is where was cynical Stan in all of this? Maybe I need to re-watch "The Last of the Meheecans," but I definitely saw the elder Marshes with no sign of one of the show's main characters. Maybe life really is moving on for the little guy.

Though I really have to give them credit. What other show could have a sleepover game escalate into an international crisis. Base! What did everyone else think of the half hour?  

Review

Editor Rating: 3.4 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.4 / 5.0 (99 Votes)

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Stan was in the episode. I loved it. Could have used more Timmy.

Hochberger

@someone - Again, if you read my review from last week, I clearly acknowledge they reset everything... but then where was Stan this week? Anyways, if you don't like my reviews, don't read them. Because as the only South Park fan on the TV Fanatic staff, it's me or no one.

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@south park fan - My point is Stan wasn't in the episode at all...

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Viva Mantequilla! I laughed so hard during this episode. I live in a border state & know BPO's. Classic. After 6 Days To Air all I can say is wow! Thanks Matt & Trey for making me laugh. These guys really get it.

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one of the funniest things in the episode to me was that cartman was the one that remebered butters, and I was like "look at that cartman actually cares in someway about the little guy" then of course I realized his true mentality. South Park to me is the greatest show on television, is the only show were a situation can turn in to an epic story and there is no need to explain why that happened. After watching 6 days to air, I really appreciate this show for what it is and Im realizing how lazy Seth Mcfarlane is

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Not timid at all... You don't really need the Obama line, but it's funny that it's there. That's for people who don't get that the whole episode is a hit on the current immigration and economy situations. Cynical Stan? That's over now... Is this your first season of South Park?

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You shouldn't review south park. You don't get it. Everything is back to normal now. That was the joke last week. You really just don't get it.

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