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what i dont get with this episode is that matt and trey seem to be making fun of judaism, but i remember one of them being jewish.
i guess their point is religion is pretty stupid when you think about it.
I also think this review underestimates this episode, sure it wasn't as funny as others but I liked how it presented a lot of interesting issues without forcing a resolution. Personally the part about the Jewpacabra and the jokes about cryptozoology were ok but didn't appeal to me, on the other hand Cartman's hallucination totally did.
It didn't care about being politically correct, it presented God as an angry and authoritarian being even maybe as an evil one.I wonder, is that what they wanted to show when Cartman a generally evil character converts to Judaism? They have made a ton of episodes where they criticize religions and show their contradictions this one is just another one of them and in doing that I think they were successful
Bret, Darkheath - I smile whenever I see other people explain an intelligent summary of what South Park is about. Thank you.
I agree with darkheath. South Park, as simple and pointless as it may seem, is best understood by intelligent people looking for a little more than a giggle. Stone and Parker made it this way because they wanted to appeal to the lower intelligent class of society, unlike something like family guy (not going to say it's bad, but a seven year old could watch the show and get half of the jokes)
Would you care to go in depth a bit more about the "high satire" that we're all missing? All I heard was "South park is so much more than fart jokes. You all just don't get it." You didn't address any specifics of the episode or the criticisms of it. For instance, is "high satire" supposed to be so unfocused that you would have to be high to follow the narrative? Or is "high satire" supposed to be so high up it's own ass that it makes a few criticisms of cryptozoology and old testament logic(super edgy) and considers it social commentary?
And you can't assume that was what Brett was saying. I've read the comments underneath him, and he's right, they are all stupid. Not because they don't understand the greatness of a bad episode, but because their comments were stupid. For instance, a treyvon martin episode? That would be horrible. Jewish blood rituals? Nice catch. Good thing we have an anti-semite here or that would have gone right over our heads. And hus
the egypt flashback and the episode starting was good then fell down. Loved the dialouge 'God is not a dick' and pharoah commmenting on the civil war was good. the rest sucked
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I actually thought this episode was relatively decent. It started off a bit slow but picked up after the Jewpacabra was pronounced "real" by the cryptozoologists and I thought Cartman dressed up like an Easter bunny and used as bait was hilarious. I liked the Egyptian flashback too and Cartman's analyzing of God's actions ("...That just seems mean to frogs.") It was an interesting take on Passover, that's for sure, and not too far off the mark. The actual meaning behind the holiday is indeed pretty brutal.
All in all, apart from needing more structure, I think people are being too harsh on this one. Then again, once a television show is around long enough people start to overly criticize everything about it so I guess at this point it's expected. I can't remember the last time I read viewer comments about an episode that didn't have at least one comment from an "ultimate South Park fan" calling it the worst episode ever.
I give it 3.5/5 for this one.
OK... you people have no concept of satire (including the original reviewer). If you are just looking for juvenile belly laughs, go somewhere else. That's not what South Park is actually about. South Park is about social commentary and this episode was brilliant. I actually put this one up there with (though not as high as) "You're Getting Old", which I consider one of the best episodes of the 16 seasons. South Park is funny... South Park is gross... South Park is full of "potty humor", but it is SO much more than that. Parker and Stone are the greatest satirists of our time, and they don't always hit a home run... but this episode was one of them. If you don't understand high satire... you're the wrong person writing reviews for this show. Inane humor can be found elsewhere... and in abundance. I think that's what Brett was saying with his comment.
shit was kinda funny. i fucks with it.
What? What the hell does that even mean, you incredibly illiterate moron?
And no we don't need another Occupy Wall Street episode or Tyvon Martin getting shot by the evil racist whitey who isn't even white episode.
you're all stupid.
They are going to have to do some pennance for this episode. They get a pass for the most part because they make the jews a lot of money, but this time they may have gone too far. This episode was basically about how jews, around passover time, kidnap gentile children, murder them, and use their blood for jewish rituals. Thats what they were alluding to with this whole jewpacabra thing. You have to learn to read between the lines.
shit was kinda funny. i fucks with it. they need to do an episode about occupy wall street or tyvon martin
Cartman wanted the fear of the jewpacabra to force all the other kids out of th easter egg hunt so that he would be the only one there. They do touch on this aspect of greed at the end of the episode when we see the kids being violent with one another to get the eggs. Cartman is never about doing what's right, just a narrow interpretation of events that is best for him. So in his dream, he questioned all the death and destruction but was told that this was god's way so his whole "conversion" fits into his character of failing to question and "respecting au-thor-itah".
This may have been the worst South Park holiday episode ever. It was completely unfocused and had only a few good laughs, mostly during the Egyptian flashback. If they would've had an episode featuring kids hunting for eggs Hunger Games style, that would've been awesome. I know MAtt and Trey usually come out with one crap episode per run, but the holiday episdoes are usually the best of the bunch and this was just weak-sauce.
So true, I really hope they snap back-however there were a few laughs here and there-espically in the beginning where Cartman is talking to Kyle's mom about the Jewish faith-you know something must be up. I think they need to go back making fun of celebrities or more interesting social situations, I would love to see an episode where they mock the double standard between men and women or something. It just seems like they are out of ideas or aren't trying anymore-but I guess after sixteen seasons, it's tough.
why do people expect south park to actually give a fuck and make up good stories i love this shitty episodes just like the dragon one
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