South Park: A Million Little Fibers
(S10E05) You can probably add Trey Parker and Matt Stone to the list of people who will never be invited on Oprah.
One of my favorite side characters, Towelie, returned for this episode. Broke and in desperate need for money, he decides to write a memoir. Unfortunately, he has trouble selling it because most of the book is about Dorito Corn Chips, and also, he's a towel. Using his special "getting high" powers, he decides to disguise himself as a person in order to get people interested in his book. Oprah makes it a book club selection, but instantly turns on Towelie when she finds out he's been lying.
I knew a couple days beforehand that this episode was going to take aim at the recent debacle surrounding author James Frey and his book A Million Little Pieces, and I was interested to find out whether the show would be pro-Frey or anti-Frey. This being South Park, it managed to go places I never would have expected, one of them being Oprah's vagina. Apparently Matt and Trey weren't as concerned about the content of Frey's (Towlie's) book as they were that Oprah's "minge" wasn't getting the attention it needed, causing a kind of emotional imbalance wherein she's ecstatic one moment and ready to lynch a talking towel the next.
The scenes involving Oprah's vag and his close companion, her anus, were kind of hit and miss for me. The gag would be funny for awhile, but would then wear kind of thin. Perhaps in an earlier episode I would have enjoyed it more, but after ten years this feels like a gag that comes easily for Matt and Trey. On the other hand, I felt the last two episodes got a little too self-important at times, so it was nice to see the show kick off its shoes and be silly again. I also loved their effeminate take on Geraldo Rivera, who first exposes Towlie's shocking truth. Also, the episode ends with an important lesson for us all: you shouldn't get high to come up with ideas. You should come up with ideas and then get high to reward yourself. When I have kids, I'm going to tell them that every night when I tuck them in.