South Park: Lice Capades
(S11E03) Sorry this review is a few days late, Becky, but I've been sick.
Overall, I thought this was a good episode, though it didn't floor me with hilarity the way some episodes do. Perhaps that was in large part to not quite understanding what the point of the episode was. Was it meant to mock those who see the Earth as a conscience entity that can actually choose to get rid of us the way the students of South Park get rid of lice? Or was the whole episode just a philosophical experiment and we're left to make up our own minds? Or maybe it was all just a really elaborate set up so they could do a gag about Angelina Jolie having crabs at the end of the episode.
The drama that takes place in the lice's' hairy world was a funny concept, though not quite funny enough to carry a full episode, and the way the lice epidemic turns the students against one another was just as funny, though easy for this series. I don't want to completely dismiss this episode, because even those episodes that seem to come easy can still be really funny. I loved Cartman leading his fellow students to the park with socks and soap, not to beat Kenny, but to clean him, and the parody of the scene from The Thing was a touch of genius.
Maybe I was just a weird kid, but on head lice inspection day I was always disappointed when I didn't have lice. Hell, any excuse to get out of school and go home was okay by me.