South Park: Imaginationland
(S11E10) Holy crap. Where to begin?
I think this is going to be the first three-parter in South Park history. I'm only inferring this from their use of the world "trilogy" in the opening credits (right after "Kyle Sucks Cartman's Balls"). Which opening credits are they trying to emulate in that segment? I think it was the Superman movies.
Cartman seemed to be staying true to character with his selection of code names for his team, such as "Blacky" for Token and "Faggot" for Butters.
The "ringleader" character is a bit of a cross between Willy Wonka and the Wizard of Oz. I loved how Butters asked if he was going to rape the kids and his response was "Um...uh...no." It's difficult to know how to answer such a question. Given Butters' history with sex (such as "Cartman Joins NAMBLA" or "The Fellowship of the Lord of the Rings"), it's not surprising that he asked the question. The "Imagination" song was so long and had such a horrific (lack of) melody that it reminded me a bit of synagogue services.
I tried to place all of the characters in Imaginationland. I got the following list: Count Chocula. The evil characters from Yellow Submarine. Twinkie the Kid. The Brown Hornet. One of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. One of the monsters from Where the Wild Things Are. Astro Boy. Optimus Prime. Dick Tracy. A Smurf. Charlie Brown. Ronald McDonald. Raggedy Ann and Andy. Cinderella. Snarf from Thundercats. Red Riding Hood. A CareBear. That dragon with Sean Connery's voice from that movie (That is from my notes verbatim). Humpty Dumpty. Pan. The Flash. For those of you with DVRs, who did I miss?
I loved how they paid homage to Saving Private Ryan when Ronald McDonald picked up his own arm which was severed in the attack.
The trial segment was hilarious. "And yet my balls remain dry." "And draw it up succulently for no less than thirty seconds." "This is a victory for the justice syste
South Park wouldn't be complete without some sort of real-world critique. This time it was about the lack of imagination of certain Hollywood directors and producers. They even paid a nice compliment to Mel Gibson (a far cry from "The Passion of the Jew"). Mel is nuts, but at least he knows basic story structure.
It wouldn't surprise me if the theme of this mutli-episode arc was the lack of imagination of terrorists. It seems to be going that way. However, Trey and Matt are good at dishing out surprises so I'm going to just watch next week and see where their imaginations take us. They're still on a roll with another great episode.
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