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mcl6525

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« Reply #240 on: 10-21-2005 15:17 »

He still wasnt in any other part of the show.

unless that was supposed to be the "OMG they killed kenny!" line
Spy

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« Reply #241 on: 10-21-2005 22:40 »

I should have been.
Beamer

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« Reply #242 on: 10-22-2005 07:28 »

 
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Originally posted by KurtPikachu2001:
And the Wing episode was my favorite of last season.

LAST season? The show's been running for HOW long now, and some people still don't know when the mid-season breaks are? It's STILL Season 9 now, dumbass.

Anyway, I just saw the new episode, so here's my review, taken from the South Park Gaming Forums since I couldn't be bothered typing up 2 seperate ones:

EPISODE 908 - Two Days Before the Day After Tomorrow

WARNING: Spoilers ahead. Do not read review if you have not seen the episode.

Season 9 resumes with what is essentially a typical new South Park episode. A bit of a movie parody, and a bit of a satire on a current event. As you'd guess by the title, it's a parody of The Day After Tomorrow - which I haven't seen. However, it also works in quite a lot of comment on the Hurricane Katrina disaster, which everyone was following the past month or so - so not all references were lost on me. The basic storyline of Stan and Cartman accidentally flooding Beaverton flowed nicely, and even if at times it felt like Matt & Trey struggled to tie it in with the Global Warming plot that it snowballed into, it did move at a surprisingly good pace.

The content itself also contains many common themes in the show - the "all the adults over-reacting and misinterpreting everything while ignoring the kids, who actually know the truth" joke has been used countless times, though this was one of the more notably funny ones. Cartman hating Kyle just because he's jewish got tired in Season 7, and sadly, that seems to be the only angle between them two in this episode... however, I had to say, the fact that Kyle actually DID carry "Jew Gold" around his neck made me laugh, purely because it just came out of nowhere. Still, I do wish they'd find something else to do between these two. Stan was great as the moral centre of the episode, and Randy Marsh continues to be the stupidest, most hilarious adult character in the entire show. So, nothing new character-wise and very few new things content-wise, but still, nothing bad.

I still can't shake the feeling that, like Cartman's Incredible Gift, this was just several old plots rolled into one, even if it wasn't intentional. The boys had to cover up a horrible secret in Toilet Paper, there were plenty of disaster movie parodies in Die Hippies Die, the adults over-reacting over something that wasn't even happening has been used plenty of times before (episodes that come to mind here are Child Abduction is Not Funny and Red Man's Greed). However, while it did seem to be just one huge rehash episode, it did bring a few new things to the table, and was more than watchable.

Humour-wise, Two Days Before the Day After Tomorrow really shines. While a lot of the humour in this came from the sheer repetition of things (eg. "We didn't listen!" ), it was never repeated to the point where it was just unbearably unfunny. One scene that was particularly hilarious to me was when the town was fleeing from Global Warming... just the fact that they treated it as if it was some visible form of matter that was chasing them was one of the funniest things ever, and the guy who fell to the ground because of it was the icing on the cake. Randy Marsh was particularly hilarious in this episode, and the Crab People callback just cracked me up. I was laughing out loud quite a few times in this episode, but what really made it good is the fact that the funny moments are spread out through the whole thing. There are very few episodes that are funny the whole way through (eg. The New Terrance & Phillip Movie Trailer, Towelie, South Park is Gay, Fat Butt & Pancake Head, The Biggest Douche in the Universe, Woodland Critter Christmas, etc.) rather than just having a few funny scenes very close to eachother... this was somewhere in-between. Still, a very funny episode, and a good note to start on.

Overall, this episode was nothing original to South Park, but it was VERY impressive, at least in a visual sense. The Hurricane Katrina satire, though it contained nothing that hadn't already been said, was spot-on as usual, and took some great (and well justified) stabs at the government and the media. Although the episode was nothing new for the show, I felt it had enough laughs to make it more than watchable, and was definitely a strong premiere for the second half of this severely underrated season.

PLOT VALUE: 7/10
LAUGH VALUE: 8/10
SATIRICAL VALUE: 8/10
ANIMATION VALUE: 10/10
OVERALL SCORE: 8.5/10

"I broke the dam!"   laff
Spy

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« Reply #243 on: 10-22-2005 19:47 »

Yeah Randy Marsh is the best adult by far. He's been more interesting in the new episodes it's good that they can still build up on character and Beamer jewish jokes never get old.
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« Reply #244 on: 10-22-2005 22:58 »

Yes they do. You can't possibly watch every episode of the show and still find Cartman's pointless digs at Kyle for being jewish funny.
Spy

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« Reply #245 on: 10-23-2005 05:01 »

I watch sp regularly. I basicly have the whole series on cds downloaded off the internet and I'm still not sick of jewish jokes. Repeats don't give me a laugh out loud anyway if I've seen them a few times.
Beamer

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« Reply #246 on: 10-23-2005 05:17 »

Well, most South Park fans are just fucking sick of Cartman's jew jokes... I know Scarecrow is.
Spy

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« Reply #247 on: 10-23-2005 06:43 »

I just watched Die hippies die and The losin edge. I hadn't watched these since they aired and they were quite average. The second half premiere was a lot better than the both.
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« Reply #248 on: 10-23-2005 11:59 »

The Jew thing is a dead horse that they still haven't stopped beating. If it went now, I wouldn't miss it for sure.
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« Reply #249 on: 10-23-2005 20:41 »

 
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From South Park Studios:
This Wednesday on South Park: "Marjorine"
The 4th grade girls are having a sleepover. Itís imperative that the boys find out what goes on behind those closed doors. Butters is picked to be the boy who must fake his death, become a girl and infiltrate this age-old feminine tradition.

Very interesting storyline... sounds like something from an early season, aside from the Butters part, of course. Hopefully it turns out well. Boys vs Girls storylines can go either way (eg. Clubhouses - great, Proper Condom Use - sucked). Still, I'm sure that seeing Butters try to act like a girl alone should be hilarious if they pull it off right.  big grin
Spy

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« Reply #250 on: 10-24-2005 06:44 »

Sounds alright. Sp is still great.
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« Reply #251 on: 10-24-2005 06:54 »

Kenny has got to be in this one.
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« Reply #252 on: 10-24-2005 09:37 »

Should be interesting...
newhook_1

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« Reply #253 on: 10-24-2005 17:08 »

Ha ha ha. I just got the joke with the title of the next episode. I'm slow.  frown
DotheBartman

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« Reply #254 on: 10-25-2005 00:53 »

Heh, I didn't get it until a few minutes ago, when I saw someone point it out on another forum...you're not alone.

But looks great.  Butters is pretty much always gold to me.
Spy

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« Reply #255 on: 10-25-2005 08:10 »

I don't get it either.
newhook_1

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« Reply #256 on: 10-25-2005 13:45 »

Marjorine = Margarine, a butter substitute.  tongue
Nurdbot

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« Reply #257 on: 10-25-2005 17:08 »

It's a British thing I think. We have it down in the UK.

Margarine Sandwiches, the ultimate lowerclass snack.
newhook_1

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« Reply #258 on: 10-25-2005 18:12 »

Well, we have it here too. I didn't get the joke till I was talking to a friend on the phone and I actually pernounced the episode title.  tongue
M0le

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« Reply #259 on: 10-25-2005 19:24 »

That's the joke? I thought it was a dirty joke. I noticed the "margarine" thing as soon as I read it. Poor Americans and their high quality butter!
newhook_1

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« Reply #260 on: 10-25-2005 19:44 »
« Last Edit on: 10-25-2005 19:44 »

I'm from Newfoundland, and our province is dirt poor thank you very much. No rich creamy butter here. I live in a house made out of nails, feathers, and styrofoam with 7 dogs.     frown
Beamer

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« Reply #261 on: 10-25-2005 20:54 »

Exactly. Hell, you want proof Newfies are poor? Just look at how bad Newfoundland's slogan is:

NEWFOUNDLAND
We're too poor to think up a good slogan.
Spy

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« Reply #262 on: 10-26-2005 04:21 »

Whats the name of the song that plays at the end of the baseball episode and in 30% iron chef?
newhook_1

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« Reply #263 on: 10-26-2005 12:50 »

I believe it's called "You're the Best", and can be found on the Karate Kid soundtrack.
RabidPixy

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« Reply #264 on: 10-27-2005 00:37 »

 
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Originally posted by Beamer:
Exactly. Hell, you want proof Newfies are poor? Just look at how bad Newfoundland's slogan is:

NEWFOUNDLAND
We're too poor to think up a good slogan.

You're one to talk Aussie boy.  tongue

Don't be dissing us Newfies...  wink
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #265 on: 10-27-2005 00:50 »

I watched the two new South Park episodes. There are meh. Margarine was the better of the two. It had that old creepy "that rod" man in it.
Spy

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« Reply #266 on: 10-27-2005 02:14 »

3/5. Was not that entertaining and Kenny should have died in the explosion. He should have oiled it up then walked back leaving a trail of oil in which he lights then gets caught on fire and dies.
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« Reply #267 on: 10-27-2005 07:17 »

Haha, Dead is better.

Pet Cemetery rules.
starone

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« Reply #268 on: 10-27-2005 11:10 »

Wow, that was probably the most abrupt ending they've done.

All in all, I thought the episode was good, not great but good. One of the scenes I liked was "Majorine" crying in the bathroom. I thought it was messed up how they killed that curtain lady and just left her down there for Butters to "eat".
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #269 on: 10-27-2005 11:30 »

The last scene was easily the best.

"Can I just have some spaghetti-os!?"

And thank you, Nurdy, I knew I recognized the horror scenes but I'd forgotten where they were from.
newhook_1

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« Reply #270 on: 10-27-2005 12:47 »

 
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Originally posted by starone:
Wow, that was probably the most abrupt ending they've done.

Kyle, I'm....
*Episode ends*

I had heard that they were actually talking about making this one a two parter, but they scrapped that idea.

*Review*
*Spoiler alert*

Anyway, twas a pretty good episode, not the funniest ever, but well directed. Favourite line was either, "Can I just have some spagetti o's" or "Damn, Ken".

I loved the idea that the boys thought the little paper fortune catcher was some magical device that the girls possessed, and decided to destroy it because of it's awesome power.

Wasn't much I didn't like. As I said, it wasn't the funniest episode ever, but it was well written and directed.
4/5
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« Reply #271 on: 10-27-2005 12:50 »

Poor Kenny keeps getting ignored.  frown

Heh, but Butters is just as cool.  big grin
Venus

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« Reply #272 on: 10-27-2005 12:54 »

Awesome ep. Laughed my ass off.
mcl6525

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« Reply #273 on: 10-27-2005 15:07 »

any time kenny is dealing with sng deadly he should die.

but the creators dont want to use it to death and thats probsly why he hasnt been dying lately.
GreyThinkyWhale

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« Reply #274 on: 10-27-2005 16:57 »

Here in Canada, Comedy Network is advertising that SP is starting a new season on the 4th. I suppose they're just starting season 9?

So this is what it's like to be behind the rest of the world  cry ... But wait a second, newhook's from Canada, what's the deal? Is it on a different channel or something?

Also:
 
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originally posted by newhook
Kyle, I'm....
*Episode ends*
I just watched "Trapper Keeper" last night and it had the exact same ending...
Spy

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« Reply #275 on: 10-27-2005 18:06 »

Thats what he means. Reason being Cartman obviously would never apologise to Kyle.

This was funny as well:

Well at least I got rid of those damb ni....
*Episode ends*

Garrisons such a rascist.
newhook_1

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« Reply #276 on: 10-27-2005 18:19 »
« Last Edit on: 10-27-2005 18:19 »

I was talking about Trapper Keeper.  tongue I Meant that I think Trapper Keeper had the most abrupt ending, and not Marjorine as Star One suggested.
wwe_fk

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« Reply #277 on: 10-27-2005 19:42 »

I thought the A story had some great moments but the B story was horrible.
starone

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« Reply #278 on: 10-27-2005 19:45 »
« Last Edit on: 10-27-2005 19:45 »

   
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Originally posted by newhook_1:
I was talking about Trapper Keeper.     tongue I Meant that I think Trapper Keeper had the most abrupt ending, and not Marjorine as Star One suggested.

The reason I thought it was abrupt was because it seemed like it was still in the middle of the story when it ended. I never got that feeling from Trapper Keeper as the major and sub plot points had been pretty much resolved by the end.

Spy

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« Reply #279 on: 10-28-2005 07:09 »

 
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Originally posted by newhook_1:
I was talking about Trapper Keeper.   tongue I Meant that I think Trapper Keeper had the most abrupt ending, and not Marjorine as Star One suggested.

Yeah I know and I said Here comes the neighbourhood end the same way.
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