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Box Incorporated

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« Reply #160 on: 09-26-2013 06:09 »
« Last Edit on: 09-26-2013 06:11 »

First thing I'll say is, the new intro is awesome. It's a bit poor in resolution in a few places, but otherwise, has a really great cardboard feel and a nice callback to the original opening (though I'm a bit disappointed that they didn't remix the South Park theme again).

As for the actual episode, it wasn't bad, just really boring. The NSA plot mostly just dragged along without anything really happening until Santa came into it and had the ''nobody cares'' thing. As for the Butters plot, again, really dragged and didn't become that interesting until around the end, just doing obvious Religion comparisons with Butters wining in it. There was a few laughs in it, mostly from Alec Baldwin (voiced by Bill Hader, really happy about that), and the ending with boys being molested at each of the places with worship was pretty great, but otherwise, just a forgettable episode.

Overall: a 2.5/5.

P.S. Two side notes. First, Cartman sounded really off in this episode, almost like Stan or Craig at times. And two, Officer Barbrady had a speaking role in this episode, after years of being stuck as a background character, which is really freaking awesome.

P.S.S. TOTPD

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« Reply #161 on: 09-26-2013 12:07 »

The new intro was fantastic, though I'm a bit surprised they didn't also remix the theme again seeing as they were giving the entire damn thing a makeover. We've had that since, what, season 10 now?

As for the episode itself, it was okay. A few funny moments, though it was one of those episodes where the idea really wasn't enough to sustain 20 minutes of content but they dragged it out anyway. Mind you, South Park has its history of shaky season premieres, so I'm still looking forward to the rest of this season. smile
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« Reply #162 on: 09-26-2013 17:24 »

I'm also disappointed that they've still got the "Whamola" theme that they've had since season 10, to say that they remixed the theme every 3 or 4 seasons prior to that, but it's been 7 now - but the new intro was really cool.

That's where my praise runs out, though.

It was really dull and what few jokes did land couldn't make up for how stale everything was. Something just felt really off about the whole thing. Did Trey Parker write this one or was it one of the first ones handed over to Bill Hader?

Cartman's voice was noticeably not quite right, and lots of details just felt a bit weird.

Was I missing something with the live-action footage behind them in the car in that shot, for instance? That just felt utterly bizarre and out of place. I know that they did that in season 1, but the animation has changed so much since then that it's sort of like if a crappy Tracy Ullman-animated Homer Simpson appeared in the next episode of The Simpsons.

Anyway, I wasn't at all impressed and given that they've taken a year off to refresh, it's pretty upsetting that this is the best they could give us.

Still, South Park's season premieres are often quite weak compared to the rest of the season - the only real exception to that rule being if it's an episode that they've clearly been working on for a while ahead of it airing such as "Good Times with Weapons" or "Make Love Not Warcraft" (not a season premiere, but it kicked off the start of 10B).

I did like the Santa joke, but that went nowhere. It just fizzled out. And the ending of the episode sucked.
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« Reply #163 on: 09-26-2013 18:09 »

It seemed to lack the plot and that Santa revelation just passed by. Episode only based on satire about NSA, social media and religions won't work.
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« Reply #164 on: 09-26-2013 19:45 »

I honestly didn't notice anything off about Cartman's voice...I guess I just wasn't paying close enough attention.

I agree about most else being said though. The episode was somewhat of a disappointment. Not very funny and the plot was kind of thrown together.
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« Reply #165 on: 09-26-2013 20:43 »

If I'm completely honest, the voice just sounded older, which is completely fair. Trey Parker is a lot older than when they started out. But at the same time, it seemed like the voice got back to normal by the end of the episode. I would say it's probably just me, but I've seen other people mention it sounding a bit different on other forums. I don't have any real complaint about Cartman sounding a tiny bit different, anyway - it just added to a whole sense of the entire episode being slightly askew.

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« Reply #166 on: 09-26-2013 21:32 »

This episode was boring. I fell asleep watching it, literally. I mean there wasn't no good jokes/gags in there, except maybe a scattered 2 or 3. Nothing convinced me to keep watching.

It's not the worst episode. but definitely one of the less-than-good ones I've seen. Better than the majority of Season 16 though, in my opinion.
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« Reply #167 on: 09-26-2013 23:40 »
« Last Edit on: 09-26-2013 23:41 »

I thought it was a decent episode, pretty much all of the Alec Baldwin scenes had me laughing, and the twist with Santa was pretty clever imo. The new intro looks cool, but the theme song is way too fast to match up with it. Shitter was cool too. laff

6.5/10

Also, I didn't notice any difference in Cartman's voice either, sounded normal to me.
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« Reply #168 on: 09-27-2013 02:49 »

It sounded a little less guttural than usual in the beginning, but I'm fairly certain they record their lines in a relatively linear order, so I'd probably just attribute it to Trey not having to do the voice for almost a year.
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« Reply #169 on: 09-27-2013 03:05 »

8/10 Not bad, and I definently cracked up a few times. I thought they would take it further then they did, it being known for that, but it was a fairly good episode and I'm happy with it.
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« Reply #170 on: 09-27-2013 03:45 »

4/10 for me. Hader's Alec Baldwin provided what little laughs there were to be had for me.

However, I'm not too concerned with this as a season opener, because I trust they always get their mojo back mid season and produce something hysterical. Its just the way this show works, and that's cooo
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« Reply #171 on: 09-27-2013 05:02 »

6/10

Because of what was said about the episode on this site, I was kind of dreading it. It was nothing special for me. I favored the Butters sub-plot over the Cartman main plot, and I also enjoyed Alec Baldwin's portrayal. The only thing that could have made that funnier is if it had actually been Alec Baldwin. Otherwise, though, I really don't think it was a great start to Season 17. Hopefully next week's episode will be better.
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« Reply #172 on: 09-27-2013 05:17 »

I think Cartman's voice just sounded a bit hoarse. The episode was okay, not great. It had a few pretty good jokes in it and I liked Butters' subplot. I was kind of disappointed that nobody rescued Santa from the NSA headquarters, though. The best part was definitely the new opening, which I thought was really cool.
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« Reply #173 on: 09-27-2013 05:33 »

I think Cartman's voice just sounded a bit hoarse.

His voice has sounded just a bit off to me for the past ten years or so, but this week, I think that Trey Parker may have had a cold.
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« Reply #174 on: 09-30-2013 22:00 »
« Last Edit on: 09-30-2013 22:25 »

Well, this sounds interesting:

Informative Murder Porn


Preview:

Teaching Minecraft To Adults
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« Reply #175 on: 09-30-2013 23:33 »

This, as far as I can tell, it one of the episodes that's been in the works for a little while as opposed to just 6 days prior to airing, and the premise sounds more promising than last time, so I'll go in with high hopes.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #176 on: 10-01-2013 01:49 »

Sounds like it's going to be a rehashed version of "Make Love, Not Warcraft" to me. It may prove me otherwise, but I will just have to wait and see.

I'm going to watch this episode with neutral hopes, like the last one.
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #177 on: 10-01-2013 04:29 »

Hopefully I won't get tired of this episode right after it starts...(like last week).
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« Reply #178 on: 10-01-2013 05:44 »

I've never even heard of Minecraft before...
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #179 on: 10-01-2013 23:55 »

I've never even heard of Minecraft before...

Beamer, your lack of knowledge on " popular" things, both surprises me, and makes me feel good that not everyone knows who Miley Cyrus is. The world would be a better place.
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« Reply #180 on: 10-02-2013 00:59 »

I've never even heard of Minecraft before...

Beamer, your lack of knowledge on " popular" things, both surprises me, and makes me feel good that not everyone knows who Miley Cyrus is. The world would be a better place.

The truth has been spoken.

may the luck of the Fryish be with you.

We should use that when we're not shaming someone and they deserve some credit.
Box Incorporated

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« Reply #181 on: 10-03-2013 06:44 »

Pretty bad episode. The idea of combining a Murder Porn plot with a Minecraft plot really didn't connect well, most of the jokes were overused throughout it (the booo Wendy and nipple jokes got really old after their first uses), and it didn't lead to anything that I couldn't have seen on some other show. I guess I'll give them some credit for at least having some energy in it and trying to do some good jokes, which is a lot more than I can say about the premiere episode, but it's still a pretty meh episode that didn't have much to give.

Overall: 2.5/5.
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« Reply #182 on: 10-03-2013 14:44 »
« Last Edit on: 10-03-2013 14:45 »

Yeah, this was a pretty meh episode for me, too. Shame, since it actually had the right ingredients to be be a lot better than it was, but it just never came together.

The only thing that really cracked me up was:
"That kid shouldn't be seeing this!"
*throws a blanket over his head*
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« Reply #183 on: 10-03-2013 17:08 »

I thought it was a huge improvement over last week's.

In fact, I'd say it was good for modern South Park. It'd hardly rank up as one of the show's all time best, but it was better than most of season 16.

7/10
Jezzem

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« Reply #184 on: 10-03-2013 17:19 »

Yeah, I thought it was way better than last week's episode. It definitely had more funny bits at least (hurr, nipples).
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« Reply #185 on: 10-03-2013 17:41 »

I thoroughly enjoyed the back half of season 16 (and the zip-lining episode).

The nipple thing was funny at first but, like most modern South Park, the joke was dragged on for far too long.
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« Reply #186 on: 10-03-2013 19:44 »

I thought it was a decent episode, I probably preferred last week's though, unlike most people reviewing the latest ep.

Apparently Cartman constantly booing Wendy is a reference to this.

Despite being a gamer, I have never really played Minecraft and have never shown that much interest in it. I liked seeing it in the episode though. Funny jokes used relating to it too. big grin
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #187 on: 10-03-2013 20:19 »

I think it was an improvement, now it simply worked. Cartman's voice is still different, less whiny and more hoarse/cocky.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #188 on: 10-03-2013 20:57 »

I enjoyed this episode quite a bit, I definitely thought it was better than last week's piece of crap.
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #189 on: 10-04-2013 00:23 »

I loved it. The nipple joke was one too many, but the episode itself was really good for me. I think that the plots connected better than I thought they would. 9.2/10.
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« Reply #190 on: 10-04-2013 01:16 »

It was a pretty alright episode. Don't get me wrong, I liked a few jokes/gags and find it wayy superior than the last episode, but It still felt like something was missing.

7.5/10, or possibly just a flat-out 8/10. Which says alot for current day South Park.
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #191 on: 10-05-2013 02:41 »
« Last Edit on: 10-05-2013 17:03 »

Well, I just watched "Informative Murder Porn," and I must say it was a bit of an improvement over last week's episode. I found some parts of it to be funny, but I agree that the nipple thing got old fast. It seemed to Family Guy for me.

So I'm giving this episode an 8/10. I would have given it a 7.5/10, but Tweek's back! big grin

Or has he been in the show this whole time? As far as I can remember, he disappeared after Season 6, but I could be wrong. Yet again, my memory is failing me.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #192 on: 10-05-2013 03:26 »

He was in last week's episode and he's appeared in a lot of recent episodes - but I'm not sure when he last had a speaking role.
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #193 on: 10-05-2013 03:32 »

Yeah, I've noticed him in the background, but I don't think he's had a speaking role since...Season 6, I think. If this really is his first speaking role since then, I hope he remains a recurring character. He's one of my favorite characters. big grin
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« Reply #194 on: 10-07-2013 18:07 »
« Last Edit on: 10-07-2013 21:25 »

World War Zimmerman


Preview clip:

cartoonlover27

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« Reply #195 on: 10-08-2013 02:49 »
« Last Edit on: 10-08-2013 02:52 »

He he, this is gonna be raunchy smile This could be good, maybe not. Sonetimes when it tries to hard to be raunchy, it takes it too far and it isn't funny. For the most part though, I'm hopeful this'll be good, and it doesn't look bad.

On an unrelated note, I miss Wendy as a more major character. frown
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« Reply #196 on: 10-08-2013 03:02 »

Wendy-centric episodes have been sparse since day one. I still think the best use of her as a character was in Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset. smile
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« Reply #197 on: 10-08-2013 03:10 »
« Last Edit on: 10-08-2013 03:12 »

Wendy-centric episodes have been sparse since day one. I still think the best use of her as a character was in Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset. smile

I also liked her in " Weight Loss 4000" and " Follow That Egg." I just really miss her.

And Mary Kay Bergman. frown

Does anyone know what the episode with zombies is called? I think it's Pink Eye, but I might be way wrong.
Beamer

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« Reply #198 on: 10-08-2013 03:13 »

Yep, Pinkeye. It's from the first season.
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« Reply #199 on: 10-08-2013 03:21 »

I should be getting upset by the potential for this being their 3rd zombie episode, but, instead, I'm really excited for the potential of this being their 3rd zombie episode. I love zombies (although, Word War Z - the film, not the book - was atrocious).

But I imagine that they won't go into zombie territory. They're just going to do something like Cartman being racist and upset about Token being black or rich or something and world-hopping to try and stop it.
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