Thursday, September 15, 2011

Season Ten of 'South Park'

Season ten is another season I'm not too wild about. There is a lot of funny stuff but something is still missing from most of the episodes. My very least favorite episode of South Park, "The Return of Chef", is from this season. Isaac Hayes quit the show when the episode "Trapped in the Closet" offended his religion, so Trey and Matt found it necessary to kill off Chef. I disagree with this decision. It didn't feel right for such a beloved character to get mauled to pieces. I get why it's funny, but storywise it's just kind of lame. In my opinion, they should have just left Chef as a background character who didn't talk or had him move away. Regardless, South Park won its second Emmy with the 2006 episode "Make Love, Not Warcraft". It also dealt with the touchy subject of showing the "prophet" Muhammad on television (though Muhammad WAS shown on the show before 9/11). South Park would once again deal with the issue in its forteenth season when Trey and Matt actually were threatened by a whackjob muslim (who is now behind bars). A few great things about season ten is the mocking of Family Guy and Al Gore, the return of Satan (though I don't care for his updated design), and the kid dying of cancer in "Stanley's Cup".

- Ryan

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