Twenty years ago, South Park instantly saved Comedy Central with four foulmouthed kids in a quiet, little, pissant, redneck, podunk, jerkwater, greenhorn, one-horse, mudhole, peckerwood, right-wing, whistle-stop, hobnail, truck-driving, old-fashioned, hayseed, inbred, unkempt, out-of-date, out-of-touch, white trash, kick-ass, mountain town. Now as the series continued during one of the strangest election cycles in recent memory, the creative team of Matt Stone and Trey Parker reminded us of our only two choices between a Giant Douche and a Turd Sandwich.
While the previous three seasons felt like the boys of South Park were phoning it in for a paycheck, season 20 brought life back to the franchise. It was fresh, revitalized and downright hilarious, like the heyday of the early-to-mid 2000s.
The debates between Mr. Garrison as he transitioned into the now President Trump while campaigning against then Secretary of State Clinton were some of the most brilliant moments in television history. Stone and Parker made South Park, must-see TV again. with clips like the one below:
Cartman’s paranoia about his girlfriend, who he found to be smart and funny at first, along with the memberberries that took everyone for a ride on the nostalgia train and Mr. Broflovski’s trolling, rounded out to what is their best season, since season seven, which featured the episode Christian Rock Hard.
Included in the Blu-ray bonuses are commentary by the creators, deleted scenes and an extended 2016 Comic-Con panel. All of which I will be watching several times over.
Thank you Matt Stone and Trey Parker for reminding us why we fell in love with South Park in the first place!
South Park: The Complete Twentieth Season is out on Blu-ray tomorrow, June 14, 2017.