South Park has made a name for itself by breaking boundaries and pushing the envelope, with their incredibly streamlined production schedule allowing them near-unrivaled power on commenting on breaking and current events. So it’s a little surprising that the most unpredictable and ambitious thing South Park did this season was experiment with serialized, continuity-heavy storytelling. This season embraced the approach more than ever before, almost distilling the year into a singular storyline that they kept returning to.
While its prevalence has fluctuated throughout the season (some episodes have functioned entirely as standalone entities), it’s worth assessing why South Park has decided to make this shift this late in the game, [...]
Recently a Redditor decided to edit episodes of Seinfeld, Friends, and The Big Bang Theory to include only plot information and no jokes, and the result was an interesting look at how all three shows approach story and punchlines. If those three shows weren't enough, the same Redditor has gone and edited episodes of Community, The Office, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Everybody Loves Raymond, The Simpsons, Family Guy, South Park, and Rick and Morty. Of all the shows highlighted in this series so far, The Office currently has the smallest plot with a clip that lasts just over a minute, while Adult Swim's Rick and Morty leads the pack with [...]
Here's a fun South Park-style animated video set to the tune of "Hello!" from Trey Parker and Matt Stone's Book of Mormon musical made by a fan of both productions. Note that Wendy is not impressed. (via)
Today South Park Studios released some gameplay footage from the long awaited video game South Park: The Stick of Truth, and it's pretty incredible. The game pretty much plays like an average episode of South Park, only you play as a little boy named Douchebag (nicknamed by Cartman, of course) and you can choose to play as a Fighter, Mage, Thief, or Jew. The game is available on March 4th, but you can pre-order it here.
From last night's Game of Thrones-centric episode of South Park, here's the updated a cappella version of Games of Thrones' theme song, which contains some spoilers from the books and also the word "wiener" a bunch of times.