After watching last night’s season premiere of “South Park” I’m left with a burning question: Do Chipotle burritos really make one poop blood? Because: ew.
I’m not a big “South Park” watcher, or even a little “South Park” watcher, but I made a point to check out the episode after I heard the potty-mouthed kids from Colorado would be taking on “Ghost Hunters,” a show I continue to watch even though after years of hunting, the TAPS crew seems to have caught little more than their own shadows and a ridiculously lucrative contract with the
SciFi SyFy Channel that has spawned two GH spin-offs.
In my opinion, the GH scene was a little weak: I think Trey Parker and Matt Stone confused the low-key “Ghost Hunters” with the much more obnoxious “Ghost Adventures” from the Travel Channel. (And what’s with excluding Steve and Tango, the most entertaining part of GH? Blasphemy!) But whatevs — save this one scene, the episode was pretty darn entertaining.
After being inundated with stories of celebrity deaths all summer, Kyle’s brother, Ike, is haunted by the spirits of Billy Mays, Farrah Fawcett, Ed McMahon, David Carradine and, of course, Michael Jackson, who keeps the other celebrities trapped in purgatory by getting himself stuck inside little Ike. Not stuck like … you know … that. He inhabits Ike until his unrealized dream in life is made real.
In typical “South Park” style, the episode managed to smartly skewer a variety of pop culture phenomena, including the aforementioned Chipotle, our culture’s obsession with the passing of celebrities (guilty!), the ubiquitousness of Billy Mays, and the creepy world that is toddler pageantry.
Good stuff. Check out a clip below (language NSFW), or watch the full episode here.