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South Park Season 8

4

“It just seemed so base,” reflects Trey Parker on the commentary for Wacko Jacko episode ‘The Jeffersons’. “But base is funny sometimes… [We thought] let’s just do Michael Jackson.” And do him they do. Obvious target, sure, but Parker and Matt Stone still roast ’im deliciously; their Jacko is a whispering, Bo Selecta-esque abomination. But he’s only the tip of the ’berg in a season that strives to be even crueller and filthier than its predecessors. The expletives and Jew jokes may look like coasting, but there are some deadly accurate digs here, with ‘Something Wal-Mart This Way Comes’ toting more bite and insight than a dozen agit-docs. Others on the hitlist? Cop flicks, Peta, Mel Gibson, dance troupes, the disabled… All spiked with droll glee. The chat-tracks on all 14 episodes, though, are disappointingly scrappy; Parker and Stone were clearly distracted by a re-watch.

Film Details

  • 15
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: September 15th 2008

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