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S19.E03: The City Part of Town

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The PC revolution continues!

Who would have thought everyone would get so sensitive over Jimmy Fallon making fun of them.

The live action Sodosopa commercials...damn, those places do look so nice.

Ya gotta love Kenny for being so sweet to his sister.

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Hey, the Mayor!  It feels like a while since she had a notable part in an episode.  I think there was a glimpse of the back of Dr. Mephisto at the end of the episode, too.

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What get-rich-quick scam will Cartman run this week?

Seems to be Kenny, just to get his family out of poverty.

 

It's awesome to see an actual story arc in a season. Garrison running for president got Jimmy Fallon to riff on South Park, which leads to a hipstery cultural district...built right on top of Kenny's house. It's a nice slam at gentrification, helping out the crappy parts of town...except for the people who live in them.

 

The live-action ad for SODOSOPA was great...but the City Wok version was even better.

 

It was nice to see forgotten characters like Barbrady and Father Maxie and the Mayor actually do something. Also, the Dr. Mephisto cameo was great.

 

ETA: Apparently there will be no new episode next week. Next one airs October 14th.

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  It's good to know that at least they have fresh seafood, caught right there in Colorado's many oceans. I guess they have a time machine to go back to the Paleozoic and catch mososaurs ;)

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Didn't really go for this episode. Liked the visual of the adults fighting the City Wok child laborers, but there weren't many laughs for me.

 

No new episode next week? It's like Comedy Central wants me to sleepwalk through this season.

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Being both in the target demographic for those neighborhoods as well as having been to my share of city planning meetings, I found this one very close to home--especially the "we need a Whole Foods" attitude. The hipster Big Gay Al and Mr. Slave cameo was great too. This season's 3/3 for me so far.

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I wasn't really feeling this one either although it wasn't a bad episode and I apprecate the continuing storyline.  Not to mention, anytime Kenny's economic status is made fun of, I laugh.

 

Very nice seeing a lot of old, familiar faces.

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This was my least favorite of the three S19 episodes we've gotten so far, though that's more a reflection on how much I loved the first two than an indictment of this one. It did feel like this one pounded home the same joke/theme for just a little too long while the first two episodes included a wider variety of different jokes and ideas without going too off point. (Off point by South Park standards, of course!) Like everyone else here, I did like seeing the appearances by former characters---I'd forgotten how much I enjoy the Mayor and her bizarrely colored hair!

 

I wonder if Randy is going to remain proudly PC throughout the season?!  

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The visual of Butters crying because Jimmy Fallon made fun of South Park made me laugh harder than it had any right to. As did the Mayor saying "next to our beloved Craig, who's a homosexual" with the pissed off look Craig gave her. I also cracked up when the Mayor pointedly told the town to "not make speeches" while staring at Kyle.

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Didn't really go for this episode. Liked the visual of the adults fighting the City Wok child laborers, but there weren't many laughs for me.

 

I wasn't really feeling this one either although it wasn't a bad episode and I apprecate the continuing storyline.  Not to mention, anytime Kenny's economic status is made fun of, I laugh.

To me the episode felt like all setup with no punchline. That probably fits their continuity-based season model, but I agree that it feels lacking.

 

On the other hand, ending with a sentimental moment instead of a joke or moral is so rare for SP that I have to give them points for that.

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Agreed.  South Park does occassionally manage to hit the sentimental ending.  Remember the one about the kid with no friends who gets all of the Facebook friends at the end?  That was downright heartwarming on this show.

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Argh! I DVR'd this episode TWICE, and extended it each time, and still..I get cut off.  After the glimpses of South Park residents happyily strolling thru their new Whole Foods, what is the last image?

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As they're going through the whole foods, there's a voice over about how South Park is progressing and changing (in the vein of the Sodosopa commercials). Kenny looks outside of his house, and all of Sodosopa has been abandoned now that they have the Whole Foods. At the very end, they go back to everyone in the store, and Cartman whispers to Kyle "So, are the Mexicans staying for real?" And then Kyle sushes him.

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Was there any meta text to this where they wonder how the real South Park feels about the country knowing them only through jokes?

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Thank you, Princess Sparkle!

 

jbrecken, the meta aspect of the show didn't hit me until I read your post...either it was subtly done (not what South Park is known for), or I am even more obtuse than I thought. ;)

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