To be honest, I think a lot of South Park’s 12th season episodes were hits, and got back to the core values of the series. There were statements on how to live life without outright positions on issues (Breast Cancer Episode Ever), there were episodes that parodied the series itself (Pandemic 2: The Startling), and there were episodes that had a catchy tune or two (Elementary School Musical.)
As usual, there were the more bitter tastes of opinions in some episodes. One was Canada on Strike with its opinion on internet media and the Writers Strike. The other with its opinion displayed blatantly was Eek, A Penis! talking about the patriots cheating and how cheating is the “White way” to win. Both had their funny moments, such as a penis parallelling a mouse in the latter, and many elements in the former.
A positive thing to note is that this season didn’t hang heavily upon the parody of current events as previous seasons had– they seemed to tackle lingering troubles in life (AIDS, Breast Cancer, Heavy Metal, etc.)
In any case, I’ve been a fan of Moral Orel’s final season on Adult Swim. They tightened the writing down so their ship leaked no story at all– almost everything is deliberate and powerful. It’s powerful to see one episode tie into another– I only wonder how they can finish the series, as it was one of [as]‘s best.
On the note of [as]‘s other series, The Xtacles (a followup to Frisky Dingo) is quite hilarious. I think the funniest quote I’ve seen from it was,
Guy A: “He rapes people.. with another rapist!?”
Guy B: “I’d prefer to be raped with a penis.”
Guy C: “And you might just get your wish. (Continues on)” (guy B, being talked over: “Hey! It’s not my wish!”)
Outrageous, yet hilarious. “Rapier Ape” another witticism that will last for awhile. Frisky Dingo has this whole ‘internal culture’ or a series of in-jokes that could spawn many more internet phenomenon.
I suppose that’s all I have for this update. See you next time (or not