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South Park (Season 2) DVD Review - Articles Surfing


Premiering in the late summer of 1997, South Park took American pop culture by storm with its no-holds-barred examination of social and political issues and its lewd yet unique brand of cartoon humor. Created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, South Park is the lynchpin of cable network Comedy Central's original programming lineup. Centered around the lives of several kids in the small Colorado town of South Park (a place prone to odd and paranormal occurrences), the series presents itself in the form of crude animated drawings, yet the concept works, playing home to innumerable well-written shows filled with boundless wit, well-timed one-liners, and an endless array of politically-incorrect humor. Love it or hate it, South Park is a truly original animated series with relentlessly off-the-wall plot twists and comic relief. If you love oddball humor, then this is the show for you'

South Park mostly follows the exploits of four elementary school kids - Cartman (who's overweight and sarcastic), Kyle (who dreams of eliminating his little brother Ike), Stan (who throws up at the sight of a girl he likes), and Kenny (who manages to get killed in every episode). All four attend South Park Elementary School where third grade teacher Mr. Garrison educates them with the use of a hand-puppet named "Mr. Hat" and cafeteria employee "Chef" McElroy (Isaac Hayes) dispenses his advice while periodically breaking into 70's love songs about making love to women. South Park is the setting for numerous oddities such as alien visitors, a monster with a hand of celery and the leg of Patrick Duffy, and Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride. South Park also hosts a number famous people from time to time, such as the Devil, Saddam Hussein, the Antichrist, Kathy Lee Gifford, Scott Baio, Tina Yothers, Elton John, and Jesus Christ - who has his own cable access show'

The South Park (Season 2) DVD features a number of hilarious episodes including the season premiere "Terrance & Phillip in 'Not Without My Anus'" in which Stan, Kyle, and Kenny do not appear (with only a short cameo by Cartman). Instead, the entire episode revolves around minor characters Terrance and Phillip (part of an April Fool's joke since that day was the original airing of this episode). In the episode, Terrance must go to Iraq to rescue his kidnapped daughter while Saddam Hussein plots to invade Canada' Other notable episodes from Season 2 include "Cartman's Mom is Still a Dirty Slut" in which it is revealed that Cartman's father is really his hermaphrodite mother who impregnated another woman, and "Merry Christmas Charlie Manson!" in which the boys befriend escaped convict Charlie Manson (who learns the true meaning of Christmas) in this spoof of the famous Charlie Brown Christmas special'

Below is a list of episodes included on the South Park (Season 2) DVD:

Episode 14 (Terrance & Phillip in "Not Without My Anus") Air Date: 04-01-1998
Episode 15 (Cartman's Mom is Still a Dirty Slut) Air Date: 04-22-1998
Episode 16 (Ike's Wee Wee) Air Date: 05-20-1998
Episode 17 (Chickenlover) Air Date: 05-27-1998
Episode 18 (Conjoined Fetus Lady) Air Date: 06-03-1998
Episode 19 (The Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka) Air Date: 06-10-1998
Episode 20 (City on the Edge of Forever) Air Date: 06-17-1998
Episode 21 (Summer Sucks) Air Date: 06-24-1998
Episode 22 (Chef's Salty Chocolate Balls) Air Date: 08-19-1998
Episode 23 (Chickenpox) Air Date: 08-26-1998
Episode 24 (Roger Ebert Should Lay Off the Fatty Foods) Air Date: 09-02-1998
Episode 25 (Clubhouses) Air Date: 09-23-1998
Episode 26 (Cow Days) Air Date: 09-30-1998
Episode 27 (Chef Aid) Air Date: 10-07-1998
Episode 28 (Spooky Fish) Air Date: 10-28-1998
Episode 29 (Merry Christmas Charlie Manson!) Air Date: 12-09-1998
Episode 30 (Gnomes) Air Date: 12-16-1998
Episode 31 (Prehistoric Ice Man) Air Date: 01-20-1999

Submitted by:

Britt Gillette

Britt Gillette is author of The DVD Report, a blog where you can find where you can find more reviews of movies and TV series. Source: http://thedvdreport.blogspot.com/2006/02/south-park-season-2-dvd.html.



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