Aug 21, 2007
Ten years, over 150 episodes. South Park's been slaughtering Americana's sacred cows since we were still rocking out on the Playstation 1, evicerating all manner of politics, entertainmentand religion. Eleven seasons in,Trey Parker and Matt Stone haven't lost the ability to shock us, and dare we say, scare us. With the effortless vigor they've taken the piss out of Paris Hilton, Mormons and Al Gore - what hope does the frail and sensitive gamer ego have?
We kid. Given that the series revolves around four pop-culture savvy eight years olds,you could saygaming culture hasn't beenskeweredenough. Or maybe not as much as we would've liked. But who cares? Most of the episodes here make top ten lists encompassing the entire series, and it's a novel excuse to chronicle a list of our two of our favorite pastimes. You know the ones.
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Tooth Fairy Tats 2000
Original Airdate: April 5, 2000
As real as the Tooth Fairy may be for some of us, South Park used its podium to pull the lid off of the pillow-to-dollar racket. The boys take on a scam involving the theft, manipluation and control of the Tooth Fairy trade. Pure genius, really- like the Lufthansa heist in Goodfellas, only with baby teeth. So why would the boys run the risk of incurring the wrath of parents, the American Dental Association, and a pre-teen crime syndicate?
Damn right: The Sega Dreamcast. Quit giggling! The $200 dollar system that couldn't may be readily available now at thrift stores and swap meets everywhere, but for us old farts, the Dreamcast was just as sought after as the PS Triple is today. As the one of the first video game system referenced specifically we can't help but wonder if the producers were trying to push the shitty and full-priced trivia game, Chef's Luv Shack, whichpremiered on that veryconsole.
Unfortunately, our conspiratorial theoriesare a bitdashedsince Trey Parker and Matt Stone have both been heard to say that they hate all the South Park video games just as much as the rest of us, and would likely never take part in such a transparent shill.But while we're on the subject of South Park games... Despite harboring little to no fondness for chucking urine-soaked snowballs in the butt-ugly FPS, and the by-the-numbers kart game South Park Rally - it's been a while since we've seen a game featuring our favorite foul-mouthed foursome. Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman could be ready to jump back in the game, and we mean that ever so literally. Just a thought. Onward.