South Park, Vol. 2
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Then there is the euthanasia skid, which had me alternating between shock and roars of laughter as the 102 year old gentleman tries to get the kids to dispense with him. Amidst all the turmoil and tumult, the angel of death appears but instead of grandpa it goes for Kenny. At the same time the urchins' favourite TV programme, the coprophilic "Terrence and Philip," has drawn the attention of some South Park residents who go east to protest the show at network headquarters. This is a brilliant send-up of offensive TV but I quite enjoyed Terrence and Phillip as they blow off, swear and laugh about it. That's all they do! Later they appear in space suits doing the same things.
In Pinkeye, Kenny infects everyone with a Zombie virus. This one is good but not quite as side-splittingly funny as the first two. Damien is a send-up of The Omen and much more, classic stuff again, including Cartman's wild birthday party. The creators of the series, Matt and Trey, introduce each episode and that is also witty and charming. I cannot wait for the movie Team America: World Police, it's going to be something to remember. Discovering these lovable South Park urchins has been a revelation and a delight. The picture and sound quality of the DVD is superb.
Okay, well- I'm adding this part to all my South Park Reviews: For this price for four episodes, this is a great deal. I remember buying the VHS versions first (which are split up differently), and feeling I got ripped off on those once I saw how great these DVDs were. I'll review each individual episode the best I can remember now...
An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig: I can't remember if this episode was supposed to coincide with the genetic cloning hoo hah that was going around the world at the time (Trey and Matt seem to like to do that...), but it introduces one of my favorite characters in south park - Mephesto, the evil geneticist. He pops in later for for the Cartman's Mom episodes, but he's still funny in this one. The kids are trying to come up with an unbeatable science project, so they decide they'll try to clone an elephant with a pig by making them fall for each other.
Death: Stan's uncle makes me laugh. He wants to die. He wants to die really really bad, but he just can't die. Of course, this episode has, as you'd imagine, a lot about Kenny and his role with Death.
Pinkeye: The first season's halloween episode, I believe. I always try to watch the holiday episodes around the coinciding season, but this one never seems to get me in the mood. Bleah. NOT my favorite episode... the town is zombified, even though everyone thinks they just have pinkeye.
Damien: I sorta like the character Damien, regardless of his role with Hell. His father comes up to fight Jesus, which the last time I checked, is pretty blasphemus, especially given the events that occur in the episode. But hey, it's a comedy. Laugh a little. Oh, and speaking of- the Devil makes his first appearance, so if you've seen the movie, you might want to check this episode out for a little background information.
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This volume of South Park episodes is structurally identical to all six volumes that have been released so far, and suffers from the same shortcomings. Read morePublished on February 3, 2001 by Lynwood E. Hines
This DVD had me ROTFL. "Hey, you're the one who sawed him in half!" I wish it had been possible to access the episodes directly without having to go through the cheesy... Read morePublished on August 24, 1999 by Howard S. Shubs