Created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone
Voices by Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mona Marshall, April Stewart
The filthy little rascals from South Park, Colorado are back with more mischief in the eleventh season of South Park, to be released on August 12, 2009 by Comedy Central.
Okay, if somehow you don’t know about this show or the characters, here is a quick rundown. How did you miss this?
South Park is the foul mouthed adventures of a group of third graders at South Park Elementary: Stanley “Stan” Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Theodore “Cartman”, and Kenneth “Kenny” McCormick. This season puts Leopold “Butters” Stotch, in the spotlight several times, a fact that makes me happy because he is one of my favorites. One of the boys teachers, Mr. Garrison, has now completed his sex change is now a very manly looking woman.
If you think that somehow Parker and Stone have run out of ideas or are no longer funny, you couldn’t be more wrong. Season 11 is very strong and contains some hilarious episodes. Parker and Stone continue to dive into every subject imaginable, from politics, celebrity gossip, pop culture references while seasoning all of this with a heaping spoonful of toilet humor and profanity. A delightful concoction, if you ask me.
Included in this season are the following fourteen episodes: With Apologies to Jesse Jackson, Cartman Sucks, Lice Capades, The Snuke, Fantastic Easter Special, D-Yikes, Night of the Living Homeless, Le Petite Tourette, More Crap, Imaginationland EpisodesI-III, Guitar Queer-O, and The List. Wow, that is a lot to choose from but I have some favorites from the ones listed here.
Guitar Queer-O finds the boys competing fiercely with their new Guitar Hero game. They start believing that due to their skills, they might actually become rock stars, despite being merely button mashers on a fake guitar. But, a manager who wants to take Stan to the top might split up years of friendship.
Imaginationland Episodes I-III finds Cartman trying to convince Kyle that leprechans are real and makes Kyle sign a contract that says when Cartman proves his theory, Kyle must place a certain body part of Cartman’s in his mouth as punishment. Okay, if that wasn’t enough, this episode also deals with terrorism, Islamic fundamentalists and a trip into a land from another world. Oh, and Butters might be the hero of the day.
Night of the Living Homeless concerns South Park’s ever increasing problem of homeless people that exist on the change in your pocket, nothing else. Will Cartman’s idea to rescue the townspeople from the zombie-like homeless actually work? Or, is it nothing more than a harebrain scheme attached to a catchy tune?
Lice Capades finds the South Park Elementary students’ battling the age old war against lice. Ms. Garrison will not tell who the infected student is so the gang must find out this secret information. All of this is a backdrop to a story of a lice and his maggot daughter trying to survive persecution. Yes, you read that right.
I could pick even more from this season as favorites. Trust me, Parker and Stone are still at the top of their game and this collection belongs on your DVD shelf.
Presented in full screen format, the video quality is good. There is no graininess and the colors are vivid and crisp.
The sound is presented in Dolby Digital stereo. There are no major balance issues and the dialogue is crystal clear throughout.
The Packaging and Bonus Features
South Park: The Complete Eleventh Season Uncensored is presented with a cover with the two “guitar heroes” encasing the 3 discs.
There are mini-commentary tracks with Parker and Stone offered for your viewing and listening pleasure. With some as a short as 4 minutes, they are not lengthy or verbose, but still funny and featuring their razor sharp wit.
Finally, some previews for other Comedy Central DVD releases.
Overall (Not an Average) 7.5/10
The Series 8.5/10
The Video 7/10
The Audio 6/10
The Packaging and Bonus Features 4/10
Overall (Not an Average) 7.5/10