South Park has distilled pop culture of me into something palatable. Now I distill it for you
After last week’s brilliant Humancentipad; which effortlessly skewered the most popular company on Earth, many wondered, “who, or what, was in South Park’s sights next?”
The answer: The relatively inconsequential Comedy Awards with some Tyler Perry jabs jammed in.
So the subject matter wasn’t exactly hot-button. It’s often the more obscure episodes that prove the most notable.
My issue with Funnybot was an overall lack of the essential elements of a great South Park experience.
Some episodes will focus on the dissection of topical issues in America (i.e. last week’s) while others take a more plot-driven path of organic humor (The Coon series of last season)
In my eyes, Funnybot failed to accomplish either.
Maybe I missed the significance of a “comedy-is-getting-progressively-simpler-and we-need-to-leave-it-to-the-pros” moral, but to me, the micro-approach of Funnybot was something only Trey, Matt and a handful of writers could truly appreciate.
Also, I was expecting some great, late Osama inserts.
If that was accomplished through Obama’s presence at the episode’s conclusion, it seemed a little lame.
When we have grown to expect such a high level of up-to-date digs from Stone and Parker, episodes like Funnybot just simply aren’t that funny. Awkward!