South Park Season 11

South Park Season 11
Ten years in, South Park has provided copious laughs, shocking moments and a feeling that its boundaries are truly invisible. Season 11 is divided up essentially into categories that mock pop culture, political figures or pay homage to great events in cinematic history. Almost everyone is familiar with the Night of the Living Dead films that made brain-eating zombie movies cult classics and South Park’s "Night Of The Living Homeless” finds the town plagued by an increased number of the living poor. These transients are akin to zombies, as they only have one goal: spare change. When Matt Stone and Trey Parker decide it’s time to mock pop culture events, 300 gets a taste of its reduced speed cinematography medicine in "D-Yikes,” as Miss Garrison discovers she’s a ravenous homosexual and is introduced to the town’s dyke bar, Les Boses. This group of flannel-loving women soon discover that Persians plan to take over the bar and cover it with gold curtain rods and blue carpet, forcing the group of lesbians to hold their ground against the new owners and their leader, Xerxes, in a grand scissoring finale. This season also turns a few heads with straightforward shock value via "With Apologies To Jesse Jackson,” where Stan’s father Randy goes on Wheel Of Fortune and solves a puzzle incorrectly. This immediately upsets the African-American community, causing Randy to be ostracized from society and receive a visit from Michael Richards. As a result, the N-bomb gets dropped many times. As per usual, South Park DVD sets are light on extras, only offering episodic mini-commentary, which are enlightening to fans and always a welcome method of gaining insight into Parker and Stone’s comedic genius. Once again South Park has shown us that taking a very satirical view on the things that happen in society’s communal pool is the best way to look back and laugh, while wondering how the hell they continually get away with the shenanigans they pull on national television.   (Comedy Central/Paramount)