'South Park' Takes On Police Brutality with the Help of N.W.A.
Published Nov 12, 2015Despite its many years, South Park has been killing it this season, proving Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny still have an important role to play in 2015. So far in the show's 19th season, they've taken on hefty topics such as political correctness, gentrification, Donald Trump and a whole lot more. But last night (November 11), they waded into even more controversial waters, exploring police brutality in the episode titled "Naughty Ninjas." Appropriately enough, Trey Parker and Matt Stone looked to none other than N.W.A. to help get their message across.
In a nutshell, all hell breaks loose in South Park after Officer Barbrady (who we're reminded was once South Park's only police officer) accidentally shoots a six-year-old Latino boy. As a result, Barbrady is soon reminded that he's a relic of South Park's past and no longer fits in with the new Whole Foods-loving, PC-embracing town in 2015.
This soon leads to widespread protests against all police across South Park and whips the largely white — and very yuppie — townsfolk into a montage featuring N.W.A.'s classic anti-police protest song "Fuck tha Police." Among the scene's many highlights, we see Randy and co. flipping the police the bird (while sipping chardonnay), pushing Whole Foods shopping carts into coppers, writing "I'm a douche" on patrol vehicles, and basically saying "no to pigs" ("yes to free range pork").
Needless to say, this is not exactly what N.W.A. intended with their song, but listening to the scathing lyrics while all this incredibly tame protesting is going on is a sight to be seen.
From there, the episode shows us that the line between ISIS and ninjas is a murky one, but you should actually watch the episode yourself to see how that all plays out.
As previously reported, this isn't the first time Parker and Stone have dipped into the music world this season, as their previously episode exploring the male-on-male romance of yaoi featured Peter Gabriel's rendition of the Magnetic Fields' "The Book of Love."