Saturday, March 25, 2006

Rest In Peace, Mr. Chocolate Salty Balls...

I’m not sure if it’s just that I haven’t seen South Park in a long, long time, or if it’s the fact that Trey Parker and Matt Stone were ridiculously “on” this last week, for the premier episode of their tenth season, but…holy crap, I don’t think I’ve laughed so hard in a long, long time.

I’ve said for years that Parker and Stone are the finest satirists alive today, and nothing could make this fact more obvious than this past episode of South Park, wherein they satirize their own internal conflict following Isaac Hayes’ apparent decision to quit the show after last season’s skewering of Scientology.

I say “apparent” because, as more and more of the story comes to light (,3566,188463,00.html) it seems like things might not be quite so simple.

And yet, even in the situation gets increasingly complicated, Parker and Stone hit the nail right on the head with their response to the whole situation. Criticizing Isaac Hayes through Chef, while still leaving him enough wiggle room to say, “Hey, I didn’t say that!”

You can find the original, apparently inflammatory, anti-Scientology episode at

This week’s episode might be a little tougher to track down, but if you’re running BitTorrent, you could possibly find something over at

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