Writer: Trey Parker
Director: Trey Parker
Network: Comedy Central, airs Wednesday nights
Original Telecast: November 7, 2012
As SOUTH PARK winds down Season 16, the series hits a homerun with its season finale “Obama Wins!”
Since this episode was pretty much done before the outcome of the Presidential election was announced, creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone could have been tempting fate with its proclamation and storyline of an Obama win or would have had to do an “alternate ending” of some sort if the Presidential election went in Mitt Romney’s direction.
Regardless, “Obama Wins!” is one of the funniest episodes of Season 16 and definitely one of the more clever episodes.
Cartman is at the center which finds him stealing voter ballots across the country on Election Day. His goal – to ensure Obama wins. What we learn though is the Chinese made a pact with Cartman to steal the Mitt Romney ballots for Obama.
Why? Well, ask Morgan Freeman, who pops up to explain the complicated plot that involves the Chinese being promised the STAR WARS franchise from Obama in exchange for him winning the election. The Chinese are terrified at what the Walt Disney Company will do with the STAR WARS franchise and want it all for their own.
Toss in foul-mouthed Mickey Mouse, a Hummer car lot, Cartman on a Tauntaun and you’ve got some great gags and very funny scenarios. Everything builds with tons of pay-off with the jokes. I also love that they tackled the STAR WARS franchise being sold to Disney. It’s something that’s weighed heavily on us geeks for the last week and they found a great way to tie it into the Presidential election.
As critical as I’ve been this last half of the season of SOUTH PARK, I still have to admit I love everything about the show – the good and the bad. It’s always refreshing, always original and even when it fails, it’s gar more interesting than many other shows that should have been put out to pasture long ago.
It’s going to be a very long winter, but I’m thrilled SOUTH PARK left the season on a high note.
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