Thursday, March 26, 2009
The Southpark Economy
Episode 1303, Margaritaville riffs on just about every aspect of the current economic mire in their own unique way.
When the Southpark Bank loses Stan's birthday money from his grandma, Stan's Dad becomes the prophet of doom who convinces everyone to stop spending to show the economy how much we respect it, so the whole town gives up their cars for llamas and wearing bedsheets to save money on clothes and laundry.
Frustrated at having no money, Stan goes from town to town to New York to Washington to try and get money back for the stupid Margaritavillle frozen drink maker his dad bought on a payment plan.
Meanwhile, Kyle adopts the role of Jesus (since he's the only Jewish kid, I guess) with Butters as Thomas and Cartman as Judas (no surprise there).
Kyle sacrifices himself to save the town and Stan learns the awful truth about how the government decides to fix the economy. There's even a great cameo of Cartman as Quint from Jaws (Judas and Quint in the same episode. What an actor!).
There's so much great stuff you really have to watch it. The end result is the best reporting and commentary on the economic crisis I've seen yet.
Watch The Full Episode Online: Southpark Episode Player