On the Continued Relevance of South Park


IGN has a nice ode to South Park today, detailing the many reasons that the show is as relevant as it’s ever been upon entering its 15th season. For example, even if you don’t like it, they will make fun of you: “When South Park aired the ‘Cartoon Wars, Part 2’ episode and slammed Seth MacFarlane and the Family Guy writing staff for questionable quality in joke telling (it’s written by manatees!), MacFarlane and his crew couldn’t do much but smile and take it on the chin. Few comedians dare to take on Trey and Matt, because they know they’ll get roasted. It’s not just because the South Park team are masters of satire; they also have a certain gravitas.”