Thursday, November 6, 2008
I've got to give it to the South Park guys yet again. Last night was the presidential election episode.
It picked up with Obama giving a speech after winning the count, then we see McCain's concession. Then we cut to the people of South Park going nuts. (I really liked the way they mocked those nutjob McCain supporters who said the end of the world was here because a Muslim terrorists was elected.)
But that was only the B-plot.
The main plot was rather simple. You see, for the past decade, McCain and Obama have been the leaders of a criminal thief ring -- think Ocean's 11 with Obama as Clooney and McCain as Pitt. Sarah Palin's actually a genius. Michelle Obama's a security expert. And the scam was set up so that Obama or McCain would become President because there was a secret tunnel under the Oval Office leading to the Smithsonian and the room containing the Hope Diamond, which they were going to steal.
What amazed me about the episode -- which for the most part was only rather average for South Park -- was the turnaround time. I'm sure they've had it ready to go for about a week now, but I can't help think that they actually did two versions. One version where Obama is elected, and a version where McCain is elected.
Nice work, guys. Though I'm sure that, if you would have tried, you could have found some way to really work Cartman into the show.