what’s fun about South Park Halloween episodes is how they (just like the Simpsons earlier than them) take Halloween pretty critically. And with the aid of that I imply, they commonly go away social comment at the back of and cross all-in on the spooky tropics and gore. i am glad South Park does this time and again once more due to the fact, in the end, these years satire can get terribly tedious at times, with episodes clumsily stoning up in recent issues to mention something approximately it although burdened or vague. Plus, South Park has accomplished truly correct Halloween things within the past. The original Halloween episode “Pinkeye” is still a classic and one of the first-rate of the first season.
Following on from the lifestyle commenced by means of Pinkeye, Tegridy Farms Halloween unique is stupid Halloween fun, not social comment, but the component is, Pinkeye had one solid, funny premise at the same time as this has lame uninteresting ones.
A plot follows Butters, who has been plagued by using a curse that means a mummy keeps coming up at inconvenient moments to yell at him and generally wreak havoc. The weird comedic thing of the episode is reinterpreting the concept of a mummy’s curse as a dysfunctional interpersonal courting among the mother and Butters. the mother is bipolar or something, texting Butter’s harmless selfies after which displaying as much as yell at him in individual. even though he in no way speaks on-display screen, the mum reputedly also talks shit about butter behind his returned, leading his friends and the rest of the city to continually side with the mother.
that is the whole storyline of Butters. it is simply the mother yelling at him and everybody else that leads him to accept as true with that he’s abusive in his relationship with the mother. South Park’s everyday exercise is to pick out a gag after which genuinely hammer that gag within the head for the complete episode. in case you do not discover the idea of the gag in any respect funny, you are lamentably just bored and Butters, who has a dysfunctional relationship with a mummy, became lifeless to me after I arrived. Archaeologist Butters became at least lovable.
unluckily, Randy’s plot additionally runs with a gag that isn’t funny to start with. Randy continues mentioning the Tegridy Farms Halloween unique. this is almost the same funny story that she noticed episodes ago in “photographs !!!” where Tegridy Farms had made $ 300,000, which gave Randy an excuse to preserve mentioning the quantity 300, an illustration of the fact that it became the 300th episode. now not that it becomes that humorous, but all of the nonsense felt extra related to the plot and individual of Randy. This time around, he is developing a “Halloween uniqueness strain” of marijuana that looks like a much lazy avenue to the identical comic story.
and admittedly, it feels generous to call it a joke. Why is it amusing to hear Randy say things like, “I would love to peer a person compete on this Halloween unique” and at the quit of the episode, “Did everyone enjoy the Halloween unique?” Says. ok, we are looking at a Halloween special and a person inside the special continues bringing up that it’s a Halloween special. Haha? I assume this is a shaggy dog story? Is it? How is it a comic story
What virtually takes place on this plot, in the end, is a bit more inspired than what occurs to Butters, however, it is more correct to name it some smart elements in an otherwise irritating plot. It takes me a while to get there, but Shelly looking to sabotage Randy’s weed just because it becomes overgrown monster weed (the screen of which comes with a John wood worker-like synth soundtrack) is amusing and is unexpected and were given me questioning. The episode ought to be lots cooler. however, the plot barely keeps the promise of its set-up, because it fast falls off the rails and is then defined as Randy and Towelie having pot-brought about hallucinations. basically, the story begins to start only to suck the air out nearly right away afterward. And the icing on the cake is that all of it ends with a pressured anal rape joke from Harvey Weinstein.
As referred to, there are some other clever moments in “Tegridy Farms Halloween special.” Shelly temporarily embodying a traditional witch character, speaking in rhyme as she concocts a weed-destroying potion, made me smile. Plus, I laughed at some strains here and there, normally from Randy (“Did you know… that Snoop Dogg smokes weed?”), whilst he wasn’t harping on forever and ever approximately the Halloween unique. but, although there have been quick times this episode fooled me into believing I was in for a classic South Park Halloween special excellent time, it became by and large simply uninteresting.