by Amelia G : April 22nd, 2010
All I really wanted was an Okama Gamesphere, but, instead, the 200th and 201st episodes of South Park were an uneasy mishmash of most of the characters from past shows. The most noticeable absences were Chef and Towelie. No Terrance and Philip either, I think, but no loss there. As Isaac Hayes left over, as I recall, a dispute over Scientology, that probably makes sense, but forgetting Towelie the day after 4/20 seems like a bit of an oversight. Vernon Chatman, who provides the voice of the stoned towel, did work on South Park episode 200 as both a producer and a voice. I have no idea where I’m going with the Towelie tangent.
Anyway, I’ve been thinking South Park really got its mojo back with episodes like the burn-Hot-Topic-down story The Ungroundable and the Facebook send-up You Have 0 Friends. The kinda non-story storyline of marching out pre-used characters for episode 200 and 201 was only made more excruciating with the censored out drawing of Mohammad and being dragged out to two weeks. The idea of a CENSORED block over the Mohammad drawing was kind of humorous, but the 201 edition even bleeped the name Mohammad, as well as the episode wrap-up I-learned-something-today speech. WTF? Matt Stone and Trey Parker explained the . . .
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