South Park: The Complete Fifth Season
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Now all 14 classic episodes from South Park's hilarious fifth season are available for the first time in this exclusive 3-disc collector's edition. Join Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny as these four animated tykes take on the supernatural, the extraordinary and the insane. For them, it's all part of growing up in South Park. The image on site reflects the updated art & package and might be different from the actual image on the item. However the content is the same for both, only the packaging is different.
Comedy, Lenny Bruce once said, is tragedy plus time. Less than two months--hardly any time at all--had elapsed after September 11 when South Park broadcast an episode that addressed the tragedy. Wit and satire have their place, of course, but in the aftermath of epochal upheaval, sometimes good old-fashioned ridicule can diminish an enemy and help to heal a grieving nation. The Emmy-nominated episode "Osama Bin Laden Has Farty Pants" does the cathartic trick, as Cartman plays Bugs Bunny to Osama's Elmer Fudd with a series of humiliating pranks, one of which reveals Osama's miniscule Bin Laden. "This is how we deal with stuff," creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone remark during the "commentary-mini," a listening option on each episode. In this fifth season, "It Hits the Fan," to quote the title of the notorious season-opening episode, in which the "S" word is uttered a staggering 162 times. In another series milestone, "Kenny Dies," and actually stays dead (at least until season 6). One of South Park's best characters gets his own half hour in "Butters' Very Own Episode," while one of the series' absolute worst, "Towelie," also gets his. Over the course of these 14 episodes, many life lessons are learned about sex education ("Proper Condom Use"), prejudice ("Here Comes the Neighborhood") and stereotypes ("The Entity"). But perhaps the most valuable lesson is: "Don't tick off Cartman," as witness his diabolical revenge against the unfortunate ninth grader who rips him off in "Scott Tenorman Must Die."
The genius of South Park is its uncanny ability to make satiric hay with such otherwise sure-fire comedy killers as aborted fetuses, concentration camps, and cancer (which becomes instantly funny when the words "up the a**" are added to it, and funnier still when spoken by actual members of Radiohead). 2001 was a rough year for America, and while this country's "problems" provide Stone and Parker with a fount of material (most of it objectionable), we can take odd comfort that they remain vigilant in rooting for their "team." --Donald Liebenson
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The plots are crazy enough:a geneticaly modified towel that gets high,162 use of the Sh**word,cartman get his own theme park and more.There is not a single episode that doesnt keep attention and Butters get his own episode.From begenning to end this season of s-p is hilarious it really goes to the extreme like the ossama bin ladden episode.
Here`s the episode list;
502-It hits the fan
504-Super best friends
501-Scott Tenorman must die
505-Terrance and Philip:behind the blow
507-Proper condom use
509-Ossama Bin Ladden has farty pants
510-How to eat with your butt
512-Here comes the neighborhood
514-Butters`very own episode
Don`t let the number of episode fool ya this season has only 14 episodes but they are really great!South is different many say its darker ans episodes like `scott tenorman must die` and `kenny dies`proves that.Many important things happens during this season as Jimmy is introduced,we see Kyle`s cousin and more.South park has grown and devlopped so much over the years but that year in particular and opened up for Kenny`s death,more butters and changes but south park remained a great show all along.
In this season Kenny dies and doesnt come back for a period of time.Read more ›
Although a bit shorter than other seasons (running only 14 episodes), each episode contained in this collection were hilarious. Keep in mind I'm watching these for the 1st time in 2011 (10 years after the boxset was released to the public)
I'm a new South Park fan and even tough it had a slow start in seasons 1 & 2, season 3-5 so far have been amazing and its easy to see how this show got so popular.
Once again no real special features to mention aside from some incredibly brief commentary. Once again no captions on the disc so if your TV can't automatically detect them you're S.O.L.
same great packaging as the previous seasons...looking forward to season 6!
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They started a year ago and my package three disk package had 2 of 3 and they took full responsibility and refunded me as well as compensated me for the inconvenience so in the end... Read morePublished on Feb. 4 2014 by Derrik