This, volume 1 of three, contains two episodes from the first season of South Park, Comedy Central's wildly successful animated sitcom. In addition, viewers get two very tongue-in-cheek fireside chats with co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. The controversial cartoon gained a devoted cult following for its wonderfully unabashed assaults on dull sitcom formula and political correctness. While the show's animation is beyond primitive, with goofy construction-paper cutouts acting as characters, its writing is hilariously shocking and pushes the envelope of good taste off the table. Episodes explore the small mountain town of South Park through the point of view of four foul-mouthed yet lovable eight-year-olds. They include level-headed co-leaders Stan and Kyle; the fat, terminally pissed-off, and hysterical Eric Cartman; and the hooded, incoherent Kenny (who dies in every episode). As such, it's stuffed with toilet humor, graphic violence, and profanity; but South Park also cleverly subverts TV clichés and acts as a scorching, very frank satire of America's hypocritical attitudes toward social problems like racism, homophobia, jingoism, and neglectful parenting. This volume is a perfect introduction to the show, as it sets up the town's numerous and warped characters and many of South Park's quotable catch phrases. The first, "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe," is basically minor, though funny, as it sends up UFO conspiracy freaks and shows like The X-Files when Kyle's little brother, Ike, is abducted and the boys must get him back. The second, "Volcano," mocks Hollywood's fascination with disaster movies, as an erupting volcano threatens the town. Better, though, is its subplot: when the kids are taken hunting, Stan is unable to pull the trigger, and is ridiculed as weak and sick, thus mocking a prevailing mindset among those who kill for sport. --Dave McCoy
This is one great show, why I want it to never end, why it has great potential to be the next Simpsons, why including Mr. Garrison, he is stupid but funny. Read morePublished on Nov. 9 2002 by Chiedu Ufoegbune
If you are a fan of the tv show, or if you saw the movie and tried the tv show and liked it then get the videos that have some of the best South Park episodes on them.Published on Jan. 27 2001 by "jafurrow"
this tape was kind of funny but still the worst episodes ever made of south park.i will admit,i was cracking up in some scenes but some of the comedy is very overdone. Read morePublished on June 11 2000 by dude
I just watched this one last night and it is freaking hilarious. I love South Park and Trey Parker and Matt Stone are geniouses in the retared kind of way. Read morePublished on April 23 2000
You can download the real South Park pilot and watch it with Real Player. Go to Dogpile and do a file search for soxmas.zip. It is the real pilot.Published on March 3 2000 by Stephen
when i first saw the series i laugh, but now that i see it again i saw that the comedy is like the beavis and butthead show, so don't buy this videosPublished on Aug. 13 1999