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South Park Volume 1

Trey Parker , Matt Stone    VHS Tape
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

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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

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Format:VHS Tape
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. The characters were even good: Stanley "Stan" Marsh, Kyle Brovsloski, Eric Theodore Cartman, Kenneth "Kenny" McCormick, Butters Scotch, and TIMMY! I give this a ***** (5 out of 5).
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great Show but Video Was a Disappointment Sept. 12 2002
Format:VHS Tape
Hillarious stuff but I just didn't like the way this video package was put togther by the studio. First of all, there are only two episodes on each tape with a great deal of unfunny filler at the beginning and in between. Really, now--they could have given us four episodes on a tape and stayed in SP mode. Another thing: this is video marketed to adults so why is the dialogue still censored? Could it be that the episodes were actually originally produced with the beeps?
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5.0 out of 5 stars SWEEEET Aug. 10 2001
Format:VHS Tape
These kids are so cute and funny, you just want to cudle them. They are so sweeeeet. I will just love theme.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I thought I was going to die... Aug. 9 2001
Format:VHS Tape
... so much I was laughing. South Park rules.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The one that started it all May 21 2001
Format:VHS Tape
This has the very first two episodes. If you look close enough, you can see how different it looks from now. Also, Mr. Hat doesn't have eyes! I hope the new season starts soon. I keep finding reruns I've seen already. I also wish that there could be South Park marathons during the day on Comedy Central, but it's rated TV-MA LSV, so kids can't see it. I know that stars don't sound like themselves on the show purposely unless they do their own voices, but Phil Collins' on the first episode with Timmy, the kid with cerebal palsy, sounded so fake. So did Kathie Lee Gifford and Yoko Ono.
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4.0 out of 5 stars funny and twisted Jan. 27 2001
Format:VHS Tape
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.
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2.0 out of 5 stars okay June 11 2000
By dude
Format:VHS Tape
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.i know if your a fan of south park you'll like this.i am,but im not completely crazy about it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Would you like some more tea Polly Prissy Pants? April 23 2000
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
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. If you like South Park this is a must-see. Also WATCH THE MOVIE it is also hilarious
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