If you’ve watched the last two episodes of “South Park,” you’re probably as baffled as I am. It almost felt like a dream state in its level of confusion, but it tiptoed toward the nightmare of the possibility that the show might be losing it again (I consider the movie the relaunch of creativity). Grant it – I did find aspects of the episode humorous, but as a whole, it left me unfulfilled.
From listening to Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s commentaries off past seasons’ DVD’s, and knowing that they shelf some ideas for later, I can only assume (<–that’s the devil’s word!) that it came out of this grab-bag of manatee balls:
There must be Peruvian flute bands all over California. (Possibly the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, since that’s what the artwork looked like to me.) Trey, Matt, and/or the remaining writing staff probably saw potential in these groups, and it was the germ for some kind of story.
That germ turned into a full blown virus when they found this website (again, a staff member might have already known about them – possibly owned some – but whatevs… the site is aww-inducing). This “bit” probably was the only highlight aside of Craig’s recounting to the other boys how much everyone else hates them.
“Pandemic 2: The Startling” can be seen South Park Studios’ website.
For fans of creepy rodents on this Halloween, check this out: