Posted by: ckckred | March 16, 2012

The South Park Watch: Reverse Cowgirl

Randy must pass through the toilet security to go to the bathroom.

When I first saw “Reverse Cowgirl”, I really liked the episode, but after a while my appreciation for the episode lowered.  South Park episodes usually try to point something out or make fun of society.  A good example of this is the episode “The Passion of the Jew”, where Kyle questions Judaism after watching The Passion of the Christ while Cartman tries to recreate the Nazi regime.  But eventually everyone discovers that Mel Gibson (who directed the movie) is actually a sick, anti-Semmetic maniac and Cartman’s movement soon falls out of favor.  Matt STone and Trey Parker’s parody of Gibson was also an omen for his anti-Semmetic comments in 2006, which gave “The Passion of the Jew” a great status.

In this episode, Clyde’s mom gets angry at Clyde because he keeps forgetting to put down the toilet seat.  But when Clyde’s mom falls through the toilet while flushing it, she is killed and has all her organs sucked out of her body (for those of you who don’t watch South Park, this is far from the grossest death) and the government issues that seatbelts and tight security must be mandatory for going to the bathroom.  At the same time, Clyde, Kyle, Stan, and Jimmy seek to sue the original owner of the toilet, John Harington.

“Reverse Cowgirl” was trying to point out that the government controls too much in our lives I think, and the freedom of the toilet was the only freedom we have left.  But the episode didn’t give any specific examples of how the government limits freedom, and the episode kind of felt like a rehash of “The Entity”, which mocked the increased airport security after 9/11 and how the government keeps on bailing out airlines.

But this doesn’t mean I disliked the episode.  I enjoyed it a great deal.  I laughed hard at the jokes about security for the bathroom, and the extremely funny finale where the ghost of John Harington shows how you are actually supposed to use the toilet.  There were some incredibly gross parts (the man just watching all the security videos of people going to the bathroom was pretty sickening).  But the episode was good overall, and though it is far from being a great episode, it’s a likable one, and that’s good enough for me.

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