It used to be standard practice for each season of South Park to feature a single two or three-episode story arc inserted into the middle of a block of standalone episodes. But with Season 20, there are no more standalone episodes. Each new chapter is feeding into a larger story involving the trolling of Denmark, the rise and fall of Mr. Garrison’s Presidential campaign and the civil war between boys and girls at South Park Elementary. As much as it would be nice to see a little more variety from this season, it’s fun seeing these disparate threads start to weave together.
After taking some time off, Mr. Garrison returned to the forefront this week, still desperate to find a way to tank his campaign and avoid the responsibilities of actually being President. The solution was simple – focus all his energy on insulting women rather than deploying his usual anti-immigrant rhetoric. And it worked. Clearly, Trey Parker and Matt Stone were having their say about *that* infamous Donald Trump tape and the damage his campaign has suffered in recent weeks. They basically recast Garrison as an Andrew Dice Clay-esque stand-up comic. It was an amusing and eloquent way of pointing out the hypocrisy of the recent Trump backlash. These former supporters were fine with all the offensive remarks made about Muslims, Mexicans, African Americans and other minorities, but once white women become a target suddenly a line has been crossed?