South Park Goes Jersey
As South Park satirizes everything in the worlds of politics, pop culture, and current events, it was only a matter of time before Trey Parker and Matt Stone took on all things Jersey. They did just that on last week’s episode, and the results were incredible.
The episode featured the small town of South Park, Colorado dealing with a special kind of infestation. While it’s been overrun in the past with hippies, metrosexuals, homeless people, wealthy black families, and immigrants from the future, its most recent infestation is people from New Jersey. Although, it wasn’t just any people from New Jersey – the stars of Real Housewives of New Jersey, Jerseylicious, and, of course, Jersey Shore all made their appearances. They also referenced a “Steve” from a show called Last Call, but I have no idea who or what that is.
Anyway, the town tries to deal with the influx of Jersey trash, who, whenever they do something rude or stupid, always answer with “It’s a Jersey thing!” Just as everyone is getting sick of all the Jersey freaks, we find out that one of South Park’s own residents is from New Jersey. It turns out Kyle’s mom, who has long had the reputation of being a bitch, is from Newark. That explains a lot. Though she now goes by the name Sheila Braflovski, she used to be known as “S-Woww Tittybang.” Ha.
Throughout the episode, Kyle comes to terms with his newfound Jersey heritage. He finds that he can’t hide it and eventually transforms himself into “Kyley B,” gelled up hair and gold chains and all. Meanwhile, Cartmen tells Kyle that he now has three strikes, being Jewish, Ginger, and Jersey.
One of the highlights for me, and of course many others is when Randy has Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino tied to a chair beating the crap out of him. If only we all got the chance to do that!
But the most talked about part of this episode is the way they portrayed Snooki. I can’t believe what they did to our girl. She was shown as a hideous monster crawling around, munching on pickles, smoking a cigarette, drinking a tropical drink, and looking for guys to hump. Well, I guess it was a pretty accurate portrayal.
This was by far one of the best episodes of South Park in recent years. My only problem is that they made such a big deal about people from Jersey invading, yet they forget that the cast of Jersey Shore is all from New York. Well Sammi is actually from New Jersey, but no one cares about her.
My heart does go out to Snooki though. One day you’re just some short skank living in obscurity, and the next day you’re made into a cartoon character who can only say “Snooki want smush smush.”