South Park Episodes Revolving Around Gaming

Apparently Trey and Matt, the creators of South Park, are huge fans of games, so I decided to track down some episodes that are about just that.

In order to get their video game console back, the boys must bring an animated towel to the government.

A pretty funny episode featuring, well… Towelie of course.

Trivia: “Okama” is Japanese slang for a male (usually who is stereotypically homosexual) crossdresser. (More via Wikipedia)

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Kenny is killed by heaven after becoming master of the PSP, leaving him in a persistent vegetative state.

Such a cool episode and I like how Kenny for once is the central character. Brilliant.

Awards: This episode won a 2005 Emmy Award in the category of “Outstanding Animated Program (for programming less than one hour)”. This is the first time the show has beaten other nominees, such as The Simpsons and other winners. It also becomes the fourth prime time animated cartoon to win the award, behind The Simpsons, King of the Hill and Futurama. (More via Wikipedia)

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Cartman is unable to wait three weeks until the Nintendo Wii comes out, so he decides to freeze himself until then.

This is typical of Cartman… always wanting that quick solution and it’s funny as always.

Cultural References: The sequence depicting the time in suspended animation is a reference to Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, a 1979-1981 television series. (More via Wikipedia)

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In the previous episode, Eric Cartman froze himself in an attempt to make his three-week wait for a Wii pass quickly. A freak accident landed him 540 years in the future — and now he’s stuck there. The future is a tumultuous place with warring atheist factions, angry sea otters and no video games.

I especially liked the last 5 minutes or so of this episode. Cartman arguing with his past self = priceless.

Trivia: A GameCube is seen in the Museum of Technology. (More via Wikipedia)

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