Review: Creme Fraiche – South Park S14 EP14
A friend of mine hipped me to the fact that the guys at South Park had done an episode about foodies and cheflebrities. Well, I had to check that out.
Now I don’t get a chance to talk about South Park here (for obvious reasons) but it is to this day some of the best television ever. Creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone put truth ahead of agenda and that is so refreshing in this day and age. Unlike what the mainstream media tells us life is not just Demorcrap or Repugnantcan.
Depending on the political environment at the time America is 30% to 33% Repub, 25% to 28% Demo and the rest is neither. There are more independents than members of either party – right now there are more Indies than both parties combined. South Park is the only place in the media that gets that. This nation would be better off with a Parker/Stone White House than anything any political party can put together.
That’s because South Park doesn’t pull punches. They don’t care how much it hurts they tell the truth. As it turns out Trey Parker is a foodie and a huge Food Network fan so he has long wanted to do an episode making fun of, well, himself. You see, even when hacking on themselves these guys are honest.
Stan’s dad Randy Marsh has a problem; he’s addicted to porn – food porn. Sharon Marsh calls Food Network the “no no channel” and forbids her husband from watching it. This is partly because the kids do not like the flavorful, non-processed foods it inspires Randy to prepare for the family and partly because Randy can’t stop molesting himself whenever it’s on. Sharon’s distress over Randy’s “addiction” leads her to focus more on herself including a new work-out regime centered around a silver-tongued Shake Weight that quickly turns into a sordid affair. Who hasn’t lived this exact same scenario?
The episode is ripe with ample amounts of innuendo, classic South Parkian celebrity impressions (that means they make no attempt to actually sound like them) and most importantly an accurate indictment of pop culture. It is also hysterically funny especially with the over-emphasis on culinary words. South Park is the only comedy in TV history that did not go down hill as soon as they started being preachy. Nope South Park actually got better.
Check out Trey and Matt’s commentary on the episode below and then go watch the full episode for FREE from their web site. But be forewarned, when I say “full” episode there are none of those hypocritical bleeps. It’s full-frontal psychological nudity.