PS: The new intro is decent but its still good.
Probably my favorite aspect is Fatass joining the NSA so he can blow the lid off their sh*t, but getting totally sidetracked when he learns they don't give a fuck about "Eric Cartman". That's some quintessential Fatass right there.
Butters proselytizing to the Jehovah's was funny enough, but to have his DMV religion blow up so fast that it went straight to the 'molest young boys' stage without getting into the minutia of who is in a position to do that shit is priceless. It plays into this notion that any institution seems to eventually get into a child molesting scandal, be it a church, a college, a media conglomerate, etc.
Given the depth of the subject, though, I expected a lot more from a couple of dudes with such supposed Libertarian credentials. Both Butters and Fatass' stories were silly when I expected one of them to be a little more serious to be the mouthpiece for M&T. Cartman's story went all egocentric and Butters' story when all "look how absurdly silly Butters is".
This was a rich story idea but I think they could've got more out of it. The government not giving a sh*t about Fatass when he thinks they should could have been played up a little more by having Cartman conniving about some Fatass sh*t earlier in the ep. Other than infiltrating the NSA, I mean. I needed one thing that we would be lead to believe the NSA was concerned about regarding Fatass, but then the joke is 'nope, not really!'
Okay start to the season.
You read it! You can't unread it!
Yeah, they should shut down the DMV, they're letting just about anyone have licenses, now, anyway. What's the point of getting one?
If you ask me the whole episode would have worked better if they'd been willing to take a hard stand on the whole NSA issue, either for or against. By just being ambivalent about the whole thing, they created an episode without much conflict, and therefore without much of a point.
Still, 7/10 for Butters and the whole NSA tapping into Santa thing.
I'll talk about the new opening in this post. I like the 3-D effects. I like how it's a nod back to the early seasons. We see Kenny's tomb stone, then the boys (including Kenny) board the bus.
After driving by the farm and the cows from the first season, we go by Starks's Pond where we find Grandpa Marsh reading a newspaper which is asking: "Who is Mysterion?"
It was great seeing Officer Barbrady driving in his car in front of Skeeter's Bar. Then there's the shot on the left of good ol' Tom's Rhinoplasty and on the right Tweek's Bros. Coffee. So Tweek has not been forgotten
Now, we see both City Wok and City Sushi, with the sixth graders driving by on their bicycles, and Towelie walking by in the foreground.
As the bus drives around the corner, being followed by Barbrady, we see the Park's County Police Station. Then, as they pull up to the school and Mr. Hankey goes by, we see Terrance and Phillip walking by the school.
7/5/10 for the season opener.
10/10 for the Season 17 opening theme song.
And thank you, M&T, for leaving Mint Berry Crunch flying by towards the end of the theme song. That should never change imo.
The opening season episodes are never that great, they're always still trying to get into the swing of things after a long break.
Enjoyable new intro though! Was refreshing to see a brand-new look!
I ship: Stan/Cartman <3
Sharon: What is it honey? (gasp!) My baby's killed again!
Haa, I love that line.
He's makng a list
He's checking it twice
He's gonna find out
Who's naughty or nice
He sees you when you're sleeping
He knows when you're awake
He knows if you've been bad or good,
So be good for goodness' sake
Afaik, St. Peter keeps the books, lol. Get him and torture him!
Butters thinking the DMV is a place you can trust with your sins.
I wonder if the whole "central computer" thingy was borrowed from Minority Report.
Looking forward to T&M taking aim at Miley Cyrus, Zimmerman, the situation in Syria, and the boys from Duck Dynasty!!
Cartman: Line? Lines! I HATE LINES!!!
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