Thus the worst episodes IMHO have to have *both* a weak story-line and a lack of side-jokes. In general, many episodes from about seasons 11 and 12 fall into that category - it seemed like they were stretching to fill the time instead of over-brewing with too many ideas to fill in an episode.
Anyway, my least favorite episodes include:
1) Lice Capades - Not only was the story unimpressive, but I also hated the bland characters.
2) Wing - I know Trey and Matt find the real-life singer hilarious, but I do not see the humor at all. And to stretch that into an entire episode was simply exasperating.
3) "Hell on Earth 2006." I forgot to mention that I sometimes dislike episodes that are a feature-length parody of some other movie/TV show. It is fine if it is still funny without knowing the reference (such as "The Wacky Molestation Adventure", "Tsst", "Britney's New Look" or "Return of the Fellowship of the Ring to the Two Towers" [IMHO one of the best episodes of the series]) but if not, it exclusively entertains those who have seen the referenced show. Moreover, it "dates" the show for everyone. For instance, in 20 years will anyone be amused at a parody of "My Super Sweet 16"?
3) "Elementary School Musical." - For the same reasons as my number 3 pick, this one might be even worse! Other nominations for flawed episodes like this include "D-Yikes" , "Whale Whores" [Whale Wars], and The Snuke .
3) "About Last Night..." One of the most awesome facets of South Park is when they write episodes on VERY recent news (to the point where it is almost unbelievable that they could make such a deadline.) However, again this needs to stand-up on its own years later, not only because the "news" might be less significant than first announced, but also because only the most astute re-run viewers will even remember that the episode premiered that early. However, I still love the concept (when done well) and hope they continue it. In fact, some of my favorite episodes concern last-minute news. An example is "It's Christmas in Canada" (I still cannot figure out an alternative story-line/ending without Hussein being caught in the spider-hole...was the entire episode written on-the-spot?) However, the ones that fail include episodes such as"About Last Night..."
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There have been episodes that didn't make me laugh, but I at least liked the premise or something. There were some things in Humancentipad that might have been funny if I wasn't so bummed out on the main premise that they just drove into the ground, but they were not funny enough to keep me from being totally bummed out the whole time. If it had been waaaay lighter on the human centipede thing and spent its time primarily on the geniuses, and then some on Cartman, and maybe a minute on sh*t jokes and five seconds on actual sh*t, I might have found it watchable, but as is I just... I actually hate it. I hate it, and I won't watch it again. I probably wouldn't have even watched it all the way through the first time if I hadn't wanted to be able to pass the quiz for it.
dr_stalker wrote:My 10 least favorite episodes:
Poor and Stupid, HumancentiPad, A Million Little Fibers, Eat Pray Queef, the Mrs. Garrison episode, D-Yikes, Pee, Sexual Healing, Butters' Bottom Bitch, and Britney's New Look.
^This. Plus HumanCenitPad and FunnyBot.
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at the end of "Return of Chef" they show chef in a darth vader outfit but then nothing else was done. That's the only reason i hated that episode.
Come on wouldnt a episode making fun of Star Wars be awesome? i want Darth Chef!
1. Mr. Garrisons Fancy New Vagina (Although, it rightfully states these types of surgeries do not change who you are, it was just not very funny)
2. Mot without my Anus (Honestly, I only like a few of the Canadian oriented episodes).
3.City on the Edge of Forever (I don't like episodes on any series focused on Flashbacks)
4. Pip (I didn't think they were going to kill him in Ep 202. However, this episode wasn't good)
5. Britney's New Look (It did poke fun at the media's obsession with her behavior, but the overall episode was bad)
I can't find a season that has started off worse. I dare you to try a 3 episode start that was worse than the 1st three episodes of season 15. Huge let down.
Feel Free to critique, here's my list. Canada episode make the list 2x
10. The tale of Scrotie McBoogerBalls
9. Butter's Very Own Episode
8. Dances With Smurfs
7. About Last Night
6. Free Willzyx
5. How to eat with your Butt
4. Stanley's Cup
2. Eat, Pray, Queef
1. Royal Pudding
Why is Royal Pudding #1? Unfunny, nonsensical, not satirical, not relevant. I know it's difficult to try and even find 10 bad episodes, as I love South park, but you can do it.
Mackey made tonights episode not that bad, not good, but far from the all time worst. not even top 10 in terms of bad.
samrocker34 wrote:Why is Royal Pudding #1? Unfunny, nonsensical, not satirical, not relevant. I know it's difficult to try and even find 10 bad episodes, as I love South park, but you can do it.
It was absolutely satirical and relevent, I'll assume you didn't get up at 4am to watch the Royal Wedding. And South Park usually doesn't make much sense, so if you think the ep is unfunny then ok.
As for the worst start to a season, it very well might be. Season 9 gives 15 a run for its money. Personally, I loved Die Hippie, Die, and didn't mind Mr. Garrison's Fancy New Vagina or Wing (but I know a lot people disliked them).
Maybe season 12 for some people: Tonsil Trouble, Britney's New Look, Major Boobage.
Ex1lepr0 wrote:My least favorite is officially Mr. Garrison's Fancy New Vagina, because it completely ruined his character.
Hm, I never saw it as ruining his character. His character was always kind of a freak, kind of confused, and kind of impulsive, so I thought it fit just fine. What bugged me about that episode was how unrealistic the core premise was. I've known gender dysphorics, and you can't just up and get a sex change, there's a lot of prep, counciling, and hormone therapy involved in the process. It can take years between the initial decision and the operation.
But if I was going to hate an episode because it wasn't realistic, there aren't many South Park episodes I would like. I didn't even harp on the unrealistic elements in my own least favorite ep, because I know that would be silly. In terms of characters and writing and humor and message, Mr. Garrison's Fancy New Vagina isn't the top of my list for quality, but I didn't think it sucked, either. As M&T say, though, there are those episodes where people are either on the train or they aren't, and if they aren't they are super bummed out and hate it the whole time. They were talking about Britney's New Look when they said that, I believe, and I see that one come up a lot here. I liked it, myself. I think they maybe could have used a better device than the top of her head being gone, but overall it worked for me. The whole thing about human sacrifice of a pampered girl, that weird need to see it, and especially the tie-in with The Lottery, I found it thought-provoking.
I see Butter's Very Own Episode come up a lot here, too. I wish someone would explain why, because I love that episode. I'll randomly find myself humming the little song or singing, "Butters! That's me!" I think it's so cute. Really I'm a fan of Butters in general. Poor little guy can't catch a break, but he always seems to have a good attitude about it. Even when he's all pissed off he tends to be all sweet about it. It's pretty amusing.
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