I also noticed that the irony in this episode is that Kanye thinks he's a genius by using wordplay in his lyrics and then overemphasizing them. Practically every song he writes is like that. But then the genius himself can't figure out what fishsticks means.
MrBreakstown wrote:Another truely horrible epsiode. This show has truely run out of ideas, and with the execption of a decent episode this season has been a total bust.
First the joke, not clever, not funny, nothing anyone past middle school should laugh at. Stick means dick, oh how funny, how hillarious. Please. Maybe if the self proclaimed "funiest joke ever" was not shown on screen (as evidenced in the Coon episode the writers are not above such a copout) maybe this would have worked, but such a lame joke does not work. It instantly falls flat, Kanye trying to figure out the joke would be way more clever if it was a funny joke woth getting, but sadly it is not.
Kanye West as a target falls flat. His last album came out at least 5 months ago, and hasnt really been in the news for quite sometimes so a message episode about him feels dated. Celebrity targets are always hit and miss on South Park, sometimes it works (A good example being the black celebrities moving into South Park). But often it runs way off the rails. Kanye was not as horrible as the sh*tty Britney Spears episode or the even worse handling of the Micheal Richards situation (though they did have Jesse Jackson characterized correctly in that ep), but the character was unfunny and flat.
The allegory between him and cartman could have been interesting, and we were not beaten over the head with it, though it did not work for me. The two characters were similar, but thats all that was pointed out in the episode, and nothing really came from it other than repetition of the stupid fish joke and how great it is supposed to be.
Jimmy is always a bad character, he stutters, he is on crutches, boring and not needed, but he is one of the characters Matt and Trey are currently in love with, but I wish he goes the way of Ned.
The stuff i liked in the episode was the Jewbots, though Cartmans jew hating is really kind of tired (i though the joke in the bathroom was boring, jewbots was way more inventive). Beating up Mencia was my favorite part of the episode. He is talentless and was needed this type of treatment, and his violent death was kind of amusing, especially at the hands of a serial sampler like West. The "i dont have a dick" stuff as well as his over the top mexican manerisms was another example of the writers relying too much on a single joke. Though i did not like the song and thought the underwater sequence did go on too long i did chuckle at him using autotune in a faithful parody song.
This episode was really bad, I would say slightly better than last weeks episode, still bad, but same rating as last week. Only one decent episode this season, I wish the creators realize that one not jokes and storylines that are not well thought out will only help the decline of this show. I saw someone say this was easily one of the best episodes from the show, i would like to know if someone like that has ever seen episodes from before this season?
What are you, a gay fish?
Ok, right off the bat, I wasn't jiving too much with the episode. It kinda started out slow and the first legitimate laugh was when they brought in Carlos Mencia. However, from about midway through the episode and onward, it was completely hilarious.
Carlos getting his head batted off was pure win, as was the increasing ridiculosity of Cartman's ego-infested flashbacks. Cartman as the Human Torch fighting off Jew-bots... how is that not hilarious? And then the ending... OH the ending. Kanye swimming and autotune singing. And humping and making out with fish.... SO awesome.
This might have had the best episode closing yet this season. Overall, however, I'd say the whole thing was off-balance, with a kinda boring first half being outweighed by a hysterical second half.
So, it gets a 7.5 from me. Still good though, which means that Season 13 continues to rock on.
Favorite Episode: Good Times with Weapons
Simpsonsdidit! wrote:*sigh* I have to say it really looks like South Park has run out of decent ideas. Don't get me wrong I love each episode, but this one just seemed boring and un-imaginative. The premise was a pretty stupid, lame joke and the plot line seemed like the writers didn't try very hard. What happened to the good old days of south park? w=What has happened to the show that I always looked forward to with relish every week?
Maybe you're getting old. Unimaginative. Kanye West is a Gay Fish, a codsucker. I love this show , don't have a bad word to say about it, and can't wait till next week. Flame off.
Remember truth does not make something funny nor does a lame joke that is clearly not funny be made into a joke that simply is because South Park says it is; it doesn’t work with this storyline or its connotations, the characters where lifeless, dull and uninteresting. It really made my day watching this episode I now feel depressed; of what ‘was’ once a glorious program the best on the planet has now lost its edge. This season has been slowly dwindling from sh*t to even a bigger pile of sh*t I cant expect much for the rest of the season.
South Park Episode 503 Jimmy’s inaugural episode was an outstanding episode, 702 another great 21minutes of pure entertainment and Jimmy’s appearance in episode 617 really added valuable entertainment, the way it should be; yet in one quick swoop the makers of South Park killed this one.
A poor attempt by any standards.
2nd fav Character: Chef
3rd fav character: mexicans
Fave ep: ESM Season 12,Sec fave: Butterballs Season 16
-Showed us how everyone steals jokes; credit is not always properly given...
-Sharing credit is difficult, particularly when it's with someone who's really greedy, pompous and delusional!
-How stupid being a self proclaimed genius really is.
-"Oh no Jimmy, it's a Black Widow! I'll kill it!" Everyone is so mellow, even when a deadly creature is about!
-Cartman's Delusions got more and more pompous
-Carlos Mencia... did they use motion capture for that!? How else could they get him to act like such a "butt-hole"!
-Kanye's epiphany: "I am a gay fish!"
--Kanye Taking the joke seriously... (although it's probably unrelated, it happens a lot when people review SP. They tend to take things literally, as well)
---Kanye swimming, and the song. Until he just jumped in, I thought he was going to pull off his face, and reveal he was a fish...
-A little repetitive. There were several things that repeated: Cartman's Delusions, The Comedians, Kanye's trouble, Kyle's advice... Though they all work well, and are all essential, it just seemed to slow it down
-Kanye didn't pull off his face and become a real fish.
(I was personally hoping for that through half the episode)
I get why Kanye was getting so mad about being called gay, which is because he supports black gay rights, and he's just fighting accusations.
I've no clue whether Kanye has had any fish fetish incidents in the past, but... I guess he has now.
laponne wrote:I'm surprised nobody in here mentionned their interpretations of all the talk shows, jimmy kimmel's lips and dave's laugh were spot on. LOL
I noticed that too. But I guess due to time constraints or the mere repetition of all the late night shows, they missed one late night show: The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson.
Ferguson is the only late night host who ad-libs his material, a sharp contrast to the other late night hosts and to Jimmy Valmor who actually write their jokes, such as “Do you like fishsticks?” And Ferguson is a SP fan, mentioning SP sometimes in his monologues such as comparing himself (appearance wise) to SP characters.
Also, Ferguson is from Scotland. I would have loved to hear an excuse for MnT to use a Scottish accent once more as they did for Chef’s parents with that memorable quote of: “Tree Fiddy.”
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