Okay, so South Park is something that I generally catch in reruns, but when I heard they were spoofing Ghost Hunters, I made it a point to DVR it. I fucking love Ghost Hunters, which is why I have to give a shout out to Comcast OnDemand for making it available to me, and free at that!
Okay, so I was pretty worried that I had gotten too excited for it when Ghost Hunters was only on for a minute, but as it turns out, the entire episode was golden. But before we get to that …
Can I just say that while the Ghost Hunters thing was funny, especially the, “Did your that? It sounded like … tiiing” stuff, I really felt like the spoof was closer in nature to Paranormal State, which is hilariously bad, but I understand because Ghost Hunters is WAY more watched. At least on Ghost Hunters, they try to debunk stuff. Paranormal State is … wow. If you haven’t ever watched it, you must. It’s on A&E and it’s MIND-BOGGLING. I set up a series recording for it because it’s so magical. I mean, ghosts who throw cheeseballs? Taping ping pong balls over your eyes to communicate with spirits? The jokes write themselves, people! I’ll have to cover that one when it comes back.
Anyway, I was also excited to see them taking on all the celebrity deaths in such a funny way, and I was impressed that they even managed to include Patrick Swayze, since that was so recent. And did Bea Arthur ever say anything? I don’t think she did, but there was absolutely no mistaking who she was, and I thought that was perfect.
I kept wondering when we’d see Michael Jackson, and I was glad we had to wait for it because it was really just so perfect. All day today, I’ve been walking around, thinking to myself, “Noooo! That’s ignorant!”
And GOD, Toddlers & Tiaras. WOW. Talk about a show that was made for South Park, right? I was glad that they got the flippers on there (for those of you who don’t spend crazy amounts of time watcing Toddlers & Tiaras, first of all, I just feel sorry for you, and secondly, flippers are those bizarro-looking fake teeth). But the real magic there was to be had off-stage, with the pervy judges (because SERIOUSLY, you’ll be watching T&T and see the creepy judges and think, what the hell are these weirdo men doing here?), the trashy moms yelling from the crowd, and the child beating that you KNOW goes on backstage. They even got the crown right. I think Matt and Trey may share my fondness for old Toddlers & Tiaras. Niiiiice.
But actually, the thing that might’ve cracked me up the most was the Chipotlaway, that gets the blood out of your underwear after you eat Chipotle. The running Kyle and Cartman conversation about why you’d continue to eat something that makes you shit blood was amazing, but let’s face it, we all have places like that. In Indianapolis (where I’m from, originally), there’s a restaurant called Yats–some of the best cajun food I’ve had (which granted, isn’t much), and we called it Shats, for what should be obvious reasons. And I probably ate there at least once a week. So I know how it goes.
Anybody else watch it? Love it? Things I missed? Comments–I ain’t too proud to beg, y’all!