Watch: 'South Park' Makes Fun of Adam Sandler, 'Zookeeper' & More
I'm a lifelong fan of Matt Stone and Trey Parker's animated show South Park and have enjoyed its ups and downs. This latest season (their 15th) has been entertaining and kind of f**kin' crazy, but that's what makes it good. We're not a TV blog, but on last night's new episode they made fun of some Hollywood movies and I just had to post these clips after watching it and laughing so hard. The episode was about Stan becoming a cynical asshole (no, really). There's a scene where they make fun of Kevin James' Zookeeper, my favorite part, and then they go see X-Men, but only get through the "shitty" previews for an Adam Sandler movie.
Thanks to SouthParkStudios.com for the embeddable clips below. The first one below is the Zookeeper reference, which I really do think looks terrible. I love the way Matt/Trey do humor on this show because it's covered up in the story/concept of the show, but obviously out there to be taken literally - as in Zookeeper really does look like a "turd in a microwave". Hilarious and right on point. Check out the first full clip here:
This second clip is when the boys all go to watch X-Men: First Class, but only sit through the previews before running out because they can't stand Stan saying everything looks like shit. The previews in this make fun of Adam Sandler's Jack & Jill (which we haven't seen anything for besides set photos), a fictional movie called Rated ARG for Pirates (just to make even more fun of Adam Sandler) and finally Jim Carrey's Mr. Popper's Penguins, which I think actually doesn't look bad. Check out the second clip here:
"Sorry if I see things for what they are!" I know Sony (of Zookeeper, Jack & Jill) and Fox (of Mr. Popper's Penguins) might get a little upset I'm pointing these out, but you know what, it's good humor and that's what I love sharing the most. Overall, last night's show was quite interesting because it ended on a very somber note after almost indirectly saying the show itself was shit and they were pretty much going to end it forever at this point (and maybe not return?). No one has any idea, because Stone and Parker are just as secretive with the show's inner workings as J.J. Abrams is. I've been hearing some say they're fed up with Comedy Central and finally saying the show is crap now, but who knows. "Whatever, you'll pay to go see it!"