South Park Pokes Fun at Black Friday, Next-Gen Console Wars

November 14, 2013 - GamePolitics Staff

This week's episode of South Park pokes a lot of fun at Black Friday holiday sales, Game of Thrones, the frenzied behavior of deal-seeking mobs, and the foolishness of console wars. In the episode Cartman, Stan, and the gang set out to create a plan to get the Xbox One on Black Friday for cheap, but in the midst of preparing for the battle at the South Park Mall, a contingent of the kids balk at getting an Xbox One, instead opting to split off and fight against Cartman's faction because they think PS4 is better.

The episode is particularly clever because it makes fun of the idea of console wars and rolls marketing speak for both consoles into the episode as finely crafted insults. It also picks on South Park: The Stick of Truth, pre-orders, game delays, and a whole lot more. The episode ends on a cliffhanger which means you can expect more on the topic of Black Friday in later episodes.

If you missed it last night, you can check it out on the South Park Studios web site.

Source: Joystiq

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Re: South Park Pokes Fun at Black Friday, Next-Gen Console Wars

While I think Trey Parker and Matt Stone have become insufferably smug and self-righteous with their "everyone is stupid but us" schtick, this was one of those times where for once they were actually funny!  All the Black Friday and console wars jokes were dead-on!

Re: South Park Pokes Fun at Black Friday, Next-Gen Console Wars

No, I specifically remember in "cartoon wars" them making fun of themselves. They just used "Family Guy" as proxies for some of the jokes.

I may be crazy, but I am not insane.

Re: South Park Pokes Fun at Black Friday, Next-Gen Console Wars

Both new consoles are as bad as each, and consumer friendly to their core.

Re: South Park Pokes Fun at Black Friday, Next-Gen Console Wars

This is why the Internet needs PC vs console and Xbox vs PS wars. Without them we'd only be left with YouTube comments to laugh at and make us feel shame for humanity.

The sad thing is that each and every line in that clip is an exact quote from real people. You don't have to make something up when the real thing is so ridiculous. The episode probably almost literally wrote itself.

Re: South Park Pokes Fun at Black Friday, Next-Gen Console Wars

They really should do a Sock Puppet Theater off some of those arguments ^_^

 
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