Last night, South Park put in its 2-cents about the Occupy Wall Street movement.
If you missed it, you can watch the full episode here. If you don’t have 20 minutes to spare, here’s the gist:
Our story begins with all of South Park Elementary at an assembly in their auditorium. There we learn that the kids have taken the Presidential Fitness Exam, and that because of one incredibly unhealthy child, the entire school’s average has plummeted to the bottom of the nation.
And since no child can be singled out, the entire school has to be punished. Obviously, that sad child is none other than Eric Cartman.
The tone of the episode can be perfectly summed up in the next scene. The children are forced to take a gym class instead of going to recess, and as they wait to take turns going up suspended rope, Cartman heckles his classmates — first Kenny, then Kyle. Then finally Craig, his classmate, interjects:
“We’re paying for your big fat,” said Craig.
“Wow, Craig, I can’t believe you just went there,” responded Cartman. “We were just having a perfectly nice conversation about Kenny being poor and Kyle being a Jew and you just decided to go 9/11 and bust out the fat quip.”
At that point the entire class pounces on Cartman. What follows could only happen on South Park. Cartman begins delusionally speaking to his stuffed animals, as his classmates try to figure out how to get out of their Presidential Fitness slavery.
Then, one by one, Cartman’s stuffed animals are attacked. He goes into hysterics. His classmates? They get fed up, and Butters and Jimmy start protesting downtown. Of course, the media gets involved, the police make a party out of it, and in the end, Cartman ends up destroying his own toys.
There’s more, but maybe you should just watch it.