South Park’s ‘I see dead celebrities’ is a laugh-riot

October 8th, 2009 - 7:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

South Park Title Card New York, Oct 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) South Park’s latest spoof on the celebrities that died over the summer is a complete laugh riot. It is a laugh a minute show. The creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are keeping everyone on their toes with their hilarious show.

The updated creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone combined wit with imagination to conjure up this interesting tale of how the dead celebrities of the summer would behave while they were waiting to go to the Heaven’s pearly gates.

Poor little Ike whimpered, “I see dead celebrities,” and with them, so will we do too. South Park-ed versions of Billy Mays, David Carradine, Farrah Fawcett, Ed McMahon, Walter Cronkite, DJ AM, and Michael Jackson, among others, were said to be trapped in purgatory, waiting impatiently to enter the heaven’s pearly gates.

Trey Parker and Matt Stone seemed to be possessed by Mays and Jackson’s spirit the most. Billy Mays’ spirit was intent on pitching a new product, “Chipoltaway,” which helped folks who’d eaten too much spicy fast-food remove stains from a certain item of clothing. (That’s a combination of not wanting to be a spoiler and not being able to bring myself to type out the excellent gross joke.) “Make Billy Mays go away!” yelped Ike, over and over.

As for Michael Jackson, his spirit took possession of a comatose Ike. The Jackson impersonation was very good in quality and absolutely first-rate (”Let’s climb a tree, hee-hee!”), and the solution to freeing Ike’s body from Michael Jackson’s spirit resulted in a sarcastic parody of child beauty pageants.

Once again, South Park managed to hit a below the belt ‘pop-culture targets’ with deadly, devilish accuracy and sarcastic humor. It reflected on the other issues of celebrity death also like, the endlessly haunting obsessive media coverage of them, excessive piety and crass exploitation.

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