After practically 1 / 4 of a century spent as 9-year-olds, the boys of “South Park” are — for higher, however principally worse — lastly males.
Spoiler alert: Stop studying now in case you don’t wish to study main reveals from the brand new “South Park: Post COVID” particular.
In the present’s hourlong episode on Paramount+, tragedy strikes as Stan Marsh, Kyle Brovlofski and Eric Cartman reunite a long time into the long run to mourn the dying of their as soon as death-proof buddy, Kenny McCormick.
However, he’s not the solely main character to lose their life in a post-pandemic world.
But earlier than we get into that: At the flash-forward’s outset, Comedy Central’s enduring cartoon mates are in very completely different locations of their lives.
Stan is a web based whiskey marketing consultant and romantically concerned together with his Alexa gadget.
Kyle is struggling at a “counseling online start-up thing.”
And Kyle’s antisemitic tormenter, Eric, together with his signature turquoise beanie reworked right into a yarmulke, has apparently transformed to Judaism — which Kyle isn’t shopping for, in fact.
News of Kenny’s final demise despatched shockwaves by means of the previous residents of South Park, together with the “king of woke comedy” Jimmy Valmer, now one more “Jimmy” of the late evening discuss present host scene who canceled his dwell interview with “First Lady Tom Kardashian” as tribute to his late buddy.
But as the main points of Kenny’s life as an illustrious millionaire scientist emerge, the gang finds the circumstances surrounding his dying don’t match up — and determine he should have been murdered whereas investigating the origin of the COVID Delta+ Rewards variant, which simply so occurred to guide him again to Randy Marsh’s hashish operation at Tegridy Farms.
Stan visits the Shady Acres Retirement Community to go to his father, who’d way back ostracized his son over the demise of Tegridy, and the deaths of his spouse and daughter.
In a heartbreaking flashback, we study that Shelly was caught within the barn when Stan burned down the farms in a misguided try to stop his dad and mom’ divorce within the aftermath of the 2020 pandemic. Wracked by the unintentional dying of her daughter, Sharon later shoots herself.
The fact comes out as Randy admits the unsavory origins of COVID, together with particulars of back-alley intercourse with a pangolin — all of which he blames on China for making an attempt to steal America’s tegridy.
“Space Jam 2 came out, and we all just kind of… gave up,” Randy laments. “We lost our tegridy, and it was all by design. They needed us to lose it.”
The path leads up Kenny’s lifeless butt as they uncover a flash drive loaded with clues hidden within the corpse’s anal cavity, significantly a video that reveals their genius buddy was trying to journey again in time to stop the pandemic. Failing, he blames the collapse of civilization on his “three d- -khead friends” who “ruined everything when they let COVID break up their friendship and become argumentative, combative, pessimistic a- -holes.”
“Let’s face it, guys, we killed Kenny.”
Meanwhile, the top of the episode sees Kenny’s aforementioned laboratory accomplice “Victor Chaws” locked-up on the South Park Mental Asylum Plus, the place a reputation tag reveals the mad scientist’s true id: Victor Chaos, aka Professor Chaos, aka the alter ego of Butters Stotch.