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South Park - Bigger, Longer And Uncut
Reviewed by: Angus Wolfe Murray
Trey Parker (director, producer, writer and voice of half a dozen characters) does not simply debunk institutional humbug, he twists its pigtail and stomps on its rhetoric. Pomposity is custard and cream to him, although what he really likes is being politically incorrect in front of the whole class. His animation out-dupes The Simpsons with its deceptively simple line and, as for dialogue, tell Gramps to unplug her hearing aid. South Park is a redneck mountain town, where people imagine they are in a Julie Andrews movie, except the lyrics of the songs burn the bottom off Coke bottles.
The kids are obsessed with seeing the latest movie by a couple of foul-mouthed Canadian comics. Their parents forbid it. They go, naturally, and start talking like unwashed lavatories.
The moms organise an action group - Mothers Against Canada - which leads to war. The kid who always dies, dies and goes to heaven (big-breasted women in clouds), but is refused access and drops into hell, where Sadam Hussein and the Devil are plotting to take over what remains of North America when the war is over.
The script relies on wicked one-liners and the ability to make every grown-up look like an idiot. The black chef at the school canteen is an exception. He has a big mouth and a warm heart. When asked by one of the kids what is the secret of making a girl like you, he answers without thinking, "The clitoris". That's how it is in South Park. No respect.Reviewed on: 19 Jan 2001