The problem with a poo
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A person can never really watch the video of Roseanne Barr, with the cigarette pressed in her right hand, shouting that she "thought the bitch was white." The actress's explanation for her openly racist tweets about the former Obama administration adviser, Valerie Jarrett, only made matters worse. demonstrating without a doubt that the woman America once thought her blue-necked neighbor was actually a ball of hardened hate. No matter the choice of words, his basic style: the trembling of the whole body when he curses between his first and second bellow that "he thought the bitch was white", the wrinkle and then the plate full of dishes widening his eyes, The violent gesticulation of his cigarette-free hand is that of a terrifying person. A child would not feel comfortable being close to Roseanne, forget about the exponentially more sensitive viewers of comedies.
Of course she was fired. It had become what the entertainment world types call "a responsibility" and everyone else calls "a crazy delirious," and they keep it in the revived Roseanne It would have been more problematic than it was worth, so ABC executives released her to throw up all the insults she likes in her own time. In most cases, the sequence of events would not be so surprising. A person does something that reflects badly on himself and his employer, is punished for it, and while that means dismissal and not imprisonment, everything is fine under the Constitution. But because we now live in a permanent state of the Opposite Day, where the bad is good and legal is a violation of our rights granted by God, the removal of Roseanne had to be an offensive in the arch to freedom of expression and freedom of expression.
The same goes for Brett Kavanaugh, except at all. He also faced professional opposition during an important moment in his career, only that it has not had any consequence, except for a televised conversation during which he sniffed out his father's beautiful calendars before accepting the United States apologies for almost hold him responsible. for your actions. This week South Park It puts everyone's favorite Christmas world, Mr. Hankey through the steps of a disgraced public figure, who tries to unite Barr's narrative with Kavanaugh's. Like everyone else living in the United States, they are worried about the question of causality, if the things we have have ramifications and if they should. Trey Parker and Matt Stone do the simplest things, delving into the bold audiences of the SCOTUS nomination just to get in the way of the idea that giving indulgence to bad people can cause pain. "If you defend poop", we learn, "you stain".
Without worrying about the fact that it is mid-October ("Restoration Hardware put on its decorations two weeks ago!"), Mr. Hankey has come to town to change the wheels in his annual Christmas contest. He is very excited about the old & hidey-ho & # 39 ;, but returns to a reduced budget and a changed world that expects the specific Christmas entertainment also give everyone else something to enjoy. These and other factors: Hankey shares Roseanne's classic excuse to mix her Ambien with social networks, a deviation from the level of defense of the Twinkies, if there ever was one, which prompted Hankey to shoot shocking and offensive tweets during his hours, which eventually led to his dismissal from the program.
Only when Kyle is in charge of protecting Mr. Hankey's reputation does the episode become a statement of his own, beyond a repetition of recent events. There is a compelling drama and conflict in the case of someone like Sarah Silverman, who is He spoke about the ambivalence he felt upon learning that a close personal friend, Louis C.K. It had been revealed that he was a serial sexual harasser. Kyle wants to believe the best in his friend in the same way he wants to believe the best in people, and the lesson that he's just being an imbecile leaves a bitter aftertaste. Any cynicism involved there has been widely tested as guaranteed by real life, and even more, in accordance with South ParkThe policy of making fun of one and all.
"The Problem With a Poo" could be one of the clearest episodes of the season, if it were not for the follow-up of the final scene on the game of words in the title. Once Hankey has been effectively "canceled" by the people of South Park, he leaves South Park Also, we are heading to a new horizon where no one cares if someone is offensive. That ends up being Springfield, where Mr. Hankey spends some moments of harassment of intellectual property lawyers in the company of Homer Simpson and his cohorts, among which Apu stands out. The program offered an unwanted response to the continuing caricature of its resident Squishee-slinger earlier this year, and now it's on view at the start of this episode. Everything is quite rich, coming from a program that still has a black character called "Token", but The Simpsons He committed the cardinal sin of Parker and Stone: take care. Responding in no way to the criticisms directed against them, even to eliminate them, analyzes a sign of weakness in the universe of PC without remorse. South Park. Making jokes means never having to say you're sorry. Wait, is it possible that these guys can sympathize with Roseanne?
• When Kyle tells his friends that "I want to be with my friend" after deciding to help Mr. Hankey's cause, Cartman is the unlikely voice of reason: "Hm. Let's see how it goes in 2018."
• Stone and Parker open in a local school setting shot, with sound effects of gunfire and panic cries in the background. It is not entirely clear if we are recapping the chronology of the first episode this season, or if this is simply the last school shooting in an ongoing series. Which is probably the point.
• Unless Parker and Stone have a broader game plan for the secondary plot of the quintuplets born of PC marriage and Deputy Director of Strong Woman, it feels like an albatross around the neck of an episode with better things to do. While babies who have come out of the womb in enveloping tones make a fun gift for their kinship, the notion that decent people sometimes do unsuitable things is not a big revelation.