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South Park – The Complete Tenth & Eleventh Seasons (Comedy Central DVD)


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: C+     Episodes: B



After an ugly falling out with Isaac Hayes after the Ninth Season of South Park, the creators had to act fast and get the show back on track, including a sort of relaunching of the show.  With the first episode of the next season, Chef was back as a pedophile and Darth Vader before trashing him and permanently burning the bridge with Hayes and the series past.  Then the show moved on like nothing had happened and was as funny as ever.


The Complete Tenth & Eleventh Seasons (2006 – 7) are now available in separate three-DVD sets and continue in the mode of the past release sets delivering shows as crazy and bold as ever.  This includes a two-part show in which they attack Family Guy, the first show to rival this one since it debuted.  I like both very much, but they are at ideological odds with each other and the competitor has yet to respond, itself making one of the greatest comebacks in TV history.


Other Tenth Season highlights include Towelie and Oprah Winfrey, an Al Gore visit, Dog whisperer send-up, World Of Warcraft videogame send-up, censored Muslim show, two-parter with Cartman using cryogenic freezing to get a Nintendo Wii, Halloween and hockey shows.


The Eleventh Season includes shows dealing with the “N” word, an anti-Gay Christian camp, lice breakout, Easter show, homeless as zombies, send up of Guitar Hero, a few gross shows and a three-parter that was previously released as the straight-to-DVD feature Imaginationland, which we previously covered at this link:





Needless to say the show has not lost any of its edge in this transition.



The 1.33 X 1 image is soft at times in each show and has it share of aliasing errors here and there, but the color is good and consistent for such oversimplified animation.  Wonder how the show will be in HD?  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo is also good and well recorded, though there are no surrounds.  Extras on both are simply more of creators Trey Parker & Matt Stone’s funny mini-commentaries, though the box illustrations are always amusing.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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