South Park

Season 14 Episode 3

Medicinal Fried Chicken

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Mar 31, 2010 on Comedy Central
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The new state law in Colorado says it's ok to smoke marijuana if you have a doctor's note. So Randy decides he's going to be the first in line for some, except without anything wrong with him, he's turned away and must come up with a medical malady to get his hands on the drug. Meanwhile, Cartman will do anything to get his beloved fried chicken restaurant back.moreless

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  • What do we want? Bigger doors. Where do we want 'em? Weed stores!!

    7.0
    The episode was damn good. It was. It just wasn't funny!! As regards to the story telling & the humor, the episode was great. But it didn't feel like it was supposed to be funny. Randy was hilarious as usual, he got a few smiles outta me. Cartman was funny as well. But there was nothing "LOL"ing about the episode, and that's bad for a South Park episode. The idea of medicinal Marijuana itself is so damn stupid to make fun of!! The "Medicinal Marijuana" phrase itself is too funny to be true.

    As an overall, the episode was good. Not funny, just good. And it reminded me of the old-school South Park. It's an improvement over the past two episodes but still quiet not there yet.moreless
  • Cartman wants to get KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) back when it closed down and became a medicinal marijuana store

    10
    The new state law in Colorado says it's ok to smoke marijuana if you have a doctor's note. So Randy decides he's going to be the first in line for some, except without anything wrong with him, he's turned away and must come up with a medical malady to get his hands on the drug. Meanwhile, Cartman will do anything to get his beloved fried chicken restaurant back. I don't watch "South Park" a lot and I've only seen like maybe episodes of it and that's pretty much it. The three episodes I watched really weren't that good to me. Anyways, I wanted to try and get in this show so I wanted to start off by watching this episode of Netflix. I laughed so hard watching this episode... like all the way through such as Randy faking that he has stomachache and the coach says "It seems like you have a stomachache every time you have this class", Cartman shouting "KFC" after PE class was over, Cartman getting angry by saying "Dude, what the f***, what the f***" after seeing that KFC is now a medical marijuana store, Randy wanting to buy marijuana but must get a doctor's prescription, Randy trying to get himself cancer so he can buy the weed, Randy's balls being gigantic and bouncing around town with them, Randy and his fiends bouncing around town in their gigantic balls, and many more. I admit that the storyline was clever and the it was KFC made me even more clever and better. I know that if KFC was no longer legal in the state of Texas... I would be disappointed as well since I love that place and it's my favorite chicken place to eat at. Overall, a hilarious episode of "South Park"... I'll watch more episodes of this show on Netflix soon. 10/10moreless
  • worst episode of the season so far

    7.0
    and i cannot believe they did not blur out those balls. maybe because i am a man and found this episode hard to watch because i imagine my balls hurting, but i like the message it sends in this episode about medicinal mary. California is going to put the legalization on their ballot this year and we can only hope it passes and passes with out federal intervention. The legnths some people will go for to smoke was to show how far we shouldnt have to go. and if the govt illegalized anything they wanted, like fried chicken, thats how it would happen/moreless
  • A Season 14 classic

    10
    This is South Park at it's absolute finest/bizarre. Randy takes the boys to KFC, only to discover it's been banned and in place of it is a medicinal marijuana store. Needing a physicians reference in order to purchase the weed, he gives himself testicular cancer, making his scrotum of an enormous size. Getting around with a wheelbarrow full of balls, he's free to smoke weed whenever and wherever, amking every other guy in town get the same idea. Cartmans story of the banned KFC is great as well, with it adopting a part of the story from Scarface. Fantastic episode, it's so wacky, but how can you not love Randy and 10 other men hopping around on their enlarged testicles? Modern classic of South Park.moreless
  • When South Park's KFC is closed down and a store selling marijuana opens up in its place, Randy deliberately gets testicular cancer to get a doctor's referral, while Cartman becomes involved with an illegal KFC cartel. A classic episode...moreless

    10
    Wow, where to start. This episode totally blew me away!

    Since the start of the season, I've been wishing for a decent Randy episode and a decent Cartman episode (and hey, I wish for that at the start of every season!) – here I get both at once. And boy, what an episode.



    This is classic 'South Park' – crude and vulgar, but well written and executed, with a great story.



    After being pretty much a secondary character in the early days of Randy has become such a great character in recent years – none more so that with season 11's classic 'With Apologies to Jesse Jackson', and this episode continues with that tradition. In fact, I'd say it rivals 'With Apologies...' as possibly Randy's greatest episode to date.



    The Cartman thread is also very good. Of course, we've had MANY classic Cartman stories over the years, so this one doesn't stand out as much as Randy's story, but even so, it is great Cartman, and adds to an already excellent episode.



    Also, it was really nice to see some characters we haven't seen in ages – Officer Barbrady, Jimbo and Ned, and a cameo from the Mayor. The episode only has brief appearances from Kyle and Kenny at the very beginning, and only a little Stan (and no Butters) but this didn't matter at all – in fact, I barely noticed it.



    Then there were the continual digs about the Pope covering up for paedophiles; never let it be said that the makers of 'South Park' are afraid to say exactly what the think about a subject!



    Things tie up in a typically twisted but pleasing manner, concluding what has to be one of the very best 'South Park's of recent years.



    I gave last week's enjoyable 'The Tale of Scrotie McBoogerballs' top marks, and 'Medicinal Fried Chicken' makes it a solid 10 from me two weeks in a row. After opening with the disappointing 'Sexual Healing', it really looks as if season 14 is really on the up – which looks good news for the 200th episode in two weeks time!moreless
Trey Parker

Trey Parker

Voice of Stan Marsh; Eric Theodore Cartman; Randy Marsh; Mr. Garrison

Matt Stone

Matt Stone

Voice of Kyle Broflovski; Kenny McKormick; Leopold 'Butters' Stotch; Gerald Broflovski

Mona Marshall

Mona Marshall

Voice of Sheila Broflovski; Various Other Females

April Stewart

April Stewart

Voice of Liane Cartman; Principal Victoria; Sharon Marsh; Wendy Testaburger; Various Other Females

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