South Park

Season 13 Episode 2

The Coon

5
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Mar 18, 2009 on Comedy Central
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  • Not your usual Superhero Parody episode.

    7.5
    Usually, with episodes such as these, I gripe about the lack of verbal comedy. In superhero parody episodes, the writers tend to get too caught up in the story and the action to remember to be funny. Then the episode starts to resemble an action show hiding behind a wall of spoof then a spoof show working with the action.

    "The Coon" does care about its story, but never forgets is comedic roots, ensuring that not 30 seconds goes by without a joke or gag. The action scenes appear to exist to set up jokes rather than the jokes existing as an excuse for the action. The inclusion of Professor Chaos was a nice touch as well, for fans (I believe) are more comfortable with a familiar character so they can more willingly accept the story into the South Park cannon (what's left of it with all the plot-holes generated by 13 years' running time).
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