South Park

Season 14 Episode 2

The Tale of Scrotie McBoogerballs

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Mar 24, 2010 on Comedy Central
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When the boys are allowed to read a banned book in their class, it inspires them to write their own masterpiece. But it isn't long before Stan's mom finds out and the boys have to work fast to stay out of trouble.

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  • When the boys write a disgusting book, they give Butters the credit.

    3.0
    The last time I can remember South Park being truely funny, was Imaginationland. That was SEASONS ago. Last season was disappointing, and now, I've been discouraged once again. I honestly don't know how long South Park is going to last. Don't get me wrong, I completely love SP, and have since season one, but this season is not at all what SP is really about. It is dry and I feel like they have run completely out of ideas. There is a strong and hardcore fanbase out there who lives for this show. I just wish Matt & Trey would bring back the originality and honest hilarity of the early seasons. Those seasons are what drew me to this show. The Tale of Scrotie McBoogerballs had nothing to do with the antics of the main foursome. What we want is to see the boys go on a great adventure, or SOMETHING. Seeing everyone puke while reading a book was not funny. It's sad, but I'm quickly losing faith in this show, something I never thought would happen. Hopefully sooner, rather than later, SP will redeem itself.moreless
  • superb

    9.0
    The boys are excited to get to read "Catcher in the Rye", especially after learning of the controversy behind it, but the boys feel they were tricked into reading a book, because they did not find it bad at all. So, they write their own book, which they make as disgusting and vulgar as possible. But, they fear they will get in trouble when their parents find out. So, they blame it on Butters, and to their surprise, the reception to the book is very popular. What will the boys do?



    Good episode, if the episode had anything wrong with it, it would probably be the amount of vomit scenes. I mean, did we really need to see people vomit that many times? It was well established that the book was gross in content, so we really did not need to see so many people vomiting. But the rest of the episode was pretty good. B+moreless
  • After being disappointed reading the controversial 'Catcher in the Rye', the boys write their own, disgusting book. When Stan's mother finds it, they blame it on Butters – but the book quickly becomes hailed a literary classic. I really liked this one...moreless

    10
    After last week's season opener, the watchable but ultimately disappointing 'Sexual Healing', I'm glad to say that 'South Park' is back on form with this wonderful episode.



    The preview synopsis was slightly misleading, suggesting that most of the episode would involve the boys trying to explain their obscene book (the 'The Tale of Scrotie McBoogerballs' of the episode title) to Stan's mom Sharon. While this did feature early in the plot, ultimately the story went past that.



    On paper, this episode actually looks like a re-working of last season's fan favourite 'Fishsticks' – both involve a person (in this case, people) coming up with something hugely popular, and someone else taking the credit. But while it may appear to be a reworking, 'Scrotie...' has enough original gags to make it a top-notch episode.



    I liked nearly all of the jokes in this one (and finally I realise I'm not alone in wondering why people find Jessica Sarah Parker so "attractive"). The vomit was a bit overdone (similar has been done in 'Family Guy'), as was the vomit sequences being totally dragged out (again, 'Family Guy'), but mostly, it's been ages since a 'South Park' episode made me laugh so much.



    Great story, great Butters moments, and – even though we didn't see much of him – some good Randy moments too, and the story wrapped itself up at the end really nicely. I know they probably wanted to start the season by commenting on Tiger Woods, but in truth, 'Scrotie...' would have made a far better season premiere.



    I'm not sure if it's what Parker and Stone were going for, but I drew comparisons with the obscene book being hailed as a philosophical masterpiece, to the success of 'South Park' and other adult comedies. Some try to hail them as works of art with deep hidden meanings, but at the end of the day, they do it just 'cos being rude is funny!



    All-in-all, an excellent episode, and one I know I shall re-view many times. If Season 14 keeps up this quality (and hopefully has a decent Randy story soon), then I for one shall be very pleased.moreless
  • The boys decide to write their own really gross book after reading "Catch in the Rye" a once banned book in schools. When they think that they are going to get in trouble they blame it all on a gullible Butters who ends up a big hit nationwide.moreless

    9.5
    What a wonderful episode! The boys plan sort of backfired and Butter's became the big cheese as you might say. It was great to see Butter's be the winner for once.



    Scrotie McBoogerballs!!! What I really loved was all the ideas people got supposedly from the book. Basically after reading the bad book they gave it all sort of alliteration. The arguments were great. Then when Butters wrote the second book. That was even more fun. Especially when the boys supposed that he would be revealed!



    It really seems that the creators are willing to get more and more outrageous and I for one enjoyed this episode a great deal. Great job guys! Thanks for reading...moreless
  • Decent Episode

    8.0
    This episode is another butters centric, and while it's decent, I've seen a lot better than this. In this episode, Stan and the gang write the foulest story ever, after being disappointed by the lack of foulness in Catcher in the Rye. Then, the parents find it, so they blame Butters for writing it, but to their suprise they actually love it, and the boys try to take credit for it, but no one listens. Then, after Butters writes a second book, his books are deemed violent after they influence a man to kill the Kardashians ("The Phonies" lol.) There was a juvinile-like sense to this episode, and it worked overall. There were only 2 real problems I truly had with this episode and they were the repeated use of vommiting jokes, and repeated use of Sarah Jessica Parker jokes. Seriously, Matt and Trey: Vommit jokes? You said Family Guy was stupid humor, yet you use their jokes? The Sarah Jessica Parker joke was good at first, but again it was overused throughout the episode. Overall, Good but not great. 8/10 Bmoreless
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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