South Park

Season 15 Episode 7

You're Getting Old (1)

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jun 08, 2011 on Comedy Central
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After Stan celebrates his 10th birthday, he begins to see everything differently. The other boys think he's become a major buzz-kill and start to avoid hanging out with him. When Stan and Kyle have a major blow up, the very fabric of South Park begins to unravel.moreless

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  • south park season 15 episode 7 you're getting old

    10
    This episode blew me away......maybe I am seeing too much....but....First of all the cultural references to the lame movies that otherwise talented actors are putting out there and the contemporary music that all sounds the same are funny. Yes they repeat the sh*t analogy ALOT.....but when you are VERY cynical and bitter towards life......that is pretty much what you see and hear coming from everyone and everything all the time....me cynical? But in reading other reviews, no one has mentioned the reference to Ground Hog Day and one of its lessons.....doing it over and over until you get it right or you cannot affect anything in this world/make a positive impact in this world until you change YOUR ATTITUDE/ACTIONS. No one has mentioned the obvious yet interesting interjection of the matrix (alcohol is the magic solution for him to see the ROSY REAL? world) and his diagnosis of aspberger's (a seemingly catch all syndrome for people that are not very good in social situations). Then, I agree, the end - with landslide - very sad - definitely feeling forced to confront age and change. What form I don't know.moreless
  • This is the End Beautiful Friend

    9.5
    This episode was running at about a 7 for me until the fantastic ending. The story begins with Stan who is having his tenth birthday. The stuff with Cartman is pretty funny, and it is made funnier by the fact that some families actually do this (although it's usually with siblings and not friends). The stuff that's mocking modern music ranges from funny to repetitive. The mock film trailers and the jab at The Zookeeper (reheated sh*t) are really funny, especially if you hate the type of film they are mocking. Some of the jokes do get repetitive, and I personally didn't find Randy's stage persona to be funny. The end really brings it home. The last few minutes change South Park forever, and make this episode arguably the saddest episode of South Park. I take the ending to mean that we have seen the end of an era, and possibly the beginning of a new era. Given the cynicism of the episode (I interpret the speech by Sharon about how repetitive everything has become to be a not so subtle jab at the show itself) it seems that this could really be the last season of South Park. In any case the last few minutes redeemed this episode, and I eagerly await the next one.moreless
  • It had a cliffhanger,but a great episode though.

    10
    South Park is not ending yet,but this was a great episode. However,the Show's creators decided to leave us with a cliffhanger again. It starts off at Stan's birthday as he's opening presents. And Cartman gets presents too,because whenever someone opens a present,Cartman gets one too or else he'll throw a tantrum.Now,I'm mad by this fact.In HumanCentiPad,His mom stood up to him,but not now.Stan gets a CD for a new music genre called Tween Wave. But his mom takes it away because she hates it. Randy tries to talk her out of it,but ends up liking the CD. The parents ban it like a bunch of Soccermoms and try to get their kids to like The Police,but even the kids call it junk. Sigh,kids these days.Then,Stan decides to listen to it at night. But he starts to call it (beep),But his friends don't believe him.He visits the doctor and learns that everything he sees his poop. Meanwhile,Randy starts his own tween wave music,but when the mom finds out,she gets very mad at him. Meanwhile,Stan sees everything as poop:ice cream,flowers and previews. Then,he promises not to complain about the poop when he goes to the movies. But when he sees trailers for a Mr Popper's Penguins spoof or a bad Adam Sandler movie,his friends walk away and don't want to hang out with him.But things get worse. Randy admits to the mom that he's unhappy,so is she.So then it cuts to a sad montage of Stan moving and Kyle and Cartman playing video games.But then it shows Stan staring at the roof and that's it.No really that's all of the episode.What about the story?Are the parents divorced?Is Stan done with Kyle and Cartman?Why am I asking so many questions?Because there were a lot of plot holes missing at the end?Trey Stone and Matt Parker decided to just end the episode like the horrible Stanley's Cup episode with the boy dying and that's it. There were a few funny moments in it like Randy playing his on Tween Wave music and the trailers in the X-Men:First Class movie,but that was it. Why end the episode like that?It's just a huge cliffhanger at the ending.It just ended like how the Sorpranos ended:Cutting to a black scene.Thank god,this isn't the last episode of South Park,but really,Trey and Matt,make a better ending than that stupid Stanley's Cup episode. And don't end the show like this.So this review is basically 413 words long.My longest review ever to be made. Awesome.moreless
  • Can You Say, "Cliffhanger?"

    10
    This is one episode that might change South Park forever. In it, Stan celebrates his tenth birthday, but he sees nothing to enjoy after it as he soon turns into a very cynical jerk who is unable to see anything good about anything. His mother has the very same attitude, and it soon leads to what could be the end of her marriage. Stan becomes such a killjoy that none of his friends want anything to do with him, and the feeling is mutual. Even Eric Cartman seems to have changed as he seems to show signs of turnning over a new leaf when he becomes the new best friend of Kyle of all people. I would like to say that this is a wonderful episode, and I can harly with for Fall to see the conclusion. I give it a perfect 10.moreless
  • It's a cliffhanger, it's sad and it's not even very humorous but it does what it was trying to and that's what makes it easily the best episode of the season and one of the best in the past two or three years.moreless

    9.0
    Like I said, this episode isn't very funny compared to what SP usually is (or at least tries to be with some of the newer episodes) but don't make the mistake of this being a totally humorless episode. Their is some pretty good humor in here and every time they do make a joke it's always funny, not the hit or miss like lots of the other seasons episodes. But what makes this episode so good is that it is filled with emotion. I know it sounds weird with the reputation South Park has earned but this is one of the most emotional episodes in a TV show I have ever seen. Without trying to spoil anything it reflects on something we all have gone through, growing up. It shows that even out favorite little group of mischief causing, foul mouthed friends will have to go through it just like us. It's sad to see them start to change and in such an accurate way, the change that starts with the characters doesn't seem forced and it feels natural, almost like it's supposed to be this way. Honestly, don't hide your emotions and you'll have more tears than laughs by the end of this episode I guaranteeit.moreless
Matt Stone

Matt Stone

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

Trey Parker

Trey Parker

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

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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