Friday, September 16, 2016

South Park deals with the NFL/anthem debacle, and it's sheer genius

The other night the world welcomed South Park back for its 20th season and a few days prior to the premiere the trailer leaked, indicating that Matt and Trey would address the issue of famous, filthy rich professional athletes refusing to honor our National Anthem prior to games. The world waited with bated breath to see how they would skewer the situation and we weren't disappointed.

And just for good measure they also tossed in a drive-by poke at the whole Ghostbusters 2016  fiasco as only they could, as Cartman is accused of claiming women can't be funny. With typical slimy Cartman insincerity, he hands various female classmates a mic during assembly asking them to be funny. They all refuse to even try, showing a total lack of sense of humor about the situation.

The Ghostbusters 2016 dig is also tied into the anthem storyline. The townspeople approach J.J. Abrams about writing a more inclusive, acceptable version of the anthem - I mean, rebooting the anthem.  Because if there's someone who knows how to reboot a beloved classic, maintaining and respecting what made the original so popular, while bringing in a whole new generation of characters and fans, it's J.J. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Abrams.

All of which led to this brilliant moment:

For our national anthem we now ask you all in solidarity
to please rise...or sit, or take a order to honor

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