You suppose you’ve aged so much through the pandemic? You’ve received nothing on the boys — sorry, make that males — of South Park, who reunite underneath tragic circumstances within the new Post COVID particular, now streaming on Paramount+.
The hourlong occasion picks up far into the longer term, a long time after the present’s core 4 have stopped talking to 1 one other. Stan, now a web based whiskey marketing consultant in a relationship with a holographic Alexa, is surprised to obtain a telephone name from Kyle, who informs his elementary faculty pal that Kenny McCormick… is lifeless. Like, for actual this time.
News of Kenny’s loss of life impacts everybody who knew him, together with Jimmy, who’s now a late-night speak present host — as comedians named Jimmy are wont to do. The newly topped “king of woke comedy” is so distraught by the information, he cancels on his scheduled visitor, none apart from “First Lady Tom Kardashian.” (Am I the one one upset that we didn’t get to satisfy Tom?)
All of the same old suspects descend upon South Park for Kenny’s funeral, together with Cartman, whose obvious conversion to Judaism doesn’t sit properly with Kyle. And are you able to blame him? He’s possible traumatized from all these years of antisemitic bullying at Cartman’s mitten-covered fingers. (Speaking of Cartman’s iconic look, turning his hat right into a yarmulke was a stroke of genius.)
But the extra everybody talks about Kenny, who apparently grew as much as turn into a celebrated millionaire scientist, the extra it begins to appear to be his loss of life was no accident. The gang concludes that Kenny will need to have been killed whereas investigating the origin of the coronavirus, a thriller which deepens when Stan discovers that his analysis leads again to Tegridy Farms.
Kenny’s on-record reason behind loss of life is a brand new pressure of the coronavirus referred to as COVID Delta+ Rewards variant, and since one citizen in South Park is revealed to be unvaccinated (solution to go, Clyde!), everyone seems to be compelled to quarantine inside the city limits. There’s a fairly superb second the place Clyde explains that he doesn’t wish to get vaccinated as a result of he’s allergic to shellfish, so if somebody who makes the vaccines occurred to have not too long ago eaten shellfish, it will be dangerous. “It’s a general sense of shellfish-ness,” he says. (Get it?)
Stan confronts Randy on the Shady Acres Retirement Community, however his dad isn’t precisely thrilled to see him, as he blames Stan for each Sharon and Shelly’s loss of life. Apparently Stan’s dad and mom wished a divorce after the pandemic, and since the farm was a serious supply of their battle, Stan determined to burn it down… unaware that Shelly was within the barn. As for Sharon, she couldn’t deal with her daughter’s loss of life, so she shot herself.
Randy later comes clear to Stan in regards to the origins of the coronavirus — full together with his back-alley pangolin intercourse, which I had lastly purged from my mind — however he makes an attempt to spin it into being China’s fault, all a part of their plan to rob America of its tegridy. (“Space Jam 2 came out, and we all just kind of… gave up. We lost our tegridy, and it was all by design. They needed us to lose it.”)
Stan meets up with everybody else on the hospital, the place they deduce that Kenny has hidden a flash drive with very important info up his butt, which they reluctantly retrieve. A video on the flash drive reveals that not solely was Kenny trying to journey again in time to forestall the pandemic from occurring, however he additionally blames the collapse of society on his “three d–khead friends, Stan, Kyle and Cartman.” He claims they “ruined everything when they let COVID break up their friendship and become argumentative, combative, pessimistic a–holes.”
“Let’s face it, guys, we killed Kenny,” they deduce after reflecting on how they misplaced their sense of enjoyable and humorousness. The pandemic was a check, and so they failed.
The episode ends with a return to South Park Mental Asylum Plus, the place Kenny’s right-hand man “Victor Chaws” is being held. But it isn’t till we see the title tag on his door that we notice it isn’t Victor “Chaws.” It’s Victor Chaos. (You know, I used to be questioning the place Butters has been!)
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