'South Park': The Coon vs. Mysterion. These are dark times

Southpark_obama Last night’s South Park spoofed Watchmen, The Dark Knight, Spider-Man 3, and probably a bunch of other superhero movies I’m not Geek enough to have spotted. (Around here, that means I’m not cool enough. Oh, hamburgers!)

Dark Times wasn’t as life-changing for me as last week’s epic Jonas Brothers/purity rings season 13 premiere, but I cracked up at how "the wretched underbelly of society" translated to an outdoor storage facility (the makeshift headquarters for Professor Chaos and General Disarray — welcome back!), and the improvised Shepard Fairey poster of President Barack Obama with googly southparkian eyes. "He was supposed to change things. He didn’t." And the janky POSSIBLE SUSPECTS bulletin board grouping Cartman with Harvey Fierstein and Bruce Vilanch is today’s desktop pattern. I tiled this s—.

I don’t think we’re supposed to guess at the identity of Mysterion, whose question mark-on-a-spring headpiece sort of made me want to hug him instead of fear him. (Or her. Sorry Wendy.) But if I had to, my money’s on Stan, because we already know he thinks Kyle’s the smartest kid in class. Watch the full episode at South Park Studios, or press play below for the ep’s Watchmen-esque opening.


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  • woop

    did anybody catch that coon is a totally rascist term. “you boys sound like a couple of coons…”
    coon is slightly better that saying you know what.
    so, it’s perfect to say “these are *dark times*…” of course they are!!!
    totally hilarious.

  • mike

    Seriously? What was funny about that? What was even supposed to be funny about it? Was there a joke in there somewhere? I will never understand the appeal of that show.

  • inbredMike

    No mike you are supposed to unzip your pants first. THEN you will see the joke, I promise.

  • inbredmikes inbred brother

    der he’s right mikey, i din’ meen ta tell ‘em but we got ta talkin’ n’ it jus’ slipped’ out… saaaaarrrryyyyyyy

  • Brian

    “Everybody that seen Mysterion say yeah!”

  • fancypants

    ‘coon’ is a terrible racial slur (recall the scene from Forrest Gump w/ the historical footage of the first black students entering a white university in Alabama). i do not care for its use.

  • fancypants

    *the word was used by a racist white man upon seeing the black students

  • al chino

    fancy pants should get a life. To you everybody ‘s a racist

  • j&m

    ITS KENNY! LOOK AT THE HOOD! HES MYSTERION

  • Un Francais a Hollywood

    BUT WHO IS MYSTERION????

  • Liz

    I missed this episode….it used the word “COON”?! No seriously,that is almost as bad as the n-word. Gross. WTF, South Park?! You had me last week (and I’m a Jonas fan) but that’s some tacky BS.

  • dma69

    Dammit, I still can’t figure out who is Mysterion. Nice to see Professor Chaos and General Disarray again.

  • to al chino from fancypants

    you don’t know who the eff i am, so no use speculating. i don’t think everyone’s a racist, but i do recognize racist terms (such as ‘coon’), when they are used.

  • star

    Man I love southpark but I’m sadden of the use of the word coon. Its possible to make fun of balcks or any other race without being racist; damn I’m so disappointed in that episode to the point that I’m considering not watching south park anymore

  • star

    Man I love southpark but I’m sadden of the use of the word coon. Its possible to make fun of balcks or any other race without being racist; damn I’m so disappointed in that episode to the point that I’m considering not watching south park anymore

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