Could it be . . . . surely not . . . . South Park have actually made an episode with something serious to say!?!?!
What's that you say??? Two episodes!!!????
I am of course referring to the episodes on series 15 of our most beloved animated series titled. . .
'Your Getting Old' and 'Ass Burgers'.
Despite being framed with an on-going joke involving copious amounts of feces being expelled from the characters mouths when they talk, these two episodes convey a surprising sense of mellon-collie and a feeling of sorrow that I did not think the creators of the show were even capable of!
The episodes still rely heavily on typical South Park jokes and ridiculous (yet always accurate) metaphors; however, serious issues such as divorce, growing apart from friends and depression are dealt with in a surprisingly gracious manner (fecal matter spewing from mouths aside). This new found maturity has, in my opinion at least, arrived at just the right time for South Park, just as each new serious is beginning to seem slightly more stale than the last.
Series 15 is not all about seriousness, maturity and sorrow however. Far from it.
'Human Centi-pad' is Classic South Park in all its disgusting, hilarious glory. A textbook example of South Park's ability to portray their own twisted view on current events and media.
'City Sushi', 'Broadway Bro-Down' and '1%' are all equally entertaining episodes which help to raise Series 15 head and shoulders above the previous collection from Matt and Trey.
In summary: Not quite back to their series 11 best, but certainly heading in the right direction, series 15 is an essential for all South Park fans, and indeed all fans of humor in general!
P.S- It is worth noting- episode 2, 'Funnybot' is possibly the worst episode of SP I have EVER seen.