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This review is from: South Park - Season 2 [DVD] (DVD)
After the iconic first season of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone had their work cut out to make a second season that was just as good. But they managed to maintain good form and the South Park Season Two DVD box set is a worthy purchase.
All eighteen episodes from the second season of the Comedy Central hit are here, starting with "Not Without My Anus," a special episode starring Canadians Terrence and Phillip. A lot of fans were angered when this episode first aired in he US, with everyone expecting the concluding part of the Cartman's Dad saga (Cartman's Mom Is Still A Dirty Slut). I don't know why they got upset. "Not Without My Anus" is a good episode with plenty of laughs.
"Chicken Lover" is an iconic episode with Cartman donning a Police Officer's uniform, a night stick and a new catchphrase "Respect my authoritah!" "City On The Edge Of Forever" (aka: Flashbacks) makes fun of flashback episodes common in TV shows. This episode has its own flashbacks, but not as you remembered them if you watched the first season.
If you're looking for familiar faces in the music industry then "Chef Aid" is just the episode for you. Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny put on a concert in the hope of raising a lot of money to get their friend Chef out of a jam. The likes of Sir Elton John and Meatloaf lend a helping hand to this epic concert.
The season ends with "Prehistoric Ice Man," where Stan and Kyle beat the living daylights out of each other over a man who has been frozen in ice since 1996! It also features an animal-loving Australian guy (clearly based on the late Steve Irwin) who likes to stick his thumb in places where the sun doesn't shine, and is an inspiration to Cartman. It's a very good episode and an ideal way to finish the season.
Season two does have a couple of downsides. It contains a couple of poor episodes, like "Chickenpox" which is lacking in laughs, and "Clubhouses" where Stan's parents have a pointless temporary breakup. The Extra's section only has one item, although it is a good one. The music video for Chef's song "Salty Chocolate Balls."
The South Park Season Two DVD is 5-star quality, and will nestle nicely next to your season one box set if you already have it.