(S1512) I don't watch South Park on a regular basis. I have nothing against the show; in fact, I am a longtime fan. I find that when I catch the infrequent episode, I enjoy the show much more because I haven't been exposed to its extremes, thereby being immune to it's shocking nature. That being said, here's my review.
From the beginning, I was turned off by the comparison to the Occupy Wall Street protestors. Was the show an effort to educate junior high kids about the current political and financial climate? I doubt that. I generally dislike these kinds of episodes because they are light on jokes and heavy on message. As an old man and lifelong member of the 99% percent, I am pretty well-versed on what's going on with the Occupy movement and don't need it broken down for me. Ironically, what I could really use these days are some really funny fart jokes.
I suppose fat jokes will do, in a pinch. It's the base, mean-spirited humor that has always made me laugh on South Park. The disgustingly obese Michael Moore portrayal and Cartman's vilification for being a lazy fat ass are classic examples of funny South Park humor.
I really liked the two classes fighting each other and I hope it was the comment about the media's ridiculous coverage that I took it to be. It always seems that the show picks it's targets very carefully. Rather than just side with the protesters, Matt & Trey take it a step futrher and point out the bigger problems with the situation and the country in general.
I enjoyed this episode, as usual, but I really could have used more laughs. One thing, however, is certain. Cartman is a deranged psychopath who everyone should be afraid of.