With "T.M.I.," size does matter - South Park review

(S1504) A week after the class has its yearly physical, Cartman is enraged to find out that in the hallway the school has posted everyone's penis length. And to correct this injustice, Cartman decides that he must re-measure the entire class and post the correct sizes.

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After posting the information and showing everyone that he has the smallest one in the bunch, he is called into the principal’s office and finds out that what had originally been posted in the hall was how much each person had grown in height. Since Eric is constantly flying off the handle and making rash judgments time and time again, he ends up being sent to anger management classes.

Cartman’s anger management group consists of the owner of City Wok, a Tea Party member, one of the Goth Kids, and a wannabe hip-hop teen. And while he learns how to deal with his issues, Randy Marsh uses his scientific expertise to teach the children how to accurately measure themselves using an incredibly complicated mathematical formula, a scale and a protractor.

Even after 15 seasons it's shocking to see how current this show can be and how quickly they can create an episode. The opening scene is a commentary on the Arnold Schwarzenegger love child story that was announced just a few days prior to the airing. It's quite common to see a show produced within a couple of weeks and feel quite relevant, but this turn aound is fast even by South Park standards.

The basic plot for this episode is pretty simple, but just because it’s simple doesn’t make it any less funny. Granted that most of the humor is about penises, but it’s taken to the extreme and looked at in every imaginable angle, as is customary with a South Park episode. The basic message of the show is that size does matter, at least to the men.

By Todd Karella

About the author

After doing a few film reviews during an internship with the L.A. Times Todd learned how much he enjoyed it. He has written articles for the Daily Pilot, Blog Critics and is a former member of the Masked Movie Snobs.

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On: Friday, May 20, 2011
Eric - TV Geek Army "Revered Leader" said:

Todd, even just reading the description of the episode I was laughing !


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