South Park – Season 15
The fifteenth season of South Park again contains fourteen episodes in which Kyle, Kenny, Stan and Cartman get into all kinds of absurd situations, one being even more ridiculous than the other.
This season starts off really great with “HumanCentiPad”. Kyle is forced to take part in Steve Jobs’ latest project after agreeing with iTunes’ latest end user agreement without reading it, while Cartman is so upset with his mom for not giving him an iPad that he accuses her of fucking him. And you can imagine what the result of that will be
The following episodes include the Germans being upset for having been voted the least funny people in the world that they create a robot that becomes the best comedian in the world, Ike going on a quest to find the Canadian princess that was kidnapped on her wedding day, Cartman getting into anger management class, Cartman starting up the Crack Baby Athletic Association, a war between City Wok and the newly opened City Sushi which also unveils a dark secret about City Wok’s owner Kim, and Stan suddenly realising the things he found to be fun aren’t anymore.
Then we see Cartman getting incredibly succesful with hamburger sales, Butters becoming the inspirational leader of Mexico, a rat spreading dirty secrets about the inhabitants of South Park, Randy discovering the advantages of going to a musical with your wife, another dark secret from Cartman getting revealed, and Stan and Kyle becoming acknowledged as experts by the History Channel regarding Thanksgiving.
Unfortunately, the first episode of the season is so great that the rest doesn’t quite manage to keep up. It isn’t until the last episode (The Poor Kid) that the level of comedy reaches a similar height again. But what a final episode! Kenny’s parents get arrested, resulting in Kenny getting sent to foster parents and Cartman becoming the poorest kid in school. Just like HumanCentiPad it has Cartman going berserk, but adds to that some of the classic scenes we know and have gotten to love from South Park.
All in all, season 15 lacks consistency when it comes to pure comedy, but the start and ending are so great that this makes up for the mediocre remainder of the episodes.
The technical quality is the same as with the previous seasons so nothing special to be said about that. As extras we get some audio commentary tracks, deleted scenes and a Behind the Scenes of “City Sushi” which I personally found to be one of the least episodes of the season.