You think it was you Did you get too old during the pandemic? You don’t have anything on boys – sorry, make these guys – from South Park, who meet under tragic circumstances in the new after COVID Special, now streaming on Paramount+.
The hour-long event begins far in the future, decades after the show’s main four stopped talking to each other. Stan, who is now an online whiskey consultant in a relationship with holographic Alexa, is surprised to receive a phone call from Kyle, who tells his elementary school classmate that Kenny McCormick…is dead. Like, really this time.
News of Kenny’s death affects everyone who knew him, including Jimmy, who is now a late-night talk show host — as will comedians called Jimmy. The newly crowned “King of Comedy Awake” is so stunned by the news that he has canceled his scheduled guest, with the exception of “First Lady Tom Kardashian.” (Am I the only one frustrated that we couldn’t meet Tom?)
All the usual suspects descend on South Park for Kenny’s funeral, including Cartman, whose apparent conversion to Judaism does not correspond to Kyle’s. And can you blame him? It’s possible that he was traumatized by all those years of antisemitic bullying at Cartman’s gloved hands. (Speaking of Cartman’s iconic look, turning his hat into yarmulke was a stroke of genius.)
But the more everyone talked about Kenny, who apparently grew up to be a world famous millionaire, the more it seemed like his death wasn’t a coincidence. The gang concludes that Kenny must have been killed while investigating the origins of the coronavirus, a mystery that deepens when Stan discovers his research belongs to Tigredi Farms.
Kenny’s registered cause of death is a new strain of coronavirus called the COVID Delta + Rewards variant, and since one South Park citizen has been revealed to be unvaccinated (way to go, Clyde!), everyone is forced to self-quarantine within city limits. There’s a very surprising moment where Clyde makes it clear that he doesn’t want to be vaccinated because he is allergic to shellfish, so if someone who made the vaccines had eaten shellfish recently, that would be bad. “It’s a general sense of psoriasis,” he says. (get it?)
Stan confronts Randy at the Shady Acres retirement community, but his father isn’t happy to see him, as he blames Stan on both Sharon And Chile’s death. Apparently Stan’s parents wanted a divorce after the pandemic, and because the farm was a major source of conflict between them, Stan decided to burn it down… unaware that Shelley was in the barn. As for Sharon, she could not bear the death of her daughter, so she shot herself.
Later, Randy gets clean to Stan about the origins of the coronavirus – complete with sex with a pangolin in the back alley, which I’ve been having finally Mentally clearing – but trying to turn it into China’s fault, and it’s all part of their plan to steal America from Tigrady. (“Space Jam 2 came out, and we all kind of… gave up. We lost Tigris, and it was all by design. need We have to lose him. “)
Stan meets everyone else at the hospital, where they deduce that Kenny has hidden a flash drive containing vital information in his ass, which they reluctantly retrieve. A flash drive video reveals that Kenny was not only trying to travel back in time to prevent an epidemic, but he also blames his “three friends, Stan, Kyle and Cartman” for the collapse of society. He claims that they “destroyed everything when they allowed COVID to break up their friendship and became polemical, combative, and pessimistic.”
“Let’s face it, guys, we They killed Kenny,” they concluded after thinking about how they had lost their sense of humor and sense of humor. The pandemic was a test, and they failed.
The episode ends with a return to the South Park Mental Asylum Plus, where the right hand of Kenny “Victor Chaws” is held. But we didn’t realize he wasn’t Victor “Chaus” until we saw the name card on his door. It’s Victor Chaos. (You know, I was wondering where the butter was!)
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