Tonight on South Park (4/27)
I first became aware of the film The Human Centipede a few weeks ago, when my friends rented the film and decided to give me an in-depth summary of the lurid plot. While I won't go into detail, the gimmick of this film makes Saw look positively humane, and brings a lurch to my stomach every time I think about it. Unfortunately, I'll have to be thinking about it tonight, thanks to the season fifteen premiere of Comedy Central's South Park, which has been titled "HUMANCENTiPAD."
That's right: the digestive-tract-linking carnage of that b-movie horror film has been blended with the media's fixation with the new iPad 2 -- and Steve Jobs is the doctor with the most disgusting idea, with poor Kyle coming out on the short end of the stick. Here's the synopsis:
Kyle is intimately involved in the development of a revolutionary new product that is about to be launched by Apple. Meanwhile, Cartman does not even have a regular iPad yet. He blames his mother.
I can't imagine this episode not being one of South Park's ickiest, though we'll have to reserve the final judgment for when the episode airs tonight at 10/9c on Comedy Central. What comes after that is still up in the air, because South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker have been holding details of this season's episodes pretty close to the chest. In any case, it should be interesting to see how this season outdoes itself in terms of pure watercooler potential after tonight's "HUMANCENTiPAD."