Four more episodes from Comedy Central's animated sitcom South Park are included in the second volume of this series. In "An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig," a crazy, raunchy look at genetic cloning (as well as a parody of M... more »arlon Brando's embarrassing performance in The Island of Dr. Moreau), the boys try to win a science fair by mating Kyle's pet elephant with Cartman's pot-bellied pig. "Death" addresses both euthanasia and, self-consciously, offensive television. As Stan's 102-year-old grandfather tries to get someone to off him, South Park parents try to get their kids' favorite TV show--starring the farting, swearing duo Terrence and Phillip--tossed off the air. In "Pinkeye," the town finds itself in the midst of an epidemic of zombie-ism spawned by the mix of embalming fluid and Worcestershire sauce in the cadaver of the bundled, mumbling Kenny--who, for a change, dies at the beginning of the show. "Damien" has the makings of a classic, both for its boxing match between Jesus (of the public access, call-in show Jesus and Pals) and the 350-pound red Beelzebub as well as for the twisted and excessive celebration of Cartman's birthday. Viewers will find some of the funniest Cartman lines here. He basks in the attention his birthday brings by assigning out gifts to party invitees and stuffing himself with pie, cake, and ice cream, all provided by the eerily pleasant Mrs. Cartman, of course. --Karen Karleski« less
"I love South Park and this volume has some of the best episodes from the series. It contains the following episodes: An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig, Death, Pinkeye, and Damien. Pinkeye is a great Halloween episode and is my personal favorite. The DVD edition of this volume is the best because the picture and sound are superior. The Interactive menu is a also a great feature that allows you to jump right to the episode you want to see without fast-forwarding or rewinding which is necessary in the VHS edition. If you are a South Park fan you will love this volume, or if you aren't, buy it anyway!"
Probably the worst of the six original volumes, but still...
Olaf the Bear | Seattle, WA | 02/21/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"... very funny.Okay, well- I'm adding this part to all my South Park Reviews: For this price for four episodes, this is a great deal. I remember buying the VHS versions first (which are split up differently), and feeling I got ripped off on those once I saw how great these DVDs were. I'll review each individual episode the best I can remember now...An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig: I can't remember if this episode was supposed to coincide with the genetic cloning hoo hah that was going around the world at the time (Trey and Matt seem to like to do that...), but it introduces one of my favorite characters in south park - Mephesto, the evil geneticist. He pops in later for for the Cartman's Mom episodes, but he's still funny in this one. The kids are trying to come up with an unbeatable science project, so they decide they'll try to clone an elephant with a pig by making them fall for each other.Death: Stan's uncle makes me laugh. He wants to die. He wants to die really really bad, but he just can't die. Of course, this episode has, as you'd imagine, a lot about Kenny and his role with Death.Pinkeye: The first season's halloween episode, I believe. I always try to watch the holiday episodes around the coinciding season, but this one never seems to get me in the mood. Bleah. NOT my favorite episode... the town is zombified, even though everyone thinks they just have pinkeye.Damien: I sorta like the character Damien, regardless of his role with Hell. His father comes up to fight Jesus, which the last time I checked, is pretty blasphemus, especially given the events that occur in the episode. But hey, it's a comedy. Laugh a little. Oh, and speaking of- the Devil makes his first appearance, so if you've seen the movie, you might want to check this episode out for a little background information."
Masterful irreverent satire
Pieter | Johannesburg | 10/23/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was my first encounter with South Park and I have not been disappointed. For their science project, the urchins try to genetically cross an elephant with a pig, but the scientist at the South Park Genetic Engineering Lab tells them it could not be done. They therefore follow Plan B, mating the two animals. This is done with the help of the kindly chef who provides romantic soul music, and with lots of alcohol. There's even a cameo appearance by Elton John. Absolutely classic!
Then there is the euthanasia skid, which had me alternating between shock and roars of laughter as the 102 year old gentleman tries to get the kids to dispense with him. Amidst all the turmoil and tumult, the angel of death appears but instead of grandpa it goes for Kenny. At the same time the urchins' favourite TV programme, the coprophilic "Terrence and Philip," has drawn the attention of some South Park residents who go east to protest the show at network headquarters. This is a brilliant send-up of offensive TV but I quite enjoyed Terrence and Phillip as they blow off, swear and laugh about it. That's all they do! Later they appear in space suits doing the same things.
In Pinkeye, Kenny infects everyone with a Zombie virus. This one is good but not quite as side-splittingly funny as the first two. Damien is a send-up of The Omen and much more, classic stuff again, including Cartman's wild birthday party. The creators of the series, Matt and Trey, introduce each episode and that is also witty and charming. I cannot wait for the movie Team America: World Police, it's going to be something to remember. Discovering these lovable South Park urchins has been a revelation and a delight. The picture and sound quality of the DVD is superb. "
Howard S. Shubs | South Hadley, MA USA | 08/25/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD had me ROTFL. "Hey, you're the one who sawed him in half!" I wish it had been possible to access the episodes directly without having to go through the cheesy commentary. Perhaps the next group of DVDs could be organized better?"
Must have for techno-southpark junkies
Olaf the Bear | 11/24/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"DVD quality south park episodes can't be beat. Tired of seeing the Comedy Central logo in the corner? Sick of commercials? Hate borrowing your friends' pirated tape? Get superb sound and picture quality, along with interviews from the creators before each episode. With 4 episodes per DVD, you're not even paying $5/episode."