Shelley Gammon | Kaufman, Texas USA | 07/04/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Like all "South Park" shows, there is always at least one scene that is so offensive, I feel like I have to pray after seeing it, and there is always at least one scene that has me gasping from air because I have laughed so hard, I feel like my kidneys are going to fail.All four episodes are funny, but to me, they're all a little too gross to watch over and over again, with the exception of "Roger Ebert Should Lay off the Fatty Foods" which is really in no way about Roger Ebert, but about a crazy visit to the planetarium. Absolutely drop-dead funny.I have given this DVD a less than perfect rating because the lengthy skits by Matt Stone and Trey Parker can not be skipped, you have to fast-forward through them to get to the episode. Seeing them once is ok, but enough already! The introductions by Trey & Matt are supposed to be "bonus material" on the DVD, but they're forced self-angrandizement. You should be able to go from episode to episode without having to endure these skits by the creators over and over again. They're uncomfortably long and weird. While they are clever, not all SP fans want to sit through that stuff over and over. A definite plus for the thorough closed captioning which helps me understand what is being said half the time."
Another solid DVD South Park Collection
Olaf the Bear | Seattle, WA | 02/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"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...(oh, and i forgot to mention this in my earlier reviews, but i guess better late than never: The commentary before each episode by Matt and Trey are priceless. Very funny stuff.)Chef's Salty Chocolate Balls: Ol' Robert Redford must not be too happy about this episode, but it certainly shows some people how commercialized things have gotten at those film festivals (which Matt and Trey probably know a bit about). I still can't believe this episode aired, because it really must have tested how far the censors would go.Chickenpox: The two alternate stories are a.) the kids are made by their parents to get chickenpox by hanging around each other and b.) the income disparity between Kyle and Kenny's dads.Roger Ebert should Lay off the fatty foods: The man running the Planet-arium is trying to brainwash the kids into volunteer work and Cartman is trying to get to be the Cheesy Poofs spokeskid. No, it's not much more exciting than what I just described, sorry.Clubhouses: This was a pretty funny episode dealing with rivalry amongst friends and divorce. Stan's parents split, and the show really takes a stance on peering into the child's viewpoint... albeit a skewed one. It's funny though, and if you don't know what DVDA is on that girl's shirt... go get Orgasmo, the movie Matt and Trey made before Southpark."
Glock! Glock! You know what I'm sayin'?
Zagnorch | Terra, Sol System | 03/11/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I loved "Chef's salty choc-" well, you know- along with the return of America's most-beloved bowel movement, Mister Hanky as he & the kids attempt to derail the First Annual South Park Film Festival. And they manage to succeed- in one of SP's most disgusting spectacles ever. "Chicken Pox" had its fair share of sick scenes, even if the death of Kenny in this one is rather unspectacular. And "Roger Ebert", aside from doing a not-half-bad take-off of a classic Star Trek episode, gives you further insight into the life and times of the selfish, heartless eight-year-old glory hound that is Eric Cartman as he forces his way into starring in a "Cheesy Poofs" commercial.But my favorite out of all the eppies on this disc is "Clubhouses", especially the moments where the kids are watching the "Fat Abbot" cartoons. Leave it up to the South Park team to turn Fat Albert & the Cosby Kids from wholesome providers of wisdom for the young'uns into ebonics-spouting gangsta overlords of the 'hood. Even though each of the three "Fat Abbot" segments only last for about several seconds, I found them to be funnier than most "Def Comedy Jam" acts I've seen. After taking a look at this show, I think you'll agree with Kyle's statement that "cartoons are getting really dirty!" Stan's coping with his parents' breakup and (temporary) divorce has its precious moments as well. And don't forget to look for a subliminal plug for Trey & Matt's band DVDA in this show.I'm probably one of the few people who kinda like Trey & Matt's live intro bumpers, but they're really only enjoyable the first couple of times around. Like most of my fellow SP compatriots, nowadays I just fast-forward through them to get to the show. And the show is where the REAL fun begins!'Late!"
These old DVDs stop before season 2 ends!
Purchaser Magoo | Portland, OR USA | 10/20/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"These are good DVDs and they are cheap, they get all the way through the 1st season (Vol. 4 has the final season 1 episode and goes all the way to Ike's Wee Wee.) The final disc in the old South Park DVDs is volume 6 which stops at "Clubhouses." Below is the tracklisting of season 2:
201. Not without my anus
202. Cartman's mom is still a dirty slut
203. chicken lover
204. ike's wee wee
205. conjoiend fetus lady
206. the mexican staring frog of sourthern sri lunka
207. city on the edge forever (a.k.a flashbacks)
208. summer sucks
209. Chef's salty chocolate balls
211. rodger ebert should lay off the fatty foods
**END OF THE OLD SOUTH PARK DVDs**
213. cow day's
214. chef aid
215. spooky fish
216. merry christmas charlie manson
218. prehistoric ice man
You can get "Chef Aid" on "The Chef Experience" and you can get "Gnomes" on "Ghouls, Ghost and Underpants Gnomes", I think "Spooky Fish" is on there too. "Merry Christmas, Charlie Manson" is on the "Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics" DVD. The only problem is you have to keep buying because those DVDs are out of order and give you episodes from other season. South Park needs to release Vol. 7 (maybe even an 8) to finish the second season. THEY KILLED THE OLD DVDS' GREATNESS, THOSE *******S!"