‘South Park: Broadway Bro Down’ Review

That’s what I’m talking about! Broadway Bro Down was a genius episode of South Park. It is easily the best episode of the season.

The plot had to do with the supposed subtext of Broadway shows that makes women give men blowjobs after the show. Turns out that several major, known to be homosexual, writers for Broadway shows are actually “bros” who just like getting blowjobs. This is a hysterical concept and shows how many of the viewers, and possibly Stone and Parker themselves, feel about Broadway shows and taking dates to them. This is of course ironic as the two of them have their own Broadway show, which gets a hilarious reference.

An interesting aspect of this episode was the lack of children. Stan shows up for only one scene as we watch him and his sister deal with their vegan babysitters. Stan is so well grounded in this scene was he expresses how many people feel about vegans who feel the need to shove it in your face during every meal. Other than that though, there was no Cartman harassing Stan, no Kenny being poor jokes, and no Butters. While all these things are great parts of the show, having an episode this good without all of those things makes it extra commendable.

There were so many great moments in this episode that I cannot list them all. I loved the not-so-subtle blowjob song that Randy wrote. The “bro off” was another brilliant moment. However, the part that had me in stitches more than I have been with this show in a long time was Randy dressing up as Spider-man and destroying the set of Wicked. The irony that Spider-man ruins Broadway was just so perfect and seeing Randy kick the performers on stage and wreck the show was an amazing way to end the episode.

Broadway Bro Down is not only the best episode of the season so far, but it is also a future classic that fans of the show will watch over and over again. (9.5/10)

photo credit: http://www.southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s15e11-broadway-bro-down

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~ by mattsmoviethoughts on October 27, 2011.

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