‘South Park: A History Channel Thanksgiving’ Review
It all started with the boys watching the History Channel to complete a report on Thanksgiving. Parker and Stone decided to rip on how ridiculous and non-historical they have become. The History Channel was showing a special on alien presence at the first Thanksgiving. Before they knew it, the boys were in the biggest conspiracy surrounding the holiday ever.
So where did the episode go from here? Thor. A pilgrim, who had more than a little resemblance to Chris Hemsworth, ended up being exiled to Earth and hit by a truck driven by Natalie Portman. All the parodies of one of last summer’s biggest comic book movies were hysterical. I also loved the quick jab at Green Lantern.
Eventually the boys ended up trying to help the pilgrim get back to his planet, as was the History Channel. The key ended up being Natalie Portman, who needed open her “wormhole” to send the pilgrim back to his home world. The visual of this behind Plymouth Rock and the overly cute moments with Natalie Portman that came before it were brilliant.
This ended up being one of the funniest episodes of the season. It didn’t comment on any issues, besides the programming on the History Channel. This was a nice change of pace from episodes that commented on Occupy Wall Street or South Park itself. Look out for next week’s review of the season finale as well as the season as a whole! (9/10)