"Where My Country Gone?" Review - South Park S19 E02

After last week's disappointing season premiere, I was slightly afraid to watch this week's episode. Would the entire season be disappointing? Did South Park lose its magic? Quick answer: it didn't. "Where my country gone?" is what I love about South Park, and it is one of the best TV episodes I've seen in a while.

The first thing I noticed is the fact that last week's storylines had a mark in this episode, which is something South Park doesn't do often. The PC principal is still in charge, Randy is still a broski and Kyle is doing speeches on why Caitlyn Jenner is his hero. I hope they keep this up. An entire season in which every episode affects the overall story arc would be incredible.

One of the things I didn't like about last week episode is the fact that there wasn't a lot of dark humor. I felt like South Park wasn't being itself, but this episode is 100% authentic. South Park's version of Caitlyn is horrendous to say the least, people are getting fucked to death and we even got some Cosby jokes. This type of humour is what makes South Park so spectacular, so I'm glad they went all in with this one.

So what's this episode all about? Donald Trump running for president. More specifically, it talks about why he might be running for president and what might happen if he actually gets elected. The story is brilliantly told, so I won't spoil it just in case you still haven't watched the episode. What I can tell you, is that it's fucking hilarious.

In the episode, Mr. Garrison is South Park's version of Donald Trump. A bunch of Canadian immigrants arrive to town, and Garrison doesn't want them rolling around in American streets. His solution? Fuck all the immigrants to death and build a wall to keep the rest of them out. We get a bunch of twists and turns that I wasn't expecting, and they're all funny. This was the main storyline, and it was crazy good. I couldn't stop laughing. Garrison is the MVP of the episode. Also, there are Canadian jokes all over the place. And again, they're all funny.

Another thing I loved about this episode is the fact that even if I was laughing during the entire episode, there was a legitimate serious undertone. Three issues were tackled. First one: giving Trump support is not the best idea, and it might come back to bite us in the ass. Second one: some immigrants may not want to be in America, but the situation in their countries is so bad that they're left with no other choice. And last but not least: if you're ever with a girl, make sure you go for a hot Cosby. She could leave when you least expect it.

My only gripe with the episode? I wish the kids played a bigger part. Butters had a side story in which he tries to bang a Canadian girl, so he's fine. But the main cast didn't really do much. Kyle and Stan only had a couple of lines, Cartman made 1 or 2 Jew jokes and Kenny did nothing. Literally. While I'm sure they'll play a bigger part in future episodes, it's weird to see them as side characters.

The Good
- Hilarious
- Mr. Garrison MVP
- Dark Humor
- Serious Undertone

The Bad
- Kids Were Side Characters
Score: 9.5/10

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