South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut is a movie based on the hit TV show. And half the title is a penis joke. Most TV shows only get a movie after they’ve been cancelled or towards the end of their run, but they started developing this movie during the first season. This was my first introduction to South Park. I hadn’t even seen an episode before watching the movie. It was almost too much to grasp. It was howlingly funny, shockingly stupid, and a bona fide musical.
I remember buying the soundtrack and making my mom listen to it as she shuttled me around. The songs are actually good. The lyrics are absurd, but this is one of the best musical comedies of the last thirty years. I can’t really think of that many musical comedies, but that’s beside the point.
To sum up the plot: The kids of South Park go crazy after seeing the Terrance and Phillip movie. Kyle’s mom is a bitch and declares war on Canada and Terrance and Phillip. Kenny dies and goes to Hell and finds out that Satan and Saddam Hussein plan on taking over the world when Terrance and Phillip’s blood is spilled on American soil. It’s up to Stan, Kyle, and Cartman to lead La Resistance and save the world.
Watching the movie is like revisiting old friends like Terrance and Phillip, Chef, Big Gay Al and Mr. Hat. They even introduce one-time memorable characters like The Mole. South Park has changed a lot from the early seasons. You can really see how much the show has evolved. The South Park movie is essential viewing for any South Park fan, even though it feels kind of dated now. It’s still hilarious, but it seems kind of tame when compared to the more recent seasons. It would be interesting to see how they would handle another South Park movie.
Critically Rated at 15/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young