I've said it before, and I'll say it again: the genius of South Park is unrivaled. The ability of Matt Stone and Trey Parker to combine brutal slandering with bust-a-hernia-cause-you're-laughing-so-hard humor; all marinated in a straightforward approach to the world that just makes sense. Using the viewpoints of fourth grade children allows the show to cut away all the preconceived, meaningless trappings of adulthood. Even the world's biggest controversies are revealed to be overcomplicated situations that common sense could have solved easily. Plus the root of Osama Bin Laden's evil is explained once and for all (he suffers from male genetalia envy).
What! Huh? Get back on track? Oh, yeah. The season premiere started strong out of the gate, and never faltered. It will be difficult to sing the episodes' praises without giving anything away. The sound spliced voice of Chef inspires titters and giggles throughout. More denouncement of Scientology, albeit through a roundabout approach. The death of Chef is suitably dramatic, and some of that simple genius I mentioned before makes an appearance. Follow all that up with a surprise ending, and you have a bonafide epic. In the form of a thirty minute animated cartoon, no less (I just oxy-moroned, hee hee). For a taste of superb-osity go... HERE. But do not deny yourself the uplifting experience that is the entire episode. Even if you have to knock your neighbor unconscious, and watch it on their cable. It'll be worth it, I promise.