South Park: Season 21 Finale Review

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below.

South Park wrapped up its 21st season tonight by basically doing everything the show had been notable for avoiding this year. After downplaying topical storylines in general and Donald Trump parodies in particular, “Splatty Tomato” was all about lampooning the mess Trump’s presidency has become. This episode also took a very continuity-heavy approach, trying to tie up loose ends not just from this season, but Season 20 as well. It didn’t all come together as nicely as I would have liked, but it’s far from the worst season finale this show has delivered.

“Splatty Tomato” was pretty clever in how it tackled President Garrison’s downfall this week. Trump himself may not have bombed Canada (at least not yet), but in both cases you have a man dealing with historic levels of disapproval and rapidly unwinding. So naturally, the only logical move for Garrison is to return home to South Park and start tormenting children like a villain from a Stephen King movie. Along the way, we got a lot of well-placed jabs at “The Whites,” a group who would rather play endless games of whataboutism than acknowledge that maybe this Trump situation needs to be dealt with already.

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