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The Great Recession, Explained South Park Style

I can’t  believe it!  I was writing a blog post, when South Park came on.  Now I use to watch South Park when it first came out, but after they started getting really gross with some episodes, I quit watching.

Now, since I use the TV as white noise, while trying to think of a topic for tonight’s blog, something unusual happened…  I started watching a South Park Episode (which is called “Margaritaville”).  After watching the complete episode,  I was surprised to realize that I agreed with it! 

Click on this link to see the episode!

Sometimes South Park really does have some intelligence in the cartoon!  I was very impress with how they described the causes of “The Great Recession”, and how politicians take credit for everything good (Obama in this case).

Click the link above, the episode isn’t really that vulgar, and the message is clear and accurate.

I’m always amazed at what you can learn for unexpected sources…  But then again, intelligent people write those TV shows and movies, so it’s only natural that their real thoughts on matters would occasionally be reflected in their art.  This seems to happen a lot with South Park, usually at the end of the show, Kyle or Stan does a little speech that revels the author’s viewpoints on particular matters.

I just find it hard to believe that people can sometimes hear a more intelligent explanation from South Park than the popular media or government!

Ironic huh!

Have you ever gleemed information from unlikely sources?  I know in the dilbert cartoons, the garbage collector is really supposed to be the smartest guy in the comic strip.

Stan or Kyle for our next President?


10 Responses to The Great Recession, Explained South Park Style

  1. i think we need to be open to all sources of information and listen before we are to quick to judge, it is not easy but it is a good lesson in life.

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  3. @Evan
    Yep, I think we are talking about the same episode.

    I know why they called the episode “Margaritaville”, but really something like “The Great Recession” or “The Economy” would have made more sense.

  4. @Budgeting in the Fun Stuff
    I only suggest Stan or Kyle, because their views (at least at the end when they analyse what’s going on and school the townspeople) are more like ours.

    It’s sad that Stan or Kyle (really the cartoon writers) can better represent what’s best for the people than actually governments…

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  6. @Financial Samurai
    lol, this South Park episode was one of the best I’ve ever seen. So much so, that I had to blog about it!!! 🙂

    I haven’t seen may of the shows, especially after they started getting pretty sick. But this one was nice and relatively clean.

    The one with Obama and McCain was pretty funny too!

    About the light, someone has too 🙂