No societal phenomenon worth its salt escapes the rapier wit and jabbing mockery of Parker and Stone!
Fast and furious on the moneygrubbing heels of this little explosion of Occupy Wall Street Capitalism comes the penultimate harbinger of a movement mainstreaming — being the inspiration for an episode of South Park:
It was only a matter of time: South Park has something to say about Occupy Wall Street. On Wednesday night, Trey Parker and Matt Stone‘s Comedy Central series ran an episode titled “1%” that drew some topical humor and mild-to-moderate jabs from the ongoing #OWS protests sweeping the country.
The storyline is analogous, but its intent is clear. And though some on the right were soiling themselves with excitement in feverish anticipation of a South Park episode that they hoped would slice and dice the 99%ers, the episode lampooned the 1% in equal measure. (Though this is one time I wouldn’t have minded seeing them get the usual way more than their fair share.)