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  • The episode entitled The Ring , is no different in my opinion
  • While this episode has a few funny moments, it mostly bored me to death, as it just drags along the same boring concept for the episode's entirety

    • by RedEyedFacade

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      South Park, after more than ten years, continues to become more and more stale. The episode entitled “The Ring”, is no different in my opinion. The episode centers around the Jonas brothers, and how Disney seems to use them to sell sex appeal to young women. Kenny’s girlfriend loves them, and agrees to wear one of the purity rings they offer as a means of showing your chastity, and Kenny has to bend to their will. While this episode has a few funny moments, it mostly bored me to death, as it just drags along the same boring concept for the episode’s entirety.

      Kenny, surprisingly, finds himself in a

      relationship with an older girl, who in turn, likes the Jonas brothers. the fact that Kenny was chosen to play the lead in this episode just proves how desperate the writers are to include main characters whom they have neglected for years. Kenny works well as a strong side character, but not as a main character, and he offers little to no personality in this episode particularly.

      The episode is supposed to be a satirical take on the use of sex appeal by modern Disney shows, but the fact that Micky Mouse is included and a tyrant overlord just screams bad taste. Micky Mouse often forces the Jonas brothers ...

      • to do things they do not want to, using violence and verbal beatings to get his way. That is about as deep as it goes, as his very presence just seems like it was included for shock value. Placing Micky Mouse in this episode as a living entity is so out of place, and I kept wondering why no one seemed to notice that theres a talking three foot tall mouse. It is boring writing practice to just take a beloved character, and turn it into a hate mongering tyrant. There is just nothing witty about it.

        Of course, Micky is exposed in his plot to use the sex

        appeal of the Jonas brothers, and the use of purity rings is discontinued, allowing Kenny and his girlfriend to do whatever they want to. Kenny then dies of an STD, big surprise. Just another shock laugh that has almost no humor to try to make up for a lack of real writing.

        Overall, while a few of the shock laughs are funny, most are telegraphed and boring. The shock of seeing Micky Mouse beat a Jonas brother quickly wears off when you realize that it is probably just a sign of a struggling writing staff. In the end, you feel more bad for them then you do the fictional Jonas brothers.

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