Wednesday, April 11, 2007
(7:28 AM) | Adam Kotsko:
Cartoon GreatnessAfter watching the recent Easter episode of South Park, it occurred to me that South Park is still capable of putting out a "great" episode in a way that The Simpsons and even Family Guy no longer seem to be.
I watch all three pretty faithfully, even the new episodes, and I can say with confidence that The Simpsons has held pretty steady over the last three or four years -- nothing really great, only a few really dumb episodes -- and Family Guy has basically been phoning it in all season. In both cases, the new episodes are enjoyable, but forgettable. With South Park, though, one can still name off individual great episodes from the last couple seasons -- the World of Warcraft episode, for instance, which I watched two or three times the first week it aired.
The question, of course, is why this might be. That's where I turn to you, loyal readers, for your wisdom and guidance.