The opening shot of the latest SOUTH PARK had me scream, “oh crap! They are bringing back Tegridy Farms?!?!” Luckily, the story doesn’t involve Tegridy as much as it does Stan, aka “Richie Rich,” and his idiot dad, Randy Marsh. JAPANESE TOILETS isn’t as offensive as E2, but it does what SOUTH PARK best, it takes a jab at culture while perfectly combining two ridiculous plots to tell its story.
The basic story is Randy Marsh needs to upgrade his toilet from “Ol’ Blue.” And decides to buy a fancy Japanese Toilet. What follows are conspiracy theories around toilet paper companies and the life lesson that it’s “really best to stick with the crappy old things we already have.”
What’s interesting about E3 is that outside of Stan, it hardly involves the boys of SOUTH PARK. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. However, SOUTH PARK is at its best when it focuses on the boys getting into trouble.
Despite mixed feelings, I recommend audiences sit down, relax, and take the JAPANESE TOILETS for a “test drive.”
It’s available on HBO Max and Comedy Central.