<i>South Park</i> gets hooked on World of Warcraft

Latest batch of new episodes kicks off with the boys falling prey to Blizzard's massively multiplayer online role-playing game.

In Comedy Central's teaser commercials for the first of a new batch of South Park episodes, the series' four main characters--elementary school kids Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny--gaze slack-jawed at computer screens, morbidly obese and riddled with zits. While the portrayal is a bit of a caricature of the typical massively multiplayer online role-playing game addict, it doesn't take a genius to guess that the show is turning its gaze toward the genre and its current standard-bearer, World of Warcraft.

That guess has been confirmed by the official World of Warcraft Web site, which proclaims that the MMORPG will be featured in the first episode of the 10th season. (It's actually the eighth episode of the season, as Comedy Central ran the first seven episodes this spring, then took a break before showing the rest this fall.)

This is not the first time South Park has dealt with the world of gaming. The boys previously got caught up in the Chinpokomon craze and went to great extremes to reclaim their stolen Okama GameSphere. Kenny even camped out to get a PlayStation Portable on launch day, then used the system to decide an eons-long war between the forces of light and darkness.

The first episode of the season's back half, "Make Love not Warcraft," will premiere this Wednesday, October 4, at 10 p.m. Eastern and Pacific time.

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189 comments
jeffv541
jeffv541

South park jumped the shark once they started this ridicules propaganda campaign for Blizzard. IT'S NOT FUNNY EITHER.

Video_Tycoon
Video_Tycoon

There ya go MattyRock, it won the Emmy. :P

Mattyrock
Mattyrock

That was a great ep! hope it wins the Emmy!

Taloskai
Taloskai

This is the funnist cartoon episode in history. I loved the ending and also the middle. The beginning was ok.

HoneyNuts1215
HoneyNuts1215

Its funny how gamespot is talking abt the chinpokomon episode. what they dont realize is that "Chinpoko" and "Okama" mean something completely different in japanese and aren't words meant for a family-friendly site like this. not like im complaining or anything, its just funny.

TheFodao
TheFodao

Know what cracks me up? Well, two things. First, how people love to prophesize the downfall of something or another on online forums. Either some game they're massively disappointed with (or just don't like it on some other basis) is going to fail because everybody will realize how much it sucks and leave, or in this case, how one single game is 'ruining the gaming industry as we know it'. It's hardly ever happened in the past, it's never going to happen, so grow up, stick with the games you like, and quit spouting nonsense. Second, I love how people try to demonize someone or something that makes a great product. Know why other sales other than WoW are slipping? Because for the most part, games suck anymore. They're rushed out to the market without enough imagination, forethought and playtesting and they try to carry initial sales with hype and hip interviews and screen shots for gaming community sites. Don't go blaming Blizzard's success for other developers' failures. It's a supply and demand system out there - if someone else makes something worth buying, it will be bought.

Mew3692002
Mew3692002

Yeah I know! I guess they had to use something! I really liked it though, but what character was that PKer anyways?

Typhoonexhale
Typhoonexhale

Is it Just Me or Does the Sword of a Thousand Truth's Look Very Similar to Arthas's Sword Frostmourne?

kaim_i
kaim_i

yeah da best ever and the most funniest one!

Duckrule6
Duckrule6

That was funny. "How can you kill that with no life?"

XenonGT91
XenonGT91

the best freakin episode ever////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

nappan
nappan

"SilV3RSix macacd "Has South Park ever had a go at GTA?" Cartman makes GTA look like Ms. Pacman " No kidding. Making people into chili con carne, and organizing massive antisemetic rallies... they are waaaaaay past GTA. Frankly I think GTA and southpark are too well suited to each other for one to tease the other. The choice of WoW was inspired, and the episode was so funny. I played WoW for a while, and I knew people online who talked and acted that way... it's frightening =p

ksmogoleski
ksmogoleski

One of the funniest episodes ever!!!!

SilV3RSix
SilV3RSix

macacd "Has South Park ever had a go at GTA?" Cartman makes GTA look like Ms. Pacman

spow
spow

Riverwolf007 The best part about south park is two months after they do a topic it ends up coming true, those guys have scary insight. ya like the winner of the movies festival cartman said "why are yu going to see that its always the movie about gay cowboys that wins it" and then BROKEBACK! they must belong to the DEVIL!

lithus
lithus

Loved that episode! Never got to play WoW, I got sick of dumping more cash into the money pit known as a PC. Buy a new one after 2 years of expensive upgrading and you're back to square one. Buy one console, no upgrades (aside from extra peripherals and/or downloadable content), lesser fees and you can play all the games that come out for it's 4-6 year respective lifespan. So cry baby gamers like Impostorzim can continue to hold on to the idea that PC games still make money, that everythings is going to be okay. Sure they make money, but its not going to be okay. Ever year consoles creep closer and closer to what PC's are capable of. In most cases better. Consoles are now online (something that the PC used to stake claim) It's a slow race, but consoles are taking the lead. Read an editorial from PCGAMER once in a while, you can almost smell the panic and denial in the pages.

Riverwolf007
Riverwolf007

The best part about south park is two months after they do a topic it ends up coming true, those guys have scary insight.

Erinaceus1991
Erinaceus1991

I remember the first time South Park dove into the gaming world...the boys impersonated the tooth fairy so they could steal enough quarters to buy a Dreamcast. LOL!

chiefmegadeth
chiefmegadeth

I love south park awesome episode there always good!

terdoo
terdoo

I saw it last night,its so danm funny. :lol:

yinyang3
yinyang3

South Park sucked for such a long time (Like, 4 consecutive seasons.) But when I watched that episode yesterday I couldn't stop laughing. I hope Matt and Trey continue making more episodes like this.

thwart
thwart

Best South Park in a long time!

alexman234
alexman234

this episode ruled how much is subscription for onoine cuz now i want the game

kalo01
kalo01

that episode is so funny

Thorpe89
Thorpe89

I've seen bits of the episode and it's quite funny. Would be cool if you could reach an unknown level. :P

Rudy25
Rudy25

I just saw it on youtube. Its got to be the funniest thing I've ever seen.

Glaze45
Glaze45

I REALLY want to see it now.They dont show South Park over here(UK) much.

newfg311
newfg311

That episode was HILARIOUS. One of the best since Critter Christmas

AlbertPerk
AlbertPerk

That was one of the best episodes of Southpark I've seen in a LONG TIME :)

Halo2_Norad
Halo2_Norad

Its really awsome!!!!! Best South Park EVER!!!!

DRUNK_CANADIAN
DRUNK_CANADIAN

WTH it wasnt on?? or am i stupid? I just checked the TV and nothing....

Da_Mainman_3
Da_Mainman_3

I'm on the verge of starting a WoW account. South Park is possibly my favourite TV show of all time. The combination of the two has me equally as excited as I am about Wii. I pray that some fool with a YouTube account risks it all and posts the episode by tomorrow morning. You can guarentee that it will be widely watched.

Impostorzim
Impostorzim

To all you people talking about PC shelves decreasing, shut up. There are 6 million people playing WoW okay? But more importantly to make you shut your face, there are another 100 million sitting around stubborn as hell going, "golly gee, World of Warcraft sucks so bad, I'm not gonna try it". Damn right it takes no skill, damn right the quests are repetitive, and damn right its gotten to the point where South Park is planning to parody it. If you don't like it that great and all, but don't say nonsense like the PC world is screwed over because a game makes $90 million A MONTH, not including the money that goes to actually buy the game, and all the neat little things in between. Just imagine how many kids will want the Expansion pack when it comes out around Christmas. Basically, Blizzard is taking over the gaming industry with an addictive game. I never wanted to get WoW, but all of my friends did. Now, I don't even use my Playstation. but that was a choice I made. by the way, sales are supposed to reach 7 million players this Winter.

grandgundam3
grandgundam3

this is gonna be a great episode. can't wait. oh and for the people dissing South Park: U R t3h $u(K ! ,|,,

DRUNK_CANADIAN
DRUNK_CANADIAN

I am not saying WOW is bad, i am just saying MMORPGs take no skill and to succeed at them you have virtually no life This is fact, when you think about it, all the game comes down to is how much you play. There is some skill involved but it is extremely minimal and involves exploiting game flaws. So WOW didnt ruin PC gaming or anything...so stfu...its just a game for people who lack lives or possess little gaming skill (%#*@in noobs :P ) MMORPGs can be considered fun though, in regards to interaction however they possess little more than a form of escapism. But returning to the topic, this game looks like it will pwn.

paulyfknt
paulyfknt

to erebus, the reason it stopped being funny around the 5th and 6th season was because matt and trey got tired of the series for a little wile. the show got beat on so much for abusing foul language and making fun of too many things that companys and such didnt like that, so matt and trey had to go threw alot to keep the show running for that long. but once 5th seaon started off they commented to why it was changing and they said they were gonna stop at an 8th season, but for some reason there still going, and im lovin it i hope they keep going im such a big fan of matt and trey! orgazmo, cannible the musical, baseketball, team america all my fave movies

crazmof
crazmof

you guys forgot the episode about the "GD Mongolians", they tear down his sheedy wall, lol....

xion2k4
xion2k4

what about that amzing episode where they said the psp was built by god man that episode rocks kinda reminds me of how ken i have way to much money for my own good kutargi is .........

Maquis_UK
Maquis_UK

that episode looks sweet (dude)

MasterAsh42
MasterAsh42

I still watch South Park. . .when I remember it's on. . . My TV almost always sits on Cartoon Network, only varying when I don't feel like watching the Scooby movie of the year. . .or the entire Miguzi block.

Merl57
Merl57

Yeah the show changes with the culture and current events. Even so there are classic episodes like the one that actually showed what scientologists believe