Wii fever hits <i>South Park</i>

Anticipation for Nintendo's new console overwhelms Cartman; rotund brat's ill-conceived plan to make launch day come quicker goes awry.

Last month, the Comedy Central show South Park turned to the ongoing success of World of Warcraft for inspiration. When foul-mouthed grade-schoolers Kyle, Stan, Kenny, and Cartman are wronged by an obscenely powerful player killer, the quartet forsake the real world and lose themselves (and their knowledge of basic hygiene) in Blizzard's massively multiplayer online role-playing game to get revenge.

This week, the show returned to the apparently fertile comic grounds of gaming, as Wednesday night's episode featured a subplot where Cartman can't contain his anticipation for the Nintendo Wii. Unable to wait out the weeks until the system's release, Cartman concocts a plan to bury himself in snow and enter a state of suspended animation until the Wii launches.

As one would expect, Cartman's plan goes awry, and his frozen form is covered by an avalanche, then discovered and unfrozen hundreds of years in the future. Unconcerned that all of his friends and family died centuries ago, Cartman's first thoughts upon being woken from his cryogenic slumber are of the Wii. Unfortunately, the civilization he finds himself in has no games and is instead embroiled in a multifront conflict involving sentient sea otters.

The show ended with a note that it was "to be continued," presumably next Wednesday. The episode, which made sure to mention the Wii's November 19 release date and motion-sensing controllers, was sponsored by the PlayStation 2 exclusive Final Fantasy XII.

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Xx_XtReMe_xX
Xx_XtReMe_xX

even if cartman got a wii, he couldnt play it hes too fat! lol

littlewiz77
littlewiz77

"so kids, you are all retarded fish-monkies!" XD

ToxDuris
ToxDuris

even in south park!! OMG!!!

especensor
especensor

Why did the PLaystation 2 exclusive Final Fantasy XII sponsor it?? O well, i still loved that ep.

jimmy-fly
jimmy-fly

lol why did final fantasy sponsor it?

ThePhilatron
ThePhilatron

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_Sam_
_Sam_

I'm liking these "gaming episodes"

videogamr49
videogamr49

"I can wait the 3 weeks for it to come out, it's okay...what...2 MONTHS!?! They sent me back too far!!!" LOL I can't wait for the Wii to come out, only a little while longer.

LanceK17
LanceK17

No Way!!! I can't believe I missed it. I love South Park and I love Nintendo Wii so it must have been an AWESOME-OOO episode!!!

Elementguy13
Elementguy13

I think they should make a boxset for episodes that relate to video games.... that would be funny. Psp, 360, wii, maybe ps3 (most likely) and was there ever one for ds?

Staryoshi87
Staryoshi87

i watched this ep yesterday...it was pretty funny

rikardo10
rikardo10

i hope it to be a good as the warcraft one, that was really good, maybe the best one of the season.

mikethemonkey
mikethemonkey

I will have to agree with Warghost2k... Gamespot is going to far on the TOS violations.

Warghost2k
Warghost2k

Some stupid moderator just deleted my post for saying that Wii won't play cartridges, and they delete my message for TOS violation??!? The person whom I was replying to (kickflip613) tells people they "know nothing". He calls PS3 "a piece of crap"....and yet MY post gets deleted for "annoying" other posters? I have always referred my friends to Gamespot for all current gaming info and news, but that stops right now. That are MANY online gaming sites that are just as good as Gamespot.com. I don't want to have to worry about schizo moderators deleting my posts because I am proving facts.

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

sounds kind of funny. good advertising for the Wii at least....

Warghost2k
Warghost2k

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kickflip613
kickflip613

ok for all you people who think you know about south park, and those who think the Wii was chosen in the episode for jokes, or because the PS3 will be better, you people know absolutely nothing at all, i have been watching south park since it had its pilot on comedy central. The very first episode, i remember watching with my best friend austin when it came out we saw the commercials and had to watch it, so every wensday at 10 i have been watching south park religiously since then. I know absolutely everything about this show, and i have even met matt and trey at a south park event in LA. And on the subject of next-gen gaming, the nintendo wii will be amazing, and the PS3 will suck, and xbox 360 is good. The wii is an amazing small box, it has virtual console, where u can play almost every nintendo game made, and because of its new controller it will open endless possibilities for developers, and the ps3 is a overpriced piece of crap.

Kojo222
Kojo222

Good thing we have SP; it seems to be the only advertising for the Wii in the US.

DemonKaiba
DemonKaiba

Hilarious episode. Very disturbing wit the whole Evolution parts. But not nearly as funny as the WoW episode.

RudeYeT1
RudeYeT1

The episode, which made sure to mention the Wii's November 19 release date and motion-sensing controllers, was sponsored by the PlayStation 2 exclusive Final Fantasy XII. Ironic?

Willy105
Willy105

South Park is not my style of comedy, but there is nothing wrong against it.

JediJon04
JediJon04

allabout-sp.net has the episode if anybody missed it.

Fiku42
Fiku42

Dam I missed it well hoefully there gonna repeat it sometime this week

cjcr_alexandru
cjcr_alexandru

"The episode, which made sure to mention the Wii's November 19 release date and motion-sensing controllers, was sponsored by the PlayStation 2 exclusive Final Fantasy XII." :) This is the funniest sentence that I've read today. :)

siversonicboom
siversonicboom

HaHa Wii+South Park = Wii and South Park together = funny! MATH IS POWER!

MorbidAnimation
MorbidAnimation

I never saw that one. I haven't been watching for a while now. One thing though...I don't understand why an episode about the Wii is sponsored by a PS2 game. ChucklesMginty is probably right about a(nother) fanboy war between Ninty and Sony fanboys. First X360, now Wii, will the PS3 be next on South Park?

pspkris
pspkris

Hope it gets funnier in the conclusion.

Mr_McDeath
Mr_McDeath

LAWL, they said Wii was primitive

jay_keno
jay_keno

This episode was great can't wait to see the ending of it.

shoeman12
shoeman12

i didn't see it, was it making fun of the wii?

Ryo_Kensen
Ryo_Kensen

Sponsored by FFXII for PS2? I love America.

ChucklesMginty
ChucklesMginty

uh oh I feel an argument between the nintendo and sony fanboys.

marioman50
marioman50

this is great, he didn't freeze himself for the PS3, it was the nintendo wii!, now wii know what console the creator of that show thinks is the best. Man, this reminds me of the one where kenny got a PSP, that was funny

zelda4ds
zelda4ds

its got motion senser controllers

sakuraz
sakuraz

...I think Wii was chosen only because of the jokes. The creators didn't get it I think...

KTM4288
KTM4288

I find it funny that a South Park episode with a plot dedicated to the Wii was "sponsored by the PlayStation 2 exclusive Final Fantasy XII." How coincidental is that? Or is it?

zemognavi
zemognavi

Does this mean there going to make a south park game for the wii.

EliteDForce
EliteDForce

If your going to attempt to educate people, spell the companys name right. crills "some of you guys need to get a history lesson. for you guys who just started gameing here ill help you out a bit square eniq the makers of final fantasy dont care what sony thinks sony dont own them. they been makeing games for nintendo years before sony made a console.final fantasy started on the nes sqare is makeing part 2 or you can say a spin off of final fantasy 12 for the ds and they remade part 3 for the ds and it comes out this month. to me sqare were the moneys at and they put ther games on the systems that sell the most if the wii sell more then ps3 then thats were mosty all the next installments of your fav series are going. and that could be kingdom of hearts and final fantasty etc. P.S I KNOW ALOT OF SONY FANS DONT LIKE THE SOUND OF THAT PUT ITS THE TRUTH !!!!!! Hey im no sony fanboy, im a game fan, im mainly looking into owning a wii right now, however the whole squaresoft thing is false, sure ninty was where they got huge and stayed until final fantasy 6 was finished, they also originally made ff7 for 64 but ninty cancelled all plans with sony for the cdrom due to a dissagreement between sony and ninty, ff7 would have taken up like 15 carts as opposed to 3-4 cdroms, look at ff7 its cinimatics r all in game instead of cg, thats because it was so far into production on 64 before square jumped ship to sony, ninty said they didnt need there rpgs too by the way..LOL it is true the president was a idiot back then..now sony is a huge obstacle for ninty... anyway the main falsehood behind what you said is squaresoft will put its games on the best selling console etc.. maybe true for some titles but look at it like this, when it comes to the main final fantasy squaresoft is always looking to be the best, and they always look to push the best graphics and sound to mesh with there excellent gameplay and story, wii cant offer squaresoft enough of what it needs to follow there tradition of pushing the envelope.. squaresoft and final fantasy 13 will be the first to truly show what the ps3 can really do ,and no matter how anti sony someone may be many will buy a ps3 just for the latest final fantasy game, in japan and in the states the ff name will sell sony systems.. however we can all prey that sony bombs and squaresoft doesnt turn to the 360 to launch final fantasy on.. also dont go into the crystal chronicles crap, the last one sucked ass...it would be nice if final fantasy 6 were remade just for wii though..that is my favorite ff game ever, then 7 follows in second place... "

urine72
urine72

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TheStealthGhost
TheStealthGhost

I too saw the the comercial what the heak is III7?????!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!

k_mich05
k_mich05

Sonicfan37: I saw that commercial too and it creeped me the hell out. Also I was wondering what their point was and I couldn't seem to find one

Nintendus
Nintendus

Why was it sponserd by PS2? Is it because Comedy Central dosen't like DS?