South Park still relevant?
So this last week brought the conclusion to South Park's 2 parter commenting on freedom of speech and the controversy over Danish cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) packaged all around Cartman's quest to get Family Guy cancelled for showing the Prophet in an episode.
Geeks have been in an uproar about this episode and have come out in staunch support of Trey Parker and Matt Stone but I ask is it warranted? I did not think these episodes were that clever at all and any laughs in it were just chuckle inducing. The twist involving the writing staff of family guy being manatees was just stupid. The commentary on freedom of speech I guess was intelligent, but nothing groundbreaking. Really, South Park hasn't done anything great for a long time now. Save for its Scientology episode (which was genius), the show has just been coasting. Granted, I haven't watched the show religiously for years now,but I get the feeling that the show is going through, dare I say, the Simpsons syndrome. Its been on too long and it just doesnt make with the funny anymore
As far as Family guy, the show has had huge ups and downs this season, but I still think its one of the funniest shows out there and today's South Park doesn't hold a candle to the best that Family Guy has to offer.
As far as which show in its prime is better, the answer to that is easy...Futurama.