South Park 26th Season Review

EJ Martinez, Opinion Editor

As the band Primus once said “I’m going down to South Park gonna have myself a time” and that is exactly what I did following the new season of “South Park” by Matt Stone and Trey Parker that came out Feb. 9.

“South Park” is back with it 26th season better than ever before with everyone’s favorite group of boys and Randy Marsh. This season so far has marked the return to standalone episodes; a great change from previous seasons’ story arc-based episodes.

In the recent episodes release this season “South Park” has Eric Cartman attempting to be a “good Christian” by spreading antisemitic remarks around South Park. Kyle Broflovski is harassed by Prince Harry and his wife Megan demanding their privacy. Randy Marsh attempts to spread the news on the greatness of the Japanese toilet to the public, and Stan discovers the usage of ChatGPT to get away from relationship responsibilities.


The new season brings the return of ripping on famous people. This season appears to be speaking on issues we recently experienced during late 2022 and early 2023 such as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s antics in the media, Kanye West joining the alt right, peoples’ obsession with anything Japanese and women constant texting in relationships.

Of course, with this new season ripping on famous people is the return of biting social commentary from Matt Stone and Trey Parker over victimization for attention, disproving antisemitic theories of Jews running Hollywood, the toilet paper industry monopoly in America and the usage of ChatGPT within schools and the need for it to be open source.

Although this new season may not compare to other previous seasons of the show with their memorable events and characters, it does return to the form that was missed in recent seasons and attempts to create new memories for viewers such as Prince Harry demanding privacy and social climbing (Randy says, “we are the Kennedys, Stan”).

If it been a while since you have last seen “South Park,” this season is a perfect starting point for viewers. As the band, Primus states, “So come on down to South Park and meet some friends of mine.”