To those that don’t watch it, South Park is crude, immature and foul. This is only partly true, as it is also rife with social and political commentary and it is (sometimes) alarmingly intelligent. The creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, are incredibly sharp and able to create scathing satire on the most current topics, no matter how big or small. There are 259 episodes across 19 seasons to date, and in addition to the four boys, there is a gigantic ensemble cast at their disposal to keep the show fresh and, of course, completely hilarious.
10. “Towelie” (Season 5, Episode 8)
South Park is a brilliantly self-aware show, and this is evident through the character Towelie, who Cartman dubs “the worst character ever.” Towelie was created to satirize the degree in which the show was being merchandised, and the character is a talking towel who likes nothing more than getting high, and he has gone on to become a recurring character due to his popularity and catchphrase, “don’t forget to bring a towel!” In his debut episode, the boys become obsessed with a new gaming system and cannot put it down. After meeting Towelie, the boys become involved in video game-like story with the Government after Towelie, and the plot escalates to ridiculous levels with aliens trying to take over the world using genetically modified towels. Despite this incredible situation, the boys remain only interested in playing the console and are nonplussed by the drama unfolding around them.