‘South Park: Reverse Cowgirl’ (Season Premiere) Review

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Ah, it’s great to have South Park back. The season sixteen premiere took a big stab at the TSA (Toilet Safety Administration of course) while including large amounts of bathroom humor, allowing hilarity to ensue.

Reverse Cowgirl was a great episode to start the new season after the controversial season fifteen that seemed to spell the end of the show. It all started with Clyde getting yelled at by his mother for not putting down the toilet seat after he was done. It was pretty funny watching all the men react with the same “so what?” expression. But then Clyde’s mom died because she fell into the toilet and accidentally flushed it, causing the suction to rip out all of her organs (South Park logic, people).

That is when the TSA got involved. The exaggerated manner in which they examined people just before they went to take a dump was hilarious. This was a clever way to comment on the controversial ways of the real TSA while managing to mix in the incredibly stupid humor that South Park is known for.

However, not all of the premiere was brilliant. The seance was a pretty dull plotline that really had nothing to do with the rest of the episode aside from setting up the possibility of ghosts.

And insert ghosts they did. The inventor of the toilet, Sir John Harington, showed up after being dead for four centuries to correct everyone who was using the toilet wrong, which was everyone but Butters. Classic.

While Reverse Cowgirl is hardly the best episode of the show, for the premiere of season sixteen this was a solid way to spend half an hour. It was smart and stupid at the same time, something South Park has mastered over the years and will likely continue to do so for many more seasons. Grade: B+

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