modern day cowboys & indians
The kids at South Park play Texans vs. Mexicans
South Park is widely known for its crude, yet hilarious parodies of popular culture and hot button issues and in tonight’s episode, that doesn’t change. The writers of South Park have decided to touch on an issue that hits close to home—Texas immigration—most likely inspired by the recent Republican Presidential debates.
In tonight’s episode titled, “The Last of the Meheecans,” Cartman and the gang throw out any sense of political correctness and partake in a modern version of Cowboys and Indians which they’ve called, Texans vs. Mexicans. The preview shows Cartman as a Texas Ranger complete with a Texas accent, chewing tobacco and border patrol team, defending his makeshift border from Butters, the Mexican leader looking to cross over.
While the episode is sure to be controversial, this won't be the first time South Park has gone under fire for their depiction of certain political or religious topics. The show has managed to offend a wide variety of groups that include Catholics, NAACP, and Scientologists. Most recently, the show received death threats from a radical Muslim site for the show's depiction of Prophet Muhammad in an episode that aired in April.
The episode will be sure to feature both laugh-out-loud Texas impersonations and stereotypes as well as a great deal of offensive immigration jokes, but this is South Park, so we shouldn’t be all that surprised. It will be interesting to see how they depict this controversial issue seeing as how the show has been known to be more conservative in its ideals than liberal. Creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone have denied any sort of political agenda that South Park may have.
Check out a preview of the episode below.
"The Last of the Meheecans," airs tonight on Comedy Central at 10/9c.