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Stream Your Heart Out: South Park’s “Vaccination Special”

by Santé Shasko

Photo via Comedy Central.

“South Park” is an American animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone and developed by Brian Graden for Comedy Central. The series revolves around four boys—Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormickand their lives in the Colorado town. 

“South Park” made its debut back in 1997 and has been a popular show since, especially with the younger crowd. The show is best known for its adult and dark humor.

On March 10, “South Park” aired their latest episode, titled “Vaccination Special. 

In this episode, “South Park” takes you through all the chaos that has been surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines in real life.

Despite this being a funny TV show, this episode brings to light some real-world issues. 

In this episode, we see the realism of how hard it is to get a vaccine and how many people are trying to desperately get their shot.

You even see Stan, Kenny, Cartman, and Kyle attempt to sneak into a vaccination clinic to steal vaccines for their teachers so they will come back and teach because a former teacher has returned that they are not fond of.  

They also have characters in the episode based on the Capitol riots that happened this year. 

However, the true, deeper meaning of the episode was how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected relationships.

Stan, Cartman, Kenny, and Kyle seem to not connect like they used to because they’ve been in quarantine. As a result, the four try to come to grips with how to deal with their situation while still trying to take care of Kenny.

The pandemic has been tough on all of us, and the vaccine has been difficult to get for many, but we continue to try and get as many people vaccinated as possible.

So, sitting down for 47 minutes to watch a hilarious TV show special on how crazy life has been the past year is a great way to spend time and actually enjoy the silliness.

Vaccination Special” is available on HBO Max. 

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