Original Air Date: April 18, 2007 (Season 11)
Run time: 22 minutes
Ten years after their first zombie-themed episode, the creators of “South Park” took a stab at it again.
“Night of the Living Homeless” is a fun episode of the series, but there is one key difference that sets this episode apart from the first zombie-centric episode, “Pink Eye” (an episode that is reviewed exclusively in the upcoming Vol. 2 of The G.O.R.E. Score book series): the zombies in that episode were actually zombies, but this new episode doesn’t actually feature any reanimated creatures at all. It does make some social satire and a look of humorous reference to zombie films, but be forewarned up front: no actual living dead are present this episode.
The episode starts out like a nice, normal installment of “South Park,” replete with crazy ideas and the four young main characters looking to get into some shenanigans. Cartman gets the idea to jump a homeless person on his skateboard, since there appears to be an odd number of the vagrants milling about the town on this particular day.