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.
I haven’t watched South Park in ages, and sometimes forget that it is still out there. This sounds like a funny follow up to their first season episode, which I loved. It seems like when they hit the mark, they do a pretty bang up job of it, though a lot of their episodes I see every now and then aren’t so great. But this one sounds like its worth checking out.
I highly recommend checking it out. Currently, you can catch the full episode on Comedy Central’s website!
I didn’t know this episode of SP was around. I remember one episode in season 1 where Kenny was killed and came back to life and started eating people – I think it was the “Pinkeye” episode. Chef was like “You have PINKEYE? That isn’t Pinkeye!” haha. Fun episode if you haven’t seen it.
(^^ which I assume most people probably have seen- 11 seasons of South Park. Wow. haha.)
I have indeed seen it, as indicated in the second paragraph of this review where I mentioned it is one of the 10 exclusive reviews included in “The G.O.R.E. Score, Vol. 2!” 🙂