Showing posts with label Manbearpig. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Manbearpig. Show all posts

Monday, September 21, 2009


By: T.R. Slyder,, AndyDisco on Twitter

As genius as I find South Park, and as indecisive as I can sometimes be, it surprises me that I have a clear-cut favorite episode. This one titled Manbearpig- you can watch the full episode at the link, I recommend it if you have the time. Here's a synopsis if you don't have the time- the South Park kids wind up trapped in a cave with Al Gore. The cave scenes are a bit of an homage to Goonies and Al Gore feels the need to step in be their protector from the biggest threat to planet Earth. The threat comes from Manbearpig- "half man, half bear, and half pig". Being that Al Gore appears to be the only person who has every heard of Manbearpig, he feels pretty darn important in his protecting the world from such a vicious, heinous entity. To know Manbearpig is to be terrified of him, conversely, if you AREN'T afraid of Manbearpig, that's even scarier. Whether you know it or not, Manbearpig is to be feared.

While the episode spoofs Al Gore being the lone protector to us from Global Warming, I find a lot of parallels today coming from the right wing reactionaries. I'm not saying its all Conservatives, or all Republicans, but the right wing certainly has a few fear mongers among them. I found the video below to be pretty similar to Al Gore protecting the South Park kids from Manbearpig.

That's how I roll.