Season eight of South Park yields 14 new episodes with Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and "Oh, My God, They Don't Kill Him" Kenny. This year's exercises in uproarious raunchiness include "Good Times With Weapons" (homegrown "anime," complete with ninjas and supernatural powers); "Up the Down Steroid" (Cartman enters the Special Olympics -- and loses); "The Passion of the Jew" (Mel Gibson demands to be flogged good and hard when he comes to town); "You Got F*cked in the Ass" (a tender tale of tragic tap dancing); "AWESOM-O" (the story of a boy and his killer robot); "The Jeffersons" (reverse racism for fun and profit); "Goobacks" (South Park meets The O'Reilly Factor); "Douche and Turd" (don't ask); "Something Wall-Mart This Way Comes" (the revenge of the chain-store consumers); "Pre-School" (how to drench a firestarter); "Quest for Ratings" (in which "Super School News" peps things up with panda bears and gratuitous sex); "Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset" (Paris Hilton buys Butters -- or is it "Mr. Biggles?"); "Cartman's Incredible Gift" (don't ever screw with a psychic detective); and "Woodland Critter Christmas" (mountain lions vs. messiahs).
by Hal Erickson synopsis