But I think it’s been building for years. In the episode where earth gets cancelled, they allude to their tired story-lines, and that was a looong time ago. 200 seemed similar. I loved the last episode, but even that one points to them not giving a shit anymore. They shit all over one of their best bit characters, and maybe it’s because they knew there wasn’t going to be a show when this season ends.
Considering Stan is a representation of Trey Parker, maybe it’s him that doesn’t care anymore. I would guess that he doesn’t want the show to end up like The Simpsons.[/quote]
Yeah, I did like how they always alluded to the ridiculousness of the show. That’s why I always liked it, hell. I know from listening to the commentaries that it’s pretty stressful doing it week-in and week-out, but it would just be too sudden of a departure to feel comfortable with. If it’s the end, finish out these last 7 weeks in an epic way… thank the fans for 15 years? lol
Anyone find it weird in the montage that it seemed like Cartman and Kyle become better friends? This is one of the major reasons I see this all just being a ruse, perhaps an attack on overly pretentious shows?[/quote]
I’m not so sure. One of the opinions I’ve heard around the 'net is that they’ll use the last 7 episodes as actual storylines, all correlating to one another, and really ultimately shake up the fabric of South Park. The episode description said something similar about “Stan seeing SP, yadda yadda, change the fabric, etc.” But basically, insinuating that these would send of the show in “proper” fashion. Although it’s been more of a sitcom than anything, technically, there has been significant character development and it’d be nice to see it through.
I guess we’ll find out soon enough.