Cartman Plays Judas For Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

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Behold the glory of purposefully obvious fake product placement, as everyone's favorite obnoxious little fat-ass betrays the savior for a copy of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars.

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Last night's new episode of South Park, "Margaritaville", actually had a rather clever little plot, turning a commentary on the economic recession into a retelling of the story of Jesus. With South Park's economy in a shambles, Stan's dad Randy preaches the evils of frivolous spending, causing the citizens of South Park to wear bed sheet robes and stop buying ridiculous things. Cartman is pissed, because the new trend coincides with the release of "Grand Theft Auto IV" for the Nintendo DS. Click to view

The writers might have screwed up the game name the first time around, but they get it painstakingly right the next three times, as you can see in the clip below.
Click to view You can watch the full episode online right now at Comedy Central. Ironically enough, when I watched the episode early this morning, it was sponsored by Resident Evil 5.

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Rockstar dropped us a line to let us know they had nothing to do with the game showing up in the episode, but thought it was great.

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SketchyIndividual

This episode cracked me up.

Mostly because, as was mentioned, the interesting use of the story of Jesus to portray the economic situation in the US.

Also; because of that last little bit of fun-poking at how, for some reason, people have started to see Obama as some kind of savior to the free world rather then just one more politician.

I mean... honestly now... when people start considering him winning the presidency as a more important event then the moon landing, you know hero-worship has gone a little far.