South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut


The foulmouthed adventures of four crudely rendered grade schoolers from South Park, Colorado— Stan, Kenny, Kyle, and Eric Cartman (all voiced by creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone)— proceed apace in Bigger, Longer & Uncut. The boys’ trouble begins this time when they sneak into an obscenity-laced “Canadian film.” They soon start sprouting bons mots like “ass licker” and “uncle fucka,” leading Kyle’s easily outraged Jewish mom to launch an anti-Canadian protest movement. Kenny is, of course, quickly killed (he goes to hell to find Satan being buggered by Saddam Hussein), and war breaks out between the U.S. and Canada, an international crisis that has to be defused by Stan, et al.

Park is a purposely offensive and scatologically excessive TV show to begin with, but the potty mouth on this R-rated cartoon is pretty mind-boggling. The extravagance also extends into matters of form, Bigger being a musical with about 12 interminable production numbers. (Parker’s first film was a thoroughly daft live-action musical about cannibals.) The ultimate truth, though, is that certain, probably arrested, personalities (like mine) just find this kind of shit pretty funny and any attempt to talk your way around that is, as Cartman would say, blowing bubbles out your ass.