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Seven games South Park should spoof

They've done Warcraft. They've done Guitar Hero. Here's what they should do next.

  • 7- Grand Theft Auto IV


    Why it's Spoofable:
    As the one of the year's best sellers, and the most critically-acclaimed games from the industry's most visible series, Grand Theft Auto is known to hardcore and casual alike. The rampant violence, sex, and Russian stereotypes make this game a comedy goldmine.
    Our Episode Pitch:
    The Marsh family takes in a fourth-grade foreign exchange student with a five o clock shadow and a penchant for killing sex workers. The kids originally are appalled, but come to accept and eventually practice his way of life after realizing that jail time can be avoided by paying $200, and even rocket launcher wounds can be healed at the local hospital.
  • They've done Warcraft. They've done Guitar Hero. Here's what they should do next.
    When South Park does a gaming-themed episode, the public takes notice. From Guitar Hero to World of Warcraft to the Nintendo Wii, a mention by the world's most famous fourth-graders will give a game a real-world boost. It's been quite awhile since South Park set its sights on a videogame, and time is quickly running out this season for Matt and Trey to lampoon our favorite hobby. Just in case they're short on ideas, we thought we'd provide seven games worth parodying, and how we'd tackle them.

  • 3- Gears of War


    Why it's Spoofable:
    It's one of the hottest franchises around, and it's gaming's shining example of having overblown, uber-buff action heroes star in games with paper-thin plots. The extreme violence prevalent throughout the series could probably be tackled in a funny way, too.
    Our Episode Pitch:
    Ned and Jimbo re-launch their hunting show, but decide to give it a bit of a darker tone. They roid up and return to prominence, but are dismayed when critics point out homoerotic overtones. That's when they fight back with chainsaws and curbstomps.
  • 1- South Park FPS, South Park Rally, or Chef's Luv Shack


    Why it's Spoofable:
    What it loses in timeless, it makes up for with terrible, terrible gameplay. Trey and Matt have expressed their displeasure for the early triad of terrible South Park titles, so what better way to clean the skeletons from their closet than by doing it publicly?
    Our Episode Pitch:
    Since South Park has already done machinima in a big way with "Make Love, Not Warcraft," we'd love to see these... "lesser-regarded" titles serve as the animation for an entire episode. Rally can serve as a "Fast and the Furious" spoof, Luv Shack would be great for place for Darth Chef to honor Isaac Hayes' memory, and the FPS could cover anything else.
  • 6- Call of Duty


    Why it's Spoofable:
    As one of the foremost FPS franchises, Call of Duty is well known amongst gamers. Its ultra-serious tone (zombies and ragtime modes aside) makes it a prime target for skewering.
    Our Episode Pitch:
    President Bush makes one last executive order before leaving office. A "re-surge" in Iraq that necessitates a draft for "every American male in the fourth-grade or higher." When they arrive in Iraq, the kids discover that people actually bleed when shot, and that team-killing is, in fact, "always on." Poor Kenny.
  • 4- Portal

    Why it's Spoofable:
    It's already one of the funniest games ever made, what with GLADos, cake, Still Alive becoming super-popular memes. Also, the portal gun is a fountain of comedic possibilities.
    Our Episode Pitch:
    Cartman and Butters endsup trapped in a mysterious testing facility, each armed with a mysterious gun that offers power over a portal. Butters uses his to help Cartman, while Cartman uses his to cause Butters to fall from great heights and pee on him from afar. When Cartman learns that the cake is a lie, he decides to team with Butters to "kill that f---ing computer. "
  • 5- Wii Fit


    Why it's Spoofable:
    It's insanely popular with the casual crowd, it's extremely innovative and unique, and while the "Go God Go" episodes featured the Wii, it's time the system got the starring role in an episode. What better than the system's best-seller?
    Our Episode Pitch:
    After suffering a massive heart attack, Cartman assures his doctor (the optometrist, doing double duty) that he will turn his health around with Wii Fit. Unfortunately, he learns how to cheat at the game and becomes even fatter. We're talking Warcraft fat. In response to the weight gain, Cartman sues Nintendo, and must avoid death threats from Mario and Link.
  • 4- LittleBigPlanet


    Why it's Spoofable:
    The sackboy is ugly, yet cute, with an imaginative style all it's own. Remind you of any TV show? The creative engine could even be used as a method of animation if the team wanted to give machinima another shot.
    Our Episode Pitch:
    When word breaks out that a new game has drawn the ire of the Muslim community, Eric determines that he'll create an anti-Semitic stage to rile up Kyle. Unfortunately, he discovers that LittleBigPlanet can even make bigotry adorable.
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