While the boys are waiting for the school bus, Cartman explains the odd nightmare he had about alien visitors abducting him. Cartman tells Kyle, Stan and Kenny that he dreamed he was abducted by aliens and given an anal probe. The boys think it actually happened, but Cartman refuses to believe. After they board the school bus Kyle looks out the rear window and is horrified to see his baby brother Ike taken away by aliens. At lunch Stan is confronted by his secret love Wendy Testaburger and gets so nervous he vomits on her.
Cartman Gets an Anal Probe - Official South Park Studios Wiki | South Park Studios
Cartman's Anal Probe - Official South Park Studios Wiki | South Park Studios
Short on money, the creators animated the episode using paper cutout stop motion technique, similar to the short films that were the precursors to the series. Part of a reaction to the culture wars of the s in the United States, South Park is deliberately offensive. Much of the show's humor, and of "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe", arises from the juxtaposition of the seeming innocence of childhood and the violent, crude behavior exhibited by the main characters. The episode also exemplifies the carnivalesque , which includes humor, bodily excess, linguistic games that challenge official discourse, and the inversion of social structures. Despite South Park eventually rising to immense popularity and acclaim, initial reviews of the pilot were generally negative; critics singled out the gratuitous obscenity of the show for particular scorn.
“Cartman Gets An Anal Probe”
It first aired on August 13, While the boys are waiting for the school bus, Eric Cartman explains the odd nightmare he had the previous night involving alien visitors abducting him and probing him when he went to bed. Cartman's friends, Kyle Broflovski and Stan Marsh , try to convince him that his dream was a reality.
South Park premiered on Comedy Central in mid-August, I can remember seeing the commercials for the show starting to pop up earlier that summer, and they were certainly attention-getting: just the kids lined up, staring blankly at the audience, looking like they were designed by Colorforms. Part of what made the show seem so unusual when it was in its first full flush of success was the way that it managed to be everywhere while also seeming so thoroughly disposable. It was like an endlessly replicable virus that passed through the system quickly, with no permanent ill effects, but leaving behind its scars in the form of scores of magazine covers.