I can't even remember the last episode of SP I watched. I very rarely bother till the very end and even then my patience runs itself into the ground before any reach a conclusion, because about a whopping 0 out of the 20 jabs they use actually work or manage to strike me as intelligently funny. they're far past the point of meta criticizing family guy for their mediocre joke format and begun doing it themselves, nearly 15 years later. there's no identity to the characters, no depth, nothing. it's all fucking jabs and gags. the show is so face-deep in its own satire it can't even look at itself without busting out a politics/social jab.
part of south park's charm in its early days was its simplicity, how they scraped to find even grounds on what needed to be expanded and what didn't, it had a fair balance between surrealistic and fairly innocent. now everything feels overly produced, and aimed towards the modern, generic audience for adult shows looking for 'haha I can't believe they did that on the show, it's funny because it's a thing that happens irl!!!'.
it's really lame that they went the long arc route. satire gets tiring *incredibly* quickly, why did they feel like they needed three-parter episodes to run the joke of the month into the ground?