>>111349739>in order to take away the sting it has on the trans community
The fact you saw the episode this way proves that you didn't get it, and I really didn't see it as anti-trans. And that's pretty much what dumb fun is about. Dumb people get the dumb parts, which is why they miss the rest of the points and then see it in very black & white manner. This is very common among people who watch South Park, as it has very wide viewerbase from different age and social groups and there are lot of people who think it's supposed to validate their views. There are people who complain about new games being "too political" too because they were simply too stupid to get that Metal Gear was always very heave on social commentary.
So I understand why you liked to this episode, but I just didn't find it challenging enough to me as a viewer and I guess that's pretty much what those podcast people were saying too. I know Trey can write better and this episode had funny parts but it was just pretty lame episode in general.
The point is that it just wasn't well written episode. If you think "good" means that it made people you don't like mad, then your standard is pretty low as South Park has always done that but also made good points.>>111349779
Usually South Park has two kind of points: the ones were (usually) Kyle gives a speech about learning about something, and ones where the viewer is supposed to think about the theme more and make up their own opinion. This didn't feel neither of these, I kind of get that it was supposed to "start a discussion", but it was made on such weak basis that there isn't any point. You can't just make your point about nuanced issues when you haven't shown any nuance at all in the episode before, it feels like a lazy way to get to the point.