With season 14 of South Park about to air, we all know that the show will be teeing off with its take on the Tiger Woods scandal, but it’s fun to speculate on what other celebrities and events season 14 will take on. This is a look at what celebrities, TV shows, and current events I’d love to see South Park focus on in season 14, from ‘Jersey Shore’ to ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘Teen Mom’. So check out my wish list and see which of these the creators decide to parody:
Jersey Shore – When it comes to parodies of celebrities, the cast of ‘Jersey Shore’ is definitely some fresh (albeit day-glo orange) meat for season 14 of South Park to take on. Perhaps the ‘Jersey Shore’ cast could decide to do their next season of the show in South Park, or maybe Cartman could start trying to live the guido lifestyle in what would be one of the best parodies of season 14 (I can already picture Snooki as a South Park character; it’s a match made in comedy heaven).
Alice in Wonderland – Wouldn’t Butters make the perfect Alice for an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ parody for season 14? Have him chase a white rabbit into a tea party rally, where he meets the “Mad Hatter” (a tea bagger dressed like Uncle Sam), and ends up on a mission to seek out the Red Queen (Sarah Palin). With the popularity of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and all of the tea bagger madness going on, I’d love to see South Park combine the two for season 14.
Heidi Montag – I’m not sure where to go with this one for season 14 of South Park; perhaps Mr. Garrison could be inspired by Heidi Montag to undergo multiple plastic surgeries of his own to become the perfect woman. When it comes to celebrity parodies for season 14, this one is just too obvious to pass up.
Conan O’Brien and Jay Leno – The recent late night wars would make perfect fodder for season 14 of South Park, especially when you consider that Conan is a “ginger”. Cartman, who definitely is a ginger-ist, would be on Jay Leno’s side, why the rest of the gang would be pro-Coco. An epic battle would ensue, and we’d see Jay Leno and massive chin go down. It would be one of the best celebrity parodies South Park could do for season 14, and I bet the show’s creators could get Conan to do his own voice.
New Moon – I know South Park took on the whole vampire craze before, but I think you can never have too many ‘Twilight’ parodies. Perhaps Wendy could be torn between her love for two very different boys, a pale, anemic one with great hair and another that’s just really hairy (hey, body hair’s a big deal when you’re younger). Then she could simply decide they’re both gross and beg for Stan to take her back. It’s one of the parodies I’d love to see most for season 14, and one I really hope the creators consider doing.
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire – Couldn’t you just picture Cartman seeing the movie ‘Precious’ and starting to act like the abused, overweight girl in the film? Or perhaps he could decide that his size could make him a famous Hollywood actor; I could just see him winning an Academy Award just to rub it in Kyle’s face. It would be one of the more controversial parodies of season 14, but controversy is what South Park thrives on.
Lady Gaga – Sure Cartman sang ‘Poker Face’ last season, but South Park really needs to take on Lady Gaga for season 14. I could just see the girls of South Park starting to try to emulate her, or, more likely, Cartman, who’s always looking for a way to get attention. Perhaps he could even come up with more creative costumes and end up being Lady Gaga’s replacement, just like his hand puppet did with J-Lo. I just think if South Park wants to create some buzz during season 14, this is one of the celebrity parodies that they have to do.
Glee – South Park is known for its great musical moments, so why not do an episode that parodies the popular TV series Glee? I could just see the teachers and students starting their own glee club, and I would love to see the South Park kids do their own parodies and mash-ups of popular songs. Plus if season 14 wants to parody all that is currently popular, a Glee shout-out needs to be at the top of the list.
Teen Mom – Another of the TV series that’s currently popular, this is one of the parodies that I think season 14 of South Park really needs to do. Is the show ‘Teen Mom’ sending the message to teen girls that having a baby can get you on MTV? I don’t know if girls are starting to think this way, but I could already see Cartman posing as a girl, hijacking an infant from somewhere, and ending up on Teen Mom in yet another scheme to gain fortune and fame. Cartman as a teen mom that realizes just how hard an infant is to take care of would be hilarious, and this is one of the parodies I’d most love to see in season 14.
Toyota Dangers – Perhaps the town of South Park could be attacked by killer Toyotas that transform into giant robots in a combination of the ‘Transformers’ movies and the recent dangers associated with the Toyota Prius. It would be one of the most recently relevant parodies the show could do for season 14, as automakers lament not turning the Priuses into scrap metal when they first starting showing warning signs of thinking on their own (accelerating without warning).
James Cameron – I know South Park already took on ‘Avatar’, but I’d love to see them have another go at it for season 14. Why not have James Cameron create his own Oscar-shaped Avatar to exact revenge against his Oscar-winning ex-wife? I could just see the boys somehow getting involved and trying to stop him (with bombs, of course).
So from movies to celebrities and TV shows, season 14 of South Park has a lot to work with, and it’ll be interesting to see if anyone or anything on this list ends up in one of the show’s great parodies.