South Park Cock Magic Review

Pick any season of South Park. There are episodes heavy on social commentary and light on silliness or light on commentary and heavy on the silliness. “Cock Magic” belongs in the later category.

The two major story lines involved cock magic. Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny get in an underground Magic The Gathering ring where the players are actual chickens.

This sets up Randy’s story. In a misunderstanding only Randy Marsh can do, he tries to educate the boys on “cock magic” safety. But his version is different from what the boys are doing. Randy’s version involves elaborate magic tricks with his penis. A hobby he learned in college, which also got him kicked out of college.

Randy’s story is the funner tale with the highlight coming from his first amateur gig- a kid’s birthday party. Randy’s trick is to saw his penis in half, then fakes an injury causing a panic among the youngsters. This scene was half funny and half uncomfortable.

The boys’ storyline was more rediculous than anything else. The roosters playing Magic The Gathering, and being damn good at it, provided some chuckles, but fell flat for me. Since I haven’t thought about that card game since graduating high school in 2000, a lot of the references are lost on me.

The episode is unfiltered silliness. But they do touch on the state of women’s athletics here in the states. The school’s girls volleyball team is damn good and plaies for championships. Despite their talent on the court, they struggle to pull in crowds to watch them play.

This is a real problem for women’s sports from collegiate softball and volleyball to the WNBA. The ladies basketball teams at the University of Conneticut and Tennessee have great fans and play for decent crowds, but that’s far from the norm.

But the underground Magic the Gathering matches, have a solid crowd in every scene. It’s referred to as “Some real manly shit.” The first Magic fight pitting Kenny against a stereotypical player at a comic shop had more spectators than the volleyball team. The only way they improved their attendence was merging their sport with the “Cock Magic.”

“Cock Magic” had some funny parts and Randy’s storyline stole the show, but the funny moments were few and far between. Check our other South Park reviews here.

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