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'South Park': The Coon vs. Mysterion. These are dark times

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Southpark_obama Last night’s South Park spoofed Watchmen, The Dark Knight, Spider-Man 3, and probably a bunch of other superhero movies I’m not Geek enough to have spotted. (Around here, that means I’m not cool enough. Oh, hamburgers!)

Dark Times wasn’t as life-changing for me as last week’s epic Jonas Brothers/purity rings season 13 premiere, but I cracked up at how “the wretched underbelly of society” translated to an outdoor storage facility (the makeshift headquarters for Professor Chaos and General Disarray — welcome back!), and the improvised Shepard Fairey poster of President Barack Obama with googly southparkian eyes. “He was supposed to change things. He didn’t.” And the janky POSSIBLE SUSPECTS bulletin board grouping Cartman with Harvey Fierstein and Bruce Vilanch is today’s desktop pattern. I tiled this s—.

I don’t think we’re supposed to guess at the identity of Mysterion, whose question mark-on-a-spring headpiece sort of made me want to hug him instead of fear him. (Or her. Sorry Wendy.) But if I had to, my money’s on Stan, because we already know he thinks Kyle’s the smartest kid in class. Watch the full episode at South Park Studios, or press play below for the ep’s Watchmen-esque opening.