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Sarcastaball 

Angered over the overly sensitive parents in South Park over their kids playing football because of recent news about concussions, Randy invents the game Sarcastaball in order to get people to see how stupid they've been.

Director:

Trey Parker

Writers:

Trey Parker (created by), Matt Stone (created by)
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Episode credited cast:
Mona Marshall ... (voice)
Trey Parker ... Eric Cartman / Stan Marsh
April Stewart
Matt Stone
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Angered over the overly sensitive parents in South Park over their kids playing football because of recent news about concussions, Randy invents the game Sarcastaball in order to get people to see how stupid they've been. But when everybody takes it seriously, Randy ends up begrudgingly taking the game national. Butters, the most knowledgeable of the game, becomes the coach for the kids. Written by Secret Sauce

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1930s to 2020s | See All (1) »

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Animation | Comedy

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"Sarcastaball" references the controversial calls of replacement referees in a September 24, 2012 Green Bay Packers - Seattle Seahawks NFL game, and spoofs musician Cee Lo Green, sports talk personality Jim Rome, and NFL players Peyton Manning and LaMarr Woodley. See more »

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Randy Marsh: This is cum.
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Referenced in South Park: The Stick of Truth (2014) See more »

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If You Liked 'Human Cent-iPad...'
27 September 2012 | by cmwill-1See all my reviews

During their "commentary-minis" on the DVD collections, Trey Parker and Matt Stone often talk about running into a mental barrier in the writers room, and they explain that this is where ideas like "Crab People" and "Oprah Winfrey's Talking Vagina" came from. Although these ideas are pretty funny (to me), they're easily forgotten as soon as the episode ends and we're left thinking, "THAT'S what they came up with? It's...passable...I suppose." Don't get me wrong: I love every bit of this show, even the very base episodes like "Sarcastaball," which was chock-full of 'mock' humor and reminiscent of episodes like "More Crap" and "Faith Hilling." My only problem with this episode is that it lacks Trey Parker's signature touch of storyline progression, where 'A' leads logically to 'B' strictly because happens which MAKES IT go there (if you listen to his commentaries or watch interviews addressing his writing process, his hits on this point A LOT.) "Sarcastaball," as a full episode, is a continuous repetition of the first few minutes with very few laughs and nothing new to say. I would recommend the episode "Crack Baby Athletic Association" (15x5) over "Sarcastaball," mostly because the former is grounded (mostly) in reality and makes us think of a current topic while enjoying a few good laughs (again, a Trey Parker and Matt Stone signature), while the latter addresses a small topic in a completely unrealistic manner where even the characters we've come to love for all their goofiness don't act like themselves AT ALL. Not a mid-season opener, but I have faith the South Park Studios crew will deliver some mind-blowing episodes before Season 16 closes.


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