'South Park' staged its own 'Intervention' in 'Crippled Summer' last night | EW.com

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'South Park' staged its own 'Intervention' in 'Crippled Summer' last night

As usual for South Park after it airs a few high-profile media-baiting episodes, last night’s edition was a smaller-scale riot. As extended, deft parody of an episode of A&E’s Intervention, it told the tale of Towelie, that

hapless rectangle of absorbent cloth we’ve seen before. Towelie can talk, walk, and get addicted to crystal meth and heroin.

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Trying to earn money to support his habit by working at a summer camp, Towelie just sinks further into degradation. Along the way, South Park made its commentary about a summer-camp for kids with various disabilities, and introduced us to a “shark mating whistle.” The half-hour concluded with a nicely juvenile, gratuitous slap at Stephen Baldwin.

Not the kind of South Park episode that’s going to stir national-news debate, but funny and vulgar enough to satisfy fans.

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