List Rules Vote up the most on-point elements of South Park's "Skank Hunt" episode.
South Park has been savagely laying waste to everything the world holds dear for decades. Rather than blunting their acerbic wit, time has acted as a whetstone to sharpen their sword metaphors. In "Skank Hunt," South Park examines the way in which the digital world is becoming increasingly intertwined with our lives outside of our digital personas, expertly satirizing Internet culture and our desperate need for validation.
This South Park Internet satire hits so hard because most of it felt 100% real. From the way that one person is able to poison another’s life without ever making physical contact to the way that we’ve all become online detectives, "Skank Hunt" could make anybody feel a little self conscious about their own online habits.
You can always count on South Park to make you feel uncomfortable with your own behavior. At its best, the show is a mirror held up to society to showcase how terrible we can be, especially when we think we’re doing the right thing. If the show is supposed to make us feel weird about the way we use the internet – it succeeded.
Vote up the most on-point observations in South Park’s “Skank Hunt” episode.
The Students' Desire to Remain Connected Despite the Negative Online Garbage
The Loss of a Device Feels Like Dying
The All-Too Accurate Number of Cartman's Digital Devices
Gerald's Sociopathic Ability to Disconnect from the Consequences of His Online Behavior
Signing Off of Social Media Is Treated as a Legitimate Suicide
Gerald's Joy Over the World Taking Notice of His Trolling
Gerald's Soundtracking His Internet Time
The Way No One Was Able to Go Offline with Grace
Most of the Town Is Unable to Separate Themselves from Their Online Actions
Gerald's Overtly Sexual yet Incredibly Childish Trolling
The Boys Don't Understand the Pain of Trolling Until It Affects Them Directly
Trolls Are Never Who You Think They Are
Gerald Easily Hacking a Presidential Election
Denmark Acknowledging Gerald Only Makes Him Troll Harder
The Way Online Comments Affect Heidi
The Sheer Power the Internet Holds Over the Entire Town
Mr. Mackey's Need to Keep Everyone on Social Media
Scott's Intense Back and Forth Over Deleting His Twitter Account
The Need to Self Harm via the Internet
Skankhunter42 Is an Alarmingly Normal Twitter Handle
The Witch Hunt for Cartman and How It Turns Out to Be Fruitless
The Way Only the Girls Understand the True Pain Caused by Gerald's Trolling