"South Park" is generally a pretty random show that revolves around satirical humor and commentary and tries to get as many jokes in as possible without much regard for character development. For the most part, at least.
That being said, they make exceptions on a few occasions. Well, actually, only one that I can think of. The relationship between Kenny and his little sister Karen is the sole source of pretty much each and every time in this show I can remember where they took a break from humor and had scenes that were solely intended to be genuinely heartwarming and touching without trying to be funny.
In the scenes they have together where she knows that he’s her big brother Kenny, she clings close to him and he supports her in a protective big brotherly-way. And then, furthermore, whenever his little sister is crying and in distress, Kenny dons his superhero costume and becomes her “guardian angel,” helping his little sister whenever she’s in need and encourages her and tells her that she always has someone who loves her and will look out for her no matter how bad things get.
hahaha I would like to argue South Park has quuuiiiite a bit of character development, it’s just very gradual, I mean c’mon, the show is 17 seasons, you really think all of that is just random shit with no deeper character development? I guess thats just my two cents though cause I personally see it as a very character driven show, with ridiculous scenarios to prepel the comedy forward hahaha- that being said, Kenny’s storylines are always super great, so yes, this.
I think it’s really easy to look at the show from either standpoint. If you don’t watch shows looking for character development, you probably wouldn’t notice it at all. Also, like you said, it’s pretty gradual so if you’re only a casual viewer, it probably slips by unnoticed.
That said though, I think what happens with Kenny and Karen in the last season or so is so notable because Kenny’s spent most of the last decade resembling more of a prop than a character. (There are 3 Kenny jokes: he’s poor, he’s pervy, he dies frequently) That’s not to say that he hasn’t been an important character (he’s very crucial in Bigger, Longer, Uncut, for instance).
But I think what MAKES these moments so great is the reveal that he’s Mysterion, and also tying that in with his ‘powers’. Now he’s got this protector identity, and we get all of these little endearing moments with his little sister. They took a little bit of time to give Kenny some proper characterization, finally, and they could’ve easily just resigned after the Mysterion/Coon and Friends episodes, but they’ve been keeping it up, the way they do, with the gradual character development thing…
Anyway I’m just kind of rambling but Kenny’s character development is super great and heart-warming and I love it
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can cute boys stop being
- younger than me
- 15 years older than me
- 12343435 miles away
9: All of the above
How could they be all of the above
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It took me so long to decide Year 1’s layout.
What DID happen on their second year though?
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