Trey and Matt have been accused of jumping the shark a couple times, but last night’s South Park episode — “World war Zimmerman” — showed that Broadway’s only sharpened the duo’s razor-edged satire. ‘Stand Your Ground’ As Explained By South Park in Episode Featuring George Zimmerman
The show’s premise follows that of World War Z; except in this version, Cartman is Brad Pitt and raging black people are the zombies. Cartman, who like most Teabaggers, has long “feared” a brewing race war…by which, we mean that he’s been eagerly awaiting it for years, and done everything he could to trigger one.
Fearing for his own life and delusional from a lack of sleep, Cartman comes to believe that the only black kid in town (Token) is about to lose it over the Zimmerman verdict. Tortured by visions of a race war, Cartman begins hallucinating in class and comes to see Token as “Patient Zero” for the brewing conflict.
Some national panic and a few crashed airlines later, the Federal Government shows up at the home of America’s most willing black-kid killer. They attempt to recruit Zimmerman to do what he does best: kill Patient Zero…South Park’s Token Black. Eric Cartman, on the other hand, has come to the conclusion that George Zimmerman is in fact Patient Zero. Only Zimmerman’s death can stop the plague of raging blacks…and Florida’s Stand Your Ground laws will allow him to do just that.
Zimmerman, ever the weary warrior, first attempts to refuse the assignment…and then grudgingly accepts. But before he can, Zimmerman’s black-killing senses alert him to a disturbance in the White Force. He whips around just in time to see Eric Cartman — face painted Assassin Black — running up the front lawn toward him.
And then, THIS happened.
EPILOGUE: Cartman wakes up in class, realizing that the whole World War had been a dream. He is, however, inspired by Dream Zimmerman to Stand His Ground against Token Black. Spray-painting a red circle around himself in the road, Cartman lures Token in with the promise of a “fist bump” to end their differences.
As token steps foot into Cartman’s circle, fist extended for a bump, Cartman whips out a .45 and shoots him in the chest from three feet away. He cries out to all potential onlookers:
“SEE! Did everybody see that!? I was just standing my ground!“