As far as the topicality (word?) of this, maybe a year or so late, but man what a funny episode. Cartman as "The Dog" was hilarious and the main story with Ike and his teacher might turn some people off, but as long as you realize they are making fun of that situation, you will laugh. This continues the strong season the first two episodes started....brah
Lisa: Poor predicatble Bart, always picks rock Bart: Good ole rock, nothing beats that
Cartman's explantion about sex: "What's the big deal? You get a boner, slap her titties around, stick it in her and you pee. If you don't want to get her pregnant, pull it out and pee on her leg." That just about destroyed me for a good 90 seconds.
Trey and Matt (Trey's 37 today) are 3-3 for this half of season 10. Except for Tsst, some of A Million Little Fibers, and the part of Manbearpig where Cartman ate the treasure, I thought the first half of season 10 was uncharacteristically bad. They were so far up their own asses about Family Guy they weren't being funny. Right now, they're firing on all cylinders.
There's something disturbing about using Ike in THIS kind of plot. It reeks of something used solely for shock value. Either that or they were shooting to make it SO over-the-top that it came all the way back around to being funny. Didn't really work for me.
However, Cartman going power-mad as the hall monitor had me in stitches, especially the videos. And watching him drag Butters with his pants down to the principal's office was just too good.
TEN YEARS AGO IN WRESTLING HISTORY: OCTOBER 1996 WWF: Mankind d. Undertaker in the first ever Buried Alive match at...WWF Buried Alive. Also, Steve Austin continued his efforts to bring Bret Hart back to the ring by turning on Brian Pillman, shattering his ankle in what to this day is known as "Pillmanizing".
WCW: Hulk Hogan d. Randy Savage in a main event no one cared about, but Roddy Piper came out immediately after to end Halloween Havoc with a bang. The Outsiders won their first WCW Tag Team titles by beating Harlem Heat.
This is such a fantastic show and the perfect counter to MacFarlane overload. With the family dynamic played up the way it is, I'm pretty sure this is going to end up the successor to The Simpsons. It can slide right in to that 8pm Sunday time slot.