September 26, 2015 - 7:00 AM
TORONTO - The irreverent American animated series "South Park" has looked north for jokes several times in its history ("Blame Canada," anyone?).
The latest Canadian-themed episode, which aired earlier this week, is a whopper, depicting a Donald Trump lookalike as Canada's "president" and Canucks as "undocumented immigrants" irking South Park residents.
Here are five standout moments from the episode, entitled "Where My Country Gone?"
1. The episode starts with South Park men complaining in a bar about illegal immigrants "crossing the border with their dirty families, playing their stupid music." The men then leer at a group of Canadians playing pool and drinking beer in the bar, spouting in a stereotypical northern accent: "Hey, buddy" (which sounds more like "Hey, buddeh").
2. Mr. Garrison, a teacher, complains to the school principal about said immigrants getting up in the middle of his lecture to play music. Replies the principal: "So did you forget that at 8 and 11, all Canadians face east and play Chuck Mangione — or did you not care to find out about their religious customs?" The principal then orders the faculty to take "Canadian language night classes."
3. School students observe a group of Canucks in the cafeteria during lunch. "They're all eating together and praying, and they're putting syrup on their mac 'n' cheese!" exclaims one student. Eric then concludes the flood of immigrants was ignited by an acceptance-themed speech given at the White House by Kyle, whose brother is Canadian.
4. In the aforementioned Canadian language night classes, a teacher imagines himself in a music video for a song that asks, "Where Has My Country Gone?" The music video depicts Canucks replacing "Stop" signs with "Stop Buddy" signs, playing street hockey and selling Beaver Tails in the street.
5. Mr. Garrison suggests building a wall along the U.S-Canada border. Turns out Canada has already built one. Mr. Garrison goes over Niagara Falls in a barrel to get into Canada. Washing up on the shores, he finds the country a barren wasteland where the Trump lookalike is busting a move to the Men Without Hats tune "The Safety Dance" in his office.
News from © The Canadian Press , 2015