South Park: Season 23 Finale – "Christmas Snow" Review

Warning: this review contains full spoilers for South Park: Season 23, Episode 10. If you need a refresher on where we left off, here's our review for Season 23, Episode 9.

South Park has spent much of Season 23 toying with its usual formula. Creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have been pretending as if last year’s #CancelSouthPark promotion actually got the series booted off the air, replacing traditional South Park with spinoffs like “Tegridy Farms,” “One for the Ladies” and “The Scott Malkinson Show.” The finale tricks viewers into thinking the old status quo has finally been restored by finally bringing back the classic intro sequence and setting up a good, old-fashioned Christmas special. Instead, it quickly becomes clear that we aren’t quite done with Tegridy. And that, as it turns out, is just fine.Granted, this episode has something of an uphill battle to wage in winning over fans who have grown sick and tired of Randy Marsh’s entrepreneurial shtick. The idea that the Mayor and her staff have to turn to “an old friend” who wasn’t appreciated the first time around would probably have worked better if the series weren’t still doing the Tegridy Farms thing as recently as early November. The Randy reveal might have been funnier and more effective if this Christmas Special were tabled until 2020.South Park's Most Topical Episodes