I know I’m a little late to this party, but I just watched the “D-Yikes!” episode of South Park, in which Ms. Garrison (formerly Mr. Garrison) declares she is gay.
And how does she fulfill the lesbian stereotypes? Well, let me count the ways.
1. Man-hating: Janet (Ms. Garrison) says men are stupid and think with their penises.
5. How do two women even have sex, anyway? That’s what Janet wonders, but soon she finds herself shrieking, “Scissor me timbers!”
Yeah, it sounds fairly offensive and (even worse) kind of lame. But if you’re a South Park fan — if and only if — you’ll probably find yourself amused. The show still knows how to push stereotypes to the limit, and this episode also features a parody of 300. As the battle begins, pitting lesbians against Persians, Ms. Garrison says, “This isn’t crazy. THIS IS LESBOS.” Har.
As AE user browne pointed out in the forums, Andrew Sullivan had this to say about the episode:
“Landmark”? Um, hyperbolic much? And since when is Sullivan an expert on lesbian bars? As for the “fondness,” I don’t know if I’d use that word, but I agree that the episode wasn’t mean-spirited — with the possible exception of the use of the word “faggot” (uttered during the battle with the Persians). All in all, it was quintessential South Park.