'South Park' Immigration Episode: Butters Inspires Mexicans To Go Back To Mexico (VIDEO)
This week's episode of "South Park" took the boys far away from Colorado, way down to a standoff between Mexican immigrants and border patrol in Texas. How'd they get there? Like usual, it all started with a silly game.
This isn't the first time Trey Parker and Matt Stone have touched on immigration, but it just might be their most pointed analysis yet (or as pointed as a M-rated cartoon on Comedy Central can be). The episode revolves around sweet, naive little Butters, who becomes "The Last Of The Meheecans" after he gets lost while playing a Mexican in a pretend Texans vs. Mexicans game with the other boys.
Butters, or "Mantequilla" attempts to find his way home and ends up becoming an icon for Mexican immigrants everywhere along the way. He plays his character so well, he not only gets hired by a Suburban white couple who think he is an illegal immigrant, but also convinces every Mexican in the U.S. to cross the border back into Mexico, as you'll see in the clip below.
This huge surge in Mexican pride baffles the border patrol (of which Cartman is now a part) who can only come up with one reason for the mass exodus:
"When we asked Obama to stop illegal immigrants, we didn't mean to make the U.S. so sh*tty they wouldn't want to come anymore."