Trey Parker is one of the funniest guys around, and one of the most talented, even though you'd never guess it from looking at him and his giant head.
Cannibal! The Musical (1996) -- If you're like me, you'll be singing these songs months after you watch the movie, even if you only watch it once. Trey Parker always goes for the typical jokes (like the guy who won't die no matter how many times you stab him), but he makes it funny and new each time somehow. Because in addition to the great music (and I'm serious when I say it's great, as good or better than any musical I've heard) and the parody of the musical, it's just a hilarious movie to watch. A
Orgasmo (1997) -- Not as funny as Cannibal! The Musical, but it's still pretty funny throughout, with some famous porn stars for you to enjoy (like the lovely Chasey Lain). B
South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut (1999) -- A really big and elaborate South Park episode, it deals with one of the favorite issues that the show deals with, that adults totally ignore their children in trying to save them from the world, while more or less destroying the world while they're doing it. This time the children are being "protected" from Terrence and Phillip, the comedy duo that's just as funny as the regular South Park characters. Trey Parker returns to the musical again, treating it mostly like a parody of a modern Disney movie (with other parodies thrown in, like Les Miz or adult contemporary versions of musical numbers), and -- again -- the music is better than any Disney music being written today. Laugh aloud stuff. The Mole is the best. A
Team America: World Police (2004) -- Lots of stuff going on here. It's a parody of action films, a political satire, a musical, and a puppet show... and all of these elements work together pretty well. The joke of having puppets doing "serious" action cliches doesn't get as old as you might think (or old at all), and the satire works particular well because it's not partisan or trying to change your vote for November 2004 (unlike many other political movies coming about during this time). It's just making fun of America and the people in it, but in the end giving us the these-days-uncommon message that some of the seemingly jerky things the country doing is needed, even if often handled badly or done to excess. Mostly, of course, the movie is just really really funny. Contains one of the best extended metaphors ever. A
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