South Park Season 2 takes off right where Season 1 left off. If anything the jokes are pushed even further during the second season. Many of the true classic episodes that those that love the show reminisce about are included in season 2. Within these episodes are so many classic lines such as “respect my authority!” Great stuff that is just as funny now as it was then. Warner and Comedy Central have teamed up again to bring out a nicely packaged set of 3 DVDs that include all 18 episodes from season 2.
Included episodes in season 2 are as follows:
Terrance & Phillip in 'Not Without My Anus'
Cartman's Mom Is Still A Dirty Slut!
Ike's Wee Wee
The Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka
Chef's Salty Chocolate Balls
Roger Ebert Should Lay Off the Fatty Foods
Merry Christmas Charlie Manson
Prehistoric Ice Man
South Park Season 2 features all 18 episodes in their original 1.33:1 full frame broadcast ratio. Though the animation is rather cheap and crude, the transfers feature commendable work in terms of image quality. Colors are sharp with visible detail. Bleeding and such are not a factor. As for the prints, very clean and each DVD in the set is looks to be compression artifact free. Can't complain here as the show looks really good.
Dolby 2.0 audio is included for each episode. The show is simple, the animation is simple, so why should the audio be anything more than that? It shouldn't. The 2.0 audio is just what is needed. Anything else would be overkill. The tracks on each DVD are clear, distortion free, and in no way disappointing.
Season 1 had some issues with extras (remember those commentaries), but it did have a few funny items stuffed in the set. Season 2 is about the same (though no commentaries are available this time at all) with a few choice items.
Goin' Down to South Park is a 50 minute documentary about the show and the creative process involved with brining it to Comedy Central. You get to see clips with footage of the production offices plus tons of interviews with Parker, Stone, and other including some Comedy Central executives. Not too much focus is on the actual animation which might disappoint some. Besides this you get a video for Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls and some Comedy Central promo stuff.
At this stage in the game you already know if you are a South Park fan or not. If you are then certainly you need to own the season 2 DVD box set. The second season was still a bit of hit and miss, but more hit, and when it did hit, it hit hard. Some of the episodes are gut-bustlingly funny. As for the quality of the DVDs, they are on par with season 1 for the most part with possibly a bit cleaner video. Recommended to all who like their comedy crude with plenty of not so subtle adult context.