James Cameron Saves World From Honey Boo Boo On South Park
"James Cameron is who James Cameron is because James Cameron does what James Cameron does." At least I think that's what James Cameron's doppelganger said on Wednesday night's new episode of South Park after diving into the depths to "raise the bar" and save the world from Honey Boo Boo and fat people who terrorize the world on motorized scooters.
While President Obama debated Mitt Romney on the networks, Michelle Obama made a cameo appearance in a wonderfully meta episode of the Comedy Central series in which the Avatar, Titanic and Terminator director — who last spring dived to the bottom of the deepest place on earth, the Marianas Trench in the Pacific Ocean — took it upon himself to save the world from the cultural nadir established by Honey Boo Boo (whose consumption of "sketti and butter" and other craptastic food necessitates her being fitted with a pig's heart in the episode).
For those who listen to NPR and still read the New York Times, Honey Boo Boo is the nickname of ultra-zaftig child beauty pageant oddity Alana Thompson, who has her own show on TLC, which, believe it or not, stands for The Learning Channel. As South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone indicated in Wednesday night's episode, Honey Boo Boo's emergence in the culture has lowered the bar even farther than President Bill Clinton's oral sexcapades with Monica Lewinsky.
The good news is that after Cameron saves the dignity of our culture, he instructs the crew of Team Cameron to "Set a course for the set of Avatar 2!" Now that's what we call N'avi-gation! (Ba-dum-bump!)
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