South Park Reenacts the Civil War

Episode Summary for The Red Badge of Gayness: “Cartman has visions of glory as he suits up for the Confederacy in the annual reenactment of a Civil War battle, and leads the drunken rebels to defeat the union.” [Originally aired on 11/24/99] If you have twenty minutes and are looking for a good laugh than sit back and enjoy.  Click the link for the full episode.

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  • Terry Johnston Oct 27, 2009

    Kevin:

    Can't believe it's been ten years since this episode first came out. If only there were such a thing as S'Mores Schnapps!

    • Kevin Levin Oct 27, 2009

      It's absolutely hilarious, but I am still struck by the extent to which it captures many of the cultural characteristics of reenacting and the broader Civil War community.

  • Terry Johnston Oct 27, 2009

    Kevin:

    Can't believe it's been ten years since this episode first came out. If only there were such a thing as S'Mores Schnapps!

  • Kevin Levin Oct 28, 2009

    It's absolutely hilarious, but I am still struck by the extent to which it captures many of the cultural characteristics of reenacting and the broader Civil War community.

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