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Occupy Wall Street moves to 'South Park' [Video]

November 2, 2011 |  8:00 am


There’s a new fat cat in "South Park" tonight: Eric Cartman, with a nod to the Occupy Wall Street protests, will dub himself the newest denizen of the 1% club.

"South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are the latest to opine on the movement with a new episode that has the roly-poly cartoon character flubbing his school’s fitness test. His failure dilutes the scores of the other elementary school students, resulting in more gym exercises for everyone.

Cue mass resentment from the 99% and first backlash and then melancholy for Cartman. Sound familiar? 

The Occupy movement has inspired a pop culture outpouring. Commentators including Michael Moore, Joan Rivers and Jon Stewart have all weighed in. Halloween costumes included top-hats and minks, and plethora of Guy Fawkes masks, even some in cephalopod outfits bearing “Octopi” signs.


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-- Tiffany Hsu

Video: A clip from "South Park." Credit: South Park Studios