South Park Dreams About ‘Inception’ with ‘Insheeption’ Episode

Published 5 years ago by , Updated October 23rd, 2012 at 8:23 am,

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If you’re still having trouble understanding Inception – and you think our Inception ending explained article doesn’t have enough firemen, then South Park has you covered.

Last night, the hit animated satire dreamed up an intense, and politically incorrect (of course), take on this summer’s most exciting film with last night’s episode, “Insheeption.”

South Park hasn’t pulled any punches this last year, with the animated series going full-throttle social satire – poking-fun at popular topics including the Tiger Woods scandal, Tron, and Avatar.

“Insheeption” follows Stan who enters counseling in order to help him overcome his “hoarding” addiction. Instead of a normal counseling session, Stan enters Mr. Mackey’s memory. Then, things take a turn for the worse.

Here’s the official episode teaser (courtesy of Comedy Central):

“When hes sent to the school counselor to talk about his disorder, Stan realizes that hes not the only one who has a problem. When Mr. Mackey and Stan agree to surrender themselves to the hoarding experts, Stan gets a more than a glimpse of what it was like for Mr. Mackey in the 4th grade at South Park Elementary.”

There are a number of digs at Inception in the episode but, certainly the most dramatic, occurs around the 11:00 minute mark.

Check out the clip “A Dream Within A Dream” below but keep in mind, it’s South Park and is therefore NSFW or younger audiences.

While the “Dream Within A Dream” clip certainly matches the tone of the blockbuster film, it’s the clip “A Taco Within A Taco!” that sums up South Park‘s feelings about the logic behind Inception – as well as gives a not-so-subtle nod to Hans Zimmer’s iconic soundtrack.

“Insheeption” isn’t the first time that South Park has tackled a Christopher Nolan property – the series spoofed the Dark Knight back in March 2009. The aforementioned Dark Knight/Watchmen spoof episode, “The Coon” was mild in comparison to the shocking finale of “Insheeption” which offers up one of the series’ more offensive moments – especially following what was a mostly satirical and laugh-out-loud movie spoof.

Needless to say, while you’re waiting for the upcoming Inception DVD/Blu-ray release, you can check out the full “Insheeption” episode  over at the show’s official site, South Park Studios. Then come back and let us know your thoughts.

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South Park airs every Wednesday @ 10pm on Comedy Central.

Source: South Park Studios

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  1. ….I wish they’d get back to the way they used to be…

  2. i watched ut and thort it was lol south park has just got a direct link to my funny bone 😛

  3. This episode was so great! No one is safe from south park! Last weeks jersey episode was awesome too. They are always so fresh with material.

    • The Jersey Episode was great. I really hate that show. Now I can’t even look at Snookie without cracking up.

      • “Snookie want smoosh-smoosh!!”

    • @They are always so fresh with material.”

      Soo much they riped-off college humor’s parody of ‘Inception’, which is exactly what they did. Trey Parker and Matt Stone even admitted it.

  4. I thought it was funny, but I agree that it’s nothing like some of the earlier material. The take-home message was really cool, too.

  5. To me South Park’s best days are well behind them. I was a kid when the first few seasons aired and enjoyed their crude-for-the-sake-of-crude humor. They then delved into mixing that humor with commentary sociopolitical issues as well as satirizing things that are normally taboo to great comic (and often thought-provoking) effect. I would say seasons 8 & 9 were the peak seasons. They still manage to make me laugh on occasion, but all the humor feels recycled. [Take topical pop culture reference, add blue humor, rinse repeat.]

  6. The revelation towards the end of that episode was really, really disturbing, even by South Park standards.

    I thought it was a solid episode overall, though. My mom’s a really bad hoarder, so a lot of the jokes really hit at my home life, which I liked. The Inception subplot had a few week points, and the satire kind of fell short in that most of the things that they made fun were not actually in the movie. But, it was funny.

  7. So funny best one in while, and I loved the mackie parts. “Im gonna go play with my light brights stan mmmmk” epic funny.

  8. It was funny to me. Especially when stan’s mom said just because its confusing doesn’t make it cool.

  9. The first one, “A Dream Within A Dream” was done first by College Humor. They’re even saying the same lines from that video!

  10. I loved inception, but you have to give it to Trey and Matt for being able to poke fun at anything. A taco within a double decked within a taco within a taco! Stan clean out you locker! :)

  11. South Park haters? really? South parks not slowing down, its just getting smarter. It combines intelligence and crudeness at the same time in a beautiful horrifying mix.

  12. oh by the way..

    Stan wanting to keep the sandwich was awesome.
    The pizza guy, Im going in.. ahaha
    Freddy and matt hasselbeck,

    But of all stans dad took the cake.

    Randy: weee! look im a beautiful butterfly,
    Stan: dad are you going to help me.
    Randy: i was gonnaaa, but this is soo much fun. Im going to go find some butterfly p((n.
    Then the inception crew shows up trying to unload on him..
    Awesome episode.

    • It was brilliant. Pizza guy and stans dad definitely took the cake.

  13. The Coon is one of my favourite South Park’s of all time.

  14. Bum bum bum dun dun dundun woop woop bum bun da-dan

  15. Give a Hoot. Don’t pollute tha dookie shoot.

  16. So brilliant. I was waiting for this article to come up. What made it even better (being from Seattle) was having Matt Hasselback on it. Most random pull ever considering no one knows or cares about him outside Seattle (unless he is on your fantasy team, which most likely he isn’t). Just brilliant all the way around. I can’t wait to watch it again.

    • I’m down in portland and we don’t even care about hasselback lol! Great pull for sure!

  17. I still love South Park and get a kick out of watching it but I agree with Jim: South Park is over the hill and has kind of lost that crude randomness that made it so lovable. Now all that South Park does is repeat one same formula: find a socio-political issue, mock the hell out of it until it isn’t funny anymore and throw in a crude reference to a celebrity. What happened to stories just about South Park that were amazing just for their sheer vulgarity? I dunno, something tells me South Park is closer to it’s end than most people think.

    • some people actually LIKE the topical humor more than the “sheer vulgarity” of the old days. I’m one of them. I far prefer the last few seasons of SP to the earliest ones.

  18. Hans Zimmer? I though Zack Hemsey did the theme song for Inception.

  19. I loved this episode. Easily the best of this half of the season so far. Dr. Chinstrap doing the background music was priceless and Mr. Mackey as a little kid was hilarious. The ripping on Inception was the icing on the cake though. Just great stuff all around.