South Park: The 1% are like an overweight, whiny fourth grader

By Jonathan Terbush
Thursday, November 3, 2011 9:36 EDT
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South Park turned in their take on the Occupy Wall Street protests last night, with the children railing against not wealth, but fatness.

In the episode, the entire elementary school fails a national fitness test because one student, Cartman, is so unhealthy that he drags down the school’s average scores. When the school swaps recess for more gym classes, the “99%” turn on Cartman, despite Cartman’s insistence that his weight problem is really President Obama’s fault.

As tensions escalate, two fourth graders, a drummer, and someone in a Guy Fawkes mask occupy a random Red Robin restaurant while dozens of police fret about whether they can adequately control that protest.

Here’s where the kids decide to launch their own 99% protest:

Jonathan Terbush
Jonathan Terbush
Jon Terbush is a Boston-based writer whose work has appeared in Talking Points Memo, Business Insider, the New Haven Register, and elsewhere. He tweets about politics, cats, and baseball via @jonterbush.
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