the latest episode of south park, titled “the coon“, is (obviously) a reference to watchmen – and i’d say it’s a good one. :)
cartman is doing an impersonation of rorschach (from watchmen), complete with journal-entry-type monologues, a deep “whispering loudly” voice and a racist name1.
for comparison, here’s the beginning of watchmen: rorschach’s journal, october 12th 1985.
- “coon can refer to an ethnic slur used for people of african descent.” —wikipedia; “an insulting name for a black person.” —urbandictionary [↩]