Skuzzlebutt Saves the Boys in “Volcano,” South Park Episode 103

When the town learns that a volcano is about to explode and lava is about to flow straight into town destroying everyone and everything, they try to learn volcano safety and then to dig a trench to divert the lava elsewhere. Good thinking.

One person lands himself on the news, and holds up a sign that says, John 3:16. Though it isn’t on the board, this verse reads, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

That’s a fascinating verse for this man to hold up before he dies in a volcano, no? South Park, already in the third episode, employs the Bible and does so in a meaningful way. Very interesting, if you ask me.

Skuzzlebutt, an imaginary creature who serves an important purpose in this episode, connects nicely to the idea in the Imaginationland trilogy that makes us think about how imaginary things are still real.

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