OMG!! I am constantly amazed at quickly they can put together a topical episode. I don't watch the show as regularly as I did in the early seasons, but every so often I will flip by and give it a watch. Last night was one of those times and I thought it was great.
South Park's immediacy is legendary. I remember in 2000 there was an episode, and at the end was a preview for the following Wednesday's new episode. The preview was about 5 girls coming to South Park- okay fine. The Sunday afterwards was the raid on Elian Gonzalez's house where they took him, and the next Wednesday they had incorporated the raid into the episode, with the whole thing being a parody of little Elian.
Agreed - I quoted that in the DMCA last night.
All the new shows this season have been freakin' hilarious. Gay marriage, discrimination and scientology - South Park is teaching me to be a better person.