Killer Mike raps about the mass incarceration (of elderly people) on South Park: Watch

A 22-minute episode of South Park often says more about about a particular issue or crisis than you’ll hear from Congress during an entire term. That was again the case with tonight’s episode, as Trey Parker and Matt Stone commented on America’s opioid and mass incarceration epidemics. *Spoiler alert* The episode depicted the Shady Acres Retirement Community as an asylum brimming with the forgotten underbelly of society, whose inmates make due by supplying painkillers to children’s birthday entertainers. To soundtrack one such scene, Parker and Stone recruited Run the Jewels’ Killer Mike. In turn, the socially-conscious MC delivered a fresh rap written specifically for the episode: “In here nobody knows you by the name/ You’re just a number/ Living under the bitch ass rules of a broken game/ They put me here to die, left me angry and alone/ For the crime of being old, they threw me in this nursing home.” Watch the scene above.

In another memorable scene from the episode, Cartman, Kenny, Kyle, and Butters posed as a barbershop quartet and sang “some nice old people music.” Those songs included Cypress Hill’s “Insane in the Membrane”; Kelis’ “Milkshake”; Nirvana’s “Rape Me”; Spin Doctors’ “Two Princes”; and Green Day’s “When I Come Around”.


Survivor: Jeff Probst says Devon had to play his (dis)advantage

Each week, Jeff Probst will answer a few questions about the latest episode of Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Tell us about the idea for the first time to put a disadvantage into play at Tribal Council where someone (in this case, Devon) thought he had a big advantage, only to then find out the horrible truth that he was not allowed to vote.JEFF PROBST: This is the season of secrets. The idea is to add another layer to the game. The original note was an advantage. Jessica could block a vote. That’s an advantage. The second layer was, if she did not go to Tribal she could block a vote of someone who was going to tribal. This is where it gets really fun. A secret “advantage” (which it is) shows up in Devon’s bag. Anybody would assume this is a good thing. And that’s what Devon assumed. But it’s all about perspective. It is definitely an advantage — for Jessica —  to be used against Devon. She wisely wanted to protect her own and disrupt the others.

So what would have happened if Devon had not stopped you before voting to play what he thought was his advantage? Would everything just have carried on as normal and he would have been allowed to vote since he had not attempted to play it? And if so, does that mean contestants in the future might have to weigh the risks and rewards as to whether to play something?The note very clearly instructs the player on when and what to do, so it’s unlikely we would have that issue. Survivor has been very lucky to have maintained an integrity within the game and that integrity is set by the players. We almost never have a situation where a player attempts to “cheat” the game in any way. It remains one of the unseen hallmarks of our show. We try our best to have very few rules and let the players go play their game and they respond by playing within the implied expectations. But if for some reason Devon forgot, I would have kindly reminded him and it probably would not have reflected well on him as others would have realized he was trying to pull a fast one. So in answer to your question and for future players… um, yes we are paying attention.

Jeff, let me ask you something: WHY CAN’T COLE KEEP HIS MOUTH SHUT?!? Once again, here he is blabbing things to people for no reason — in this case telling everyone about Jessica’s advantage. Here’s my question for you: In a game where secrecy is key, how worried would you be aligning with someone like that?This is why Survivor is so fascinating. You think he’s blabbing, but he thinks he’s building trust. I happen to agree with you (and Jessica) on this one — it’s troubling. But I can easily put myself in Cole’s shoes and see that in his mind this is a bonding moment. I would imagine that this is something he may reconsider if he plays again. Cole is a sharp guy, he’s just making some early mistakes. It’s SO easy to backseat drive on Survivor, and let’s face it — it’s fun, too! But we have the advantage of watching the impact Cole’s blabbing is having on others. He doesn’t yet fully realize it. If I aligned with Cole and I saw this behavior early, I would blindside him. I’m only playing to win and he’s a liability.

Do you really think Joe was reading Ashley’s facial expression at Tribal Council before deciding whether to play his idol for Desi or himself, or was he just bragging and being a showman?Oh, yes, 100 percent. I saw it all go down. She gave the slightest reaction and he knew what to do. You can say a lot of things about the way Joe is playing — some of them positive, some of them negative. He’s aggressive and he can be rude and he doesn’t care who he hurts in the process. But Joe is much sharper than people give him credit for. It was one of the most subtle, well thought out plays and she fell right into it.

Okay, tease us up for next week, sir!One of my favorite things about Survivor is that because we put new people on the show we are always “current” with the culture and what is happening in our country. You get a taste of that next week. It’s a small but very powerful moment that I think will resonate with viewers.

Check out a deleted scene from last night’s episode at the top of the post and Probst’s Foo Fighters Easter eggs in last night’s episode in the clip above. Also make sure to read our full episode recap. And for more Survivor scoop, follow Dalton on Twitter @DaltonRoss.

Here’s David Letterman’s Full Appearance on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

David Letterman made his first late night appearance since the sign-off of The Late Show with David Letterman two years ago, sitting down last night for a featured interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live, which is broadcasting this week from the Brooklyn Academy of Music. In it, he discusses (briefly) his upcoming Netflix show, whether he misses doing Late Night (“No, I don’t. I miss wearing makeup”), and an ill-advised prank against his (short-lived) Tonight Show competitor Conan O’Brien – and enjoys a reunion with his longtime band-leader and second banana Paul Schaffer, who is pulling the same duty for Kimmel in Brooklyn this week.

The 16-minute chat is an enlightening glimpse of a more laid-back and affable version of Mr. Letterman, who collects the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center Sunday. But he’s still capable of first-rate shade, telling Kimmel, “For the purpose of this conversation I have nothing but the highest regard for all of the talk show men and women – even Jimmy Fallon. I’ll include him.”

Take a look:

PBS will air the Twain Prize ceremony on November 20.