South Park’s new episode focuses on crypto endorsements by Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow as well as Reese Witherspoon and Larry David. South Park’s “The Streaming Wars Part 2”, a new episode, features a few celebrities who recently endorsed crypto. These include Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Damon and Reese Witherspoon.
The episode focuses on Matt Damon the most, alluding his widely-panned advertisement for Crypto.com in which he says that “fortune favors those brave” and compares crypto investors to arctic explorers (the Wright brothers) and astronauts.
This episode is a reference to Damon’s ad shot by shot except that instead of the star walking in front of the camera in a room filled with holograms, the star is actually walking through an arid land advertising, erm recycled water.
Damon states, “We are in severe drought.” Damon says, “There is no other option. Water must be found from other sources. Hi, I’m Matt Damon. You’ve heard me speak about cryptocurrency’s wonders and now Pipi Water can provide that source for you:
Damon is seen gagging while he tries to soak his lawn in urine, wash his hair in it, boil pasta in it and then enjoy a cold pint with his Whopper burger.
The episode features similar treatment for FTX-endorsing celebrities. Naomi Osaka, tennis star, has to enjoy pee-soaked greens while Larry David from Curb Your Enthusiasm enjoys his “favorite drink” right from an offscreen source.
Reese Witherspoon and Gwyneth Patrow aren’t left out either.
The most offensive commercial featuring Witherspoon is without a doubt. The commercial begins with Witherspoon saying to the camera, “I’m Reese Witherspoon.” Cryptocurrency is a smart investment, but there’s another way. My family enjoys festive party games in their pee!
Two men empty their bladders into a tub that is filled with glowing liquid and floating apples. The camera pans to show them. Reese gets down on his knees and begins apple bobbing.
South Park is surprisingly slow to adopt crypto.
The official first reference was made at the end last year, as Bitcoin was slowing down after its 2021 bull run.
The episode ” Post COVID Stan Marsh is taken to a motel counter approximately forty years in the future. He is asked to pay Bitcoin by the clerk. “It’s the Future — We’ve all decided central banking is rigged so that we can trust more in flyby-night Ponzi schemes,” he said.
A sign that reads “Bitcoin only” is posted at the motel’s reception desk.
The episode ” Pajama Day” which premiered earlier in the year features Matt Damon’s Crypto.com advertisement repeatedly mocked.
Cartman asks his elementary students, “What does Matt Damon say about Bitcoin?” Fortune favors the brave!
Clyde, his classmate, replies that Matt Damon was the one who listened and that he lost all of his money.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone have made crypto shilling a running gag. It’s unlikely that crypto enthusiasts will be laughing at the joke, given current prices.