Arts and Culture

In honor of Book of Mormon, here's a pop history of religious satire

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South Park, Season 7, Episode 12: All About Mormons

After the blindingly cheerful Harrison family moves to South Park, Stan Marsh finds his family quickly converted to their odd Mormon religion. A precursor to their smash musical, The Book of Mormon, South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone wrote this episode as a brilliant love letter to all the fascinatingly wonky things about Mormon belief. Like most South Park episodes, Stan finds himself as the logical center to the irrational adult world, as the Harrison family gradually explain to him how the Book of Mormon came to be.

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