Medical marijuana and South Park: Everybody's favorite obscene cartoon takes on Colorado's hottest topic — plus scrotum coats!

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone grew up in Colorado and attended the University of Colorado in Boulder, which explains why their celebrated show includes lots of local references. So it was only a matter of time before the duo took on the hottest topic around these parts these days: medical marijuana.

That time finally came with last night's episode. "Medicinal Fried Chicken" looks at what happens when a marijuana dispensary opens shop in South Park, the characters' fictional Colorado home town. (Spoiler alert: Cartman snorts KFC gravy like cocaine and Randy bounces around town on his swollen balls like they're a Hoppity Hop.)

There's an important moral mixed into the madness: Legalizing pot would be better than fiddling with complicated medical marijuana rules. Or maybe it's that people shouldn't abuse medical conditions to score weed. Or maybe it's that legislating lifestyles is ridiculous. Or maybe it's that scrotum coats are hot.

Oh, who cares. Just sit back, light one up and enjoy the show, which you can sample below — and update new for 2015, we've added a clip with Colorado-centric commentary from Parker and Stone.

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Joel Warner is a former staff writer for Westword and International Business Times. He's also written for WIRED, Men's Journal, Men's Health, Bloomberg Businessweek, Popular Science, Slate, Grantland and many other publications. He's co-author of the 2014 book The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny, published by Simon & Schuster.
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