So, this is what it appears like after we do all of our buying on-line and an Amazon fulfillment center comes to city and places everybody else out of enterprise? At the least, this is what it appears like on “South Park.”
Comedy Central’s long-running animated sequence has taken on Amazon in two episodes to shut out the present’s twenty second season. Episode 9, titled “Unfulfilled” — which you’ll watch for free right here — aired on Dec. 5, and the season finale, titled “Bike Parade,” airs Wednesday evening and will start streaming on Thursday.
“Unfulfilled” is centered round a new fulfillment center on the town and one employee particularly, Stephen Stotch, who is a slave to the grind in order that he should buy extra gadgets on Amazon and watch extra movies and pay attention to extra music on Prime.
“We needs to be grateful we even have jobs,” Stotch tells one other employee over beers at an Amazon microbrewery. “Earlier than the fulfillment center opened we didn’t actually have something.”
“We had our dignity!” the man replies.
When a employee named Josh is injured by robots and different equipment at work, the firm blames it on human error and Josh’s co-workers go on strike.
At the similar time, Cartman, Kyle, Stan and Kenny are ready on bike elements to be shipped in order that they’ll enter a native bike parade. However the strike has shut down all package deal supply. And an interview with Josh the injured employee makes the episode’s key level clear — “the working class wants to revolt towards capitalism and result in socioeconomic emancipation.”
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos comes to city and meets with the mayor threatens to take away her Prime membership. “If everybody stays unfulfilled will probably be you who pays the value,” he says with a creepy alien thought-voice.
Watch the full episode to get the full image of what it appears like when folks can’t get their stuff, what buyers did earlier than Amazon, and how the employee feels when he loses his Prime standing.