South Park is easily one of my top five favorite shows of all time. Show creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are smart dudes with an often acerbic views of contemporary culture. Tonight the boys from Colorado turn their attention to saving the whales and dolphins from the Japanese, referencing the annual dolphin slaughter in Taiji, Japan, featured in the movie The Cove.

Tune in at 10 p.m. if you have cable or wait until tomorrow to watch Whale Whores (a play off the TV show Whale Wars) on the net (watch the full episode here).

This isn't the first time they've worked to save the whales. In Free Willzyx they smuggled an orca whale out of Sea Park in Denver and sent it into space attached to a rocket ship (it's a long story and an excellent episode, watch it if you have a little time).

And of course when you're talking about green episodes, who could forget Smug Alert, Manbearpig, Lice Capades, Rainforest Schmainforest, Two Days Before the Day After Tomorrowand Die Hippie, Die.

Thanks to Karl for sharing this one with me.

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South Park saves the whales
Rejecting the easy, obvious route of ripping on Balloon Boy, the South Park guys turn their attention this week to protecting whales and dolphins from Japanese