South Park vaccines
South Park shows an Israeli man hurling vaccines at local residents from an 'Air Israel' plane
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South Park shows an Israeli man hurling vaccines at local residents from an 'Air Israel' plane

Beards, Mideast music and tank tops: Israel's vaccine drive hits South Park

A scene in a special episode of the satirical animated show that focuses on vaccines, anti-vaxxers and QAnon, sees a plane from fictional 'Air Israel' arrive in the town to give jabs to everyone

Itamar Eichner |
Published: 03.11.21 , 10:41
Israel's world-famous coronavirus vaccination drive has been now recognized by satirical animated series South Park, in a one-off episode that aired on Wednesday night.
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  • In the second special the show has made about the pandemic, the episode focused on vaccines, anti-vaxxers and QAnon conspiracy theories.
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    South Park vaccines
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    South Park shows an Israeli man hurling vaccines at local residents from an 'Air Israel' plane
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    In one scene, a long queue of people wearing face masks wait to enter a restaurant, while a security guard stops them from doing so due to coronavirus restrictions.
    "You know, in Israel they vaccinate everybody. Israel is way cooler than this lame place," says one of the people in line, to which the security guard answers back: "Then go to Israel."
    The man responds: "I tried but I couldn't get in."
    In a subsequent scene, an airplane belonging to the fictional "Air Israel" airline (with a logo very similar to that of national flag carrier El Al) is seen bringing vaccines for the entire adult population of South Park.
    A muscular, bearded man wearing a tank top throws boxes of vaccines to the townsfolk and everyone cheers as Middle Eastern music plays in the background.
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    Jewish South Park resident Gerald Broflovski jabs himself with an Israeli coronavirus vaccine in the latest episode of the satirical show
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    The residents of South Park are then seen eagerly jabbing themselves with the vaccines.
    In a tweet, Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Gilad Erdan sarcastically tagged Saturday Night Live network NBC, saying: "This is how you do pandemic humor when it comes to Israel. Watch and learn from South Park."
    Erdan was referring to an apparently anti-Semitic joke made during a recent episode of Saturday Night Live, in which Michael Che accused Israel of only vaccinating Jews.
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