"Medicinal Fried Chicken
" is the third episode of the fourteenth season
of the American animated television series South Park
, and the 198th episode of the series overall. It originally aired on Comedy Central
in the United States on March 31, 2010. In the episode, the South Park KFC
is replaced by a medicinal marijuana
dispensary, and Cartman gets involved in black market
selling the KFC chicken. Meanwhile, Randy Marsh
gets a medical referral for marijuana by giving himself testicular cancer
, which makes his testicles grow to grotesquely huge proportions. "Medicinal Fried Chicken" was first broadcast when Colorado was considering revising state medicinal marijuana laws and restricting fast food eateries. The episode provided social commentary against both types of laws, and suggested legislating lifestyle choices is ineffective and inevitably leads to black markets. The concept of a former KFC restaurant becoming a medicinal marijuana store mirrors that of a real life dispensary in Palms, Los Angeles
, designed to resemble a KFC. "Medicinal Fried Chicken" received generally positive reviews, with many commentators praising the social commentary and sophomoric
testicle jokes alike. According to Nielsen Media Research
, the episode was seen by 2.99 million viewers, making it one of the most successful cable programs of the week.
Hashish (often shortened to hash, and also referred to by countless slang terms such as chocolate) is a psychoactive drug derived from the Cannabis sativa plant. It is solid, of varying hardness and pliability, softening under heat. Its colour can vary from reddish brown to black, and can also be greenish or golden. It is usually smoked in pipes, and sometimes in joints mixed with tobacco or Cannabis buds. It can also be added to cookies or other food and ingested. Hash is used for its relaxing and mind-altering effects. Many people have claimed that using it gives them great insights.