BASEketball (1998)

dir. David Zucker

BASEketball is a bizarre entity. South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone star as two best friends who create a weird fusion sport, BASEketball, which involves no sporting prowess to win whatsoever. It grows into a major league sport, but naturally the duo’s friendship suffers in the face of success. BASEketball features brief flashes of brilliant humour, but they’re mostly drowned out by tired sexual innuendos and stupid puns while people pull goofy faces. The mere mechanics of the sport probably aren’t supposed to make sense, but so much time is spent on them that you wish they did. Fundamentally, it’s a slew of childish gags and gross-out humour, with none of the intelligence or social analysis of South Park.

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