Scott Walker's dream came true 2 days after he left the presidential race, but only in cartoon form.
The Wisconsin governor said a U.S. wall with Canada was a "legitimate issue." On last night's episode of "South Park," Canada does build a wall with the U.S. in an episode that had several forms of Donald Trump in the mix.
The guy sitting at the top of the fence taunts Mr. Garrison by telling him there is "cool shit" behind the wall and Americans can't get at it. So this makes Garrison want more badly to get past the wall.
Even in South Park, finding a way around the Canada wall was pretty easy since Mr. Garrison goes over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone have used Canada as a stand-in before in a few episodes and have used episodes to poke fun at Canada. In this episode, Canada is more of a stand-in for Mexico. The funny part is that even though a wall has 2 sides, who builds the wall is really important. In the episode, Mr. Garrison is really intrigued to get to the other side of the wall because Canada built the wall with the U.S. not the United States.
The jingoism behind ideas of walls from Trump and Walker assumes that the U.S. would want to the build the wall and no other country would even consider blocking out the U.S. from their country. The difference also is that other countries don't think the idea of a wall is serious or necessary.
But thanks to Parker and Stone, we get the visual of a Canada wall with the U.S. and the satisfaction that Canada wanted the wall to keep the Americans out. Cartoons can do what we can't in real life to illustrate the lack of viability of the idea of a wall between countries.
Many of those Trump and Walker supports cheer when someone quotes from Ronald Reagan about tearing down the Berlin Wall. "No more walls" would make for a great chant but many of those who cheered the fall of the Berlin Wall want a wall closer to home. Forget practicality and start investing in people in all countries so that fewer of them will want to leave where they live.
The other major funny scene is the premise that Canadians are pouring over the border to the United States, and how the teachers are forced to leave how to speak Canadian in order to teach the new immigrants in the U.S.
We get introduced to the "Canadian alphabet" — where G is pronounced as "Guy." "P" sounds like "buddy." "V" sounds like the French-Canadian pronounciation of "oui" (more like "whey") and "Y" sounds like "eh." "Z" gets a raspberry sound in place of "zed" something actual Canadians use for "Z." Pretty funny.
video clips: South Park/Comedy Central