a: Cartman ~
b: a character out of a Voltaire play
What: "It's too bad that, unlike other cartoon protagonists, Homer has always bored me silly. South Park's voracious Cartman is like a character out of a Voltaire play - outsized, with sleazeball stature. Hank Hill of King of the Hill is a befuddled Everyman who is somehow both smaller and larger than life. SpongeBob SquarePants is an eternal optimist of transcendent obliviousness."
Writer: DAVID EDELSTEIN
Date: Jul 10 2010 4:14 AM
# 514 Critique Analogy