All the hot-button pop culture, political, and religious issues of the real world hit the town of South Park in Season 8. In the season's stand-out controversial episode, "The Passion of the Jew," the boys see The Passion movie and demand their money back from Mel Gibson. Everyone gets wrapped up in celebrity worship — the girls of town idolize ditzy, rich, night-vision-sex-tape-making socialites (a.k.a. Stupid Spoiled Whores), and the boys all compete to be TV stars, doing anything for ratings. PETA protests the cow mascot, Hollywood and the Army battle over Cartman's newest creation, and a certain controversial celebrity comes to town and sleeps with the boys. All this and television violence at its best with an awesome anime battle featuring the boys as ninjas and Professor Chaos.