The outrageous depictions of our political landscape in South Park are one of the many elements for which the show is notable and perhaps even infamous. One particular episode features a bogus nuclear weapons plot of a fake version of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Season 11, Episode 4, “Snook”, Schaal is mentioned as a consulting writer on IMDBwhich would explain both the amusement and delicacy in the depiction of such events.
In Bob’s Burgers, Schaal voices Belcher’s pink-beanie younger sister Louise, whose menacing sense of humor fits right in with the South Park universe. Before her role in “Bob,” Schaal spoke about another rowdy episode with foul-mouthed youths in Colorado. Season 11 Episode 14 “The List” explores the ego boys get when others find them attractive. The list, compiled by the girls, ranks South Park Elementary School boys superficially in appearance, with disastrous results for the school.
This episode in particular breaks down the alienating differences between boys and girls at this young age, especially within the school system. Schaal’s counseling brings an unexpected twist of authenticity to a series about panties heavily advertised for boys. Authentic performance leads to a richer narrative that ends up being funnier and far more worthy of revision.