In the latest season of South Park, people are eating member berries, which are grape-like fruit that talks and says nostalgic stuff, like "'member Star Wars?" or "'member Woodstock?".

Are those a reference to something? Or just random south park non-sense?

  • As I recall, only men seem to eat them? If that's the case, then at least one reference would be the "male member", especially since the boys exposing their members is a theme of this season. But I wouldn't necessarily think this could be the only reference.
    – DukeZhou
    Commented Oct 21, 2016 at 23:51
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    I thought it was a euphemism for getting high and living in the past.
    – voices
    Commented Oct 22, 2016 at 2:43
  • The season is still ongoing -- currently we're only halfway -- and an explanation might still be forthcoming.
    – BCdotWEB
    Commented Oct 22, 2016 at 9:17
  • The Bruce Springsteen song Glory Days comes to mind.
    – Ben Plont
    Commented Oct 22, 2016 at 17:30
  • Does anyone else find this season really not funny? I miss the old stupid and funny seasons.. maybe I am under the influence of member berries too...
    – MeV
    Commented Oct 29, 2016 at 15:31

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I didn't find any official sources from Parker and Stone about this, but from what I understood, Member Berries refer to a current trend of people saying that life was better in the past (90s kids memes). Instead of focusing on real current problems and actually resolve them, people just sit and remember old stuff.

They refer to :

  • Todays Hollywood reboot movies or extending old franchises ("Member Ghostbusters? Member Star Wars?")
  • Racist ideas ("Member when there were not so many Mexicans.?"). It may look like Trump references to "make America great again".
  • Viewers that say older episodes of South Park were better. However they member us an old episode when they bring back the "Giant Douche and Turd Sandwitch" joke from 2004.

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