Freemium games, requiring often-expensive in-app purchases to make them actually enjoyable, are one of the pain-points of modern parenting. You either give in and pay, or risk dealing with a tantrum when you refuse.

The latest South Park episode, which aired yesterday, gives the phenomenon a well-deserved ripping. You can, until it inevitably gets pulled, watch the episode below.

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