Ryanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3222 posts, RR: 15 Posted (14 years 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 9221 times:
I have always wondered why there is a picture of a Braniff 727 after South Park, advertising the airline, especially as they have not existed for around 20 years or so. Can anyone out there enlighten me?
I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
N202PA From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1577 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 9162 times:
I think it's a tongue-in-cheek joke. The clip from the ad for Braniff (which seems to have been for the 2nd resurrection of the airline) is used, since the name of the production company that makes South Park is called Braniff Productions.
ThirtyEcho From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1741 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (14 years 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 9012 times:
Because Braniff under Harding Lawrence was one of the worst airline managements the world has ever seen. This is a joke from the producers of Southpark that is in keeping with the nature of the program.
LoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4028 posts, RR: 31
Reply 7, posted (14 years 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 8919 times:
This is from SouthPark Studious FAQ:
Q: What's with the Braniff Airlines bit at the end of each episode? Believe it?
A: I believe I've answered this before, but I'll do it again...for laughs. When Matt and Trey delivered the pilot to Comedy Central, they didn't have a bumper (you know, that card at the end of the show that tells you who created it).
Not having an appropriate company name or logo to use (Avenging Conscience notwithstanding), they tossed in the logo of Braniff Airlines - a defunct airline from the 60s and 70s - the music is the melody from "Cannibal." After the show aired, they were contacted by a company that owned the rights to the Braniff name and logo. An agreement was made to allow them the use of the logo on South Park broadcasts, but not on any other projects in the future.
Let that be a lesson to you kids. Always consult your lawyer.