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Why Are There Braniff Adverts After South Park?  
User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 7222 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?
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User currently offlineN202PA From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1562 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 7163 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.

User currently offlineXray From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 7132 times:

nice one !
I was wondering that yesterday...


User currently offlineSpinkid From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 7062 times:

but the real question is. Why name your production company after Braniff?



User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7522 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 7019 times:

I was wonderin the same thing every time I watch Southpark  Smile


'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlineThirtyEcho From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1656 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 7013 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.

User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 6949 times:

Thanks for the responses guys!  Smile


I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently onlineLoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 3861 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 6920 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.

LoneStarMike

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