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South Park Episode Banned In The UK?  
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2945 times:

http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2006020708,00.html

What a shame...IMHO, this is the funniest South Park of all time...

Greg


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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2931 times:

It's not "banned" is it? Just the channel - an American one at that - doesn't want to get sued.


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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2923 times:

Quoting The Sun (Reply 1):
But Tom was said not to like the episode and Paramount just didn’t dare risk showing it again.

Like Banco said, nothing at all to do with the UK. Just one company protecting it's backside.

Well, there's always bit torrent!

[Edited 2006-01-18 20:11:50]


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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2916 times:

Im not too familiar with South Park's broadcast schedule in the UK, but the article makes it sound like that's the only channel that airs it over there?

Greg



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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2909 times:

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 3):
but the article makes it sound like that's the only channel that airs it over there?

Channel 4, which is one of the major stations, certainly used to show it all the time. I think its popularity may have waned somewhat here, but I think they still do show it. Paramount is pretty much a minority channel here, in truth.

I wonder if Channel 4 would show it. Given that they're the company who sprayed Cruise with a water pistol, I suspect they might!



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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 2885 times:

This is no joke. Scientology is well-known for issuing fatwas on anyone who makes fun of them!

Why do you think Barbara Walters and Larry King go so easy on them? Oh! Forgot! They're not actually journalists anymore, but you get my meaning.



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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 2877 times:

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 5):
This is no joke. Scientology is well-known for issuing fatwas on anyone who makes fun of them!

The episode takes a very good shot at poking fun of that part of Scientology as well  Smile

Greg



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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 2861 times:

Quoting USAFHummer (Thread starter):
IMHO, this is the funniest South Park of all time

Dude!

No way this one tops the Michael Jackson one... they ripped him but-goooood!!


User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2831 times:

Sky 1 shows it in the UK, too.

The news article implies it will affect the US as well. I got it off bittorrent though...



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User currently offlineDoug_Or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3441 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2821 times:

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 8):

The news article implies it will affect the US as well. I got it off bittorrent though...

I was under the impression it was much easier to sue for demation of charecter type stuff inthe UK than the US



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User currently offlineAvObserver From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 2474 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2768 times:

Too bad. I didn't see the episode here but it sounds like it was very funny. I assume thet used Cruise's real name, instead of a like-sounding parody of it. If so, I can see why they'd have a potential libel issue. South Park, to their credit, never holds back on the satire but here they're on dangerous ground. I wonder. however. how some of you righties ripping into Cruise and Scientology would react to South Park taking dead-aim at the Bush Administration with their lampooning. After all, it's only satire, right?  Wink

User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2758 times:

Quoting AvObserver (Reply 10):
how some of you righties ripping into Cruise and Scientology would react to South Park taking dead-aim at the Bush Administration with their lampooning.

While I try not to associate with self-proclaimed "Conservatives", I dont see why their reaction would be much different--as making fun of Bush & Co has become something of a national pastime for comedy-related programming.

Also, SouthPark's (as well as Family Guy's) take on Hurricane Katrina didnt do the Bushie Bunch any favors Big grin


User currently onlineFlyKev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1388 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2756 times:
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Ive seen it, and to be fair, whilst it made me laugh, ive seen better.
Mind you, it was a laugh to see what the scientologists belive.
(I hope i havent just offended anyone by sayign that!  Smile )



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User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2750 times:

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 11):
Also, SouthPark's (as well as Family Guy's) take on Hurricane Katrina didnt do the Bushie Bunch any favors Big grin

It didn't, but overall they seem to steer clear of politics. Maybe their is just so much material available in the cultural realm, they haven't needed to dive into the political one.

The refrences to Cruise made me laugh, but they skewered Scientology to the wall.



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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2740 times:

Quoting AvObserver (Reply 10):
how some of you righties ripping into Cruise and Scientology would react to South Park taking dead-aim at the Bush Administration with their lampooning.

I'm a conservative and - by all means, go ahead. Many in this administration beg for it!

Comedy writers are professionals however, and might not be willing to sacrifice their pride and take such easy shots.



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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2727 times:

Quoting Searpqx (Reply 13):
but they skewered Scientology to the wall.

....not a first either:
not only is ripping on Jews a daily theme, but they absolutely butchered Mormonism in several past episodes ("dumb dumb dumb dumb dummmmb"  Silly) as well.


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2724 times:

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 15):
not only is ripping on Jews a daily theme, but they absolutely butchered Mormonism in several past episodes ("dumb dumb dumb dumb dummmmb" Silly) as well.

Not to mention Catholics and Evangelism...

Greg



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User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2717 times:

Man, I love South Park because they have no shame and are what I like to call "equal opportunity haters". That was why I didnt' like it at first, thought it was too offensive, but I lightened up and I think its insanely funny now. The scientology episode was facked up and extremely funny, not to mention R. Kelly's role in it.

Did anybody see the episode where they sent an Orca to the moon?



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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 18, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2713 times:

Actually I wish they'd back off a bit on the voices. I have watched only one episode and never tried again. I could not understand a single word of the dialogue. It is worse than Mickey Mouse, and I wish they could tone it down just a bit. I'd lke to pick up on some of it.


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User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2687 times:

Aw my favorite episode...

"Again with the gun"

"JT: Oh my GOD"



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User currently offlineMattCLE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2670 times:

The Catholic League, I think, got the "Bloody Mary" episode pulled from the air in December. The episode has a statue of the Virgin Mary bleeding out of her ass and everyone flocks to the statue to be healed. The pope pays a visit and determines that the Virgin Mary is actually menstruating, and a chick bleeding out of her vagina is no miracle.

I hope the episode eventually comes back, because it was hilarious. I don't know many people South Park hasn't pissed off.

-Matt  Smile


User currently offlineContnlEliteCMH From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1465 posts, RR: 44
Reply 21, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2666 times:

Quoting AvObserver (Reply 10):
I wonder. however. how some of you righties ripping into Cruise and Scientology would react to South Park taking dead-aim at the Bush Administration with their lampooning. After all, it's only satire, right?

Apparently you don't watch the show. At all. If you did, you would know that they skewer conservatives and Christians only *slightly* less than liberals. Anybody remember the "Faith+1" episode? Did you pay attention to the lyrics of the songs Cartman was singing? It was disgusting, thoroughly offensive to me, and absolutely HILARIOUS -- because they had the whole scene absolutely nailed down. Right down to the goofy clothing and stupid album covers on so much Christian contemporary music. And most of it's not even GOOD music, in this Christian's opinion, which made their parody even funnier.

I remember an interview with either Stone or Parker. They asked him about conservatives and liberals. He said, "I hate conservatives, but I really *&*^ing hate liberals." That's pretty much in line with the show.



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User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 22, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2654 times:

I like SP, they take shots at everybody. I think if a show ribs everyone its pretty funny. If it's one sided its not so funny.


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User currently offlineChugach From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1041 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2645 times:

I believe both Matt and Trey are Libertarians, if that answers any questions as to their political leanings.

I love South Park and think it's one of the best shows on television, but you have to wonder if one day they're going to skewer the wrong person and get sued. On that note, the Paris Hilton "Stupid Spoiled Whore" episode was a good one, too.

And for those of you wondering why they haven't taken aim at Bush--Matt and Trey were the brainchild behind a short-lived show called "That's My Bush" on Comedy Central that got pulled for obvious reasons after 9/11. So they've definitely taken their shot at him, albeit not on South Park.



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User currently offlineAAFLT1871 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2333 posts, RR: 10
Reply 24, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week ago) and read 2630 times:

Here is a 2 minute clip of the episode



http://www.lemonzoo.com/funny_videos...deo_clip_from_south_park.html#mtop



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25 USAFHummer : The R. Kelly bits are good, but without a doubt the funniest bit is when the Scientology president dude is explaining Scientology to Stan, and they s
26 AAFLT1871 : I agree, but that was the only clip I could find so far. I also liked the ending credits with all credit going towards John and Jane Smith. Classic e
27 Banco : I'm not sure. Libel actions are incredibly risky things to undertake, which is why it happens so rarely. You've got to have money to burn to do it, a
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