Banco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2875 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!
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
AvObserver From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 2472 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2734 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?
ConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2724 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
Tbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2683 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?
SlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2679 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.
Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
MattCLE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2636 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.
ContnlEliteCMH From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1465 posts, RR: 44
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2632 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.
Christianity. Islam. Hinduism. Anthropogenic Global Warming. All are matters of faith!
Chugach From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1041 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2611 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.