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Your Opinions On South Park?  
User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4943 posts, RR: 12
Posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3120 times:

I personally love the show, I think it still is funny even today and it still manages to be refreshingly funny and original.

I think overall, the best seasons were 3 and 5. Best episodes? Can't really say, there are so many that come to mind...

When I talk to people who think South Park is stupid, I always ask: "Could you write a South Park episode or song?" Most people don't realize that beyond the obvious basic crudity, there is a sophisticated and pretty intelligent satirical element to the show...

Nothing has been held sacred by this show. EVERY conceivable cultural occurrence/personality of the last 10 years has been bashed/satirized in the show, and I think that's why people were somewhat pissed when Isaac Hayes left the show earlier this year...

Anyway, I'm interested in your opinions on the show. If you are gonna give an opinion either way, please justify instead of just saying it... and no flaming or bashing of anyone please! Other than that, I await your responses!

-san747  wave 


Scotty doesn't know...
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User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3109 times:

Quoting San747 (Thread starter):
and I think that's why people were somewhat pissed when Isaac Hayes left the show earlier this year...

yup, it was a shame. Not as good without Chef. Still a good show.  Smile



Well I believe it all is coming to an end. Oh well, I guess we are gonna pretend.
User currently offlineHalcyon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3107 times:

Quoting San747 (Thread starter):

Well, I never found it funny...dunno why...I think the main reason is because the animation is so terrible. It's a motion sickness simulator! Almost reminds me of something worse: anime! Oh, don't get me started on that...

I do like the Simpsons and a little of Family Guy, hate Futurama, but mainly I like the old TV shows like Frasier and Cheers. Seinfeld too, to a lesser degree.


User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10038 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3093 times:
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I'm a big South Park fan. That said, I don't watch the new episodes when they come out, but I catch reruns fairly often (so I don't actually know what season most of the episodes are from, except for the very first few episodes of the series).

I tend to be a fan of shows that push the envelope like that in a completely original way. I seriously wish that everyone in the world could have the ability to laugh at themselves.

(the episode was on last night where it was New Years Eve 1999, and everyone was waiting for Jesus to do something spectacular....I'm still amazed at the kick I get out of the fact that Jesus lives in South Park....such a friggin awesome idea...not to mention their portrayal of Rod Stewart in that episode....)

~Vik



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User currently offlineBobster2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3086 times:

I only starting watching this season, and the episode "Tsst" is one of the funniest shows in the history of TV. (Google "tsst" and the "South Park" episode is right near the top.) Other than that, I find it to be amusing, but it doesn't make me laugh out loud much. So it doesn't really compare to "Seinfeld" where I laugh at the jokes even after watching all the episodes 10 times.

But I must admit that I think of "South Park" whenever somebody brags about their stupid hybrid car. They're so smug they think their own farts smell good.

[Edited 2006-07-31 05:34:29]

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3080 times:

Quoting Bobster2 (Reply 4):
I only starting watching this season, and the episode "Tsst" is one of the funniest shows in the history of TV.

"Tsst" was far and away the best episode of the new season...the rest of the new season was crap, but go back and and watch some of the older eps, they are classic...almost all of them are great, can't single any one out...

Greg



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3067 times:

The movie... Oh god! The movie... South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut

I never laughed so hard. I had to see it three times because I missed parts due to laughing. 400 swear words in 81 minutes. Not bad.

Every couple of months the uncensored version is shown on Comedy Central.

Mark


User currently offlineB777-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3058 times:

I think they're at their best when they aren't topical. Episodes like 'Awesom-o', Scott Tenorman must die', and the japanamation one...outstanding work. The original comedy ones are the most appealing to me...when they get topical it gets too preachy and they use it as a crutch for the jokes.

I also think the line of 'it sucks now that Chef is gone' is a crock of bull. He was hardly in it lately anyway, and when he was it was only for a scene. It's not like Matt and/or Trey left. THEN it wouldn't be the same....

Another irony of SP is how conservative it is. Always challenging liberal causes and making fun on Democrat politicians. Yet is the right wing that wants to shut it down. It's always been and odd thing about the show...


User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3051 times:

Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 3):
(the episode was on last night where it was New Years Eve 1999, and everyone was waiting for Jesus to do something spectacular....I'm still amazed at the kick I get out of the fact that Jesus lives in South Park....such a friggin awesome idea...not to mention their portrayal of Rod Stewart in that episode....)

What I love about that episode is when God comes down, and lets the people ask him one question and Stan comes out of nowhere and asks God why he hasn't gotten his period yet... it was one of the best moments in the show!

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 6):
The movie... Oh god! The movie... South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut

I never laughed so hard. I had to see it three times because I missed parts due to laughing. 400 swear words in 81 minutes. Not bad.

Plus the songs from the movie- classic! It still amazes me how they went to such lengths to make songs like "Blame Canada", "Shut your Fucking Face, Unclefucka" (both versions), and "Kyle's Mom's a Bitch" actually sound good. Those songs could've sounded a lot worse...

They demonstrate South Park's true comic genius- could YOU write a song like any of those?

Quoting B777-700 (Reply 7):
Another irony of SP is how conservative it is. Always challenging liberal causes and making fun on Democrat politicians. Yet is the right wing that wants to shut it down. It's always been and odd thing about the show...

Yeah, they do do an awful lot of what they themselves call "liberal bashing," I figure its just in the context of the show, I'm not sure what Matt and Trey's personal politics are...



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User currently offlineDiamond From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3279 posts, RR: 63
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3050 times:

I like it well enough to Tivo it.  Smile

The infamous Tom Cruise episode gets my vote for best.

I also love the one where Cartman believes he is dead and only Butters can see him.  Smile



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User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3044 times:

Quoting Diamond (Reply 9):
The infamous Tom Cruise episode gets my vote for best.

As for celebrities, I think the best ones South Park has made fun of are Mel Gibson and Brooke Shields in the movie ("I farted on the set of Blue Lagoon once!")

Almost forgot, the episode with the married couple with "buttocks where their faces should be" (as they described it) is extremely funny, because in the episode, they are looking for their long-lost son and they finally at the end meet him- it turns out to be Ben Affleck! I almost fell on the floor laughing at that...



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User currently offlineHPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3034 times:

Quoting San747 (Reply 8):
Yeah, they do do an awful lot of what they themselves call "liberal bashing," I figure its just in the context of the show, I'm not sure what Matt and Trey's personal politics are...

SP is actually independent - they do more republican bashing than liberal, but the reality is if any group or organization has a flaw in their logic, those guys will find a way to exploit it and make you laugh your ass off.

Quoting San747 (Reply 10):
As for celebrities, I think the best ones South Park has made fun of are Mel Gibson and Brooke Shields in the movie ("I farted on the set of Blue Lagoon once!")

No one comes close to Barbara Striesand. I saw and interview with Matt and Trey where they said "We'll pick on celebrities alot, and most of the time it's just for fun, but when we rip on Barbara Striesand, it's cause we really hate that bitch!"

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 6):
400 swear words in 81 minutes.

Did you see "It hits the Fan" episode? They had a counter in the bottom part of the screen counting all the times they said shit - it ended up being about 165 for a 30 minute episode. It was in response to a FCC ruling saying "shit" was okay to say after 10 pm.

My favorite episode - "Raisins"


User currently offlineDiamond From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3279 posts, RR: 63
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3031 times:

Quoting San747 (Reply 8):
Yeah, they do do an awful lot of what they themselves call "liberal bashing," I figure its just in the context of the show, I'm not sure what Matt and Trey's personal politics are...

They have a recent episode that makes a mockery of Al Gore, and the crazy mayor of South Park is allegedly based on Hillary Cllinton. The South Park writers are equal opportunity offenders.  Smile



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User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3636 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3000 times:

I like the show a lot although they seem tobe running out of ideas lately, I prefered earlier seasons.

Favourite episodes:
AWESOMO
Casa Bonita
Scott Tenorman


User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2961 times:

Still love SP, even though it looks like the newest seasons from season 8 on won't be shown on German TV  Sad . Not sure of a real "favorite" episode, though I vividly remember the episode with Johnny Cochrane ("Ladies and Gentleman, this is a Chewbacca..."). In general, it seems like the episodes are being shown in no particular order these days on German TV, not to mention the regularly changing time slots  Yeah sure .

User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2849 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2957 times:

It's my second favorite after Family Guy!

User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2951 times:

Quoting HPLASOps (Reply 11):
Quoting San747 (Reply 8):
Yeah, they do do an awful lot of what they themselves call "liberal bashing," I figure its just in the context of the show, I'm not sure what Matt and Trey's personal politics are...

SP is actually independent - they do more republican bashing than liberal, but the reality is if any group or organization has a flaw in their logic, those guys will find a way to exploit it and make you laugh your ass off.

Agree. South Park is an equal opportunity basher, which is one of the reasons I like the show.


User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2940 times:

I think South Park is great! Have kept me laughing for a good number of years!


Religion is an illusion of childhood... Outgrown under proper education.
User currently offlineDeltaDC9 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 2844 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2929 times:

Quoting San747 (Thread starter):
Best episodes?

Sexual Harassment Panda
The Butters Episode
Fat Camp
Drugs are Bad
Chicken*ucker
Cow Days
Treehouse (Where they play truth or dare)

And the one where Cartman says:

GOD CAN YOU PLEASE STOP THE WORLD SO I CAN GET OF THIS PLANET FULL OF GODDAMN HIPPIES?

To name a few. Dont hold me to the precise names.

Quoting Piercey (Reply 1):
Not as good without Chef

He really was not on that many episodes anyway.

Quoting Halcyon (Reply 2):
...I think the main reason is because the animation is so terrible

Uh, its meant to be that way.

Quoting B777-700 (Reply 7):
I think they're at their best when they aren't topical.

Did you see the one where Cartmans wanted to get Family Guy cancelled? The REALLY dogged themselves for being preachy.

Quoting HPLASOps (Reply 11):
they do more republican bashing than liberal

I cannot say I agree with that. Whenever they can take a shot they do, I just dont thing they keep score. I was under the impression that one or both are relatively conservative politically. You can see it if you look into the episodes IMO.



Dont take life too seriously because you will never get out of it alive - Bugs Bunny
User currently offlineB777-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2917 times:

Quoting Halls120 (Reply 16):
SP is actually independent - they do more republican bashing than liberal, but the reality is if any group or organization has a flaw in their logic, those guys will find a way to exploit it and make you laugh your ass off.

Agree. South Park is an equal opportunity basher, which is one of the reasons I like the show.

I honestly can't think of any time they've let the right wing have it....It's always liberal causes, Al Gore, Barbara Strisand (or however you spell it, shes a bitch anyway)

Quoting DeltaDC9 (Reply 18):
The Butters Episode

Another one of my favorites...Butters is prolly my favorite character.


User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2910 times:

Quoting B777-700 (Reply 19):
I honestly can't think of any time they've let the right wing have it....It's always liberal causes, Al Gore, Barbara Strisand (or however you spell it, shes a bitch anyway)

Always liberal causes?

Did you miss the first 1-15 minutes of "Team America?" That certainly was a direct shot at Bush and Cheney.....

How about South Park - Bigger, Longer, Uncut? That movie was a clear attack on censorship, and how parents need to accept responsibility to protect their children from what they deem inappropriate - not to rely on the blunt tool of censorship.

Not exactly a concept beloved on the right, who got CBS fined for one slip of fabric on Janet Jackson's breast.


User currently offlineDeltaDC9 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 2844 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2898 times:

Quoting Halls120 (Reply 20):
who got CBS fined for one slip of fabric on Janet Jackson's breast.

There is still a question from the right and left as to whether or not that was planned to boost halftime viewership due to the significant decline during halftime. If you think it was a "malfunction" fine, but I think it is VERY hard to believe.

Other channels are now timing programming to take place during that time regardless of when it actually happens, and halftime is generally regarded as VERY boring. Until the nipple that is.



Dont take life too seriously because you will never get out of it alive - Bugs Bunny
User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2891 times:

Quoting DeltaDC9 (Reply 21):
There is still a question from the right and left as to whether or not that was planned to boost halftime viewership due to the significant decline during halftime. If you think it was a "malfunction" fine, but I think it is VERY hard to believe.

I think it was deliberate. And I enjoyed it.


User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2862 times:

Quoting Diamond (Reply 12):
They have a recent episode that makes a mockery of Al Gore

I saw that one... Manbearpig! I found it funny, since I actually saw "Inconvenient Truth"...

Quoting DeltaDC9 (Reply 18):
The Butters Episode

Another classic!



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User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2862 times:

Quoting San747 (Reply 23):
Quoting Diamond (Reply 12):
They have a recent episode that makes a mockery of Al Gore

I saw that one... Manbearpig! I found it funny, since I actually saw "Inconvenient Truth"...

You guys, I am SO SUPER SERIAL!

Trapped In The Closet is my favourite episode.


25 Post contains images Bobster2 : Some of the humor is subtle. Instead of mocking Bush like they did with Gore, they made their cartoon version of Bush more intelligent and articulate
26 FlyVirgin744 : Southpark is and always will be (im my mind) the best show ever on television. As a moderate in a country getting more politically divided everyday, i
27 Touchdown777 : I am sure that Matt Stone and Trey Parker keep up on current events minute by minute for new stories. The animation, IMHO, is actually one of the thi
28 Post contains links Tercer : 'South Park' cartoon angers Bosnian Muslim leaders
29 San747 : I know exactly what you mean! I find Terrance and Phillip (one L or two in his name, I never know?) to be extremely funny, obviously culminating in t
30 Springbok747 : OMG..I love South Park..havent seen the new episodes though. The best I have seen so far is the one where they make fun of Tom Cruise..and one of the
31 COEXpilot : I watched it through college all the time.. I watch from time to time now. It's pretty funny in my opinion.. Some co-workers hate me if I mention it.
32 Usair320 : Love the show. After Family guy it is my favorite.
33 Post contains links and images YWG : These two make me laugh to the point where I cry
34 Post contains images BMIFlyer : I think, its funny You need a sense of humour to watch it tho Lee
35 JAGflyer : Stupidest show on TV. Construction paper animation is total shit. Total crap and i refuse to watch a minute of it.
36 KLM685 : hahaha it's the best show ever! I have to agree of the quality of innovation and how to combine such a level of knowledge with a cartoon. You really g
37 Captaink : Absolutely love South Park. I "laugh my belly full" as they say in the caribbean, and many times I have to say to myself "they didn't just say or do t
38 Pilotpip : The only episode that was done on construction paper was the first one. After that, they started using CGI. I think it's a sad commentary on our coun
39 YWG : Yup, and that's why you have no friends.
40 Jumbo747 : Cartman character only keeps me interested in SP. Butters stupidity also gets me goin as well. CARTMAN RULES.
41 WhyWhyZed : No the first few seasons were construction paper. I believe it was when they hit "4th Grade" that it began to become CGI. If not then, it was around
42 Sabena332 : South Park is one of my favourite TV shows. Oh yes, RTL is showing a new South Park episode in an hour, yayers! Patrick
43 EL-AL : I like south park very much tough they are not as funny as they used to be. I disagree, the guy just don't like the show, it has nothing to do with hi
44 Post contains images WhyWhyZed : Isn't your response a little bias? - Jason DePodesta
45 Post contains images Comorin : I can never listen to Stevie Nicks sing (bleat?) again...
46 Post contains images Touchdown777 : One of the best ones. T7
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