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Braniff Commercial At End Of South Park?  
User currently offlineBoeing744 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1833 posts, RR: 23
Posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Hi Everyone!
I was just wondering if anyone knew why there is a Braniff commercial at the end of every South Park episode? The commercial is about 5 seconds long and has a very poor graphic of a 727, and reads "Braniff, Belive It!" I just find this odd, because I think Braniff ceased operations well before South park was created. Thanks!

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User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3704 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
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I believe that when they first made the show they needed a production company on the end of the credits. At first it was no big deal, but then the company who own the Braniff name found out about it and took Matt Stone and Trey Parker to court. The reached a settlement, and they continue to use the 727 with the Braniff name to this day.


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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

From one of the couple of dozen previous threads on the subject:

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."


User currently offlineBoeing744 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1833 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 2):
From one of the couple of dozen previous threads on the subject:

Sorry, I did a search on the topic and nothing showed up. Thanks for the answers though.


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting Boeing744 (Reply 3):
Sorry, I did a search on the topic and nothing showed up. Thanks for the answers though.

Not a prob...  Wink


User currently offlineFlyGuyClt From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 537 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 2):
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.

The BRANIFF that is used for this commercial was Braniff, Inc. Braniff, Inc., operated from 1984 to 1989. This company was brought back into the air by Jay Pritzker of Hyatt Hotels. In 1988 Mr. Pritzker sold the company to a group of investors led by Jeffrey Cadorow who was the famed owner of Rocco's on NBC's The Restaurant. The BRANIFF, BELIEVE IT, was the companies last slogan. When Braniff, Inc (84) took to the skies. It was "Braniff, The best low fair in the air, Believe it." Since Chadow had taken over, his team led by former Piedmont exec, Bill McGee, wanted to shorten it to just "Believe It!"

For more information on ALL Braniff's drop by. www.braniffpages.com

So Many Braniff's.  Smile

Braniff International Airways. 1927 to 1982.
Braniff, Inc. 1984 to 1989.
Braniff International Airlines. 1991 to 1992.

Safe Flying  

[Edited 2005-10-12 12:21:57]

[Edited 2005-10-12 12:28:45]


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