ryanb741
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Why Are There Braniff Adverts After South Park?

Sun May 12, 2002 8:58 am

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?
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RE: Why Are There Braniff Adverts After South Park?

Sun May 12, 2002 9:16 am

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.
 
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RE: Why Are There Braniff Adverts After South Park?

Sun May 12, 2002 9:21 am

nice one !
I was wondering that yesterday...
 
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RE: Why Are There Braniff Adverts After South Park?

Sun May 12, 2002 12:18 pm

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

 
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RE: Why Are There Braniff Adverts After South Park?

Sun May 12, 2002 2:14 pm

I was wonderin the same thing every time I watch Southpark  Smile
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RE: Why Are There Braniff Adverts After South Park?

Sun May 12, 2002 2:23 pm

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.
 
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RE: Why Are There Braniff Adverts After South Park?

Sun May 12, 2002 7:02 pm

Thanks for the responses guys!  Smile
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RE: Why Are There Braniff Adverts After South Park?

Sun May 12, 2002 8:51 pm

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.

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