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starone

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« Reply #400 on: 12-19-2005 11:17 »

 
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South Park still remains the best animated show currently on TV


Along with the Boondocks.
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« Reply #401 on: 12-19-2005 14:30 »

^Good call.  The Boondocks has been excellent so far.  South Park and Boondocks are the best animated shows right now.

Bought South Park season two on a whim yesterday.  Price was right and I thought I might as well finally get one of the sets.  I could've gotten season one but went with two instead, since I've never thought the first season was all that great.  I may buy season six on a whim sometime too, since that was such a great season.
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« Reply #402 on: 12-19-2005 18:05 »

Well, we don't have The Boondocks over here, so I can't comment on it.

Although I don't know why you don't like the first season, DotheBartman - even now, I still think it's a strong collection of episodes. Granted, it lacks the satirical edge of the more recent seasons, but it IS very funny, to say the least. Matt & Trey's own brand of humour shines right through that entire season...

Death was the only bad one of the bunch, and that was only because their focal point of that episode hadn't been realised yet. The main story of Bigger, Longer and Uncut was pretty much just an edit of that storyline, and they pulled it off brilliantly two years later.
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« Reply #403 on: 12-19-2005 19:09 »

 
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Originally posted by Beamer:
Well, we don't have The Boondocks over here, so I can't comment on it.

It only just came out (premiered in November) so they probably just haven't imported yet, assuming they plan to.  Do you get the other Adult Swim stuff where you are (Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Sealab, etc)?  If so I would think they'll probably import Boondocks eventually.

 
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Although I don't know why you don't like the first season, DotheBartman - even now, I still think it's a strong collection of episodes. Granted, it lacks the satirical edge of the more recent seasons, but it IS very funny, to say the least. Matt & Trey's own brand of humour shines right through that entire season...

Well it's not all bad, but it's a very uneven season.  There's several episodes I really like (Volcano, Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo, Starvin Marvin, Cartman's Mom is a Dirty Slut, Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boatride), but also a lot that I thought were rather weak and just not funny.  Too much of it was just surreal for the sake of surreal without the more creative and insane ideas to back it up, and too much shock-for-the-sake of shock humor as well.  Also none of the characters were very interesting at that point, outside of Cartman to some extent.  Just my take on it though.


 
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Death was the only bad one of the bunch, and that was only because their focal point of that episode hadn't been realised yet. The main story of Bigger, Longer and Uncut was pretty much just an edit of that storyline, and they pulled it off brilliantly two years later.

Death is actually the only first season episode I haven't seen, so I can't comment on it.  (I've missed several others from seasons 2, and 4-7 as well.  I still plan on trying to see those last few I've missed and catch up with the rest of the series.  Unfortunately though I don't think they show "Death" on comedy central anymore, along with "Jared has Aides" and "Terrance and Phillip in Not Without My Anus" (neither of which I've seen, though the latter I now I have a chance to see).
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« Reply #404 on: 12-19-2005 19:48 »

Every episode gets shown here (although Proper Condom Use and Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset are occassionally skipped due to their MA ratings, meaning they can't be shown before 9:00pm - and South Park has an 8:30pm timeslot). For some reason, there are dozens of articles on the internet about Red Hot Catholic Love being banned here for a year or so, but that's a load of shit. The episode aired here in 2002 with the rest of Season 6, I know because I got every Season 6 episode on tape first time around, and they never skipped that one...

As for Not Without My Anus, it's a terrific episode, but I'm not sure if it'll be your kind of thing, since it's so-stupid-it's-funny humour. Outraged a LOT of fans when it first aired, purely because it held off the "Who is Cartman's father" revelation for another month, but has since become a fan favourite. Once you get past that, it's a really funny episode, lots of great lines. For some reason, the scene where Terrance and Phillip are looking for treasure on the subway cracks me up, as does Terrance randomly saying "I'm going to go put on a pirate suit!" in the middle of a conversation.  tongue

 
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Originally posted by DotheBartman:
It only just came out (premiered in November) so they probably just haven't imported yet, assuming they plan to. Do you get the other Adult Swim stuff where you are (Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Sealab, etc)? If so I would think they'll probably import Boondocks eventually.

None of them are on free-to-air, though I think we might get a few Adult Swim shows on the Australian Cartoon Network on Foxtel. I wouldn't know, I don't watch CN.

 
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Originally posted by DotheBartman:
Too much of it was just surreal for the sake of surreal without the more creative and insane ideas to back it up, and too much shock-for-the-sake of shock humor as well.

You do have to keep in mind that this was long before Matt & Trey's writing developed to the point it is now. It still remains one of the most hilarious seasons of the show to grace television... As far as shock-for-the-sake of shock humour goes - yes, to an extent, but let's face it, Season 1 was pretty tame (it got a PG rating here and was shown at 8:00pm in its first airing). I'd say Seasons 4 and 5 are bigger on shock-for-the-sake of shock humour, and those are my two least-favourite seasons, too.
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« Reply #405 on: 12-20-2005 22:10 »
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As for Not Without My Anus, it's a terrific episode, but I'm not sure if it'll be your kind of thing, since it's so-stupid-it's-funny humour. Outraged a LOT of fans when it first aired, purely because it held off the "Who is Cartman's father" revelation for another month, but has since become a fan favourite. Once you get past that, it's a really funny episode, lots of great lines. For some reason, the scene where Terrance and Phillip are looking for treasure on the subway cracks me up, as does Terrance randomly saying "I'm going to go put on a pirate suit!" in the middle of a conversation.     tongue

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« Reply #406 on: 12-20-2005 22:23 »

It's too bad most fans can't except episodes like Not Without my Anus and Pip as being funny, but just hate them because they don't feature the main characters.
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« Reply #407 on: 12-22-2005 00:57 »

So I watched Not without My Anus....actually pretty funny I have to say.  Incredibly pointless, but funny in an unexplainable way.  Then again I've always had a weakness for Terrance and Phillip....I dunno why, though I think it has something to do with the voices.  Loved the "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and "Empire Strikes Back" references too.
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« Reply #408 on: 12-22-2005 02:05 »

 
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It's too bad most fans can't except episodes like Not Without my Anus and Pip as being funny, but just hate them because they don't feature the main characters.

I actually think it's the other way around. Most hardcore fans enjoy these episodes, it's the casual fans who don't appreciate them.
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« Reply #409 on: 12-22-2005 02:25 »

I consider Not without my anus to be a classic and Pip to suck ass.
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« Reply #410 on: 12-22-2005 20:19 »

Well, the episode's not called Pip so I don't know why everyone in this thread seems to think it is. I would never call it a classic though... it's far from good, but it's not as bad as everyone says it is. I'd say it's average - fairly entertaining, a few laughs here and there, but nothing too special or memorable (apart from the Hepatitis B joke at the end).
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« Reply #411 on: 12-22-2005 23:00 »

 
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Well, the episode's not called Pip so I don't know why everyone in this thread seems to think it is.

I think it may have two titles (there are others that do, like "The Brown Noise", also known as "Worldwide Recorder Contest" ).  At least one review of the S4 dvd I saw cited "Pip" as the title.

That's another one I haven't seen, not totally sure if they still run that one either, though I guess they probably do and I've just never happened to catch it.  Incidentally though, dropping Pip in favor of Butters was one of the best moves the show ever made.  Has Pip even shown up since that episode?

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« Reply #412 on: 12-22-2005 23:29 »
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Pretty sure I answered that question earlier in this thread, but yes, he has. He was auditioning to be the 4th friend in Professor Chaos (but got kicked out when he asked for tea at a baseball game).

As for the name change thing, that was mentioned earlier too. I think that many episodes just ended up going by their in-progress titles (like how Goobacks was called Wetbacks from the Future and Goobacks from the Future)... South Park Studios lists some titles I've never seen before. Like, Chef's Mama is now called The Succubus, Fingerbang is now called Something You Can Do With Your Finger, and there was the Brown Noise/Worldwide Recorder Concert thing you mentioned, too. City on the Edge of Forever is also known as Flashbacks (I believe it has "Flashbacks" in brackets next to its regular title), and I've seen them list Rainforest Schmainforest as Choir Tour in their "Upcoming Episodes" list, too... it's weird.

I usually like to go by the earlier titles since that's how I remember them, but I can't ever remember Great Expectations being officially called Pip. I think the episode was just given that name by the fans since it was easier for their simple minds to remember... and spell.  roll eyes
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« Reply #413 on: 12-23-2005 14:33 »

I remember seeing the episode "Great Expectations".  A grave disapointment.  Malcolm McDonald hosted the episode.  If I could wash my hands of any South Park episode, it would be "Great Expectations". 

Besides, Pip never struck me as a type who would get a girlfriend or even show interest in girls for that matter.
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« Reply #414 on: 12-25-2005 08:11 »

Read Great Expectations.
starone

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« Reply #415 on: 12-27-2005 13:17 »

If you ask me Pip dosen't get enough love.
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« Reply #416 on: 12-27-2005 15:03 »

Yeah, it kind of upsets me that some of the original characters like Barbrady, Pip, and Jimbo gradually get less and less screen time.  I just hope they don't kill them off like Ms. Crabtree
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« Reply #417 on: 12-27-2005 21:52 »

Barbrady's been in a few recent episodes (Toilet Paper, Die Hippie Die, Erection Day) and Jimbo shows up occassionally too (once again, Die Hippie Die - and he's usually seen in bar scenes). It's only natural for a show's main sub-characters to change as the show progresses and more characters are introduced (while others have their novelty wear off). Just look at Timmy... biggest character in Season 4, then his joke got old so they stopped using him.
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« Reply #418 on: 12-27-2005 23:30 »

Yeah, I think it's natural too.  Plus I think a lot of those early characters were kind of dull/flat.  It depends (I love Terrance and Phillip, and Mr. Hankey for instance), but many of the side characters in the early seasons were sort of generic in general.  And even the better ones often just ran their course, because the basic jokes with them eventually got old.  Also, South Park has relatively few episodes a year considering just how many side characters it has now, so there's no way they could fit every character in regularly without hurting the overall episodes.

These days South Park has fleshed out it's core cast a lot more, and introduced some characters that are more interesting than the early side characters.  I think it works well.  It's just evolution, which is neccesary for a show like this.
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« Reply #419 on: 01-21-2006 10:40 »

Not seen much new South park in a while but I did find this most ammusing

Tom Cruise kills South Park epidode

Silly silly Tom, it just makes me want to see the episode more.
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« Reply #420 on: 01-21-2006 13:04 »

Just download it, Trey and Matt won't mind.
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« Reply #421 on: 01-22-2006 03:30 »

I don't care because I have that whole season downloaded. I think sp should stop having those episodes where they deal with current events. I prefer the ol' classic style full of bad language and crappy animation.
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« Reply #422 on: 01-22-2006 05:22 »

Funny how you say that, and yet very few episodes in Season 9 dealt with current events.  roll eyes
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« Reply #423 on: 01-22-2006 05:51 »

^Yeah, exactly.  "Best Friends Forever" and "Two Days Before..." were the only ones about things that had just happened or were happening.

Shame about "Trapped in the Closet".  It wasn't the greatest episode, but it's stupid that it can get banned because of Cruise.
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« Reply #424 on: 01-22-2006 06:57 »

Oh yeah, forgot to comment on that since I'd already posted comments on SP Alliance and my forum... But here's what I said there:

 
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What the fuck? Does Tom Cruise seriously think that this will IMPROVE his popularity? I said it on SPA, and I'll say it here - Tom Cruise is like Michael Jackson. He went from being very popular to being incredibly UNpopular, and it's his own damn fault. Just give it a break, Cruise. No-one cares about you anymore, and you're just doing exactly what the episode was making fun of you for doing.

I still stand by it.
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« Reply #425 on: 01-22-2006 12:02 »

I had it downloaded anyway... it is still up at MrTwig if people still need it  smile
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« Reply #426 on: 01-22-2006 13:08 »
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Hmmm might have to download the Tom Cruise episode. Last night I saw the episode with Kyle and the talking whale. It was really good. awww poor whale at the end hehe.
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« Reply #427 on: 02-28-2006 00:06 »

Same here i also that episode yesterday.  How weird was that picture of the gang
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« Reply #428 on: 03-04-2006 18:41 »

New episodes of South Park start March 22nd!  And correct me if I'm wrong.  I've heard rumors that this is South Park's last season.  Is this true?  Or does South Park still have more seasons to go?
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« Reply #429 on: 03-04-2006 21:08 »

It's renewed through 2008, so it should basically run through its 12th season.
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« Reply #430 on: 03-04-2006 23:06 »

That's been posted several times in this thread, KurtPikachu's just an ignorant moron who can't seem to pay attention to anything.

On a good side note, a That's My Bush DVD has been confirmed, with the cast coming into South Park Studios soon to record the commentaries.
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« Reply #431 on: 03-05-2006 02:14 »

You're right....but at least if someone reads his post, they'll hopefully see mine and realize that he's wrong.  But I probably won't bother replying to him anymore.

And That's My Bush, wow...it's been a long time.  Loved that show.  If the price is right I might have to buy that.  Thanks.
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« Reply #432 on: 03-13-2006 16:05 »

I just heard that Isaac Hayes is leaving the show.  Here is a link I found on an SP forum >http://www.jambase.com/headsup.asp?storyID=8147  it also mentions his decision to leave on his profile on wikipedia.

as Stan would say, "this is pretty fucked up right here"
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« Reply #433 on: 03-13-2006 22:14 »

I believe Hayes was probably pressured into this by other Scientologists, since he seemed fine with the episode in that recent radio interview. Oh well, Chef hadn't been a big part of the show for a while now, anyway... He was only in one episode in Season 9, remember.  I doubt it'll make much difference.
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« Reply #434 on: 03-14-2006 00:57 »

Still, it's difficult when a character like that departs from the show...

I wonder if Matt and Trey will work it into an episode...
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« Reply #435 on: 03-14-2006 01:11 »

I sure hope they don't. It would be a waste of an episode, or even one scene, if you want my two cents.
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« Reply #436 on: 03-14-2006 07:04 »

Jeez I always though Cruise might enjoy a bit of cock but after his threat to sue Paramount if they showed the episode again there can be no doubt that he is.
No hetrosexual that is comfortable with their sexuality would react the way he did.
BTW Scientology has gotta be one of the most hilarious religions ever, I'm thinking of joining for a laugh.
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« Reply #437 on: 03-14-2006 09:49 »

I read about it on the BBC's site, Chef had been in South Park so rarely recently that the only difference will be that his name no longer appears in the credits.
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« Reply #438 on: 03-14-2006 21:35 »

Yeah, that's true. I actually think he was pressured into quitting by other Scientologists. I mean, just look what he said in an interview with The Onion AV Club in January:

 
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AVC: There's some pretty harsh satire on South Park. They don't really care who they offend.

IH: But that's their thing! They're success was built on that cutting-edge stuff. I've had to defend them a lot of times. One time on BET Tonight I defended them because Tavis Smiley, the host on that show, was coming at me. It was a call-in show, too, so people were calling in. I told them not to take this stuff seriously. If you do, you'll get in trouble. Just enjoy it. Remember your high-school yearbook? You look at those pictures now, you laugh, right? That's what South Park is. You got to laugh at it. Because we cursed, but we just didn't dare let the principals, the teachers, or the preachers hear it. And we didn't turn out bad, okay? Just look at it that way. Also, usually there's some kind of moral message at the end for the kids, by the Chef.

AVC: They did just do an episode that made fun of your religion, Scientology. Did that bother you?

IH: Well, I talked to Matt and Trey about that. They didn't let me know until it was done. I said, "Guys, you have it all wrong. We're not like that. I know that's your thing, but get your information correct, because somebody might believe that bleep, you know?" But I understand what they're doing. I told them to take a couple of Scientology courses, and understand what we do. [Laughs.]
Doesn't sound like Isaac Hayes personally had a problem with it, but Scientology is a religion that is overly protective of its image (despite the fact that nobody takes it seriously, and if you read about the religion and its teachings, you would realise why). They've sued people just for publically slandering Scientology before, and I wouldn't mind betting that the more powerful people within the religion blackballed Hayes into this decision.
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« Reply #439 on: 03-15-2006 01:30 »

Well, that means it gives us the opportunity to see a whole lot more of Mr. Derp
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