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Spy

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« Reply #480 on: 03-24-2006 04:43 »

2/5. Pretty average and cheap episode. Darth Chef was a nice touch though. The problem with this episode although it did give me a laugh was basicly like old jokes and episodes pieced together now I'm not talking about the fact that Chefs voice was from old episodes but the formula, for instance: the molestation joke has been done many times before and a lot funnier, the kids not caring about the story was done in Towelie, the sick pervert doing something disgusting when the adults going away, also the crap your pants when you die joke, the strip club scene with the ugly whore asking for a dance, the funeral scene much like Kenny Dies and chef being ripped to pieces was like a lot of other death scenes in the show. I probably would have been a lot happier with an entire episode paroding revenge of the sith. The highlights of the episode were quotes of chef being pieced together, previously on south park and some of the cheap metophorical shots at Scientology and chef leaving in the funeral speech.
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« Reply #481 on: 03-24-2006 11:53 »
« Last Edit on: 03-24-2006 11:53 »

   
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...also the crap your pants when you die joke...

Oh sure, if Arrested Development does a self referencing callback joke it's brilliant, but if South Park does it, it's lame.    tongue

Seriously, though, I think that was meant to be a call back joke to "Something Wallmart This Way Comes". Of course we've seen it before.

Venus

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« Reply #482 on: 03-24-2006 15:06 »

I thought the whole thing was hysterical. But i am evidently easy to amuse.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #483 on: 03-24-2006 15:13 »

I thought the new episode was so-so.  It had it's moments.  Although it had a lot of the same jokes from previous episodes strung together.  I didn't like the ending too much.  Overall I give it a 3/5. 
DotheBartman

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« Reply #484 on: 03-24-2006 18:18 »

Better than any of the last run of episodes.  I'm looking forward to this season immensely.
Beamer

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« Reply #485 on: 03-24-2006 20:36 »

 
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Originally posted by newhook_1:
   Oh sure, if Arrested Development does a self referencing callback joke it's brilliant, but if South Park does it, it's lame.     tongue

The difference is that callbacks have always been a big part of Arrested Development, and usually when they do them, they find new context and situations to re-work the joke in so the humour remains. The only joke I ever thought AD slaughtered was the "Her?" thing in Prison Break-In.

South Park has a few running gags, but it rarely does callbacks, so it feels a bit more forced when the show does so. As Family Guy taught us, some jokes are better left in the past as one-offs. However, my problem with repetition in South Park isn't necessarily with jokes, it's with themes and storylines. I mean, how many episodes have dealt with child molestation, abortion, dedicating an entire episode to either proving a religion is wrong or mocking a celebrity, or made jokes about AIDS or jews?

Don't get me wrong, I don't have a problem with any of this stuff, just the repetition. Seriously, with only 14 episodes a year, can it really be THAT hard to come up with ideas that you haven't already done four or five times before?
Spy

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« Reply #486 on: 03-25-2006 02:36 »

Matt and Trey probably sit on their asses all day drinking beer and they probably just can't be fucked to produce something original.
"I got a massage at 3 lets just make up something about child molestation".
Beamer

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« Reply #487 on: 03-26-2006 21:59 »

New episode info:

 
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This Week on South Park: Smug Alert!
Stan Persuades all the citizens of South Park to buy hybrid cars.

Hmmm, could be good. I'll be interested to see the direction they go with this.
newhook_1

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« Reply #488 on: 03-26-2006 23:06 »
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Originally posted by Spy:
Matt and Trey probably sit on their asses all day drinking beer and they probably just can't be fucked to produce something original.
"I got a massage at 3 lets just make up something about child molestation".

Naw, they play video games, pay people to eat unhealthy amounts McDonald's and drink beer.   wink

Seriously though, what crawled up your ass? Even if this episode wasn't that original, season nine had a few fairly original ones. Nothing ground breaking, I'll agree, but there's no real reason to rip on Matt and Trey. 

As a side note, this was the most watched season premire of South Park since Season 6.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #489 on: 03-27-2006 00:12 »

I don't see any real problem with South Park retreading old territory really, as long as they still find fresh new ways of approaching it, which I felt the Chef episode did.  And I especcially don't see the problem with callbacks....yeah, it's annoying if they just repeat jokes, but a callback is just a fun thing that a fan can catch if they've seen enough episodes.  I hardly see the problem with that.  It's no different then on The Simpsons when you see things from old episodes in their basement or closet.

As for this new episode, it sounds like it could be funny, but to be honest I just never really agree with Matt and Trey when they do environmentalism satire (what can I say, I'm an environmentalist).  As long as it's funny though, I'll still enjoy it.  And even if it isn't, it can't be any worse than "Jakovasaurs" was, yeesh.
SamuelXDiamond

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« Reply #490 on: 03-27-2006 16:11 »

Anyone notice all the redesigned backgrounds? I know they've been steadily making the new locations more sophisticated, but they've also updated the cafeteria and town to match. I really am an admirer of just how beautiful they're managing to make the series look, especially considering how primitive it was to start off with.

As for the content of the episode, well, nobody does all-out crazy quite as well as Matt and Trey, and with all the controversy lately you just knew they were going to do something memorable. Probably not an episode which will be high up on my repeats list, but it was still fun trying to guess just where the fuck they were going with all that.
Beamer

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« Reply #491 on: 03-27-2006 20:33 »
« Last Edit on: 03-27-2006 20:33 »

I think they officially started to update the frequently-used locations in Season 8. I remember the exterior of the school changing from Douche & Turd.

Anyway, more new episode info:

 
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From today's Comedy Central Press Release:
It's Earth to "South Park" when an all-new episode premieres March 29 at 10:00 P.M. on Comedy Central


A disaster of epic proportions threatens the town and Stan is to blame in an all-new episode of “South Park” titled "Smug Alert!" premiering Wednesday, March 29 at 10:00 p.m. on Comedy Central.
Stan is the driving force who gets the citizens of South Park to buy hybrid cars. Just as everyone starts to feel really good about what they’re doing to help save the earth, scientists discover a stormy, dark mass accumulating over the town.

By the sounds of it, seems to be a Red Man's Greed-type episode, in the sense that the events that happen in it are reversed in logic.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #492 on: 03-27-2006 22:52 »

Oddly enough "Red Man's Greed" is even playing the same night on Comedy Central.  I haven't seen it yet so I guess I'll get to directly compare the two.

There's also a clip online now.  Pretty funny, but it's hard to go wrong with Butters.
starone

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« Reply #493 on: 03-28-2006 14:24 »

 
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Originally posted by Beamer: Quite possibly the weakest season premiere the show's ever had. But hopefully, now that they've got the Isaac Hayes/Scientology digs out of their system, they can move on and the show will pick up from here.

5/10

I thought it was one of their better ones myself. Needless to say I loved it. Chef as a soundboard was hilarious and the Darth Chef bit was great.

fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #494 on: 03-29-2006 01:54 »

I loved last weeks episode.  I'm a sucker for Star Wars parodies.
Donald

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« Reply #495 on: 03-29-2006 19:18 »

i like the one where they play with weapons
CrapBag

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« Reply #496 on: 03-29-2006 22:12 »

new one tonight
excited i am
starone

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« Reply #497 on: 03-30-2006 12:08 »

Eh, this episode seemed kinda meh to me. It had a simular atmosphere to Goobacks now that I think about it. Two Days Before the Day After Tomorrow kept comming to mind.
CrapBag

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« Reply #498 on: 03-30-2006 17:48 »

better episodes
and theres worser episodes
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #499 on: 03-30-2006 19:00 »

I rather liked the "Smug Alert" episode!  It was funny when Gerald got so smug about having a Hybrid car that he relocates his family to San Francisco and everyone acts so smug that they sniff their farts.  I liked how Stan tried to get Kyle back by convincing everyone to buy a hybrid only to get in trouble for it.  Then everyone acted smug about the Hybrid car that it caused a 'smug storm'!  Cartman was great as always, especially when he snuck into San Francisco.  Plus, Ike played a big role in this as well. 

Good episode, not great, but it was good.  I give it a 4/5. 
Donald

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« Reply #500 on: 03-30-2006 20:20 »

I loved the new hbrid episode alot better than the chef one
Beamer

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« Reply #501 on: 03-30-2006 23:32 »
« Last Edit on: 03-30-2006 23:32 »

Meh, Smug Alert was VERY average. Jokes like everyone acting smug and smelling their own farts became old quick, and the episode lacked subtlety, or any real humour. It would've been better if it focussed more on Cartman's plot than the smug storyline, though. The whole thing seemed like a rushed episode very similar to ones we've already seen (eg. Die Hippies Die, Two Days Before the Day after Tomorrow). Kyle moving to San Fransisco was a nice touch, though, since Cartman told him to move there in Season 1. Still, Season 10 is looking somewhat disappointing at the moment...

5/10 (it was better than The Return of Chef, that's for sure)
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #502 on: 03-31-2006 00:03 »

Not the best, but certainly better than the first episode...

8/10
Nanmo

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« Reply #503 on: 03-31-2006 02:17 »

I agree, it was a solid episode, and definitely not the worst environmental episode, though it feels less original now that the show has been on some time now.


DotheBartman

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« Reply #504 on: 03-31-2006 02:53 »

 
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Originally posted by Beamer:
 Kyle moving to San Fransisco was a nice touch, though, since Cartman told him to move there in Season 1.

Which episode was that, anyway?  I've seen all of season one now, but I don't know/remember which episode it was that had that line.

Anyways, pretty good episode.  Kind of pointless, but the end message was actually pretty good, and the scene where Cartman complains to Butters about not being a very good jew ("well, the thing is, I'm not really jewish" ) was one of the most hysterical things ever on South Park.  4/5
Beamer

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« Reply #505 on: 03-31-2006 03:41 »

I think it might have been Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo, but I'm not sure about that. Either way, the line was something like:

CARTMAN: Why don't you move to San Fransisco with all the other jews?
KYLE: There's no jews in San Fransisco!
Tweek

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« Reply #506 on: 03-31-2006 15:09 »

It wasn't a bad episode, not one of the best either, Ike was pretty funny in it  laff
starone

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« Reply #507 on: 04-01-2006 14:39 »

 
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5/10 (it was better than The Return of Chef, that's for sure)

No it wasen't.
newhook_1

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« Reply #508 on: 04-02-2006 12:40 »
« Last Edit on: 04-02-2006 12:40 »

"Well, Ok. Give me half a hit."
"Give me fwee."   laff

Wasn't bad. Probably on the same level as last weeks episode. Good, but not great. Cartman actually saving Kyle was an interesting dynamic to add to their relationship. I love the idea that Cartman needs Kyle, but he also hates him.
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« Reply #509 on: 04-02-2006 13:55 »

 
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Originally posted by newhook_1:
"Well, Ok. Give me half a hit."
"Give me fwee."    laff

That was the best line in the episode, Ike was pretty funny  smile

DotheBartman

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« Reply #510 on: 04-03-2006 05:28 »
« Last Edit on: 04-03-2006 05:28 »

So...this Wednesday's episode...

 
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Originally from South Park Studios
This Week on South Park: Cartoon Wars
Cartman and Kyle are at war over the popular cartoon, "Family Guy."

Somehow, I think this is one I won't want to miss.
Hypnotize

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« Reply #511 on: 04-03-2006 16:50 »

lol looks good.

i thought that the smug episode sucked pretty badly, i just didnt like it.
Officer 1BDI

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« Reply #512 on: 04-03-2006 17:14 »

Interesting target.  It probably won't be anything like "Simpsons Already Did It," but I can't help but be reminded of the episode when I see that description.

I thought "Smug" was alright (loved Ike), but Cartman's rescue mission completely threw me off.  Did I just miss his explaination, or did he ever give a reason for saving Kyle and his family?
newhook_1

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« Reply #513 on: 04-03-2006 18:37 »
« Last Edit on: 04-03-2006 18:37 »

He needed someone to rip on but Butters was too passive to make it any fun, so he went to get Kyle back.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #514 on: 04-03-2006 19:00 »

Here's a more detailed description...

 
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Cartman and Kyle are at war over the popular cartoon, "Family Guy." Kyle loves "Family Guy" and hates Cartman. The two boys embark upon a mad chase across the country and the fate of "Family Guy" lies with the first boy to reach Hollywood.

God, I can't wait for this one...I always look forward to South Park, but this and "The Return of Chef!" have been my most anticipated episodes in a long time.  I can't wait for Wednesday.
starone

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« Reply #515 on: 04-04-2006 18:23 »

I hope there's at least some ripping on Family Guy. That would make my day right there.
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« Reply #516 on: 04-04-2006 19:50 »

I'm gonna go with 6/10 for the season premiere and 7/10 for "Smug Alert"
Donald

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« Reply #517 on: 04-05-2006 18:29 »

I cant wait for todays episode
newhook_1

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« Reply #518 on: 04-05-2006 23:32 »
« Last Edit on: 04-05-2006 23:32 »

OH MY FUCKING GOD! TO BE CONTINUED? ARGGHHHGHARGFADWCADQIYIPYEWGY GW!

How much do you want to bet they won't continue the episode?       tongue

*Edit* Also, if it is continued, I hope the Family Guy writing staff is made up of crab people. The crab people are a non sensical throw away joke, and they ripped on Family Guy for being made up entirely of these kinds of jokes in this episode. If you put two and two together, they fit perfectly.

In all honesty, though. Family Guy has really gone downhill lately, and the parody of it was spot on. Probably my favourite so far this season. I thought it was better than most of season 9 overall.
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« Reply #519 on: 04-06-2006 01:04 »

"Remember that time I took that job as some carrot cake....."

Hilarious.
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