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DotheBartman

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« Reply #640 on: 05-26-2004 13:31 »

Plus Mecha Streisand wasn't funny.  Know this people.

South Park still has plenty of craziness, but it balances it out with other aspects better now, and the craziness itself is far more creative and inspired now. 
BethDogg

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« Reply #641 on: 05-26-2004 14:37 »

Example of Inspired - "Actually, Eric is still supposed to be grounded for trying to exterminate the Jews two weeks ago."
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« Reply #642 on: 05-26-2004 15:30 »
« Last Edit on: 05-26-2004 15:30 »

 
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Originally posted by Mr Fuzzywuvems:
I think it's alot better at the social commentary now but it's lost some of the crazyness of the early seasons which, in a way, is a good thing because if they kept making episodes as crazy as Mecha-Streisand for however many seasons it's been people would have got bored of it long ago.

I think most people are just too slow to follow craziness. It's not just the best aspect of South Park, but EVERY show that contains it. Social commentary gets old after a while because it's so preachy it's just awful. Not to mention these newer episodes of South Park aren't timeless in the least...ask a kid my age ten years from now if he understands episodes like The Jeffersons or Goobacks. All you'll get is a blank stare.

Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #643 on: 05-26-2004 23:07 »

 
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Originally posted by TheLampIncident:
  ask a kid my age ten years from now if he understands episodes like The Jeffersons or Goobacks. All you'll get is a blank stare.


Theyre just in it for the curses. (As was i at that age  big grin ).

M0le

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« Reply #644 on: 05-27-2004 06:48 »

The swearing was what drew everybody in. But for me the thing that drew me in most of all was Kenny, that's why I'm so sad to see his character go downhill recently.
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« Reply #645 on: 05-27-2004 09:00 »

 
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Originally posted by Mr Fuzzywuvems:
It seems to me that it's getting less popular each season as well as getting better.

Actually, I've heard it's been getting a lot more popular in America for Season 8. The Passion Of The Jew got the show its highest ratings since Season 2, despite the fact that it was utter shit.

I don't see why Mecha Streisand gets so much crap, though. Sure - it's as stupid as hell, but it had some damn funny moments, such as the Japanese guy that kept singing through the entire battle scene.   laff

Every season tends to have at least one incredibly stupid far-fetched episode created entirely for laughs. Seasons 1-3 had their fare share of them, although Mecha Streisand, Spooky Fish and Jackovasaurs seem to stand out as major ones. Season 4 had Trapper Keeper, Season 5 had Towelie, Season 6 had The New Terrance & Phillip Movie Trailer, Season 7 had Fat Butt & Pancake Head, and Season 8 has AWESOM-O... and I like every one of those episodes.   smile
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« Reply #646 on: 05-27-2004 11:18 »
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Originally posted by TheLampIncident:
 Chinpokomon is still my all time favorite episode. Absolute genius. I guess I could relate to this because they were talking about something I would identify with...I was once a Pokemaster you know.

i loved that episode one of the pokemon things were called "shoe" and the japense sucking up saying they had very small penises!

Pure Genius!
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« Reply #647 on: 05-27-2004 13:32 »

 
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Originally posted by TheLampIncident:
   Not to mention these newer episodes of South Park aren't timeless in the least...ask a kid my age ten years from now if he understands episodes like The Jeffersons or Goobacks. All you'll get is a blank stare.


Most social commentary is dated by default.  It's linked to the events of the day, so it's pretty difficult to have it be timeless as well. 

Goobacks isn't going to click with any kid, no matter when you ask them.  If they are still mostly dependent on their parents financially, they aren't really going to understand what it's like to have to worry about their job being threatened by cheap labor (unless a parent is in that situation).
M0le

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« Reply #648 on: 05-28-2004 03:13 »

And in 'Goobacks', although you could understand why the rednecks were pissed off about their jobs, getting in a big pile and having sex with each other wouldn't really have solved anything.   smile It's just plain stupid.
ZombieJesus

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« Reply #649 on: 05-28-2004 05:56 »

It's mixing critic on society in general, with satire, parody and sometimes just plain gross, limit-pushing obscenity.  smile
A successful combination, IMO. How many shows make you laugh AND think?

The medium of low-quality animation is also a very smart choice. Imagine a gay orgy for instance , with realistic looking cartoon characters. It'd be way more shocking.
Mr Fuzzywuvems

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« Reply #650 on: 05-28-2004 06:23 »

Second
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #651 on: 05-28-2004 10:01 »

 
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Originally posted by ZombieJesus:
 How many shows make you laugh AND think?


Pretty much just South Park and Futurama.

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« Reply #652 on: 05-28-2004 10:10 »
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Originally posted by Mr Fuzzywuvems:
...if they kept making episodes as crazy as Mecha-Streisand for however many seasons it's been people would have got bored of it long ago.

You're right, Fuzzy.. : looks over at the towel, the legions of Canadians, the time rift, Butters dressed up like a dog with a ninja star jammed in his eyeball and the pile of guys having sex : ...Nope.. Not crazy at all o.o
Mr Fuzzywuvems

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« Reply #653 on: 05-28-2004 10:13 »

I didn't say it isn't crazy anymore, just that it's not as crazy as the first few seasons. 
EvilLunch

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« Reply #654 on: 05-28-2004 10:14 »

Hmm, well.. I'd say it's just a more focused craziness, now. Not as random.
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« Reply #655 on: 05-28-2004 10:17 »

 
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Originally posted by EvilLunch:
 You're right, Fuzzy.. : looks over at the towel, the legions of Canadians, the time rift, Butters dressed up like a dog with a ninja star jammed in his eyeball and the pile of guys having sex : ...Nope.. Not crazy at all o.o

I think he means monsters destroying the town backed by japanese music on a weekly basis, but those are all good examples.

M0le

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« Reply #656 on: 05-28-2004 22:57 »

Also the whole Zombie thing in Pinkeye. The completely surreal, weird stuff doesn't happen as much anymore, it's more focused on the characters.
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« Reply #657 on: 05-28-2004 23:19 »

I think i find the character centric episodes recently to be much funnier than others earlier in the series. Good Times With Weapons and Passion of the Jew beats Mecha-streisand anyday in my book.
M0le

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« Reply #658 on: 05-29-2004 00:57 »

I didn't like 'Passion of the Jew' much, aside from a few jokes and Mel Gibson towards the end. The best joke in my opinion of course was:
"They're making Jews into stereotypes!"
"Stereotyping Jews is teeeerible!"
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« Reply #659 on: 05-29-2004 10:36 »

i love when the people in Cartman's cult start chanting anti-semitic statements in German thinking that its Aramayic. Hilarious.
M0le

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« Reply #660 on: 05-30-2004 20:38 »

What were they actually saying?
"We must cull the Jews!" or something?
Rabbi: Come on now, we live in a calm, rational society and everybody knows this is just a movie.
Crowd outside: Wir mussen die Judan ausrotten!
EvilLunch

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« Reply #661 on: 05-31-2004 00:08 »
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More like "run out"/"exterminate" than "Kill", but yes, you're right.
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« Reply #662 on: 05-31-2004 00:21 »

 
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Originally posted by M0le:
What were they actually saying?

cartman is saying something to the extent of:
"What are we going do?"

and the people are saying something like
"We must exterminate/eliminate the jews"

thats what i came up with using my broken German.

Drunknmunky

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« Reply #663 on: 06-05-2004 13:35 »

South Park has never actually offended me, but the famous Cripple Fight scene came close. It was so terrible I almost had to look away. How do Matt and Trey get away with some of this stuff?

My favourite Cartman quote has to be: "Whatever, I'll do what I want!"
DotheBartman

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« Reply #664 on: 06-05-2004 14:13 »

Well the nice thing about all the offensive stuff is that they somehow manage to give it enough playfulness that its not really offensive (except to the easily offended), at least most of the time. Even stuff that I would never laugh at otherwise has become funny when they put their own spin on it.  They're geniuses at it really.

Actually picked up the SP:BLU dvd today at a garage sale for two bucks.  Hell yeah.
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« Reply #665 on: 06-05-2004 22:04 »

The only thing that came close to offending me is that in "Christian Rock Hard" at the end when Cartman says "F*ck Jesus" as few times. That was pretty bad, but it wasnt enough for me to get pissed off aboot it.
M0le

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« Reply #666 on: 06-05-2004 22:18 »

I've never been offended my anything I've seen on South Park. The only thing on TV that ever came close to offending me was 'Bart vs Australia', but it survived because it was a funny episode.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #667 on: 06-05-2004 22:20 »

Are you guys kidding me? The more offensive it is, the funnier. I LOVED it when Cartman said "Fuck Jesus!". I say that all the time, fuck Jesus, he blows. Also, the cripple fight was fantastic.
M0le

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« Reply #668 on: 06-05-2004 22:30 »

"Attention shoppers, there is a cripple fight outside the store."
Season 8 Best - Worst
1: Good Times With Weapons
2: The Jeffersons
3: You Got Fd Up The A
4: AWESOM-O
5: Up The Down Steroid
6: Goobacks
7: Passion of the Jew
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #669 on: 06-06-2004 16:56 »

I think Passion of the Jew was 2nd best this season. I dont know why most people hate it.
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« Reply #670 on: 06-06-2004 17:06 »
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Originally posted by Nasty Pasty:
I think Passion of the Jew was 2nd best this season. I dont know why most people hate it.
I watched it a couple of days ago and thought it was pretty good, certainly made me laugh, I laughed more at Good Times with Weapons though    laff

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« Reply #671 on: 06-06-2004 17:10 »

I loved Good Times with Weapons. For a guy that hates Anime as much as I do, that episode was hilarious. Best of Season 8.
EvilLunch

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« Reply #672 on: 06-06-2004 19:40 »
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Well, globviously..  : points at his Bullrog avy :
I loved the song in that one, but I can't watch much else. I love Butters too much.
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« Reply #673 on: 06-07-2004 00:08 »

Just a heads up.
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« Reply #674 on: 06-07-2004 00:13 »
« Last Edit on: 06-07-2004 00:13 »

Gah... this show is taking it's sweet time coming back to Australia...
After all these good reports, I'm ready for more! (and the last season I saw had some damn excellant eps i.e. The Morman one, The goth one, The Christian rock band one, the cigarette one...etc)
Alas, I don't know ep names. I sad.


P.S The cripple fight ruled. Funnier than every episode of Quads, which I find a decidedly dreary show.
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« Reply #675 on: 06-07-2004 03:17 »

You think it is slow in Australia, Channel Four hasn't even started to show series seven yet  frown I'm glad the makers aren't bothered about people getting epidodes by other means, unlike FOX  tongue
M0le

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« Reply #676 on: 06-07-2004 06:26 »

You poor, poor Brits. Haven't seen Season 7 yet? I cry for you, really I do. When it does come on, look for this line:
"To be a non-conformist you have to dress like us and listen to the same music as us."
  laff
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« Reply #677 on: 06-07-2004 06:28 »

God damn, that episode ruled.  smile
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« Reply #678 on: 06-07-2004 08:50 »

 
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Originally posted by M0le:
You poor, poor Brits. Haven't seen Season 7 yet? I cry for you, really I do. When it does come on, look for this line:
"To be a non-conformist you have to dress like us and listen to the same music as us."
   laff
It has been on Sky already but not on Channel Four, that is no good to me though as I don't have Sky  hmpf

Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #679 on: 06-07-2004 09:09 »

 
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Originally posted by SlackJawedMoron:

The cripple fight ruled. Funnier than every episode of Quads, which I find a decidedly dreary show.

The best part is when Cartman bursts into the crowded church right in the middle of service, pauses for a second, and then:

CRIPPLE FIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!

and the church empties in like 5 seconds. Classic.   laff

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