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« Reply #360 on: 11-18-2004 08:48 »

Wow. Last night's episode was absolutely hilarious. By far the best episode of this half-season. It was definitely a play on the apparent trouble Stone and Parker are having coming up with new ideas.

The cough medicine part was really funny and the episode in whole was just fantastic.

9/10
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« Reply #361 on: 11-18-2004 09:59 »
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Oh my god. Awesome stuff. It was definantly a parody of the situation that Matt and Trey currently find themselves in, especially when Eric yawns while Jimmy is doing the whole "I've learned something today" speech, because we all know that the majority fans of people watch South Park for the shock humor and what not. If you watch the phases that the boys show goes through closely, it mirrors the cycle that South Park runs on pretty well, including the crappy assed show that everyone loves for no reason and threatens South Park's ratings every now and then, and the spurts the show goes through where they just make fun of celebraties. The A/V teacher obviously represented Comedy Central execs.

A/A+

It did have a few little problems, so I'm going to give it another watch before I decide on the final grade. Matt and Trey are 3 for 4 so far in part two of season 8. Season 8 is shaping up to be my second favorite season of all time.

Did anyone else notice that the punchlines in the comics Butters was reading all came from actual comics in the last week or so? "Good thing we played the back 9 at your house." Was from an actual Blondie comic.  laff

 
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« Reply #362 on: 11-18-2004 11:04 »

There was definetely a lot of filler in this episode, all the cough syrup stuff, and even though it was hilarious filler, it's still filler. The crab people thing was funny though...maybe they didn't like the crab people episode? And seeing them all with big poofy news hair was awesome.

PANDA BEAR MADNESS MINUTE!
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« Reply #363 on: 11-18-2004 14:15 »

Definitely Matt'n'Trey doing self-parody, and a parody of evil TV execs, so bonus points for that.

Also, I didn't think anyone else in the world except the idiots in my dorm and maybe some prep school kids were dumb enough to robo-trip (that's Robitussin trip in full.)  The cough syrup high was frickin' sweet.

I also thought the crab people reference was great, since when I saw that episode it was obvious they just couldn't come up with anything less lame to use as a villain.

Unfortunately, I didn't see the entire episode, so I won't give it a score.  Fucking Econ homework...
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« Reply #364 on: 11-18-2004 17:42 »

Thought it was pretty good and an interesting choice for Matt and Trey to parody their own lack of ideas. This easily beats all the other episodes in this half and I especially liked the delivery of:

"You should be proud of what you've done, it's just that it's kinda gay."

Nothing particularly funny about the joke itself, just the way he said it.
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« Reply #365 on: 11-19-2004 21:57 »

Missed this episode, damn, it sounds funny though.  Comedy Central will probally show a marathon of this season after the first eight episodes.  They do that.

Sorry to spam or whatever, but is Chappelle doing a third season?
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« Reply #366 on: 11-19-2004 23:00 »
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God, I sure hope not.   tongue

By the way, the first 8 episodes of this season have already aired. This is the second half of Season 8.

Anyway, there's no South Park on this week in America due to staff break, so the final 3 episodes of this season will begin airing on December 1.
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« Reply #367 on: 11-20-2004 06:09 »

I've been meaning to ask... why do they split the season in half like they do, and not start in in the fall like most other shows?

And, some ideas for future stories:

Cartman's Mom is Truly a Dirty Slut:
Although not 100% on this one, hasn't the show not revealed Cartman's mom, and just showed that Cartman's mom is really his dad? This could get exciting.

5th Grade:
If you recall, the boys turned from 3rd graders to 4th graders in season 4, so they should be about ready to move up another grade.
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« Reply #368 on: 11-20-2004 12:24 »

Another good episode, after a poor start to this half series they seem to have found their form again  big grin
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« Reply #369 on: 11-20-2004 19:26 »

southpark has done well so far this season as far as keeping me laughing, but that last one when they were news reporters wasn't that funny. I liked it, but I enjoyed the ones before that better.
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« Reply #370 on: 11-20-2004 23:20 »

 
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Originally posted by bender&fry:
I've been meaning to ask... why do they split the season in half like they do, and not start in in the fall like most other shows?

And, some ideas for future stories:

Cartman's Mom is Truly a Dirty Slut:
Although not 100% on this one, hasn't the show not revealed Cartman's mom, and just showed that Cartman's mom is really his dad? This could get exciting.

5th Grade:
If you recall, the boys turned from 3rd graders to 4th graders in season 4, so they should be about ready to move up another grade.

They split the show into sections each time they make it to give the staff a break, considering they make the episodes just mere days before they air, so you'd imagine just how busy everyone would be.

Since I have little knowledge of American TV scheduling, I have no idea why they start at a different time to other shows... But, this is how it works over here... Think about it, if every show started at the same time, they'd all finish at the same time - and that'd mean that between seasons, you'd get nothing but repeats. So, some shows start in Autumn while others start in Spring, so there's something new on during the off-seasons.

Also, those episode ideas are terrible. If they explained who Cartman's mum was, that would ruin everything. The whole joke was that Cartman had one parent and was searching for the other, then in the end, it ends with the same way, only Cartman's parents have switched roles. As for fifth grade... no. That would fucking suck.
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« Reply #371 on: 11-21-2004 03:01 »

I agree with Beamer. Even Matt and Trey said they would never move up to fifth grade because it would fucking suck.

I think a better idea would be an American Idol spoof. Where Rubbin Studdard is Chef's long lost son. It's probably not that good an idea, but I'm laughing myself silly at the prospect of Chef and Rubbin Studdard frolicking as father and son with "So Happy Together" playing in the background.
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« Reply #372 on: 11-21-2004 03:28 »

Finally saw Quest For Ratings. Wow, yet another episode that feels like an older episode... One strange thing I've noticed is that every episode from this half of the season (besides Douche & Turd) seems to focus on all of the boys, rather than just one character.

I felt that this episode was a little slow at times, although that's probably because it started right in the middle of the situation. Perhaps if it had started by actually showing the boys developing their news show from scratch and taking A/V class, the last half of the episode would've moved along faster. Still, some good moments - despite the complete over use of real-life footage (both during Craig's show and the cough syrup trip).

Although I normally hate self-referencing, I actually think that this episode would've been better if there were a few more self-references (I think Terrance & Phillip: Behind the Blow has the most self-references out of all SP episodes). Still, a pretty good, fun episode overall. I especially liked some of the A/V teacher's lines.

"Craig, I want you to learn the importance of ratings, so I'm suspending you and requesting that your testicles be surgically removed!"
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« Reply #373 on: 11-21-2004 07:07 »

I think Trey and Matt didn't even like the change to fourth grade that much, considering they killed off Miss Choksondik, which was the only thing different about it. Besides, those kids would be really small for fifth graders.
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« Reply #374 on: 11-25-2004 20:00 »

Bump. New episode info:

'According to the Digital Spy, the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, have been inspired by Paris Hilton and her sex tape antics.

Paris will be given the standard South Park treatment when she visits the town's school to compete in a "whore-off," according to the New York Post.

"Proving she's the best at her craft, this blond celebrity comes to South Park to compete in a `Whore-Off' to the delight of her young fans," a spokesperson for the show said.'

This was just an episode rumour a few days ago, but it has apparentally now been confirmed, with a trailer out. Also, Mr. Slave is supposed to be the one facing her in the "hoe down". Sounds like this episode could go either way...
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« Reply #375 on: 11-26-2004 06:09 »

Something must be wrong if it doesn't include Liane Cartman  no no
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« Reply #376 on: 11-26-2004 15:06 »
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Wouldn't Cartman's mom make more sense as the competitor against Hilton? Why Mr. Slave?

Edit: Nevermind, I didn't notice Tweek's post before me, or her first name threw me off.
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« Reply #377 on: 11-26-2004 21:25 »

Errm... well, maybe it's a male vs female competition? ... Oh, nevermind. Just realsied what was wrong with that sentence.  tongue

Anyway, just wait until the episode airs, I'm sure there's some explanation why it's Mr Slave. I don't see them including Liane Cartman much in the show anymore anyway - her role in the show's been getting smaller & smaller. She's much more of a background character now.
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« Reply #378 on: 11-26-2004 22:51 »

I think the whole "Cartman's mom is a slut" thing is a bit played out at this point anyway. It's the same reason Matt and Trey stopped killing Kenny all the time. It got to the point where they weren't doing it because it was funny, but because it had become a convention.
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« Reply #379 on: 11-26-2004 22:56 »

I think the jokes about Liane Cartman being a slut are funnier when they're a bit less obvious. Such as this one from The Tooth Fairy's Tats 2000:

"CARTMAN: Sing that song again, mom...
MRS. CARTMAN: Oh no, Eric - mommy needs to save her throat, she's got work tonight!"
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« Reply #380 on: 11-26-2004 22:58 »

That's the thing with South Park. It changes as the years go by, adapting to changing audiences. Originally it was just people wanting foul language on TV they appealed to. Now it's more intelligent. They had new characters with different jokes. They removed constant Kenny killing, Liane Cartman, and Pip and replaced it with Butters and all those new characters.
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« Reply #381 on: 11-26-2004 23:04 »

I've noticed that Jimmy's been becoming a big part of the show lately, too. Hell, in Cripple Fight - he didn't even LIVE in South Park. Then he had a few cameo appearances in episodes like How To Eat With Your Butt and Professor Chaos, before having him hang out with the kids a lot by the end of Season 6 and in Season 7. Then in Raisins, he was seen in the hall, so it's safe to assume he has moved to South Park and now goes to the same school, then in this season, they've even shown him sitting in class with the boys. He went from not even living in the same town to being in the same class in 3 seasons...
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« Reply #382 on: 11-29-2004 06:27 »

Hasn't Jimmy's father appeared a few times now? I think they moved to South Park between seasons 5 and 6. I'd imagine that real estate is fairly cheap considering half the town dies every season.
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« Reply #383 on: 11-29-2004 14:12 »

Last time we saw Jimmy's mom was in the 'Steroid' episode. I don't recall seeing his father since the 'Crips' episode though.
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« Reply #384 on: 11-29-2004 18:14 »

 
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Episode 812: Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset
All the fourth grade girls idolize a rich, famous and spoiled socialite. They even have her brand new toy set that comes complete with video camera, night vision filter, play money and losable cell phone. In an effort to impress their idol, the girls pursue the boys to make their own videos.
Nasty: Wasn't Jimmy's dad in 'Up the Down Steroid' as well? He kept asking him if he was masturbating.
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« Reply #385 on: 11-29-2004 19:09 »

Hmmm, now that you mention it, his dad might have been in that episode.
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« Reply #386 on: 11-29-2004 20:56 »

Yeah, he was. He knocked on the door, and Jimmy told him to wait a second while he put the steroids away. Once Jimmy finally opened the door, his dad asked him is he was masturbating. Jimmy said no, then his dad told him his girlfriend was here to see him. Before he walked off, he asked him again if he'd been masturbating... in front of his girlfriend.  tongue
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« Reply #387 on: 11-29-2004 21:15 »

"Dad! Je-jesus Christ!"
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« Reply #388 on: 12-01-2004 07:51 »

It's been awhile since they had a title based off something un-imporataint to the story. I think Cherokee Hair Tampones was the last episode to do that.
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« Reply #389 on: 12-01-2004 20:55 »

Errrm... The Biggest Douche In The Universe, anyone?  tongue

Anyway, I'm off to see Team America in a few hours. Hurrah!
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« Reply #390 on: 12-01-2004 22:47 »

Oh dear sweet Jesus. This week's episode was possibly one of the BEST EVER. I could hardly breathe after laughing at the end so hard. Just seeing Mr Slave squeeze Paris Hilton up his ass and seeing all the Lemmiwinks sutuff was just too fucking much.
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« Reply #391 on: 12-01-2004 22:50 »

I am still pissing my self... It was better then fun with weapons...
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« Reply #392 on: 12-02-2004 04:49 »

 
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Errrm... The Biggest Douche In The Universe, anyone?   tongue

Anyway, I'm off to see Team America in a few hours. Hurrah!
The episode was half about John Edward (and the other half about general paranormal crap,) wasn't it?  And he is the Biggest Douche in the Universe.

Also, good for you.  You'll thank yourself for seeing it of you don't die laughing.
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« Reply #393 on: 12-02-2004 11:25 »

Bah ha ha ha! Stupid whore. IMO, This episode felt very season sixish(good thing), and I liked how they stepped back from the boys a little, and brought some secondary characters into the spotlight (Wendy, Mr. Slave). It also had Butters dressed up as a bear mining cole. XD
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« Reply #394 on: 12-02-2004 15:54 »

That was hilarious, great to see Wendy having a major role even if the voice wasn't as good as when Mary Kay Bergman, it was also cool that the Red Haired Girl spoke  cool

The part that made me laugh the most was when her dog shot itself  laff
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« Reply #395 on: 12-02-2004 20:14 »

I kept wondering if Trey Parker was too busy this week; most of the male characters seemed like they came from Matt Stone (until Cartman showed up, of course).

It's great to see that the SP boys are continuing their trend of hilariously & irreverently weaving their own political commentary into the shows, rather than one party line or another.
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« Reply #396 on: 12-02-2004 22:54 »

The dog shooting itself reminded me of Tugger, from Fighting around the world... 
That was a great episode.
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« Reply #397 on: 12-03-2004 03:52 »

Nerd-o-rama - I meant that as in The Biggest Douche In The Universe referenced something unimportant to the story. Nothing against that episode or anything - in fact, it's my all-time favourite South Park episode ever.  smile

As for this week's episode, I didn't like it as much as everyone else here did. The main plot felt weak at times (although it was great to see Wendy back to her moral & opinionated self again) and the whole episode just didn't seem very well structured. The Whore-off should've gone for longer, in my opinion - there was so much more potential for some funny things they could've put in that. I also must be one of the few people here who didn't laugh at the references to episode 614 at the end. Either way, as well-characterised as Paris Hilton was, she just seemed like... too obvious a target. I totally agree with the point this episode was trying to make about her, though.

Still, although the main plot did have its fair share of weak moments, the sub-plot with Butters was absolutely hilarious. I just love how cruel his parents can be to him. I'll have to re-watch this episode a few times before reaching a final conclusion, as I have some mixed thoughts on it. I think I'll give it a 7/10 for now, though...

By the way Tweek, that red-haired girl (or Sally Turner, as her name was confirmed in Quest For Ratings) has spoken before on the show. She had a few lines in Bebe's Boobs Destroy Society.
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« Reply #398 on: 12-03-2004 06:56 »

Before I actually rate this episode, I have to say a few words:

It was 5:30pm on a Thursday; I had two major projects in two major classes to work on, and my friends were on a different bus then the one I was on (the bus takes an hour to get back to my house). Just then, I remembered that it was Thursday, and the new episode of South Park was airing! That instantly cheered me up, and  felt a lot better on the bus ride home.

Now for the review:
Just great! I loved Butters dressed up as a bear, I loved how Wendy was the main character, I loved the whore-off at the end. Great episode! A
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« Reply #399 on: 12-03-2004 12:28 »

I thought that this episode was great. Nice to see an episode moving away from the four main guys, it only made me laugh harder when I saw Cartman near the group of girls calling out to the boys about the party. I'd agree that having Liane Cartman being overtly whore-ish would have been boring, the crux of the joke about her is that it's only ever alluded to and only rarely said expilcitly. Things seem to get worse and worse for Butters but it was worth it to see him mining coal in that bear suit. So overall I'd give this episode something in the region of 8.5/10.
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