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newhook_1

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« : 09-07-2003 13:16 »

Here is the article form the offical web site http://www.southparkstudios.com

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South Park to Sell Re-Run Rights

Cartman, Kenny, Stan and Kyle are going to be getting a lesson in good language now that they've sold the re-run rights of South Park. But will the show be as appealing to viewers without the naughty words?

Comedy Central has given the rights to sell reruns of "South Park," to Mort Marcus, a former syndication executive at Disney for an unknown amount for his distribution company, Debmar Studios. He plans to edit the show for broadcast TV, that means cutting out most of Cartman's Comments. Some potential buyers, are worried, saying editing the show might rob it of its charm.

Marcus exonerated such remarks but noted that out of the 100 South Park episodes, there are only about 10 or 12 cannot be edited for broadcast TV. But out of the rest they have to work with, some choice words would be "Clipped out," he said. 

Mort Marcus will be the distributer of the episodes, while others bid to purchase. We don't know who will be getting to run the South Park classics as of yet, and more than likely if and when they do become syndicated, each area may have them on different stations. We'll keep you updated.
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I hope they don't cut to much and hopefully words they don't want to show will just be bleeped. South Park is about the social commentary and satire any way, so more of that can't be a bad thing.
Tweek

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« #1 : 09-07-2003 13:25 »

I can't see the problem, it doesn't need cutting at all, the film was shown uncut on network TV here  :)
Coop

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« #2 : 09-07-2003 13:58 »

Thats the stupidest idea I have ever heard. Oh well, I guess they're gonna have to learn that the hard way.
SixByNine
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« #3 : 09-07-2003 14:06 »

What's the big deal, can't they just show it late at night?
Kryten

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« #4 : 09-07-2003 14:13 »

Their best bet is to sell it to a premium cable outlet, 'cause they're the only ones who would show it without cutting half the episodes.

That, or Adult Swim.
evan

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« #5 : 09-07-2003 14:58 »

And I hope Adult Swim doesn't show it. Don't they repeat South Park like 4 times a week on Comedy Central?
newhook_1

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« #6 : 09-07-2003 15:25 »

I wouldn't be surprised if CBC picked it up
M Jackson
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« #7 : 09-07-2003 15:43 »

South Park without foul words!? That's like taking the sci-fi out of Futurama, or The Simpson family out of The Simpsons! What's the point!
Oh just out of curiosity how many episodes of South Park have ever been made? Those 100 are just the ones that have been sold for syndication, but there's more then 100 in total, right?
newhook_1

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« #8 : 09-07-2003 16:06 »

there's like 104
OC_James

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« #9 : 09-07-2003 16:21 »
« : 09-07-2003 16:21 »

South Park doesn't use near as much foul language as it use to. It still has quite a few adult themes, don't get me wrong, but the language is pretty cleaned up compared to earlier seasons. That's all network censors would care about.
The only ones that'll need some serious censorship are episodes from seasons 1-3
DotheBartman

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« #10 : 09-07-2003 21:04 »

Though the swearing was sort of a "hook" early on, the show as never ABOUT swearing.  In fact in some ways its a very smart satire and examination of modern american life.  And only certain stuff would have to be bleeped anyway, since you can say "ass" on network television anyways.  The main problem here would be whether some of the more adult themed episodes would still be considered suitable, even with the words bleeped, since there are so many adult themes. I'm not sure it can really work, and least not without editing that would make the amount of cuts made to most other shows for time look generous.

Lets clarify this also: cable (such as Adult Swim) is NOT syndication and thus it wont be on any other cable channels.  It would be on broadcast stations.
Asylum-Fry

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« #11 : 09-07-2003 21:08 »

What's the point of censoring South Park? I mean, you do that and the whole episode is like:

Stan: Hey, *******!
Kyle: You ********, you killed Kenny!
Cartman: **** you **** ****** ********* ***** God ***** *********!

Yup that's the gist. Also, pretend that the groups of random astericks are bleeping sounds. You can't deny this.
DotheBartman

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« #12 : 09-07-2003 22:26 »

I can and will.  The later ones don't use that much swearing anyway, and there's lots of stuff you can get away with not bleeping.  "Ass" and "Bastard" can be gotten away with for instance.  The only area where I really agree with that is the actual content of the episodes themselves, as aliens sucking each others privates or Cartman using "seamen" to energize his sea people may be going too far.
Slurm Guy

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« #13 : 09-10-2003 18:24 »

None of Cartman's comments, there's no point. Without that, it just isn't funny. All I have to say is they better leave Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo how he is!
Chump

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« #14 : 09-10-2003 19:00 »

I'm not a big fan of South Park, I just don't see it that much, but the one with Russell Crowe is just awesome.

"Oh my god, its Russell Crowe! Nah nah nah nah!"
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