Tonight's South Park...(Merged Scott Tenorman)

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Re: Tonight's South Park...(Merged Scott Tenorman)

Postby folkhero » Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:57 pm UTC

They are under contract for another season, so probably not the last episode, but when I watched it I thought that it might be. Definitely the best episode of a largely forgettable season.

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Re: Tonight's South Park...(Merged Scott Tenorman)

Postby legopelle » Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:12 pm UTC

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legopelle wrote:ok, what's up with the last episode? (s15e07)
I haven't seen last nights episode yet, but in generally I have been pretty disappointed in this season. The last few seasons of South Park have been pretty good, but this one is pretty forgettable(the only really good episode so far has been HumanCentiPad)

The last episode is very different from the others. But I also think Crackbabies and the Randy episode are worth watching.
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Re: Tonight's South Park...(Merged Scott Tenorman)

Postby Dark567 » Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:24 pm UTC

legopelle wrote:The last episode is very different from the others. But I also think Crackbabies and the Randy episode are worth watching.

Yeah, actually the Crackbabies was pretty good. Also apparently this last episode* was the first of two parts.

*Again I haven't seen it.
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Re: Tonight's South Park...(Merged Scott Tenorman)

Postby big boss » Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:33 am UTC

Well the new season started up, I've enjoyed the first 3 so far.

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Postby Sean Quixote » Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:22 am UTC

This new episode blows.

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Re: Tonight's South Park...(Merged Scott Tenorman)

Postby Sprocket » Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:40 am UTC

So I just saw a few different parts of the episode of south park that talks about Family Guy being cancelled for showing Muahmad or something. My roommate was getting very angsty at me, saying the episode made people "realize how formulaic family guy is" and "is the reason a lot of people stopped watching family guy." which is stupid to me, because...yeah Family Guy is formulaic, and if you didn't realize that, you're an idiot, but further more, South Park gets all preachy about all manner of political this and that, that's what it does, and they chose, in this episode, to get preachy about....family guy...cuz they were annoyed about people comparing them to it....and apparently think it's a bad show... ::shrug:: Why get uppity and preachy about Family Guy (not to defend family guy, it's an amusing stupid show, I could care less)? They weren't even talking about how they think the show is too offensive without any purpose, they were just saying "look how our jokes are relevant to the plot and that makes us superior." Which just makes them look whiny and like the kid who goes "I'm not just like Joey STOP it! Joey's a fuckin' JOKE man, I HATE that kid!" Because...in reality...he's a dead ringer for Joey, sure he's blonde and Joey's brunette, and sure he doesn't choke on his own tongue while eating jello like Joey does...but man, he's a lot like Joey. Mostly, I really don't care, but Jesse was getting really defensive about it, and made me watch parts of the episode of south park to 'prove his point'. And we had this whole debate about how "don't you ever like something and then someone points out to you why it's bad, and you realize it's bad?" and I was like "no...I'm pretty critical of stuff, and I usually like what I like and notice it's flaws too." I had this metaphor about thinking a statue is beautiful, but then someone points out a crack in it, and I was like "damn it! why did you show me that crack! Now I can't stop focusing on it! but in reality it's still beautiful" and Jesse was like "no, now it's garbage" and I was like "I don't know, I think you can recognize the crack and love the statue, and maybe for a little while you can't stop seeing the flaw, but then you can go back to seeing it for itself again." He brought up taking a music class and realizing that stuff he liked wasn't good afterwards. I think that sounds like elitist-pressure, like you decide that since you've been educated you're no longer allowed to partake of the philistine joys you once adored. I'm totally arrogant and elitist about stupid shit sometimes, absolutely. I criticize everything all of the time, but I can enjoy Harry Potter for the fun of it, and possibly due to what you could call education, that is, having read better things, realize it's not great literature at the same time.

Anyway, I guess my point is I'm wondering if people are really so uncomfortable in their own judgements of things that South Park could actually be considered responsible for making people stop watching family guy, by showing them why, in their opinion, it's bad...the notion just seems bizarre to me that people really don't know what they like to that extent.
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Re: Tonight's South Park...(Merged Scott Tenorman)

Postby Sean Quixote » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:04 am UTC

Lol, you should tell your friend that he's totally like Stan in the "You're Getting Old" episode. Or, actually, maybe more like the Morpheus character knock-off dude and his ilk from the subsequent "Ass Burgers" episode... It's easy to criticize everything, but for some people it's harder to just shut up and laugh at something that's funny, even if it's very formulaic and doesn't have much real plot or character development. And yes, it is kind of funny how "Cartoon Wars" itself shows that, apparently, Parker and Stone are two of those people. :P Another funny thing about people like that is that there's somebody like that for, well, basically everything -- not just the things that they don't like: in fact, more people are probably "like that" (elitist, pretentious) about South Park than they are about Family Guy, because the latter doesn't necessarily take itself seriously.

The thing I never understood about the Cartoon Wars episode was the whole premise that people somehow draw any comparison between the two shows at all... I mean, how? Because they're adult-oriented cartoon shows? Really? Then again, if that's the perception, then maybe Matt and Trey really did need to go out of their way to point out that there's a difference. Maybe that was just their way of telling the audience that they need to know why you like what you like: If you wanna laugh aimlessly, go to Family Guy; if you wanna be "preached" to, watch South Park.

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Re: South Park

Postby Flumble » Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:25 pm UTC

This show has had so little love that no one has posted here for nearly 4 years. :(

Most episodes so far in this season have left a very bad taste in my mouth. Not because the episodes were bland or lacking in depth or overly obscene (the choppy and needlessly obscene content has left years ago), but because it lacked resolution —the kind where the bad influence gets kicked in its face to show to everyone (including the audience, though that's probably mostly preaching to your own church) that it's bad and that it can be combatted.

Luckily, in this week's episode the show finally addresses the town going to (cultural) shit this whole season. "Addresses" as in this episode does the set-up; the resolution is yet to come. Still, I'm very much relieved that the show will not just accept these cultural changes (which I feared in the first couple of episodes). :mrgreen:

I'm not aware of South Park ever doing a story arc for more than 3 episodes.

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Re: South Park

Postby Gwydion » Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:27 pm UTC

Flumble wrote:I'm not aware of South Park ever doing a story arc for more than 3 episodes.
So we aren't counting the time Kenny stayed dead for an entire season, and they needed to find a new fourth friend? Admittedly, this season's interconnections have been bigger, but I don't remember an episode that season where they didn't either compare the new friend to Kenny or otherwise reference him not being there.

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Re: Tonight's South Park...(Merged Scott Tenorman)

Postby Flumble » Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:23 pm UTC

Note the "aware" part. :P (I don't know if I've seen any substantial part of the first 9 seasons)
So that makes it the second time. Well, of course you can disqualify it for various reasons, like Kenny just being 'a' character and this being the whole setting of the show, but I'm not an expert in this territory.

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Re: Tonight's South Park...

Postby Flumble » Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:00 pm UTC

Well, tonight's episode has been quite a ride.
For a moment I thought they were going to do the full plot of Ex Machina, but they quickly switched to other films/their own plot. :P
Can't wait for the last episode!



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A good ending of a great season. There was a lot of resolving, comedy, a dog-show-fashioned gun show and a flying Whole Foods. Too bad they didn't punch all the bad habits in the face, just the most villanous one.

I'm wary about PC Pricipal coming out of this mess unharmed, but it seems his behaviour has become less extreme. Then again, we've come to accept that Eric gets away with the most ridiculous and offensive behaviours, so it should be easy to tolerate a guy with just one bad trait and who has the potential to overcome it.


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