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South Park Season 20 Episode 3 Review: “The Damned”

11 hours ago | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

With South Park’s creation process allowing Matt Stone and Trey Parker to create episodes the week of their air date, it offers a lot of room to play around with stories and news topics right as they gain popularity, which is why it was no surprise to see the duo highlight the first presidential debate. The show’s on the spot creation ensures nothing can escape being a potential satirical victim, which is what helps the show work so well, and even as the past couple of seasons have begun to start incorporating serialized plots, South Park still doesn’t fail in cleverly combining

South Park Season 20 Episode 3 Review: “The Damned” »

- Blaise Hopkins

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‘South Park’ Review: Season 20 Premiere Presents Nostalgia As Our National Nightmare

15 September 2016 9:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Over its 19 seasons and counting, “South Park” has almost always managed to create insightful parallels between scenarios otherwise considered unrelated. And it has certainly attempted that, with varying degrees of success, in every episode, and the comparisons are often as absurdly fun as they are astutely persuasive. So, it’s rather fitting that in kicking off its 20th season, “South Park” managed to tie together Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest, J.J. Abrams’ ability to create beloved reboots, the 2016 presidential election, sexist internet trolls, Matt Lauer’s inept moderating, Donald Drumpf’s secret desire to lose the election and, well, ‘member berries.

[Editor’s Note: Spoilers below for “South Park’s” Season 20 premiere, “Member Berries.”]

What started as a few grade school volleyball players pleading for help with an obnoxious Internet troll quickly spiraled into a national crisis surrounding the national anthem. Instead of identifying the harasser (thank you, Principal P.C.), Congress’ aptly ignorant solution was to hire J.J. Abrams to reboot »

- Ben Travers

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‘South Park’ Review: Season 20 Premiere Presents Nostalgia As Our National Nightmare

15 September 2016 9:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Over its 19 seasons and counting, “South Park” has almost always managed to create insightful parallels between scenarios otherwise considered unrelated. And it has certainly attempted that, with varying degrees of success, in every episode, and the comparisons are often as absurdly fun as they are astutely persuasive. So, it’s rather fitting that in kicking off its 20th season, “South Park” managed to tie together Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest, J.J. Abrams’ ability to create beloved reboots, the 2016 presidential election, sexist internet trolls, Matt Lauer’s inept moderating, Donald Drumpf’s secret desire to lose the election and, well, ‘member berries.

[Editor’s Note: Spoilers below for “South Park’s” Season 20 premiere, “Member Berries.”]

What started as a few grade school volleyball players pleading for help with an obnoxious Internet troll quickly spiraled into a national crisis surrounding the national anthem. Instead of identifying the harasser (thank you, Principal P.C.), Congress’ aptly ignorant solution was to hire J.J. Abrams to reboot »

- Ben Travers

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'South Park' has outraged us all for 20 years. Here are its biggest controversies.

14 September 2016 3:34 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

While I admittedly haven't watched South Park with any regularity for a number of years, I continue to adore and admire the show with an undying affection. I'm not sure any TV series before or since has made me laugh as hard and as often as Trey Parker and Matt Stone's wildly-successful animated satire. Speaking of which! It's the show's 20th season, do you feel old yet? I certainly do. But I take heart in the fact that we have such a great backlog of episodes to delve and re-delve into --among them some of the most controversial half-hours in TV history.  It shouldn't shock anyone that the majority of the series' most infamous episodes skewered religion, and it's actually pretty impressive just how many different faiths they've managed to offend, from Catholicism to Islam to Scientology. This is also demonstrative of the fact that Parker and Stone have always been equal-opportunity offenders, »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Isaac Hayes son: My dad didn't quit 'South Park'

14 September 2016 1:42 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Back in 2006, Isaac Hayes (a.k.a. the voice of Chef) shocked South Park fans by quitting the controversial series in protest of the show's Scientology-spoofing episode "Trapped in the Closet," which among other things mercilessly skewered the religion's exceedingly-bizarre founding documents. But in a new Hollywood Reporter roundtable celebrating the show's 20th season, Hayes' son Isaac Hayes III claims that his father -- who he alleges was "very thankful and proud" of the second-act career boost the series provided him -- actually didn't quit the show on his own. "Isaac Hayes did not quit South Park; someone quit South Park for him," said Hayes III of his father, who died in 2008. "What happened was that in January 2006 my dad had a stroke and lost the ability to speak. He really didn't have that much comprehension, and he had to relearn to play the piano and a lot of different things. »

- Chris Eggertsen

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South Park: 20 Classic Episodes That (Thankfully) Went Way, Way Too Far

14 September 2016 7:41 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

If you’ve never been offended by South Park… well, you haven’t been paying attention.

Kicking off its landmark 20th season on Wednesday (Comedy Central, 10/9c), creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s gleefully provocative cartoon is the textbook definition of “equal-opportunity offender.” Liberals, conservatives, celebrities, religious icons — all of them have felt the wrath of South Park at one point or another. And the show pushes the boundaries of good taste, too, with some truly disgusting jokes we can never erase from our minds (as much as we’d like to).

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Holy Shit, 'South Park' Is 20! Trey Parker, Matt Stone on Censors, Tom Cruise and Scientology's Role in Isaac Hayes Quitting

14 September 2016 6:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Back in 1992, two classmates at the University of Colorado took a stack of construction paper, some scissors and an old 8mm camera and pasted together a five-minute stop-motion movie that would launch a cartoon empire. The animation in that first film was primitive, even by Matt Stone and Trey Parker's lenient standards, but the contours of South Park were all there: A bunch of F-bomb-dropping grade-schoolers bring a demonic snowman to life and ask Jesus for help ("Oh my God, Frosty killed Kenny!"). In the years since, Stone, 45, and Parker, 46, have collaborated

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- Ryan Parker

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South Park: TV's 'black hole of vomit' is still as offensive and funny as ever

14 September 2016 1:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

As it begins its 20th season, Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s cartoon continues to take risks and find success with its edgy brand of comedy. Long may it reign

This, the year of our Lord 2k16, marks 19 years since the first episode of South Park (Friday, 10pm, Comedy Central). For its 20th season, which begins this week, a trailer has been released featuring a voice actor repeatedly saying: “We’ve been there”, soothingly, to panning shots of a well-adjusted suburban kid’s landmark moments – birth, first day of school, uni – while the show’s most vulgar output plays in the background. The message from creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker is that South Park has won the war. It’s now an all-American entity, one that’s outlasted the moral panic that surrounded its early seasons. Stone and Parker are staging a churlish sit-in on modern culture, and they’re not going anywhere. »

- Filipa Jodelka

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Here's 'South Park's' very unsubtle take on the Colin Kaepernick controversy

13 September 2016 10:23 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protest has blown up in the news since the San Francisco 49ers quarterback first sat for the "Star-Spangled Banner" on August 26, and now South Park has weighed in on the matter in this first clip from the show's 20th season opener. The show is clearly taking aim at what creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone see as the hypocrisy behind some of the current anti-police rhetoric, and to make their point they've bluntly rewritten the national anthem to suit their message. In classic South Park fashion, there is nothing subtle about it. South Park Season 20 premieres Wednesday on Comedy Central. You can check out highlights from Parker and Stone's San Diego Comic-Con panel here. Don’t sit this one out! #SouthPark returns this Wednesday on @ComedyCentral with 10 all-new episodes! #mnf pic.twitter.com/EqEKquuf0g — South Park (@SouthPark) September 13, 2016 »

- Chris Eggertsen

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‘South Park’ Season 20 First Clips: The Town Creates a New National Anthem for Colin Kaepernick

13 September 2016 10:11 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The long-running Comedy Central animated series “South Park” gained notoriety last season when it adopted a serialized narrative using the topic of political correctness as a running theme. IndieWire’s own Ben Travers gave the series’ 19th season an “A” grade and said that it “reinforced its relevancy” after many years on the air. Now, “South Park” returns for its 20th season and has debuted its first two clips. The first plays on the Colin Kaepernick controversy by featuring the entire town of “South Park” singing a new mocking national anthem with lyrics like, “Colin Kaepernick is brave / Cops are pigs, cops are pigs / Wait, someone just took my stuff / I need to call the cops.” The second is a more traditional teaser featuring a census worker asking Randy Marsh who he will vote for in the upcoming presidential election.

Read More: ‘South Park’ Season 20 Trailer: Watch the Twisted Teaser »

- Vikram Murthi

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‘South Park’ Season 20 First Clips: The Town Creates a New National Anthem for Colin Kaepernick

13 September 2016 10:11 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The long-running Comedy Central animated series “South Park” gained notoriety last season when it adopted a serialized narrative using the topic of political correctness as a running theme. IndieWire’s own Ben Travers gave the series’ 19th season an “A” grade and said that it “reinforced its relevancy” after many years on the air. Now, “South Park” returns for its 20th season and has debuted its first two clips. The first plays on the Colin Kaepernick controversy by featuring the entire town of “South Park” singing a new mocking national anthem with lyrics like, “Colin Kaepernick is brave / Cops are pigs, cops are pigs / Wait, someone just took my stuff / I need to call the cops.” The second is a more traditional teaser featuring a census worker asking Randy Marsh who he will vote for in the upcoming presidential election.

Read More: ‘South Park’ Season 20 Trailer: Watch the Twisted Teaser »

- Vikram Murthi

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‘South Park’ Perfectly Trolls Us All With Colin Kaepernick-National Anthem Promo (Video)

13 September 2016 7:08 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

In case you were thinking another show has usurped “South Park” as providing the best social commentary around, Matt Stone and Trey Parker just dropped potentially the best take on this Colin Kaepernick/national anthem controversy yet. The whole thing needed just 30 seconds, and was actually a commercial for the 10-episode return of their forever-running Comedy Central crude-animation series. Still, it was damn effective. In the promo, all your “South Park” favorite adults stand for the “Star-Spangled Banner,” with new lyrics that flip-flop support between the San Francisco 49ers second-string quarterback and police officers. As is common practice for the series, »

- Tony Maglio

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‘South Park’ To Reboot The National Anthem In Wednesday Season 20 Premiere

12 September 2016 10:58 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Garrison is back on the campaign trail hoping to become our next president in Wednesday’s Season 20 premiere of South Park. No word yet, if Caitlyn Jenner is still on board as his running mate. The teaser above gives us very little information, but, in a release, Comedy Central says the National Anthem will be getting a reboot by an American Icon in the episode titled “Member Berries.” Trey Parker and Matt Stone are the co-creators of South Park. Parker, Stone, Anne… »

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South Park: Win Season 19 on DVD!

9 September 2016 8:16 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

It's hard to believe but the kids of South Park are still getting it done and churning out new seasons on Comedy Central. Season 20 debuts on September 14th and you can enter to win one of two copies of season 19 on DVD.Here's the DVD set's official description:Come on down to South Park with all-new, uncensored episodes from Season 19. Every episode of this critically-acclaimed and award-winning show is packed with unforgettable moments and hilarious absurdity — from pissed off celebrities to talking towels and crime-fighting kids. Join Kyle, Stan, Kenny and Cartman for all their foul-mouthed adventures!Audio & Subtitles:· 5.1 Dolby True HD & Dolby Digital Stereo· English Sdh SubtitlesSpecial Features:· Season 19 Commentary by the Creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone· South Park: »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Giveaway: Win South Park Season 19 on Blu-ray (3 Winners)

5 September 2016 8:08 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Trey Parker and Matt Stone continue to bastardize social issues as only they can in South Park Season 19, set to make its Blu-ray and DVD debut on September 6th. The Nineteenth season of Comedy Central's gem has aged like a fine wine minus the cordiality. These guys simply don't miss a beat and you're guaranteed to laugh along with Stan, Cartman, Kyle, Kenny and the gang.

We have teamed up with Comedy Central Home Entertainment to offer three lucky readers each a copy of South Park Season 19 on Blu-ray so you can follow along with the boys' hijinks in high definition. For a chance to win simply fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open.

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Giveaway: Win South Park Season 19 on Blu-ray (2 Winners)

5 September 2016 8:08 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Trey Parker and Matt Stone continue to bastardize social issues as only they can in South Park Season 19, set to make its Blu-ray and DVD debut on September 6th. The Nineteenth season of Comedy Central's gem has aged like a fine wine minus the cordiality. These guys simply don't miss a beat and you're guaranteed to laugh along with Stan, Cartman, Kyle, Kenny and the gang.

We have teamed up with Comedy Central Home Entertainment to offer two lucky readers each a copy of South Park Season 19 on Blu-ray so you can follow along with the boys' hijinks in high definition. For a chance to win simply fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open.

You must be a resident of the U. »

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South Park season 20 trailer celebrates the show’s history with a by-the-numbers retrospective

4 September 2016 4:23 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With South Park set to return for its 20th season this month, Comedy Central has released a new trailer for the long-running animated show. Of course, with Matt Stone and Trey Parker delivering episodes on a weekly basis, the trailer doesn’t actually offer up any new footage, but instead provides a ‘By the Numbers’ retrospective on the previous nineteen seasons; check it out here…

South Park season twenty gets under on September 14th. Meanwhile, fans will also be able to get their hands on the latest video game – South Park: The Fractured But Whole – on December 6th, which will also be compatible with the Nosulus Rift, a Vr unit allowing you to smell your character’s farts!

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- Gary Collinson

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‘South Park’: How Trey Parker, Matt Stone Keep Show Relevant After 20 Years

2 September 2016 10:48 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Paley Center for Media hosted “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone on Thursday evening for a special panel in honor of the series’ upcoming 20th season.

Held at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills, Calif., the pair sat down with Doug Herzog, president of Viacom Music and Entertainment Group, to discuss the past, present, and future of the long-running animated series. With two decades under their belt, one might assume that it’s difficult to keep the commentary fresh and original.

“We don’t try to make social commentary,” said Parker. “We get into a room six days before we go on the air, and that’s why it ends up being somewhat relevant.”

The series, which is also known for its political commentary, will address the upcoming presidential election. Stone, however, said not to expect anything similar to previous seasons.

“This is our fourth or fifth season that we’ve done an episode »

- Arya Roshanian

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45 TV Shows You Need To Catch This Fall

28 August 2016 3:16 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

45 TV Shows You Need To Catch This Fall 1 of 46   

Click to skip The Strain

When? August 28th at 10pm on FX

Why? Because three seasons in and The Strain still remains a juicy, pulpy, often delectable piece of summer programming.

You're The Worst

When? August 31st at 10pm on Fxx

Why? Anticipating where creator/writer Stephen Falk will pick up after last year’s epically poignant and romantic cliffhanger has made 2016 slow to a crawl, so here’s to hoping season 3 keeps You’re the Worst on the creative and bravely cutting upswing it's been on since the pilot.

Narcos

When? September 2nd on Netflix

Why? Narcos took everyone by storm last year and proved to be one of the streaming service's biggest hits. With season 2 set to place a larger focus on Pablo, we're giddy with anticipation to see where it can go from here.

Atlanta

When? September 6th at 10pm on FX

Why? »

- Mark Cassidy

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Terrorize This: "Team America World Police"

28 August 2016 2:18 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Mubi is showing Team America World Police in the United Kingdom from August 20 - September 18, 2016.“I repeat, we have no Intelligence!” —Lisa, Team America World Police“It’s triply redundant: We see a city landscape including the Arc de Triomphe; we’re told it’s Paris; and we’re told it’s Paris, France (not Paris, Maine).”—David Bordwell on The Bourne UltimatumIn case you missed it—and you weren’t alone—Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s Team America World Police is about the magic of movies. Its opening image, a painting of Paris, makes neighbors of that city’s default metonyms; no matter that the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe are separated in real life by a half-hour walk and the River Seine. Adhering to the needs of spoon-fed geography, an inscription confirms that this is indeed Paris, France. And then, more text further satisfies the cliché of clarity, »

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