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I have watched this show religiously for the past 5 years and with Netflix i have been able to catch up on all the seasons. The show, though sometimes dumb, always makes me laugh. Cartman and Kyle are just flat out hilarious. The show pokes fun of celebrities and pop culture. Although this show is sometimes dirty, it always can put a grin on your face. There is literally a joke in every episode to please everyone.I hope this show continues airing for years and years to come. I hope to show my children this show (when they get older of course). My only negative about this show is that the latest season has NOT been that funny except for the Human Centipede episode. Just sit back and watch this show and it will bring a little happiness into your day(unless your Jewish or Gay because in that case they make fun of you a lot).
I cannot understand as many others have already stated that this fantastic programme full of intelligence is persistently mocked. Yes it does have obscene language yet it also does give warning that it is directed for an adult audience. It's like watching American Pie but in cartoon version and moaning that it is too crude. However for myself to say I have been watching South Park since I was 7 years old (Now almost 18) and I'm still watching it like there's no tomorrow. In fact I've become to obsessed I want to emulate my own version (obviously slightly different). My favourite character is Kenny and always has been he absolutely rocks, I thank Trey and Matt for bringing him back as he's the greatest and without him it would suck. Overall rating, 10. Good effort, fun to watch, addictive!!
I flat out love this show so much. The jokes are 95% of the time hilarious, 4.9% funny, and 0.1% flat. Which means that the show probably only has one flat joke per season. The animation is very simple, but that adds charm to it. It's like "Charlie Brown" only very vulgar. Many people decide to skip the show without ever seeing based on how they think it's to juvenile. Yes the show is very violent, and very dirty, but the jokes in the show can still be hilarious without much vulgarity. My mother always laughs at South Park for its real jokes that are very funny. The first seasons of South Park were vulgar, but didn't have a lot of brain to back it up. It was charming, but not very bright. Then it started to get much smarter with its jokes. The dialogue got sharper, and the jokes got smarter. I really don't think that this show should be limited to one group of people. I believe that it can appreciated by many different age groups for its smart humor. Sure my grandmother wouldn't like the vulgar stuff, but behind that is genius that anyone can appreciate. The characters in the show are all likable, and hilarious. The four main characters are Kyle, Stan, Kenny, and Cartman. Kyle is the the smartest, and finds the morals to the issue that is happening in the show. Stan is the leader of the group. Most episodes are mainly about him. He is the one who feels like he is in the center of the mess he and his friends gets into in an episode. Kenny is the unfortunate one. He always can be found dieing in the show. He never shows his face, and never speaks a clear word due to his coat covering up most of his face. Then there is Cartman. Like Homer to "The Simpsons" Cartman is the most beloved character on the show. He is a racist, Jew-hating, jerk. He always insults people, and does horrible things. Despite this Kyle, Stan, and Kenny still are friends with him, but often insult him for being such a jerk. That is the same with his fans. He is a very unlikeable jerk that you just love to watch. He acts so awful, and does such horrible things, but you love him. It's not easy to explain why he is so likable despite being unlikeable. Cartman is an icon in animation, and is is definitely one of my favorite characters on the show. Then there is many likable minor characters. There is Stan's parents, Kyle's parents, Cartman's mom, Mr. Slave, Chef, Bebe, Token, Towelie, Ike, Mr. Garrison, and many more. They are all very likable, but the best by far is Butters. He is one of the most innocent characters in TV history. He is so innocent, but is surrounded by the chaos of everyday life in South Park. That makes him my favorite character in the show. Cartman is a close second, but Butters innocence is just so likable. He doesn't ever want to anger anyone, and doesn't usually understand when he is being tricked. His innocence mixed with the cruel world Butters lives in equals pure genius. Overall South Park is one of the best shows on TV. If you haven't seen it watch it now.
Does Anyone Else agree that season 11 was a great season. well I didn't particularly Like D-Yikes, fantastic Easter Special or Lice Capades but i mean it had so many other great episodes like Imaginationland, Night of the Living Homeless, More Crap, Guitar Queer-O, The List, Le Petit Tourette, with Apologies to Jesse Jackson, these were all great episodes with some extremely funny moments and good plot lines. I Just wanted to know if anyone Else thought season 11 was a great season as well as me. I Just Thought it was one of the better seasons. I mean i think it is a lot better than some other seasons like season 2 (Sorry Fans of season 2)and season 10 wasn't too great either It just has so many great episodes. I think it is on par with seasons like 8 and 7 and maybe 6 and 5. Does Anyone Think the same
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This is one of the funniest cartoons ever on the box.It is great and is
in my top 3 fave cartoons.I definitely laugh very hard when it is on
TV.There hasn't been an episode of SP that has failed to make me
laugh.Every episode is different.I don't have a fave episode because I
like them all.It isn't a show for anyone under 13.I think that it is
suitable for anyone 13 and over.
I don't see how anyone can pan this show - it is a really smart show and not offensive and stupid.It is definitely an underrated show.The show covers a lot of stereotypes and issues like Family Guy.
My favorite character is Eric Cartman cos he is very funny,tough,never wants to lose,has a funny talking voice and is very funny.He is in my top 3 funniest cartoon characters of all time.10/10 is my rating for this show cos it is very funny,crude and a genius!
Above and beyond any other adult cartoon on TV. Reruns are on the local Fox affiliate here on Saturday nights for hours and hours and I think it actually gets better ratings than SNL reruns. The show is just so brilliant and well structured. Occasionally there are episodes that aren't as good as others, but the boys continue to make great product. It seems like just yesterday the movie came out, and I still watch it and enjoy it when it's on. I think my favorite part of the series is the episodes in which Randy, Stan's dad, is asked about anything science related and although he is just a geologist, he is expected to know/help the situation.
obviously it's one of the funniest shows on television...and'the best thing about it is how it gets under the skin of all the repressed people who want to censor it. The fact that the conservatives are on a warpath to censor material just shows that they are illiberal by nature - they do not believe in freedom and democracy, or the open exchange of information and ideas. We can't have a free society if you don't have the freedom to read the books, watch the movies and TV shows, and listen to the music that you want to. Closed societies respond to the expression of ideas with censorship and repression, because the governments in these societies are not confident of their legitimacy, that is why they must resort to repression of dissent.
I've certainly seen South Park scenes that made me cringe and wonder if
the childish or outright profane references are necessary. I don't
think Parker and Stone write perfect humour, and occasionally they step
over the line without positive effect.
For the most part, though, the profanity is an integral part of the show's message. Sure, it might attract some viewers who simply enjoy the sheer grossness of the dialogue, but it also serves some important purposes. The profanity creates a context in which the other themes of the show are portrayed from a different standpoint than those taken by mainstream media (whether it be a simplification, division, criticism or a representation of multiple views on the issue). Many episodes combine a foul or "immature" theme with a popular current issue, setting up both plot lines as ridiculous. In the same vein, it mocks the common standard that everyday behaviour like violence, profane language, sexuality and even normal body functions are off-limits for display on television, and in doing so prepares the viewer for uncomfortable subjects.
I don't think a cartoon that simply poked fun at the headline issues would do as well. It takes some additional creativity, and sometimes shock, to really draw in an audience, and South Park does it quite well.
Of late,I've been watching a lot less of this show.I'm not really sure
why,because I've never been entirely turned off by it the most recent
times I've watched it. Maybe I've grown a little fatigued with the
skewering of characters I had gotten used to,or perhaps it feels like
the show has been trying to stoke more controversy than it needs to(and
it really always has,to be honest). Still,I'd recommend this show to
anybody not familiar with it,something I'd find hard to believe that
there are still people who fit that description but I'm sure they're
Ten plus seasons of the crudely(or not-so-crudely)animated series about the residents of a small mountain town in Colorado,the brain-child of co-creators Trey PArker and MAtt Stone,has exploded into a multi-layered show that deals with subjects ranging from the sublime(school bullies,rivalries,romance,friendships)to the ridiculous(often this ends up being stuff dealing with celebrities,usually rather unflatteringly so),and sometimes the profound. Notorious for gross,raw and sometime outright rude and blasphemous,this show has shown some softer sides as well. A credit to the writing and a sharp,gambler's mentality in terms of episode plot topics(everything from the RAin Forests to Scientology)make this show always worth a look,if not abject loyalty. Even though the proverbial gild has come off the Lily(So to speak)for this show,I still find it one of the more clever half-hours of comedy on television.
There is not really much you can say about "South Park" anymore.
Everybody knows it, most people love it. I simply adore it. Although
the show gets a lot of praise, I still think it's underestimated just
how subversive it is. Nobody else dares to speak the truth and uncover
plain stupidity as directly on TV as Trey Parker and Matt Stone do.
Their creativity seems infinite and their eye for the little
absurdities in our everyday lives is always open and very observant.
Whereas "The Simpsons" have run out of steam somewhere around season 8,
"South Park" has been going strong now for 11 (!!) seasons and there's
no decline in quality in sight, making this the undisputed king of all
animated satire shows of our time.
I wasn't always a fan of Cartman and his friends. When the show started I thought it was too much of a Simpsons rip-off, but, boy, have I been disabused. Firstly, Parker and Stone freely admitted in an episode that they're heavily influenced by Matt Groening's show and secondly, they soon found their very own voice to address issues, their own totally original kind of humor. It's often rude, vulgar and silly, which may turn some people off, but in true Monty Python-fashion every joke is founded on a truly clever idea and has a deeper subtext that might go over some people's heads.
What I find really hard to believe is that Parker and Stone develop the scripts for each episode only one week in advance and that's just insane. The term "genius" is overused in today's society, but I think these two very well may be called just that. They breathe social and political satire, how else could you explain their quick reaction time to recent occurrences. It looks as if they could continue on such a high level for many more years and I sure hope they will.
South Park is genius. It is irreverent, crude, foul, and brilliant.
People talk about all of its political messages (which there are a
great many of), but for me, the most important part of the show is how
it reminds us how wonderful the ignorance of an eight-year old really
is. The show is made up of various events surrounding four young boys
living in a small town in Colorado. They constantly use foul language
and speak of crude things, but ,for the most part, have no clue what
there speaking about. Wasn't it wonderful when we were that age, and
didn't have to worry about the deeper meaning of things. These four
boys often go to extreme lengths to get something as simple as candy.
Not only is the show meaningful, but it is flat out hilarious. I don't want to give away any jokes, but I can almost assure you that at least one joke will have you rolling on the floor.
This is one of my favorite shows. A+!
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Out of all the adult cartoon shows I've seen, this is by far the best
out of them all. I mean, they aren't like Family Guy whom Family Guy
looks like an adult cartoon show that wants kids to watch it. In fact,
Family Guy is more of a show based on a family with happy lives, not
very much dysfunctional. Wow, there's Peter, he's dumb. But in South
Park, everyone is dysfunctional and odd, especially the Broflovski
family. Their jokes are unique, also, they can turn a clever lame
insult used by a normal eight year old into something funny, like the
secret sauce of a Big Mac. That's like a metaphor.
Stan Marsh, my favorite character. He's pretty mature for his age and mostly the leader of the four boys; Cartman, Kyle, Stan, Kenny. Example, when they wanted to play cops and they became Junior detectives and had to do it seriously. Stan Marsh was in on most of that. Reminds me of Tommy from Rugrats, except he's not stupid.
I recommend this television show for anyone who's mature enough to watch it. Although, I do know some kids who watch this show. They're mature to watch and and actually don't light their farts on fire.
When this show came out when I was 10-years-old and some time after, it was a novelty and became hit just because it surprised the world depicting children using profane, and occasionally obscene dialogue. And it wasn't as apparent that the show is a satire and it focuses on skewering every facet of every society on earth. It's not like other shows on Comedy Central that focus on and virtually live for raunchy humor. The lewd words are not as frequent as Beavis and Butthead its former "competition". And I think it has some of the cutest most charming characters ever put on television. Kyle who has diabetes, a medical condition similair to mine, as implied on Season Four Episode Cherokee Hair Tampons (one characted I can actually relate to) who is every bit involved in the action and mayhem. The show's definitely not for "children" but it's a satire that is crude " occasionally". I think Butters is the greatest most charming character on the show (who couldn't like him?) he even plays Hello Kitty Island Adventure which makes him even cooler, though he's a shunned nerd at school. I mostly each it for entertainment as opposed to laughs, but Satan I think is the funniest character how he is portrayed as a touchy feely guy who makes everyone in hell happy and has relationships and a house and a soap opera themed episode.
Matt and Trey are probably the greatest satirists in modern TV history.
Their real genius is demonstrated in their ability to be both generally
conservative and counter-cultural at the same time.
South Park is really appreciated by right-leaning libertarians, since we don't have much else in the mainstream media (other than maybe John Stossel and Penn & Teller). Some people complain that Parker and Stone don't go after Pres Bush that much. Well, that's because they are above that. They're on a whole other level. And to be honest, it's refreshing.
Politics aside, the comedy is pure gold. The show intelligently uses comedic timing and shockingly abrasive content. It also purposely employs the use of children, which helps get their messages through, and uses a crude animation style which enables Parker and Stone to tackle very current and topical subject matter. They can supposedly get a show out within a week or two of a news story breaking.
The reason that I don't watch TV very often is because it's all the
same. Every crime/drama is the same, and with very few exceptions
(Scrubs), sitcoms and animated shows are all the same. South Park is
not like other shows. It's the biggest exception of them all. It's
plain and simply the funniest, most flat-out brilliant and original
show on TV right now.
South Park is an animated satire that revolves around four elementary school boys, who live in the small Colorado town, South Park, where seemingly everything that's wrong with the world is abundant, and if it isn't, it usually will be eventually. The problems are usually brought on either by celebrities, aliens, ignorant parents, and/or stupid people who conform to the latest fad, or take current events/social issues way too seriously. The boys are usually the only ones left to stop these incidents.
There is Stan, the good-natured every-kid, with a confused view of the world brought on by the stupidity of everyone around him. There is the friendly, but endlessly nervous, Kyle, who's Jewish upbringing has resulted in constant ridicule, and questionable self-esteem. He remains a good-natured, and very intelligent kid. There is Kenny, who is really just a walking sight gag, who rarely talks, and is almost always killed off without adding much to the plot of the episode. Then there is Cartman (oh god, Cartman), who is a fat, racist, sexist, intolerant, evil, manipulative, sadistic, mean-spirited sociopath, who has no conscience, and hasn't a care in the world for anyone other than his cruel self.
The kids on the show are much smarter than the adults, who know nothing but stereotypes, and doing what's expected of them to the point of disaster (Kyle's mom is a perfect example of this). Whenever a major social issue like politics, or religion is brought up, their ignorance towards the matter generally results in chaotic, often supernatural incidents. A fine example of the South Park adults is Randy Marsh, Stan's dad, who falls victim to every major issue, and represents everything wrong with America. There is also a police detective who seems to do his job based on bad cop movie clichés, and hasn't the slightest sense of logic.
South Park is the greatest show on television. It has the balls to do whatever the hell it wants, and always gets away with it; if someone is offended, or has anything bad to say about it publicly, chances are, that person is going to get satirized in the next episode. Nothing is sacred in South Park. It is also as smart as TV gets, and makes points about controversial subjects that only the most ignorant person wouldn't possibly stop to think about. The sad thing is, there are many of those people, who bash South Park for being nothing more than an excuse to show little kids swearing like sailors, and nonstop poop jokes. People with that view of the show will most likely never be cured. Much of the dirty humor on the show is simply metaphorical for the subject they are skewering. The main character's favorite show is a program called Terrance and Phillip, where two guys do literally nothing but swear and fart. The show is meant to make fun of how bashers of South Park look at it, and always will look at it.
The pop culture jabs are by far the best. Politics are one thing, but sometimes, there is nothing funnier than celebrities being ruthlessly mocked and stereotyped, and South Park does it better than anyone. Celebrities always show up in South Park to cause havoc, or spread their political views, often with an evil and/or supernatural twist that represents the dumbest thing about them. Rob Reiner is portrayed as a hypocritical, fascist slob, who is always sweating, gasping, and eating some sort of fatty food. Al Gore is portrayed as a desperately lonely, and annoying loser who tries to get attention by spreading rumors of the biggest threat to our planet- ManBearPig, in an episode that perfectly sums up the satirical genius of the show. Another episode makes fun of underdog sports movies, in which the boys compete to lose the championship baseball game, but despite their best efforts, end up on a winning streak. Family Guy and The Simpsons may do it well, but South Park does movie parodies better than anyone. Speaking of Simpsons and Family Guy, South Park knows it's a better show than them, and in the two-part Cartoon Wars episode, makes the reasons totally clear. Family Guy's random, non-sensical comedy style is skewered so hard, it nearly made me question why I found it funny in the first place. And Bart Simpson shows up for a cameo, and his exchange with Cartman sums up the differences between the two shows perfectly.
South Park is a filthy show and tackles every controversial subject imaginable. Therefore it is not for everyone. But open-minded viewers will understand the groundbreaking genius of the show, and see it for the perfect satire that it is. South Park brings you into a twisted, gross, and absurdly hilarious new universe with every episode, and doesn't let you go for the next 22 minutes. Political correctness be damned, South Park rules.
South Park is rated TV-MA for nonstop crude/dark humor, graphic language, sexual content, violence, gore, and pretty much everything that could possibly be considered offensive.
Sex- 8/10 Violence- 10/10 Swearing (by TV's standards)- 10/10 Drugs- 7/10
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Knowing how highly i put the Chaser on my list, you won't be surprised i think this is one of animations all time classics. The plot involves (for those still unaware) four young boys and Butters. Kyle, Stan, Cartman and Kenny all have distinct styles and ways of reacting to a situation, as do their parents, teachers and odd religious leaders about them. Amid the numerous jokes and satires on Creationism, Christianism, Scientoligy etc the four just want to play their video games and go to their arcade. But always something tries to intervene with them and they battle their way to the object of their dreams, whether it be a Nintendo Wii or uncovering the truth behind some horrid rumour. The jokes don't get old, as with The Simpsons and Family Guy, and the style of animation helps to simplify it just so that it becomes almost painfully obvious what each character is thinking. The hardly animated legs and barely moving arms let the face do all the talking, which, after all, is what it's meant to do.
I never heard of south park until 2006. One of my 7 year old cousin was
watching it and my older brother said that that isn't something she's
suppose to be watching. One night I saw that it was on and decided to
give it a try. The whole episode kept me interested for some reason.
After it all finished I realise that what they were talking about was
real stuff and what is going on in the world. From then on I got pulled
into it and i'm watching every episode that I can.
I give it a TEN for being one of the best shows of television. Hope other people would give it a try and see what happens, i'm pretty sure you wouldn't be disappointed
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I got into South Park last year, and I didn't know what I was getting into when I saw the first episode. I will say this plain and simple; South Park is one of the smartest shows on television right now. I suggest it to everyone who likes Family Guy, The Simpsons, Team America (made by the same guys, by the way) rolled into one. Matt Stone and Trey Parker have created a masterpiece. South Park is the story of 4 boys, Stan Marsh (the almost-regular boy who has a crush on pretty girl Wendy Testaburger), Kyle Broflofski (Stan's best friend, who is sometimes picked on for being Jewish), Eric Cartman (the fat racist mean boy who for some reason is able to be slightly befriended by the other three), and Kenny McKormick (the poor kid who always wears a hoody, so you can't see his face, also he dies in every episode). The show consists of the gang going on a bunch of misadventures that range from being chased down by a 200-ft mechanical Barbara Streisand to shooting terrorists with Jesus. Bottom Line: South Park is smart, funny, stupid, and spine-tingling. The show is on at about 7 on Comedy Central. WARNING: not suitable for kids under about 13.
Yes. I believe this truelly is the finest Animated show ever. It is consistently funny, morally acute and down to earth in the most far out way possible. I refuse to miss a single episode, and am always surprised that Trey Parker continues to produce some of the most thought provoking, intelligent stuff on the mind control box. When South Park is on top form it can deliver a powerful message with the simple facial expression of a minor character. Given the depth of most of the central characters, it's always fun to get an insite into one of the lesser known ones, allowing characters like Butters to become as indespensible as the rest. So hats off to Mr Parker and Mr Stone for creating something so profoundly funny and enlightening. Long live South Park
People often get the wrong impression with South Park. They see it as an immature show that relies on the lowest common denomenator to be funny. To an extent when it burst on to the scene that was true. Killing Kenny every episode was contorversial, as was the swearing that came with it. This was what got people's attention and sadly deflected away from the rest of the program. However with time the writers have got better, and now produced much better quality episodes, which still cause controversy, but do so in different ways, and have done away with the lowest common denomenator which attracted the average viewer. This leaves us with the most intelligent comedy show on TV as another user pointed out, and I'm impartial because I love most shows. The other cartoon comedys are not to the same standard in their writing, as though we all love Family Guy, its completely random and may well be written by manatee like South Park pointed out. The Simpsons is past it too, they were right about running out of material, they should end it before viewing figures end it, as re-runs are becoming more enjoyable than the show, and this leaves South Park out in front. Every episode now makes a point and makes you think. A lot of my view points now come from South Park, may it be about Spoilt American teenagers, the evils of Wal Mart or Paris Hilton. Have I really written this much? I'm off to watch South Park on AllSp.com!
"South Park" has been one of my favorite shows for the past 10 years. It basically follows the adventures of four foul-mouthed little boys and their families, friends, and neighbors, in a small mountain town in Colorado. It is one of the few shows I find to be consistently funny. It tends to be very raunchy and inappropriate, but underneath all of the 'offensive' content there is often biting social commentary. Although, sometimes it's just funny for funny's sake. At any rate, it's one of the best shows on television and definitely THE funniest animated show on TV right now. It's edgy, satirical, and just plain hilarious. The easily offended probably should avoid it, but anyone who enjoys satire and social commentary will probably find it incredibly entertaining.
There is no better show than South Park on TV. People have clearly judged it by its early years, when Trey and Matt mainly did fart jokes, which I still found hilarious, but they have blossomed since those years. They have taken the show in many new directions, from their early years of youngster oriented comedy, to the satirical look on the Western world,to integrating their own love of musicals into the show, with their constantly hilarious songs they write themselves, to proving great points on the American goings on, such as the Scientology episode, as well as giving us all life lessons in an EXTREMELY comedic way, such as the episode where Randy Marsh becomes an alcoholic. South Park is great, I've been an avid watcher since it first started, and am now considering a career as a writer thanks to in large part to this show and it's creators. Trey Parker and Matt Stone, I will say again, are comic geniuses, with some great voice over work, despite the disclaimer at the start of every show which says voices are impersonated...poorly.They do great work, from Stans dads voice, to Mr Garrison, right on to Dr Mephesto, the voices just work so well. For anybody who fancies comedy, this show has it all and more, so give it a watch. I can't think of enough good things to say about this creative masterpiece.
Rated TV-MA for Language,Violence and Sexual Content.
South Park is my all time favorite TV show.How can anyone not like this show.The animation isn't the best but the jokes are hilarious,its a very good satire show.The show has been on since 1997.The show changed greatly after a while.When South Park first aired the show was filled with toilet humor and profanity.It was still funny though.Later on however the show changed and became a hilarious political satire with a take on todays politics and things like that.Just compare say the episode "Douche and Turd" or "Cartoon Wars 1 and 2" to earlier episodes like "Cartman Gets An Anal Probe" and you will see the difference.The show has four main characters.Stan,Kyle,Kenny and Cartman.However Kenny dies at the end of Season 5 so for the first half of season 6 Butters is Kenny's replacement and the second half it is Tweek.Kenny returns after.My favorite character would have to be Cartman.He is hilarious and he makes most of the jokes.Trey Parker and Matt Stone are comic geniuses.South Park is a must see show! Many people say its bad for kids but I think it is suitable for anyone over the age of 9.South Park started out with two short films entitled The Spirit Of Christmas.One came out in 1992 and the other came out in 1995.You can find both on the internet.Anyway great TV show.My favorite.
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South Park rules! I didn't think that they would go as far as 10 seasons though. I'd have to say the my favourite season is season 7, I say that because its got some of the funniest south park episode ever and it has my favourite South Park episode: Casa Bonita. I think that m favourite character is probably Cartman cause he's the funniest and hes got the funniest plans ideas. I recommend south park to any kid (that is any kid who is at least 10), but if you do end watching it, do not watch with your parents, especially the south park movie cause they will definitely not appreciate the humour.Well, i've said everything I can and it looks like I have not written 10 lines yet, oh wait, now I have.
South Park rules!!!! South park is one of the coolest shows i've ever seen. It's really funny, though raunchy... But what could be funnier than 4 foul-mouthed 8yr old in a small town in Colorado? My favorite character is Stanley. He is really funny and smart. My favorite episode is probably "Towelie". It was hilarious! I also liked the episodes "The Return of the Fellowship of the Ring to the Two Towers", and "Cripple Fight". They were funny too. South Park is not for everyone though... (Mainly young children and adults). It's definitely made for mostly a teenager audience. But if you find dark and crude humor funny, then you'll love this show! Give it a chance, watch South Park on Comedy Central/Channel 14 (whatever that is) at 11:00/11:30 est. Peace Out! -Vickie
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South Park , now in its 10th season has established itself as one of
the funniest animated shows ever created.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone ( creators of South Park) are comical geniuses . The show mocks everything from religion to the American government.
All the characters are well developed and brilliantly voiced. ( From closet homosexual : Mr. Garrison to the fat smart mouth : Eric Cartman ).
South Park ( like a good wine ) gets better with age and I personally hope the show goes on for a few more seasons.
South Park Is The Most Cool Cartoon Comedy Of The Last Decade,Trey Parker And Matt Stone Have Done A Very Good Work With This TV Series,The Four Main Characters, Stan,Kyle,E.Cartman And Kenny Are The Most Stupid Boys Of The World But They Are Very Funny; However Cartman Is The Big Bastard Of The World He Hates Hippies,Gays And Jaws;Kenny Is The Eternal Dead Boy;Stan Is The Leader Of The Group And Kyle The "Dirty" Jaw And The Most Reasonable Boy Of The Group.Compliments To Trey Parker And Matt Stone I Hopr That They Will Continue The Wonderful And Unprejudiced Adventures Of The Most Famous Four Boys Of All The World.
"South Park" can be labeled as 'dumb humor' by those who have not watched the program. On the contrary, South Park delivers a contemporary, political, and current event oriented view of the society we live in. The only thing they change from everything else you've seen; they make it funny AND informative! Whether it's Katrina, Racism, the war on Iraq, or IMMIGRATION (before it was an issue), "South Park" has a fresh and intelligent way of delivering their views and being entertaining at the same time. Their presentation provides an equal balance of liberal or conservative views that lacks in the media today. Their program has the power to announce or denounce the views you believe in and are unparalleled to any program that can obtain that balance. It's easy to label "South Park" as 'dumb humor,' but spend a half hour a week watching this show and you might reconsider your disposition. South Park is informative, opinionated, political, and yes, very entertaining. This may not be the Holy Grail of television shows, but it will make you pray that it have no need to be resurrected.
I'm an avid SP collector and an eBay seller of SP merchandise. A year
and a half ago I refused to be in the same room where SP was on the
tube. It thought it was ridiculous. Then again, I'd never watched it.
For a while I was working late every night at home. My husband would be watchting TV and would slip it on when he thought I was too busy to care. Night after night th is went on, and within a couple of weeks, I was hooked.
Bathroom humor, vomit, blood and body parts, ugly deaths, foul language... gotta love it!
this is not going to be a long drawn out review or anything like that.
i just wanted it to be known that there aren't many things i can print
here that i would rather be doing than watching South Park. every new
episode pushes the limit and has my friends and i just staring at each
other in disbelief. i have a bad feeling the FCC may shut them down at
some point, but we've got over 140 episodes to keep us content now.
There's a story in the news now about a catholic watchdog league
shutting down the episode about the bleeding virgin Mary. if you
haven't seen the show, it's probably the most irreverent yet, and i can
totally see how it would be offensive to catholics. that doesn't mean i
agree with it being yanked from the schedule, and now that same
watchdog group is trying to get the episode completely struck from the
archives and not be put on the season 9 DVD. what they don't realize is
the second every South Park is done airing, there are a thousand little
hacker kids transferring the DV to their computers and uploading it to
a file sharing network. completely banning the episode from future
viewing will create more of a buzz around it and have everybody
downloading the notorious "banned south park episode". oh well, we'll
see what happens.
long live South Park!
I love south park i watch it every night.I would personally recommend it to anyone with a warped sense of humor-such as me Mary moo-cow.My favorite characters are-Mr.hat.Mr garrison,butters,Mr slave,Satan,Saddam,Jesus,God,and of course my all time favorite the infamous Eric Cartman A.K.A fat boy or just plain Cartman-KICK ASS.Yeah whatever i do i want.My favorite episodes include-lord of the rings,do the handicapped go to hell,probably,stupid spoiled whore,Mr.Jefferson,you got served,wacky molestation adventure,timmy.3000,tooth fairy tats,basically the whole lot.I cant get enough of it -the movie also rocks,the songs are just so funny.My advice to someone seeking some entertainment on weekdays is to watch south park and submit their own opinion on it-may moo cow
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"Tom Cruise, will you please come out of the closet?" LOL
This episode was so funny my sides hurt. Not as funny the second and third time around, but still shockingly funny the first time!!!
Finally a funny Stan episode. Its been awhile.
If you look at all of the light South Park has shown on a few religions, you understand why the world is such a f'd up place. I can't imagine what some of the others are like.
Another good episode.
It would have been funnier with more Cartman! The Ginger episode was funny!!!
South Park is a love it or hate it kind of thing. If you have the first
4 seasons and like it, then you probably don't even need to read this
to know it's a must buy. Two words, cripple fight!!!! This season was
even better than the previous four.
This season has the first appearance of Jimy, the other handicapped kid on the show (Timmmy being the first). Personalities collide and we see probably the most un PC fight in the history of television. The only episode that is funnier than cripple fight is the Lord of the Rings spoof but that's not til season 6 or 7.
if you don't like political satire or aren't sure if this is up your alley then you may want to watch a few episodes on comedy central before splurging for an entire season. Who am I kidding, if you don't know South Park at this point just take a cyanide capsule and take a permanent nap.
*BEWARE, SPOILERS AHEAD*
Who says cartoons are for children? Not anymore! If you thought the Simpsons were more of an adult show, think again.
And let's face it, how many people haven't heard of South Park yet? If it's not on your TV right now, you may have come across the name on the news or in a newspaper - for it does contain some foul language. And references to sex. Lots of 'em. Oh and did I mention violence? All the things a kid's show shouldn't have.
So what is South Park? It's a small mountain town in Colorado. It's about Stan, Kyle, Cartman, Kenny and their parents, pets, neighbours, friends and foes... and their crazy adventures. And it's about making fun of a entire army of celebrities whose voices are (according to the makers of the show) imitated... poorly.
But a big Hurrah! and a bone-crushing hug to Matt Stone and Trey Parker for bringing the show to our screens. The DVDs do not contain any extras (though you may enjoy the short introduction at the beginning of each episode - so far I have only season one on DVD so I'm not sure about the rest) which is a bit sad, for I would have greatly enjoyed a little look-behind-the-scenes.
One of the best features of the series is Kenny's death. It kind of resembles the Simpson's couch gag, and you simply won't grow tired of it. My favourite so far was when the space station MIR crashed on to Earth and simply landed on top of poor little Kenny. Err splash?
Matt and Trey, rock on!
What can I say, I love this show, it's about the Lief's of four kids
and all their "Adventures". Not quite sure what makes so funny this
show, probably the combination of saying so many bad words, the adult
humor, the cute characters, between many other things.
If you had read other comments you must know that when I was a kiddo (like 7 years ago) I hated the mature shows, well, it's funny because when I was kiddo I loved this show, that's right, I had never hated this show, I'm always at night laughing like crazy while I watch this show.
Obviously, this is of those shows that had been on air for many years, and luckily the creators haven't ruined it. Not like in "The Simpsons", so many years had been making of this show a bad one, probably Matt Groening doesn't has so much imagination as the creators of this one.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: 10/10
I have read many reviews, mostly positive, about South Park. Although the reviews were well written and informative in most cases, not even one review mentioned the true brilliance of the show. The characters and the voices. My two favourites are Cartman and Butters. Trey Parker is a god. I could never have imagined the day I would enjoy an animated character as much as Bugs Bunny. I was wrong. Eric has made me laugh in hysterics like Bugs never could. The subtleties are priceless. I especially like when he talks in his soft whinny voice when he wants something. He is no cliché in any way that I'm aware of. Originality is the purest form of genius.
South Park is brilliant. It is the best show ever made, but it does NOT
make fun of ethnic groups, as some may think. Actually, when you see
someone made fun of, it's actually only showing the way Americans see
that someone. Unless it's someone really lame...
I'm Romanian, and have seen the Quintuplets episode where they call Romania quote: "The Asshole of the world". I wasn't offended. It was just showing what Americans think of smaller countries. The list goes on, but I won't elaborate on it. Trey Parker and Matt Stone are two genii and should be given the goddamn Nobel Prize.
Hail South Park!
South Park-voices of:Trey Parker as Stan Marsh, Eric Cartman, Herbert
Garrison, Mr.Mackey, Barbrady, Randy Marsh, Satan, Ned
Gerblanski(episodes 2-77), Timmy, Tom, Skeeter, Mr.Tweek(episode 30 up
), Mr.Stotch, Red Harris, Shlomo the theater guy, Phillip, Grampa
Marvin Marsh, Alphonse Mephisto(episodes 5-53), Mrs.
Chokesondik(episodes 59-86), Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo(episodes
9-96) and Big Gay Al.
Matt Stone as Kyle Broflovski, Kenny McCormick(episodes 1-78, 91, 96+), Butters Stotch(episode 38 up), Gerald Broflovski, Jimbo Kearn, Terrence, Jesus Christ(episodes 4-96), Pip Pirrup(episodes 1-85), Craig's dad, Saddam Houssain, Ben Afleck and Jimmy.
Mary Kay Bergman as Lianne Cartman, Sharon Marsh, Sheila Broflovski, Wendy Testeberger, Mrs. Veronica Crabtree (killed off episode 124), Mrs. McCormick, Shelley Marsh, Red Headed Girl and Nurse Gollem(the nurse). (EPISODES 1-46)
Eliza Schnieder as Lianne, Sharon, Mrs.McCormick, Mrs.Crabtree, Shelley Marsh, Wendy Testeberger, Read Head and Nurse Gollem.(EPISODES 47-111)
Mona Marshall as Sheila B. and others. EPs 50+
Gracie Lazaar as Sharon Marsh, Lianne Cartman, Shelley Marsh, Principal Victoria, Wendy Testeberger, Mrs. McCormick and others(episodes 111-)
Isaac Hayes as Chef (episodes 1-28, occasional season 3-9)
Jesse Howell as Ike(episodes 4-47)
Jenny Howell as Bebe
Well, this is quite a show. Some episodes have me blown away in laughter, while others are just plain stupid. The best season was the second, by far. The first and third and fourth were good too though. This show relies on current events to keep it going. It uses lotsa language, but is appealing to kids, though they may not get it. Among the reccurring characters are Jesus who has his own talk show in Colorado (He's appeared in 14 episodes!). Also there's two farting Canadians Terrence and Phillip. Also Saddam Houssain (His picture with a new voice), Satan, God, and a piece of poo that dances and sings (Mr. Hankey) This show is funny on so many levels, but is only for some.
My review: 3.5 out of 4.
It's the coolest show ever....that's right, better than the Simpsons.
It's South Park and it's the most genius idea ever thought of. I mean,
who hasn't seen it? And the better question is, who hasn't loved it at
the same time? South Park is great in every way. From the smut jokes to
the vulgar cursing, it's great. In fact there isn't one person in my
house that hasn't laughed at South Park at one point. (Who couldn't
like the Michael Jackson parody?)Everyone I know loves South Park and
fans are growing by the second. So if you haven't seen it, I suggest
you start sitting in front of the TV for hours......or at least until
it comes on. You have a lot of catching up to do. And if you don't like
it, then maybe you shouldn't be here. And if you do, then thank you,
you have made this the best show ever!
So for starters, this show is about four 8-year-old boys, Stan Marsh, Eric Cartman, Kenny McCormick, and Kyle Broflovski. They are all some of many of the strange, dysfunctional residents of the redneck mountain town of South Park, Colorado. Along with some other great background characters such as the coffee-addicted Tweek, Stan's ex-girlfriend Wendy, Mr. Hankey the Christmas poo, and Chef, South Park is one awesome show.
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kick ass 1-angel faces with dirty language kick ass 2-Eric Cartman kick
ass 3-social satire seen with eyes of kids kick ass 4-it can't bore you
kick ass 5-butters kick ass 6-adults are funny enough,look at Garisson
kick ass 7-some Hollywood star visit time to time south park kick ass
8-how Parker and Stone act half of South Park voices with such
different style and personality one from other,example Parker is the
voice of Eric and Stan but they seem so different
Kick ass 9-it's the best comedy ever
kick ass 10-kenny and the bastards kick ass 11-i could continue but it's not enough to comment about it,you must see it
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Season 8 shows that just when you thought the show couldn't get any
better , the comedy gets upped by many notches , the dialogues get
nastier , and the characters start kicking ass once again .I mean in
one episode , the animation turns to anime suddenly and switches back
and forth , and in another, Stan is helping cute animals build for
Christmas , only to find out they are doing it for bringing Satan on
earth !What could be greater than that? Hats off to Matt and Trey ,
hope they can do even better in 9! Though I missed Chef and other
people like Jimbo and Mr. Garrison , they weren't there a lot this time
As for people who think that the episodes are only getting more offensive , I implore them to open their eyes and look more closely at the deep symbolism hidden beneath each episode and how it ridicules things going on in modern America and the world as a whole . I can't help but wonder how beautifully Stan , Kyle , Eric and Kenny encompass four basic sections of society : the average white American , people of other races , the angry intolerant redneck male , and the poor neglected American . Believe me or not , there's something important to learn from every episode for each section of society , including Mel Gibson .
In a nutshell , Matt and Trey , rock on ! Tim Tim Temmah!
For many reasons, this show will always hold fond memories for me. I was in junior high school when it premiered, and it didn't take long for the phenomenon to take over. The show's inspired humor and content certainly appealed to our age group. Within weeks, Kenny T-shirts and bad Cartman impressions had become commonplace. I wholeheartedly plunged feet first into the phenomenon and for awhile I was a borderline addict. Of course, the hype eventually died down and by the time I was in high school the likes of Jackass and Family Guy had emerged as the new shows of choice. Somewhere along the way, I lost interest and stopped watching South Park regularly after the fourth season. Earlier this year I caught some newer episodes, and suddenly the warm memories of my early teenage years came flooding back. The show has remained consistently hilarious throughout its impressive run and continues to defy the realms of good taste. No social hot topic or traditional value has escaped the show's demented satiric grasp. Therein lies part of South Park's genius: its uncanny ability to put a humorous spin on anything and anyone without a hint of guilt. I've recently caught up on most of the recent episodes through season 8. Although I'm not too fond of some of the show's newer changes (namely Cartman's new voice and the emergence of Butters as a main character) the crude and irreverent spirit that first got me hooked has remained intact. Plus the animation has improved dramatically, although in some aspects that's not saying much. It was one of the first shows that got me hooked as a rabid fan, and very few have given me as many laughs. For that, South Park will always be remembered as a huge source of entertainment during an important time of my life.
South Park is a really funny cartoon. The show follows the
(mis)adventures of four Colorado kids who go thru their everyday lives,
and become part of many incidents regarding today's problems.
Over time, people have come to see South Park for more than just your thirty minutes of pointless swearing and violence. The show really does try to make a point about some of today's issues, be it a controversial movie, a stuck-up celebrity, a famous TV show, or anything in politics. Granted that some of those issues may become dated, the situations here will have an ever-lasting impact among many South Park fans.
I always liked Stan the best; he's the voice of reason among the four boys. Kyle is okay, and I sometimes feel for the messes he gets into. Cartman can be funny at times, but other times, at bit annoying. Kenny is cool, too. I wish they hadn't tried to kill him off for good at one point, but I'm glad he's back. Some other characters I like are Chef, Wendy, and Officer Barbrady.
Many episodes are better than others. It's always hard to name the best episode, but while some eps are just average, others are drop-dead funny. I like how every now and then, the characters tend to "borrow" jokes from other cartoons.
South Park is a good show that I enjoy watching most of the time. It's the kind of edgy humor that we've come to love and respect since the 1990's.
I just started watching this show again after a several year break from
it, and it's still as funny, if not funnier than before. Matt and Trey
have this way of taking anything from politics to pop-culture and
crafting a bizarre story that garners lots of laughs.
Sure, there are those who will be offended by some of the content, but I think it must be emphasized that a lot of Matt and Trey should not be taken seriously at all. It is a cartoon after all, not a political statement. Of course, you should be able to figure that out after seeing Eric Cartman use stem-cells to make his own pizza restaurant, or two disables kids join "The Crips".
When the show "South Park" comes to some people's minds, they think toilet humor or mean-spirited jokes. When I saw this show back in 1998 I immediately fell in love with it, but I thought this series was all low-brow humor. A few years later, I realized that this show was much more than gross-out gags, but actually some of the wittiest humor on this side of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" or "The Simpsons". Creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are masters of low-brow humor; they don't go too overboard with the gross-out gags and while this humor can be ridiculously hard to attempt, they make it hilarious. The targets of this show are of wide range. Trey Parker and Matt Stone take no prisoners on certain issues(the media, pop culture, politics, and even religion). This series is also not as mean spirited as everyone says. If you look at it closely, it is done in a light-hearted way. The show does have a weakness, however, that it is topical. Even though it is topical, I personally think that it won't become too dated, especially with issues like censorship. Overall, this is one of the most brilliant satires that I have ever seen that seems to be very low-brow, but incredibly witty at the same time; it's a perfect balance. If you are into satire you will personally love this incredibly funny, sharply written series, that ranks right up there with "Mystery Science Theater 3000" and The Simpsons" as one of the best comedies I have ever seen.
I first became a South Park fan 4 years ago.As soon as I finished
watching my first episode, one thought ran through my mind: Holy sh1t.
This show still makes me laugh to this day!
The characters are very funny. I really begin to wonder at the beginning of every episode: how will Kenny die tonight? Oh, and Cartman deserves a kick in the a**.
The list of interesting things would continue but it would take too long.
My personal favorite episodes: It Hits The Fan, Wacko Jacko, Professor Chaos, Mr. Hankey's Christmas Special, and The Shove Food Up You A** and You'll Crap out of your mouth episode (I forgot the name).
Bottom lime: see this show! It's on Wednesday at 9:30 and 10:00 P.M. on Comedy Central
'South Park' is by far and away the best animated series ever. It has been consistently funny and enjoyable through all it's seasons and has provided some classic moments and lines. The adventures of Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman have provided laughs and controversy aplenty and will continue to do so for a long time yet. The musical numbers from the 'Chef Aid' episode are also great and the characters are ones who you really become attached to even though they're cartoon. The animation is great too. And of course how can we not mention the many deaths of Kenny and the famous 'Oh My God you killed Kenny' line, just classic. It also produced a fantastic film, 'Bigger, Longer and Uncut'. Trey Parker and Matt Stone are comic geniuses and it shows here with South Park, a classic show in every way.
Without any doubts,this is one of the best cartoon series in the history!!!!!!!!!!Yeah,the graphic is not so good but this series are so unique and funny,that I really have to watch it!!!I definitely recommend it to anybody! My favorite characters: Eric Cartman,Kyle and Tweek Really good cartoons,but I unfortunately didn't see the movie:South Park.Bigger longer and uncut(It was on TV,but I missed it!HORROR!!!!!) Really intelligent humor with a lot of political jokes,which always make me laugh!Bush,Osama Bin Laden,Pope John Paul II,Sadam Husein,...all are there ! PS.O MY GOD,THEY KILLED KENNY!!!!!!!!!OK,LET'S GO !!!
South park traces the adventures of 4 elementary school kids and the people around them. Stan, the most 'normal' boy of the four, has loving parents and a sister who bullies him all the time. Kyle is the intelligent one but it isn't surprising since it runs in his family. Kenny is poor and dies in several episodes only to be resurrected after that without fail. cartman is the obnoxious spoilt anti-hippies kid who is used to get everything he wants. These four kids always find themselves embroiled in a sticky situation, sometimes those that are so serious that they concern the whole world, but always get out of them unscathed (except maybe kenny). south park is filled with humour that gets very offensive, but i've to admit they are generally funny. it makes references to almost everything from religion, latest hypes, politics and various famous characters and exaggerates on them so much that it's amusing. Some episodes does not seem to have any message to convey, yet they're still fun to watch, cheap animations aside.
South Park is a show based on four kids in a small town. Somehow every big news story affects this town. Then they pretty much poke at the story and make it dumb and unimportant. They take story that everyone is obsessing about and make it so stupid you have to laugh. They are crazy and will make fun of anything and everything, but it still makes me laugh. The show making everything dumb and funny has kept veiwers in for years and probably many more.South Park keeps itself fresh and probably will be around for many other years. So everything in South Park is funny, but you really have to be in America to laugh, or get ti. It is still funny and it makes me laugh. So hooray for South Park!
South Park is a crappy little cartoon that could, and did. The animation is terrible but for some reason it's so appealing. Each character is equally unique and equally hilarious. Especially Cartman. In my personal opinion one of the funniest cartoon characters of all time. Cartman is so mean and spiteful and hates to lose. When ever he gets worked up the outcome is hilarious. He screams and swears and curses his friends for his mistakes. His character has never changed even after all the episodes. The cartoon is vulgar and disgusting but this is all one could expect and all I really hope for. South Park has been around for seven years and I hope it will go on for another seven.
What I like most about this show is how ignorant is shows people to be and how they assume things of others. It's stories can be completely relevant (Iraq) or just out there ("Asspen"). Cartman, the most selfish of the main 4, is a good reflection of the average American. Kenny although you can never understand his words is the most kind. And Stan and Kyle are the average kids. The show is equally offensive to all groups whether religious or ethnic. It's stories touch on world events and events that are political. One of the funniest things about South Park is the flapping heads of Canadians. Terrance & Phillip offer the standard fart humor as the favorite among the kids. I recommend the movie as well. It's funny to see how our reflection in this satire. Rating: 10/10.
And that is, that this show is hilarious. Every new season brings new
surprises and adventures. The show manages to stay funny even after 7
seasons. Normally, shows would begin to go stale and the jokes become old
and unfunny. (the Simpsons) The reason why South Park is not like the
is mainly because of it's use of current events to make episodes. This
is extremely funny and you are missing out on a truly comedic masterpiece
you don't see it. And, apparently, the 8th season premiere will be
to look forward to. It will do something that South Park never did before.
The only way to find out for sure, is to stay tuned.
I give South Park a 10/10.
first of all, i don't know if anyone noticed but, the message posted by nickL-3 said that "south park is the most stupidest show" which is grammatically incorrect. South park is a very funny show that uses some times "crude" humor to make fun of current events, people and more. Some of their humor is very witty and if you arent smart enough or know enough current events to understand the humor then laugh at the interesting voices, funny characters,celebrity impressions and clever antics then just follow along as best you can.
Most of the people who criticize this show, do so because they are either prudes or dont get it. As for the animation being bad, isnt that kind of the joke as well?? Some of these episodes are comic masterpieces not just for their gross out qualities but also for their social satire. "Death camp of tolerance", "Fat Camp" and "Timmy 2000" are absolutely biting in their lampooning of Americana. The writers on this show are dead on in their ridiculing of many aspects of American culture and the tons of obscure references to movies or Tv shows (Star Trek) are well done. Easily one of the best shows on TV.
One of the funniest shows I've seen in a while.
Cartman, Stan, Kenny, and Kyle are great. One thing: is it true you can't get a platinum album with christian rock?
I like Mr. Mackey, and I can do his voice almost perfectly. He's great. "M'kay..."
Butters is funny in his naivete, too. He's willing to believe anything, like in the episode where Cartman built the bomb shelter.
I also like Twong Lu Kim, the guy who works at City Wok; he's really funny, and so is Nobunaga Hiroichi.
Maybe I'm wrong here, but did they make the joke in the movie that Saddam Hussein did his own voice? The Liza Minelli joke is really funny, and his high voice is great!
Does anyone know what exactly Kenny said in the first two seasons? I read in the trivia it was really crude, but it's hard to understand.
P.S. If you guys don't know who Nobunaga Hiroichi is, wait for my next message.
South Park rules!
Like The Simpsons, South Park is the best educational program the american TV has to offer. Many episodes are the product of insightful thinking. "South Park" has probably done more good to the american mind than most americans are aware of.
A lot of people will look at the show and will think it's all about
and fart jokes; I did before I watched it. But underneath all the base
(which I still think is funny as hell) is a witty and intelligent social
commentary. The show is totally meant for mature viewers--in an
way--but at the same time it appeals to the most immature part of your
of humor. It's genius!
You bet it does.
This show is the only one that I watch religiously, never missing an episode, even if its one I have already seen. I think it is so funny, and it stands the test of time. I can watch it over and over and find new things funnier every time.
Eric Cartman is the most hilarious character on television. You can take Joey Tribianni and shove him up your butt. No one else can get away with the things Cartman says, and he also has one of the most memorable and imitatable voices I've ever heard. The show is so crude and vulgar at times - but that it what makes it even funnier. Watching this show is one of the only times I've ever actually cried because I was laughing so hard, and my stomach hurt for a while after because I had been laughing for such a long period of time.
I have a word of advice for anyone who says this show isn't funny, it's overhyped, and whatever: just watch the show. Most of the people who bash this show have only seen snipits, or have seen an episode about an issue they might not agree with. If you watch one of the funniest episodes, like "Death Camp of Tolerance" (my favorite) or "Fat Butt and Pancake Head" or any other one: you'll get hooked. You'll spend a lot of money on South Park merchandise, and you'll quote them for the rest of your life. Get over it. They're awesome.
About once every ten years there's television that you can really get behind watching, twice if you're lucky. This is that television for the 90s. It's rare for me to laugh out loud, and I do so at least once every time South Park is on. God bless you, Matt and Trey!
This show is stupid and yet it keeps you rolling with laughter. There were episodes where there were meaningful messages like in the episode titled "The Super Best Friends". It is a funny show with funny lines and a constant talkitive pain-in-the-butt 8-year-old Cartman, who suprisingly went on the list of vh1's 200 greatest pop culture icons. Funny show and a must see for those who need a good laugh. Check your local listings.
On my list of all-time comedies, South Park is in second, behind Family
and before the Simpsons (this is of all comedies, not just cartoons. That
the top three happen to be cartoons is quite interesting...). I know I've
just mortally offended 90% of the people reading this, but hear me out.
Simpsons was the greatest comedy of its time. Its perfect blend of
humor, political satire, and social commentary defined its genre in the
But the 90s are over, and the Simpsons have died. They are a pathetic
shell of their formal selves, and now South Park has taken up the torch
South Park is too often defined by its use of foul language and vile sight gags. But those who do so are blinded by their ignorance and fail to see the true heart of the show. For South Park has taken political and social satire and turned it up a notch. They are able to take the hottest topics of the day and rip them apart while leaving you gasping for breath from all the laughter. The creators are unafraid to tackle any issue, and their unique form of production allows them to respond to recent events in a very timely manner. Take for example their 9/11 episode that aired in November of 2001. Despite the seriousness of the subject, they were able to make fun of the situation without belittling it, and were recognized for it with an Emmy nomination. I think the main point of the show is they are able to tell society, "you know, you're taking yourselves too seriously again. You need to just back up, have a laugh at yourself and move on." It's very refreshing.
Of course, the show would be nothing without Cartman. There's nothing like a foul-mouthed, racist, greedy, selfish, fat little eight year old boy whose voice you wish you could imitate better. Move over Homer. Your replacement's here.
Since this has been stated hundreds of times before, I will be quick with this. South Park truly is brilliant satire. It has some of the best critiques of todays society on TV. For instance, in one episode involving the Church using Hell as a scare tactic to get people to come to church, one of the children asks if crippled people go to hell because they can't confess their sins. The nun who was asked has no answer. When she goes to ask the preacher, Kyle(the jew) bursts in and asks if Jews go to hell. The preachers response goes something like this: "The bible says that all children will stand before God and be judged...unless they're filthy Jews who go straight to Hell!!!!!" The show constantly attacks politically correct morons, religion(much as I do), and everything else from fat camps to child molestation. It constantly pushes the boundries of television, and each episode, believe it or not, has a sweet Disney-esque moral at the end...
though this show may be crude, there is a lot of clever humor as well some slapstick humor and a fart joke here and there to make a combination that can't be beat. one of the reasons why this show is so funny is because trey and matt are always willing to make fun of subjects that many shows would never think of touching. they also always manage to slip in some advice and moral lessons here and there (though you should be REALLY careful about which parts of the shows you actually take to heart). trey and matt, keep it up!
My favourite show at the min, but unfortunately the retards over in the UK refuse to show it often enough. The show is simple...4 kids and a town full of nut-jobs. The humour is consistently funny and blows every other show which thinks there being controversial out of the water. They touch upon subjects which are risky but often the best episodes are those which are risky...someone give Matt and trey an Oscar
7 seasons, and still going strong! Trey Parker and Matt Stone are comedic
masters. I can't think of a single comedy, sit-com, or cartoon that I
laughed as long or as often as South Park. The shows keep getting better
time goes on. Trey and Matt know exactly how to push the envelope, and
shock viewers just a little more than they had before. I've been watching
the show since the first episode, and I still can't believe some of the
crazy stuff they come up with. Lemmiwinks, Mr. Slave, and the Lil' Crime
Stoppers's first case (granny killed by husband with a hammer) are some of
the best moments of the series, for shock factor.
While I understand that this show is not for everyone, If you allow yourself to realize it is just a cartoon, in no way real, then you would enjoy the show.
Congrats to Trey and Matt, and I hope South Park makes as long a run as the Simpsons.
I know South Park looks like toilet humour- and in the beginning, it was. But it moved on to hilariously brilliant political satire! The Earth-Day brain-washing festival, NAMBLA's poster child, native medicine- oh my god, it's funny. Although often crude and crass, it reaches a brilliant, frank level of political satire that isn't usually shown in it's marketing.
This is the best show television has ever seen for many reasons. Those of
you who think it is pure toilet humor and fart jokes, like it was in the
beginning (in the before time, in the long-long ago, lmao), then you are
completely wrong. Ever since the end of the second season, the creators,
the near-demigod Matt Stone and Trey Parker, have instilled the most
humor ever seen in television into their series. The Simpsons, above
everything, is stupid humor. Just because it's been on the air longer and
is watched by more people doesn't mean its humor is cleverer, it just
it appeals to more people. Seinfeld has intelligent humor, but nothing
CLOSE to this. Curb Your Enthusiasm, Just Shoot Me, Friends and others
shows that are very funny but are dwarfed when compared to the pure genius
of South Park.
South Park not only makes fun of things we encounter in our own everyday lives, which the other aforementioned shows do, but they also make fun of political issues brilliantly. Anyone who saw the 100th episode knows this full well. It's the most intelligent humor on television. The fart jokes and toilet humor were abandoned a very long time ago. Now the show is 100 times funnier than before because it's that much more slick. Folks, this is undoubtedly the best thing ever to happen to television; if you don't get it, your sense of humor needs to be adjusted and/or you need to re-evaluate your life. This is the funniest material ever to grace a television set. Ever.
I will simply list the reasons why South Park is the funniest show on television.
1) It has both overt and covert jokes, making each episode funnier to watch because of the way you discover something new every time you watch it (little known fact: in the Jakovasaurs episode, try pronouncing the airline with a French accent. You oughta get a kick out of it).
2) The clever political humor is like none other and makes you want to laugh every time you watch the news because of how stupid you know world affairs have become when put into the hands of Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
3) The voices are absolutely incredible, and Trey and Matt are incredibly talented voice actors.
4) It gets to the point that you find yourself constantly laughing out of nowhere because every time you see something on the street, you can relate it to that one funny moment in a South Park episode.
5) Running down a list of characters never to be forgotten in comedy history: Kyle's cousin Kyle, Jimmy, Timmy, Towelie, the Prehistoric Ice Man from 1996, Kevin, Alex, Chief Runswithpremise, the Underpants Gnomes, Hat, The Ghost of Human Kindness, and many others that I have probably overlooked.
There's been a lot of moral outrage about South Park right from the very
start. This has mainly centered around the fact that there's a lot of
swearing. When there are positive comments in the media they usually focus
solely on the fact that Kenny dies in every episode. This is doing a great
disservice to a show that is essentially the second best animation
The main thing that people seem to be mistaken over is the idea that South Park has no intelligence and is merely an excuse to make rude jokes for a teenage audience. In actual fact South Park is frequently very clever indeed and the constant flashes of surrealism mark it out as far funnier than the majority of 'worth' sitcoms. And South Park also has a surprisingly strong sense of morals - almost every single episode has some kind of moral, and occasionally these can be as preachy as the bible bashers that disparage it. In some cases the only difference is that one group has an incredibly foul mouth...and the other one consists of four young boys living in Colorado.
South Park is consistently funny and permanently smart. It quite honestly deserves almost as large an audience as The Simpsons (though obviously not the kiddies) as it is sometimes equally brilliant in its satire of just about everything in this modern world.
I have just gotten into watching South Park. I in fact used to hate it but
when I sat down and actually WATCHED some of the shows I realized how
it actually is. When you look past the toilet humour, the cursing, even
so called bad animation you get a cleverly written very funny show that
challenges the limits of television broadcasting.
This show does not promote intolerance towards anyone (with the exception of Barbara Streisand);) rather it makes fun of the stupidity of people who are intolerant as well as society's over compensation towards these issues.
Some examples of these issues are in the episodes 'Cartman's Silly Hate Crime' where Cartman is sent to jail for throwing a rock at Token because it was considered a hate crime just because Token is black, 'Death Camp of Tolerance' where the children complain to their parents that Mr. Garrison, who is trying to get fired so he can sue the school, is acting too gay and are sent to tolerance camp, 'Chef Goes Nanners' Chef complains that South Park's flag is racist, when the children hold a debate on the issue, they completely miss the point of WHY it is racist and 'Child Abduction is not Funny' where all the parents freak out about child abduction and begin getting suspicious of everybody and eventually suspicious of themselves. There are of course many other very funny episodes
This is a very well written, well thought out show. It is NOT intended for children or people with no sense of humour. I give this show 9 out of 10.
I absolutely love south park. Every single aspect of our society is targeted
and nothing is left out. There are certain messages in each episode, and if
you cant pass by "bad animation" (which i think is also very smart
characteristic of this show) do not watch it. To me only ignorant people
would say that this show is stupid. But thats just me.
My favorite character is definitely Cartman and of course KENNY IS BACKKK!!!!!!!!!! :) :):):)
This show is probably the funniest and most on-point on it's satirical
comments. Sometimes they stretches the line so far that you just sit back
and wonder how on earth they came up with this idea.
The political comments are also smart, especially in season 6 and
I'm not american so I don't even notice the cursing, and don't understand
how people get offended by words they have heard a million times
Favourite episodes : 101-104-105-110-213-215-401-404-406-408-410-501-503-511-512-514-602-607-608- 612-613-614-615-616-702-704-705
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( caution: spoilers) oh my god, i cant believe that kenny is back. if you guys dont remember how kenny came back, watch the christmas special, you know, where cartmen tries to bring christmas spirit in iraq and when jimmy is singing the " on the twelve day of christmas" song. okay enough about kenny, yeah the show is quite getting more mature than plain silly. my favorite episodes is when they are trying to get kenny's soul out of cartmen by going to a john edwards show, its freaking hilarious. also when timmy and jimmy joins a gang called the "crips" ( remember timmy and jimmy are crippled and they also thinks the gang members are crippled too, thats why they joined it) i give this 9/10. wait since kenny is back, i give south park 10/10
South Park is about some kids some very foul mouthed kids. Every week
go on a new adventure. These adventures are very funny. Though they have
do with sick sexual content. They still get a laugh again,and again at
from me. My favorite episode would have to be The Lord of The Rings one.
really liked how they killed Kenny for the last time,and brought Tweek. I
not a fan of the new season,but hopefully Trey,and Matt can end the
right. Kick ass funny! Better than The Simpsons!
This show is simply the best on TV! Certainly the four first episodes
some of four already sucked big ass) are really great, but now it's
worse. The two episodes of season seven are just the worst piece of craps
I've ever seen (=> the stories don't make sense at all anymore, can't
they just do something with their town and Stan, Kyle, Kenny (and why does
he doesn't die anymore ??) and Cartman? And Cartman his voice isn't funny
anymore, in 'Weight gain 4000' it kicked ass).
Although some episodes from five and six are great, but you should watch it yourself. But SP is still the most funniest program I've ever seen and the dirty language is so awesome.
Go watch the first seasons, avoid the last. And let's hope that Matt and Trey get back to the early years and let Kenny die again!
alright, alright, technically, i "shouldn't" be watching south park, since
i'm not 17 [i'm actually 14], but i don't care!! this is the best goddamn
animated show, with the simpsons coming 2nd. speaking of the simpsons, i
loved the ep. with the boys' sea men, and how butters [professor chaos]
thinking of ways to destroy the earth, but general disarray kept saying
"simpsons did it! simpsons did it!" the animators tried making everything
look like the simpsons thru butter's view, which was hilarious. even
this show is nasty at times, i still luv it, and the dirtiest one i've
is probably the lord of the rings one.
my favorite characters are butters, kyle, tweek, and mr. garrison. he's so gay, but really funny! and i enjoy seeing the character Pip, cuz in school i just finished reading Great Expectations [SNORE] and Pip is the main character in it.
some other episodes that i liked: chickenlover, fun w/veal, freak strike [maury show], fat camp, tweek vs. craig, cripple fight [big gay al!!!] chicken pox, the list goes on! one ep. i especially liked was the one when cartman figured out that if he puts food up his ass, he could crap thru his mouth. and Cartman's dad mystery!!! 2 part episode. very very very funny.
the new season is off to a great start! the creators are so clever, i almost thought for a second that they were showing a repeat of the alien episode.
my point is, this show kicks MAJOR ass!!!!!!
South Park is a hilarious show. It can be gross at times, but the show is brilliant. I'm surprised the show has last this long. I don't think this is the best animated show ever, because the best animated show with no doubt is The Simpsons. But this show is probably second. I'd give this show *** and a half out of ****.
I saw the show for first time three years ago, its very funny, but they
obscenities and violent & sex scenes.
I saw the movie and want other movie, my favorite characters are Stan & Wendy, she is so pretty, should make a episodie about her again, like the episodie "Tom s Rhinoplasty" where Wendy eliminates to Miss Ellen because she wanted fall in love with Stan.
I think that Stan is the leader of the group, but the audience prefers to Cartman.
I love the job of Trey & Matt always try make good episodies.
I Like that cartoon. It's one of my favorite adult cartoons. But I don't
think It would be sutable for people under twelve years of age because it
cusses a lot and has a lot of adult diolog. Any way my favorite charactor
Kenny because he always has bad luck with his life. Poor Kenny always dies
in this show. And he has a family that is "poor". Cartman always makes fun
of Kenny being poor. Kenny hates it when he calls him poor. Mr Hanky the
Christmas poo always makes me laugh because... uh well you don't want to
know. It seems to me that Stan and Kyle are close friends together in the
pack of four and Cartman seems to hate Kyle, Stan and Kenny. But he always
hangs out with him any. My favorite Quote from Cartman is "Screw you guys,
I'm going home."
I hope South Park stays on the Air forever. Kick ass!
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I take back the negative review I gave South Park in the past. The last couple episodes have been really good! South Park is a good show. The best animated comedy on TV right now. Unlike The Simpsons and King of the Hill, South Park undergoes many changes, like when they go into fourth grade and meet Miss Choksondik along with Timmy, a mentally-handicapped student. He was quite popular when he first came out, but now he's sort of been pushed into the background.
The newest episodes have been really good, like the one where Stan, Kyle and Cartman build a ladder to heaven to find Kenny and get his ticket stub to win candy. The people of the world think it's sweet and they help with the ladder to try and beat the Japanese to Heaven. But the Lord of the Rings episode was kind of dull. The next one, the museum of tolerance one was good and my favorite was the one where Santa tries to spread Christmas cheer to Iraq but they bomb him down and kidnap him so Stan, Kyle, Cartman, Mr. Hankey and Jesus go to Iraq to help him. I never thought I'd say this but it looks as if Trey Parker and Matt Stone have matured this summer. Keep up the good work, boys! I'm so glad South Park is finally back to basics! It was real annoying when everyone would pick on Butters and Stan, Kyle and Cartman kept mentioning Kenny's death, but now they're finally back to doing what they do best! My favorite episodes consist of the sh!t one, the Osama bin Laden one, the Cartmanland one, I can't name them all, there's too many! But anyway, I recommend South Park! It's getting better!
This show is by far one of the funniest on TV. It is clever, funny and not afraid to be very inapropriate. To those who say the animation is awful, yeah it is! It's not supposed to be from pixar or disney. If you are offended by it, then DON'T WATCH IT AND QUIT COMPLAINING! It's that simple. The new characters have been great, especially Timmy, Jimmy and Butters. Every show slides after time? It's only getting better with age!
This very smart satire keeps getting better. Trey Parker & Co. aren't afraid to take on any subject, whether it's Iraq, the Catholic chruch, Stem Cell research, or whether John Edward is in fact the biggest douche in the universe (answer: Yes). The humor and comic timing are also stronger than ever, which can't be said of the Simpsons. It's smarter, more relevant, and funnier than the Simpsons, and better than South Park has ever been. Keep up the awesome work, Trey.
South Park has been hated nearly every political official in the business, but i like the show. South Park always has some of the most basic animation i have seen. The characters especially Eric speak english very fast and sometimes i do not know what the hell they're saying half the time.
I want to know why I'm seeing comments all over the place that the show is going downhill! South Park, like any other enduring show, does start to become tiresome, I'll admit. But South Park has proven itself by not putting out crappy episode after crappy episode, like the 12th and 13th seasons of The Simpsons. Just look at episode 611-The Great Wall/Kidnapping episode. This has to be one of my all-time favorite episodes! I have on my computer every South Park episode ever made, and there are very few crappy ones, especially in the new season! So all of you out there who say the show sucks now, or has always sucked, stop being so pompous and arrogant, and just sit down, watch the show, and laugh. Simple as that!
Because it is. This show especially the first season is side splitting. The voices, the bad animation, the lampooning of pop culture, what's not to laugh at? It's like Monty Python, either you get it or you don't. This show makes me laugh to the point of pain. =)
South Park is the most repulsive and disgusting cartoon show on tv. It is offensive, often quite sickening, the language is filthy and the show is completely immature...AND I LOVE IT!!! South Park is without a doubt the goddamn funniest show EVER and Trey Parker and Matt Stone deserve,like, 50 Emmys!!! The description I was talking about before, yeah, I agree with it, but thats what makes it as good as it is! It is a TV show that after watching every episode makes you say "oh my god, I dont believe what theyre doing!!" Some people say "Oh, South Park is so EVIL, how can you watch something so stupid?" but I will never stop watching, and loving, South Park!!
It truly is a classic cartoon. Although there is a lot of swearing and trashy jokes it still works on so many levels. There are some really memorable episodes and some that you want to forget but still it is a very, very funny series.
South Park ranks amoung my top favorite TV shows ( along with Courage, the
Cowardly Dog ). South Park is one very funny show. But poor Kenny officially
dies *tear*. BRING BACK KENNY! Though Tweek is very funny.
Like i said, South park is a funny, hillarious, downright awesome show!
Yeah, most people are right. The old South Park episodes were genius and brilliantly hilarious (chinpokomon and cartman's anal probe), but the new ones lack as much social satire and shoot more for shock. Kenny is finally dead. but now that he is gone, the show has lost some of its edge. Every show dies (except for simpsons) and I guess this one had to as well. SO long South Park, if you fellas don't make some serious change, I really think the show will be canceled in 2-4 more seasons and then what will comedy central do for profit?? (they certainly arent gonna run SNL all day)
Let me begin by saying the past season, stinked, without little Kenny
McCormick, and don't they really need to have about every actor to voice
more than one character, the late Mary Kay Bergman did that and aslo Matt
Stone, Eliza Schneider and Mona Marshall also voices more than one
character. And also this show is rated TV-MA. So all kids/teens under 17
should not be watching this show. So why not watch something else until he
the age for this show. South Park follows kids that live in the town of
South Park and thier parents and anybody else that lives in the town. But
what about that one teacher (I can't find his name in the list) who had a
little puppet named Mr. Hat. Now why would any kid/teenager would want to
in a class taught by a teacher who has a puppet? Tell him/her to grow up,
(even if you know a teacher that has a puppet) to grow up. And let kiddes
under the age of 12 to have puppets/stuffed animals. But still wouldn't you
be embarrassed if you had a teacher that has a puppet. Plus when you have 4
foul-mouthed kids, how can you not have fun? If you have never seen this
show before what are you waiting for? Rent the movie South Park, Bigger,
Longer and Uncut and maybe any shows to have a South Park night.
I had not seen this TV Series for a long time until the other day
when i tuned in and was immediately dissapointed. It was no
longer funny or shocking. While it did have the occasional laugh, it
was trying too hard to be shocking and sometime it just came
naturaly. Tune in to the older episodes but give the new ones a
South Park's one of the best American shows in a long long time. Just like
The Simpsons, this is one of my favourite comedy series ever. Cartman is
simply the meanest human been ever; he compiles everything that's bad. Stan
and Kyle are the average smart kids and Towelie is the regular hash-stoned
Unfortunately, it's very unlikely that most people will understand it. Most pseudo-intellectuals will bash it; false moralists too. But I can see that, in ten years, when the show is no longer aired, it'll be classified as "cult" and the very same people who once criticized it are gonna love it.
The 3rd season was very bad. The 4th season was a little better, but since
the film, the show just has not been the same. Last night, I saw the first
episode of the new season. Kenny is not in the intro this year, and it seems
he is gone for good, thank god. Timmy is a much funnier character. Butters
is always good for a laugh.
The Simpsons are the royal family of animated TV, but this show does have its moments. If the rest of this season, and yes they do make more than 4 shows a season, is like last night, the spark may be back.
I have never been offended by the show, I am old enough (31) to think for myself, and I take responsibility for my own actions. TV, music, and games are not my cop-outs to scapegoat all my failures on. If you do not like the show, do not watch it. To call fans of the show names, and imply that they (me) lack gray matter upstairs only shows your own insecurities, and maybe provides some insight into your other "short-comings". Digital Cable/Sat. TV have 200 plus stations for a reason. There is usually something on, at any time, for everybody. Go watch what you want, and leave SP alone.
One of the few things funnier than the South Park series is reading some
the criticism of the program -- mostly from people either too young or
simply too unsophisticated to understand the humor.
Now and then there is a dull episode, but not often. The majority of them are bitingly satirical essays and (believe it or not) extremely conservative. Pay attention to what follows after one of the kids says,"I think I've learned something today...." One suspects this is to make sure the point, however subtle, isn't missed by the younger kids who they know are watching. You rope them in with fart jokes, but you teach them something of value.
Aside from the brilliantly-conceived and executed gems like the Elian Gonzalez parody (with Janet Reno in an Easter Bunny suit attacking the house with Easter Egg grenades), there are an amazing number of very common-sense, rationalist episodes carefully conceived to skewer many of the absurd popular icons (Streisand, Jennifer Anniston, Jennifer Lopez, ad nauseum) or equally absurd popular fallacies: alien abductions, cattle mutilations, alternative medicine, crystal/aroma therapy, the "recovered memory" horsecrap, phony child abuse reporting, the over-glorified "gay lifestyle, supernatural nonsense, and so forth. Like the old National Lampoon of the 70s, absolutely NOTHING is sacred. The Christmas episode where we visit Hell and meet the Kennedys and Princess Di (performing a sex act with another inhabitant) is a classic.
This may not appeal to many -- the deeply religious, those too ignorant to catch the references, or those with only a vestigial sense of humor. But who gives a **** about them anyway?
The world is made up largely of those who hate South Park and those that
love it. Many of the flaming criticisms posted here are obviously by the
very young, who largely don't get most of it anyhow...even though they
This is a combination of subtlety and sledge-hammer comedy. Hiding under the bathroom humor and crude humor (and after all, that's mostly what 9-year-olds indulge in), there is -- as is rarely pointed out -- a lot of deeply moral and even instructional material. It's the only program on ANYWHERE that isn't afraid to take on the politically correct crap we're spoon-fed on every other channel. Including that clever but oh-so-PC "The Simpsons."
The ripping assaults on such social outrages as the rampant litigation aimed at our school systems, the ultra-PC B.S.that is fed to us (and our kids), the cheap pandering to any whining special-interest group (gays, cripples, foreigners, the elderly, organized religion), and so forth, are artfully conceived and masterfully done. Even the dull-witted may get the message.
If you want weak mush that won't offend anyone, watch the Simpsons. If you can take your comedy strong and undiluted, watch South Park.
This show is cool. Even though it may not be good for younger kids under 13. But some kids understand the value of the show. It is a popular show. I give it 10/10. I have the Cartman and Kenny Doll. Those are my favorite Characters. But that sucks that Kenny has to die in each episode. But the movie sucked big time. At least we know what color Kennys hair is-Blonde! yeah that explains it. Also Kenny can talk. He talked in the movie and that was it. Then of course he died.
When South Park came out in 97' my mother locked it out of our Television.
It was two years later that I was finally able to watch what everyone was
talking about. Come to say I waited two years to long; I hated it. The
episode I watched was very slow and stupid, I didn't even laugh once. So
basically that was the end of that, I had not intentions of ever watching
South Park again.
Then this summer (2001) there was nothing on, so I turned to Comedy Central (the good old standby). When I saw South Park on I was ready to go to bed early, but I started watching it. Then I started laughing, and enjoying the antics of these fourth graders. I've watched South Park ever since. True the show may be very crude, rude, perverted, and all around sick but you have to remember it's and "ADULT" cartoon for those with that type of humor. So if you're up for some major potty humor, and the many deaths of Kenny. Then catch South Park, even if it is just for a cheap laugh.
I have seen this show a little bit. and I think it is very funny. My friend Steven loves this series. I like the part about the people when they talk. Though episodes are kind of nasty. Loney taped this program and I heard about it and in my opinion it is kind of nasty. but hey it is great.
At the time of writing this review, South Park has just returned to British TV after a break of what seems like years. Two episodes into the new series (the fourth) and I suddenly remember why I'm so pathetically grateful for this show's existence. Every time it looks like South Park's getting stale, Parker and Stone pull a new trick out of the hat that makes you laugh your stupid head off, be it the retarded kid who can only scream "TIMMMAAHHHH!", a hill with an uncanny resemblance to Phil Collins, Cartman as the tooth fairy threatening to kick Butters in the nuts if he opens his eyes before the morning, or Kenny being pulled clean out of his trademark orange waterproofs during a botched baby tooth extraction. Yes, some of the second and third series episodes were downright weak (in particular 'Succubus', 'Jewbilee' and 'City On The Edge Of Forever'). Yes, the writing can be occasionally lazy. Yes, the merchandising was way overdone (South Park bubble bath, anyone?). But you have to take the good with the bad. After you catch a really fine episode ('Cat Orgy' is a classic) you realize what this comedy business is all about, and the rest of the crud on TV suddenly pales into absolute insignificance. A future classic.
When I first watched South Park I was only 11 and now, i'm 13 and still
watching it. Its hilarious and every show is great. The best bits are when
Kenny dies. 10/10
Uppers: Kenny Deaths, Cartman, Everything
Downers: Well, Nothing really
I loved this show since I first saw it years ago. I still like to watch it even though the popularity has died a bit. As in the last comment, yes the animation is poor, but that is what also makes South Park so unique! I just love to see the people walk!!! Would I recommend this show for kids?..........NO WAY!!!!!!!!! For grownups, oh yes, if you like that kind of comedy!!!!!!
While the show's best year hands down was it's first one, and while South
Park lost a big chunk of it's veiwers, I still tune in. Nope, I'm not the
fart-an-ass joke fetishist, but most of the time people just can't see the
ingenious undertones among the stupidity.'
While it's jokes are getting staler as we speak, the writers still try to get a point through, with out being modest the least bit.
The best moment of the year, I think, was the ridicule of the KKK. It was so silly and dumb (they have a game called "Who's wearing the silliest thing under their robe" and a cake raffle at the klan meetings!), yet it seemed so right because the KKK sucks and deserves it.
South Park's jokes may grow repetitive. They may have promoted the heck out of it. But if you can't take it, then don't watch, get over it, and, to quote Cartmen, "Quit your bitching".
My favorite shows are: (1. The Oblongs (2. South Park (3. Diff'rent Strokes Most of my shows are really funny.
South Park could well be called the most ingenious television series of the nineties. The thing about the show that most people don't see, is that South Park shouldn't offend anyone, as it only shows us people what we see, but is afraid to say that we do. Yet, it's still shocking, and is most definitely not for everyone. But if you're looking for a good, filthy laugh, Watch South Park!
Ironic that it's set in the 9o's,modern,situated in a small,mountain town,in north Colorado,and it's about 4 8-10 y.r olds,who I like! Especially Cartman! I can't deny not liking South Park. It's sick,crude,twisted,rude,obscene,offensive,ect.so on. But it has got some V!good material! All in all,my fav characters gotta be hmmm.... Cartman (all hail) Stan,Kyle,Mr:Garrison,Mr:M-kay,Chef,Cartman's Mom,Stan's parents,Jesus,Mr:Hat,The Devil,and so on. I think people shouldn't really compare and resemble it to the Simpson's or,any other cartoon.It' not a competion.
South Park takes rude comedy to a new level. They don't post a warning at
the beginning of the show for nothing. But I am an adult...so who cares
about that warning!!! Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman rule. Mr. Hanky that
talking piece of s**t is a riot....."HOWDY HO". South Park makes Beavis
Butthead look like a pair of saints. This cartoon has lots of swearing and
death (Oh my God, they killed Kenny). How many times has that poor kid
kicked the bucket....hey I lost count a long time ago.
That Canadian duo, Terence and Phillip rock. They just love to FART!!! They are just plain rude and very funny. I have been watching South Park right from the start. I never miss an episode. Good thing that it is going to be around for a while. Could a cartoon be any ruder, sicker or funnier.....probably. But it will never be as good as South Park.
True, I agree South Park can be crude, but the cursing and
toilet humor is just the first layer. There are some genuinely
funny moments that make me laugh out loud, such as the
semi-classic "Cartman's Mom is a Dirty Slut" cliffhanger, where,
after Kenny is frozen to death Stan says to Kyle, "Dude! Do you
think if we hit him with a shovel, he'd shatter?!" And Cartman's voice is a riot. Just the way he goes " 'ey!" when
he's p***ed off is hilarious. The cursing can be gratuitous, but somehow it's part of the
appeal of the show. Love it or hate it, it's there to watch, and
will be for a while
How can anyone possibly hate this show? Sure the perverted Ideas from the
minds of Matt & Trey seem a little Over the Top.
Where else are you going to find a show with four foul-mouthed kids, a
Soul-Singing Chef, A Retarded Copper who ones everyone to respect his
Authoritay and A Handicap kid who can only say his name; TIMMY!. This show
has jokes that anyone can get if listening properly. This show may not be
The Simpsons but It's just as good. And It's amazing that a small number of
people can cover a large amount of Character voices. Celebrity stabs are
visible but when the creators demean him or her they do it
South Park will not be moved from our TV Screens. The Show will be around for at least another 3-5 Years. The Impact might not be the same but It's still more watchable than some other crud on TV.
Very good show.I like Stan Kenny Kyle and Cartman and there adventures in the crazy town of South Park.It is funny yet it will offend many here we go.There are two types of people in the talking of this show.Likers and unlikers.Likers are devoted fans and the unlikers would not watch it if they where paid to.Like my third grade teacher who would not have anything that has to do in her class.I am a liker and proud of it.I love the show.It has great stories except for some crammed pack with sick sex humor that nobody finds funny.Yet it is still some of best comedy on tv.It is better than watching millions of Simpsons reruns.It is very funny.It has clever side characters.Plus the adventures they put them into.Very clever.The new ones are as good as the old.If there are as many people that like it as much as I do it will be on for a long time.Oh my God they killed Kenny!!!
Everywhere you walk, you'll see a 10 year old kid wearing a South Park T-Shirt. You wonder if they actually understand the jokes on South Park, or if they just watch it because there are people on it his age that swear, and lots of people get killed. I think South Park is a very innovative show, and while it is not as funny as the Simpsons, it still is pretty hilarious. The best episode is The Tooth Fairy one.
A bawdy show, yet just so absolutely plainly purely and brazenly ridiculous as to be just that funny.A particular episode was #205 where the South Park Cows went to China to face the Chinese national Team for the world volleyball championship, which the Cows won BTW. A segment in that where the Chinese Play by Play callers were doing their imitayions of Americans. The one announcer trying to do "Yall come back now ya hear?" ----- well , being from Georgia as I am, I'm not as offended as you may believe, for it's just as I stated, so purely and totally ridiculous as to be just that funny!
I like this show a lot. It is easily one of the funniest shows on TV. Just because you think it's vulgar and crude doesn't mean that everybody who watches it is. I respect other people's opinions and if you don't like this show, that's fine. Just don't call all the show's viewers stupid 6 year olds for watching. We like it because we think it's hip? No, we like it because it's funny.
South Park is easily one of the best shows on TV. Not for everyone, but then what comedy show is for everyone. The humor is smart and shocking. Often times, movies for TV shows come out right as the show is dying. And it's true that some of the episodes right around when the movie come out weren't very good. But the current season is fantastic. Let these other cartoons do whatever they want. Just keep making south park episodes and I'll be happy.
This is the most original show that I have seen in the past 20 years.
There's never been a show like this! Trey Parker and Matt Stone are
geniuses, and Comedy Central should be commended for allowing this show to
There are people in my community that would like nothing better than to see it gone from the airwaves.
The disappearance of Mr. Hat with Brett Farve (and thousand island dressing) was hysterical!
The lesbian episode is great! Nothing like chewing on a box, and eating carpet to make you laugh...
Poor Kenny. He has the worst things happen to him just because he is poor.
If you have not seen this series, you should. Rent the first episodes to get the best idea what the series is about. You'll be hooked after a few episodes.
Actually, 'cause of the Turkish TV channels who don't know what is enjoyable and what's not, we're not able to have the greatest show of all times, the mighty "South Park" here, but i've been able to watch just one episode of it and had the fun of my life! I wanna thank Trey Parker&Matt Stone for this. It's something completely different and that's really what we want to see. But at least i'm able to listen to its songs and they are also great!! Thank God for South Park.
I am a typical 15-year old kid. I am easily amused and basically anything can make me laugh. I like Beavis & Butthead and The Simpsons and King of the Hill, Family Guy, Futurama, etc... But South Park goes beyond these funny cartoons. South Park takes the risk that all dirty cartoons are afraid to go. I admit South Park is a 2-dimensional paper cut-out cartoon made by obviously 2 high school social rejects but it's funny. It's better than your gay Frasier or Seinfield, actually Seinfield is hilarious but anyway parents are always saying "This show needs to be canceled, it's having a bad influence on my children." Simple solution soccer mom don't let your kids watch it. A hard solution to such a HARD problem. So if there are any parents reading this: get over it, get a life and if you don't like your kids watching it then don't let them. Problem solved.
OK, so it's a bunch of badly animated cartoon characters most cursing, fighting, delivering toilet humor and offending just about everyone. Regardless, I like this show. If you don't get offended by everything and can just enjoy yourself every once in a while and take a joke, you could too. The humor is toilet humor (no pun intended about Mr. Hankey, who I don't think is funny), but it's very funny and makes fun of certain issues that really do need to be made fun of. I really find the stereotypes spread throughout this show too (fat kid, Jewish kid, British kid, black starving kid from Sally Struthers commercials, etc) because I think they're funny. This isn't my usual type of humor, though, and I do perfer good sketch, improv or standup comedy, but this is a very clever and fun show.
I love this show and Cartman is very funny when he sang a
about Kyle's mom.
I think that Trey & Matt should get an emmy for the best cartoon series.
I love South Park.
In the year of 1997, I wasn't such an avid viewer of Comedy Central, so I didn't even hear about this thing called South Park until someone at school put some waves on the computer. Line that most caught my attention: Ms. Crabtree: Sit down! Stan: Ah, whatever you fat b*^ch. Reply: What did you say!? Stan: I said I have a bad itch. Everyone in the room cracked up at that one, but all they said was "South Park." Basically, I'm left in the dark with it. Eventually, I asked one of my friends about it, who said "Comedy Central." But, I still didn't get to see it til July '98. I was home from summer school that day (summer school AAAHHHHHHHH) with really bad muscle cramps and was in bed all day. My friend said that South Park is on Wednesday at 9:00. First episode I saw, Chicken Lover, I had to suffer through. Why? My back hurt worse every time I laughed. It was hysterical. I watched it the next week too, and was then hooked on it. Incredibly funny, something that shouldn't be missed. If you don't like it, you can kiss my @$$, mmkay.
I have been reading the comments on this show and I think the people who do
not like this show are obviously very confused and there are a few things
they do not understand.
1) South Park is not trying to be like the Simpsons. These 2 cartoons have NOTHING in common except for the fact that they are both animated. Thats it...nothing else. 2)The poor animation is obviously is done purposely. After all its not the animation that makes us laugh. It's all the crude jokes. This show is one of the highest rated on TV and the makers are making MILLIONS. Some of the most prestigious in Hollywood have made appearances on this show. Elton John,Jennifer Anniston,George Clooney,KORN,etc.. 3) The characters walking sideways are simply a trademark of the show. Kind of like the Simpsons ugly irritating cone shape heads and that annoying baby constantly sucking on that pacifier.
You have to appreciate the humor of this show. All the classic one-liners and I think the characters were all so well developed. Mr. Garrison is the funniest closet-case homo character on TV. And they have tried to make light of some very serious real-life situations. Assisted suicide, The depletion of the rainforests,spontanious combustion,beastiality....which is obviously a sick, but funny joke.
This is sort of like Howard Stern.....many people watch it for shock value...you are simply waiting to see what these little kids are going to do next. I watch it because its funnier than hell and very enjoyable.
Like Howard Stern...if you don't like it, then don't watch it.
The reason this show is funny is because it's bold, and doesn't care who it offends. Since it offends every racial group and both sexes nobody is left out. The shock value for it will send you into fits of laughter, but beware, if you are really touchy about language and sexual jokes, this show will most likely make you mad. By the way, this show is for more mature viewers. Kids (people under 17) shouldn't watch it.
I am in complete awe of how unbelievably awesome South Park is. The most creative, smart, funny, utterly insane show to even come around. I am addicted to this show, because not only is tremendously hilarious, but because if you pay enough attention, it can literally blow your mind.
I usually don't like shows like this, but there's just a certain charm to this show that I love to watch. The characters aren't realistic or anything, but their antics are still amusing to watch. Not at all intellectually stimulating, but good to watch if you're just relaxing and looking for a light funny show to watch!!! This show isn't for everybody though.
SP is one of the coolest shows I've seen. Actually, I don't have comedy
central!!! I down load clips of the original web site. My favorite
characters are Cartman, Chef, Mr.Garrison, Tarrence & Phillip, Stan, and
What sucks is that the show swear a lot!!!
But still, it's cool!
Go watch it on comedy central!
I had heard many things about this show. "A kid dies in every episode, it's
always winter, it's disgusting". But I had never watched the show 'cause
it's not on mexican TV (and I guess it will NEVER be on mexican TV). So, I
decided to buy the "Cartman's mom is a dirty slut" video in a visit to LA,
to finally discover this famous show.
I couldn't believe what I had been missing! It's so hilarious! Definitely,
an acid animation show that many people will find offensive. Just not me.
I can't wait to order more videos online. I'm sure the South park movie won't be released here, but I sure have to see that movie!!! The posters were great, making fun of the ridiculous ad campaign for "Armageddon" last year. It's a shame that non-english speaking countries will never get this show on TV! Definitely,it can't be dubbed in any language without losing it's power!
When I started to watch South Park I would tape it, preview it, and
censor out the parts I thought too hot for my 9 year old daughter.. Then I
realized I was doing more harm then letting
her watch the whole thing & fielding questions as they
I feel it can be a positive experience! The kids are going to watch it
anyway (at a friend's house if not at your own)...
why not watch it with them and have some control/comment over what they
I get sick when I am flipping through the channels and see show after show with a guy (usually a cop or a black man) aiming a gun at someone. Like Lenny Bruce, give me a stag film any day. Long live South Park!
I must say that SP is funny! Cartman rulez!!! But they shouldn't swear too darn much!!. I saved clips off the internet from SP.(I don't have Comedy Central). I'm really good at drawing SP. I made some drawings for my room (But can't find a place to put them). Anyways, SP should lay off the swearing!!!!! But SP's funny!
Matt Stone and Trey Parker have taken the world of TV to a new level. They show that you can show anything on TV because if people don't like it they can S*d off. Its brilliant!!!!!!
This is probably one of the funniest series I have ever seen, and I just can't wait for the movie to come out. As I say, this series is both good and bad. My four favorite characters are Stan and Kyle, the friendliest of the four scamps, and Chef and Mrs. Cartman, probably the two most notable adults in the series. Two of the characters I can't tolerate at all are Stan's sister, Shelly, and Eric Cartman. Shelly just gets in the way and is an annoying addition to the series, and Cartman is totally annoying by voice and dialogue. I give this series a nine out of ten rating.
Reviewing this show is difficult, to say the least. It started out as a delightfully vulgar series of well-disguised morality plays, with a variety of humor that gave everyone something to laugh about in just about every episode. If you liked it because it was raunchy, you were consistently satisfied and if you were looking for smart humor, you could enjoy it, too. Though I'm not exactly sure when this show fell into a black pit of stupidity and never recovered, the moment when I personally lost interest was "A Million Little Fibers". The show was at its best when the four principal characters were vehicles for the jokes. When they decided to do an entire episode about Towelie, run his only funny catch phrase into the ground in the first 5 minutes, and include a sub-plot about talking genitalia, I knew the intelligence was gone from this show. I've seen a few episodes that came after it, and current fans rave about (such as "Imaginationland"), but remain unimpressed. South Park gets high marks from me because the first seven seasons are, with little exception, enjoyable. The decline of the show since then all but eliminates that goodness, though, and I do not recommend that anyone watch South Park in its current state.
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I didn't even know a show could be this amazing. South Park, an animated comedy about the adventures of 4 friends. Those 4 friends are Kenny McCormack, Kyle Broflovski, Stan Marsh, and Eric Cartman (even know Eric isn't really friends with the 3 others.) These 4 live in South Park, Colorado, a small mountain town where big things happen (well at least they're big to the four main characters.) The show perfectly parodies celebrities. If you look at how they parody celebrities, it's actually quite ingenious. For how much rave I'm giving this, it's not for everyone. It's in very bad taste, and will be utterly offensive to some. The show involves everything that could possibly be offensive. That said, that's what I like about the show. It's not afraid to be offensive on cable television. Just like Fritz The Cat was the first X-Rated film, this is the first M-Rated show. That makes me scream: How Daring! If you're not easily offended, then definitely check out this show. It is so offensive and daring to the point where it will change your life from how good it is.
Well, I agree with many of the reviewers I've seen. This show is, on
the surface, incredibly stupid and full of dumb fart and sex jokes. But
if you look a little bit closer, you can see strangely intelligent, and
extremely humorous, ties to our own society.
For example, there is one where people from the future come to South Park for work. Because they work at jobs that none of the South Park residents want to, and because they do it cheaply... well, you can probably guess what ends up happening, something that makes the residents furious. Can you spot the ties to current US issues? If not then you probably won't get it; but if you do you'll see and understand more than just the sex jokes.
I originally watched only a little bit of South Park, and went, "What a piece of garbage!" and turned it off. I voiced my disgust to a friend of mine who is apparently a loyal South Park watcher, and they insisted that I see it through. And I did. And now I watch it all the time. It's really the sort of show that grows on you, and once you start watching you realize that the way they use the farting and sex jokes is really quite funny. But you do understand more than that. So don't just pass it off as a dumb show, watch it a couple times and see what you think.
In times of mass media dominance and mind making machines forged by
huge corporations it is quite important to have a counterparts
challenging the created common standards.
South Park may be obscene, politically incorrect, exaggerated or even perverted, but in the end is one thing: Honest! Frankly I don't agree with most of the ways certain issues are being dealt with in this show but I have to give credit for the fact that it delivers aspects worth looking at on a lot of topics. Matt Stone and Trey Parker dare to ask subtle questions which are truly worth being asked, and even more, they base a lot of their thoughts on important human emotions which have a justified reason to be explored. In a society of terrorism, (pseudo)-tolerated religions and homosexuality, racism, stupidity and mistrust towards governments all that people have left is objectivity. South Park doesn't just try to suggest an opinion, it goes even further, it presents both sides of the problem and leaves the opinion mostly to the viewer. This is precious in a lot ways, for one it offers choices, a point that should really be considered in times of an opinion controlled by the mass media. In another way it forces the audience to approach important issues from both colliding sides. Furthermore it dares, a fact that may chase many people away, but in the end it's those people who don't dare to confront themselves with the real issue itself. So in another way it distinguishes the cowards from the (real) brave.
South Park sympathizes with the idea of self esteem, openness and thought, and by exaggerating it I believe they do a very good of illustrating those points. Let's face it, we are being lead by MTV, VH1, CNN and Fox News... People don't know who to trust anymore, all becomes a show of "who's more trustworthy?", a commercial, a campaign, a fake... Real intentions are being blurred by phony commitments and promises, so why not have a look on the side? This show may be very offensive to a lot of people, I respect that, but if people just let go of prejudices and fake beliefs, South Park offers a perfect interface for global cultural acceptance and understanding. In some way it's stupid, but on the other it tries to make you realize how stupid reality even is. Very interesting!
...according to an overnight study, this episode was the highest rated
South Park episode ever among adults 18-34 who have attended the Blue
Collar Comedy Tour.
seriously though, my reasons for believing this to be one of the weakest south park satires to date include: - whole episode built around a cheesy and weak pun ("smog"-"smug"- not too funny) - "people in san francisco are so into themselves they love the smell of their own farts" intended as episodes biggest laughs, was not intelligent, insightful, or hilarious. - trey and matt were off on many cultural insights. i found it telling that they depicted the California grade schoolers as drug addled while kyle was oblivious to drugs, as if midwesterners (much less people in Colorado) don't do drugs. Take that cali!
Everything in the episode tended to be obvious (liberals are smug do gooders, Hollywood is out of touch (which has been said so often it has become cliché), etc. In fact, in his Oscar speech clooney was being somewhat daring by bucking this "truism," trumpeted endlessly fox news and its like, and suggesting that Hollywood can be ahead of the curve, too.
my only real laugh came as the clooney cloud said "i am the sexiest man alive." South Park is probably my favorite show, but it really peaked by season 8. 9 had its moments. chef episode was funny.
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I love SP, and I don't get upset easy. But the latest episode, "Best
Friends Forever" (which hasn't aired here in Sweden by the way), is in
my opinion a bit provocative since Terri Schiavo just passed away (the
same day it aired in the US?). Trey and Matt didn't know that when they
wrote it of course, but anyway. Maybe it was just a coincidence. Being
Swedish, I don't know how long this has been a debate in the US.
SP is of course a satire, and you should be able to make fun of euthanasia just like anything else. Especially since it reflects the division between a conservative and a more pragmatic view of life among people, a classic SP-topic.
But whatever your opinion on removing life-support to Mrs. Schiavo may be, shouldn't the family be left alone to grieve before anyone make jokes about the situation? I know the joke isn't directed to her or her relatives, but you know...just for the sake of politeness and decency? I mean, radio stations were not allowed to play certain songs after 9/11 (no other comparisons made) which was understandable. Views anyone?
No-one should make the critical error of underestimating Trey Parker.
It takes a very intelligent and rational person to create such a
clever, balanced mix of sharp satire and plain ol' buffoonery.
SP is a blessing. The main reason for this is that viewers like me finally got a comedy show that is politically INcorrect in the purest sense of the term. There are other TV shows and programs that CLAIM to be un-PC (like the ironically titled "Politically Incorrect" with its liberal, left-wing, politically correct, ridiculously biased and nearly retarded host Bill Maher), but SP is one the truly rare ones with its heart in the right place (alongside "Penn & Teller", and perhaps "The Howard Stern Show").
Stone and Parker may appear as a couple of lunatics at first (in the best possible sense), but they are cynics/skeptics of the finest sort, hence anyone who perceives SP as just a dumb cartoon with round-faced kids who say "f***" all the time must be either a Left-wing extremist, a Right-wing moron, or someone who has never seen more than one episode. Sure it's sometimes just silly nonsense, but more often than not the show targets specific political or social themes in such a wonderful, straight-forward, and clear-headed manner that I sometimes wonder how they get away with it.
How do they get away with all those racial themes (black stereotypes, SARS-infected Chinese getting smeared on carpets, Indians who sing like Indians etc.)? How do they get away with Affleck getting oral sex from J-Lo (i.e. Cartman's hand) or Cartman wrestling with a preachy dwarf? How do they get away with a thousand other things I thought were hilarious? Probably the high ratings; it might be that simple.
SP wasn't nearly as wild, consistent, and well-written in its early seasons as it had become from approximately season 4 onwards. The momentum has grown, the world-wide popularity giving them the freedom to go really nuts and molest any celebrity and expose any hypocrisy they deem worthy of the show's very high standards. Anybody and anything is fair game, it seems. True, sometimes they go too far: as is the case with Steve Irwin's death, Dawkins having cartoon-sex with the sex-changed teacher, or Cartman having Butters' penis in his mouth (as a prank), but on the other hand WHERE can you find Gandhi and Princess Diana as inhabitants of Hell!
One of the things that are most enjoyable about SP is that they nearly always make fun of celebrities that are the most despicable, exposing them for the morons and a**holes that they are. (That episode ending with lice inhabiting Anjelina Jolie's genitals is PRICELESS!)
Parker's creation is politically pretty much neutral, making it one of extremely few shows/movies that deal with political and social issues without taking the side of one political flank. Hence it isn't mere propaganda, as "The Simpsons" or any George Clooney or Michael Moore movie, but offers a fair assessment of both sides to any issue. Parker had the balls to be the only one in show-biz not to present Bush as a moron or a criminal at the height of the anti-Bush bashing craze.
SP is the show "The Simpsons" could have been, were it not controlled by its ex-hippie, Marxist producers: "The Simpsons" had Lisa to preach its liberal i.e. politically correct - messages, and in the most unfunny and annoying New-Age manner. Homer and Bart are great, but that show was good only for a couple of seasons after which it degenerated.
SP, on the other hand, continually improves with time. It is baffling that some people think the show has lost its edge after season 7 or 8. If anything, the opposite is true; seasons 9, 10, and 11 are just as good as 5-8, if not better. The stories are getting more absurd, funnier, the writing is tighter, while Eric Cartman is being established as a cultural "icon" of the best/worst kind (depending on whether he is exterminating hippies or playing a neo-Nazi).
This show, not "The Daily Show," not Dave Chappelle or "The Colbert
Report" or the putrid "Mad TV" reruns, IS the big money for Comedy
Central; dare I say, it is the glue keeping this channel from falling
apart. It is, coincidentally, also the funniest program.
Matt and Trey have crafted a highly amusing adult cartoon that is always outrageous but also clever and original. These two men seem to have a keen eye into the minds of all humans, whether child or adult. Kids REALLY DO talk and behave like the Fab Four on "South Park," albeit probably in junior high rather than grammar school. Unlike other delicious gross-out cartoons, like "Ren and Stimpy" and "Beavis and Butthead," "South Park" does make an explicit and conspicuous attempt at satiric commentary. Unfortunately, this is Matt and Trey's weakness. They focus too much on news-of-the-week stories, with explicit messages parroted by one of the kids (usually Kyle). It gets old and preachy really fast. Still, while Matt and Trey try to shove their view of mankind down our throats, they at least make extremely funny jokes along the way, delivered by some of the most memorable characters in all of toondom (yes, I mean it!). I can say with a straight face that Eric Cartman is as durable a cartoon legend as Donald Duck or Homer Simpson; he is that much a symbol of the worst aspects of the human character, which Matt and Trey feel we all possess.
Their messages are really preachy (which, unfortunately, keeps this show from being a flawless classic), but they exist in a well-developed milieu of misanthropic debauchery known as South Park, a stand-in for the foibles of mankind as well-cultivated as Dogpatch, Okeefonokee, or Springfield. With my academic horse manure out of the way (I have no idea what I just wrote), this show has stayed funny throughout the course of nearly ten years, something that cannot be said for "King of the Hill" or even "The Simpsons." Season Ten has retained much of the witty humor that has characterized some of the latter seasons of "South Park." Matt and Trey may be preachy, but I like this show because they also know how to have fun and enjoy themselves. While not lampooning mankind, these two jokers love to parody any show they enjoy on cable, such as "Dog the Bounty Hunter", the nanny shows, or any MTV show with hedonistic rappers or teenage girls. Couch potatoes and sociology professor alike can find something to love about "South Park." Please watch this very funny and smart show.
Now it's over.
A crass, obnoxious surprise hit for Comedy Central, South Park's first several seasons were painfully funny. The writing was consistently intelligent, even WITH all the stupid humor. The show was meteoric satire: it hit EVERYTHING, including itself, which made it very hard to attack.
They've lost the light in the last two seasons, though. The funniest aspect of the show was the characters. These were real, believable kids reacting to all these twisted adventures. Now, though, the duo responsible for the show have fallen into the trap of turning child characters into miniature adults. They're particularly guilty of doing this with Stan, and to a lesser extent, Kyle. Cartman and Kenny (Butters, sometimes) remain the two most childlike characters, so their motivations and actions are still funny. But they can't make up for the humor drain caused by the other boys talking like educated adults, instead of ignorant children.
Time to go, South Park. We'll always have our memories. Unless somebody hits us with a framing hammer.
An uproariously funny social satire!
Trey Parker and Matt Stone (the creators) also provide most of the voices for this sick little comedy which quickly became cable's highest rating show, and a worldwide phenomenon.
The show is about 4 3rd graders: Stanley "Stan" Marsh (who throws up whenever near Wendy), Kyle Broslofski (a 'lonely' Jew), Eric "Cartman" Cartman (the show's main draw and resident fatty) and Kenny McCormick (the poor kid, who dies each episode).
Like 'The Simpsons', South Park is home to some pretty wild and wonderful characters. From the iliterate town police officer and self-obsessed mayor to the hormonally-driven school chef and the homosexual third-grade teacher there's always someone there to make you laugh.
Many people thought that the 4th grade series would flop. But it's just as funny - if not more. The four boys hang out with Tweek, Butters and Timmy more, and the new fourth-grade teacher Ms. Cocksindicks is sooooooooo funny. The addition of new characters has not deterred this immensely popular cult comedy.
Unfortunately, the suicide of the only female voice actor (Mary Kay Bergmen) held up production. But with the show back on track, the future looks even brighter for the four foul-mouthed little s***s that wreak havoc through the towns of South Park.
How Parker and Stone continue to produce such an amazing show for so many years is beyond me, but with the story lines they come up with, and the league of hugely-funny South Park residents, I know that this show will be around for a while longer yet.
I gave up on this show shortly into it's second season, when it began to get
very repetitive and boring - the jokes were relying on the same gags and
swear words, and each plot was about the town being attacked by some
But after catching the movie & the bulk of the show's 5th season this year, I must say it seems to have bounched back. It's actually become a very clever satire - this season episodes dealt with Sex Education in Public Schools, the war on terrorism, gays in the boy scouts, the media scandals of Gary Condit, the Ramsy's and O.J. Simpson - all better than anything else on television. Yes, it's also raunchier than ever, but it's well-timed and usually goes for much more than mere shock value.
Seeing the Simpsons has lost much of it's satarical edge over the years and become little more than 30-minutes of badly-timed animated slapstick, the reinvigorated South Park is quite a blessing for those of us who hunger for society and pop culture to be brutally and tastelessly ripped apart.
I agree with Surlent, KefkaGod, and Surlent-2 (even though they are the same
person): This Show Sucks. Trey and Matt, nothing you can think of is
original. (i.e. An episode was called "City on the Edge of Forever." Why
didn't the Star Trek producers sue them?) I watched this show for a while.
Then I realized how obvious it was that this is for people who think they
are gods, or think that a person's death can be funny.
Pikachu-16 (my brother) likes this. The thing is, he thinks anything can be turned into a joke. Nope. To anyone who disagrees with me: WHY DO YOU THINK DYING, GETTING RESURRECTED, AND GETTING KILLED OVER AND OVER AGAIN IS FUNNY?
Trey and Matt, this one has to die soon. When it does, go out and be normal so others will realize the truth: It is just not real, it is just not high quality. I wouldn't be surprised if you make fun of High Quality films like Citizen Kane, The Godfather, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. I would be surprised if it still lived older than MST3K (see my reviews).
Let me tell you, the producers of South Park made that dumb show because they knew about all of the morons out there who laugh when they hear "ass" and "lesbian". People, get real, South Park is a highly offensive, very unintelligent, very very unfunny, and very gay show that only entertains 5 year olds or people with an IQ less than 90.Don't EVER mention South Park with The Simpsons. Homer Simpson alone has more depth and character and is 10x funnier than all of the stupid characters on that waste of film put together.DEATH TO SOUTH PARK!!!!!!!
I've got a question for all of you REALLY big SOUTH PARK fans: Is this an
acquired taste or if you don't get it that first time, you'll never get it?
I think I may be the latter because I've watched the show twice and both
times it didn't do a thing for me. I just don't think that the show is as
clever as Stone and Parker or maybe even the fans seem to think that it is.
I saw the part about Janet Reno dressing like the Easter Bunny to get some
immigrant children out of a house which aired shortly after the Elian
Gonzalez raid . . . tain't funny! I've got nothing against foul language,
but that in and of itself isn't funny nor is the fact that it's coming out
of the mouths of babes, so to speak.
I WILL say that I like the animation style of the show. It reminds me of those home movies that kids used to send into the TV show "Zoom" back in the Seventies. It makes it look as if the show actually were produced by children . . . that is, until they open their mouths. When it comes to adult-themed animated shows, I'll stick with the king: "The Simpsons". Sometimes, there is something to be said for subtlety.
What were Comedy Central thinking when they put this show
the air? It's absolutely dreadful. I make it a policy to
hate a movie or TV show because it looks awful. Fortunately
me, South Park falls down in so many other areas that I
ample reasons to hate it anyway.
The entire series seems to be full of crude sex jokes and gratuitous bad language. I wouldn't mind this if there was one funny moment, ONE humorous incident in the show. But there isn't. Not one.
I wish Kenny would die for good and take all of his foul mouthed, unfunny brat friends with him.
So these guys like to offend and insult? Fine, let's put them to the
I want to see them produce an episode parodying the Islamic prophet Mohammed. And why not? They have caricatured and ridiculed just about every other religion on the face of the earth, including Islam, but they have yet to depict Mohammed in any of their episodes. Why? Are they scared? Is the only reason they choose to insult other religious icons but not Mohammed is because they know the other religions will do nothing more than simply complain about it? They have parodied Jesus and Virgin Mary in a patently insulting way, but I want to see their parody of Mohammed!
These guys think they are so clever and cutting edge, but in the end, they're just wimps.
So many dismiss South Park as a vulgar adult cartoon, laced with foul
language and offensive jokes. I won't deny those, although the
compliment the show's appeal for the teenage age group. But, what
matters is the edginess and sharp satire of every episode that makes
this show a classic.
Matt and Trey are fearless when it comes to who they attack with their razor-sharp satire, their aim ranging from Al Gore to Mexicans, homosexuality to Paris Hilton and all that's in between. The potty-mouthed fourth graders we've come to love have the wackiest misadventures that always parody or satire with wit and wisdom.
well this genre of comedy needs some time to get used to but after you are set, you just keep wanting more and more of south park. Its the innovativeness of the show that just stands out...hats off to the creators. The show is really daring and makes fun of anything and everything below the sun even if it reaches the level of profanity. Well if you are going to see the episodes now you have to keep the release dates in perspective because mostly the episodes are inspired by the contemporary events at that time. I will whole heartedly recommend this show to every one...to good to miss as i said before. Just one bad though...after seeing this show you will find other comedies too bland and mundane.
I have been hearing a lot of bad reviews about this show saying that it is nothing but toilet humour, swearing and fart jokes, well all those reviewers can screw themselves! Because i can guarantee you that beneath the offencive language lies huge laughs! South park is so sadly misunderstood by so many people. South park delivers that kind of wall to wall comedy that will leave you in stitches! Every episode has been a classic from season 1 to season 11, i could not find one episode in that i did not laugh. Im serious! As soon as i watched one episode of South park I've been trying to see them all, and i guarantee it will happen to you. Give this show a chance it will be SO worth it! *****/***** 10/10
South Park is the greatest cartoon and one of the greatest comedies ever made. Matt Stone and Trey Parker's bold attack on political correctness was and still is exceptionally courageous but at all times delivered with great humour. Episodes usually consist of current events,references to popular culture, parodies and critiques of public figures, a look at ridiculous social phenomenon such as metrosexuality,racial stereotypes, a humorous but unoffensive look at religion, the odd sexual reference or act and attacks on any group or individual who is intolerant of other people's opinions. All and all a groundbreaking comedy.
This cartoon has been on the air ever since i was in elementary school, my older sister use too watch this a lot back in the day and thats when I got hooked on it. well, South Park is an animated series featuring four boys who live in the Colorado town of South Park, which is beset by frequent bizarre occurrences. The show grew out of short film that Trey Parker and Matt Stone created called The Spirit of Christmas. The show's main characters; Cartman, Kyle, Stan and Kenny are all able to bring a certain charm to the show. Whether it's Kenny's many deaths, Cartman and Kyle's rivalry or even just Stan's normality! The supporting characters are just as good too, and the antics the boys get caught up in are almost always hilarious. However the older episodes are way better than the newer ones, the newer ones suck big time I've noticed they changed the style of the humor and made it more childish rather than have a point to it, like the older ones did. A lot of people i know who use too watch this a lot like me back in the day don't watch it anymore and I don't blame them.
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South park is a very good show,there's weird and random and hilarious episodes,it mocks celebrity's in almost every episode (most likely every episode,the show revolds around four boys growing up in south park Colorado,the four boys are Eric Cartman,a Jew-hating fat boy who is simply hilarious,there's Stan,who is pretty much an everyday boy who tries to be a normal kid but cant keep up to his friends,there's Kyle,a Jewish kid who hates Cartman and his best friend is Stan,and there's Kenny,a kid who always has his hood up and always talks with his mouth underneath his hood and the kids all understand him,he also dies all the time and then is back again in the next episode (happens usually),south park is a great show with funny jokes and funny character.
I watch this animated show on sometimes Fridays and Saturdays and I love it! Much better than Simpsons, only seen two episodes of Family Guy and South Park is highest in the rank. Very funny humour and foul language gives this 'adult cartoon' a 10/10. My favourite episode would have to be when they're in Imaginationland and all hell breaks loose. Butters asked the fat hippy guy 'how do I get home'? then the fat hippy guy says 'tap your shoes three times' Butter says 'really' then the fat hippy guy shouted 'no you fuc*ing dipshi* I was fuc*ing joking'. Very funny and my favourite character in South Part would have to be Eric Cartman.
This is by far one of my favorite shows on TV. It is brilliant and hilarious on so many levels. The show is able to take four children and a small town and turn it into a colossal launchpad for perfection. This show packs no punches when it comes to celebrities or taboos. This show pushes every boundary on decency and taste and still remains surprisingly insightful. This show has so many great episodes and an endless supply of killer dialog. I have seen every episode to date and can't wait for the new episodes to come. This show is a perfect example of not giving a *#@! what other shows are too afraid to put on and just focus on making a truly amazing and unforgettable piece of entertainment history
One of the most surprising things of this show is that, despite foul mouthed 4th graders and racy innuendo, it almost always sneaks in a thoughtful commentary on current events. Also, despite the crude animation, and the fact that only a couple guys are doing the voices, the show has likeable characters, each with separate personalities. It also follows the tradition of such shows as Married with Children, Night Stand, and Get a life, by never showing an episode that isn't funny.
This is my favorite show in the world. It's fresh, funny, clever and awesome. Cartman rulz! A 10 (or 100 heh)! Rated TV-MA for language and graphic violence.
... it improves with age. South Park has been one of the dominate adult
cartoons to hit the world, along with the Simpsons and Family Guy; but
somehow the quality of South Park improved, not decreased. The Simpsons
and Family Guy are in the shadow of their former glories.
South Park came to our screen in 1997 as a very rude, crude and funny show. The show focus on four friends, Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny, all growing up in a mountain town in Colorado. They are very fouled mouthed, who end up getting into a lot of adventures, ranging from fighting battles between heaven and hell, stopping alien abductions, to fighting monsters. There is nothing the show will not do. South Park does use crude humour, from swearing to toilet humour, which can appeal to the child within all of us. But South Park has very clever writers, Trey Parker and Matt Stone. They add many social, political and cultural gags and satire, making the show both more intelligence, and one of it's great strengths is South Park's ability to keep the show contemporary. One on my favourite episodes is The Passion of the Jew where they rip a hole in the fans of the Passion of the Christ, and Mel Gibson. When the show started to age the writers had to mature the show's approach, and not use cheap laughs like killing Kenny every time. They had to be a social commentary, but that ended up increasing the humour to a more intelligence audience. South Park's philosophy has been called South Park Republicanism, where they are socially liberal and fiscally conservative. If the Republican party was really like that I would support then being an complete Democracy (despite the fact I'm not American).
As well as great humour based on grand themes, one of the other key elements is the characters, Stan and Kyle both fairly normal and sympathetic characters, Cartman, an obese, anti-Semistic, racist (and the best character in the show), and Kenny who is a cannon fodder in the early seasons. There are also good supporting characters like Butters who is delightfully naive, Chef, the sex obsessed school chef and talented singer (he was voiced by Issac Haynes), to characters like Mr/Mrs Grayson. There is a great relationship between Cartman and Kyle, with Cartman ripping on Kyle for being Jewish, whilst Kyle fights back by reminding Cartman is a fat idiot. Cartman is evil and would be a really dislikable character in real live, but is so appealing to watch in the context of the show because he shows the worst parts of humanity.
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I must say that even just a year ago I couldn't stand watching South Park. I had never taken the time to really sit down and watch it once I was old enough to understand. I saw pieces when with my uncles on holidays and never understood the "funny" element of the show. This year however I started being friends with a different group of people. My new friends aren't as stuck up and they watched the show all the time. They all found the show very funny, which I thought was odd since we liked the same sort of shows and movies. So I sat down one night and watched the first episode, and by the end of the night I had watched the whole first season. South Park was better than I ever could have dreamed. I loved watching Kenny die over and over again. Seeing Stan puke on Wendy even when they were dating. Watching as Kyle went against his mother. Seeing Kyle and Stan the "super best friends" and wondering if there's more to that than there seems to be. Having Cartman follow Kyle around the US, all so Kyle will suck his balls. So much has happened and it leaves me wanting more. I can never seem to wait for the next episode wondering if anything new will happen between the boys. No matter if it's just another crazy adventure or some relationship (my favorite ship at the moment is Kyle/Cartman; I just watched imagination land.) Maybe there is a lot going on in the show but you have to love it. Yes there is language. Yes there is violence. Yes they make fun of religion. Yes they make fun of race. South Park makes fun of just about everything you can think of. The point is they make fun of it ALL. They don't just make fun of one race or religion. The show is funny and everything that could be viewed as bad just adds a little bit more to it. South Park is what it is. It's just plain funny, no matter what anyone says... it's amazing!
South Park is an American animated television comedy series about four
third/fourth-grade school boys who live in the small, backward mountain
town of South Park, Colorado. The series was created by Trey Parker and
Matt Stone, and has been distributed and aired by Comedy Central since
1997. The show is well-known for its pop-culture parody, scatological
humor, and satirical handling of current events.
Irrespective of whether , its the over rated campaigning for votes or its the intolerance of some rednecks for other communities, South Park has targeted them all. The makers have made the best use of their freedom of expression and have brought all kinds of prejudices to their knees by making an episode about each topic absolutely hilarious nailing the prejudice on the head.
Many communities did not welcome it as it just brought forward their prejudices and pointed it right on its face.
On August 26, 2007, it was revealed that Parker and Stone, South Park's creators, had renewed their contracts for a 15th season, running through 2011. In recent years, each season has been aired in two halves, in spring and in autumn, with a summer hiatus. The eleventh season began airing on March 7, 2007, and is set to follow this system. The first half of the eleventh season ended on April 18, 2007, and is scheduled to begin again on October 3, 2007.
South Park's early episodes tended to be shock value-oriented and featured more Pythonesque humor than later episodes. Although satire had been used on the show occasionally in its early and middle years, it became more evident around the seventh season. Episodes have parodied Michael Jackson (in "The Jeffersons"), Paris Hilton ("Stupid Spoiled W*ore Video Playset"), The Passion of the Christ (in "The Passion of the Jew"), and American immigration policy ("Goobacks").
Prior to season four, the main characters of the show were four third grade students (often called "the boys" when as a group for easier reference): Stanley "Stan" Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Theodore Cartman and Kenneth "Kenny" McCormick. There are many recurring characters on the show, including the boys' families, school staff and other students. These include Leopold "Butters" Stotch, Chef, Mr. Hankey, Towelie, Jesus, and Satan. There are also many other minor characters.
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut is an Academy Award-nominated animated satirical comedy/musical film released in 1999 and based on the animated television series South Park. The film parodies animated Disney films such as Beauty and the Beast as well the Broadway musical Les Misérables. It features 12 songs by Trey Parker and Marc Shaiman. The song "Blame Canada" was nominated for an Academy Award. The film was rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America for frequent coarse language, crude sexual humor and violence.
It was nominated for Best Song, Blame Canada was performed by Robin Williams at the Academy Awards.
The film caused little controversy in Canada even though it poked fun at the country. Canadian Consul General (and former Prime Minister) Kim Campbell noted that the song "Blame Canada" did not offend her since it was clearly a silly satirical song not intended to insult her country. Well-known Canadian singer Anne Murray allayed concern about the fact that the song referred to her as a "bitch" by indicating that she wasn't offended by the tongue-in-cheek lyric. Murray was invited to sing the song on the Oscar telecast but declined due to a prior commitment. Robin Williams ended up singing it.
I would suggest South Park to all Mature Audience who are willing to go beyond their everyday TV and movies to try this classic (series or the movie). I know I loved it.
South Park is the best thing ever to happen to animation! Really, I'm
not lying. It is far superior to the Simpson's or the Family Guy. The
Simpson's is funny yes, but in my experience the plots are tame. Yes,
the Family Guy is funny also. The humor is very often insensible and
pointless. If you want comedy from the big boys, then there is South
I will not even try to generalize the plot of South Park; it has been in play for far to long. Each episode is nearly always a story over itself per episode anyway. It is a story/comedy/commentary about current events in the United States of America. The twist being that it is saturated with liberal type philosophy. Any foreigners reading this? Psss, this show is an excellent portal into my great superpower dysfunctional hellfire nation. It is also very adult humor; the profanity in the show would fill volumes. But who cares about that? It is generally quite funny and nearly every episode comes with a moral lesson attached to it. If you are cool, you are already watching it. 10/10
Yes, "South Park" has survived all those negative reviews and comments
from many people, including myself, but other than all that foul
language and mature content (some people might not handle such content
until they are old enough to live in a retirement home), there is the
theme song. If I was to watch at least one part of it, it would be the
opening sequence,because I like the theme song; it, like, spoofs the
themes from "The Beverly Hillbillies", "Petticoat Junction", and "Green
Acres"! Currently, the theme sounds more like those themes than ever
before, especially the "Petticoat Junction" theme. BTW, the first
season recording sounds a little like it has a carillon in the
background, a la "Always Something There to Remind Me". So, if you want
to watch "South Park", unless you can tolerate mature content, don't
watch the actual show itself, just the opening sequence.
BTW, I personally didn't like the show at first, but after about a decade, it has grown on me. People my age come to appreciate the rude and crude adult humor that the team of Parker and Stone have come out with, and I've taken a good laugh from them. Older people (like my older relatives) wouldn't appreciate the stuff that "South Park" has to offer, and they make a good point. It's just that what is right for some people isn't right for others. But no matter what I thought of the show itself, before or after, disdain or just-for-laughs, this is one of the shows that always gives me something to laugh at when I feel like it.
"Oh, my God! They killed Kenny!"
Anyone who is posting bad comments about "South Park" needs to grow up.
South Park is some of the greatest and most hilarious satire that you
will ever find. On shows like Family Guy, the creators will be brave,
but there are lengths that even THEY will not sink to. The same cannot
be said for South Park. Trey Parker and Matt Stone have no fear and
they are not afraid of offending people. Many people have complained
about this show and how it promotes low moral values, but that doesn't
stop Parker and Stone. They just keep supplying we who appreciate and
understand the true purpose of the show with more and more clever
A slew of negative comments have been thrown at the show the past twelve years, and people have called it racist among other things for their satire of other nations. But in truth, none of that is fair, because absolutely nobody is exempt from the wrath of South Park. It's not like they are focusing on a single thing to ridicule and constantly bombard it with insults. Foreign countries, Schools, Sexual Orientations, and even Religions get a hunk of the South Park pie.
And it's not just the satire of the show that makes it so great. Each of the characters are unique and iconic in their own way. Stan and Kyle are both pretty normal, but they both have their funny moments. And then there is Kenny, a boy whose mouth is covered by the tightened hood of his jacket, and he mutters things that come out unclear and barely understandable, and most of them are obscenities that the show would not be able to get away with if another character said it loud and clear. And how could you forget Cartman, probably the world's funniest fat person, even surpassing Peter Griffin, Gabriel Iglesias, Ralphie May, or anyone else you can think of. He has an exceptionally short temper and he is never afraid to say what's on his mind. Even his voice is hilarious. The small and seemingly innocent Butters appears often as well.
But probably the most unique characters are the minor ones, most of them the boys' teachers. You have Mr. Mackey, the teacher with the odd voice that is constantly saying "M'kay." There's Mr. Garrison, a seemingly normal male teacher who eventually turns into a female, and lots of others that would take much too long to mention.
So be open-minded, and enjoy the amazing art of South Park.
This show has influenced my life!
First, the creators have no limits...
You will see horrible acts of violence and grotesque behaviour, shown in a
funny way, as a joke...
As I'm writing this review, Season 6 has been aired, and this means the
has been going thru a long way.
Many people love this show, same as the people who really hate the
South Park will open your horizons, and give you a new prespective of our cruel ugly world!
When I 1st overheard this show, my kneejerk reaction to the
abrasive-seemingly pottymouthed juveniles was "What the "F" is this!?"
That's probably what a lot of people think when they overhear it being
watched by me. Eric Cartman's raspy voice laced w/ expletives, & Kyle
or Stan saying "Shut up Fat@$$!". What brought it around was that the
main thing they ripped on was not the voice of reasoning, or
traditional values, but political correctness, sacred cows, &
demogoguery. Namely things that deserve to be ripped on.
The general impression of the show is not that it liked conservatives, but it hated liberals more. The main way it ripped on conservatives was all the redneck(bad conservative stenotype)overtones.
This "cartoon" is an ironic exception to my agreement w/ statements that classic 60's cartoons like Underdog, Jonny Quest, The Flintstones, Secret Squirrel, Fat Albert(70's?) & the like monopolized on teaching good moral values. Southpark may not be as wholesome(understatement of the century), but it ultimately teaches good moral lessons, at least in the sense that it UNteaches bad ones. I think the episode that brought me around was "Sexual Harassment Panda" & the way it ripped on reckless litigation. The one where Eric Cartman was busted for a hate crime because a boy he hit was black was also good.
The kid's influence brought reasoning about in these episodes. There was one where the kids were helping Gloria Alred pass laws to force the Boy Scouts to accept a homosexual Scout leader. I thought SP was going to lean to the left. But it was the rejected homosexual who was the voice of reason, saying that the Scouts had the same right to free expression as he did & he didn't want to use force of law to make the Scouts change their religious base.
I'll get the obvious statement out of the way. This show is not,I
repeat not for kids. (Personally,I wouldn't even let a "teen" of mine
watch it.) ..but....speaking on a more mature and intelligent level
about the show,if you put aside the vulgarities (that being harsh
language and certain things that even I have to cover my eyes for)the
show really is quite good and downright funny.
In fact,even without "pushing the envelope" as they say,this show would still be great. What I really do like about the show is despite the kids' attitudes,they are still portrayed in an innocent 8 year old manner. It's somehow cute to watch these boys get totally confused about what the adults around them are talking about.
One example is Eric Cartman thinking that boys start to turn into men by having a period like women do. (He gets this idea because he bled in a certain manner I'm sure viewers out there know about.) The other boys believe him and wait for their "period" so they can be more grown up.
On the simpler level,when they get that innocent look of pure joy on their face it's funny to me,when they get big dumb grins on their faces because they see a girl they like. Spoiled brat & bully Cartman getting sent to juvenile jail and breaking down and crying,"I want my mommy!" was not only funny but actually touching. Showing that he's not as tough as he thinks he is. The simplest thing that makes me laugh is just Timmy saying his name over & over (I'm not sure why.) The little boy Butters is also innocently hilarious and mixed up as well as the boy known as Tweek (a kid with an anxiety complex brought on by too much caffine.)
I definitely crack-up when Stan is forced to be in a basement with Pip,Butters and some 1st grade boy,while the adults are at a party upstairs. The 3 "Melvins" (as Stan calls them) sing this silly song,"Tippy-tippy too too,la-la-la". It never fails to make me laugh!
The adults are sometimes as clueless as the kids and seem to not handle situations in a mature manner as grown-ups should. If they could though,it wouldn't be South Park. If the show didn't poke fun at the famous,it wouldn't be South Park. Those folks out there who wont tolerate the fouler things about this show,it's simple,don't watch but also don't complain about it because if it's truly not for you that's fine but don't try to preach to others. Different people like different things.
Currently,the show has gone into syndicated (and edited) reruns and I'm catching up that way (I've really only had cable once but just for a year)I didn't get to see the shows when they were first on but now,I do like them but for the humor and storyline that's lies within the things people complain about the most. The show is funny,period! Want simpler comedy?,watch The Coby Show. (END) 7 out of ten stars by the way.
This show is the most retarded piece of crap! And yes I have watched it before. The jokes just aren't funny, and if you do think they're funny, then just go to any high school, or even junior high. Those are the only kind of jokes you'll hear! I hate the animation it's like bad paper dolls. People have said that cartoons aren't just for kids, and they're right but this cartoon isn't funny. It's just the same stupid joke after another. I friend of mine said that there was severe political issues talked about in the show. If that's what you want to watch then turn on the freaking news! And he may be right, but it's hard to find them when they're covered up in repetitive fart and burp jokes. I just could never watch this without wanting to peel my skin off with a rusty spoon.
One day, my little 6 year old was looking for cartoons on television, while I was looking through the refridgerator for something to eat. I saw these badly animated characters on the TV, and he watched it. I thought he would be OK so I went inside my room to eat and watch TV. When I was done, I came back in the kitchen to throw out the paper plate. Then my son came up to me and said, "Holy S***, you killed Kenny!." I asked him, "What did you say?!" I wondered where he got that kind of language because I never cuss around him, or watch bad television around him. He pointed to the TV and I saw the same badly animated kids cussing left and write. I ran over and turned it off. I told him he can never watch it agian. I had to put a block on Comedy Central, and I regret that since I watch SNL sometimes. It had to be done, I don't want him using that language around my parents, his school, or anything else. They will think I am a bad parent. I really don't even think this should be on TV. My son doesn't cuss anymore and had to teach him not to. I really regret leaving him in the living room alone with that crap on....
I watched several episodes, because with some shows I need some kind of warm-up phase (happened with "Beavis & Butt-Head" and "Seinfeld"). But it didn't help. I never laughed about any of those "jokes". I'm not offended by the language or sick stories. It's just not funny! It's extremely boring, boring, boring. I remember an episode featuring an "animated" photo of Saddam Hussein. He was called "president of Iran". Well, there are two possible explanations: 1) the authors are too stupid to know that he's not, 2) this is supposed to be a gag. In both cases it's not funny. The animation does not add any value to the show, there are no funny faces or movements and no real visual gags. A show which declares itself better than "Beavis & Butt-Head" or even "The Simpsons" is worse by definition and unfunnier than a tax assessment. Or as Butt-Head would say: "This show sucks more than anything that has ever sucked before."
"What the...FAT ALBERT DOESN'T SWEAR!"
That's what I was telling myself watching the episode "Clubhouses". Obviously they can't think up any new, funny jokes for parodies, so they take away that character's personality to make them a lifeless, humorless, soulless "South Park" character. And the Fantasia "spoof" in Mr. Hankey returns"? UGH!!!! I don't call "making all the sewage rise up" funny. Maybe pre-schoolers would, but I doubt this is for pre-schoolers, now, am I right?
And gimme a break with Kenny's deaths all the time! "Oh my God, you killed Kenny" is SO old. Yes, I know he didn't die in the first season's Christmas episode, but I say, SO THE HELL WHAT. The point is, he dies in every episode. This show's only joke, used up in the first episode, and before that in that "Spirit of Christmas".
Other stuff like that "Chef Aid" CD and that "South Park" Nintendo 64 game are nothing but useless, boring, inept pieces of propaganda that will only be bought by the lunatic fans of this show, who refuse to say, "It just sucks." Trey and Matt no longer care about the show, they let fortune and fame go to their heads, and now, your hard-earned cash is the only thing important to them.
Plus, this show was only on for a year before they said, "Let's do a South Park movie!" I've read the plot outline, and it doesn't sound too promising. It was about three years before a Beavis and Butt-head movie was made, and it was cool. What Comedy Central is doing is going too fast. Plus, I've heard a plot similar to it...it sounds like they ripped off an episode of "The Simpsons." (A show I'd MUCH rather watch.)
Speaking of which, you South Park freaks who say South Park wipes out The Simpsons and Beavis and Butt-head need to realize the next thing I'm about to say.
All you South Park freaks need to give Beavis and Butt-head some credit and/or respect. If the order of shows went "Simpsons, Ren and Stimpy, South Park," you probably would not BE watching South Park today because you'd watch it and think it sucks. Why? Well, a few people called it "Peanuts on acid." I call it, "A wannabe Simpsons trying to be Ren and Stimpy."
As well, Beavis and Butt-head became popular because they are one thing: ORIGINAL. South Park is, well, a rip-off of The Simpsons in several ways. Try putting Simpsons characters in South Park situations and it'd turn out the same way.
(ie. Homer Simpson for Chef, Marge Simpson for Mrs. Cartman, Bart for Stan, Milhouse for Kyle, Nelson for Cartman, Martin for Kenny, Lisa for Wendy, Chief Wiggum for Officer Barbrady, Seymour Skinner for Mr. Garrison, Maggie for Ike, etc.)
Trey and Matt, no one is going to be watching this forever. After that movie, please kill the show. (You'll probably have to.) After the second season, I see no more humor or life in this show. It's hopeless.
I used to think this show was funny,but now it's getting
de-grating.Especially when they tease Asians.I AM ASIAN.Not all of us grin
and wear hats and live in trashy pagodas.
Anyways,I think "South Park" is just immature and grating,like "Beavis and Butthead".B&B is a fad!!!It's pretty much saying the message:If you are not Christian,you suck.If you are not black or white,you suck.If you are not American(which I'm not),you suck,etc.How would Americans like it if Aussies like us would portray Americans being isolated,greedy pigs,what they are acting like now-a-days.
I like something for entertainment and quality,not for popularity and such.
I've got three words for all of you "South Park Sucks". After the Simpsons which was 50 times better, comes this immature show,with nothing but swearing to try to "entertain" its audience. This show sucks with stupid voices and characters.If you like it,you need to GROW UP!
Ah South Park! My sister would always watch this show religiously and
on how "funny" and "clever" this show was. I decided to watch "South Park"
myself a few times, and man, I have to disagree sis! I have seen better
satires and gross-out humor.
No, I am not a bigot against bad animation, in fact, I think the character designs are quite interesting (much better than modern day Disney crap IMO), but even interesting character designs cannot save this cartoon from being a cough and yawn fest! The humor is nothing more than stale cussing, offensiveness and flying, talking turds. Sure, I do not mind shock value here and there, but there must be a reason behind it. At least the old Looney Tunes shorts had a reason behind some of the "stereotypical" humor, but "South Park" has no real reason for shock value, hense, it is Shock Value for the hell of it, which is indeed quite boring and pointless. And sad thing is, alot of shows are starting to mimic these "South Park" qualities too, such as the recent "Simpson" episode and "The Family Guy".
If you want good satire humor, watch "Os Trapehlos" or "Monty Python". Or even yet, watch some old "Looney Tunes" shorts.
If you want good gross out variety, watch "Ren and Stimpy" (Ren y Estimpo).
If you want mind numbingly bad swill, watch "South Park" (or what I call it, "Suckage Bark").
About this show this has a lot of Hilarius parts of the episodes. Britney Wuatch is the funniest part in the show when she had a zit on her face and when she was taking a pee. There's another Hilarius part where Terrence or Phillips said "Im Not Your Guy Fran" and "Im Not Your Fran Buddy". Another funny part is when Cartman, Eric, and the others in line waiting and somebody tells them about who's in line star wars kid, the person with a song called mi a he mi a ha, sneezing panda, and the prairie dog. This show is the best to watch I hope this show makes it funny for you to watch it is more better than any Comedy Central show on TV for late nights.
The first time I saw an episode of this show I hated it more than anything! I thought it was the biggest train wreck I've ever seen but then I gave it another chance and started from the beginning. I absolutely loved and adored it! It was funny, random, f*cked up, cruel and with a perfect amount of political satire. It was perfect until season seven, then it just became lame, it tried to much and it was just plain boring. But I sat through every episode until season 12, then I just couldn't do it anymore! Every episode was complete torture. If I only had to grade the six first season I would give it 10/10 but now I can only give it 4/10. And then I'm being nice!
The show has programed 169 episodes and has signed on to at least do
another 54. Unlike some other shows, this has remained fresh and
exiting and like previous shows like The Simpsons and Family Guy I will
do a count on all the seasons separately and you will see what I have
thought of the show as it has progressed.
Season 1: The show came out being advertised as the new show that kids cannot watch and it started out great, it may not have had great computer animation for the time (The first episode being cut paper strips) but the writers thought of a new idea, "Lets be offensive and funny" well they did it brilliantly and early on was showing signs of an extremely long run. I rate this season 78%.
Season 2: Great season, one of the best the season messed with and crossed the boundary's in the wacky way it does and showcased some other talents such as its ability to make fun of any celebrity they feel like. This season has made me laugh numerous times and watching them again still brings a smile to my face. I rate this season 83%.
Season 3: The best season of them all, the show crossed the boundary many times and you just felt that the show had reached the tip of its iceberg and that the show could go on for another 10 years and still remain funny. I rate this season 92%.
Season 4: This season was crossing the border, the show was not as wacky and its humour focused on celebrity's being parodied, however the season was funny and really enjoyable and maybe I only compare this to season 3 making it seem less funny but there was something here that seemed less funny. I rate this season 77%.
Season 5: I have not seen all of this series but the half I have seen was extremely funny and with the times. The show was offensive but in the good way and South Park's wacky ness combining the offensive ness made something special again and showcased what season 4 did not. I rate this season 89%.
Season 6: This season was so damn OFFENSIVE!. The show was offensive the whole time and they never let down. The humour was funny though and the episodes wholly enjoyable and in fact introduced 3 of the best episodes(The Proffesor Chaos episodes) of the whole series. I rate this season 85%.
Season 7: This season was very funny and the episodes played out better then any other season, the show had its mediocrity's but the show was still enjoyable and worth while to sit down and enjoy on a nice night. I rate this season 81%.
Season 8: Now this season was funny, showcasing hilarious episodes and some just funny ones the show was creative and witty and this season kept me wanting to come back for more. I rate this season 83%.
Season 9: This season was good, very offensive and very weird (Episodes like Die Hippy die and Best Friends Ever) but the show was still good and I liked it and no episodes were unbearable. I rate it 78%.
Season 10: Not great, just there to offend and not much else and I was not impressed, episodes dragged on and the episodes did not have enough humour to get them over the line. Some episodes were funny though like Cartoon wars, ManBearPig and Stanleys cup but apart from that I was not pleased. I rate this season 63% purely for the three previously mentioned episodes.
Season 11: Great, Great, Great and word cannot express the joy I am feeling that South Park had returned to its hilarious ways. Imationland trilogy is the best thing I have ever seen and overall the season kicked arse. I rate this season 91%.
Season 12: This is an edit since Season 12 just finished. Anyway this season was not as good as the other seasons. Some episodes just failed and this season had the first episode in the history of the show I have really not liked. Of course it did have some great oness though like. Over Logging, the two part Pandemic episode and the Elementary School Musical episodes being hilarious. I rate this 70%
Season 13: Well, we'll just have to wait and see now wont we.
Overall the show is clever and deserves recognition and apart from season 10 every season has been some clever s!it.
I overall (Using a calculator to count up my average of course) rate this series a fair 82.5%.
Seasons over Average: Season 2, Season 3. Season 5, Season 6, Season 8, Season 11
Seasons On Average: N.A.D
Seasons under Average: Season 1, Season 4, Season 7, Season 9, Season 10, Season 12
Seasons O.A: 7 Seasons IMOA: 0 Seasons UNDERA: 5
The show is basically about four kids walking around getting into trouble,
bad mouthing people and racial groups as they go along. It's a comedy,
although I seem to be one of those people who can sit through a whole
episode without even smirking, it's just not that funny!
Trey Parker and Matt Stone have really gone too far. This is perhaps the most annoying show I've personally ever seen. It's badly done, and most of the jokes aren't even that funny. For example, Chef's songs are funny for the first few times, then they kind of get boring, and they they get bad-bad-bad! Isaac Hayes is a very talented man, a great person! Unfortunately, now he's only going to be remembered for this cartoon! People won't think of him when they hear Shaft, they'll think of a badly drawn chef! It's upsetting to think about.
I can't see South Park will still be going after the year 2000. After they've made the movie, people will look at it and think "What was I doing? This is getting boring!" just like how people did with the Spice Girls!
How many times can you kill Kenny? I mean, how many different ways is there to kill someone? It's gonna get dull, seeing this kid get sliced up every episode. I'm not going to say South Park will die tomorrow, but one day we will turn our backs and say "To hell with you!", and that'll be it for South Park.
All in all, I'd say it's originality will eventually fade, but for now we're pretty much stuck with it. Good luck, Matt and Trey, you're gonna have to move on sooner or later!
Rarely has a television show been so willfully disgusting, humorless and
pointless. This show is basically seven year olds cussing, and gross out
jokes without an ounce of humor. If these jokes were funny that would be
one thing but this show is not funny, and The Simpsons are far better,
actually there is no comparison between this trash and The
I have to admit though, there is one thing about this show I like, Chef, he cracks me up. When I first heard his song 'Chocolate Salty Balls,' I thought I was going to die laughing, that was great. Other than Chef, avoid this show like the Plague.
This show is beyond stupid. And what exactly is the point of Kenny dying in about every episode. This show definately wins the gold medal for worst show on the planet! You can hardly even understand the characters, and who the hell cares if nine-year olds talk like sailors, and how unrealistic is that? If I would have agreed to make this huge piece of bullcrap, I'd hang myself.
Unlike some people who dislike South Park. I've never found it remotely
funny or raised a laugh at it. It's just another Simpsons wannabe, infact
mention it in the same breath as the Simpsons is a travesty, everything
about the Simpsons is lacking here.
What episodes I have had the misfortune to see are always about masturbation, circumcision, excrement, urine or some other filth. Unfortunately with people today (and not just children) that's guarenteed to be funny & for reasons I can't even be bothered to work out.
I refer to 2 episodes as proof, one where the word s**t is used about 30 times in 10 seconds & one where a school bus crashes and a painfully annoying teacher gets off the bus for help & ends up in a talent contest. After about 5 minutes of her & that her screaming had broken glass in the house I was in, everyone I was with just looked at each other & in unison said "turn this crap off".
I don't generally like filth & smut as comedy but occasionally I can enjoy it. Unfortunately, this isn't just crude, it's not funny. Nothing on the aforementioned subjects are.
For many years I claimed the writers/creators would have been like the 2 kids at the back of the class who giggle through the sex lessons making childish remarks & smirks for attention. I have however, seen Baseketball which apparently they starred in & wrote. Though not brilliant there are some hilarious scenes so they do appear to have a semblance of talent about them.
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I use to watch South Park around the early 2000's when it doesn't focus
its episodes on pop cultured related items or what is in the news (e.g
- Britney Spears breakdown in 2008 and Writer Guild Strikes of 2007/08
or the 1% protests of 2011). Yes South Park had done some pop cultured
episodes around the early 2000's like the Queer Eye show, but they've
made it in a hilarious way and that they've made original episodes,
like the Towelie and yes they've made some pop cultured reference in
that episode too, but they don't focus on that completely.
When you look at the episodes between 2006 - 2012, like HumancentiePad, that is nothing by the craze of the Apple iPad and the movie 'The Human Centipede', which have nothing in common! So why make it comedy? Plus in the 'Coon and Friends' special, there is Cartman and that monster thing killing Justin Beiber, what is the joke in that? Everyone hates Justin Beiber when other places, like the internet, did that as well during the whole overrated 'Beiberfever', it's not original anymore.
South Park's pop cultured episodes were funny around the early 2000's. The episodes nowadays just rely on pop cultured comedy to make it funny. The show has its day.
I don't understand. I just don't understand. How can a cartoon made in 1997 get so much air time. I used to like it when I was a teenager. It helped me pass biology, but now it is just painful to watch these days. It is unbearable. I found out about the grating voices and how far they can outdo themselves. They go over the top with their jokes. They milk it up until the cow ran out of milk. Do they stop? No. They go on and on and on. They rip off the cow's udder, cut open the cow and rip out it's innards and run around the place splattering them around. It becomes unbearable and uncomfortable to watch. Heiefer Lopez annoyed me big time (that I would race for the remote and press the mute button and be grateful for it). Season 13 was the worst season ever! Apart from "The Pee", where a flood of urine destroys a water park, "Dead Celebrities" was the last episode I watched. Ike sees the ghosts of dead celebrities, and gets possessed by Michael Jackson's ghost! The climax to this episode is a complete eyesore. He has to enter a child beauty pageant and win. I am very grateful for the still button in my remote. I just press still and all I get to see is a still image (like a background), and hear all the action and leave it to my imagination. Seeing Ike in his school clothes, sleepers, dressed as a pirate, dressed as a president. It's cute. Seeing him in drag, it's like a cake, except replace the icing and sprinkles with trash, mud, dirt mold and impure water. I can't eat the cake! This image is to my eyes as this cake is to my mouth. Cartman is annoying now. I have to say that Stan Marsh continues the tradition of such great comedians such as, Oliver Hardy, Spanky, Moe Howard, and Budd Abbot. This show gets too much airtime on Comedy Central. I used to like it as a teenager, but as an adult. By the way, this has been, "Matthew Rambles."
This show used to be good. I mean real good. It was very funny, smart,
always up to date with the current events. The writers criticized
everything that was wrong with the world. I couldn't wait to watch the
But that's all in the past. I don't know, either the writers ran out of ideas, or the people writing the show are not the original writers, because nowadays the show is only about feces. Literally. Oh sorry, there are some Apple commercials in there too.
I wish they would just cancel the show already, because all they do is smudge the good name of "South Park".
I used to like this show. It was hilarious, and had some really hilarious
episodes that I can remember rolling around the floor from laughing. That
But now, the show has gone downhill FAST, and it doesn't seem to stop. It's now contracted "Simpsons" syndrome (in which a show loses its charm and goes downhill, and the show just keeps going.). It no longer is funny, and it's painful to watch now. This past season sucked, and the one before sucked too. Things only got worse when they killed Kenny permenantly (A big Mistake there Matt n Trey), and had Butters as the 4th kid temporarilly. The episodes have been getting worse, and worse, and it doesn't seem to get any better.
Frankly, I think it's time for Matt, and Trey to take this old horse to the pasture, and pull the trigger. This show was once my favorite show, but it's now extremely painful to watch. If you want good quality "South Park" only watch seasons 1-4.
South Park is as gross as Beavis and Butt-head. It's about four toilet-mouthed kids who spend thirty minutes cursing and trading insults as well as performing gross-out antics. For a half hour, this show is pretty long. Why is it that one of the characters named Kenny gets killed at the end of every episode? This makes no f---ing sense what so ever. Also, why does every character walk sideways? What a shame. For entertainment, tune in Daria or Beavis and Butt-head. My evaluation: F.
I absolutely loved South Park when I was about 4 years younger than I am today. I still love it as much. But, in my opinion now, it's kind of going downhill, because all they are doing now is making fun of recent history, which in my opinion, is starting to get very old. When South Park first started, and when it amped up into it's 5th season, the episodes I thought were very brilliant, and normal. Most of them are hilarious, some have their disappointments, but most of it is very entertaining. When it first started, it was crappy animation, nothing but cheap cutouts of construction paper, but the gags were hysterical. But as the show gained popularity, and raised more money, the show was able to afford more advance animation. At least they kept the shows style the same, such as the eyes and expressions. During the eighth and tenth season, I got kind of disappointed, because they kept making episodes ripping off current events, which isn't wrong, but it is when you keep doing it. I liked it when Trey Parker and Matt Stone were making stories of their own, having to do nothing with events going on now. But now that's all they do, instead of just making up a story about an event they made up. They might have done it sometime around the eighth and tenth season, but I always see stuff on South Park the same as what I'm seeing on the news every week. But if your a true South Park fan, you might not care, which is fine with me. If you like it, then keeping doing so. But I recommend if you're buying the DVD sets for the show, buy all through season 5, I don't recommend 6 and through.
I'll give this show credit that during the first season (1997-1998), this TV
show seemed to be the best. It was funny because one could relate to it.
It seemed to have everything. Everyone thought it could topple the
legendary "Simpsons". That was in the years of '97-'98.
I was once a fan of South Park. I watched it because everyone else did. When it came on, I would tune in.
But no more. On many Anti-South Park sites, they mention the "Death" episode as a spoof of the speakers against cartoon violence. A lot of recent cartoons have already done episodes like it (Simpsons, Tiny Toon Adventures, Beavis and Butt-head among them) but unlike them, as one previous person commented, Terrance and Philip are not spoofs of Beavis and Butt-head. They're an answer to those who think South Park is nothing but fart jokes. I didn't understand it at first. But as I continued reading, the episode was not to deliver a message about cartoon violence. Its purpose was a self-promotional bit: to mock those who hate South Park, accepting no tolerance of criticism! That's one out of many reasons why "South Park" will never beat "The Simpsons": it can mock everyone, but it can't laugh at it's own flaws.
The first bad choice made had to be the swapping of the second half of "Cartman's mom is a dirty slut" with that Terrance and Philip junk "Not Without My Anus" (Hope you didn't break your TVs over it.) Then, the lackluster second season came in. I know they wanted to save their best jokes for the movie, but I never laughed, gasped, etc. at it, either.
After that, South Park's popularity was, in a way, gone. In just April, 1998, they lost 46% of their ratings. It was almost embarrassing to watch anymore. Also, it wants to shock everyone, but it sometimes wimps out. In "Jakovasaurs" (ho-ho), the annoying characters eventually leave by being shipped to....France! Why France? Why not Germany or Spain, where it COULD be offensive? I'll tell you: the French can take a joke. With the other two, you need to be choosey, because some jokes upset the Germans, and the Spanish just wouldn't stand for it.
I know the show will last probably 3 years at best (emphasized by MAD magazine, who quotes: Dumb element of TV, #38: Comedy Central's choice to renew the tiresome, repetitive "South Park" for three more years despite the fact no one cares about it anymore after its massive overexposure in only 2 years). But the fans won't.
In 1999, I swore off the show. I liked it, but I'm starting to hate it. It's not funny anymore. The characters are just getting dumber and more irritating. The jokes are stuff little kids laugh at. It's now a cartoon that does anything for a cheap laugh or two. Compared to "Simpsons", "South Park" is just a diversion. It won't last. The movie pounded the final nail in the South Park coffin. After that movie, it should've just died.
Kenny will have to die for good one day...
After seeing the premier of the sixth season last night, I've come
the conclusion that this show is no longer funny! It was hilarious
it first came out, but when the fourth season rolled around, it
as funny. The Osama Bin Laden episode was funny, so was the
Problems: Why do Stan and Kyle always hang around with
They're always saying what a terrible and stupid person he
and they're right!Eric Cartman is the meanest person around. He only
cares about Eric Cartman and what Eric Cartman wants. He always
other people hurt, possibly killed, and doesn't care. He's almost
Homer Simpson! Homer Simpson doesn't care about anyone else
Anyway, STILL Stan and Kyle hang around with Cartman and believe all
lies. Poor Kenny, after violent deaths in all the episodes, he
officially killed last season, so with Kenny no longer being
which was South Park's official trademark, the ratings will plummet.
Butters is the new fourth kid. You always feel sorry for Butters, yet you wonder why he won't stand up for himself. His parents are so MEAN!! As mean as Cartman. They never believe what Butters says, they just want to ground him all the time. Now, Timmy, he is supposed to be handicapped in a wheelchair, but from what we can see, the only two things he can't do are walk and speak right. ??? Let's look at other residents. Chef, he's a nice guy, far more sensible than anyone! Mr. Garrison is a likeable character. Jimbo, he's annoying! He's your average drunken hillbilly;
Mr. Mackey, Mmkay; Nurse Gollum, where has she gone? Only appeared in two episodes, then vanished. Has the dead fetus on the head joke died? Now, Trey Parker and Matt Stone are fine examples...Of what happens when you don't want to make something out of your life. You create a cheaply done animated show about four foul-mouthed kids.
Trey and Matt are over 30 years old and they still act like teenagers. Grow up, boys! Matt is Jewish, but why does he let Trey put such terrible Jewish slurs in the episodes? Trey and Matt had something going when they did That's My Bush!, that was funny! It lasted one season then vanished. In conclusion, I'm really tired of this show. I'm sick of the way those little brats cause terrible things to happen and it results in many people getting hurt, even die, and all they can say is: "Let's go watch cartoons" or "Let's go get ice cream". Sheesh! Well their parents are morons also, so it can be understanded why this behavior occurs.
Some tidbits you probably missed: "The Entity" was the episode that revealed Mr. Garrison's first name as Herbert; "How to Eat With Your Butt" was the episode that revealed Kyle's hair as puffy red;
"A Crappy Christmas" revealed Stan's hair as black; Poor Kenny finally bought it in the episode "Kenny Dies".
Watching recently made episodes of "South Park" makes me somewhat
depressed because I see how far the show has fallen in terms of
I have watched "South Park" since I was about 9 years old. I remember on Wednesday nights, my Mother and I would stay up together for new episodes. I could not get enough of it! I remember gasping for air, falling off my couch when I watched the pilot episode "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe." It was absolutely hysterical and had a great balance of irreverence with its unique humor. It was pioneering animated comedy shows. I remember going to see the movie, "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut," when I was 10 with my parents, and still count the movie as one of the greatest achievements not just in animation or musical history, but in all of film history (by the way Phil Collins did not deserve that Oscar).
Today though, I feel I can afford to miss out on recent episodes because I feel I am not missing anything.
I don't know what's wrong with the show but it fell overboard sometime during season 8. The whole eighth season was by and large a great success, giving "South Park" viewers great episodes like "Goobacks," "Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset," and "Woodland Critter Christmas." However, there were one or two episodes that fell way short of my expectations as I did not even chuckle under my breath during the entire episode. The same goes for the ninth season: for the most part very funny, but it was blemished by very sub-par episodes here and there. Things really went downhill with the tenth season. Some of the worst episodes ever made by Matt and Trey were made during this time ("Make Love, Not Warcraft" definitely not being one of them). There are episodes that really detract from the "South Park" legacy from the eighth season to the present season (season 12).
In short, "South Park" should take the advice of, "If it isn't broken, don't fix it." Return the early episodes where it wasn't so much about social commentary and stop being so overtly preachy. I hope that this happens, otherwise many faithful viewers will feel shortchanged by the declining quality of a show that owes it to its fans that it became such a classic and a milestone in animated comedy history.
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The first two or three seasons of "South Park" were brilliant, but the show grew stale fast. While still occasionally scoring with some brilliant social satire (i.e., "The Passion of Mel Gibson"), Matt Stone and Trey Parker have boxed themselves into a hole where they constantly have to outdo themselves in gross-out humor. What began as courageous iconoclasm is now just mindless scatology. Also, I'm disturbed by the show's latent crypto-conservative ideology. Liberal intellectuals and people in the media who have liberal views (especially Rosie O'Donnell) are presented as self-righteous, hypocritical blowhards. The boys never stop to think that maybe the liberal elite is right, maybe middle America really is full of mindless yahoos . . . by excoriating the left they're unwittingly playing into the hands of the very people who would love nothing better than to take them off the air. What was good dirty fun a few years ago now seems like a desperate attempt by two aging hipsters to remain relevant.
Propaganda is a term that's bandied around a lot but I think in South Park's case it's a fair term. The stories are almost all about some real world political or social issue and so the stories are only a means to an end of promoting ideas, as if we all haven't heard the arguments for this, that and the other for the last few hundred years anyway so on that level it's filler basically. Mercilessly and insensitively mocking religion, thinking ginger people don't have souls (even though it was black haired people who carried out almost every atrocity in history and I have never come across a red haired person prejudiced against dark haired people) and being shocking just to grab attention rather than to hammer home a message in an effective way plus thinking that just because you've mocked something that means it's automatically wrong and funny are all common ideas on the internet and guess where these foul ideas came from? If you said anything other than South Park then guess again. Sure there were some good ideas in there (civil partnerships are indeed a convenient way for wishy washy politicians to get out of taking a position on gay marriage, you can't just shuffle the homeless from one city to another) but also some not so good ones; (they accuse the anti- tobacco people of making up research even though it's been well documented that the tobacco industry spent decades and millions of dollars doing faulty research). As is common in the west people say they're not religious but only ever criticize Christianity. Now I don't know about other people but if I were an atheist I'd find the idea of one, human-looking God far more rational than multiple ones with animal heads. The politics and the politics alone are what makes this show popular; even a solid defense of authoritarianism (if that were possible) would never have been as popular in a country like America or a place like the internet.
I have seen this show several times and I think it's one of the most trashy things I have ever seen. I'm 14, and almost all of my peers enjoy this show. I, however, find it sad that television programming has come down to this. This show is funny only to the perverted. Even though it has an "MA" T.V. rating, it is animated and kids WILL see it. I strongly believe that violence on T.V., in movies, and on the radio DO have an effect on people. Shows like this are just one of the reasons the world is the way it is. Shows like this are continuing to air more and more often, and T.V. is only sinking lower and lower.
One of the golden rules of television comedy (and one of the rules
least heeded) is this - when you run out of things to say, shut up.
John Cleese apparently called a halt to the delirious FAWLTY TOWERS
after only a dozen episodes, because only twelve things annoyed him
about hotels, and once he'd worked out those grievances, there was
nothing more to add. That's why FAWLTY TOWERS remains a classic. There
was no jumping the shark, no undignified senescence, no ratings
decline. Ideally, SOUTH PARK should have ended after the first thirteen
episodes, leaving its mark on comedy history as a hilarious smash and
grab raid on pop culture, American morals and political correctness.
Had that been the case, it would still be revered as a classic to this
day. Unfortunately, its creators Parker and Stone realised there was a
huge cash cow in their midst begging to be milked regularly, and the
world promptly sank under a welter of t-shirts, dolls, spin-off albums
(their decision to rescue coke-addled wife-beater Ike Turner from
obscurity on the Chef Aid disaster speaks volumes about their warped
sense of 'cool'), posters, stickers and God knows what else, most - if
not all - of it aimed at prepubescent kids. Early fans, who struggled
through Channel Four's erratic scheduling and lack of sleep to catch
the first run, got their first whiff of high-smelling excreta when
series two limped into 'action' with a Terrance and Phillip 'special'.
Yes, thanks guys, twenty-two minutes of sped-up Canadian voices, worse
animation than usual and fart gags. Go ahead and insult our
intelligence, have fun, I'm sure the rest of the series will be better.
When the rest of the series turned out to be dismal, the damage was
done. People jumped off the SOUTH PARK bandwagon in droves, and
although the third and fourth seasons offered isolated moments of
bad-taste fun (Cartman inadvertently joining NAMBLA being a
particularly warped highlight), the glory days were dead and gone. The
movie, unsurprisingly, ran out of steam after the first twenty minutes,
and expected adults to laugh at the sight of a small boy watching his
mother eating feces on a German fetish website. In their endless desire
to be perceived as 'cool' by the world's immature teenagers, Parker and
Stone painted themselves into a corner and fell asleep, leaving the
coast clear for the far more intelligent, ballsy and tightly-written
FAMILY GUY to replace their paean to bad taste in the hearts and minds
of discerning viewers on both sides of the Atlantic. I've read that
they hate Seth MacFarlane's subversive satire, for what the opinions of
a the one-trick lame donkeys behind ORGASMO and BASEKETBALL are worth.
Probably not enough poop jokes or ejaculating dogs for them.
I never liked THE SIMPSONS - too arch and self-referential for me - but in the final analysis, SOUTH PARK stands as the bigger disappointment because it took a giant, corporate-sponsored dump on the very people it initially set out to entertain. Screw Parker and Stone, I'm going home.
I have tried, really tried to understand why South Park is so popular but the only conclusion I can come to is that it is popular for the same reason that tabloid newspapers and reality TV are popular: it appeals to the brain dead masses who have no more than 2 neurons to rub together. The scripts are plain, banal and boring; any approaches to humour are pathetic and predictable. Its political satire, much vaunted by many of the reviews, is about as insightful as that provided by Star Wars or the National Enquirer. It's not even bad enough to be funny in the sense of "Plan 9 From Outer Space". It just "is", in the sense of something taking up space for no useful purpose.
I suppose it's considered unhip to begin by saying that the animation is
Well, I will anyway. -Look, in this kind of show I neither expect nor desire Disney-style character animation. Cheap and simple is fine. But it's possible to be cheap and simple and nonetheless witty in one way or another. The trouble here is that the drawings are simply bad. That's it. It's a kind of postmodern joke: everything is ineptly done, but - ha ha! - it's bad on purpose. Such jokes get old fast.
Theoretically much about "South Park" is funny. A central character called Kenny is killed off every week, and yet every episode he's back again, as if the previous death hadn't occurred. It sounds such a great idea. In practice it's a lead balloon. The children are all horrible creatures, like real children: a wonderful idea, but they never quite attain the status of characters, so the idea is lost. It's as if the makers just collected a bunch of ideas and jokes they wanted to use, and then assumed that the execution (in practice, someone sitting in front of a computer much like mine with a simple cut-and-paste graphics program) would take care of itself. The resulting lack of humour is painful; like watching someone who can barely put a sentence together tell a long and involved anecdote.
And much isn't funny even in theory - although I suppose the kind of people who three decades ago watched poor British comedies and chortled every time the word "knockers" was used, would think otherwise. On the whole I think the British comedies were better.
I honestly can't figure out why two zany exploitives known as Trey
Parker and Matt Stone and a zany cast including the late Mary Kay
Bergman (who did voice-over work for several animated Disney projects),
the late Isaac Hayes (a legendary blues singer who contributed to the
"Kill Bill Volume 1" and "Kill Bill Volume 2" soundtracks) and April
Stewart (who provides English voice-overs for several Japanese anime
video games) got together and created this sloppy-looking animated
sitcom that obviously looks like it satirizes "The Simpsons". To my
knowledge, this was the first thing that Parker & Stone created as a
team, and after seeing some of the episodes, I'd say it's for a very
The animation is actually pretty good in places considering the circumstances and the fact that this show is made really, really on the cheap. However, like I said, it is really cheapo, with sloppy cardboard characters, sloppy backgrounds and lazy-looking objects. (Comedian Will Sasso once joked that Parker & Stone are always in such a huge rush that the print on screen is still wet from the lab.) Most of the episodes also have a tendency to be really slow, like 3-5 frames per second where most of "The Simpsons" episodes are 24. Therefore the movement looks a lot less fluid, almost slide-show like.
As for the episodes' story lines and theme concepts themselves, it fits well with the lack of technical razzle-dazzle by providing equally underwhelming stories. As with most animated sitcoms, there's basically two stories going on at once, but the episodes are so short that nothing really comes out of the stories. There's a two-part story arc where Eric Cartman (the most annoying character on the show, obviously the biggest reason for this show's failure) gets tossed into an imaginary world, itself a thinly disguised "Spirited Away", an episode about film festivals in which the hosts want noise to be bought upon the town, several holiday specials all involving a relatively disgusting figure known as "Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo" (seriously, what happened to Santa Claus?), and another two- part story arc where everyone (and I mean EVERYONE) overreacts to a "Family Guy" episode with Muhammed Ali in it. All the episodes have no meaning to them and only exist as filler, as well as insults to the stuff portrayed within, including Broadway, Tom Hanks, Kate Beckinsale, etc. As for the rest that are offended, this show simply manages to get away with it, with no one to sue this show whatsoever.
To sum up, most people will be disgusted at the animation and styles that they don't even want to believe it exists. Thus, this show is bound to wind up getting canceled --- and another sad reminder as to why Comedy Central is on the rocks.
Sorry if I can't conform with everybody else who has reviewed this but I really can't see what's so funny about this show!!! As far as I am concerned 'South Park' represents everything that it wrong with TV today! I hate it with a vengeance!!!! As far as I'm concerned it is nothing more than cheap trash that thanks advantage of disturbing political and moral situations in a desperate attempt to entertain people. Don't get me wrong I am up for a laugh and I have to admit that there are a few moments in this show that did make me smile. But these moments are few and far between and often undermined by something terribly disgusting. There is no way that this show compares to other American cartoons that really can be classed as funny... such as 'Family Guy' and 'The Simpsons'! I'm sorry that I don't have much more to say on this show. I definitely wouldn't recommend this show to people, but I also understand that not everybody thinks as I do... each to out own I suppose.
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This show has caused me hell with the stupid ginger clan. I get bullied everywhere I go. Everybody calls me Gingy ginger. I have had it. How the hell is this show still on the air seriously. The FCC approves of this crap. But they give family Guy hard time. This show sucks and don't even get me started on the African American jokes. Who the hell writes this stuff.a clan of racist white people. This is the worst show ever. They should really take this off the air. And then you have all of the racist Jewish jokes.I have had with this stupid show and I hate all of u people who bully other people and your bullying is based off this show I hope you burn in hell.
After seeing so many of my friends, classmates and colleagues excited
about this franchise I've finally decided do give it a go and try to
watch it although I wasn't so warmed up for it. Since no book can be
judged by its cover, there for no TV show can be criticized just by
rumors or by watching only 2-3 episodes and I'm no exception. So I've
forced myself to watch at least one season as my friends told me just
to give it a fair chance to see will I find it amusing as much as
everyone talked me about it. I had not, not a slightest bit. Why? I'll
try to be as shorter with this text as I can, so that no one falls
asleep while reading it. So...here goes.
By reading my title someone will probably think that I'm some "fine nurtured" person who is grossed out by loads of swearing, vulgarity and ironical morbidness of this show. It's not like that at all. Why I gave it such low vote is not because of constant badmouthing during episodes. No, it's 'cause of it's thematics. We all well know the world we live in is worst than hell itself, we're all well aware of awkward and ironic society that we can see each and every day, we know about constant nonsenses that's been delivered to us through media, etc, etc, etc. We got the point already.
I'm not gonna say that each animated feature should talk about "good vs evil" or something behind the mask just to satisfy crowd. Of course not. But neither it should be like this. It is not as smart as it's treated and if you turn your brain for a second, you're realize that this what's put to irony and laugh here is actually more to cry than to laugh about. Haven't we all been fed up by this world's dirt in our everyday lives. I watched the show as I've spoke...ho, I understand it's meanings, understand that the idea is to put our human stupidity to laugh and by doing that make us viewers laugh at ourselves and the society we live in. Right? Figured it out by watching one episode. That's okay, but why repeating it all the time, what's the point of it if I may ask? Will it really make us feel all that better if we're just going to laugh at ourselves and the world around us, will we make things more right and better just by laughing at them. Honestly I don't know how any person who calls itself intelligent could find this amusing. By this I really have no intention to offend anyone.
Obviously this is the easiest way of dealing with problems and that's exactly and IMHO the only thing that this show manages to point out in somehow funny way. It shows personality of the majority. It shows how most of people're enjoying and laughing in massive amount of irony and sarcasm. It's showing that most of us is actually no different than the ones that this kind of show puts to laugh. If you know what I mean. And for that and only that I'll give it a credit, but again, it has no deeper meaning than this and it surely won't make us any smarter.
Overall...this show is greatly overrated. It's nothing more than average and sometimes even quite dumb sometimes and by this I don't have an intention to offend anyone.
I remember as a kid, when this first came out in the late 90's, and I think it was kind of a naughty thing to watch that our young minds didn't quite get, in the same way the early SNL was to our parents. but this....this is about 1000 times worse in its content then probably any TV show ever created before it, even the Simpson's. when i finally "grew up" i saw this show for what it really is. at first i think we all thought because its a cartoon and its a little bit more adult its still kinda funny. but of course they went into religion bashing, racist jokes, ethnic jokes of all kinds, blasphemous language and plots, especially the whole devil and Jesus thing, was so completely wrong. i never like to say this but I've never seen 2 guys so willingly wanting to go to hell. this is what happens when perverts get free reign on television. i read one "hate" post below that said the reasons they hated the show Weren't because they were a "fine nurtured person who is grossed out by loads of swearing, vulgarity and ironical morbidness of this show". well, I am that person. I was raised in a Christian home and had a great mother who taught me the ways to be a good honest person in life and not to be a foul mouthed moron like many others out there who have no life including those who created this show. not saying I'm Mr. Perfect by any means, but trying to live to the standards set by God the best to my ability. but at some point you have to open your eyes to the sick culture your in and give a critique of it. i mean look at how far we've come. we went from TV shows like "i love Lucy", genuine Christian based shows on national TV like "little house on the prairie", corny yet fun, child safe action shows from the 80's like Macgyver and A team. then in the 90's we saw just how much you can show on TV and just how much you can get away with on TV. faux kid looking shows like The Simpsons i never got into because it was the precursor to the crude nasty shows like south park and family guy, only a little bit lighter and not nearly as crude or offensive, though it did come close. but i still found it unsettling. then the big one, south park, that ushered in a whole generation of nasty, foul mouthed piggish kids and complete lack of morality. seeing absolute crap shows like this and looking back at the shows of yesteryear, its a sad, sad reminder of how far down the toilet bowl our culture has gone and even scarier about where its going. there is some sinister work being done in the media today to undermine God and common decency and have complete and utter chaos sweep our once great society. i hope people will wake up soon and realize what junk we have been feeding our culture for many years now and that we need a return to decency and morality on television, not to mention our society.
With our lives, we have been designed with purpose and the ability to achieve that purpose through goals and achievement. Our focus with our purpose should be on others first and then ourselves. In this TV series of South Park, you see anything but purpose. Four Kids - Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny - go around in their town of South Park with meaningless lives. They criticize everybody and everything, they do things for their own benefit, and half the time, they don't even like each other. This series portrays a very individualistic model that is seen in our culture today. I have even watched episodes and have seen the purposeless life, always wondering why they do things. Why have a purpose in our lives, when we can do whatever we want to do and not care? South Park is the best example of living life with no purpose and not achieving the potential that you have. It becomes all about self. God created us with a special design and purpose and the will to achieve that purpose, but it comes to the choice of the person. If we follow the South Park model, we will find ourselves wondering around aimlessly in our world, doing whatever the trend sets. However, if we follow the idea that we were created with a purpose and can will ourselves to achieve it, we will find ultimate happiness and satisfaction. Our purpose is simply to serve God and others around us, which goes against the individualistic mindset of South Park. Why live aimlessly for ourselves, when we can live ultimately for God and others?
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Unfortunately the cons outweigh the pros in many of the situations.
Now a lot of you who don't agree with me will argue that I hate it because its not politically correct or that it uses a lot swearing (etc.). But that's really not the case. It's more the fact that it has fallen into a rut of nothing but non-PC jokes. At times this causes the show to feel stale, forced, and a one-note show.
A good example of a stale moment is the coffee moment in the recent "Les Bos" episode. The slowed down action is a parody of the movie 300, i get it. But it takes so long for her to get up and do a joke that in and of itself isn't too strong itself really bogs down the show.
Also, its not the fact that they are using satire that turns me away from the show (I am a huge fan of Mr.Show, which does not have an episode without it), but more the fact that they hit it so hard every single episode. What they satire is actually very good, but it is presented so blatantly and with no subtlety that it loses all its charm with trying to make its message. Essentially, it's message is a good one, but they beat you over the head with it way to much.
I guess the thing I really don't like about is not that its not PC or that it swears so much, its that its comedy isn't presented as well as it could be and its monotony of material wears thin after a while.
Final Word: Comedy is stale and bludgeons you with its political incorrectness until you laugh. It's funny, just don't cram it down our throats.
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One of the most overrated, discarded carp carcuses ever to stay on
television for eleven years, South Park is.....well suffice to say for
now that's what it is. This review is not critical from a religiously
moral standpointperhaps somewhat from a secular moral standpoint but
more of a simple dismissal of the alleged holiness that so many
hapless, misguided, dead brains assign to it.
First, the show's satirical bent is overflowed by the nviro sewer sludge of crude humour. Again, I'm certainly not offended in any way by the content, but rather just pointing out how much of a played out platitude this whole crudity thing is. I recall Monty Python doing this humour in the Meaning of Life and also many, many others before south park; those I enjoyed very much. For I like crude humour, the right kind and in the right doses, but South Park's reason for being is to wallow in the crudity. Granted there's a little originality I suppose to, say, growing a d on a mouse. I heard of the idea of growing organs on other parts of people's bodies; it's apparently a type of surgery that's been around since ancient Egypt. They give it the twist of beingsurprise!! What else!! A d (their other options were clitoris or prostate). Any satire on the show gets crowded out by this tiring crude aspectwhich continues on a terminating continuum of crudity started by many in the past, and merely pushed to more extremes along the continuum by Stone and Parker. But the crude humour in something classic like the Meaning of Life was somehow adult appealing; South park's humour is strictly juvenilethe stuff that makes fourteen year olds guffaw out their moronic rotting teeth. I swear Stone and Parker would be the kind of idiots to laugh for days at images like Type O Negative's 1992 album cover for "the origin of feces". Apparently, they haven't left that mentality behind in the jr high smoking pit, it seems they would still laugh listlessly and mindlessly at such images. Aren't these guys middle aged men now? I think it's time to grow up boys.
Some things just become extremely predictable in this show. Like the episode where Paris Hilton is enveloped by the S and M guy's rectum. On the surface it seems "WHOA!". But really, you would expect that. Yes, of course the gay, pan-sexual S and M guy is going to be the one with the biggest rectum to do something like swallow someone "whole" with it. Horray! You begin to know what to expect from this show after just a couple of viewingsI mean in the way that the creators think that you won't expect, but anyone with a clear perception would. It's all low standards, low expectations, and low pangs in my gutnot from any alleged disgusting imagery, but indeed from the platitude of it, and the annoyance that all they can do is think of more ways to slip and slide along the continuum of crudity.
Another thing about the crudity is that it ends up the only thing that is often 'discussed'. I work with people who often talk about South Park (no, I currently don't work with the most enlightened people, I know). They talk about the mouse with the d---, or the rectum swallowing, or the guy who gave the aids virus to someone out of some petty revenge, or the lurid details of Mr. Garret's sex change, excrement coming out of people mouths, blah, blah, blah, yawn, yawn, yawn, and so on and then they leave break and go back to work with that dumb jaw hanging, clueless, zomped out, ragbag, mono expressions indicative (words with the d sound keep popping up (whoops) in this review for some strange coincidence) of the deadened, hollowed out, and sad existence that they surely must lead (and no I don't feel spite for my co-workersactually feel very sad for themit's depressing being around themif only they could open their minds a little bit but leave the sluice gates selective so that this south park sludge can be filtered out. My take anywayhee hee).
This show has long run its course. It was good when it first came on when I was a jr. high school student, but it has been going on far too long, and far too many people are left guffawing mindlessly at the stupid, supposedly disgusting, actually tired, imagery, missing what paltry satire there is completely, and then leaving with an instant expression of doom, hatred, and contempt on their visages, with those ill feelings being passed on to the rest of humanity. Perhaps it is because after eleven years of staring at horrible construction paper cutout animation, people have come to mimic the look, and look blander and deader and less animated than the show itself. That's perhaps the most effect this show has on peopleand subconsciously, it makes them angry.
Let this show go far south and park itself deeply under thick layers of ice somewhere around Antarctica. Hey, maybe it could even get some new material. Let's see, a penguin people pull fish out of another penguin's vagina or anus, then eviscerates the fish to eat it, but discover the fish have excrement instead of guts. Then tack on some cheap satire about the whiny people who complain that their food is being grown in kiln dust and raw sewage or something. It took no time for me to think that upand that's about the time it takes to think up material for South Park. Yuk, Yuk, Yuk.
For at least the first few years, this show was cool... mostly because
it was a virtual unknown... of course, now that it's gotten over 13,000
viewers and one movie, it's getting old.
Open your eyes, people!
This show is anti-semitic, racist, sexist and just overall terrible!
Where was the FCC during the 4th season? on a damn coffee break?
If there's one thing I've learned, it's that they should have canceled this piece of crap a long time ago.
If you want political opinions, watch the news... not this s***.
South Park is a comedy(If it can be called that) for people who have no
sense of humour at all. It gets its laughs purely threw crude language
and sick story lines.
Kids would find it funny because of the bad language as kids don't know the meaning of funny, but for adults to like it I would seriously question them. There is no intellect at all in this programme and Family Guy is a complete class above this.
I would not recommend this at all to anyone who hasn't seen this. Would be a waste of 20 minutes.
The rating of South Park on IMDb does not reflect the programme at all.
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I used to be a fan of South Park but now I have changed my mind. The
show tries so hard to be offensive and it fails most of the time. The
creators of the show aren't even trying anymore either. I remember
seeing episodes where they had sea otters in space ships or something.
I could tell they were running out of ideas.
The show is offensive to me because of Cartman. He just blatantly hates Kyle because he's Jewish. He keeps making statements about his Jewish heritage over and over again. I don't even watch the show anymore. I am just waiting for that day when this show is canceled. Then, I will break out a bottle of beer and celebrate.
There are other shows out there that are a lot better than this. There is Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad, and King of the Hill.
I give this show 1 star out of 10. Why wasn't this show canceled?
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Sorry for the South Park fans, but I'm not a big fan of crude humor. It's just as pathetic as Napoleon Dynamite humor because I don't understand the point of their jokes. I think it's so "middle-school", ignorant, and childish that it may be the best thing ever created, but it would the best thing ever for a 14 year old on probation. Think about, man, I seriously don't like South Park. Another reason I gave South Park a 4 out of 10 is because it's humor is a little dry and inmature. Who the hell finds a kid getting killed in an accident funny? Plus, if people think South Park is art, then where have you been. South Park is not art, it's just as trashy as Jerry Springer or other sleazy, disgusting, crude, offensive crap on television that people are warped by.
I used to look forward to watching South Park because I found it
original and hilarious. Nobody does a better "Cartman" impersonation
Now, I refuse to watch it. I haven't watched it since they mocked the Virgin Mary ( a statue where fart sounds came from the rectum ). Enough is enough. I was troubled when they mocked disabled people, African Americans, Chinese people, gays, the Pope, etc....Yet, I still tuned in occasionally. Mocking the Blessed Virgin and showing Cartman screaming, "F--- Jesus" did it. No more Southpark.
Mocking Christianity is safe. Nobody will hunt you down and slice off your head. Not so with Islam. I don't think it's funny to mock people with disabilities, mock people for their ethnicity, or for their religious beliefs. In Hitler's Germany, Jews were mocked before it turned really ugly. Enough of Southpark. It's a nasty show, cloaked in comedy.
It tries extremely to hard to be offensive and they preach about
nothing wayyy too much. Just a bad show and the only show (growing up
because I was about to enter the 2nd or 3rd grade when this show came
on air) my mother wouldn't allow me to watch. I could watch horror
movies and even semi-porn movies but now...now I know why I wasn't
aloud to watch this show. It's stupid and pointless.
This is possibly one of the reasons why people hate America. Because they hear about crap like THIS on television and the suburban high class spoiled little rich kids whom watch this.
I hope to GOD it gets cancelled.
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Many of my friends at my high school watch south park and think that it's the funniest thing on t.v . I myself have watched it numerous times and think that while it can on occasion be quite entertaining it is often disgusting, offensive, and simply awful. Now many of you are probably saying now "lighten up its a animated TV show, all the jokes probably go over your head thats why you don't like it" ERRRRRRRRR WRONG! One of the few episodes I enjoyed was "Make Love, not Warcraft" having wasted a year of my life to that game I found it simply hilarious and frightfully accurate about how it takes control of your life. However, on the other hand the episodes about the passion of the Christ, the one where Cartmen gets a inheritance and buys a amusement park, and the n-word one are simply disgraceful as are many others but these are just some extreme examples. The one about that passion of the Christ simply bashes religious beliefs, is strongly anti-semitic (for those idiots who are like "what does that mean" its a word for being discriminatory towards Jews), and does not accurately portray what happens in the film or what the message the film tries to convey. The episode where Cartmen buys the amusement park I found almost as offensive. First, its wasn't funny.... Second, when Stan (I don't remember if it was kyle or Stan) gets a ulcer or tumor or something on him and hes in the hospital dying and his parents read him a story from the bible about a guy who was extremely devoted to god and the devil bet god that if god cursed the man that he would no longer believe in/be devoted to god. God did this and took away all this guys wealth and killed his family etc. but the man stayed devoted. In south park this is where the story ends and Stan or kyle is like "OMG thats so awful" or something to that extent and renounces his belief in god. The thing is that while most of the story is actually in the bible they decided to cut out the end...after seeing that this man was so devoted to him God blessed him 10 times over, making him the richest man in the country, making him powerful, giving him a beautiful wife and many kids etc. , I'm so goddamn sick of people trashing religion like that. Then the kicker, the episode which basically just involves saying the N-word 2,000 times over 30 minutes. Now, I'm not African-American but I found this episode simply revolting so that after around halfway through it I switched off my t.v and vowed never to watch South Park again. If you guys want to watch real comedy and satire watch The Daily Show or the Colbert Report. Or if you are into animated stuff then check out family guy, which is even funnier and much less offensive.
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