South Park has returned!

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Jayson1, Sep 27, 2018.

  1. Jayson1

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    Can you believe that they tricked us with setting up the mystery of who Cartman's Dad is. I think. just kidding.:) Not another old thread brought back to life. What did everyone think of the school shooting episode or the dig at Black Panther which I get. The movie is kind of overrated. It's a fin Marvel movie but I wouldn't even put in my top 5, maybe top 10 though. Butters as the hall monitor with a machine gun might have been my favorite part. Though it was all good. The commentary about how we don't take school shootings serious anymore is accurate but I do feel like it's not something new to say on the issue because I think we all know that is how we feel about them or any gun shooting. It's now just another day in America. Not sure if that feeling is also their in other countries but proably was their even before it was a thing in America. We never had to deal with suicide bombings and stuff like that in our past.

    Jason
     
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  2. JirinPanthosa

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    I think Cartman's opinion of Black Panther was one of those cases where the creators voice their opinions through Cartman being a dick.

    Yeah, I like the commentary on people's attitude toward school shootings, people feel socially censured just be still be upset from it. Or people who politicize it for gun control try to downplay the importance and say how it's unpreventable, acting like anyone who disagrees is being ridiculous or politicizing the shooting themselves.

    I loved how the credits screen had #cancelsouthpark
     
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  3. Seven of Five

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    Happy South Park is back again, and it was a pretty funny opener as well. I loved the little homage to Jessica Jones whilst taking a wipe at Marvel stablemate Black Panther.

    I agree with the show that the film is a bit overrated. I think part of the trouble was the amount of hype it received when it first came out meant it was a bit of a letdown when I saw it on home release. It's enjoyable and everything, but there are better Marvel films.

    The episode touched on a sensitive subject, and Sharon's was pretty much me over here in the UK every time I hear about 'yet another' incident of gun violence in USA. Although of course the episode subverts our expectations with Randy having the real trouble this week. Poor Randy. :D

    Is #cancelsouthpark going to be in every episode this season?
     
  4. JirinPanthosa

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    I agree the film had structural problems, but I give it a lot of points for the idea of an African nation being in the position of the more technologically advanced nation debating whether to generously offer its medical and material help to less fortunate nations.

    Flipping the script of colonization and challenging the conceit of African helplessness.
     
  5. Jayson1

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    "Black Panther" has the problem every over-hyped movie has. It almost can never live up to expectations. I'm not sure people will fully know how they feel about it for several years. Seem like ever movie that is seen as the, greatest thing ever ends up not feeling so great but ever bashed movie you got people who come away thinking, "That wasn't so bad." I do think it will hold up more than "Avatar." People seem to really dislike that move now. I need to go back and see it and see how I feel about it.

    Jason
     
  6. thribs

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    They say that we should consolidate threads and so I found an old thread with the same title and used that to talk about the new South Park only for a mod to close it saying that you shouldn’t bump all threads. Madness I say. :)

    Anyway I really enjoyed this one. The beginning scene with the school shooting and how they didn’t react to it was hilarious. Plus the image of Butters as the hall monitor carrying a machine gun. That’s the the future right there. :)
     
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    As long as society continues to get worse, South Park's makers can keep laughing all the way to the bank? Seems too easy.
     
  8. JirinPanthosa

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    Even if society became a veritable utopia, a show that at its core is about hypocrisy will never be lacking of material.

    In the Star Trek universe, the 400th season of South Park starts with: "It's so great that we evolved past all our differences and learned to accept all aliens different cultures and ways of life. HEY, GET OUT OF HERE YOU STUPID FERENGI TROLL!"
     
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  9. thribs

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    If only Church was that fun. Butters took a big risk there asking the Priest over toboard game night.
     
  10. JirinPanthosa

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    This episode felt like a rehash of last time they covered the same subject, I think that was way back in season 5 or something.

    But I liked the idea, Father Maxi a normal priest genuinely invested in helping and protecting people, having to deal with everybody thinking he's a pedophile, then deciding to own up to the fact he knew something was going on and didn't do anything.

    Then the cleanup squad that just covers everything up and transfers the priest is exactly what the Catholic bureaucracy was doing.

    I never got the impression Butters was taking on danger by hanging out with the priest, because we of course know from previous episodes Maxi has nothing but good intentions. Butters just naively has the kind of naive empathy and trust in priests that you're supposed to be able to have.

    I liked the message that the problem won't go away until every Catholic official owns up to it and stops deferring responsibility to other people, but it doesn't seem that much different from their first take on it sixteen years ago.
     
  11. Seven of Five

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    That was a lot of fun. It felt like ground already covered before at an earlier time, but I couldn't help but love the church clean-up crew.

    I also liked the montage of all the different things Butters and the priest were doing, and it tickled me that he never changed out of his church outfit ever. :)
     
  12. JirinPanthosa

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    A few years ago South Park would have come out and said "You can be a strong woman without having to prove how strong you are ALL the time". Then again, it's 2018.

    That last scene where Mr Hanky goes to The Simpsons and gets welcomed by Apu, BRILLIANT.
     
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    I didn’t get the Simpsons ending but I can’t imagine anything worse than having PC babies.
     
  14. JirinPanthosa

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    They were pointing out the racial stereotypes of many of the Simpsons characters. Indian Americans are extremely bothered by Apu in particular.

    I can imagine something much worse than PC Babies. The people who voted for Mr Garrison for no reason other than they were annoyed by the PC babies.

    It seems like South Park has finally given up the serialization thing they did the last three seasons. Stan got shot in an episode and he wasn't injured in this episode. So this season looks like there will probably be no connection between episodes. I enjoyed the serial storylines but for South Park episodic is probably better.
     
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    Really? The world has gone mad. The Simpsons is one of the least offensive things out there.

    Off topic, why isn’t PC Principal a moderator on this site? :)
     
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  16. JirinPanthosa

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    I’m kinda on the ‘lighten up it’s comedy’ side too, but I don’t think it’s unreasonable for Indians raised in America to be uncomfortable about a representation of them that reinforces the stereotype they have to constantly prove they aren’t.

    The thing is racial stereotypes were just considered part of comedy in the 1990s, but other stuff from the 90s went away or updated itself and Simpsons just stayed the same.

    There’s a documentary ‘The Problem With Apu’ about it.

    And even if the PC folks overreact, it doesn’t mean you’re not being a jerk for brushing people off when they complain something makes them uncomfortable.
     
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    Funny, this episode was called "The Problem With A Poo" :lol:

    I absolutely love any episode with PC Principal and Mr. Hankey's Tweets on Ambien were hilarious "Why's South Park full of goddamn douchebags?" :lol:
     
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  18. Seven of Five

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    That was much funnier than last week's. Wasn't it ambien that had supposedly caused Roseanne Barr to make stupid career-ending tweets a few months back? :lol:

    Mr Hankey's tweets were so funny, all leading up to his trial and being told to leave town...

    ...Only for him to roll up in Springfield and talk to Apu! That was the cherry on the cake.

    PC babies and Vice Principal Strong Woman was all good stuff too. "Sometimes PC babies don't even know what they're crying about." :lol:
     
  19. Terok Nor

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    I've thoroughly enjoyed all three episodes of Season 22. South Park is a show that just never gets old. My highlights of the season so far

    The priests cleaning squad
    Mr. Hanky as Roseanne
    Black Panther criticism
    Cartman as Jessica Jones
    Sharon vs. School shootings
    PC Babies
    Mr. Hanky in Springfield
    Mr. Hanky as Brett Kavanaugh
     
  20. Seven of Five

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    So after Mr. Hankey last week, we get Towlie this week. That's some good shit! :techman:

    I love how each episode seems to be starting off with gunshots, it's becoming a disturbing motif for the season.

    I loved Randy opening Tegridy Hemp Farms, and his little song was priceless. He really can't stand vape! Kindergarteners (Ike!) on Vape was fun.