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Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Connemara, Mar 12, 2009.
Mr. Slave beating off at the Jonas Brothers concert was a highlight.
Unfortunately, South Park made a turn for the worst in one of its greatest episodes, Scott Tenorman Must Die. That episode marks the transition of Cartman from a genuinely naieve, albeit racist / misogynistic / etc. little boy to an outright "criminal mastermind". This led to the deepening of his voice, and the loss of innocense of the show. The new elaborate plots do not do the show any favors in my opinion...the comedy takes a large hit at the cost of "having a social message". No longer does cartman shreik out "EY!!"...or say a line as classic as pretty much anything in this clip: This Jonas Brothers episode wasn't bad...for a new-season episode. This season is guaranteed to be another flop (in my eyes) because the show has simply taken a completely different direction than seasons 1-3.
Unfortunately, South Park made a turn for the worst in one of its greatest episodes, Scott Tenorman Must Die.
That episode marks the transition of Cartman from a genuinely naieve, albeit racist / misogynistic / etc. little boy to an outright "criminal mastermind". This led to the deepening of his voice, and the loss of innocense of the show.
Good observation. However, I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the new, asshole Cartman up until the end of season 10, when he achieved his apotheosis in 'Tsst' and the 2-parters 'Cartoon Wars' and 'Go God Go'. While the series peaked much earlier, it was solid until a couple years ago. The two most recent seasons have been serious disappointments.
Okay, tonight has already cracked me up, 3 minutes in. "Would you mind too much if I kissed you?" "Not at all!"
"A woman being raped.... that's what this city has come to"
You must be Eric Cartman because you're fat.
I don't think I laughed out loud once during that entire episode.
Coonicon '09 was pretty funny.
Terrible. I'm convinced that either Matt and Trey have nothing to do with the writing of this show anymore, or they have lived outside Colorado for so long they have forgotten their roots and how to write good comedy. I'm now officially at the point where I will not watch new episodes unless a friend recommends me to do so. It's a shame - this show was much funnier than anyone gave it credit for.
this thread inspired me to watch the latest episode (The Coon)....I'm sad that I did so.
Although the Bruce Vilanche referencing was funny.
Episode sucked. At least my hope for mankind is lifted in demetri martin's show after.
"Ok, here are a few questions to determine the needed boost of coolness. How many comics do you own?"
"well...does that include graphic novels?"
"....We have all the information we need."
It is not as if South Park ever says anything particularly groundbreaking. Their messages aren't even hidden in allegory that well, and they just articulate the most cliched libertarian beliefs possible (which both of them fully subscribe to).
The show was originally funny because of the juxtaposition of these children cussing and their extreme adventures, coupled with obscure pop culture references. Now it's just a bunch of middle school kids who are mere vehicles for a political message. Nor is the message particularly salient or worth listening to.
Most of the humor is gone because they blatantly rip off movies with a wink-wink nudge-nudge of a, "this is just avoiding copyright infringement! Boy aren't we clever!" If it isn't that it is basically Matt and Trey trying to piss in the eye of someone who has honored them, or angered them off, only for the sake of pissing in someone's eye. [Something of an aside here: their outrage over Isaac Hayes was such a crock of shit. Their reaction was "look if you just get offended over what is near and dear to your heart, that is bullshit." What the hell else are you going to get offended over?]
The show last night was entertaining but certainly not funny in the way it used to be. The most classic moment was when Mysterion revealed himself and it just looked like every other kid in the class and he didn't speak. Who do y'all think it was?
Not funny at all. Weak episode, once again.
The coon was better than the first one.. but kind of a weak start so far.
Well there's another 20 minutes of my life I'll never get back. Why did I stay up to watch this?
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