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South Park wins a Peabody

by Anna Johns, posted Jun 6th 2006 11:28AM
south parkHell must've frozen over for some people last night when South Park was given its first Peabody award. The Daily Show host, and former Peabody winner, Jon Stewart played emcee at the University of Georgia event in New York. When introducing Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park, Stewart complimented them on their "ability to keep the show fresh and hilarious" after 10 seasons. Parker and Stone reportedly kept their acceptance speeches brief. Parker swore when talking about artistic responsibilities and Stone professed his love for fellow winner, Battlestar Galactica.

The University of Georgia gives out the awards for "distinguished acheivement and meritorious service". Also winning Peabodys were The Shield, Boston Legal, and NBC News for its Hurricane Katrina coverage (Brian Williams personally accepted).

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ronald

South Park best from toons!
Peabody did right things;)

July 08 2006 at 7:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Daniel Solis

Usually the guys don't care about the awards because they feel it is too fake.

June 06 2006 at 6:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Douglin

The winners were announced a while ago but the ceremony was last night, that's why this article is here

June 06 2006 at 3:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Gig

YOu can sure tell it's rerun season. For the record the Peabodys were given out in April and there hasn't been a new press release since April 5th.

http://www.peabody.uga.edu/news/press.asp

June 06 2006 at 3:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Borat

The Shield, Battlestar Galactica, The Wire and Deadwood(somewhat) are all shows which have not been honored by the Emmys, but have won Peabody awards. (At least South Park won an Emmy for best animated show...it could win Best Comedy too if it was in that category)

I personally think winning a Peabody is a higher honor than winning an Emmy. I mean c'mon, The Wire does not have even ONE Emmy!

June 06 2006 at 1:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jonathan Toomey

http://www.tvsquad.com/2006/04/06/south-park-wins-a-peabody-seriously-you-guys/

I'm confused... what was this post then?

June 06 2006 at 1:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
JT

Deserved, I think.

June 06 2006 at 11:48 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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