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So What Happens on the Post-Censored 'South Park'?

by Brad Trechak, posted Apr 28th 2010 4:08PM
South Park'South Park' has been censored before, but not as blatantly as it was for their two-part anniversary episodes '200' and '201.' Even 'The Simpsons' showed their support for the silenced Colorado kids. Tonight is the mid-season finale and the question on possibly everyone's mind is: will Trey Parker and Matt Stone have any further commentary on the entire Muhammed situation?

My guess is that the issue won't even be addressed. Trey Parker and Matt Stone said as much with a public statement on the 'South Park' website. With only one episode to go until their break, they may not want to stir the pot (although pot-stirring is certainly their forté).

More people will watch the episode just to see if anything is done. '200' and '201' got a 1.9 rating, only second this season to the premiere's 2.0 rating. With all the media attention, the new episode may beat that.

Tonight's episode is called 'Crippled Summer' and is about Jimmy and Timmy attending a summer camp for "handi-capable" children. If I had my druthers, Jimmy would say at the end "At least we got through this week with nobody mentioning the prophet Muh...Muh..Muhha..." and just end the episode on that.

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JDawg

To Christopher and Mike: Perhaps you guys didn't see the Scrotie McBoogerballs episode this season, about reading your own interpretation into a work and sticking to that interpretation even when the author explicitly denies it.

April 29 2010 at 1:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
christopher_martone

I have been following this controversy since it first started last week, but I have a question/theory that I don't think I have seen anyone else bring up and wanted to see what everyone else here thought:

Any chance that the whole censorship flap was planned all along by Trey and Matt? It seems right down their alley to make a parody of the hypersensitive culture of this day and age and I would not put it past them to do something like this, much like the famed Terrance and Philip episode of years back.

I just find, in particular, the "censoring" of Kyle's speech at the end of the episode suspicious. I mean, why would Comedy Central bleep out the entire speech? Perhaps the point we were supposed to take from the episode was that we tend to blow things too much out of proportion and go overboard in our desire to censor things. If so, I have to say it was pure genius on Parker and Stone's part

Just a thought; I am not usually a conspiracy theorist or anything :)

Forgive me if someone has already addressed this idea and I just missed it.

April 28 2010 at 4:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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