The End of South Park

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stjones
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The End of South Park

Postby stjones » Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:43 pm

South Park was my wife and I's pandemic activity and it was AMAZING. Its the best show on TV. Or atleast it was. It tried to align itself with moronic cancel culture and wasn't funny (by anyone's standards) the last couple of seasons and it culminated with Season 24's Vaccination Special.
The good thing is it looks like the creators know its over as well. The main characters agreed they can't continue being themselves and they can't be funny anymore. Because that is now ILLEGAL. In a touching scene the boys depart from each other and it was ultimately an act of mercy.
To the creators of South Park- Please stop the show. Please leave on a high note where your body of work is relatively undiluted and timeless. We LOVED South Park and its sad to see it go. But to continue on as some facsimile of yourself spewing out repressive communist propaganda is horrifying.
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Re: The End of South Park

Postby Big-Will » Mon Mar 15, 2021 8:01 pm

stjones wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:43 pm
The main characters agreed they can't continue being themselves and they can't be funny anymore. Because that is now ILLEGAL.
I'll believe that when the police come for the creators.
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Re: The End of South Park

Postby Andrew_B » Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:47 am

I totally agree, something is wrong lately. I watched the Vaccination Special 3 times, just to make sure I wasn't missing something.

I think the hour long format doesn't suit South Parks style of unloading a ridiculous story that illustrates flaws in commonly accepted events/ideals. The more you drag it out the less impact it has.

Also I highly doubt M&T had much to do with writing that episode. You could tell who ever wrote it was emotionally attached to the politics. Where M&T historically don't give a f#ck. I doubt they got trapped in some echo chamber or blind team politics given they have covered how idiotic that is. It felt like watching season 4 of Community, you just know the normal vision/creator is not behind it.
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Re: The End of South Park

Postby jabbapawl » Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:57 am

WTF are you talking about?

+ South Park’s Pandemic Special scored the series best ratings in seven years

+ Viewers liked Season 24 just as much as the other recent ones, if not more (Rotten Tomatoes has S24 @ 63%, S23 @ 50%, S22 @ 77%, S21 @ 54%)

+ Trey & Matt have already agreed to do at least another 26 if not 28 episodes (26 if S24E01 and S24E02 are considered double-episodes, otherwise 28), having renewed their contract with Comedy Central until 2023/Season 26 (and having agreed to produce 10 episodes per season)

+ They have repeatedly stated, as recently as a few months ago, that they don't think that they will be doing South Park in 10 years, but that they have not yet even discussed among themselves when to end it

Clearly, S24 was delayed due to the pandemic. A show like South Park, which is always made in a hurry days or even hours before it airs so as to be ultra-relevant to what is going on in the world, is almost impossible to produce from quarantine. Plus, I think they may have been working on a surprise. We haven't heard anything about The Book of Mormon's movie adaptation in a while, so they might have dedicated time to that, which would be wonderful.

I see no reason to think that South Park is over already, and besides, knowing Trey & Matt and how much they are invested in it, it's obvious to me that if South Park were to end, they would end it properly (epically, with all the fireworks that they can deploy) instead of just letting it fade away quietly, as you seem to assume they are doing....
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Re: The End of South Park

Postby jabbapawl » Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:56 am

Andrew_B wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:47 am
Also I highly doubt M&T had much to do with writing that episode. You could tell who ever wrote it was emotionally attached to the politics. Where M&T historically don't give a f#ck. I doubt they got trapped in some echo chamber or blind team politics given they have covered how idiotic that is. It felt like watching season 4 of Community, you just know the normal vision/creator is not behind it.
Of course, a conspiracy theory is just what we needed! So why not claim that M&T hadn't much to do w/ writing the episode in spite of all the evidence to the contrary? But the credits are crystal clear, the voice-acting is obviously theirs and as far as the content is concerned, it is perfectly in line with their past material. We shouldn't confuse South Park embracing something with M&T embracing that same thing. The town of South Park does not reflect their views, but rather the way they view contemporary U.S. society. It's social commentary, rather than political activism. And what M&T did in those first two episodes is tackle the new normal, not an easy task for any show, let alone one like theirs. So far, I haven't seen anyone else do it as well. It is not a topic that lends itself to a lot of laughter. A number of people seem to be invested exclusively in them attacking PC culture. That may be a good reason for them not to want to engage in it as much anymore.

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