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Posted: 10/27/2006 9:54:48 AM EST
Well, that did not take long... the whiners and easily offended come out.

Here is the Article for the DailyMail:

The creators of South Park have never been afraid to upset celebrities - and many of the show's viewers.

From jokes about religion and homosexuality to four-letter tirades, Trey Parker and Matt Stone have always mixed shock tactics with satire in the hit cartoon series.

But they were accused of hitting a new low last night after lampooning the demise of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin just weeks after his death.

The latest episode shows an animated Irwin in Hell with a stingray poking out of his bleeding chest.

Irwin, 44, died in September after he was impaled by a stingray's barb, while snorkelling near the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

The South Park episode called Hell On Earth 2006, which was broadcast in the US this week, shows Satan preparing to host a Hallowe'en fancy dress party.

Hundreds of dead celebrities are invited, including rapper Notorious B.I.G., Princess Diana and Hitler.

But at the party Satan receives complaints from his guests that someone is inappropriately dressed up as Irwin.

Satan confronts Irwin but the Aussie environmentalist protests it is really him, not a guest in a costume.

While characters have been killed off in the series before – spawning the show's catchphrase "Oh my god, they killed Kenny!" – campaigners are particularly incensed about the stingray still being attached to Irwin's bloodstained trademark khaki shirt.

British broadcasting watchdog Mediawatch condemned the episode as "grossly insensitive."

Its director, John Beyer, said: "I think this is in bad taste. Steve Irwin's family are still grieving."

"To lampoon somebody's death like that is unacceptable and so soon after the event is grossly insensitive. It is not what the family would want to see."

South Park maker Comedy Central defended the episode. A spokesman said: "It has offended people in the past and probably will again. Regular watchers would not be shocked."

My Response to the whiney comments:

First off.. How many people watched the show and saw the whole scene? In the show, Satan said the oufit was in poor taste. When he finds out it is Irwin himself, he asks him to leave, because it is a costume only party and that is the rule. THAT IS THE ENTIRE JOKE.
Anyone who is NOT related to Steve Irwin that was offended by this is too sensitive, too politically correct, too apt to scream "victim". Life is sometimes very difficult and painful. Humor is the human way of dealing with pain. Here are two quotes from Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain:
Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our hardnesses yield, all our irritations and resentments flit away and a sunny spirit takes their place.
Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of Humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.

Understand that horrible things happen to great people everyday. Humor is our only defense against death. We will all die, but do it a smile.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 9:56:37 AM EST
People still watch South Park?
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 9:57:26 AM EST
lol, I think its a riot.

BTW, when I die...ya'll can make fun of me as much as you want
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 9:59:31 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 10:00:25 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2006 10:01:31 AM EST by RustedAce]

Originally Posted By guardian855:
People still watch South Park?



Its only the funniest thing on tv, so, yes.

It gets quoted in every other tread around here too.

As for the news people:

"WAHHH UPSETTING! SHOCKING! NEWSWORTHY!!!!" They just want to make a buck getting people to read/watch thier news by making controversy. If they cant find it in real life they will fall back on southpark. How often does southpark make the news for stuff like this, at least 3-4 times a new season.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 10:15:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By guardian855:
People still watch South Park?


Some people don't??

Why aren't they saying anything about biggy smalls, princess diana, etc

Link Posted: 10/27/2006 11:51:01 AM EST

Originally Posted By ALLANJ:

Originally Posted By guardian855:
People still watch South Park?


Some people don't??

Why aren't they saying anything about biggy smalls, princess diana, etc

img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2006/10/irwin271006_228x375.jpg


Looks like he's holding a Corona. I'd have expected a Fosters.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 12:00:35 PM EST

Originally Posted By Green_Canoe:

Originally Posted By ALLANJ:

Originally Posted By guardian855:
People still watch South Park?


Some people don't??

Why aren't they saying anything about biggy smalls, princess diana, etc

img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2006/10/irwin271006_228x375.jpg


Looks like he's holding a Corona. I'd have expected a Fosters.


I don't think many Aussies drink that shit.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 12:02:57 PM EST
I need to see that one
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 12:04:09 PM EST
Ghandi was also in hell right next to Hitler and I think I saw Mohammad in the back too.

Nobody seems to give a shit about that....yet.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 12:05:05 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 12:06:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By gaspain:
BTW, when I die...ya'll can make fun of me as much as you want
Me 3, if I was too much of an butt-head when I was alive then I deserve to be made fun of.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 12:07:49 PM EST
Not to mention Ghandi being in hell and all
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 12:08:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By Green_Canoe:

Originally Posted By ALLANJ:

Originally Posted By guardian855:
People still watch South Park?


Some people don't??

Why aren't they saying anything about biggy smalls, princess diana, etc

img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2006/10/irwin271006_228x375.jpg


Looks like he's holding a Corona. I'd have expected a Fosters.


IIRC, Satan specified Corona for his party.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 12:09:13 PM EST
When Comedy Central allows Parker and Stone show an image of Mohammad, I will be impressed with their "edginess." Until then....meh.

Comedy Central reminds me of the idiots at PETA. They're quick to throw blood on a little old lady wearing a mink coat, but you'll never see them doing it to a Hell's Angel wearing biker leathers.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 12:11:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2006 12:12:13 PM EST by DK-Prof]

Originally Posted By Nimrod1193:
When Comedy Central allows Parker and Stone show an image of Mohammad, I will be impressed with their "edginess." Until then....meh.


They already have.


The "super best friends" episode did it - and has been aired in syndication mutliple times since - and nobody complained.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 12:12:40 PM EST
South is the king of tasteless (yet often hiliarious) comedy. I agree about the poor taste but what does anyone expect from them? Hell, I applaud them for taken on scientology and many other folk, to say they crossed the line this time would be hypocrisy for me.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 12:14:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By Nimrod1193:
When Comedy Central allows Parker and Stone show an image of Mohammad, I will be impressed with their "edginess." Until then....meh.


They already have.


The "super best friends" episode did it - and has been aired in syndication mutliple times since - and nobody complained.


Interesting...I missed that. I just remember the episode where Comedy Central torpedoed a depiction of Mohammad simply handing someone a hat.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 12:19:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2006 12:20:28 PM EST by DK-Prof]

Originally Posted By Nimrod1193:

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By Nimrod1193:
When Comedy Central allows Parker and Stone show an image of Mohammad, I will be impressed with their "edginess." Until then....meh.


They already have.


The "super best friends" episode did it - and has been aired in syndication mutliple times since - and nobody complained.


Interesting...I missed that. I just remember the episode where Comedy Central torpedoed a depiction of Mohammad simply handing someone a hat.



You're correct.

It was several years before some muslims decided to be offended by depictions of Mohammed in western media, so nobody even noticed or cared. So it wasn't as "ballsy" to do then as it would have been today.

Which is probably why you missed it - because at the time it was a complete non-issue, and many people don't even remember it.



(I hope nobody beheads GoatBoy because I posted a pic of Mohammed on his servers )

Link Posted: 10/27/2006 12:22:29 PM EST
but I wanted a FERRARI cake! this whole party is ruined!
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 12:26:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By Paveway_:
Not to mention Ghandi being in hell and all


They were not in hell. The main article didn't have it right either. They were in Los Angles for the big celebrity party because that is where all the big celebrity parties are held. Heck, even the Pope was trying to crash the party!

The whole purpose of the show was actually to mock girls on the MTV Sweet 16 show where the stuck up American 16 year old princesses get their $200,000 "sweet 16" birthday parties, invite only certain people, throw fits like babies, and then whine when they only get a $50,000 car for their 16th birthday and not the $120,000 car they wanted.

I laughed my ass off when they had Satan throw a fit because he ended up with an Acura cake and not a Ferrari cake. Then someone calmed him down and he appologized and said he was sorry because he didn't want to behave as badly as the girls on the MTV show. That was too funny.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 12:28:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By guardian855:
People still watch South Park?


South Park has been amazing this season. I'm 30 years old and still find the show funny and they cover so many politicial issues in ways that others won't that it makes me want to watch.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 12:50:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By SWIRE:

Originally Posted By Paveway_:
Not to mention Ghandi being in hell and all


They were not in hell.



Before the party it showed Ghandi and princess Di in hell.

They have also showed JFK and tons of other people in hell in various episodes. In South Park everyone goes to hell but mormons.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 1:06:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By RustedAce:

Originally Posted By guardian855:
People still watch South Park?



Its only the funniest thing on tv, so, yes.

It gets quoted in every other tread around here too.




That's quite an overstatement. I used to be a huge fan, but they've really been spiraling down with the last couple seasons.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 1:12:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lockedon:

Originally Posted By RustedAce:

Originally Posted By guardian855:
People still watch South Park?



Its only the funniest thing on tv, so, yes.

It gets quoted in every other tread around here too.




That's quite an overstatement. I used to be a huge fan, but they've really been spiraling down with the last couple seasons.



Well I personally think 9-10 are their best seasons yet. Guess just different senses of humor.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 1:15:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By RustedAce:

Originally Posted By SWIRE:

Originally Posted By Paveway_:
Not to mention Ghandi being in hell and all


They were not in hell.



Before the party it showed Ghandi and princess Di in hell.

They have also showed JFK and tons of other people in hell in various episodes. In South Park everyone goes to hell but mormons.


The South Park Movie, Bigger, Longer, Uncut also showed George Burns and Ghandi in hell when Kenny falls in.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 1:23:18 PM EST
I'm surprised AARP didn't complain that Sinatra was also in hell......
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 1:28:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By TRW:
I'm surprised AARP didn't complain that Sinatra was also in hell......


AARP members are in bed long before the show comes on.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 1:31:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By RustedAce:
In South Park everyone goes to hell but mormons.



Which, in and of itself, is hilarious!
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 1:52:20 PM EST
Hitler " Can you hear me now ? "
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 1:52:32 PM EST
At the end of the episode they show the priests finally getting in to the party. There are two naked young boys dancing for the priests. You would have thought someone would have complained about that...
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 1:56:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2006 1:56:35 PM EST by Izzman]

Originally Posted By substandard:
At the end of the episode they show the priests finally getting in to the party. There are two naked young boys dancing for the priests. You would have thought someone would have complained about that...


No shit, every time the Catholic priests were shown they had naked young boys on leashes.

Obviously that's why Catholics around the world are burning buildings and killing people!

Oh wait, what religion was I talking about again?......
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 1:57:23 PM EST
In South Park only the Mormons get into Heaven.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 1:59:36 PM EST
To all who are offended.....Build a F%$#ing bridge
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 2:02:39 PM EST

Originally Posted By RustedAce:

Originally Posted By Lockedon:

Originally Posted By RustedAce:

Originally Posted By guardian855:
People still watch South Park?



Its only the funniest thing on tv, so, yes.

It gets quoted in every other tread around here too.




That's quite an overstatement. I used to be a huge fan, but they've really been spiraling down with the last couple seasons.



Well I personally think 9-10 are their best seasons yet. Guess just different senses of humor.


I have to agree....

Southpark is better than ever..
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 2:03:41 PM EST
You'd think the liberals would have been offended when they depicted Saddam Hussein as Satan's gay lover. Or even the Mecha-Streisand episode.

South Park rules!
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 2:15:48 PM EST
f@#ing tards!

It's ok to shoot W but don't mess with the Croc Hunter
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 2:29:59 PM EST
An ACURA cake WTF! lol I thought it was a great episode. The three stooges were great!
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 3:27:27 PM EST
I like South Park and this is still a somewhat free country.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 3:37:04 PM EST


No more offensive than this. I have a feeling if he were still alive he'd be laughing his ass off about it.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 3:41:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By SWIRE:

Originally Posted By Paveway_:
Not to mention Ghandi being in hell and all


They were not in hell. The main article didn't have it right either. They were in Los Angles for the big celebrity party because that is where all the big celebrity parties are held. Heck, even the Pope was trying to crash the party!

The whole purpose of the show was actually to mock girls on the MTV Sweet 16 show where the stuck up American 16 year old princesses get their $200,000 "sweet 16" birthday parties, invite only certain people, throw fits like babies, and then whine when they only get a $50,000 car for their 16th birthday and not the $120,000 car they wanted.

I laughed my ass off when they had Satan throw a fit because he ended up with an Acura cake and not a Ferrari cake. Then someone calmed him down and he appologized and said he was sorry because he didn't want to behave as badly as the girls on the MTV show. That was too funny.


Ghandi was in Hell during the Christmas special.
Along with Michael Landin, JFK, JFK Jr,and Gene Siskel.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 3:48:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2006 3:48:43 PM EST by ALLANJ]

Originally Posted By gus:

Originally Posted By RustedAce:
In South Park everyone goes to hell but mormons.



Which, in and of itself, is hilarious!

Dum dum dum dum dum, Joesph Smith was called a Profit, dum dum dum dum dum!

Link Posted: 10/27/2006 7:10:36 PM EST
Would of have been nice if they'd had Kenneth Lay in hell-he could have had his costume be Ali Baba.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 7:15:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2006 7:18:00 PM EST by WildBoar]

Originally Posted By Nimrod1193:
When Comedy Central allows Parker and Stone show an image of Mohammad, I will be impressed with their "edginess." Until then....meh.



You fault the writers of South Park for Comedy Centrals BS policy of not showing Mohammad? it was painfully obvious the writers were pissed about it.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 7:18:49 PM EST

Originally Posted By gus:

Originally Posted By RustedAce:
In South Park everyone goes to hell but mormons.



Which, in and of itself, is hilarious!


+ the only person not in Hell is Saddam. He is in Heaven. With all the Mormons, his hell.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 3:43:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By WildBoar:

Originally Posted By Nimrod1193:
When Comedy Central allows Parker and Stone show an image of Mohammad, I will be impressed with their "edginess." Until then....meh.



You fault the writers of South Park for Comedy Centrals BS policy of not showing Mohammad? it was painfully obvious the writers were pissed about it.


I was referring to Comedy Central. That's why I said "When Comedy Central allows."
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 3:58:50 PM EST
I need to see that one.

By the description, it seems that one of the commentaries are...

That the "Crock Hunter" doesn't belong in hell. (Makes sense to me)

GM
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 4:05:21 PM EST
and if you watched the episode. he wasn't in hell. he was at satan's party on earth but not in hell.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 4:07:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By gaspain:
... when I die...ya'll can make fun of me as much as you want



I wish you guys would wait until I die.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 4:28:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By Rodent:

Originally Posted By gaspain:
... when I die...ya'll can make fun of me as much as you want



I wish you guys would wait until I die.


Screw that!

Other wise you don't get to appreciate the great extent of our wit.

GM
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 6:00:07 PM EST
"what good are intestines if you cant have sex with them"? The Three Stooges bit killed me.
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