Skip to comments."South Park" Parked by Complaints
Posted on 12/30/2005 12:45:47 AM PST by Quick1
Following the Dec. 7 season finale of South Park, titled "Bloody Mary," the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights slammed the network for its irreverent portrayal of church icons and sought to block the episode from being rebroadcast.
It appears the group may have met with success. A repeat of the finale was scheduled to air Wednesday night, but was seemingly pulled from the Comedy Central lineup without explanation.
In the episode, a statue of the Virgin Mary is believed to be bleeding from its rear end, inspiring faithful parishioners to flock from miles around to be healed by the miraculous blood.
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Also, the people getting their panties in a knot miss the whole point of the episode. It's not making fun of Catholics, it's making fun of people who worship "miraculous" idols. There have been plenty of stories recently about people worshipping images of Mary, in grilled cheese, or weeping statues, and people flock to them.
Finally, let's get this out of the way: South Park has made fun of Muslims, also, so you can put that old canard away instead of repeating the lie on every thread. Dirka Dirka Dirka.
Change the channel if you don't like what you see, and vote with your eyes.
You might be interested in this.
The Comedy Channel decides whether to replay it or not, and they decided not to. They decide what to show on their channel, and no one else does. They voted, and not many other votes on the subject really count do they. That's that.
If people could simply learn to laugh at themselves, the world would be a much better place. Unfortunately, too many liberals AND conservatives have yet to learn this.
South park insults everybody. If they have their way, I wouldn't be surprised if they come up with an episode making fun of the people who complain about it.
I think the whole South Park movie was pretty much about that :)
Excellent news. I'm sure all the Conservative in Name Only South Park defenders on this site will be outraged. I also look for this thread to be taken off the News-Activism forum like all the other South Park threads recently.
Sounds like you need to take a ride on Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride.
We have become a nation of victims, complainers and whiners. Everyone has some injustice visited on them. Speaking personally, I feel victimized by the whiners and seek to form a boycott, if not actual protests.
"A repeat of the finale was scheduled to air Wednesday night, but was seemingly pulled from the Comedy Central lineup without explanation."
Simple explanation, don't air the episode, sit on it for a while and then hype it as being the "banned episode", air it again and...
I do too.
I've heard they have a label for it and I'd like to think I fall under the category of "south park republican".
Main qualities include.
Strong sense of sarcastic sense of humor. Can laugh at yourself. Despise Political Correctness and liberalism. Knows hollywood is full of liberal phonies and spoiled babies.
Hmm, that's actually a plausible theory.
I don't believe I put it in News/Activism, I put it in Extended News.
Also knows that not *all* whining biotches are liberals.
Have you ever heard about the legend of scuzzlebutt?
My wife has Meatwad tattooed on her big toe.
//she makes it talk
"Iä! Iä! Cthulhu fhtagn!"
Captain Marsh..is that you? LOL.
You will get flamed unmercifully for telling it like it is. There are a lot of people here who excuse anything South Park does, no matter how vile.
I saw that ep myself and didn't find it terribly amusing. I tend to cringe when they take thwacks at Christianity. Contrast that with their brilliant skewering of Scientology, which was one of their best eps, period.
That's grotesque stinking thinking and not for television, IMO
I really dislike South Park and have taken the unique, if not wholly innovative approach of --- simply not watching it.
I see myself as an innovator in this regard. If this catches on, people all over America will not watch programs they don't enjoy. It could change television as we know it.
Far out! You should surprise her with a 10" Master Shake on your back. :-)
I saw it for the first time a few weeks ago. I pulled a muscle in my neck I was laughing so hard; it left a smoking crater on my mind.
For the last time, this wasn't about Catholicsm (much). It was showing the ridiculousness of people who come to worship STATUES.
I cant understand why anyone over 12 would watch South park to begin with. It's not funny it's garbage. But that's just my opinion.
Hey, if there are Catholics worshipping idols and icons then they should be made fun of.
According to him, a "South Park Defender" is anyone who says to just change the channel, and a conservative is someone who doesn't use any naughty words.
I'll give you that the latest episode wasn't that funny. But if you want funny, you should check out the Scientology episode, or even better, the episode telling the story of Joseph Smith. Absolute classics.
Nun Bun stolen, owner reports
Cinnamon sacrilege on Christmas morn
By TRENT SEIBERT
Something crummy happened in Nashville on Christmas morning.
The Nun Bun was stolen, its owner said and he fears the globally renowned cinnamon roll, famous for its resemblance to Mother Teresa, has been ripped apart and thrown away.
"My gut feeling is that it's destroyed," said Bob Bernstein, the owner of Bongo Java coffee shop, where the bun had been on display for nearly 10 years. "Someone took it, destroyed it and it's the last we'll hear of it."
Someone broke into the Belmont Boulevard coffeehouse yesterday morning, apparently with the sole purpose of stealing the pious pastry. Bills and loose change in charity-donation containers near the bun's glass display case were untouched, Bernstein said.
"They went right for the bun," he said. "What the heck they are going to do with it, I can't imagine. It's sure not something anyone would eat. I hope they do eat it. It will teach them a lesson."
The Nun Bun became the object of international attention in 1996 less than a year before Mother Teresa's death after Bongo Java employees noticed its uncanny resemblance to the world-famous Catholic missionary.
"It may not be a miracle, but it's close enough for Nashville," singer-songwriter Sand Sheff said at the time.
The bun was controversial, too. Bernstein stopped marketing T-shirts and mugs featuring it after Mother Teresa, then 86, wrote him asking him to stop.
"She didn't mind the bun itself, but she didn't want us making money off her name or image," Bernstein wrote in his history of the Nun Bun posted on Bongo Java's Web site, www.bongojava.com.
The curious confection enjoyed some renewed publicity last year after a Florida woman made $28,000 on e-Bay by selling a partially eaten grilled cheese sandwich she said featured the image of the Virgin Mary.
Closer to home, many Tennesseans also remember accounts of "Freezer Jesus," an image of Christ that appeared on a chest freezer in Estill Springs, Tenn., in the late 1980s.
As for what anyone could do with the Nun Bun while it's "hot" while it's stolen merchandise that wasn't clear yesterday. There were no listings on e-Bay last night for a "nun bun."
Bernstein said he does not know the bun's worth. He tried at one point to find an insurer for the bun, "but no one would touch it."
Metros police report on the theft estimated the buns value at $25. It said the Mother Theresa Cinnamon Bun was the only item taken. As stolen goods, the bun was classified in property category No. 77, for other.
Bongo Java was closed yesterday for Christmas and was due to be closed today, but Bernstein said he will open the shop so people can come to discuss the bun, or, perhaps, provide information they might have about who stole it.
"It's weird," Bernstein said. "You laugh about it a little bit, but it's an empty feeling. It's like the end of an era."
"Defamations against Judaism developed repeatedly into massacres and mass expulsions over the past 1700 years or so. That's why I believe that we have a responsibility to avoid mindless ridicule against religions--even if it makes many people laugh."
Are you expecting any massacres or mass expulsions because of this cartoon?
When will they do a show on Mohammed? Do they dare?
That post was a joke, right? Go rent Team America.
Seems the market cleaned up this problem all by itself.
Comedy Central seemingly decided that continuing to air this episode would negatively effect its bottom line.
If in the future there is enough demand for it to be re-aired, I'm sure it will.
The system works.
"You should read some history."
When will the mass expulsions start due to this cartoon? If you would be so kind as to draw on your historical knowledge.
If we started killing everyone that South Park made fun of, there wouldn't be anyone left on the planet.
Eventually, Pope Benedict XVI is called in to investigate, whereupon he determines that the statue is actually menstruating and thus is nothing special.
"A chick bleeding out her vagina is no miracle," the pope declares in the episode. "Chicks bleed out their vaginas all the time."
Appears to be rather rude and crude to me.
If I were a devout Christian, I'd be ticked off too. IMHO, they have a real good reason for being appalled and disgusted.
Mocking their knotted panties is rather lame.
Change the channel if you don't like what you see, and vote with your eyes.
You don't need to see it to condemn it. Standing up for your beliefs is better than flipping channels and remaining silent. The tension between the two extremes will eventually produce the right course.
Which episodes in particular portray Jesus as a joke?
Probably just the ones that directly cite the church.
Victimization has become a rallying cry for all kinds of groups -- left, right and center. Reading through my direct mail solicitations, 8 out of 10 times they're raising money to "fight" something or other.
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