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Did South Park Predict Brokeback Mountain?
Slash Film ^ | 03/03/2006 | Jon Mezzera

Posted on 03/10/2006 7:49:20 PM PST by Panerai

South Park has done several great episodes lampooning popular films. One of my personal favorites involves the children dressed up like Lord of the Rings characters taking a pornography tape back to the video store while avoiding the temptation of watching it and trying to escape some older kids who want the tape for themselves. While I’ve never been a big fan of the show, I have grown more fond of it lately, and I’m pretty sure I watched every episode this season. Series creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker are capable of being very topical in that they can write, record, and animate a show in about a week, unlike a show like The Simpsons which takes much longer. For this reason, I was a little surprised that they didn’t do a show this last season about Brokeback Mountain. But now I realize that they did, six years ago!

I was watching a syndicated rerun last night of an episode that didn’t look familiar. I was interested because the plot involved a Sundance-like film festival coming to town and how that affected everyone. Part of the plot involved Mr. Garrison having his students go to see one independent film at the festival to write a paper about it. While the kids are trying to figure out what “independent film” means, Stan is afraid it means films like Independence Day because it sucks, which I found very funny. Cartmen then claims that independent films are usually black and white hippie films about “gay cowboys eating pudding.” I thought to myself, “I must have missed this episode this year.” But I had a feeling based on the animation and voices which have changed over the years that this was not a recent episode. Plus I was fairly sure I had seen them all last season.

Later in the show, Stan and Wendy go to a film at the festival and sure enough, when the cowboys are finished eating their pudding they decide to explore their sexuality with each other. I was amazed and really curious as to when the episode aired. After the credits, I found that it was from 1998! I know that Brokeback Mountain is based on a story, but could it be that the writers of the story as well as the movie had seen an episode of South Park several years ago and thought to themselves, “Hmm. Gay Cowboys. Cut out the pudding and we’ve got ourselves an Oscar winner.”


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: brokebackmountain; gaycowboys; pudding; southpark

1 posted on 03/10/2006 7:49:22 PM PST by Panerai
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To: EveningStar

South Park ping


2 posted on 03/10/2006 7:50:11 PM PST by Panerai
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To: Panerai

I would have thought by now they would have done an episode on the Muslims freaking out over the Danish cartoons, but so far no luck. Can you imagine? Cartman draws a picture of Mohammed and gets a Fatwah on his head and instead Kenny gets killed. "Oh s**t dude! They just killed Kenny! These guys are crazy!" lol!


3 posted on 03/10/2006 7:52:42 PM PST by Screamname (Tagline)
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To: Panerai

4 posted on 03/10/2006 7:53:55 PM PST by Richard Kimball (I like to make everyone's day a little more surreal)
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To: Richard Kimball

lol! Bareback mounting, or my favorite "Fudgepack mountain"


5 posted on 03/10/2006 7:55:47 PM PST by Screamname (Tagline)
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To: Panerai
The rumor I heard, from someone low down inside Hollywierd, is that Ang Lee was pissed about how he was trashed over The Hulk and declared that he was going to "win the Oscar if it killed them."

He has been sympathetic to gay themes in his movies before, but I think this was 100% calculation.   He set out to make a movie about "gay cowboys eating pudding."  That was the premise and it was designed to win awards. Of course, racists in LA will always trump gays in Wyoming.

Larry McMurtry just provided a convenient hook.

McMurty has ruined Lonesome Dove for me, however,

6 posted on 03/10/2006 8:00:03 PM PST by Phsstpok (There are lies, damned lies, statistics and presentation graphics, in descending order of truth)
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7 posted on 03/10/2006 8:15:18 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: Panerai
Well, I know that I'm going to hell. I made my 81 year old Aunt watch "A Woodland Critter Christmas."

My fate is sealed.

Mark

8 posted on 03/10/2006 8:25:19 PM PST by MarkL (When Kaylee says "No power in the `verse can stop me," it's cute. When River says it, it's scary!)
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To: Panerai

This was the first thing I thought of when I heard about "Brokeback Mountain"


9 posted on 03/10/2006 8:50:30 PM PST by RWR8189 (George Allen for President)
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To: Richard Kimball

30-second Bunnies alert!

http://www.starz.com/features/brokebackmountain/


10 posted on 03/10/2006 8:59:34 PM PST by solitas (So what if I support an OS that has fewer flaws than yours? 'Mystic' dual 500 G4's, OSX.4.2)
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To: MarkL

That was a great episode. Except the part where the cubs watched abortions being performed. I didn't like that part.


11 posted on 03/10/2006 9:33:15 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Panerai

Matt and Trey need to sue the producers for stealing their idea.


12 posted on 03/10/2006 9:45:52 PM PST by Spyder
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To: MarkL

Blood Orgy!


13 posted on 03/10/2006 10:09:40 PM PST by StoneColdGOP (The Minutemen: Doing the Job Bush Won't Do.)
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To: StoneColdGOP

Cowboy: Say, Tom. Do you have any pudding left?

Tom: I ate all mine up, silly.

Cowboy: Well then, now what do we do?

Cowboy: Well, why don't we just explore our sexuality?

Tom: Ooh, good idea. Let's. [they hug, and the cowboy drops to work on Tom's pants]

14 posted on 03/10/2006 10:17:22 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture (Respect mah authoratahhh!!!)
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To: Panerai

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Cut out the pudding and we’ve got ourselves an Oscar winner.
<<

You didn't see the film -- they did the "pudding" thing in a pup tent.

"Lem, . . . Lem -- you've got pudding on your nose."


15 posted on 03/10/2006 10:46:44 PM PST by noblejones (Ben Stein for President, 2008.)
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To: Richard Kimball

Heard on a Boston sports radio station (spoofing old Foster's
ads) : "Drink Brokeback
Ale from Australia. Brokeback. It's Australian for queer."


16 posted on 03/11/2006 12:01:53 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Spyder
Matt and Trey need to sue the producers for stealing their idea.
Trey said (half kiddingly) that if there was any pudding eating in the movie, he was suing.

South Park also had Cartman pretend to be retarded to enter the Special Olympics a couple years ago, and the producers of "Ringer" tried to complain that the idea was stolen from them.

-Eric

17 posted on 03/11/2006 1:01:08 AM PST by E Rocc
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To: Screamname

I've been calling it Snackpack Mountain since I first heard about it....


18 posted on 03/11/2006 2:17:41 AM PST by Uriah_lost (http://www.wingercomics.com/d/20051205.html)
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To: Screamname

There have been no new SP episodes made since the Battle of Kartoon. New epis start coming out on 3/22, I do believe, and I think there will be eight in a typical "season". I would be very surprised if they don't address this issue.


19 posted on 03/11/2006 2:48:40 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: MarkL

LMAO! Dang, dude!

That's a top-5 all-time epi for me.


20 posted on 03/11/2006 2:51:01 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: CounterCounterCulture; All

Nicely done, with the pic.

BTW, this is from episode 209, Chef's Salty Chocolate Balls.

Transcript here: http://www.planearium2.de/scripts-209.htm


21 posted on 03/11/2006 3:00:07 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: Uriah_lost
I heard on a radio show the best explanation for the movie being made. Moives with Cowboys riding horses have been done to death but Cowboys riding Cowboys was an open table.

Went to the Internet Movie Database ( IMDB ) message board for BBM. Before the Oscars, the movie was hailed as the greatest of all times. The fruit displays who posted there treated it as the second coming. A mandate for all things gay in the mainstream. After it lost out to "Crash" for Best Picture, the Nancy boys there cried so much one would have thought that conservatives spiked the nation's KY Jelly supply with broken glass and Icy Hot. Many there don't realize that it's only a movie.
22 posted on 03/11/2006 3:33:11 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
That was a great episode. Except the part where the cubs watched abortions being performed. I didn't like that part.

They didn't just watch. They learned how to perform abortions!

Mark

23 posted on 03/11/2006 6:12:21 AM PST by MarkL (When Kaylee says "No power in the `verse can stop me," it's cute. When River says it, it's scary!)
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To: E Rocc
South Park also had Cartman pretend to be retarded to enter the Special Olympics a couple years ago

I remember that episode - hilarious!

24 posted on 03/11/2006 9:03:25 AM PST by Spyder
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To: EveningStar


Tweak
25 posted on 03/11/2006 4:20:26 PM PST by sully777 (wWBBD: What would Brian Boitano do?)
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To: solitas
"30-second Bunnies alert! http://www.starz.com/features/brokebackmountain/"

ROFL..that was funny. Showed Hubby and he's rofl as well.

Here's a parody for you... Carl (Slingblade) and Forrest (Gump) do a remake of Brokeback Mountain.

Carl: "I don't know how to quit you mm mmm."

Forrest: "We ain't queer, ya know."

26 posted on 03/12/2006 7:26:29 AM PST by sweet_diane (Bush bashers do not speak for me.)
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To: Uriah_lost
"I've been calling it Snackpack Mountain since I first heard about it...."

"Snackback Pudding...don't leave home without it!"

27 posted on 03/12/2006 7:30:26 AM PST by sweet_diane (Bush bashers do not speak for me.)
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To: Screamname
they would have done an episode on the Muslims freaking out over the Danish cartoons, but so far no luck. Can you imagine? Cartman draws a picture of Mohammed and gets a Fatwah on his head and instead Kenny gets killed. "Oh s**t dude!

hehehe, the season not over yet!, dude. :D
Thx, for the ping ES.

28 posted on 03/13/2006 1:05:10 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :^)
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To: EveningStar; HairOfTheDog
You are Back! Welcome back!

HairOfTheDog covered for you but you saw, it just wasn't the same!

29 posted on 03/14/2006 10:00:41 PM PST by higgmeister (In the Shadow of The Big Chicken.)
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To: FreedomPoster

Hey did you read the latest about SP? These guys crack me up!

http://www.variety.com/VR1117939918.html


30 posted on 03/17/2006 2:44:58 PM PST by Screamname (OWWW http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq5aTGSR-Pk&search=jessica%20biel)
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