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Screen Righters (Revenge of the South Park Republicans)
OpinionJournal ^ | September 1 | Bridget Johnson

Posted on 09/06/2004 8:16:21 AM PDT by Rise of South Park Republicans

Forget about pricey summer blockbusters. Forget the films vying for Oscar that are all crunched into December releases. This year, it's all about pre-election films. Not the incendiary "Fahrenheit 9/11," not the remake of "The Manchurian Candidate" that mysteriously erased Red China as the villain, replacing it with an American corporation, but a film that promises to strike even more anger into the hearts of angry liberals everywhere.

When the buzz first started for "Team America: World Police," bloggers theorized what the Trey Parker/Matt Stone send-up of action movies would entail--these are, after all, the gents who gave the world Comedy Central's "South Park." Then juicy tidbits started dribbling into the Internet Movie Database, like the plot outline: "Marionette superheroes fight to end terrorism and put tired celebrities out of their misery." Who could oppose that?

There's an "uncreative way" to mock liberals? Oh well, give me a movie featuring a Michael Moore puppet grasping a hot dog in each hand with mustard stains pocking his shirt, and I'm there faster than you can wail "Palme d'Or." As a "South Park" fan from season one, I was sucked in by the trailer, laughed until I was in pain, and will be there on opening day. Messrs. Parker and Stone rushed to get the movie done for an Oct. 15 release date, and the clip shown at a recent comics convention featured the Kim Jong Il puppet casting Hans Blix into a shark tank. Imagine--a movie that shows the bad guys as bad and U.N. weapons inspectors as feckless. Who could miss this?

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hollywoodright; moviereview; moviesontheright; southpark; southparkrepublicans; teamamerica
I know this article is a couple of days old. However, I didn't know if anyone else had posted it on here.

Thought you guys might enjoy it.

1 posted on 09/06/2004 8:16:23 AM PDT by Rise of South Park Republicans
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To: Rise of South Park Republicans

Awaiting Old Crackers commentary.


2 posted on 09/06/2004 8:18:44 AM PDT by Phantom Lord (Advantages are taken, not handed out)
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To: Rise of South Park Republicans

I enjoyed it. Particularly the part about the lib complaining that they should leave politics out of their work.


3 posted on 09/06/2004 8:21:19 AM PDT by RightWingAtheist (<A HREF=http://www.michaelmoore.com>disingenuous filmmaker</A>)
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To: Phantom Lord

Forget about O.C. He's got sand in his vagina!


4 posted on 09/06/2004 8:22:58 AM PDT by RightWingAtheist (<A HREF=http://www.michaelmoore.com>disingenuous filmmaker</A>)
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To: RightWingAtheist

I may seem nuts, but I think the South Park boys will come through for us. One thing they really get bothered by is 'high minded' people too big for their britches. Just ask Christopher Reeves and Barbara Streisand.


5 posted on 09/06/2004 8:25:10 AM PDT by bpjam (I don't know what a neo-con is and neither does anybody else.)
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To: Rise of South Park Republicans

The libs are going to wish that they never heard of Michael Moore. Like radio, conservative political movies in 2008 are actually going to be effective.


6 posted on 09/06/2004 8:27:59 AM PDT by etradervic (Kerry is a Left-Wing Dinosaur)
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To: Rise of South Park Republicans
"Putting the F back in freedom"

Lol, I can hardly wait.

7 posted on 09/06/2004 8:29:19 AM PDT by csvset
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To: RightWingAtheist

The intelligence of the Simpson Democrats is just brillant, huh? I'm wondering where they are when Futurama and Family Guy were always trashing President Bush and Republicans? Oh wait! That was okay!

On a better note: Glad to see the "Passion Of Christ" doing so well in DVD distribution. Keep it up!


8 posted on 09/06/2004 8:30:53 AM PDT by MoJo2001 (Psychology: The art of turning stupidity into illness)
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To: Rise of South Park Republicans
So the celebs are the bad guys? "Actually, they're not bad," Mr. Parker was quoted as saying. "They're just really, really stupid and misguided." According to a recent New York Times article, the Sean Penn puppet, fighting alongside Kim Jong Il with Danny Glover, screams "Die, conservative!" as he blows away a Team America member.

Excellent article.

9 posted on 09/06/2004 8:31:15 AM PDT by Lil'freeper (You do not have the plug-in required to view this tagline.)
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To: bpjam

Yep... old cracker, where for art thou?

great article... yet another chance to get a result, when doing a google search on "South Park Republicans"....

South Park Republican. yep, that works for me!


10 posted on 09/06/2004 8:34:20 AM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: Chuzzlewit

Here is the big result of it all. We 20-somethings are not stupid. We have heard our gay, liberal professors drone on about liberalism being the salvation of all mankind, and then have lost out jobs to a gay, black dude so that the company could complete a quota. Why believe in an aging Hollywood who would go back to the days of the AIDS-less 60s so that they could hate Nixon and have free sex and smoke pot?

I have a kid and wife, and I want my money dammit.


11 posted on 09/06/2004 8:56:05 AM PDT by struggle ((The struggle continues))
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"One promising documentary you'll find at the festival is "Michael Moore Hates America," scheduled for release this October. What could be more fitting than a young filmmaker doing exactly what the disingenuous Mr. Moore does to others--chase him around with a microphone to pen him into answering questions and torturing him in the process?

In the trailer, Mr. Moore tells a newsman that he refuses to be interviewed by Mr. Wilson because Mr. Moore doesn't appear in anything but his own films--and as he explains this, we see a scrolling list of films Mr. Moore has appeared in but not directed."

Finally, a couple of films I can go see.
Thanks for posting this :o)


12 posted on 09/06/2004 9:16:01 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Tatze

Sound like anyone you know????


13 posted on 09/06/2004 9:21:11 AM PDT by hilaryrhymeswithrich (Vote Catholic Not Kerry)
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To: RightWingAtheist

LOL - I just googled "disingenuous filmmaker".
Thank you Senator McCain :o)


14 posted on 09/06/2004 9:31:44 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

There is a conservative film festival in Addison, TX next weekend. One of the films will be "Michael Moore Hates America." For more information see the World Net Daily site.


15 posted on 09/06/2004 11:54:08 AM PDT by wontbackdown
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To: Rise of South Park Republicans; .cnI redruM; 68 grunt; A. Patriot; ABG(anybody but Gore); adx; ...
SOUTH PARK PING!

For those who don't know how you got on this ping list: the initial ping list was created by copying member names from past South Park threads.

Please ping me with any South Park related articles. Thank you!

If you want on or off this ping list, please FReepmail me.

This is expected to be a low to medium volume ping list.


16 posted on 09/06/2004 2:35:04 PM PDT by EveningStar
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17 posted on 09/06/2004 2:38:20 PM PDT by NewRomeTacitus ("Oh my God; they creamed Kerry!!!")
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I'm excited to go see this movie. I agree with South Park politics more than not, and they so skewer the libs. They sometimes take shots over the right side, but hey, remember these are politicians we're talking about.


18 posted on 09/06/2004 2:42:13 PM PDT by eyespysomething ("...you're not fit to be a prison guard at Abu Ghraib, much less commander in chief.")
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To: Rise of South Park Republicans
Can't wait. This is one I'll see the opening day.
19 posted on 09/06/2004 2:45:02 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Republicans are better at balloons - It's a simple kind of competence. ~Chris Matthews)
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What timing.. I was just watching notwithoutmyanus lol. I can't wait to see this movie.


20 posted on 09/06/2004 2:54:37 PM PDT by Trillian
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To: eyespysomething

Reportedly, the first half is harder on conservatives, while the second half absolutely reams the lefties.


21 posted on 09/06/2004 2:59:07 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Rise of South Park Republicans

I can't wait to see this. Of course sometimes they go a little too far but I generally love the way they expose the hypocrisy of Hollywood.


22 posted on 09/06/2004 3:08:37 PM PDT by LoudRepublicangirl (loudrepublicangirl)
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To: Scenic Sounds

Don't you like movies?


23 posted on 09/06/2004 3:25:53 PM PDT by Amelia
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To: Rise of South Park Republicans
Well, I'm in my mid-30's but there's no question I'm a South Park Pubbie. I foresee a new song from Parker and Stone: "What would John Kerry do?"


24 posted on 09/06/2004 3:34:16 PM PDT by ABG(anybody but Gore) ("I'm just a gigolo, and everywhere I go, people know I'm lyin' about 'Nam".....)
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To: Rise of South Park Republicans
This Movie will be a Huge Hit, and even better it Marginalizes the Left right before the Election.
25 posted on 09/06/2004 3:36:53 PM PDT by cmsgop ( Bong Hits, Fraggle Rock Reruns and DU is no way to go through Life..........)
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To: Rise of South Park Republicans

Kick A$$! </cartman>


26 posted on 09/06/2004 3:41:40 PM PDT by Terabitten (Father, grant me the strength to live a life worthy of those who came before me...)
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To: ABG(anybody but Gore)

You must respect my authoritay!


27 posted on 09/06/2004 3:43:29 PM PDT by Terabitten (Father, grant me the strength to live a life worthy of those who came before me...)
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To: MoJo2001
With respect to Family Guy, it was actually more right than left when Steve Marmel was writing for them. It basically took shots at celebrities in a mostly non-political way, but occasionally veered into politics (Susan Sarandon). Towards the end of its (first) run, with Marmel gone, there was one particularly dreadful episode that slathered on the Bush-bashing. It was a very poor episode creatively and was part of a larger decline of the series.

Fox will be reviving the series, but I suspect they will never get writers like Marmel to make it fun.

28 posted on 09/06/2004 4:10:39 PM PDT by AmishDude
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To: Amelia
Don't you like movies?

I love movies!

But, most of the time, they just flow right through me. I enjoy them, but then they're all gone!! ;-)

29 posted on 09/06/2004 4:34:56 PM PDT by Scenic Sounds (Sí, estamos libres sonreír otra vez - ahora y siempre.)
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To: Rise of South Park Republicans

Turning 60 geezer agrees with the South Parkers...Let's put the F back in Freedom! ;^)


30 posted on 09/06/2004 4:54:38 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Spirit of '76 bttt!)
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To: headsonpikes

mid-40's and I am on board!!

That is the funniest trailer I have ever seen!! I LOVE it!


31 posted on 09/06/2004 5:06:57 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (I want to die in my sleep like Gramps -- not yelling and screaming like those in his car)
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To: freedumb2003

I saw the trailer in the theater recently. I almost wet my pants. Didn't, though.


32 posted on 09/06/2004 5:31:17 PM PDT by Sofa King (MY rights are not subject to YOUR approval http://No,www.angelfire.com/art2/sofaking/index.html)
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To: Rise of South Park Republicans

I would like to register as a South Park Republican.


33 posted on 09/06/2004 5:45:59 PM PDT by Feiny (It's only your fault if you don't hate yourself enough to do something about it.)
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To: Liberty Valance
Moore doesn't appear in anything but his own films
Ummm...yes, he does.....

-Eric

34 posted on 09/06/2004 7:00:28 PM PDT by E Rocc ("We have orders to keep him away" - Jenna Bush's Secret Service detail head to Bildo's)
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To: Phantom Lord
Awaiting Old Crackers commentary.

..anytime, now. :|

35 posted on 09/06/2004 7:40:20 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :)
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To: MoJo2001

Hey, I like Family Guy. I only remember one big Bush bash, and even it was rather funny.

But, South Park rocks.


36 posted on 09/06/2004 9:38:25 PM PDT by rwfromkansas (BYPASS FORCED WEB REGISTRATION! **** http://www.bugmenot.com ****)
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To: Tragically Single

I got a t-shirt saying "respect my authority" with Cartman. Just awesome.


37 posted on 09/06/2004 9:46:43 PM PDT by rwfromkansas (BYPASS FORCED WEB REGISTRATION! **** http://www.bugmenot.com ****)
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To: Rise of South Park Republicans

Bump!


38 posted on 09/08/2004 9:39:33 AM PDT by talleyman (Kry-baby Kerry can't handle two ads, how's he gonna handle the real hot seat? Can't take the heat...)
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To: eyespysomething

I don't care if they skewer conservatives as long as they skewer *everybody* that acts dumb. It's not like liberals have an absolute monopoly on stupidity (although they do own all the high-rent pieces on the board, without question...)

Plus, anybody that will portray Saddam Hussein in bed with Satan has got *a lot* of political capital with me... enough to get away with quite a bit of lampooning of conservatives...


39 posted on 09/09/2004 3:22:43 PM PDT by fire_eye (Socialism is the opiate of academia.)
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To: freedumb2003

Agreed, great trailer.


40 posted on 09/14/2004 8:41:16 AM PDT by outfield
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