Skip to comments.They Killed Kenny…And Revolutionized Comedy (South Park)
Posted on 02/01/2006 5:01:55 PM PST by wallace144
Now that theyve taken down everyone from the Scientologists to Paris Hilton, have South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker run out of targets? (Hey, Rob Reiner: Watch your back!) Interview by Mickey Rapkin
You did an episode about Paris Hilton, in which she opens up a retail store called Stupid Spoiled Whore. Why pick on Paris?
Trey Parker: Okay, for me, shes a whore. Whatever. Shes a dumb, ugly whore. But then I walked into a Guess? store, and she was all over the place. Im like, Wait a minute, theyre treating her like a glamorous model now? Does anyone notice how dangerous this could be to little girls?
On-screen she eventually competes with Mr. Slave in a whore-off. How do you come up with an idea like that?
TP: I think she came up with that idea, actually. We just made a cartoon out of it.
How does the show manage to be so topical? Do you really write and produce every episode in six days?
TP: Yes. The hours are absolutely brutal, and they have been for nine years now. We show up on Thursday morning at nine oclock, and usually we dont have even an idea for what the show is gonna be about. And we go into the writers room and were in there freaking out, and every week Im like, Why do we do this? Why do we do this? There are a lot of ways we come at show ideas. But well look at things happening in the news. Maybe we say, Lets do a Paris Hilton episode. Lets rip on her for being such a whore. And lets rip on America for embracing her for being such a whore. Now we think, What could be one funny scene? An example is, We should have the Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset, and do a little commercial. Immediately, I have to go out of the room and go write just that scene because weve gotta get animators going on something. Then Ill run back to the writers room and go, Okay, now what could come after that scene? Why does that scene exist? We really get to sculpt the show.
I get the feeling they might be a little closer to our view than the other side. OMKAY???
I love 'South Park'!
This is an excerpt, sorry. Rest of interview is at the link.
Chef is the ultimate voice of reason.
I love does guys...
Fair points...but they are bloody funny!
Yeah they are, plus there are plenty libertarians who are on 'our side' alot of the time anyway.
The main thing is the humor is phoniness based. Libs are the bigges phonies of all. So they come off as anti-liberal.
Trey and Matt are MORE than happy to knock conservatives or Republicans if they are being fake on whatever topic, which is fine with me, because they are usually right AND its always funny.
"Tom Cruise...come out of the closet, Tom. It's OK. Just come out of the closet now..."
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Except in the real world where he (Isaac Hayes) is a Scientologist. Nothing rational about Xenu and thetans.
Example: The Christopher Reeves' stem cell episode.
"Chocolate Salty Balls" is a pop masterpiece!
I want see them do episode on Islam or Cindy Sheehan that be cool LOL!
Bunch of damned Hippies! I'll kick you all right in the Nuts!
No, not 'your' side. Not Republicans. However they are they are what conservatives used to, and for the most part with perhaps the exception of religion, should still be.
Tom Cruise OMG come out of the closet I cant do it right
The best show on TV ! The global warming episode from this season is on tonight. Damn funny.
Hippies ! I hate hippies !!
Great article... I love those guys :~D
They rip on stupid people, whoever they may be. There are plenty of them on "our side" and they definitly don't spare them. It's just, right now, there are a lot more stupid people (really obvious stupid people) on "the other side."
They have said, effectively, that it's both easier and more fun to rip on liberals right now. Therefore that's what they're doing.
Hence the term, " South Park Conservative." Of which I am one.
Ribald, offensive, mad, bad, and dangerous to know.
Oh yeah, and, I love Opie and Anthony too.
I am Bullrog, the tough brute ninja, who's dedicated his life to eradicating the world of hippies.
Their interview on charlie rose was actually pretty good, because they explained how they act at hollywood parties.
Trey said he told one woman "I like GWB and I love my gun" and he could just see her head starting to explode.
You can download the Trey Parker/Matt Stone interview on The Charlie Rose Show here (35 MB):
It is a shame they aren't "inseason" right now, or with Cindy Sheehan's recent exploits she would definitely get hers. The sad thing is all they would have to do is animate the things she has actually done.
I'm sure they respect Dubya's authoritie!
Cindy does not deserve her own SP episode. As Cartman would say, she's like so totally lame.
Hah! I remember Opie and Anthony when they were in Boston a long time ago. Good stuff. Much better than Stern.
That would be a good one (Cindy Sheehan). One of my favorite social commentary episodes was the metrosexual/queer eye for the straight guy (or whatever) when all the boys are all primped up with their hair products and cool clothes. They get their dads all hyped out about shopping and getting facials. Tooooo funny.
That's one of my favorite episodes.
The true beauty, in my eyes, in having the boys rendered in japanimation was that that is really how little boys see themselves when acting a role.
I was never the grubby six year old when playing cowboy, I was the steely-eyed, lantern jawed, sinewy Marshal.
Of course, it was all an evil plot, by the dreaded.....CRAB PEOPLE!!
TP: I think she came up with that idea, actually. We just made a cartoon out of it.
There were some funny moments, like The Horse Whisperer, and Reggie Jackson wanting that last
home run ball back. and, well, that's about all I can remember.
Hippies . . . hippies . . . hippies everywhere . . . they say they want to save the world, but all they do is smoke pot and smell bad . . .
OHHH just wait I think new season going beginning very soon so maybe they probably working on skit on Cindy Sheehan tha be so cool LOL!
I hadn't seen the whole thing before - that's great!
Great Interview, thanks for posting it. I'm glad they got their sellout money without selling out. :-)
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Did you ever see Orgazmo? It's their stuff - pre-Southpark!
It's about the funniest movie... watch it while drinking - with friends who are equally insane.
From the movie...
Joe Young was a simple young man trying to spread the word of the Book of Mormon when he picked the wrong house to preach at! The owner, a porn director named Maxxx Orbison, tells his henchmen to kill the guy at the door who interrupted their scene, but Joe fights off the guards with great skill, which impresses Maxxx so much that he offers Joe the lead role in the movie he's making at the moment: Orgazmo, which is about a sex superhero who fights crime with his Orgazmorator and ChodaBoy, his sidekick. Joe, against his beliefs, takes the job so that he can pay for the wedding he plans for he and his fiancee, who he doesn't tell about his risque new acting job. However, when the movie becomes an amazing hit just about everywhere and he finds out that Ben (ChodaBoy) has created a real Orgazmorator, which emits a light beam that causes the most intense orgasm in whoever it hits.
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