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???
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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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