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They Killed Kenny…And Revolutionized Comedy (South Park)
GQ Magazine ^ | February 2006 | Mickey Rapkin

Posted on 02/01/2006 5:01:55 PM PST by wallace144

Now that they’ve 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, she’s a whore. Whatever. She’s a dumb, ugly whore. But then I walked into a Guess? store, and she was all over the place. I’m like, Wait a minute, they’re 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 o’clock, and usually we don’t have even an idea for what the show is gonna be about. And we go into the writers room and we’re in there freaking out, and every week I’m like, Why do we do this? Why do we do this? There are a lot of ways we come at show ideas. But we’ll look at things happening in the news. Maybe we say, Let’s do a Paris Hilton episode. Let’s rip on her for being such a whore. And let’s 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 we’ve gotta get animators going on something. Then I’ll 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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Miscellaneous; Political Humor/Cartoons
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Nice interview. Some interesting insights into their political views.
1 posted on 02/01/2006 5:01:58 PM PST by wallace144
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To: wallace144

I get the feeling they might be a little closer to our view than the other side. OMKAY???

I love 'South Park'!


2 posted on 02/01/2006 5:04:28 PM PST by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: wallace144

This is an excerpt, sorry. Rest of interview is at the link.


3 posted on 02/01/2006 5:04:36 PM PST by wallace144
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bump


4 posted on 02/01/2006 5:07:04 PM PST by Rise of South Park Republicans (The Founding Fathers wanted disagreements as long as we all agree America kicks as* - Eric Cartman)
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To: wallace144

Chef is the ultimate voice of reason.


5 posted on 02/01/2006 5:09:30 PM PST by bikepacker67
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To: wallace144
I love the show I have been watching it since I was 10. There are two events that have had the greatest impact on me and many other conservatives in the history of the world. Ronald Reagan and South Park.

Though they do occasionally rip on our side (sometimes its necc.) they usually at least 9 out of 10 times will rip on the left. They are libertarians but have as of late started to become more conservative IMO on moral issues.
6 posted on 02/01/2006 5:13:58 PM PST by spikeytx86
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To: Aussie Dasher
They seem to usually show alot of perspective on things.

They're more libertarian than anything, they are definitely not 'religious', but they thrive on BS hypocrisy like the Paris Hilton stuff, or anything PC, etc.

They'd be anti-gov't, anti-media, anti-PC, all of which are liberal staples.

To give you an idea what I mean, their basic Iraq episode boiled down to "I love America, we are doing what needs to be done in Iraq, but enough of us argue about it so we can do it AND get excused from it at the same time... and THAT is what America is all about"

So not 'our side' but generally honest with the humor. Its the Liberals phoniness that make them such an easy and favorite target for SP.
7 posted on 02/01/2006 5:14:25 PM PST by FreedomNeocon (I'm in no Al-Samood for this Shi'ite.)
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To: wallace144

I love does guys...


8 posted on 02/01/2006 5:15:56 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Quoting Hillary Clinton: "You know, you know, you know, you know.....")
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To: FreedomNeocon

Fair points...but they are bloody funny!


9 posted on 02/01/2006 5:16:08 PM PST by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

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.



10 posted on 02/01/2006 5:20:34 PM PST by FreedomNeocon (I'm in no Al-Samood for this Shi'ite.)
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To: wallace144
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11 posted on 02/01/2006 5:22:58 PM PST by b4its2late (I'm not insensitive, I just don't care.)
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To: EveningStar

ping


12 posted on 02/01/2006 5:25:25 PM PST by Alouette (Please pray for Israel: Psalms of the Day: 18-22)
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To: wallace144

"Tom Cruise...come out of the closet, Tom. It's OK. Just come out of the closet now..."


13 posted on 02/01/2006 5:27:47 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Alouette

Thanks! :)


14 posted on 02/01/2006 5:30:25 PM PST by EveningStar
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15 posted on 02/01/2006 5:32:48 PM PST by EveningStar
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"Tom Cruise...come out of the closet, Tom. It's OK. Just come out of the closet now..."

Video

16 posted on 02/01/2006 5:36:37 PM PST by bikepacker67
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To: bikepacker67
Chef is the ultimate voice of reason.

Except in the real world where he (Isaac Hayes) is a Scientologist. Nothing rational about Xenu and thetans.

18 posted on 02/01/2006 5:45:48 PM PST by peyton randolph (As long is it does me no harm, I don't care if one worships Elmer Fudd.)
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To: spikeytx86
have as of late started to become more conservative IMO on moral issues.

Example: The Christopher Reeves' stem cell episode.

19 posted on 02/01/2006 5:47:06 PM PST by peyton randolph (As long is it does me no harm, I don't care if one worships Elmer Fudd.)
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To: bikepacker67
Chef is the ultimate voice of reason.

"Chocolate Salty Balls" is a pop masterpiece!

20 posted on 02/01/2006 5:48:50 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: wallace144; All

I want see them do episode on Islam or Cindy Sheehan that be cool LOL!


21 posted on 02/01/2006 5:50:19 PM PST by SevenofNine ("Not everybody in, it, for truth, justice, and the American way,"= Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: wallace144

Bunch of damned Hippies! I'll kick you all right in the Nuts!


22 posted on 02/01/2006 5:51:18 PM PST by Nova
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To: FreedomNeocon
So not 'our side' but generally honest with the humor

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.

23 posted on 02/01/2006 5:57:29 PM PST by billbears (Deo Vindice)
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To: Uhhuh35; All

Tom Cruise OMG come out of the closet I cant do it right


24 posted on 02/01/2006 5:57:46 PM PST by SevenofNine ("Not everybody in, it, for truth, justice, and the American way,"= Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: wallace144

The best show on TV ! The global warming episode from this season is on tonight. Damn funny.


25 posted on 02/01/2006 5:59:27 PM PST by devane617 (An Alley-Cat mind is a terrible thing to waste)
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To: Nova

Hippies ! I hate hippies !!


26 posted on 02/01/2006 6:00:17 PM PST by devane617 (An Alley-Cat mind is a terrible thing to waste)
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To: wallace144; EveningStar

Great article... I love those guys :~D


27 posted on 02/01/2006 6:07:01 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: Aussie Dasher
I get the feeling they might be a little closer to our view than the other side.

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.

28 posted on 02/01/2006 6:10:53 PM PST by Phsstpok (There are lies, damned lies, statistics and presentation graphics, in descending order of truth)
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To: Phsstpok

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.


29 posted on 02/01/2006 6:17:42 PM PST by Illuminatas (Being conservative means never having to say; "Don't you dare question my patriotism")
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To: Illuminatas
I too am a proud SP Conservative!
30 posted on 02/01/2006 6:18:59 PM PST by devane617 (An Alley-Cat mind is a terrible thing to waste)
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To: Nova
ninjas

I am Bullrog, the tough brute ninja, who's dedicated his life to eradicating the world of hippies.

31 posted on 02/01/2006 6:30:00 PM PST by lesser_satan
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To: wallace144

32 posted on 02/01/2006 6:34:11 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("It'sTime for Republicans to Start Toeing the Conservative Line, NOT the Other Way Around!")
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To: Aussie Dasher

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.


33 posted on 02/01/2006 6:36:31 PM PST by flashbunny (Are you annoying ME? Are you annoying ME? You must be annoying me, since there's no one else here!)
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To: flashbunny

You can download the Trey Parker/Matt Stone interview on The Charlie Rose Show here (35 MB):

http://treyparker.info/video.htm


34 posted on 02/01/2006 6:48:31 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie (L'Chaim!)
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To: SevenofNine

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.


35 posted on 02/01/2006 6:48:38 PM PST by Mr. Blonde (You know, Happy Time Harry, just being around you kinda makes me want to die.)
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To: flashbunny

I'm sure they respect Dubya's authoritie!


36 posted on 02/01/2006 6:52:32 PM PST by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Mr. Blonde

Cindy does not deserve her own SP episode. As Cartman would say, she's like so totally lame.


37 posted on 02/01/2006 6:52:48 PM PST by Alouette (Please pray for Israel: Psalms of the Day: 18-22)
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To: Illuminatas

Hah! I remember Opie and Anthony when they were in Boston a long time ago. Good stuff. Much better than Stern.


38 posted on 02/01/2006 6:55:20 PM PST by MadManDan
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To: Alouette

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.


39 posted on 02/01/2006 6:59:50 PM PST by Sioux-san (God save the Sheeple)
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To: lesser_satan

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.


40 posted on 02/01/2006 7:02:13 PM PST by TC Rider (The United States Constitution © 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: Sioux-san

Of course, it was all an evil plot, by the dreaded.....CRAB PEOPLE!!


41 posted on 02/01/2006 7:04:29 PM PST by Malacoda (The Posting Police annoy me)
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To: EveningStar
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.

Thats hilarious!

42 posted on 02/01/2006 7:08:12 PM PST by Dashing Dasher (Feb 01, 1790, The U.S. Supreme Court convened for the first time in New York City.)
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To: Uhhuh35
You mean they were just paying their "dues" with BASEketball?

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.

43 posted on 02/01/2006 7:15:02 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: devane617; Nova; EveningStar

Hippies . . . hippies . . . hippies everywhere . . . they say they want to save the world, but all they do is smoke pot and smell bad . . .


44 posted on 02/01/2006 7:15:08 PM PST by Xenalyte (Just picture the photo a bottle of Jager shoot glasses with dark liquid in them.)
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To: Mr. Blonde; All

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!


45 posted on 02/01/2006 7:17:59 PM PST by SevenofNine ("Not everybody in, it, for truth, justice, and the American way,"= Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: Xenalyte; Allegra; feinswinesuksass

Ping....


46 posted on 02/01/2006 7:28:30 PM PST by Dashing Dasher (Feb 01, 1790, The U.S. Supreme Court convened for the first time in New York City.)
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To: bikepacker67

I hadn't seen the whole thing before - that's great!


47 posted on 02/01/2006 7:31:43 PM PST by Dashing Dasher (Feb 01, 1790, The U.S. Supreme Court convened for the first time in New York City.)
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To: wallace144

Great Interview, thanks for posting it. I'm glad they got their sellout money without selling out. :-)


48 posted on 02/01/2006 7:33:25 PM PST by rattrap
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To: Xenalyte

Sorry - I pinged you .. but you were already here!

My bad!


49 posted on 02/01/2006 7:33:27 PM PST by Dashing Dasher (Feb 01, 1790, The U.S. Supreme Court convened for the first time in New York City.)
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To: rattrap

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.


50 posted on 02/01/2006 7:46:09 PM PST by Dashing Dasher (Feb 01, 1790, The U.S. Supreme Court convened for the first time in New York City.)
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