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SLICK GOKU BABY
Jun 12, 2001

A Little Known FACT: Burger King's Bacon King is superior to the Baconator.


Nobody else has posted a thread yet and the press release is out so here it goes... the season 23 South Park thread. Also this season they will be hitting 300 episodes.

Episode 2301 “Mexican Joker” Press Release
NEW YORK, September 24, 2019 – Randy fights against home-grown in the season 23 premiere of South Park titled, “Mexican Joker” airing on Wednesday, September 25 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.

In the pilot episode of the new hit series, Tegridy Farms, Randy battles home-grown weed and comes to terms with the fact that he might be a towel. Meanwhile, Kyle goes to camp...

Also, i stole this press release from reddit, not the future.

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SLICK GOKU BABY
Jun 12, 2001

A Little Known FACT: Burger King's Bacon King is superior to the Baconator.


Preview clip. ->

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZQHG2-weic

The jewish characters going to the ICE concentration camps...

SLICK GOKU BABY fucked around with this message at 21:20 on Sep 23, 2019

PaybackJack
May 21, 2003

You'll hit your head and say: 'Boy, how stupid could I have been. A moron could've figured this out. I must be a real dimwit. A pathetic nimnal. A wretched idiotic excuse for a human being for not having figured these simple puzzles out in the first place...As usual, you've been a real pantload!

"Tom I'm standing here in TV IV where it's time once again to follow along as this forum hate watches South Park.

This year, as the political climate thaws on "getting triggered by loving everything that doesn't conform to their specific viewpoint based off of the poo poo everyone around them shouts in their echo chamber"; middle ground Westerners all around the globe wonder 'Can we go back to laughing at South Park, and publicly admit the new Dave Chappelle special had some funny jokes?'

The answer based on the Rotten Tomatoes debacle is 'No, probably not.' Back to you, Tom."

edit: Get your bingo cards ready for classic forum responses such as 'serialization killed the show' and 'we need more kids being kids episodes'.

PaybackJack fucked around with this message at 21:43 on Sep 23, 2019

WeedlordGoku69
Feb 11, 2015

A DAILY DOSE
OF OLD SHOOTERS


PLAY NOW MY LORD



PaybackJack posted:

"Tom I'm standing here in TV IV where it's time once again to follow along as this forum hate watches South Park.

This year, as the political climate thaws on "getting triggered by loving everything that doesn't conform to their specific viewpoint based off of the poo poo everyone around them shouts in their echo chamber"; middle ground Westerners all around the globe wonder 'Can we go back to laughing at South Park, and publicly admit the new Dave Chappelle special had some funny jokes?'

The answer based on the Rotten Tomatoes debacle is 'No, probably not.' Back to you, Tom."

edit: Get your bingo cards ready for classic forum responses such as 'serialization killed the show' and 'we need more kids being kids episodes'.

nice... meltdown...?

SLICK GOKU BABY
Jun 12, 2001

A Little Known FACT: Burger King's Bacon King is superior to the Baconator.


PaybackJack posted:

"Tom I'm standing here in TV IV where it's time once again to follow along as this forum hate watches South Park.

This year, as the political climate thaws on "getting triggered by loving everything that doesn't conform to their specific viewpoint based off of the poo poo everyone around them shouts in their echo chamber"; middle ground Westerners all around the globe wonder 'Can we go back to laughing at South Park, and publicly admit the new Dave Chappelle special had some funny jokes?'

The answer based on the Rotten Tomatoes debacle is 'No, probably not.' Back to you, Tom."

edit: Get your bingo cards ready for classic forum responses such as 'serialization killed the show' and 'we need more kids being kids episodes'.

There's really only a small handful of goons that turn South Park threads into absolute garbage. If you add them to your ignore list, then the threads are much more enjoyable. Some of the guys that no longer find South Park funny still manage to post 40+ times every season, in the threads about how much they dislike everything. loving ignore their assburgers rear end.

Tenzarin
Jul 24, 2007

Let me sing you a song.


Taco Defender

Looking forward to the new season. Tell you the truth I can't remember what happened on last season and how I feel about it.

Tenzarin fucked around with this message at 02:51 on Sep 24, 2019

WeedlordGoku69
Feb 11, 2015

A DAILY DOSE
OF OLD SHOOTERS


PLAY NOW MY LORD



fwiw i think this show got really, really lovely for a while but the last few seasons (and particularly the last one) have actually marked a pretty big swing back up in the show's quality and i'm excited for this one

i'm okay with political takes and current-events episodes as long as their opinions are not absolutely dumb as all hell, and they've done a pretty good job of not having idiot fucker opinions lately (and they even explicitly walked back one of their worst takes)

PaybackJack
May 21, 2003

You'll hit your head and say: 'Boy, how stupid could I have been. A moron could've figured this out. I must be a real dimwit. A pathetic nimnal. A wretched idiotic excuse for a human being for not having figured these simple puzzles out in the first place...As usual, you've been a real pantload!

Tenzarin posted:

Looking forward to the new season. Tell you the truth I can't remember what happened on last season and how I feel about it.

Randy started Tegridy farms. The town went to war with Jeff Bezos who killed Kenny. Mr Hanky was sent off to The Simpsons land where offensive characters get a pass. PC Principal and Strong Woman had the PC Babies. Mr. Mackey and Kenny saved Halloween from the invasion of the scooters. Everyone learned ManBearPig was real and that the previous generation sold out the current one in exchange for cars and ice cream.

All pretty good stuff. Nothing really out of the park hilarious but a highly enjoyable season.

SLICK GOKU BABY posted:

There's really only a small handful of goons that turn South Park threads into absolute garbage. If you add them to your ignore list, then the threads are much more enjoyable. Some of the guys that no longer find South Park funny still manage to post 40+ times every season, in the threads about how much they dislike everything. loving ignore their assburgers rear end.

I don't think I have anyone ignored on any platform. Their opinions might suck but since South Park was born in response to an era of right wing pc Christian conservatism, I'm looking forward to seeing how their reactions change as we move through this era of left wing pc extreme liberalism.

Much like Cartman I'm going to continue to enjoy slurping up their tears.

PaybackJack fucked around with this message at 08:12 on Sep 24, 2019

just bob
Sep 6, 2017

by Reene


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cE1psVNPlx4

Sir Lemming
Jan 27, 2009

It's a piece of JUNK!

As much as I've come to resent some of Parker & Stone's views, or rather their default posture of "caring about stuff is stupid", the show remains fascinating by virtue of going 23 years and basically always being exactly what the original creators want it to be, which I can't really say of any other scripted show. It's also interesting to watch their opinions evolve, which has happened more than people like to admit. Although they are definitely stubborn as hell about certain things.

In a way, it feels like they're currently better positioned to piss off literally everybody than ever before, since there are still a bunch of "South Park Republicans" who are somehow convinced the show is for them, even though it... well, occasionally is, but only occasionally.

CBJSprague24
Dec 5, 2010

Again, Torts took him to a very high mountain and showed him Nationwide and all its splendor.

"All this I will give you," he said, "if you will lay down and block for me." -Jackets 15:16



I always look forward to SP, I just hope we see less of the Cartman/Heidi and PC Principal/Strong Woman subplots. The latter seemed to have the two accept what they'd done toward the end of the season, so maybe they'll let it go.

I also wish they'd figure out a fun plot like the Amazon/Bezos thing and let it ride over several episodes as opposed to putting it at the end of the season and running out of runway to keep going with it.

Hope springs eternal.

Waltzing Along
Jun 14, 2008

There's only one
Human race
Many faces
Everybody belongs here

PaybackJack posted:



edit: Get your bingo cards ready for classic forum responses such as 'serialization killed the show' and 'we need more kids being kids episodes'.

It was dropping from 14 to 12 to 10 episodes and from 2 runs a year into 1.

Though, there was some good stuff after the change.

I have a good feeling about this season. What is that good feeling? It's that they will have a great episode for the first time since Cock Magic. Or was it Grounded Vindaloop. They aired back to back so I don't remember which came second.

CBJSprague24
Dec 5, 2010

Again, Torts took him to a very high mountain and showed him Nationwide and all its splendor.

"All this I will give you," he said, "if you will lay down and block for me." -Jackets 15:16



I groaned when I saw they were starting with Tegridy Farms, but laughed at the various methods Randy employed for the farm tour.

Did they just run the theme music and then have like a 6-7 minute block of commercials or was there a cold open?

e- Have we had a vengeful Randy Marsh Adventure yet?

CBJSprague24 fucked around with this message at 02:14 on Sep 26, 2019

Codependent Poster
Oct 20, 2003




CBJSprague24 posted:

I groaned when I saw they were starting with Tegridy Farms, but laughed at the various methods Randy employed for the farm tour.

Did they just run the theme music and then have like a 6-7 minute block of commercials or was there a cold open?

It was a long block of commercials. I figure maybe to have less during the show.

Troy Queef
Jan 12, 2013

I was 12 when I made love for the first time, in Tropea, with a Roman girl who was 17 years old.





I like the synthy, '90s sitcom music that brackets Tegridy Farms bits

Codependent Poster
Oct 20, 2003




"oh poo poo, it's the flashback!"

CBJSprague24
Dec 5, 2010

Again, Torts took him to a very high mountain and showed him Nationwide and all its splendor.

"All this I will give you," he said, "if you will lay down and block for me." -Jackets 15:16



This had its moments. The Tegridy Farms plot was weak. Cartman in the detention center was annoying but Santa doesn't come, for me. Santa no esta, aqui made me laugh.

Mexican Joker hit the spot since it feels like we just had a Joker movie, yet are getting another.

Sierra Nevadan
Nov 1, 2010



Since no one mentioned, it's renewed for 3 more seasons.

Tenzarin
Jul 24, 2007

Let me sing you a song.


Taco Defender

Man imagine a sitcom that lasted over 20 years without changing the cast.

Shitenshi
Mar 12, 2013


Kyle and Cartman are likely going to be staying indefinitely at the ICE camp. This could go places. Though the real question is what they're going to do with Kenny. Either he'll be sent to the camps when they go another step with him being poor by making him outright homeless and an easy target for the cops, or he'll get hooked on Tegridy Farms weed.

sticksy
May 26, 2004
keeping austin weird





Nap Ghost

I feel like for sometime now, the first episode of a season is strangely one of the worst (or at least not best). Maybe it's because they have too much time to think and work on it as opposed to the usual 6 day sprint.

Tonight's premier was ok - nothing I really laughed at but am curious to see what they do with this ICE and MAGA stuff since it's already making them seem really lovely. I don't love the Tegrity Farms but can appreciate they're changing things up a bit.

Senor Tron
May 25, 2006




Tenzarin posted:

Man imagine a sitcom that lasted over 20 years without changing the cast.





Sir Lemming
Jan 27, 2009

It's a piece of JUNK!

This was not legendary but it was pretty good. I'm amazed they can still do the "you're a towel!" gag and have it still be pretty natural and unexpected. Randy's interjections when Stan was reading that little statement were hilarious. The A-plot was a pretty solid social commentary with the usual irreverent twist on it.

It's funny how often they throw red meat to the "they're tired of making South Park and want to get cancelled" theorists even though they deny that whenever it comes up in interviews. Randy's angry rant about being tired of South Park was another one for the pile.

sticksy posted:

Tonight's premier was ok - nothing I really laughed at but am curious to see what they do with this ICE and MAGA stuff since it's already making them seem really lovely.

I mean if anyone watched this episode and said "hmm, concentration camps are good actually" then they're beyond help, I don't see how that could be the takeaway. It's not the show's fault if someone who supports concentration camps chooses to watch it despite the obvious message.

CBJSprague24
Dec 5, 2010

Again, Torts took him to a very high mountain and showed him Nationwide and all its splendor.

"All this I will give you," he said, "if you will lay down and block for me." -Jackets 15:16



They missed an opportunity for a callback in Stan sending Cartman to the ICE facility.

"They somehow found out my name was Eric Cartmenez".

PaybackJack
May 21, 2003

You'll hit your head and say: 'Boy, how stupid could I have been. A moron could've figured this out. I must be a real dimwit. A pathetic nimnal. A wretched idiotic excuse for a human being for not having figured these simple puzzles out in the first place...As usual, you've been a real pantload!

"I'm just here because some fat intolerant rear end in a top hat didn't want me around."



Randy being a 1 man angry mob was great. The Mexican Joker paradox was pretty good. Kyle converting everyone to Judaism was clever.

Overall not a great episode but a solid start to the season.

SweetMercifulCrap!
Jan 28, 2012


Lipstick Apathy

The episode was fine, I don't have much to say about it other than it seemed stronger than their typical premieres. At this point I don't expect too much from the show. It's overall a lot less hit or miss now than it used to be but that also means we don't get as many episodes that knock it out of the park, either. I agree that it's just still kind of fascinating to watch simply because of how old it is and how much it has grown and evolved with the times. It was originally intended to shock and to ruffle feathers, and now it feels like a comforting voice of reason.

Sir Lemming posted:

As much as I've come to resent some of Parker & Stone's views, or rather their default posture of "caring about stuff is stupid",

They very clearly abandoned this stance and "truth is in the middle" years ago. I'm not sure how that could be your takeaway from the last few seasons.

SweetMercifulCrap!
Jan 28, 2012


Lipstick Apathy

PaybackJack posted:

edit: Get your bingo cards ready for classic forum responses such as 'serialization killed the show' and 'we need more kids being kids episodes'.

I mean I think everyone would agree that Matt & Trey should commit to doing at least one of these per season, but I know the chances of even getting one are slim so I'm not going to be letdown if we don't get one.

Sir Lemming
Jan 27, 2009

It's a piece of JUNK!

SweetMercifulCrap! posted:

They very clearly abandoned this stance and "truth is in the middle" years ago. I'm not sure how that could be your takeaway from the last few seasons.

I meant that more generally, not so much in recent seasons. The Trump election was definitely a shock to their system, but nobody's views totally change overnight. There has been a gradual evolution, but there's also been some stuff with PC Principal where it feels like they're going to cling to that persecution complex until their dying breath. (Like most other old comedians.)

I don't have to agree with 100% of the show to watch it, though.

Der Shovel
Dec 26, 2003

Pause post!


I liked that the ICE "agents" were dressed in a mixture of hoodies, jeans and poo poo during their raids instead of having proper uniforms. Just kinda hammers home what a ragtag posse of wannabe lynchmobbers they are.

punk rebel ecks
Dec 11, 2010

I will NEVER become THE PIRATE KING!!! I am just a lazy, hypocritical idiot.


Really good episode. It's crazy that the show has been out so long and is still good. Is there any non-sketch comedy show that can say the same? It's like an alternative universe where The Simpsons is still quality.

SweetMercifulCrap! posted:

They very clearly abandoned this stance and "truth is in the middle" years ago. I'm not sure how that could be your takeaway from the last few seasons.

Pretty much this. The previous season ended with a loveletter to socialism. That said I do think they have some way to go in some aspects. People often highlight PC principal but I feel that the memberberries deserve a shout-out too. As if people only want Trump due to the nostalgia of "the good old days".

Space Cadet Omoly
Jan 15, 2014

yay


punk rebel ecks posted:

Really good episode. It's crazy that the show has been out so long and is still good. Is there any non-sketch comedy show that can say the same? It's like an alternative universe where The Simpsons is still quality.

American Dad, believe it or not. If you told me a decade ago that what started out as a Family guy knock-off would end up being amazing well into its 16th season I would have thought you were crazy, but here we are.

punk rebel ecks
Dec 11, 2010

I will NEVER become THE PIRATE KING!!! I am just a lazy, hypocritical idiot.


Space Cadet Omoly posted:

American Dad, believe it or not. If you told me a decade ago that what started out as a Family guy knock-off would end up being amazing well into its 16th season I would have thought you were crazy, but here we are.

I never found American Dad to be that good. I stopped watching it after an episode where they tried to make Obama take a poop while swimming.

WeedlordGoku69
Feb 11, 2015

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OF OLD SHOOTERS


PLAY NOW MY LORD



Sir Lemming posted:

There has been a gradual evolution, but there's also been some stuff with PC Principal where it feels like they're going to cling to that persecution complex until their dying breath. (Like most other old comedians.)

Honestly, I don't feel like that's meant to be the point of PC Principal. He comes off mostly as Matt and Trey venting about how they don't really understand a lot of the nuances of modern political correctness and inevitably gently caress it up even though they're trying to be good about it. They're on board, it's just not easy.

Sir Lemming
Jan 27, 2009

It's a piece of JUNK!

LORD OF BOOTY posted:

Honestly, I don't feel like that's meant to be the point of PC Principal. He comes off mostly as Matt and Trey venting about how they don't really understand a lot of the nuances of modern political correctness and inevitably gently caress it up even though they're trying to be good about it. They're on board, it's just not easy.

I think in a lot of ways that's where they are, but they still tend to lazily write off anything they personally don't care about yet as "being PC". In fact, just last season that seemed to be how they felt about protesting the treatment of immigrants at the border. I'm glad they seem to have come around, I guess I'm just... tempering my expectations.

There's also whatever the hell the Mr. Hankey episode was, but honestly that was almost too confusing to be problematic.

Crazy Dastard
Aug 30, 2004

"Typhoid, rattlers, and now drownin' in rivers? I think we need ourselves a new leader, or we're goin' the way o' the Donner Party."


Sir Lemming posted:

There's also whatever the hell the Mr. Hankey episode was, but honestly that was almost too confusing to be problematic.

I got the impression the Mr. Hankey episode was analogous to Roseanne making a comeback only to get destroyed by cancel culture when she made racist political tweets, because instead of apologizing she doubled down and got drummed right out of Disney. You know, like what's been happening to a lot of famous people that get called out but choose to fight cancel culture.

Sir Lemming
Jan 27, 2009

It's a piece of JUNK!

Crazy Dastard posted:

I got the impression the Mr. Hankey episode was analogous to Roseanne making a comeback only to get destroyed by cancel culture when she made racist political tweets, because instead of apologizing she doubled down and got drummed right out of Disney. You know, like what's been happening to a lot of famous people that get called out but choose to fight cancel culture.

Well obviously, but they were walking this weird line between making him say obviously terrible things (because it wouldn't be funny otherwise) and implying that he was being treated unfairly. There definitely is a point to be made about "cancel culture" going too far and not allowing for repentance, but Mr. Hankey was completely unrepentant, so... It just felt like maybe they needed another week to thread the needle and make it make sense.

Anyway, new episode was pretty good, I think they can pull this off.

Sir Lemming fucked around with this message at 13:14 on Sep 27, 2019

PostNouveau
Sep 3, 2011

Why god?





Grimey Drawer

Pretty meh episode.

Not much humor to be mined from concentration camps I think.

Kyle sounds weird now. They getting too old for the voices?

King Vidiot
Feb 17, 2007

The video arcade made me what I am today!



Der Shovel posted:

I liked that the ICE "agents" were dressed in a mixture of hoodies, jeans and poo poo during their raids instead of having proper uniforms. Just kinda hammers home what a ragtag posse of wannabe lynchmobbers they are.

That's actually what they do in real-life, specifically because if they show up in uniforms then people won't open their doors for them. Being a plainclothes secret police force and basically tricking people into letting them into their homes (which by law the residents don't have to do) is loving scummy but not technically against the law if people willingly let them in.

Also Matt and Trey, while being staunch "non-political libertarians" always kind of skewed left in their politics. I mean go back and watch the Goobacks episode that was literally making fun of the MAGA crowd before there was a MAGA crowd to make fun of. They took ER JEEEEERBS!

Shitenshi
Mar 12, 2013


It's good to know that Randy, the one person with literal prosthetic balls, has more balls than anyone else in South Park.

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SLICK GOKU BABY
Jun 12, 2001

A Little Known FACT: Burger King's Bacon King is superior to the Baconator.


Hmm... not gonna put the press release on the bottom of page 1... That would be dumb...

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