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MonsterEnvy
Feb 4, 2012


CBJSprague24 posted:

It felt to me like they were trying to make Randy in the hard labor camp be a funny thing but then wanted him to be able to talk his way out of prison usin' good ol' 'Merican Tegridy. Randy, from time to time, has been overly eager to be part of something and goes to great lengths to do it, so whoring himself out to Mickey for his own gain kind of fits.

Randy is a huge huge Hypocrite.

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BexGu
Jan 9, 2004

This fucking day....

Stan, Butters, Jimmy, and Kenny being amazing at Death Metal out of no where was funny as hell.

1glitch0
Sep 4, 2018

DEAN OF THE LOCAL ARCADE


MonsterEnvy posted:

Randy is a huge huge Hypocrite.

He is also really, really stupid. They could cancel South Park and just do a spin off where somehow Randy and Butters just go on a worldwide adventure by themselves and I would be so down for that.

SweetMercifulCrap!
Jan 28, 2012


Lipstick Apathy

I have to ask... did anyone actually laugh at Pooh getting violently murdered on screen? “Cute, innocent thing = murder it!!!” Seems so early 2000’s NewGrounds or Robot Chicken edgelord-esque.

The aftermath with Randy casually dropping “oh, yeah, I murdered Winnie the Pooh” was good, though.

Macdeo Lurjtux
Jul 5, 2011

BRRREADSTOOORRM!


I laughed at the obvious gag of Pooh getting trapped by a honeypot.

Scooter_McCabe
May 31, 2011
I would like to speak to the manager about the socialists, please


SweetMercifulCrap! posted:

I have to ask... did anyone actually laugh at Pooh getting violently murdered on screen? “Cute, innocent thing = murder it!!!” Seems so early 2000’s NewGrounds or Robot Chicken edgelord-esque.

The aftermath with Randy casually dropping “oh, yeah, I murdered Winnie the Pooh” was good, though.

They have been killing someone in horrible ways at least once a season since 2000, this is nothing new.

Vegetable
Oct 22, 2010



Scooter_McCabe posted:

They have been killing someone in horrible ways at least once a season since 2000, this is nothing new.
That’s kind of the point being made, I think

SLICK GOKU BABY
Jun 12, 2001

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


New press release for this week! Wednesday will be the 300th episode of South Park and I guess if you still watch Comedy Central they will be marathoning South Park starting at 9AM. Although in a preseason interview, it didn't sound like they were planning to do anything groundbreaking with the 300th episode considering how poorly 200 & 201 went...

https://southpark.cc.com/blog/2019/...s-press-release

Episode 2303 “Shots!!!” Press Release
10.07.2019
Categorized Under: Episode
SOUTH PARK REACHES 300TH EPISODE ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9 ON COMEDY CENTRAL

All-Day South Park Marathon Starts at 9 a.m. ET and Leads into All-New Episode at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT

——–
All-New Season 23 Episodes will be Available to Stream in HD
Exclusively on SouthPark.cc.com and Hulu
——–
NEW YORK, October 7, 2019 –The show’s creators celebrate the THIRD episode of Tegridy Farms in the episode titled, “SHOTS!!!” airing on Wednesday, October 9 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.

This week, Randy revels in a Tegridy Farms milestone. Meanwhile, Cartman stands his ground and refuses to get a shot.

BexGu
Jan 9, 2004

This fucking day....

South Park always get screwed with Matt and Trey try to do special episodes. The hate voice mailed CC played on the air after the April Fools Episodes was amazing.

BexGu
Jan 9, 2004

This fucking day....

Annnnnnnnnnnnnddddddddddddddddddddddd South Park has been banned in China



quote:

South Park' Scrubbed From Chinese Internet After Critical Episode

After the "Band in China" episode mocked Hollywood for shaping its content to please the Chinese government, Beijing has responded by deleting all clips, episodes and discussions of the Comedy Central show.
South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone probably saw this coming, and to their credit, simply didn't care.

The most recent episode of South Park, "Band in China," has been generating loads of media attention for its sharp critique of the way Hollywood tends to shape its content to avoid offending Chinese government censors in any way whatsoever.

Now, those very same government censors, in the real world, have lashed back at South Park by deleting virtually every clip, episode and online discussion of the show from Chinese streaming services, social media and even fan pages.

A cursory perusal through China's highly regulated Internet landscape shows the show conspicuously absent everywhere it recently had a presence. A search of the Twitter-like social media service Weibo turns up not a single mention of South Park among the billions of past posts. On streaming service Youku, owned by Internet giant Alibaba, all links to clips, episodes and even full seasons of the show are now dead.

And on Baidu's Tieba, China's largest online discussions platform, the threads and sub-threads related to South Park are nonfunctional. If users manually type in the URL for what was formerly the South Park thread, a message appears saying that, "According to the relevant law and regulation, this section is temporarily not open."

The draconian response is par for the course for China's authoritarian government, which has even been known to aggressively censor Winnie the Pooh, because some local Internet users had affectionately taken to comparing Chinese president Xi Jinping to the character.

South Park's "Band in China" episode featured a pair of storylines critical of China. One involves Randy getting caught attempting to sell weed in China and getting sent to a work camp similar to those Beijing has been using in Xinjiang Provence to hold as many as a million Chinese Muslims for political indoctrination. (While he's at the work camp, Randy runs into an imprisoned Winnie the Pooh)

A second plot follows Stan, Jimmy, Kenny and Butters forming a metal band, which becomes popular and attracts the attention of a manager who wants to make a film about them. But then the script keeps changing so that the film can safely be distributed in China.

"Now I know how Hollywood writers feel," Stan says at one point while a Chinese guard watches over him and alters his work while he writes the script. Several shots also are taken at Disney, including a scene where Mickey Mouse shows up to make sure all his employees (other Marvel and Disney cartoon characters) play ball with the Chinese authorities.

The episode's critique has proved especially timely, in light of the controversy now swirling around the NBA. On Sunday, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey issued a tweet expressing his solidarity with Hong Kong's pro-democracy protestors.

Although just a single tweet, from just one among thousands of NBA figures, the message sparked a deluge of criticism in China, where the Hong Kong protests have become a hot button political issue, with Beijing's propaganda apparatus going into overdrive to shape local opinion of the movement as anarchistic and untethered to legitimate political grievances. Chinese broadcasters announced they would stop airing Rockets games, and local sponsors pulled their funds from the team.

Fearing financial implications, the Rockets and the NBA have since retreated and disavowed Morey's comments — in precisely the same way South Park satirized.


https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/n...episode-1245783

Sir Lemming
Jan 27, 2009

It's a piece of JUNK!

BexGu posted:

Annnnnnnnnnnnnddddddddddddddddddddddd South Park has been banned in China

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/n...episode-1245783

Lol, well I suppose that's gonna be a badge of honor for Parker & Stone.

sticksy
May 26, 2004
keeping austin weird





Nap Ghost

Sir Lemming posted:

Lol, well I suppose that's gonna be a badge of honor for Parker & Stone.

Seriously. Pretty much validates the whole premise of the episode.

South Park...good??

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!

Not really surprising, but highly amusing as the title of the episode can now be considered prophetic.

punk rebel ecks
Dec 11, 2010

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


Can you even watch episodes 200 and 201 legally anymore?

1glitch0
Sep 4, 2018

DEAN OF THE LOCAL ARCADE


punk rebel ecks posted:

Can you even watch episodes 200 and 201 legally anymore?

I'm not sure they're even on the dvds.

Kinda ironic with China banning South Park. The two biggest, most powerful governments on the planet are scared of a cartoon show.

SLICK GOKU BABY
Jun 12, 2001

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


punk rebel ecks posted:

Can you even watch episodes 200 and 201 legally anymore?

No, and I don't believe 201 ever aired uncensored... Although, magically it has gotten out into the world of

punk rebel ecks
Dec 11, 2010

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


I mean it's all very amusing considering what the episode is about.

SeANMcBAY
Jun 28, 2006

Look on the bright side.




1glitch0 posted:

I'm not sure they're even on the dvds.

Kinda ironic with China banning South Park. The two biggest, most powerful governments on the planet are scared of a cartoon show.

The US government didn't ban those episodes. I think it was all Comedy Central.

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!

SeANMcBAY posted:

The US government didn't ban those episodes. I think it was all Comedy Central.

At first I thought he was making a joke that the U.S. government is owned by Saudi Arabia or Israel but from what I can tell with a quick googling, the only other place that South Park is banned is India so idk.

BexGu
Jan 9, 2004

This fucking day....

SeANMcBAY posted:

The US government didn't ban those episodes. I think it was all Comedy Central.

Now I'm wondering how cool the FCC would be with Kyle's ending speech basically being "Political violence works!"

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!

The Facebook South Park page threw this up an hour ago.

WeedlordGoku69
Feb 11, 2015

A DAILY DOSE
OF OLD SHOOTERS


PLAY NOW MY LORD



PaybackJack posted:

The Facebook South Park page threw this up an hour ago.



Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation I have. I built a shrine in my room for the yellow one who died because sadly no one noticed because she died around 9/11. Wanna see it?


PaybackJack posted:

The Facebook South Park page threw this up an hour ago.



China gonna get stomped at the sarcastaball world championships

Knee
Jul 19, 2006

I'm telling you, it's true. People grow from spores.


TBH I thought they would have already been banned in China for something. The fact that they weren't and are now because of specifically targeting China is amazing.

In the episode (one of em) they even started to mention the whole "harvesting prisoners for organs" thing but quickly (comedically) stopped.

BexGu
Jan 9, 2004

This fucking day....

Knee posted:

TBH I thought they would have already been banned in China for something. The fact that they weren't and are now because of specifically targeting China is amazing.

In the episode (one of em) they even started to mention the whole "harvesting prisoners for organs" thing but quickly (comedically) stopped.

They wen't aired but it was easy enough to find South Park online. The Chinese government now went through and block all mention of South Park any where on the Chinese internet. Like you can't type in "South Park" on a web search/store/whatever and get anything back.

Macdeo Lurjtux
Jul 5, 2011

BRRREADSTOOORRM!


Yeah, they somehow scrubbed any mention of South Park from the Chinese internet(intranet?) The South Park hashtag doesn't work, forum discussions are locked and behind a "The topic of this discussion has been concluded to be detrimental to public health." lockscreen.

Also, Blizzard just had The a round of Grand Tournaments for their World of Warcraft digital card game. The winner is from HK and proclaimed support for the protests. The footage for the match has been scrubbed from the servers, the winner had his cash prize taken away and banned for a year and the casters that were interviewing him were both fired.

Macdeo Lurjtux fucked around with this message at 14:19 on Oct 8, 2019

punk rebel ecks
Dec 11, 2010

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


Is "The Great Firewall" really that hard to get through? Can't people just refer to South Park as "SP" or something?

Riot Bimbo
Dec 28, 2006

Was ist das problem fraulein?


you can bypass the firewall with a vpn iirc, and based on the fact there are more than a few China expat goons

MonsterEnvy
Feb 4, 2012


Macdeo Lurjtux posted:

Also, Blizzard just had The a round of Grand Tournaments for their World of Warcraft digital card game. The winner is from HK and proclaimed support for the protests. The footage for the match has been scrubbed from the servers, the winner had his cash prize taken away and banned for a year and the casters that were interviewing him were both fired.

Wait did Blizzard do that to him, or China.

CuddlyZombie
Nov 6, 2005

I wuv your brains.



MonsterEnvy posted:

Wait did Blizzard do that to him, or China.

Blizzard did that.

Gobbeldygook
May 13, 2009
Hates Native American people and tries to justify their genocides.

Put this racist on ignore immediately!


MonsterEnvy posted:

Wait did Blizzard do that to him, or China.

https://twitter.com/Slasher/status/...5962632193?s=19

Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation I have. I built a shrine in my room for the yellow one who died because sadly no one noticed because she died around 9/11. Wanna see it?


I assume Blizzard Taiwan is just based out of Taiwan, not actively run by the Taiwanese? I'm having a hard time understanding why the ROC would seemingly defer to the mainland government on this...

MonsterEnvy
Feb 4, 2012


Milo and POTUS posted:

I assume Blizzard Taiwan is just based out of Taiwan, not actively run by the Taiwanese? I'm having a hard time understanding why the ROC would seemingly defer to the mainland government on this...

Money.

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



Milo and POTUS posted:

China gonna get stomped at the sarcastaball world championships

But will the US get to play them in dodgeball?

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!

Milo and POTUS posted:

I assume Blizzard Taiwan is just based out of Taiwan, not actively run by the Taiwanese? I'm having a hard time understanding why the ROC would seemingly defer to the mainland government on this...

It can be run by the Taiwan and still kowtow to Beijing's wishes. The "conservative" party has a pro reunification agenda and big business here tends to agree with them as most business has to involve China in someway. It could have been a mandate that started with China calling Blizzard or it could have been Blizzard acting preemptively to show they're towing the line.

The Hong Kong situation is one that most people in the streets here are vocally in support of, but when it turns to the government less so. Recently there was an issue where a Hong Kong exchange student was assaulted by a Chinese exchange student at a Taiwanese University because the HK student wrote "HK now, TW next" on his door. In response the Chinese student choked him the later threw water on it. Chinese student hasn't been expelled last time I checked.

I'd say most people over the age of 35~ would be called bootlickers. They just don't want thing to change, they don't really care if China comes over as long as the can maintain their lifestyle.

PaybackJack fucked around with this message at 21:13 on Oct 8, 2019

Korthal
May 26, 2011



BexGu posted:

Annnnnnnnnnnnnddddddddddddddddddddddd South Park has been banned in China

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/n...episode-1245783

Reading the article, they didn't just ban South Park, they un-personed it. They removed all references to it from the chinese internet, and took down all the fan pages. Searches for it are blank.

Flatscan
Mar 27, 2001

Outlaw Journalist



Korthal posted:

Reading the article, they didn't just ban South Park, they un-personed it. They removed all references to it from the chinese internet, and took down all the fan pages. Searches for it are blank.

Sir Lemming
Jan 27, 2009

It's a piece of JUNK!

Which is kind of amazing because there are plenty of actual places named "South Park".

Tenzarin
Jul 24, 2007

Let me sing you a song.


Taco Defender

Welp, you poke the bear.

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Codependent Poster
Oct 20, 2003




Tenzarin posted:

Welp, you poke the bear.

They chose the perfect time for that episode with the shitstorm happening with the NBA and China. This actually makes Trey and Matt look principled even if they didn't touch on the Hong Kong situation. I wouldn't be surprised if they revisit the China storyline soon.

They probably love the fact they were banned, even if it might cost them a little.

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