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'South Park' vs. Lucas and Spielberg: Too far?
« on: October 10, 2008, 03:07:41 pm »

Never mind "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report," the most welcome Comedy Central program this election season just might be "South Park."The series has been on a roll for the past four/five seasons, and whether turning an alien invasion into an examination of immigration, or leprechauns into targets of terrorism, "South Park" has been presenting relatively reasoned examinations of cultural issues.



Returning with new episodes as part of its 12th season, "South Park" didn't level its aim at presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain (fingers are crossed for such an episode to be forthcoming). Instead, the series had Hollywood heavyweights George Lucas and Steven Spielberg directly in sights.

From there, an excited Stan sits down to watch the latest film in a dream sequence/nightmare, but soon has to warn Indiana Jones that Spielberg and Lucas are nearby. And then Indy's pants come off. The boys of "South Park" spend much of the episode struggling to come to grips with the raping of Indiana Jones. In its rave review of the episode, IGN wrote that "South Park" went "beyond offensive and into some sort of hyper-offensive stratosphere," all of it hilarious.

Indeed, each scene builds upon the other, with Spielberg and Lucas eventually becoming two rednecks in the woods who demand Indy "squeal like a pig" as the pair humiliates and degrades a cinematic icon. A Stormtrooper gets it even worse, prompting the "South Park" police to lock up the directors to prevent such travesties from happening again. Not that anyone didn't see this coming. Parker and Stone tried to warn Spielberg and Lucas from even making a fourth "Indiana Jones" flick. Back in 2002, the series took the two to task for re-editing their films for the worse, hoping to prevent a ruining of "Raiders of the Lost Ark."


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Re: 'South Park' vs. Lucas and Spielberg: Too far?
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2008, 03:25:17 pm »

You can't use the words "South Park" and "Too Far" in the same sentence.  It's South Park.  Too Far is the entire point.

EDIT:  I'm just glad to know now that I'm not alone.  *sniff*  I too have been scarred by this horrible crime.  I'm glad that there was finally justice in the end.  I can now move on with my life.
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Re: 'South Park' vs. Lucas and Spielberg: Too far?
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2008, 03:44:23 pm »

Love the Mecha Streisand Episode along with the one where Cartman leads a team ala THE CORE  to go after all the Hippies that stage a massive concert in South Park....

Also loved where Cartman did his Jack Bauer bit in the 24 Spoof
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Re: 'South Park' vs. Lucas and Spielberg: Too far?
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2008, 03:47:00 pm »

Ah, good times!
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Re: 'South Park' vs. Lucas and Spielberg: Too far?
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2008, 07:23:11 pm »

<3 South Park.

Now I shall go on search of the intertubes to find episodes.
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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2008, 10:16:19 pm »

I just watched it at allsp.com
Muahahahaha!
I wonder whether Lucas and Speilberg have seen it yet, and I wonder about the look on their faces...
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Re: 'South Park' vs. Lucas and Spielberg: Too far?
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2008, 08:20:38 pm »

I just watched it at allsp.com
Muahahahaha!
I wonder whether Lucas and Speilberg have seen it yet, and I wonder about the look on their faces...


Lucas and Spielberg will doubtless notice that the graphic rape scenes were actually homages to famous rape scenes from movies past.  I'm not sure most people will recognize them though.  I recognized two of them, and realized that there was yet another layer to their mockery with this episode.
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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2008, 08:51:42 pm »

I just watched it at allsp.com
Muahahahaha!
I wonder whether Lucas and Speilberg have seen it yet, and I wonder about the look on their faces...


Lucas and Spielberg will doubtless notice that the graphic rape scenes were actually homages to famous rape scenes from movies past.  I'm not sure most people will recognize them though.  I recognized two of them, and realized that there was yet another layer to their mockery with this episode.

I only recognized the one from Deliverance, but I'm not a real movie buff anyway.
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Re: 'South Park' vs. Lucas and Spielberg: Too far?
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2008, 07:50:48 am »

The one on the pinball machine was from a movie with Jodie Foster where she played a rape victim.  I don't remember the name of the film.  But that was the other scene I recognized.
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Re: 'South Park' vs. Lucas and Spielberg: Too far?
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2008, 10:10:47 am »

Seems to me to be a straightforward and accurate review of the latest Indy movie... Done in the typical South park style of graphically portraying metaphors.

They raped poor Indy, So Matt & Trey showed it. ;)
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Re: 'South Park' vs. Lucas and Spielberg: Too far?
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2008, 04:52:29 pm »

In the commentary of the episode "Osama bin Laden Has Farty Pants", Matt Stone states that he hates Stevie Nicks, hence the goat.

Her singing voice is often compared to that of a bleating goat, which is why the military confuses the goat with the real Stevie Nicks

Also, The Tom Cruise Scientology Episode was a scream as well...

"MOOOOOMMMM !!!! TOM CRUISE WON'T COME OUT OF THE CLOSET !!!"
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