Tuesday, April 13, 2010

South Park's 200th, litigious celebs and Mohammed

From Boing Boing:
South Park co-creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker speak with Boing Boing's Xeni Jardin on the eve of the 200th episode of the hit Comedy Central series. Stone and Parker reveal their plans to revisit battles over the boundaries of what can and cannot be done on television—including a quest to see just how many celebrities they can manage to piss off in a single episode, and whether Comedy Central will once again try to stop them from depicting the image and voice of a cartoon version of the Muslim prophet Mohammed on the show.

The 200th episode airs Wednesday, April 14 at 10pm on Comedy Central.


  1. Much as I loved South Park for a long time. Matt and Trey's stance on religion, God and Atheism irritate me to no end.


    They seem somehow deistic, in a rather ill defined way. But then go on to criticise the vagueness of Atheism\Big Bang Theory, and also to state, quite vaguely themselves, that "something" more than man currently knows, must be going on.

    It's safe to say I have lost alot of respect for their portrayal of religious believers and atheists as wild eyed fanatics, due to them having no solid philosophical stance on the issue themselves beyond: We have the right to dislike and mock other people's beliefs.

    A right they should certainly have, but a privilige that, when abused, serves only to muddy the waters rather than further the debate.

    This seems outright childish to me, and contrary to the shows whole no bullshit, straight talking stance on other irrational aspects of society.

    But as I said, I still enjoy the program. Though far less than before I read this article.

  2. The splinter of extremist Muslims who already hate America and wish death upon it aren't going to hate any less if we appease their childishness with a censoring of free speech and expression. Fuck 'em. Giving in to the fear of violent reprisal means letting terrorism win.

    Comedy Central should not censor South Park. Let's see crazy Muslims try to storm the Comedy Central headquarters... the National Guard will be there to stand in their way.

  3. Shane, thanks for linking that interview.

    Soooo... those wishy washy kind of believers who believe in "something" out there, something they have no idea how to define in any way, while being completely ignorant about what science says, as well as atheism... Have they made fun of those people yet?

    Real fanatical fundamentalist theists might scare me, but the kind of beliver that the creators of South Park represents annoys me ten times more.

    But Parker says atheism is more ludicrous to him than anything else.
    "Out of all the ridiculous religion stories -- which are greatly, wonderfully ridiculous -- the silliest one I've ever heard is, 'Yeah, there's this big, giant universe and it's expanding and it's all going to collapse on itself and we're all just here, just 'cuz. Just 'cuz. That to me, is the most ridiculous explanation ever," he says. "So I think we have a big atheism show coming."

    Is he fucking kidding me?? He is really that ignorant? If this alone isn't worth a whole episode of South Park mocking, I don't know what is!

  4. The real question is, do Stone and Parker have the balls to mock themselves?

  5. How do you contact the admin of atheistmedia??? I want to submit a video that I think should be posted. MMA fighter Jason 'Mayhem' Miller and host of MTV's Bully Beatdown is interviewed by a socially akward Mormon. Miller says he is a devout atheist and hilarity ensues.


  6. They might have the balls, but I doubt they would anyway, since this kind of ignorance often contains a rather hight level of arrogance. They don't realize how ignorant they are, and even think their platitudes and "deepities" (as Dennett puts it) is really the height of wisdom. They would simply see no need to mock something that they don't recognize as silly, ignorant and laughably common misconceptions and newage (rhymes with sewage)-ish "somethingyism".

    They're simply, like the rest of the common woo - very much not aware of their own shortcomings and much more adapt at mocking other's... Which they often have done well, by all means.

  7. But... this link doesn't lead to the interview you mention! This is not the mormon interviewer, but another guy who a few times mentions the mormon interview and tries to get Mayhem to talk about it, but he evades those questions. There's no mormon-encounter hilarity here, just seven minutes of "smell my shoe, dude" and "balls of carbon fibre."

  8. You can click on 'suggest a link' in the sidebar or send an email to atheistmedia at gmail

  9. <span><span>"Real fanatical fundamentalist theists might scare me, but the kind of beliver that the creators of South Park represents annoys me ten times more."-</span> 
    I couldn't agree more. It is this kind of weak kneed fence sitting that allows fundamentalism to take root in the first place. If more people bothered to inform themselves of the scientific facts about our world and the universe -including Trey and Matt- we would likely be far less tolerant of fanaticism in our societies.</span>

    But instead they seem content to just insult anyone who takes a stand whilst refusing to make one of their own. Lame.

  10. Is it just me, or have they already shown Mohammed in this clip?

  11. Here it is I guess: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrLbZoSJIfE

     The lamest interviewer in the world...but it's ok

  12. R€LIGION $TINKS OF MONE¥April 15, 2010 at 4:24 PM

    I am fan of South Park but I agree with most of the comments.

    I´ve seen a number of interviews and they strike me as being a little out of touch. Oh and the "we´re the outsiders" and that put upon attitude is getting tired. They are kinda self-righteous too.

    I do think that they treat religion (except Scientology) with kid´s gloves.
    It´s convenient for them that Comedy Central block´s all Mohammed stuff for them. It´s a win win situation for them.

    If they decided to run a spoof on Mohammed, Sean Penn and the other Hollywood celebrites that they hate so much will be the least of their worries.

  13. It´s convenient for them that Comedy Central block´s all Mohammed stuff for them. It´s a win win situation for them.

    I think so too. It keeps them safe, at the same time as they can claim that they would so do it, if only they could. They actually almost managed to have the cake and eat it here.