One of the best ones for me was the very end of Here Comes the Neighborhood. Mr. Garrison spends the entire episode leading the townsfolk in their effort to kick all the new rich people (who all just happen to be black) out of town. They go through the whole KKK-style intimidation thing with everybody on either side somehow ignorant of the racism. When it finally works, Garrison is stoked at the prospect of becoming a millionaire from selling the abandoned houses. But when his hypocrisy is pointed out by Jimbo and Randy, he utters that immortal line, "Well yeah, but at least I got rid of all those damn ni..." and he's cut off by the closing credits. I felt bad at finding that joke so goddamn funny.
I first watched that when it aired in 2001 with my friend in college and we were just stunned by their balls and almost embarrassed at how much we laughed.
Another example was in Le Petit Tourette when Fatass drops a K-bomb in front of Kyle's mom when he's faking his Tourette's Syndrome. They'd used it before in Death Camp of Tolerance, but the context was way different. Here it was just Cartman shouting the most terrible anti-Semitic slur there is in his friend's mom's face. But I laughed at it.
I was also amazed at how hard I laughed during The Simpsons Already Did It when Cartman basically admits to letting some random guy trick him into giving him a blow job. Eric pretty much got raped and I laughed my ass off. I can't think of any other situation where I've laughed at the idea of a man convincing a little boy to suck him off.
So what South Park jokes have made you do a double take and realize you were laughing at something that was actually pretty terrible?
You read it! You can't unread it!
Cousin Elvin getting concussed by Fatass in Merry Christmas Charlie Manson.
Randy being "really, really tired" in 'Wal-Mart'. "Here, have a sticker... it's... a turtle."
"Scissor me Timbers!" really can't believe i laughed at that.
I still laugh at Faith Hilling. Hell, there's probably a dozen things in the past season alone that i've posted about and said "I can't believe I laughed at that". I just can't think of them right now.
also, *partially unrelated*, but I continue to laugh at this:
Cartman: Line? Lines! I HATE LINES!!!
It's me Ikyman
Butt Out's message is something that makes me a little sad I found it such an enjoyable episode.
I don't find any words offensive.
Some of the immature humor makes me a bit embarrassed to laugh at it?
"Um... a giant stone John Wilkes Booth?"
(Really, a lot of things Moses says, because they gave his voice such gravity and then made some silly lines to go with it.)
The dead whale on the moon.
The evil Woodland Critters and everything terrible they say in their piping, cheerful little voices.
A lot of Kenny's bizarre and random deaths.
"He gonna burn the school down to tha gwound."
And this one isn't South Park, but I think it's applicable: There's a Robot Chicken sketch that has a bunch of doll people by a maternity ward cooing over the babies. This goes on for a while, until a nurse pops in to one of the babies and pulls its little blanket up over its face. All the cooing people freeze and stare with wide open mouths for a few silent beats before the static ends the sketch. I laughed so friggin hard at that. Then I felt like a bad person.
Unassumption wrote:Nothing really. I don't laugh much at South Park =/
Wait, you are on this site, and don't laugh at South Park? What?
Charecter(out of the 4 boys): Kyle
Chatecter(in all): Butters
Episodes: Butters' Very Own Episode,Chreekoke Hair Tampons,and Kenny Dies.
Horror is suppost to be disturbing
There are other goals to horror other than disturbing the audience. The Giallo, Slasher, Monster movie and psychological horror all target different core emotions. Similarly there are lots of different types of comedy. South park could be funny without trying to offend people - but offending people is key to the type of comedy south park has evolved into. In it's early days, SP was more about absurdity but offensiveness is an important part of the show now. I'm pretty desensitized to it after 16 seasons so don't get offended by stuff.
The context of the show makes it OK to laugh at stuff we would NOT laugh at in other contexts. That's one cathartic thing about it i guess?
I know there are other things I just can't think of them now.
I ship: Stan/Cartman <3
Sharon: What is it honey? (gasp!) My baby's killed again!
Haa, I love that line.
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