Episode 201 Censoring

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Episode 201 Censoring

Postby HUMANCENTiPAD2.0 » Wed May 29, 2013 12:39 pm

Idk if this has been asked before, but what if the censoring was all one huge joke? Trey and Matt intended to have the episode overly censored because it would sound so funny while also not provoking the terrorists? Yes, they've said numerous times they were serious and sent it in the way they wanted, but what if this WAS the way they intended it? Covering it up only made the joke funnier to those who got it, including the creators themselves. Now heres some reasons I think the censoring was all one meta-joke.

-They must of said Mouhammed like 10X as much as the last episode, which means there were a lot of bleeps that could be seen as amusing
-The final speech, I mean come on, would they really bleep the entire speech if it had nothing to do with Mouhammed at all? They said it was about intimidation and fear, and they already had that speech back in season 10, so why do it again? They didn't, the long censoring is hilarious because of everyone's expressions during it when we have no idea what the hell they are saying.
-Tom Cruise and the goo. What did Tom Cruise look like that would make him unable to be made fun of? Nothing, they just added a censored box over him like with Mouhammed. Everyone was acting as if he had the power not to be made fun of, so they must of been talking about him being censored. What else could he have been? Mouhammed himself, a picture of a penis?
-The DVD. Would they really make the episode censored on the DVD when we paid our money to see it? Unless they themselves were the ones who put in the bleeps, that the episode truly was in the form Trey and Matt originally intended it. And the commentary, you can easily tell that bleeping was a joke, so wouldn't it make sense that the same joke goes for the episode.
-Its just plain ironic. Trey and Matt give their genuine insight on terrorism. Bleeped. Kyle expresses a very important message. Bleeped. We are given an episode that speaks for our country and shows that we won't be scared of terrorists. Bleeped. It has to be a joke.

Tell me what you think, and answer yes or no, do you think the bleeps were intentional?
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Re: Episode 201 Censoring

Postby Big-Will » Wed May 29, 2013 3:17 pm

On the episode: No, they were not intentional.

In the 14 years we've been doing South Park we have never done a show that we couldn't stand behind. We delivered our version of the show to Comedy Central and they made a determination to alter the episode. It wasn't some meta-joke on our part. Comedy Central added the bleeps. In fact, Kyle's customary final speech was about intimidation and fear. It didn't mention Muhammad at all but it got bleeped too. We'll be back next week with a whole new show about something completely different and we'll see what happens to it.

On the commentary: Yes. Because they wanted to make fun of Viacon's actions, and Viacom went with it.
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