When do you think they may have gone too far?

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stephprincess93
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When do you think they may have gone too far?

Postby stephprincess93 » Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:11 pm

Sometimes South Park can go way too far on certain things. For example, last night, I think they went too far on the internet porn thing with Stan's dad. . .
what is your opinion? What are some other things they have gone too far on and on what episodes?

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Re: When do you think they may have gone too far?

Postby Cortes1988 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:12 am

i think they have not gone too far at all the internet episode was great i enjoyed it alot and i cannot wait to see what they have next for next wednesday
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Re: When do you think they may have gone too far?

Postby Marjax » Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:42 pm

Yeah there's been a few times where I was like "Oh man... did they just do that?" but I'm sure that's what they go for sometimes.

The internet porn was one thing, the giant mess of man juice was something else altogether. Unnecessary, kinda gross, but kinda funny.

Scott Tenorman eating his parents was another example of going too far.

I think Lemmiwinks in Mr. Slave's ass was a little far too, but that was also unbelievably hilarious.
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Re: When do you think they may have gone too far?

Postby aerisangel16 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:12 pm

Either everything is okay to poke fun at, or none of it is.
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Re: When do you think they may have gone too far?

Postby CartmanMills » Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:42 pm

Too far? No. What makes South Park a very intelligent show is that it tackles issues with humour but also morality - the Terry Shiavone (sp?) case, for example, was a horrible and nasty situation that South Park tackled. And they did it with such grace and brilliance that it ended up winning them an award - it also delivered a very interesting message about it all.

But South Park doesn't do diplomacy - at the end of the day, it's a cartoon with an opinion. You don't necessarily have to agree with all of their decisions/opinions but it's earlier episodes are still funny and very entertaining. And it's all comedy and laughs. I can't honestly pick a moment which has offended me or has pissed me off. Even that ridiculous Stan covered in cum.. which was disgusting. But it was over-the-top and intentional. That's the gag.. I think.
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Re: When do you think they may have gone too far?

Postby Pip Tweek » Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:13 pm

By this I mean "too far" not in the sense of taste, but in the sense of 'how the hell can they get away with that?'

When they implied that Jonbenet Ramsey's parents killed their own daughter, and implied that O.J. Simpson and Congressman Gary Condit murderers.

I can't believe they didn't get sued for that.
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Re: When do you think they may have gone too far?

Postby jesse825south » Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:04 am

I think they went to far on the episode where they mocked the creating of the mormon religion. Especially after every dialogue they'd chant "dumb dumb dumb dumb!" I'm not mormon but that is pretty offensive to mormon's! :)
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Re: When do you think they may have gone too far?

Postby PeterCoffin » Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:56 pm

Pip Tweek wrote:By this I mean "too far" not in the sense of taste, but in the sense of 'how the hell can they get away with that?'

When they implied that Jonbenet Ramsey's parents killed their own daughter, and implied that O.J. Simpson and Congressman Gary Condit murderers.

I can't believe they didn't get sued for that.

OJ implied he was a murderer when he wrote that book. I can't believe he didn't sue himself!
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Re: When do you think they may have gone too far?

Postby polymorph » Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:30 pm

They can't go to far, don't you know anything about physics.
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Re: When do you think they may have gone too far?

Postby Pip Tweek » Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:17 pm

PeterCoffin wrote:
Pip Tweek wrote:By this I mean "too far" not in the sense of taste, but in the sense of 'how the hell can they get away with that?'

When they implied that Jonbenet Ramsey's parents killed their own daughter, and implied that O.J. Simpson and Congressman Gary Condit murderers.

I can't believe they didn't get sued for that.

OJ implied he was a murderer when he wrote that book. I can't believe he didn't sue himself!


That is both witty and hilarious.
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Re: When do you think they may have gone too far?

Postby Spoodey » Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:28 pm

I love it when they go to far! :D
Scott Tenorman's parents - Never saw that coming! An awesomely funny twist to the episode imo
Chris Reeves eating fetuses - Same as above, and so absurd it shouldn't even be considered offensive
Randy ejaculating - Not funny at all, but not cause they went to far with it. Just cause it wasn't funny.

I don't think they ever can go to far, at least not with a cartoon.
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Re: When do you think they may have gone too far?

Postby Just_Jackie » Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:45 pm

As long as Standards and Practices and Legal at Comedy Central approve the shows, they can pretty much do whatever they want. Those are the only two limits they have. They have no "moral" limits. I'm surprised people who have been fans of this show for any length of time aren't already used to this.

I think the people at SPS have proven they are going to do whatever they want and it seems a little silly to get provoked by a TV show that is trying to be provocative.
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Re: When do you think they may have gone too far?

Postby MCkormick2 » Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:25 pm

It went too far in the episode where Cartman says abortion is a way of cheating nature. I think that because in my opinion, abortion is the most awesome thing that can happen, and I don't support anyone suggesting that there is any alternative to abortion when childbearing (or lack thereof) is concerned.

(By the way, yes, that is a joke, but I still don't like this kind of commentary on the issue).
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Re: When do you think they may have gone too far?

Postby polymorph » Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:41 pm

MCkormick2 wrote:It went too far in the episode where Cartman says abortion is a way of cheating nature. I think that because in my opinion, abortion is the most awesome thing that can happen, and I don't support anyone suggesting that there is any alternative to abortion when childbearing (or lack thereof) is concerned.

(By the way, yes, that is a joke, but I still don't like this kind of commentary on the issue).


It is essentially cheating though isn't it.
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Re: When do you think they may have gone too far?

Postby M00ndragon69 » Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:15 am

Well, depends on what your moral stance is on the issue. Personally, I think people having too many kids they don't want and can't take care of, and increasing the world's population when you are hearing all this sh*t on the news about global warming and food and gas shortages is much more immoral than having an abortion. If you believe that abortion is cheating nature, then that means that humans are part of nature, and do you know what happens in nature when a population of animals in a certain area gets to be too big? I learned about this in biology, it is what Scientists call a boom and bust cycle..When a population of animals gets to be too big for the area they are in, they face starvation, disease and other things happen that kill them off until their numbers have significantly decreased.

And I am sorry, there are always going to be teenagers and other people who shouldn't have kids getting horny and f*cking. You can push the religious reasons why they shouldn't or push birthcontrol on them, but some people just aren't going to listen. I have known a great deal of people who ended up with kids by age 19, who did have some religious beliefs and did know about birth control..They just didn't give a f*ck or they were really drunk or high at the time. And, not to sound like a bitch, but I don't like some of those people, because they are huge f*ck ups, and I don't think they should have children.

Now as for what Cartman said, even though it goes against what I just said was my point of view, I wasn't offended. Maybe what Cartman said was ment to be an anti abortion statement. Or maybe it was what the writers felt was in character for Cartman to say in that situation. I thought it seemed in character. It wasn't the first time he incouraged someone to get an abortion..Maybe he does idolize Mel Gibson and maybe he has the same point of view as many fundamentalists have about abortion being murder, but does he object to murder if it means he will get something he wants?

I admitt I was shocked by the Scott Tenorman episode when it first came out..Then I got back into horror around 2003 ( because of The Ring and House of 1000 Corpses), and I saw the sequel to the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre. It is more of a horror comedy than actual horror and it does have a reference to chili with human flesh as one of the main ingredients, and I thought it was funny..I am pretty sure Trey and Matt got the idea for the end of that episode from TCM 2. They seem to like horror, look at all the Stephen King references in certain episodes and the reference to Friday the 13th part 2 in Cannibal! The Musical.So I am not as disturbed by that episode as I was to begin with, because I now I watch stuff that is often even more disturbing on a regular basis. That and since that episode, Cartman has been getting more and more evil and manipulative every year, so I am used to it.
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