*1408: Poor And Stupid* Post-Air Discussion

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Re: *1408: Poor And Stupid* Post-Air Discussion

Postby southparkpresident » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:38 pm

SpongeFreak52 wrote:
mitzelflik wrote:Alright SP, what happened?? I sadly haven't read others mentioning this (either for good or for bad) but it seems you've completely gone digital with the most recent episode, and it visually stinks. The off-beat character/scene cut-outs, and slap-dash look have been so streamlined and polished, that it no longer has the down-to-earth quality which attracted so many of us (those of us who are old enough to actually remember when you were groundbreaking). Yeah, I know it's been digitized since like episode 2, but now it gone a bit too far.

Hasn't anyone else noticed this in 1408? The amount of detail and fine lined pixels... The changing virtual camera angles as if this was a video game... The visual overload with the "perfect" backgrounds... And worst of all, the use of gradations/blending in the color schemes as opposed to block colors.

I know you must have worked hard to get this effect, but it sucks. It looks fake, and detracted from the whole show.

Call me old-school, but it was the cheezy-ness which made SP so likable. Dare I mention this, but the Simpsons re-vamped their animation around their 8th season give-or-take, and that pretty much signaled their downfall. Something was just missing after that. Sure, Groening has still been laughing all the way to the bank for the past dozen years, but that was also when I and most people I know stopped watching it (and really began to appreciate the ad-hoc style of SP)

Please SP, don't do this to yourself, or else you will only have the "newer" fan base left.

COMPLETELY AGREED.

I am not a fan of their "need" to make the show look good in HD. Gradients, varying strokes, CG animation, and shading are NOT what South Park needs. The animation is SUPPOSED to be crappy, and by you guys giving each character model 100+ bones to animate, you're just taking away from that.

Please, SP, don't worry about your looks. Focus on the story, focus on what made South Park what it is today. <3


Quit bitching and watching the episode. Why are SP fans such critics? They can't keep doing the same thing, it's boring. I give props to M & T for branching out there. Plus they toy with their animation all the time (Good Times With Weapons, Make Love Not Warcraft, Major Boobage) this was so much smaller than that. It was like, 15 seconds of a 22 min show. Who watches for animation? The fact is the storylines are still great and the dialogue is brilliant like always.
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Re: *1408: Poor And Stupid* Post-Air Discussion

Postby NinjaSkittles » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:33 pm

^^ I agree with you SouthParkPresident. I don't care how the show looks, I only care about if it's funny and entertaining. And it is so its all good for me :)
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Re: *1408: Poor And Stupid* Post-Air Discussion

Postby IKyman » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:37 pm

I like both older and newer animation :) and the humor jokes gets funnier and motive.
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Re: *1408: Poor And Stupid* Post-Air Discussion

Postby Diabeteth » Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:53 pm

iloveyouguys wrote:I see what you're saying about WTF, but I still liked it. It wasn't executed as well as it could have been, but it was a funny premise. It wasn't the best episode, but it was still pretty great. Kenny died, which is always a plus, and Cartman acted retarded. I don't see it as Cartman being a murderer; he's just a dumbass.

Uhh...
Wait, what? Kenny died? I have no recollection of that.

Did they change something after the original airing or something? I haven't had a chance to see it since; been too busy. Arguably didn't even have time to watch the initial airing, but I forced my schedule to fit it.
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Re: *1408: Poor And Stupid* Post-Air Discussion

Postby Big-Will » Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:44 pm

iloveyouguys wrote:Kenny died

No, he survived. He was with Cartman and Kyle at the very end of the episode.
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Re: *1408: Poor And Stupid* Post-Air Discussion

Postby 203177 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:42 am

i wanted kenny to die
My favorite sp characters: Bridon(he's so cute!)
Kyle,Stan, Kenny/Mysterion.

Fave ep: ESM Season 12,Sec fave: Butterballs Season 16
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Re: *1408: Poor And Stupid* Post-Air Discussion

Postby scht101 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:33 am

Seeing Kenny pissed off was really funny! I thought he was going to die when he landed on the racetrack.
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Re: *1408: Poor And Stupid* Post-Air Discussion

Postby Diabeteth » Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:10 am

Finally have time to watch it again. Just finished the first act. I was happy at this point when it was airing because it was obvious that Kenny was definitely going to play a part in the next two acts. "No, NASCAR fans aren't stupid! Cartman is!" Did anyone else start anticipating Kenny's certain part in the episode?
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Re: *1408: Poor And Stupid* Post-Air Discussion

Postby BRMBug » Sat Oct 09, 2010 7:53 am

I did a little bit. I really expected him to jack a busted car and chase after Cartman rather than Mrs. Dirty-Hamper.
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Re: *1408: Poor And Stupid* Post-Air Discussion

Postby furrybutch » Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:28 am

Is the quality image in reverse proportion to the quality of the show?
I'm just asking because I've seen this thing in liek before(HINT:Simpsons and Family guy-when it was at least bearable to watch).
This was one of the worst episodes-truthfull dissapointed fan speaking here.
I'm not gonna try to sugarcoat anything.
Sh*t is sh*t.
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Re: *1408: Poor And Stupid* Post-Air Discussion

Postby MONGORIANTROJANHORSE » Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:08 pm

Not my favorite episode, but it was definitely funny. For some reason it seems that the first episode in each season, now, is quite lackluster... like sexual healing. They have their funny moments, but the episode doesn't keep me fully entertained. Hopefully the episodes start improving like they did every other time.

Next week's episode is probably going to be a personal favorite of mine.
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Re: *1408: Poor And Stupid* Post-Air Discussion

Postby Zazaban » Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:49 pm

I enjoyed it. Not the best episode, but in the top 50%. Agree that early episodes were better, but it's still pretty good, still one of the best things on TV.

Anyway, on an irrelevant note, I clapped when they ripped on Two and a Half Men. That show gets way, way too much attention for something that stupid.
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Re: *1408: Poor And Stupid* Post-Air Discussion

Postby southparkpresident » Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:58 am

Man, Idk what to expect about sunday now. Will they release a new clip? A new synopsis? Or same clip, same synopsis, in a nicely packaged press release?? ha
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Re: *1408: Poor And Stupid* Post-Air Discussion

Postby zzyzx 1 » Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:06 am

southparkpresident wrote:Man, Idk what to expect about sunday now. Will they release a new clip? A new synopsis? Or same clip, same synopsis, in a nicely packaged press release?? ha


Anytime between 6:00 pm Pacific (9:00 pm Eastern) and midnight pacific (but usually by 9:00 pm Pacific), nall will release the Comedy Central Press release here on this SPS site.

In addition to the CC press release, there should be two press images, and hopefully a newer clip, now that M&T have had more time to work on the episode since the last teaser clip was released on Wednesday.

Keep checking in the 1409 pre-air thread . The second post currently in that thread is by nall, a "placeholder" post, so I assume the info will be placed there on Sunday evening.
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Re: *1408: Poor And Stupid* Post-Air Discussion

Postby batsilver0012 » Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:56 am

Sorry not sure where to submit this but...

When i watch it here online, it's not uncensored?

Anyone mind helping me out?


But damn it was pretty hilarious!

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