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Wednesday, July 05, 2017

South Park doesn't want to CNN itself

The creators of "South Park" are swearing off jokes about President Trump because they do not want to be like CNN which obsesses about the man to drive ratings.

Trey Parker told the Los Angeles Times that the show is ditching The Donald jokes.

It is called growing up.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Parker said:
We did start to become that, though, especially the last season. We fell into the same trap that “Saturday Night Live” fell into, where it was like, “Dude, we’re just becoming CNN now. We’re becoming: ‘Tune in to see what we’re going to say about Trump.’ ” Matt and I hated it but we got stuck in it somehow.
This season I want to get back to Cartman dressing up like a robot and [screwing] with Butters, because to me that’s the bread and butter of “South Park”: kids being kids and being ridiculous and outrageous but not “did you see what Trump did last night?” Because I don’t give a ... anymore.
We probably could put up billboards — “Look what we’re going to do to Trump next week!” — and get crazy ratings. But I just don’t care.
Like many in the media, CNN deliberately takes Trump's jokes seriously -- even as it treats Trump as a joke and not as the duly elected president of the United States.

Parker doesn't do that Fake News crap.

He admitted Trump jokes.
He’s not intentionally funny but he is intentionally using comedic art to propel himself. The things that we do — being outrageous and taking things to the extreme to get a reaction out of people — he’s using those tools. At his rallies he gets people laughing and whooping.
I don’t think he’s good at it. But it obviously sells — it made him president.
A cartoon show has more integrity than CNN.

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  1. "I don’t think he’s good at it. But it obviously sells — it made him president." Apparently, then, lots of folks do think he's good at it.

    1. Nah, we didn't elect him to be the next Johnny Carson. (not sure who all the id10t's on late night are, I ditched it when Carson quit.)
      I voted for him because he says what he means, means what he says, takes responsibility for his mistakes and learns from them. He wants a better nation, and is willing to go the extra mile for it.
      I don't count on Jeff Dunham for serious news and world analysis, and I don't look to One America News for comedy.
      I was a hard sell on President Trump, but I am sold. It wasn't his comedy that sold me either, I take it along with all the Great stuff, It would be like getting a Lincoln with a cigarette lighter. OK, I got a lighter I won't use. (I wish)
      GOD Bless and have a Great day.

    2. Carson was late night tv. When he retired, then later passed away, it disappeared. The lightweight girly boys they send out there in the late pm, like fallon and kimmel, are lightweight, shallow twits who could not carry Carson's coffee cup.

  2. Besides, the media pays no attention to what we say about it.

  3. I have a feeling the wrath of /pol/ has been released this morning. Even Faux is shaming them non-stop.

    Never get Shia LaBeouf'd.

  4. Two guys who have more sense than an entire cable network.

    -Mikey NTH

  5. you have to remember these are Hollywood guys so they must insult and criticize Trump no matter what.

  6. All too often South Park has to resort to foul language & even fouler memes to be "funny." Still, I've laughed at many of their episodes.

    President Trump is a master of comedic timing; he uses the media like Groucho Marx used Margaret Dumont, who (like the media) never seemed to catch on.

    President Trump is the winner, as he does not need to resort to bad language to poke fun at his opponents!

  7. "A cartoon show has more integrity than CNN."

    Or to put it another way, a cartoon show is more 3-dimensional than CNN.