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South Park isn't "Smart" 2013-01-31 21:30:22 Reply

I love South Park. It's funny and yeah, it's satire. I don't really get why some people say that it's smart though.
I may agree with some of the authors' opinions but the way they express them in the show isn't really all that clever.

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Response to South Park isn't "Smart" 2013-01-31 21:32:01 Reply

It is smart, you're probably just not smart enough to get it.


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Response to South Park isn't "Smart" 2013-01-31 21:32:19 Reply

any show featuring an episode cameo of dr. pepper is fine with me

South Park isn't


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Response to South Park isn't "Smart" 2013-01-31 21:34:14 Reply

At 1/31/13 09:32 PM, Slint wrote: It is smart, you're probably just not smart enough to get it.

yay they know what satire is
the other 90% of their show is fart jokes fat kids and jews

I "get" the show, but it's not pure genius


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Response to South Park isn't "Smart" 2013-01-31 21:36:10 Reply

At 1/31/13 09:34 PM, DickChick wrote:
At 1/31/13 09:32 PM, Slint wrote: It is smart, you're probably just not smart enough to get it.
yay they know what satire is
the other 90% of their show is fart jokes fat kids and jews

I "get" the show, but it's not pure genius

Yeah, you're right. Now go back to your Family Guy. South Park is just too much of a grownup show for your tastes.


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Response to South Park isn't "Smart" 2013-01-31 21:36:12 Reply

At 1/31/13 09:32 PM, Slint wrote: It is smart, you're probably just not smart enough to get it.

People get it. They just don't care.


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Response to South Park isn't "Smart" 2013-01-31 21:38:37 Reply

guiz I love South Park

I just think it's annoying that people think it's smart when all they did was smack some satire into a bunch of jew jokes
it's primary purpose is obv. to make people laugh
don't make it out as something bigger than that


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Response to South Park isn't "Smart" 2013-01-31 21:39:54 Reply

Topical =/= smart.

Whoever thinks that is a silly and you shouldn't worry about them.


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Response to South Park isn't "Smart" 2013-01-31 21:40:44 Reply

I find its the only enjoyable comedy cartoon these days because its highly satrical, which makes it far better than stupid shit like family guy and the new simpsons episodes.

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Response to South Park isn't "Smart" 2013-01-31 21:41:50 Reply

At 1/31/13 09:38 PM, DickChick wrote: guiz I love South Park

I just think it's annoying that people think it's smart when all they did was smack some satire into a bunch of jew jokes
it's primary purpose is obv. to make people laugh

Don't stress about it. South Park makes them think very hard. If you say it isn't smart then they must be dumb and that makes them upset.


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Response to South Park isn't "Smart" 2013-01-31 21:46:02 Reply

topical humor is really hit / miss for me


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Response to South Park isn't "Smart" 2013-01-31 21:51:49 Reply

At 1/31/13 09:39 PM, Gagsy wrote: Topical =/= smart.

Whoever thinks that is a silly and you shouldn't worry about them.

But topicality can be smart.
South Park always makes bad ideas/groups into the fart humor
(Stuck up Atheists crapping out their mouths, Bono being a big shit and so on) to show how stupid it really is.
But they also kind of have to pander to the younger audience.


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Response to South Park isn't "Smart" 2013-01-31 21:52:16 Reply

fart jokes

That complaint is the very reason they made these two characters:

South Park isn't


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Response to South Park isn't "Smart" 2013-01-31 21:55:15 Reply

Why do I feel like this post is in response to all the South Park pictures I recently posted in the forums?


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Response to South Park isn't "Smart" 2013-01-31 21:55:26 Reply

At 1/31/13 09:36 PM, JBK wrote:
At 1/31/13 09:32 PM, Slint wrote: It is smart, you're probably just not smart enough to get it.
People get it. They just don't care.

If people dismiss it as purely topical and not smart they don't get it. And they clearly care or this thread wouldn't have been made.


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Response to South Park isn't "Smart" 2013-01-31 22:00:31 Reply

At 1/31/13 09:55 PM, Slint wrote:
At 1/31/13 09:36 PM, JBK wrote:
At 1/31/13 09:32 PM, Slint wrote: It is smart, you're probably just not smart enough to get it.
People get it. They just don't care.
If people dismiss it as purely topical and not smart they don't get it. And they clearly care or this thread wouldn't have been made.

Yes. Those fucks build up inside them until they have to make a forum thread to voice their important opinion on an important topic. Why would they simply do it out of boredom.


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Response to South Park isn't "Smart" 2013-01-31 22:00:35 Reply

At 1/31/13 09:55 PM, Slint wrote:
At 1/31/13 09:36 PM, JBK wrote:
At 1/31/13 09:32 PM, Slint wrote: It is smart, you're probably just not smart enough to get it.
People get it. They just don't care.
If people dismiss it as purely topical and not smart they don't get it. And they clearly care or this thread wouldn't have been made.

I think South Park is funny and clever 9 times out of 10. What bothers me about it now is that it seems to go so far out of it's way to be topical and relevant. I miss some of the older episodes where shit just happened and it was inexplicable but still damn funny. Like the original Barbara Streisand episode with the all that triangle shit and the guy from The Cure morphing into a giant moth. Topical or sensical? No. Hilarious, yes.

Then again I assume the writers do a lot less drugs then they used to.

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Response to South Park isn't "Smart" 2013-01-31 22:01:27 Reply

I think its smart how they can juggle multiple topics and still have them intertwine in a way that makes sense. No episode ever leaves loose ends. You gotta give them props for that.


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Response to South Park isn't "Smart" 2013-01-31 22:02:56 Reply

At 1/31/13 10:00 PM, JBK wrote:
At 1/31/13 09:55 PM, Slint wrote:
At 1/31/13 09:36 PM, JBK wrote:
At 1/31/13 09:32 PM, Slint wrote: It is smart, you're probably just not smart enough to get it.
People get it. They just don't care.
If people dismiss it as purely topical and not smart they don't get it. And they clearly care or this thread wouldn't have been made.
Yes. Those fucks build up inside them until they have to make a forum thread to voice their important opinion on an important topic. Why would they simply do it out of boredom.

Because something made out of boredom can't possibly be about something that person even remotedly cares about.

South Park isn't


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Response to South Park isn't "Smart" 2013-01-31 22:20:25 Reply

At 1/31/13 10:02 PM, Slint wrote:
Because something made out of boredom can't possibly be about something that person even remotedly cares about.

If one cared about a certain topic they would go about discussing it in a caring way with some effort which does not include a post in any general forum.


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Response to South Park isn't "Smart" 2013-01-31 22:27:18 Reply

At 1/31/13 09:32 PM, drpepp wrote: any show featuring an episode cameo of dr. pepper is fine with me

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Response to South Park isn't "Smart" 2013-01-31 22:27:20 Reply

South Park in my opinion is not nearly clever or otherwise entertaining enough to compensate for how ugly it is, even if it's intentionally ugly.

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Response to South Park isn't "Smart" 2013-01-31 22:30:10 Reply

It used to be smart, but these last too seasons have been dull. They need to do something to stop the bleeding in this next season or their show will be up there with the simpsons, that is, shit.

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Response to South Park isn't "Smart" 2013-01-31 22:31:27 Reply

I've never seen any form of "smart" comedy.

It's just a buzzword used to justify distasteful comedy.


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Response to South Park isn't "Smart" 2013-01-31 22:32:24 Reply

At 1/31/13 10:27 PM, Jester wrote: South Park in my opinion is not nearly clever or otherwise entertaining enough to compensate for how ugly it is, even if it's intentionally ugly.

Thats something I would say about squidbillies.


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Response to South Park isn't "Smart" 2013-01-31 22:43:15 Reply

At 1/31/13 10:32 PM, sweet21 wrote:
At 1/31/13 10:27 PM, Jester wrote: South Park in my opinion is not nearly clever or otherwise entertaining enough to compensate for how ugly it is, even if it's intentionally ugly.
Thats something I would say about squidbillies.

I second that.


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Response to South Park isn't "Smart" 2013-01-31 22:50:40 Reply

At 1/31/13 09:30 PM, DickChick wrote: I love South Park. It's funny and yeah, it's satire. I don't really get why some people say that it's smart though.
I may agree with some of the authors' opinions but the way they express them in the show isn't really all that clever.

getwhatimsayin?

do you?

how smart is your tv show?

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Response to South Park isn't "Smart" 2013-01-31 23:35:39 Reply

At 1/31/13 10:20 PM, JBK wrote:
At 1/31/13 10:02 PM, Slint wrote:
Because something made out of boredom can't possibly be about something that person even remotedly cares about.
If one cared about a certain topic they would go about discussing it in a caring way with some effort which does not include a post in any general forum.

This thread wasn't half assed. The OP had a point, expressed it and the discussion ensued. It didn't require 100% of attention and dedication from him but there's still effort.


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Response to South Park isn't "Smart" 2013-02-01 00:07:27 Reply

let's all argue about how much I care about this thread
It's the issue of the century


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Response to South Park isn't "Smart" 2013-02-01 01:24:43 Reply

it's actually pretty simple comedy. simplicity is good though, you don't want to have an overcomplicated political type of humor