April 6, 2006

"South Park" and the Muhammad cartoons.

I haven't seen the new episode yet, but The Anchoress has -- and her readers are aghast that she's honoring the show that disrespected the Virgin Mary.

MORE: From Captain Ed.

YET MORE: I have seen the episode now. It's quite careful in the way it deals with Muslim sensibilities. Muhammad is not depicted (though he has been in old episodes). The show isn't about how Muslims overreact, but about how Americans overreact. And the spoof of "The Family Guy" looks as though it would be quite amusing to someone familiar with "The Family Guy."

8 comments:

Kyle said...

That episode was brilliant. I'm amazed that a cartoon on late on Comedy Central is the bravest voice on tv in America.

reader_iam said...

[H]er readers are aghast that she's honoring the show that disrespected the Virgin Mary

Because, of course, only a blanket approach will do.

Wickedpinto said...

If comedy central doesn't "puss out" then Bush, or the next president should give Matt, and Trey, the Medal of Freedom.

Steve said...

South Park just won a Peabody Award.

Some of the best stuff on TV.

Slocum said...

It's quite careful in the way it deals with Muslim sensibilities.

Really? Have you forgotten the 'Muslim Sensitivity Training' scene?

To me, one of the great things about South Park is that it isn't careful with anybody's sensibilities.

lindsey said...

My favorite part was how the reactions of the characters to the threat of Muslim violence showed how unbalanced they were but also how unbalanced Radical Muslims are as well.

PatCA said...

I agree it was brilliant. It mocked radical Muslims and cowardly Westerners equally. Both richly deserve it.

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