August 28, 2007

The best right-wing episodes of South Park.

Rightwingnews chooses, specifying the targets right-wingers delighted in seeing targeted: sexual harassment laws, lawyers, Scooby Doo, churches that complain about Halloween, white supremacists, red haired, freckled people, Michael Jackson, the idea that police target wealthy black men because of race, nanny reality shows, permissive parents, ski movies, condo sales, Puff Daddy: Vote Or Die!, Jar Jar Blinks, Memphis, the French, people who don't like big business, using children in political commercials, the movie "You got served," the rainforest, South America.

31 comments:

Simon said...

Excuse me? "red haired, freckled people"? Did I miss a VRWC memo?

Original Mike said...

Yes, as a red haired (and formerly freckled) person I want to know. Are they coming to get me?

Simon said...

Mike - it's awful, I might have to choose between the VRWC and my "conservative blogress diva." ;) Sayeth VRWC, "it's me or the bard"?

Profane said...

Actually mike, it was the so-called 'Ginger Kids' who were rounding everyone up:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ginger_Kids

Paul Zrimsek said...

What, no Manbearpig? No Toyota Pious?

Original Mike said...

"In a class presentation, Cartman argues that "Gingers" — those with red hair, freckles, and pale skin — are creepy and evil. They suffer from "gingervitis" and their light skin comes from their lack of a soul"

It's a fair cop.

Fen said...

My fav is still the Rain Forest episode, where the kids chastise the liberal celeb "drive by" approach to enviromentalism. Spot on.

Ann Althouse said...

Mike, how did you get rid of freckles? And don't tell me to stay out of the sun. I've been doing that for decades. I haven't gone to the beach since the 80s.

joe said...

SP had at least a couple of great episodes on global warming.

Wade Garrett said...

If its right wing to target "You Got Served," then basically this website is admitting that conservatives hate black culture. Personally, I had no interest in seeing "You've Got Served," and I enjoyed the South Park episode very much, but if you're saying that its a conservative episode because it makes fun of black people who don't act like white people, then the conservatives have a lot of racist baggage to unpack.

Original Mike said...

Ann, I got "old" (a rather extreme remedy I wouldn't recommend). I don't remember the time course now, but I had a face full of freckles when I was a kid, but I don't now. For that matter, I have less hair now, too.

Simon said...

Wade Garrett said...
"If its right wing to target 'You Got Served,' then basically this website is admitting that conservatives hate black culture."

You're reading an awful lot into mocking a movie. Still, having seen neither the movie nor the episode, granting your premise, you're conflating cultural disapproval with racism, which is totally false. I hate what you could call "hip hop culture," and I hate it whether it's enaged in by whites, blacks, or what have you, and I think you'll find that most educated blacks share that assesment, cringing at the idea tht "ghost face killer" or "fifty cent" represents "black culture."

Ann Althouse said...

By the way, I have no idea what "You Got Served" is or even what the expression means. I just copied RWN's list of things targeted. Obviously, it's not particularly right wing to attack Scooby Doo or South America or ski movies. Is there a more humorless commenter here than "Wade Garrett"?

Simon said...

Ann Althouse said...
"By the way, I have no idea what 'You Got Served' is."

It's apparently a movie, which has of course lead to a line of FRCP 4-themed products.

Original Mike said...

Never heard of it. Maybe I need to get out more.

Wade Garrett said...

Ann - Trey Parker and Matt Stone both say that their favorite television show was "All in the Family." Much like All in the Family, some people watch South Park and miss the ironic distance. Some people liked to listen to Archie Bunker make fun of black people and white ethnics, others realized that the sitcom was making fun of angry, ignorant white men with chips on their shoulder.

The best jokes in the You Got Served episode were about Butters and about Stan's father, not about the hip-hop characters who, if I had to bet a million dollars, the people who made this list THOUGHT the show was making fun of.

Pastor_Jeff said...

Oh, come on; it's so obvious.

The best right-wing episode (actually the best episode ever) addresses a very real problem in a sensible way.

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Tully said...

Thanks, Pastor Jeff! I was gonna nail that one myself. How could they leave it off the list? And what about this one? Classic.

Joan said...

Pastor Jeff, "Die Hippy Die" will always be among my SP favorites. I can't even read the title without cracking up.

NE2d said...

I'm pretty sure this isn't a list of the best right-wing episodes, but just a list of the best episodes according to a conservative site. Even then, I don't see how Die Hippie Die didn't make the list. It's up there with AWESOM-O and Scott Tenorman Must Die on my list.

"I can't wait to see the look on those little Eichmanns' faces when they hear this crunchy groove!"

peter hoh said...

Funny, they look like most of the best left-wing episodes of South Park, too.

To me, the show captures some of the Mad Magazine vibe that I remember from the early 70s. Mad mocked liberal smugness and hypocrisy as much or more than it mocked the "establishment."

Ann Althouse said...

"You Got Served" is on the IMDB list of worst movies ever. (#49) So... I'm going to assume the SP episode that made fun or it -- which I haven't seen -- was actually making fun of it.

Paul Zrimsek said...

Much like All in the Family, some people watch South Park and miss the ironic distance.

Color me skeptical. Do these people also watch the PGA Championship and miss the golf?

Pastor_Jeff said...

"Did you eat their brownies? DID YOU EAT THEIR BROWNIES?!"

"No!"

"Listen, you're my friends, but if you've been compromised, I'll have no problem taking you out. I'd expect the same from you."

blake said...

And, of course, "Die Hippie Die" includes a parody of the phenominally dumb The Core.

Wade Garrett said...

Now that you live in Brooklyn, you'd find out what "You Got Served" means sooner or later, but I'll end the suspense: it means "you got shown up." The idea of being served exists independently of the movie.

Matthew said...

Matt Stone explained the show for anyone who can't see it for what it is when he said, "I hate conservatives, but I really (expletive) hate liberals."

Archie Bunker was a stereotype conservative character, like Alex P. Keaton. South Park in a sense is even mocking those shows, by portraying the idiotic stereotypes liberals hold about conservatives. Wade reminds me of the guy who saw Lord of the Rings and thought Orcs represented black people.

Anne said...

This definitely wasn't a list of the top right wing shows, just the shows that particular commentator happened to like best. Right Wing red meat shows like Smug Alert, the Mohammed episodes, the PETA episode, Die Hippie Die, none of them made the list.

I know it might be shocking but sometimes Republicans say things that aren't political propaganda! Yowza!

Doug said...

The Scott Tennerman episode is one of the best, along with the Ginger Kids and of course "Die, Hippies, Die" and the Raisins episode.

You Got Served was also a great episode, and it wasn't about hating blacks anymore than the Aspen episode was about hating white people. They both mocked stupid movies, and of course, a lot of other things.

While Stone and Parker are fans of All in the Family, and Norman Lear, they are not liberals. Bunker was used to parody a certain section of American society that was desperately trying to hang on to the way life was. South Park on the other hand has pretty viciously ridiculed large chunks of liberalism, something Normal Lear didn't make a huge habit of doing.

thisnthat said...

top 10 conservative South Park episodes:
10)Die Hippie, Die
9)Taming Strange
8)Sarcastaball
7)1%
6)Douche and Turd
5)Two Days Before the Day After Tomorrow
4)Rainforest Shmainforest
3)Butt Out
2)Smug Alert!
1)ManBearPig