South Park - the new episode

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  1. Ivan Berisic

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    The new episode of SP that aires in the US the day after tomorrow will contain the word 'shit'. There's a contest running on the official website. You have to guess how many times the word 'shit' will be used in the episode. Why the fuck didn't they use profanity in the show from the beginning? It's aired on cable anyway.
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    Well, the original broadcast of the first episode was uncensored as I recall. My guess is that for a new show, it's much tougher to sell a cartoon where the kids swear like sailors. Nowadays, though, South Park has enough clout to do what they want, I imagine.
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    My understanding is that the show isn't censored by Comedy Central, but that the episodes arrive in the can with the words already bleeped by the show's creators.
    In other words, it's the "director's intent."
    Go figure.
     
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    quote: The new episode of SP that aires in the US the day after tomorrow will contain the word 'shit'.[/quote]
    According to the commercials on Comedy Central, they will be saying 'sh*t.' (with the star in place of the 'i') Knowing the pranksters that Matt and Trey seem to be, it wouldn't surprise me if one of them says 'shut' or 'shot'. Sorta like when they pissed people off with the Terrance and Phillip special, Not Without My Anus.
     
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    Beeps are funnier than actual swearing.
     
  6. Ivan Berisic

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    Wade, 'shit' will be uncensored. They've confirmed it on the official website.
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  7. Wade K

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    quote: Wade, 'shit' will be uncensored. They've confirmed it on the official website.[/quote]
    This convinces me even more that it's some sort of gag. The contest on the website where you guess how many times "shit" is said, seems to be implying that it will be a lot. Maybe I'm too much of a cynic, but it seems like a case of over-hyping an event.
    I wonder if "shit" means something apart from its English meaning in some other language. Perhaps there's a new exchange student in class the lads talk to.
    I simply must remember to set my VCR.
     
  8. Ivan Berisic

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    They're touting it as the first un-bleeped use of shit on a non-live TV show on basic cable-not true. Anybody remember Chicago Hope (or was it E.R.?) with it's touted stating of "Shit happens?"
    Aw, hell, who am I fooling-I'll watch.
     
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    In a commercial for BBC America's sitcom, "Coupling", Steve used to say "shit". This ran for about a month, and then all of a sudden, they started bleeping it out.
    Who are these mysterious people that are deciding what level of profanity I can handle? I prefer to make my own decisions. If something really offended me, I would simply stop watching it. Where do these people make the leap of logic that if it offends them, then it must be removed from the air?
    I understand that not all tastes are the same, but why people insist on shoving their supposed moral beliefs down everyone else's throat is a mystery to me. Who are we protecting? When I was a little kid, I already knew what all the swear words were, and I knew not to use them in front of people who might not like them. No big deal.
     
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    And the answer is 162.
     
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    Wow. I was predicting 30 times tops. Looking back now, though, I can see why that was foolish. Talk about over the top [​IMG]. I enjoyed it though.
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    Un-fuckin-believable. Oh wait, that's next year's season opener. [​IMG]
     
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    Chalk up another great episode for "South Park."
    Groundbreaking (for the number of times "shit" was uttered), plus killer refs to "The Drew Carey Show" and Excalibur. And as always, there was a satirical message hidden underneath all the profanity and gore. Way to open the new season! [​IMG]
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    I missed the episode, and not the word shit offends me in any way, but I think the bleeping is funnier than if they actually had the words in. I remember seeing spaceballs on TV once, and the scene where they are combing the desert, the guys said "we aint found [beeeep]". To me it was hillarious rather than seeing a crappy dubbed word when its obvious that's what he is saying.
    As George Carlin said "You can't fool me, man. Shoot is Shit with two O's"
    I neer understood the problem with certain "swear" words. saying poop is ok, but you can't teach you child shit. I rarely every hear shit used literally anyway..."Look at the pile shit!" no! Its just an expression of anger/frustration for me...to me, shit is just mad poop [​IMG]
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    You lucky bastards. I'm gonna have to wait for at least 6 months. That's how long it's gonna take for that episode to get to Croatia. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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