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25th Nov '16 10:01:59 AM MarcoPolo250
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Unfortunately, because of this, most of the adult-oriented shows that followed in ''South Park'''s wake were similarly vulgar, envelope-pushing fare -- most successfully FOX's ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Thanks to creators following the example of that, people now believe that any western animation that isn't just kids' shows are sitcoms and/or a raunchy cartoon, which is far from the truth. Thus, it's very hard for aspiring animators/creators to create animated shows without VulgarHumour and ComedicSociopathy in mind (unlike in Japan, where this stereotype is nonexistent), which leads to people creating ''more'' South Park-esque shows; lather, rinse, repeat. Many such shows have animation that is extremely ugly, extremely cheap, or both, in order to resemble South Park's somewhat cheap animation. Since the decline of the [[AnimationAgeGhetto]], this is actually the dominant trend nowadays.

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Unfortunately, because of this, most of the adult-oriented shows that followed in ''South Park'''s wake were similarly vulgar, envelope-pushing fare -- most successfully FOX's ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Thanks to creators following the example of that, people now believe that any western animation that isn't just kids' shows are sitcoms and/or a raunchy cartoon, which is far from the truth. Thus, it's very hard for aspiring animators/creators to create animated shows without VulgarHumour and ComedicSociopathy in mind (unlike in Japan, where this stereotype is nonexistent), which leads to people creating ''more'' South Park-esque shows; lather, rinse, repeat. Many such shows have animation that is extremely ugly, extremely cheap, or both, in order to resemble South Park's somewhat cheap animation. Since the decline of the [[AnimationAgeGhetto]], this is actually the dominant trend nowadays.\n



* Part of the reason for ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' SeasonalRot was pressure to become more "edgy" and "adult" in order to compete with ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. This resulted in an increase in mean-spirited gross-out gags that weren't particularly funny and didn't fit the show's milder, more laid-back tone, culminating in the [[JumpTheShark infamous]] panda rape scene in "Homer vs. Dignity."

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* Part of the reason for ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' SeasonalRot was pressure to become more "edgy" and "adult" in order to compete with ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. This resulted in an increase in mean-spirited humor, and gross-out gags that weren't particularly funny and didn't nor did they fit the show's milder, more laid-back tone, culminating tone. It all culminated in the [[JumpTheShark infamous]] panda rape scene in "Homer vs. Dignity."



* ''TrippingTheRift'' a rare CG example (the only other one being Father of the Pride apparently) of this being played straight, with gross outs and sex jokes galore.
* While ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' definitely qualifies as this in its later seasons (earlier episodes were much tamer, while episodes from season 4 onwards were often extremely vulgar and violent), the [nners extremely short-lived]] SpinOff ''WesternAnimation/SoulQuestOverdrive'' took this UpToEleven, featuring a non-stop barrage of crude sex references, random gratuitous violence, drug references, and ComedicSociopathy crammed into every 5-minute episode.

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* ''TrippingTheRift'' a rare CG example (the only other one being Father of the Pride apparently) ''WesternAnimation/FatherOfThePride'') of this being played straight, with gross outs and sex jokes galore.
* While ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' definitely qualifies as this in its later seasons (earlier episodes were much tamer, while episodes from season 4 onwards were often extremely vulgar and violent), the [nners extremely short-lived]] SpinOff ''WesternAnimation/SoulQuestOverdrive'' took this UpToEleven, featuring a non-stop barrage of crude sex references, random gratuitous violence, drug references, and ComedicSociopathy crammed into every 5-minute episode.
galore.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' is an interesting case, as while the show does have a lot of sexual humor, tons of swearing, and some bloody violence, it never really resorts to ToiletHumor all that often. It also tends to get compared to the [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark trope namer]], but this is more in regards to its biting social commentary than its humor.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' is an interesting case, as while the show does have a lot of sexual humor, tons of swearing, and some bloody violence, it never really resorts to ToiletHumor all that often. It also tends to get has been compared to the [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark trope namer]], but this is more only in regards to its biting social commentary than commentary, not its humor.



* ''Legends of Chamberlain Heights'' is another example, using two-frame animation in an attempt to [[FollowTheLeader cash in on South Park]] and having loads of stereotypes and sexual humor. It doesn't help that Creator/ComedyCentral is airing it right next to South Park.
* ''WesternAnimation/MrPicklesGoodBoy'' has a ton of sex jokes and gore slathered on top of an ''ugly'' art style. It's best described as an attempt to cram as much offensive/disgusting content as possible into 11 minutes.

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* ''Legends of Chamberlain Heights'' is another example, using two-frame animation in an attempt to [[FollowTheLeader cash in on South Park]] and not only having loads of stereotypes and sexual humor. humor, but even using the same two-frame animation style as ''South Park''. It doesn't help that Creator/ComedyCentral is airing it right next to South Park.
using ''South Park'' as a lead-in.
* One major complaint about ''WesternAnimation/MrPicklesGoodBoy'' has a ton of is that the show tries to cram as many sex jokes and gore slathered on top of an ''ugly'' art style. It's best described as an attempt to cram as much offensive/disgusting offensive, disgusting content as possible into 11 minutes.minutes.
21st Nov '16 12:34:04 PM Spyspotter
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** The show itself is infamous for sexual content, drug references, racial stereotypes, and grossout humor.
13th Nov '16 11:16:08 PM ElSquibbonator
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Unfortunately, because of this, most of the adult-oriented shows that followed in ''South Park'''s wake were similarly vulgar, envelope-pushing fare -- most successfully FOX's ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Thanks to creators following the example of that, people now believe that any western animation that isn't just kids' shows are sitcoms and/or a raunchy cartoon, which is far from the truth. Thus, it's very hard for aspiring animators/creators to create animated shows without VulgarHumour and ComedicSociopathy in mind (unlike in Japan, where this stereotype is nonexistent), which leads to people creating ''more'' South Park-esque shows; lather, rinse, repeat. Many such shows have animation that is extremely ugly, extremely cheap, or both, in order to resemble South Park's somewhat cheap animation.

This thinking has similar effects to the AnimationAgeGhetto. Animation may not be seen as exclusively for kids anymore, but it is seen as exclusively childish. Compare with AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles and RatedMForMoney. Contrast with [[AllAnimationIsDisney All (Kid-Oriented) Animation is Disney]].

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Unfortunately, because of this, most of the adult-oriented shows that followed in ''South Park'''s wake were similarly vulgar, envelope-pushing fare -- most successfully FOX's ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Thanks to creators following the example of that, people now believe that any western animation that isn't just kids' shows are sitcoms and/or a raunchy cartoon, which is far from the truth. Thus, it's very hard for aspiring animators/creators to create animated shows without VulgarHumour and ComedicSociopathy in mind (unlike in Japan, where this stereotype is nonexistent), which leads to people creating ''more'' South Park-esque shows; lather, rinse, repeat. Many such shows have animation that is extremely ugly, extremely cheap, or both, in order to resemble South Park's somewhat cheap animation.

animation. Since the decline of the [[AnimationAgeGhetto]], this is actually the dominant trend nowadays.

This thinking has similar effects to the AnimationAgeGhetto. Animation may not be seen as exclusively for kids children anymore, but it is still seen as exclusively childish. Compare with AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles and RatedMForMoney. Contrast with [[AllAnimationIsDisney All (Kid-Oriented) Animation is Disney]].
13th Nov '16 8:45:51 PM Benbeasted
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* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' averts this trope, depicting the harsh [[RealityEnsues realistic]] implications of being an UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist in the real world.
10th Nov '16 10:41:47 PM TomServo3000
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* While ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' definitely qualifies as this in its later seasons (earlier episodes were much tamer, while episodes from season 4 onwards were often extremely vulgar and violent), the [[ShortRunners extremely short-lived]] SpinOff ''WesternAnimation/SoulQuestOverdrive'' took this UpToEleven, featuring a non-stop barrage of crude sex jokes, random gratuitous violence, drug references, and ComedicSociopathy crammed into every 5-minute episode.



* While ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' definitely qualifies as this in its later seasons (earlier episodes were much tamer, while episodes from season 4 onwards were often extremely vulgar and violent), the [[ShortRunners extremely short-lived]] SpinOff ''WesternAnimation/SoulQuestOverdrive'' took this UpToEleven, featuring a non-stop barrage of crude sex references, random gratuitous violence, drug references, and ComedicSociopathy crammed into every 5-minute episode.

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* While ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' definitely qualifies as this in its later seasons (earlier episodes were much tamer, while episodes from season 4 onwards were often extremely vulgar and violent), the [[ShortRunners [nners extremely short-lived]] SpinOff ''WesternAnimation/SoulQuestOverdrive'' took this UpToEleven, featuring a non-stop barrage of crude sex references, random gratuitous violence, drug references, and ComedicSociopathy crammed into every 5-minute episode.
21st Oct '16 5:29:57 PM TheJayman49
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* ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty'' plays this partially straight. The film actively tries to be as raunchy as it can and it definitely succeeds in that department, but the filmmakers actually tried to show some depth with the characters and story.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty'' plays with this partially straight. trope. The film actively tries to be as raunchy as it can and it definitely succeeds in that department, but the filmmakers actually tried to show some depth with the characters and story.
18th Oct '16 12:09:54 PM Midna
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Bad news! The mainstream Western audience thinks that all adult animation is full of graphic violence, sex jokes, swearing, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and, to a lesser extent,]] ToiletHumor!

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Bad news! The mainstream Western audience thinks that all adult animation is full of graphic violence, sex jokes, swearing, ToiletHumor, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and, to a lesser extent,]] ToiletHumor!
racial stereotypes!



* ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty'' plays this partially straight. The film does succeed in being as raunchy as possible, but the filmmakers actually tried to show some depth with the characters and story.
* ''WesternAnimation/LegendsOfChamberlainHeights'' is another example, using two-frame animation in an attempt to cash in on South Park and having loads of stereotypes and sexual humor. It doesn't help that Creator/ComedyCentral is airing it right next to South Park.
* ''WesternAnimation/MrPickles'' has a ton of sex and gore, and an ''ugly'' art style. It's best described as an attempt to disgust/offend the audience as much as possible within the span of 11 minutes.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty'' plays this partially straight. The film does succeed in being actively tries to be as raunchy as possible, it can and it definitely succeeds in that department, but the filmmakers actually tried to show some depth with the characters and story.
* ''WesternAnimation/LegendsOfChamberlainHeights'' ''Legends of Chamberlain Heights'' is another example, using two-frame animation in an attempt to [[FollowTheLeader cash in on South Park Park]] and having loads of stereotypes and sexual humor. It doesn't help that Creator/ComedyCentral is airing it right next to South Park.
* ''WesternAnimation/MrPickles'' ''WesternAnimation/MrPicklesGoodBoy'' has a ton of sex jokes and gore, and gore slathered on top of an ''ugly'' art style. It's best described as an attempt to disgust/offend the audience cram as much offensive/disgusting content as possible within the span of into 11 minutes.
6th Oct '16 7:13:50 PM Spyspotter
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Unfortunately, because of this, most of the adult-oriented shows that followed in ''South Park'''s wake were similarly vulgar, envelope-pushing fare -- most successfully FOX's ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Thanks to creators following the example of that, people now believe that any western animation that isn't just kids' shows are sitcoms and/or a raunchy cartoon, which is far from the truth. Thus, it's very hard for aspiring animators/creators to create animated shows without VulgarHumour and ComedicSociopathy in mind (unlike in Japan, where this stereotype is nonexistent), which leads to people creating ''more'' South Park-esque shows; lather, rinse, repeat.

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Unfortunately, because of this, most of the adult-oriented shows that followed in ''South Park'''s wake were similarly vulgar, envelope-pushing fare -- most successfully FOX's ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Thanks to creators following the example of that, people now believe that any western animation that isn't just kids' shows are sitcoms and/or a raunchy cartoon, which is far from the truth. Thus, it's very hard for aspiring animators/creators to create animated shows without VulgarHumour and ComedicSociopathy in mind (unlike in Japan, where this stereotype is nonexistent), which leads to people creating ''more'' South Park-esque shows; lather, rinse, repeat.
repeat. Many such shows have animation that is extremely ugly, extremely cheap, or both, in order to resemble South Park's somewhat cheap animation.




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* ''WesternAnimation/LegendsOfChamberlainHeights'' is another example, using two-frame animation in an attempt to cash in on South Park and having loads of stereotypes and sexual humor. It doesn't help that Creator/ComedyCentral is airing it right next to South Park.
* ''WesternAnimation/MrPickles'' has a ton of sex and gore, and an ''ugly'' art style. It's best described as an attempt to disgust/offend the audience as much as possible within the span of 11 minutes.
30th Sep '16 11:11:46 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty'' plays this partially straight. The film does succeed in being as raunchy as possible, but the filmmakers actually tried to show some dept with the characters and story.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty'' plays this partially straight. The film does succeed in being as raunchy as possible, but the filmmakers actually tried to show some dept depth with the characters and story.
30th Sep '16 11:08:26 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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During UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation, thanks to the popularity of ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', and (to a milder degree) ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', the idea that animation could be expanded beyond the family market began to take off again. With the establishment of the TV ratings system, it also became easier to make it clear to audiences that a show wasn't for children. As the Renaissance Age began to shade into UsefulNotes/TheMillenniumAgeOfAnimation, ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' [[note]] basically just another suburban family sitcom, but a bit cruder and more grounded in reality than usual [[/note]] became a quiet success for Creator/{{FOX}}, -- Creator/CartoonNetwork starting with the success of the spoof ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast'' -- began to create its own adult-oriented shows, eventually launching the Creator/AdultSwim lineup. But the biggest shake-up to the ghetto came in 1997 when Creator/ComedyCentral debuted the MA-rated ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', a vulgar but often uproarious comedy that immediately became a smash hit.

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During UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation, thanks to the popularity of ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', and (to a milder degree) ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', the idea that animation could be expanded beyond the family market began to take off again. With the establishment of the TV ratings system, it also became easier to make it clear to audiences that a show wasn't for children. As the Renaissance Age began to shade into UsefulNotes/TheMillenniumAgeOfAnimation, ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' [[note]] basically just another suburban family sitcom, but a bit cruder and more grounded in reality than usual [[/note]] became a quiet success for Creator/{{FOX}}, -- Creator/{{FOX}} and Creator/CartoonNetwork -- starting with the success of the spoof ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast'' -- began to create its own adult-oriented shows, eventually launching the Creator/AdultSwim lineup. But the biggest shake-up to the ghetto came in 1997 when Creator/ComedyCentral debuted the MA-rated ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', a vulgar but often uproarious comedy that immediately became a smash hit.
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