History YMMV / SouthPark

18th Jun '17 10:13:44 AM Piterpicher
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14th Jun '17 5:53:53 PM TheUnknownUploader
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11th Jun '17 3:08:48 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Out of everyone they've ridiculed, favoured butt-monkeys include hippies, Creator/BenAffleck (at least until ''Film/{{Argo}}'' came out), and Music/BarbraStreisand.

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** Out of everyone they've ridiculed, favoured butt-monkeys include hippies, [[NewAgeRetroHippie hippies]], Creator/BenAffleck (at least until ''Film/{{Argo}}'' came out), and Music/BarbraStreisand.
30th May '17 4:55:54 PM Jgorgon
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*** The fact that they were somehow trying to connect people who were supporting Trump with the people who like their nostalgia and the people who supported JJ Abrams' ''Star Wars'' film by seeing it and giving it praise comes off as confusing and kind of stupid considering that those things are completely unrelated. Separated into their own plots, they could've worked, but the fact that they tried to connect them just makes you wonder what they were thinking. The only connecting reason seems to be that ''Star Wars Episode VII'' was very reminiscent of ''A New Hope'', and thus is hearkening back to the old days, while Trump getting elected was seen as causing ''regressions'' rather than ''progressions'', which is a somewhat flimsy connection ''at best'', since they're not compatible at all. Also, the assertion that the people who like their nostalgia and ''Episode VII'' are blind to the rest of the world outside of media is just unfounded, as people can easily separate things going on in the world and their enjoyment of media. Not only that, but not all people who like nostalgia and ''Episode VII'' supported Trump.

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*** The fact that they were somehow trying to connect people who were supporting Trump attempt at connecting Trump's support with the people who like their nostalgia and the people who supported praise for JJ Abrams' ''Star Wars'' film by seeing it and giving it praise comes off as confusing and kind of stupid considering that those things are completely unrelated. Wars: The Force Awakens'' is particularly confusing. Separated into their own plots, they could've worked, but as it is they're connected only by the fact reasoning that they tried to connect them just makes you wonder what they were thinking. The only connecting reason seems to be that ''Star Wars Episode VII'' ''The Force Awakens'' was very reminiscent of ''A New Hope'', and thus is hearkening back to the old days, while Trump getting elected Trump's rhetoric was seen as causing ''regressions'' regressive rather than ''progressions'', which is progressive, a somewhat flimsy connection ''at best'', since they're not compatible at all. Also, best. In fact, many on the assertion that the people who like their nostalgia and ''Episode VII'' are blind right attacked ''The Force Awakens'' due to the rest of the world outside of media is just unfounded, what they saw as people can easily separate things going on in the world and their enjoyment of media. Not only that, but not all people who like nostalgia and ''Episode VII'' supported Trump.pandering to PC/SJW elements.
30th May '17 12:58:49 PM Pichu-kun
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* {{Fanon}} [[Fanon/SouthPark Has its own page]].

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* {{Fanon}} {{Fanon}}: [[Fanon/SouthPark Has its own page]].
30th May '17 12:53:38 PM Pichu-kun
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** Wendy has also been a recipient of this, ''especially'' after "The Hobbit" with feuding fan views going to bat: Was she in the right and is she actually a believer in feminism, or is she more of a StrawFeminist only using the cause as her excuse to call others ugly and act superior to them? Was she unfairly ostracized, or was the ending [[BreakTheHaughty "putting her in her place"]]? The matter isn't helped by the fact that Parker and Stone's (and Bill Hader's) characterization of Wendy differs heavily depending on the season and episode, and that while they've sometimes had her as [[OnlySaneMan one of the few voices of reason]] in the ''South Park'' universe, they've also used her as a way to [[SoapboxSadie lampoon feminism and activists]]. Even the episodes that have her painted as more in the right are subject to dissection as to whether or not she truly is, such as "Breast Cancer Show Ever" and "Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset".
*** It seems that while she has good intentions, her approach can be very heavy-handed and she can screw that up like anyone else. Regarding "Breast Cancer Show Ever" and "Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset" she approached adult figures who assisted and supported her, often learning an important moral in the process, as both Principal Victoria and Mr. Slave taught.

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** Wendy has also been a recipient of this, ''especially'' after "The Hobbit" with feuding fan views going to bat: Was she in the right and is she actually a believer in feminism, or is she more of a StrawFeminist only using the cause as her excuse to call others ugly and act superior to them? Was she unfairly ostracized, or was the ending [[BreakTheHaughty "putting her in her place"]]? The matter isn't helped by the fact that Parker and Stone's (and Bill Hader's) characterization of Wendy differs heavily depending on the season and episode, and that while they've sometimes had her as [[OnlySaneMan one of the few voices of reason]] in the ''South Park'' universe, they've also used her as a way to [[SoapboxSadie lampoon feminism and activists]]. Even the episodes that have her painted as more in the right are subject to dissection as to whether or not she truly is, such as "Breast Cancer Show Ever" and "Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset".
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Playset". It seems that while she has good intentions, her approach can be very heavy-handed and she can screw that up like anyone else. Regarding "Breast Cancer Show Ever" and "Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset" she approached adult figures who assisted and supported her, often learning an important moral in the process, as both Principal Victoria and Mr. Slave taught.



** Could Liane Cartman (Eric's mom) also be anti-Semitic? She never shows any qualms against her son's hatred of Jews and even made him a Hitler costume for Halloween. It would easily explain where Cartman gets his attitude towards Jews from...
*** However Liane has NEVER shown any sign of anti-semitism onscreen especially around Sheila whom she happens to be friendly towards... plus she did ground Cartman for his actions in "Passion of the Jew" according to "A.W.E.S.M.O".

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** Could Liane Cartman (Eric's mom) also be anti-Semitic? She never shows any qualms against her son's hatred of Jews and even made him a Hitler costume for Halloween. It would easily explain where Cartman gets his attitude towards Jews from...
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from... However Liane has NEVER shown any sign of anti-semitism onscreen especially around Sheila whom she happens to be friendly towards... plus she did ground Cartman for his actions in "Passion of the Jew" according to "A.W.E.S.M.O".



* AmericansHateTingle: An odd example in that some ''South Park'' fans in France strongly dislike the original English version, due to the local dub largely being considered a SuperlativeDubbing. This got to the point that French fans vocally complained on ''English''-speaking forums about ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth'' not having a French dub, resulting in befuddlement and apathy from non-French fans responding to their posts.

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An odd example in that some ''South Park'' fans in France strongly dislike the original English version, due to the local dub largely being considered a SuperlativeDubbing. This got to the point that French fans vocally complained on ''English''-speaking forums about ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth'' not having a French dub, resulting in befuddlement and apathy from non-French fans responding to their posts.



* AuthorsSavingThrow: After the Season 10 finale "Stanley's Cup" proved to be too cruel to be funny for a lot of viewers, Season 11's premier episode "With Apologies to Jesse Jackson" picked its targets much more carefully. i.e. It's white men who get humiliated the most for using a racial slur and Cartman gets knocked out by a dwarf after laughing at him for the whole episode.

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After the Season 10 finale "Stanley's Cup" proved to be too cruel to be funny for a lot of viewers, Season 11's premier episode "With Apologies to Jesse Jackson" picked its targets much more carefully. i.e. It's white men who get humiliated the most for using a racial slur and Cartman gets knocked out by a dwarf after laughing at him for the whole episode.



* CriticalResearchFailure: In the episode "Go, God, Go!", a Catholic family scolds Principal Victoria for teaching evolution at her school. The Catholic church supports evolution, and Catholic schools do indeed teach it.
** The correlation between the popularity of ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' and the rise of the alt-right. In reality, plenty of alt-right figures are critical of ''The Force Awakens'' over the fact that the two main protagonists are a white woman and a black man, especially the former who is considered a MarySue.
*** Granted, the show is likely interlocking these concepts in its lesson about the dangers of excessive nostalgia.

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In the episode "Go, God, Go!", a Catholic family scolds Principal Victoria for teaching evolution at her school. The Catholic church supports evolution, and Catholic schools do indeed teach it.
** The correlation between the popularity of ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' and the rise of the alt-right. In reality, plenty of alt-right figures are critical of ''The Force Awakens'' over the fact that the two main protagonists are a white woman and a black man, especially the former who is considered a MarySue.
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MarySue. Granted, the show is likely interlocking these concepts in its lesson about the dangers of excessive nostalgia.



* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: It's clear that the show is a BlackComedy SadistShow where almost anyone and anything is a fair target for Trey and Matt, along with the entire cast full of obnoxious jerks, with the main characters being GoodIsNotNice at best and [[TheSociopath Sociopathic]] [[EnfantTerrible Enfantes Terrible]] at worst. The closest to a completely likable character is Leopold "Butters" Stotch, and even then, he's not a completely good role model. Cartman himself borderlines on the trope. He can be a complete jerk to everyone, including his own mother, but [[LaserGuidedKarma he rarely gets away with his actions.]] Cartman, however, never learns his lesson.

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It's clear that the show is a BlackComedy SadistShow where almost anyone and anything is a fair target for Trey and Matt, along with the entire cast full of obnoxious jerks, with the main characters being GoodIsNotNice at best and [[TheSociopath Sociopathic]] [[EnfantTerrible Enfantes Terrible]] at worst. The closest to a completely likable character is Leopold "Butters" Stotch, and even then, he's not a completely good role model. Cartman himself borderlines on the trope. He can be a complete jerk to everyone, including his own mother, but [[LaserGuidedKarma he rarely gets away with his actions.]] Cartman, however, never learns his lesson.



* {{Fanon}} [[Fanon/SouthPark Has its own page]].



* FanPreferredCouple: Hooooo boy, [[ShipsThatPassInTheNight Craig/Tweek]]. They have interacted in the show only once or twice and now they are the second most shipped characters after Stan and Kyle, who are the protagonists, anyway. Talking about [[EnsembleDarkhorse ensemble darkhorses]], huh?
** This becomes HilariousInHindsight with the airing of "Tweek x Craig". It all began with Parker/Stone asking fans to actually ''give'' them Craig/Tweek fan art for the episode.
** After [[VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth The Stick Of Truth]], quite a few fans started getting into the New Kid being shipped with Annie, seeing how he [[RescueRomance rescued her from bullies that tried to break her Justin Bieber doll]] as a good way to justify starting a relationship between them.

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Hooooo boy, [[ShipsThatPassInTheNight Craig/Tweek]]. They have interacted in the show only once or twice and now they are the second most shipped characters after Stan and Kyle, who are the protagonists, anyway. Talking about [[EnsembleDarkhorse ensemble darkhorses]], huh?
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huh? This becomes HilariousInHindsight with the airing of "Tweek x Craig". It all began with Parker/Stone asking fans to actually ''give'' them Craig/Tweek fan art for the episode.
** After [[VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth ''[[VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth The Stick Of Truth]], Truth]]'', quite a few fans started getting into the New Kid being shipped with Annie, seeing how he [[RescueRomance rescued her from bullies that tried to break her Justin Bieber doll]] as a good way to justify starting a relationship between them.



* GeniusBonus: One episode has Jimmy mistaking the Crips gang for a group of fellow "cripples." In reality, the Crips' name ''does'' refer to "cripple." They got the nickname for always appearing in public with pimp canes in TheSeventies, and the [[AppropriatedAppellation nickname stuck]].

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One episode has Jimmy mistaking the Crips gang for a group of fellow "cripples." In reality, the Crips' name ''does'' refer to "cripple." They got the nickname for always appearing in public with pimp canes in TheSeventies, and the [[AppropriatedAppellation nickname stuck]].



* HypocriticalFandom: Like other animated shows, South Park uses StockFootage to save time and money, especially considering that this show is produced on a low, low budget. It is hilarious however when some ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' fans complain at other budget shows/movies when they also reuse animation cels for the same reasons.

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Like other animated shows, South Park ''South Park'' uses StockFootage to save time and money, especially considering that this show is produced on a low, low budget. It is hilarious however when some ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' fans complain at other budget shows/movies when they also reuse animation cels for the same reasons.



* IdiotPlot: "Freak Strike", "Jared Has Aides", "Toilet Paper", "Butt Out", "Douche and Turd", "Two Days Before The Day After Tomorrow", "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin More Crap]]", "Tonsil Trouble"[[note]]Which has Cartman getting AIDS after a tonsillectomy due to [[AdultsAreUseless the doctors' stupidity]][[/note]], and "The China Probrem"[[note]]Not just the main plot of Cartman terrorizing a Chinese restaurant without any good motivation, but for the {{Narm}}-tastic subplot where the other characters cry over Franchise/IndianaJones being "raped"[[/note]].

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"Freak Strike", "Jared Has Aides", "Toilet Paper", "Butt Out", "Douche and Turd", "Two Days Before The Day After Tomorrow", "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin More Crap]]", "Tonsil Trouble"[[note]]Which has Cartman getting AIDS after a tonsillectomy due to [[AdultsAreUseless the doctors' stupidity]][[/note]], and "The China Probrem"[[note]]Not just the main plot of Cartman terrorizing a Chinese restaurant without any good motivation, but for the {{Narm}}-tastic subplot where the other characters cry over Franchise/IndianaJones being "raped"[[/note]].



* InternetBackdraft: Comedy Central received thousands of e-mail complaints from angry fans regarding the episode "Not Without My Anus", which was meant as an [[TrollingCreator April Fools Joke on fans]] who were waiting for the reveal of Cartman's father following the cliffhanger at the end of the season 1 finale "Cartman's Mom Is a Dirty Slut".

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Comedy Central received thousands of e-mail complaints from angry fans regarding the episode "Not Without My Anus", which was meant as an [[TrollingCreator April Fools Joke on fans]] who were waiting for the reveal of Cartman's father following the cliffhanger at the end of the season 1 finale "Cartman's Mom Is a Dirty Slut".
26th May '17 9:59:51 PM Clown-Face
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** The ending of "The Hobbit" is considered this for some, as the effects of all the girls (including Wendy) giving into the Photoshop craze is never brought up again and completely discarded next season.
9th May '17 10:55:25 AM TotalDramaRox97
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* Season 4 has aged extremely well with many issues satirized actually becoming more prevalent than when they first aired such as people assuming a crime towards a person being a minority is directly a crime towards that minority, people condemning Western medicine in favor of pseudoscience holistic medicine, the South Park flag being changed for being considered racist, and actually having to work to lose weight
20th Apr '17 4:29:14 AM Clown-Face
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** In "Sponsored Content", was PC Principal's behavior towards Jimmy due to him being afraid of being labeled a bigot towards handicapped people? Or , considering he never actually interacted with Jimmy before this episode, is he legitimately uncomfortable around them?

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** In "Sponsored Content", was PC Principal's behavior towards Jimmy due to him being afraid of being labeled a bigot towards handicapped people? Or , Or, considering he never actually interacted with Jimmy before this episode, is he legitimately uncomfortable around them?
19th Apr '17 7:26:09 AM Yukianesa
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* MoralEventHorizon: [[MoralEventHorizon/SouthPark Gets its own page]]. The standout in most people's minds is likely Cartman's, encapsulated with six gloating words: ''"I made you [[spoiler:'''eat your parents''']]!"''
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