History YMMV / SouthPark

18th Jan '17 2:16:27 PM KizunaTallis
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** Is Kyle incredibly selfish for [[spoiler: protecting Gerald's ass from anyone knowing he is Skankhunt42 to prevent his parents from divorcing and even worse... and then there's the fact he COULD end the gender war by revealing Gerald's identity... but of course he doesn't do it and thus the gender war has not been resolved as of right now.]]

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** Is Kyle incredibly selfish for [[spoiler: protecting Gerald's ass from anyone knowing he is Skankhunt42 [=Skankhunt42=] to prevent his parents from divorcing and (or even worse... and worse)? And then there's the fact he COULD end the gender war by revealing Gerald's identity... but of course he doesn't do it it, and thus the gender war has not been resolved as of right now.]]



** Mr. Garrison telling people to vote against him in the 2016 election led to some right-leaning South Park fans accusing the show's creators of being Hillary Clinton shills.

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** Mr. Garrison telling people to vote against him in the 2016 election election, and the clear disdain Matt and Trey express for Donald Trump in general, has led to some right-leaning South Park fans accusing the show's creators of being Hillary Clinton shills.



** Like his spiritual forebear [[Series/AllInTheFamily Archie Bunker]], there is a VocalMinority of Cartman's fanbase who completely miss the satire inherent in his racist, misogynistic, anti-semitic rants.

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** Like his spiritual forebear [[Series/AllInTheFamily Archie Bunker]], there is a VocalMinority of Cartman's fanbase who completely miss the satire inherent in his racist, misogynistic, anti-semitic anti-Semitic rants.



** In the Season 19 Episode "Where my country gone?", The Song of the Same name where Mr. Garrison Xenophobically rants about Immigration in south park is taken seriously by far-right fans of the show who did not understand the blatant satire.

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** In the Season 19 Episode "Where my country gone?", The Song My Country Cone?", the song of the Same same name where Mr. Garrison Xenophobically rants about Immigration immigration in south park is changing up South Park was taken seriously by far-right fans of the show who did not understand the blatant satire.



** Some fans view Cartman's Mom Doormat behavior as this.

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** Some fans view Cartman's Mom Mom's Doormat behavior as this.



** Clyde in "Reverse Cowgirl" his mom was a complete asshole to him and then he accidentally killed her when he forgot to put the toilet seat down. The funeral wasn't any better for him.

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** Clyde in "Reverse Cowgirl" his Cowgirl". His mom was a complete asshole to him and then he accidentally killed her when he forgot to put the toilet seat down. The funeral wasn't any better for him.
18th Jan '17 1:01:12 PM Tightwire
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** Cartman is a very complex character. Is he an AntiVillain and TookALevelInKindness, as is implied in episodes such as "The Death of Eric Cartman" and "Jewpacabra"? Is he a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, or a JerkWithAHeartOfJerk, [[FauxAffablyEvil just hiding his true nature]]?
*** Cartman's multiple mental illnesses and hints of bisexuality is also subject to this.

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** Cartman is a very complex character. Is he an AntiVillain and TookALevelInKindness, as is implied in episodes such as "The Death of Eric Cartman" and "Jewpacabra"? Is he a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, or a JerkWithAHeartOfJerk, [[FauxAffablyEvil just hiding his true nature]]?
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Cartman's complex personality, his multiple mental illnesses and hints of bisexuality just being messed up about sex in general thanks to the town whore being his mom sometimes leave people pitying him, even when he is also subject to this.showing his JerkWithAHeartOfJerk nature.



** Stan's increasing {{Angst}} and SanitySlippage is either due to an early onset of puberty or the [[AwfulWeddedLife gradual decay of his parents' marriage]].
*** Based on what we've seen with his father and grandfather, it might be [[InTheBlood hereditary]].

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** Stan's increasing {{Angst}} and SanitySlippage is either due to an early onset of puberty or the [[AwfulWeddedLife gradual decay of his parents' marriage]].
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marriage]]. Based on what we've seen with his father and grandfather, it might be [[InTheBlood hereditary]].



** Kyle, Stan and Kenny themselves. Are they really good boys, but with some AntiHero traits? Or they are {{Enfant Terrible}}s and sociopaths who are NotSoDifferent compared to Cartman? The fact that they still are Cartman's friends after he crossed the MoralEventHorizon in "Scott Tenorman Must Die" or the infamous attempted genocide in "Coon & Friends" support this interpretation.
*** To be fair, the boys have questioned their friendship with him more than a few times. An interesting thought comes from the fact that while they ''are'' friends with him, [[TheFriendNobodyLikes that doesn't mean they like him per say]]. As of recent seasons, they have been spending a lot less time around him.
18th Jan '17 12:54:17 PM Tightwire
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* HarsherInHindsight:
** The way Mr. Garrison's sex change was handled was controversial enough when it first aired- specifically, they concluded that he wasn't ''really'' a woman, just a "guy with a vagina" (though, they also concluded that was fine if that's what he wanted). Since transgender rights have become a much more prominent issue in the post-2010s and sex changes much more socially accepted, it's pretty easy to look back on this episode and its conclusion and cringe. Garrison sticking with the sex change can be seen as both good and bad as well (particularly since he eventually went back), since if you're okay with this story arc Mrs. Garrison was one of the first leading transgender characters in western media period (and several subsequent episodes dealt with trans issues), while on the other you pretty much ''have'' to watch that episode to understand why Mr. Garrison had a sex change in the first place.
** In-universe example- In the episode "Cartman Joins NAMBLA" the boys are playing a board game called "Investigative Reports With Bill Kurtis." Cartman gives Kyle an AIDS card in the game and the other characters are horrified by this. Years later, the episode "Tonsil Trouble" had Cartman actually giving Kyle AIDS.
** The part in "Christian Rock Hard" when the boys illegally download songs and a SWAT team comes bursting in. Before the raid of the Megaupload offices this was thought to be ridiculous.
** If there was ever any humor to be gained from the opening of "Dances with Smurfs," it left after the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Hook_Elementary_School_shooting 2012 Connecticut school massacre]], in which the sounds of the shooting were broadcast to the entire school after someone activated the office intercom.
*** Also, seeing Cartman attempt to kill his mother while she sleeps in "Tsst" becomes creepier in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre, where the shooter shot and killed his mother while she slept.
** The executive of Blizzard Entertainment in "Make Love, Not Warcraft" states that because of [[{{Griefer}} a guy]] [[JerkAss killing everybody's characters]] [[ForTheEvulz for seemingly no good reason]], everybody will stop playing the game. A few years later, World of Warcraft suffered a drop of several million subscribers, because of [[{{TheyChangedItNowItSucks}} changes made to the game]].
** In "Cherokee Hair Tampons" Kenny berates Stan for not caring when he dies. This episode was immediately followed by ''Chef Goes Nanners'', in which we see Stan ''laugh'' when Kenny dies. Poor Kenny.
** After another man was convicted for the murder of Chandra Levy, "Butters' Very Own Episode" becomes this. [[OldShame Trey and Matt have gone on to say that neither Gary Condit nor the Ramseys deserved the treatment they got]] in this episode.
** Principal Victoria being careful not to fire Mr. Garrison for political correctness reasons in ''Death Camp of Tolerance'' becomes this after she gets fired in season 19 for not punishing a student for making a politically incorrect joke.
** In "Cripple Fight" Stan makes a joke about Cartman not having a father. Two episodes later, Cartman [[spoiler:orchestrated the death of the man who 9 seasons later turned out to be his real father.]]
** In "Marjorine", Butters freaks his parents out by pretending to jump from a building. In "Safe Space", he tries to kill himself for real and his parents barely notice.
** In "Free Willzyx", the boys try to free a whale from Seaworld believing it is suffering and wants to go to the moon. This episode can be a lot more depressing after the release of ''Film/{{Blackfish}}''.
** Meta example: [[http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/television-lowbrow-and-proud-of-it-1153256.html this article]] about the show from 1998 has Matt Stone mention that Comedy Central refused to let them do an episode on the Nation of Islam, noting that "[he thought] they were just afraid for [his and Trey's] safety." Many years later, the controversy over "201" came about because of a threat from a radical Islam group.
** Cartman tries to justify changing the flag in "Chef Goes Nanners" by mentioning how with the Swastika ban things have been fine. [[http://www.ibtimes.com/anti-semitism-europe-jews-fleeing-germany-amid-rise-islamic-extremism-far-right-2272286 Yeah,]] [[http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/thousands-jews-flee-france-germany-muslims-become-new-nazis/ not]] [[http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2014/07/28/jews-continue-to-leave-france-for-israel-in-record-numbers/ really]]
** In "Where My Country Gone", a Canadian expresses regret that no one took their outrageous Presidential candidate, a parody of Donald Trump, seriously until it was too late. As of 2016, Donald Trump is officially the next President of the United States. Though, depending on who you supported [[spoiler: or if you din't support anyone at all,]] this could go into HilariousInHindsight.
** "Safe Space" mocked the idea that people needed to be protected from internet comments. One season later, a misogynist starts harassing women for no good reason, leading to [[spoiler: all the girls breaking up with the boys over this one incident.]]
*** In addition, Kyle tells PC Principal that if Cartman doesn't want to be "body shamed" on social media, he can just leave it. In "Skank Hunt", [[spoiler: Kyle, Stan, Butters, Craig, Jimmy, Token, and Clyde destroy all of Cartman's electronic devices, believing him to be [=Skankhunt42=], taking him away from social media.]]
** Chef dying in "The Return of Chef", which aired two years before the death of his voice actor Isaac Hayes. Not to mention the episode was written totally unintentionally.
* HeartwarmingInHindsight: Big Gay Al was ousted from the Boy Scouts for being gay, but didn't hold it against them and stated that they shouldn't be forced to accept him against their will. In 2015, the Scouts finally allowed gay people to be scout leaders.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** In "Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls", Cartman describes independent movies as being about "gay cowboys eating pudding". 7 years later, ''Film/BrokebackMountain'' fills 2/3rds of that criteria. Parker and Stone even said in an interview "if there's any pudding eating, we will sue".
** In "The Passion of the Jew", Creator/MelGibson is portrayed as a raving lunatic who loves torture. Tapes to his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva makes this exaggeration even funnier.
** "At least it doesn't get all preachy and up its own ass with messages, you know?": Once a [[SelfDeprecation burn]] on ''South Park''[='=]s descent into being more political than funny, it can now also be applied to ''South Park''[='=]s biggest rival ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' as well.
*** The whole plot of "Cartoon Wars" was kicked off by ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' deciding to show the prophet Mohammed uncensored. Then ''South Park'' did it with the episode "201" and caught controversy because of it.
** Remember the episode "Make Love, Not Warcraft", wherein Butters said he prefers playing ''Hello Kitty Island Adventure''? [[http://www.hellokittyonline.com/ Yeah, that's more-or-less real now]]...
** Osama Bin Laden being shot in the head by US soldiers on multiple occasions (namely the season five episode "[[Recap/SouthParkS5E9OsamaBinLadenHasFartyPants Osama bin Laden Has Farty Pants]]" and the season 14 episode "It's a Jersey Thing") becomes funnier now that bin Laden's death (and how he died) has become a reality.
*** Fun Fact: That episode aired on Australian television the day before Bin Laden was reported dead.
** TheMovie (which depicts Saddam Hussein in Hell and as the BigBad) was made years before Saddam Hussein's death, interestingly enough.
** The entire "Make Love, Not Warcraft" episode seems to have become a prophecy for the future of ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' now that a hacker has started killing large groups of people in major cities.
** "Medicinal Fried Chicken" counts as this, since the state of Colorado subsequently voted to allow marijuana for recreational use.
** In "Fantastic Easter Special", we hear a news reporter say that "Pope Benedict has stepped down, ushering in a new era of... Pope Bill Donohue" (since Bill is an American of Irish descent). Nearly six years later, Benedict did indeed step down, and now we have a new American pope (a ''South American'' one, if you want to be pedantic, but it still works).
** In "Britney's New Look", after Music/BritneySpears is paparazzi'ed to death [[TheLottery as a sacrifice for a good corn harvest]], the show implies that Music/MileyCyrus will be the next sacrifice. Come 2013, and Miley's starting to veer towards train-wreck territory...
** Although this can be applied to many adults of the late 90s, "Chinpokomon" seemed to imply that, like many other "fads", ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' would eventually fade into obscurity. Nope, the Pokemon series is still as popular now as it was back then, with Pokemon as a whole being Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s second biggest CashCowFranchise (just after Mario), and the anime series actually rivals South Park [[LongRunners in terms of longevity]] (both premiered in 1997 and are still going strong). Even better, statistics and sales data show that Pokemon is just as popular with adults today as it is with children. Granted most of those adults are probably people who got into the series as kids in the 90s, but hey it shows that there are adults out there who do understand Pokemon's wide appeal, unlike the adults in South Park.
** In the "Go God Go" series ("Go God Go" and "Go God Go XII"), one of the atheist groups, the Unified Atheist League, wears hats that kind of look like condoms on their heads. In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'''s LighterAndSofter AnimatedAdaptation of ''ComicBook/EmperorJoker'', we kind of get the feeling that SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's whoopee cushion crown [[UnfortunateCharacterDesign looks like]]... you know... [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar a condom]].
** [=YMMV=] on "hilarious", but Mr. Garrison being told that "most teachers ''don't carry a gun!''", demonstrating what a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} he is. As of 2013, some groups ''are'' pushing for teachers to be given guns in the wake of school shooting tragedies.
** In "Two Guys Naked in a Hot Tub", two men speculate that Ricky Martin is gay. This episode aired over a decade before he actually came out.
** In "The Snuke", it's revealed in the midst of the ''Series/TwentyFour'' parody that [[spoiler:Hilary Clinton has a nuke in her vagina]]. In the 2014 video game, ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes]]'', it's implied that [[spoiler:Paz has a bomb placed there herself]], and ''24'' star Keifer Sutherland voices the lead character in the game.
** The purple unicorn on Wendy's t-shirt in "Breast Cancer Show Ever" looks somewhat similar to [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight Sparkle]], who would not exist for another two years.
** The Black Friday trilogy's primary conflict was X-Box One vs Playstation 4. It thought that the X-Box One would 'win' the Console Cycle...but now months later its sales are tanking with Playstation 4's flying off the shelves. It was true even in the holiday season!
** TheMovie was a fully-blown {{Disneyesque}} musical. Years later, we get the episode "Elementary School Musical", which focuses entirely on how the boys react badly to everyone else in the school singing and dancing like the characters in a Disney musical.
** The episode "Cripple Fight" has Timmy being jealous of Jimmy stealing all of the attention and taking his place as the new crippled kid. This becomes hilarious when Jimmy appears more frequently and actually does end up replacing Timmy in following episodes, and Timmy has been DemotedToExtra as a result.
** The opening narration for ''The Coon'' sounds just like the opening narration for ''Arrow''.
** In 1997, South Park did a bumper commercial for Magic: The Gathering, where Kenny said that it sounded "fucking gay". But fast forward to 2014 and the episode "Cock Magic" involves Magic The Gathering... and Kenny turns out to be a pro at it! Kinda makes Kenny sound like a hypocrite.
** Cartman believing that he's somehow turned ginger, as it was later revealed that his biological father was a ginger.
** In "Christian Rock Hard", Cartman forms a Christian rock band by inserting Christian lyrics into secular songs. Well now there's a RealLife [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ApologetiX band]] that does pretty much that.
** The episode "Butt Out" opens up with a cheesy anti-smoking rap and dance routine. Over a decade later we got this [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcAj3lOyv3s anti-smoking commercial]].
** Saddam Hussein became Canadian Prime Minister in "It's Christmas in Canada!". In the Family Guy episode "Back to the Pilot", one of the things Stewie claims would happen without 9/11 is that Saddam Hussein could be president. (Along with Mexico becoming the world's dominant superpower and [[{{ArsonMurderAndJaywalking}} the Cookie Monster inventing Facebook]])
** In "Eek! A Penis", Cartman encouraged the inner-city kids to cheat by saying that the New England Patriots cheated all the time. In 2015, the Patriots get accused of deflating footballs.
** At the end of "Cripple Fight", Big Gay Al tells the crowd that the law shouldn't force the Scouts to accept gay leaders and instead the correct approach is educate the organization so they will change their mind. In 2015, Boy Scouts of America decided to change their policy without any lawsuits making them.
** In "Fat Camp" Kenny starts eating and doing gross things for money with people egging him to do it and taking pleasure in watching him. This episode premiered 6 months before the premiere of ''Series/FearFactor''.
** The 2002 episode "Jared Has Aides" had Jared, the Subway guy falling from grace because he wanted everyone to [[PoorCommunicationKills have aides]]. Thirteen years later, the real Jared is going to jail for child porn. YMMV on whether it's hilarious or [[HarsherInHindsight harsh]], but it'll probably be funny in [[RunningGag 22.3 years]].
** Could also cross with UnintentionalPeriodPiece, but "Here Comes the Neighborhood", from 2001, has the kids thinking people using DVD player is crazy in favor of VHS as no one owns a DVD player. Nowadays, it would be quite the opposite.
** In the earlier seasons, Mr. Garrison would usually ask during town meetings to Mayor [=McDaniels=] to get rid of all the Mexicans. In Season 19, one of Garrison's presidential aims is to ''[[DeathBySex literally]]'' fuck every single illegal immigrant to death.
** In "Dead Celebrities", Kyle questions why people would still eat at Chipotle if they knew it would make them crap blood. This is funnier knowing that Chipotle had outbreaks of e.coli and the norovirus, and this hasn't stopped certain people from eating at Chipotle.
** YMMV on hilarious, but in the 2007 episode "Guitar Queer-o", Randy criticizes ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' because the guitar controls are plastic and that playing a real guitar is cooler, Stan telling him off on it. This is the exact reason the series eventually died in 2010, with ''Warriors of Rock'' selling poorly, implying people got sick of band games and found plastic guitars inconvenient. And with the rise of Rocksmith, more people got the kick out of playing real guitars. Guess South Park was right, huh?
** The "Super Cool Ski Instructor" meme, particularly the "you're gonna have a bad time" excerpt, has experienced a bit of a revival thanks to ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' character [[spoiler:Sans the skeleton]] warning players on a KillEmAll run that [[WhatTheHellPlayer they're "gonna have a bad time" if they don't stop their omnicidal ways]].
*** Speaking of ''Undertale'', there is a character in the game called Undyne who looks like some sort of fish and is an implied lesbian. Gay fish, anybody?
** One of PC Principal's certain BerserkButton ([[HairTriggerTemper which isn't that hard]]) is anybody mocking Caitlyn Jenner, due to being a recent transgender woman. Come election time, and Caitlyn Jenner has endorsed Creator/DonaldTrump, one who's very popular with the politically incorrect crowds for his rather [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement controversial statements]], which is exactly the type of people PC Principal beat up.
** One of the earliest episodes of the show, "Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride", introduces Stan's homosexual dog, Sparky. 16 years later, the ninth season of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' also introduced a pet dog named Sparky, a fairy dog that Timmy wanted as a pet.
** "Cherokee Hair Tampons" feels more relevant than ever with the rise of alternative remedies online.
** "Chickenlover" was about a perverted criminal having sex with chickens. Cut to 2016, and a guy in real life films a controversial video of him having sex with a UsefulNotes/McDonalds [=McChicken=] sandwich (the incident went viral and the video was deemed disturbing by numerous people).
** The ''Imaginationland'' trilogy heavily used a lot of nostalgic, fictional characters. In season 20, the punchline with the Member Berries is Hollywood's reliance on nostalgia.
** In the season 3 episode "Cat Orgy", after Cartman takes a photo of Shelly with her boyfriend to tell his mom about (since she, according to Cartman, didn't want any babysitter to bring over her boyfriend), Shelly says she'll make a "turd sandwich" out of Cartman if he tells his mom. Cut to five seasons later, a mascot named Turd Sandwich appears in "Douche and Turd".
** In "Trapper Keeper" Rosie O Donnell tries to find a number of ridiculous loopholes to ensure her son wins the kindergarten class election run by Mr. Garrison. Fast forward to 2016 when Rosie O Donnell is doing the exact same thing after Trump got elected. Even funnier considering Garrison is acts as Trump in South Park season 20
* 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.
** There's also "[[AnimationAgeGhetto Only kids watch animation]]...and [[StrawHypocrite besides, nobody watches]] [[NoTrueScotsman South Park for the ANIMATION anyway!]]"
** A number of fans criticize ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' for many things that ''South Park'' [[WriterOnBoard is just]] [[AuthorTract as guilty]] [[AuthorFilibuster of doing]]. However, the shows vary on how well they handle what they do. The writers on Family Guy cannot write episodes that try to make points without botching them up really badly due to not caring, or not realizing what they write is really badly written before it's voice acted & animated. South Park tries to entertain as well as attack issues, a part Family Guy constantly struggles with, often with better results due to good writing & an understanding of what they're talking about from more than just one angle, or no angle at all, as well as a clear focus on what they're talking about.
** [[http://i.imgur.com/5Saktmn.jpg The fandom has been accused of delving into this in Season 19]], for using the show as a means to circle jerk about being anti-politically correct despite their insistence that the show is supposedly apolitical and "attacks everyone."
18th Jan '17 11:57:47 AM TotalDramaRox97
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** In "Trapper Keeper" Rosie O Donnell tries to find a number of ridiculous loopholes to ensure her son wins the kindergarten class election run by Mr. Garrison. Fast forward to 2016 when Rosie O Donnell is doing the exact same thing after Trump got elected. Even funnier considering Garrison is acts as Trump in South Park season 20
11th Jan '17 9:03:40 PM DustSnitch
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** After "Stunning and Brave", where Principal Victoria got PutOnABus, PC Principal has quickly earned this status, being viewed as a HotBlooded KnightTemplar with little (if any) likability to him, [[spoiler: who by the end of the episode essentially gets away with bullying both students and parents alike.]] though time will tell if he actually stays or not. [[spoiler: Now that the season is over, PC Principal is here to stay, but his BadAss actions and speech in the end of the season have genreally gotten him RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap.]]

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** After "Stunning and Brave", where Principal Victoria got PutOnABus, PC Principal has quickly earned this status, being viewed as a HotBlooded KnightTemplar with little (if any) likability to him, [[spoiler: who by the end of the episode essentially gets away with bullying both students and parents alike.]] though time will tell if he actually stays or not. [[spoiler: Now that the season is over, PC Principal is here to stay, but his BadAss badass actions and speech in the end of the season have genreally gotten him RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap.]]
11th Jan '17 8:14:28 PM TotalDramaRox97
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* OneSceneWonder: Patty Nelson from "Le Petit Tourette" is the only other girl besides Wendy and Heidi Turner who Cartman has ever shown attraction to.[[note]]Although he also showed attraction to substitute teacher Ms. Ellen along with the other boys in "Tom's Rhinoplasty", as well as reminding Stan's sister Shelley how hot she is in"The New Terrance & Phillip Movie Trailer", although he could've been saying the latter in a joking manner[[/note]] She only appeared in one brief scene, but she's got a good amount of fanart and the third most popular straight pairing involving Cartman after Cartman/Wendy and Cartman/Heidi.

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* OneSceneWonder: Patty Nelson from "Le Petit Tourette" is the only other girl besides Wendy and Heidi Turner who Cartman has ever shown attraction to.[[note]]Although he also showed attraction to substitute teacher Ms. Ellen along with the other boys in "Tom's Rhinoplasty", as well as reminding Stan's sister Shelley how hot she is in"The New Terrance & Phillip Movie Trailer", although he could've been was most likely saying the latter in a joking manner[[/note]] so Shelley would let them watch "Fighting Around The World"[[/note]] She only appeared in one brief scene, but she's got a good amount of fanart and the third most popular straight pairing involving Cartman after Cartman/Wendy and Cartman/Heidi.


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* UnpopularPopularCharacter:
** Butters practically defines the tropes
** Pip was on the butt end of harassment till his death, fans however, love him.
** Not so much a character, but show. "Fighting Around The World" was given poor reception by all the characters in "New Terrance & Phillip Movie Trailer". A majority of the fandom, including Russell Crowe, found it the funniest part of the episode and have even said they would watch it if it was a real show
11th Jan '17 5:14:13 PM Animeking1108
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** A large portion of the fanbase view Mr. Garrison as this. While at times he could be rather [[ActuallyPrettyFunny hilarious]], the writers seemed to be heaping more and more unlikable traits onto him. The tipping point is when he became transgender, it was unsympathetic. The writers then can't decide whether he likes men or women, even having him become a 'lesbian' (which, as FridgeLogic dictates, somehow he always had an attraction to women...which from the early seasons is [[RetCon non-existant]]).

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** A large portion of the fanbase view Mr. Garrison as this. While at times he could be rather [[ActuallyPrettyFunny hilarious]], the writers seemed to be heaping more and more unlikable traits onto him. The tipping point is when he became transgender, it was unsympathetic. The writers then can't decide whether he likes men or women, even having him become a 'lesbian' (which, as FridgeLogic dictates, somehow he always had an attraction to women...which from the early seasons is [[RetCon non-existant]]). Another problem was that most of Mr. Garrison's humor came from his dependence on Mr. Hat, so him getting dropped and replaced with Mr. Slave didn't do go over well.


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** The Member Berries, what should have been a one-episode gag, got beaten into the ground throughout season 20.
9th Jan '17 12:49:20 PM ironicusername
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** In the Season 19 Episode "Where my country gone?", The Song of the Same name where Mr. Garrison Xenophobically rants about Immigration in south park is taken seriously by far-right fans of the show who did not understand the blatant satire

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** In the Season 19 Episode "Where my country gone?", The Song of the Same name where Mr. Garrison Xenophobically rants about Immigration in south park is taken seriously by far-right fans of the show who did not understand the blatant satiresatire.
** Unfortunately, the phrase "stunning and brave" has been hijacked by transphobic radical feminist communities to sarcastically demean ANY trans women, not just Caitlyn Jenner, who was the only one the joke was actually referring to.
8th Jan '17 8:32:32 AM SeptimusHeap
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* FreudWasRight: The {{a|nAesop}}esop for "T.M.I."
7th Jan '17 7:01:01 AM Sapphirea2
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** Season 20's jabs at the Alt-Right. Some feel they're a perfect counterpoint to season 19's satire by hitting the flip side of the coin and tackling modern bigotry in a way that's seldom handled as well in other shows. Others feel that putting the objects of ridicule from season's 19 and 20 on equal ground is a GoldenMeanFallacy, with people on either side [[NoTrueScotsman decrying their portrayal as inaccurate]]. Much like season 19, season 20's deliberate parallels to the extremely hot button issues surrounding their release is liable to set off quite a few arguments. Also not helping Season 20's point is the fact that the girls are blaming someone who hasn't done anything to them.

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** Season 20's jabs at the Alt-Right. Some feel they're a perfect counterpoint to season Season 19's satire by hitting the flip side of the coin and tackling modern bigotry in a way that's seldom handled as well in other shows. Others feel that putting the objects of ridicule from season's Seasons 19 and 20 on equal ground is a GoldenMeanFallacy, with people on either side [[NoTrueScotsman decrying their portrayal as inaccurate]]. Much like season Season 19, season Season 20's deliberate parallels to the extremely hot button issues surrounding their release is liable to set off quite a few arguments. Also not helping Season 20's point is the fact that the girls are blaming someone who hasn't done anything to them.


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** Season 20 fell into this when its unusually complex StoryArc was abruptly altered by real world events. Parker and Stone hadn't prepared for the possibility that Creator/DonaldTrump, whom Mr. Garrison was serving as an {{Expy}} of, would be elected President of the United States over Hillary Clinton (who was being used straight up), so the final four episodes had to be substantially rethought in a very short span of time -- in the case of the post-Election Day episode within ''less than 24 hours'' -- or risk coming off as completely irrelevant, which could have derailed the show ''permanently''. The results were that several significant characters, in particular the Member Berries, fell OutOfFocus while most of the plot threads were not brought to satisfying conclusions. It remains to be seen how Season 21 will -- or will not -- pick up the pieces.
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