Goin' Down to South Park, Gonna Start Myself A Thread

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Discuss the episode here, if that's what you want.

SPOILER ALERT: Bill Donohue and the Catholic League are represented as a murderous sociopath and an army of ninjas.

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  1. Hmm, wonder where I could find an interview with their creators?

  2. Does anybody know why in Colorado, South Park episodes come in at 11 pm and Daily Show and Colbert report are always a day late, meaning we never get to see a Friday show?

  3. Chalupa,

    Do you have Comcast or Dish?

    I had Comcast at my house and found my programming schedule to be 3 hours behind of the Dish schedule at my girlfriend’s. Thus, the new Daily Show and Colbert Report were on later at my house than hers.

  4. To finish my point:

    So, on Comcast at my house the previous day’s Daily Show would play at the same time the current day’s Daily Show was playing on Dish.

  5. Probably, the bastards.

  6. The Bill Donohue bits gave me half a giggle, but mostly lame. It’s almost as if being blogged on Hit and Run has diminished South Park. Or maybe the absence of Kenny and Cartman resulted in this weak week. I suppose it would have been too trite to put SP’s perpetually resurrected character in the Easter episode.

  7. Donohue and the artist who created the chocolate Jesus sculpture exchange their views here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UI5Mqn4Fr5w&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Evideosift%2Ecom%2Fvideo%2FChocolate%2DJesus%2DMakes%2DCatholics%2DCRAZY/

    In particular watch Donahue’s reaction to the artist’s question about other Michelangelo’s nudes (it is about mid-point through the exhange).

  8. I thought South Park wasted a chance to explanation where much of Christian tradition comes from i.e. pagan beliefs. Episode was kind of weak, still very funny though.

  9. I wonder how many South Park fans actually have any idea who Bill Donohue is. I did get a kick out of imagining him watch, say, the Jesus shuriken scene.

    I thought it was a pretty solid episode. Taking the bizarre rituals of Easter and melding them into a Da Vinci Code parody gets high marks from me.

    Best line: “Okay, Bill, that’s enough. I’m *pretty* sure killing Jesus isn’t the Christian thing to do.”

  10. Grand Chalupa,

    There is no Daily Show or Colbert on Friday. I heard it had something to do with Stewart being a Jew and won’t work or drive a car on Friday.

  11. There is no Daily Show or Colbert on Friday. I heard it had something to do with Stewart being a Jew and won’t work or drive a car on Friday.

    SHOMER SHABBAS!

  12. Was Craig Kilborn a Jew too, then? I think it has more to deal with either giving the writers a break or programming stuff.

  13. Back to discussing the episode…
    I thought it was hilarious. Bill Donohue is a bully who gives Catholics a bad name, and I thought South Park captured that truth very well tonight. I wonder if he had a rage-induced heart attack watching it.

  14. It wasn’t the funniest episode ever, but making connections like dying Easter eggs – Da Vinci Code – Bill Donohue is why South Park continues to be the cleverest show on tv.

    And “Okay, Bill, that’s enough. I’m *pretty* sure killing Jesus isn’t the Christian thing to do.” did make me laugh pretty hard.

  15. There is no Daily Show or Colbert on Friday. I heard it had something to do with Stewart being a Jew and won’t work or drive a car on Friday.

    OY GEVALT!

  16. Was Craig Kilborn a Jew too, then? I think it has more to deal with either giving the writers a break or programming stuff.

    I’m pretty sure it has a lot to do with the fact that much of their target audience isn’t home watching tv at 11:00 on Friday nights.

  17. My favorite part was where Jesus asked Kyle to kill him. Remember? That was great.

  18. Dude, Grotius, tinyurl.com is your friend.

  19. Oh, and
    Jack,

    Why does Letterman tape his Friday show the day before? Is he Muslim Jewish, too?

    Aargh, for those who don’t get it – look it up. Think about taping times, sunsets, etc.

  20. I’ve got comcast.

    Good episode. Bill Donahue! What a jerkoff.

    I liked the part at the end. They asked the bunny about how they should tell people to live and it said nothing. Yes, beautiful.

  21. Yeah, Comedy Central was originally conceived to be about standup performances, and evolved into Friday night as the big standup night. Not Jon Stewart’s judaism, which wouldn’t be a problem as the Sabbath starts on Friday sundown and the show is obviously filmed much earlier in the day.

  22. I thought the episode was great…much more in the style of the first few seasons, with trippy connections, obscure pop culture references (Jesus throwing the glaive and putting on sunglasses like Blade was pretty awesome) and not so obviously preachy.

  23. I’m such a nerd I thought that was a Krull reference.

  24. High#:

    “Aargh, for those who don’t get it – look it up”

    well, we could if you’d blog about it. sheesh.

    /kicks pebble

  25. Any episode that connects The Da Vinci Code, Kill Bill, and the Easter Bunny is fine by me.

  26. (Or should that be Kill Bill Donohue?)

  27. Oh, that was definitely a Krull reference.

  28. I thought it was a Krull-Blade combo. Which is awesome no matter how you look at it. Imagine Wesley Snipes vs. the Beast!!

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