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Reflections On South Park Season 18, and the Possibility of a Second South Park Movie Someday

22 Dec

1801-cartman_redskinsWith this recent 18th season of South Park wrapped up, I figured it would be a good time to briefly reflect on the series.

This last season contained some truly crazy episodes, with one of the season’s themes clearly based around the increased insanity of modern celebrity and technology (even more than they usually parody!) There was also a lot of continuity in a lot of the episodes, something the guys hadn’t really done throughout an entire season (although they had previously done small story arcs with some continuity, Imaginationland, The Coon, etc). The boys did everything this season from starting a company, using drones, and tangling with holograms. Pretty great stuff.

I recently learned that last year (2013), Warner Bros. Entertainment relinquished to Paramount Pictures its rights to co-finance a potential future South Park film during their negotiations to co-finance the Christopher Nolan science fiction film Interstellar. Previous efforts to create a second South Park film were complicated due to both studios retaining certain rights to the property.

Trey Parker and Matt Stone said in a 2008 interview that a theatrically released sequel would most likely be what concludes the series. However, South Park has been confirmed to continue airing on Comedy Central at least up until season 20 in 2016. In 2011, when asked on the official South Park website whether a sequel would be made, they said “the first South Park movie was so potent, we’re all still recovering from the blow. Unfortunately, at the current moment, there are no plans for a second South Park movie. But you never know what the future may bring, crazier things have happened…” — and that was almost four years ago.

In 2011, Time called South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut the sixth greatest animated feature of all time.

We may see that second South Park movie after all, but it probably won’t be for at least two more seasons of the show, (if they still want to make it the thing that ends the series) — since the show still rakes in a ton of money from viewership and merchandise for Comedy Central.

Excelsior!

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Venture Bros, Family Guy, Cleveland Show, American Dad, South Park, Ugly Americans

25 Sep

New Venture Bros was great.

I believe I missed the new Simpsons though, although I saw a LOT of the newer Simpsons recently (from the last season?) and they were GREAT. Show’s still got it. The weirdness helps a lot.

As for this weekend, tomorrow (Sunday the 26th!) we have TWO premieres – Family Guy AND The Cleveland Show! As for Family Guy, it’s a classic – a staple – but wasn’t sure how I’d like The Cleveland Show. Happy to say I LOVE it, and it’s just as witty as American Dad.

Speaking of, American Dad‘s premiere is on Oct 3rd. Saw an episode tonight I’d never seen – the one where Steve is pregnant with Roger’s alien baby (gross). Looking forward to the premiere – the show is so weird and amazing – and I must admit I often like it more than Family Guy (no cutaways!)

But finally, I want to talk about the Oct. 6th premieres of both South Park and Ugly Americans, one after the other. REALLY looking forward to these – South Park is so amazing, since they can throw an episode together so quickly, and touch upon current events, and Ugly Americans is so unique and artistic – I even got my wife hooked.

Needless to say, I will be writing commentaries on all, when I catch them one way or another – or at least the ones I feel strongly about. Have to try and find Simpsons and others if I miss them somehow – Hulu? I know they used to have the FOX material but haven’t been there in a while to see.

Until next time, thanks for reading!