Monday, April 24, 2006

There's A Lot To Learn From Cartoons

There are a few shows I watch on a regular or semi-regular basis. One of them is South Park. For the most part, I find South Park to be brilliant. They take real issues, throw in some crudeness, and using the worst graphics make some of the best points. They had a two part episode that aired recently that truly brings out this point. In the episodes, all of America was freaking out because Family Guy was going to air an episode with the prophet mohhamed. To make a long story short, Family Guy aired the episode, showing mohhamed, and as revenge, muslim TV showed Jesus defacating on George Bush and the American flag. In the actual episode of South Park, comedy central wouldnt allow them to show Mohhamed, so at that point where (stay with me) on South Park they were watching Family Guy and Mohammed appeared, the screen went black and said "Comedy Central wont allow us to air this part. Mohhamad gives Peter a hat." But later in the episode Comedy Central had no problem airing Jesus crapping on George W and on America. Brilliantly showing the hypocrisy that we live in today. Comedy Central has no problem airing god as a flying pink elephant, Jesus on a regular basis, nonstop anti-semitic, anti black, anti gay slurs, anti-whatever-else-is-out-there-ness, but they wont show Mohhammed. In the episode, Cartman wants the Family Guy episode not to be shown, ostensibly because its offensive to muslims, but really it's because he hates Family Guy and says that once the Muslims can get a show removed that they dont like, then so can everyone else, and in the end Family Guy will be forced off the air. Kyle argues that the epsiode should be shown for the same reason, because once you allow one group to supress something, you open the door to everyone else to get away with what they dont like.
I thought about this as I walked past a paint-splotched ad the other day. Ads with pictures of women, not necessarily imoodestly dressed, get paint thrown at them at a regular basis. This happens very often, but I have yet to hear of anyone getting arrested for it. The people that do that sicken me. The city (or Egged, whoever own the bus stop ad spots) should put a provocative ad, and then either put up a hidden camera, or have someone waiting there to ambush people that throw the paint. By allowing this to go on, we're encouraging the attitude that "I don't agree with it, so I can destroy it". Its this same attitude that allows people to burn garbage bins in the street, costing the city tens of thousands of dollars, because they think someone was jailed unfairly. These Jews are scarily close to Islamic fundamentalists, and need to be stopped now.


Blogger menachem said...

of course, the real irony is that south park actually had an episode with mohammed, back in season 5

the real gem from season 5, though, was the classic "scott tenorman must die."

2:49 AM  
Blogger Just Shu said...

I have a bad feeling that the suth park that we have come to know and love will never be the same if Comedy Central continues to force their will on the writers. I'm guessing it started with the Scientology Episode that pissed off Tom Cruise and got Chef to quit. Now they wont show mohammed because it will cause riots - who knows what is next.

I heard that South Park had an episode with Family Guy, but I didnt hear why, never heard anything about the Family Guy doing an episode with Mohammed, completely under the radar.

Scott tenorman must die is my favorite South Park episode. Menachem I feel like we saw it together

4:39 AM  
Blogger menachem said...

we did see it together, i think we watched it 3 times in one day. i just downloaded it lsst night and watched it again. easily the best episode

11:35 AM  
Blogger stillruleall said...

scott tenorman must die was by far the most diabolical thing I've ever seen. It was mentioned in the Mohammad episodes. He meets Bart Simpson who also wants to stop Family Guy. Bart tells him that he's a really bad guy, he once stole the head off a statue. Cartman says thats nice, once a boy pissed him off so he fed him his parents in a bowl of chili. Bart agrees that Cartman is worse.

2:58 PM  

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