The remarkability of South Park

I’ve never seen a television series, or maybe any other series, that has sustained a level of high quality as consistently and in as long a period as has South Park. Creative endeavors that crap out after so long is the norm.


8 Responses to “The remarkability of South Park”

  1. mad dog Says:

    Trey Parker and Matt Stone are libertarians.

  2. briankoontz Says:

    Yeah, although they are useless as political critics. What South Park does best is provides intelligent commentary on current events and a lot of excellent renditions of children and their perspectives. South Park is a far greater cartoon both for and about children than the vast majority of them, which dumb down and condescend to children under the idea that children are dumb and deserving of condescension.

    Other than being far more articulate, interesting, and over-the-top at times (usually for comedic effect) the children depicted in South Park are amazingly realistic.

    It’s tragic that so many critics ignore the greatest value of South Park, which is showing what a children’s cartoon should be and condemning such shows as Barney & Friends.

    I doubt there’s a better children’s program out there than South Park. I doubt there ever has been.

  3. mad dog Says:

    I would take the advice of Trey and Matt over that of most politicians and their advisors, even if they are cartoonists.

  4. briankoontz Says:

    You’re in trouble if that’s the choice available to you.

    South Park from a political perspective is a matter of “Mind your own business. Let it be.” That’s more a matter of *not* saying anything political than saying something political. And to the extent it says anything, it’s supportive of the status quo in the sense that it encourages people not to take political action.

  5. mad dog Says:

    Given the hysterical nonsense that passes off as politics in America, that’s actually a good thing.

  6. mad dog Says:

    I mean, just imagine if the religious right were to do this. Wouldn’t it be great if these fucktards were to shut the fuck up and mind their own damn businesses? Don’t you just want to shove a boot down Pat Robertson’s throat?

  7. briankoontz Says:

    I’m more interested in what can happen in the world than in what I can fantasize about. Reality is a lot more appealing insofar as it is a lot more important.

    But if you actually think that it’s possible that the religious right can be made to “mind their own business”, then by all means pursue that belief.

  8. Larry Brick Says:

    Good stuff.

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