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Every Celebrity "South Park" Has Mocked
posted by guiseroom (22 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
personal favorite- Rob Schneider is ..... The Stapler!!
posted by mannequito at 4:13 PM on February 27, 2013 [2 favorites]


Smith, Robert It takes the mopey lead singer of the Cure, in the form of a giant moth, to destroy the evil Streisand.

What a crock. Trey Parker is a huge Cure fan and invited Mr. Smith to do a voice cameo in an episode where his cartoon alter-ego defeats the evil Barbara Streisand. Nothing about Smith's portrayal suggests anything other than complete respect. South Park did not mock Robert Smith - they paid tribute to him.
posted by item at 4:17 PM on February 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


It's a minority opinion, I know, but my all-time favourite South Park episode is the one featuring Oprah, Towelie, Minge and Gary.
posted by The Card Cheat at 4:17 PM on February 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


> What a crock.

Similarly, the episode mentioned for Pope Benedict really wasn't mocking him, nor the Church then, they were just using him as a prop for a joke. Although, he did get bled on, but that's not the same as mocking him for being a Nazi or whatever. There were several others like that, so I guess this list is kind of puffed out.

I've seen too many episodes of that damned show.
posted by Burhanistan at 4:22 PM on February 27, 2013


They missed David Caruso.
posted by Snarl Furillo at 4:26 PM on February 27, 2013


Oh, never mind, this is a list of celebrities. Got it.
posted by Snarl Furillo at 4:26 PM on February 27, 2013 [6 favorites]


Isn't the whole purpose of that show to make the entirety of existence seem as ugly and banal as possible? I can't think of anything they haven't mocked formulaically at this point.
posted by MrVisible at 4:30 PM on February 27, 2013


How in the hell is Michael Stipe not on this list?
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 4:41 PM on February 27, 2013


Trey Parker is a huge Cure fan

I'm a huge metal/buttrock fan and I loved Spinal Tap. You can love an artist and still see the humor potential in them.
posted by jonmc at 4:49 PM on February 27, 2013 [2 favorites]


MrVisible says: I can't think of anything they haven't mocked formulaically at this point.

I can think of plenty.

O'Reilly, Bill Portrayed as a level-headed moderator who books guests with labels such as "pissed-off redneck" and "aging hippie liberal douche." (S8)

Wow. Such mockery. O'Reilly as level-headed is a joke in itself but way too subtle for "South Park's" lowest-common-denominator-IQ humor.

Some extremely mockable conservatives are prominently missing from that list: Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter (they missed an opportunity for "skinny bitch" jokes? then again, never had Ariana Huffington or Bill Maher either, so they must've been watching Leno), Paul Ryan (but his entire national prominence may have been between seasons), Michelle Bachmann and her totally-not-big-gay-hubby, Karl "Turd Blossom!!!" Rove, "Fox and Friends"...

Mitt Romney and Ron Paul were footnotes in Newt Gingrich's listing. John McCain & Sarah Palin only appear in one bit with the Obamas (as jewel thieves? yawn).

And they got Glenn Beck, but that may have been under orders from Roger Ailes.

Stephen Baldwin was the only Baldwin brother listed, but after "Team America: World Police", maybe they thought Alec Baldwin had had enough. Wimps.

And check out their mocking of billionaires (including notable liberals and conservatives):
Forbes, Steve Invited for a first look at a new mode of transportation called "IT," and seen in a black limo. Other attendees arriving for the sneak peek: Steve Jobs in a white limo, Ted Turner in a helicopter, Donald Trump in a private jet, and a runny-nosed Yasmine Bleeth in a crappy car.
You know what they call "speaking truth to power"? THAT AIN'T IT.

"South Park" has consciously avoided mocking MOST of what has genuinely hurt America over its too-many years on the air. Which makes it equal to Honey BooBoo in its value to our cultural conversation. Probably the single most over-rated media entity of the last 20 years (and yes, that includes Seth "Asscar" MacFarlane). And I stand by my assertion that "Trey Gets Stoned" was the equal of everything they've done. (I'm not saying it was GOOD)

Also, Rob Schneider is NOT The Stapler. THIS GUY IS "THE STAPLER"!!!
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:11 PM on February 27, 2013 [4 favorites]


Stephen Baldwin was the only Baldwin brother listed, but after "Team America: World Police", maybe they thought Alec Baldwin had had enough.

Didn't they kill the entire family off in the movie?
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 5:29 PM on February 27, 2013


Sorry they don't pick on the people you want them to pick on. But as far as I know, that's not their job.

When I watch South Park, I don't have a list of enemies that I expect them to go after. I just want to laugh.

It may not have much value in your cultural conversation, but it has plenty of value in mine, thank you very much.
posted by KHAAAN! at 5:30 PM on February 27, 2013 [3 favorites]


They're really smart and clever people, but their politics suck ass.

Last night I caught a bit of an episode with a really clever premise "My Future Self n' Me". It was great until this piece of dialog:
Sharon: It's just a little weird having people lying to our boy like this.

Director: Well, you know what us ultra-liberals say, when it comes to children and drugs, lies are OK. The ends justify the means. We'll take smoking, for instance. The truth is there's no hard evidence that second-hand smoke can kill but, we believe it's okay to lie about it as long as it gets people to stop smoking.

Sharon: Well that makes sense.

Director: So it is with everything here at Motivation Corp. It's okay for us to lie and tell kids that all marijuana supports terrorism. [a shot of a marijuana leaf superimposed over the burning World Trade Center] Or that... one pill of Ecstacy is gonna kill them. It's not necessarily true, but the ends justify the means.
It's kind of brilliant, somehow making legions of adolescent boys believe that "marijuana = terrorism" is an idea promoted by those dumb liberals. Watching the show is kind of like listening to your uncle, who tells really funny stories but occasionally drops a line about "the dirty thieving Baptist who are wrecking the neighborhood".
posted by benito.strauss at 5:58 PM on February 27, 2013 [6 favorites]


I'm a die-hard Simpsons fan and I like Family Guy but South Park is on a whole other level.
posted by Plug1 at 6:16 PM on February 27, 2013


Yeah, some of their mockery is shallow and reveals a political slant (Michael Moore is a fat food-obsessed slob! Har-har!) but I find it very easy to forgive the creators of the 21st century's greatest work of satire.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 6:38 PM on February 27, 2013


"South Park's" lowest-common-denominator-IQ humor.

You're thinking of Family Guy
posted by Palmfrond at 7:39 PM on February 27, 2013


> "South Park's" lowest-common-denominator-IQ humor.

You're thinking of Family Guy.


Shit, if this is gonna be that kind of party, I'm gonna go stick my dick in the mashed potatoes.
posted by benito.strauss at 9:37 PM on February 27, 2013 [2 favorites]


> > "South Park's" lowest-common-denominator-IQ humor.

> You're thinking of Family Guy.

Shit, if this is gonna be that kind of party, I'm gonna go stick my dick in the mashed potatoes.


That reminds me of the time the Lucky Charms leprechaun chaperoned prom.
posted by DigDoug at 6:05 AM on February 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


The only person that South Park brilliantly mocks is Cartman. Their forays into politics and celebrity culture always feel a bit meh to me, but the episodes that focus on the kids are great.
posted by leopard at 7:43 AM on February 28, 2013


They backtracked on the Ben Affleck hating with the recent Going Native episode, seeming to go out of their way to have Butters say he was a great director.
posted by Callicvol at 8:32 AM on February 28, 2013


They're shallow libertarians, so expecting any great political sophistication out of them is pointless.
posted by MartinWisse at 12:40 PM on February 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


/takes dick out of the mashed potatoes

They're shallow libertarians whose opinions are echoed by too many people who go on to vote based on them — heard of the Tea Party? It is worth the time to point out their biases and inaccuracies.
posted by benito.strauss at 3:23 PM on February 28, 2013


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