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Matt and Trey Play 'April Fools' Joke Early
April 1, 2006 7:21 AM   Subscribe

Chef's death a ratings ploy. "The whole quitting thing was Matts idea. They were just starting their 10th season and were looking for a great idea to spark renewed interest in the show, and it did!" In other sad news, a real death HAS occured.
posted by UseyurBrain (17 comments total)

 
Dang, missed the post by caddis!
posted by UseyurBrain at 7:23 AM on April 1, 2006


Well that sucked.
posted by reklaw at 7:50 AM on April 1, 2006


I think I need to find an RSS feeder that ignores all posts from Internet Jackass Day.
posted by revgeorge at 7:56 AM on April 1, 2006


Hey, the South Park joke site is mine too too =] Glad you liked it hehe.
posted by Urgo at 8:19 AM on April 1, 2006


I think your first link is a 4/1 spoof.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 8:30 AM on April 1, 2006


I am a moron. Please ignore me.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 8:31 AM on April 1, 2006


I cannot stress enough how unfunny I find 99.99% of April Fool's day "pranks."
posted by Optimus Chyme at 8:35 AM on April 1, 2006


Here's why this one in particular sucks.

Isaac "Chef" Hayes, who made public that he was leaving South Park last month due to a the fact [sic] that Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the shows [sic] creators, made an episode making fun of his religion Scientology [sic], today announced in an exclusive interview with TVEps that this not the whole truth. [sic]

In the season ten premier [sic] of South Park two weeks ago, Hayes' [sic if you're a real pedant] character was the butt of every joke on the show, and eventually, by the end, died a horrific death. At the funeral, the characters all paid respects to Chef, noting that he was


Fooling people with a fake news article requires that the news outlet be somewhat plausible. This sounds like it was written by a twelve year-old and proofed by a nine year-old. Ugh.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 8:41 AM on April 1, 2006


I guess if you wanted to cause the most confusion in a terrorist attack on the US, you'd do it on April 1.
posted by HTuttle at 8:50 AM on April 1, 2006 [1 favorite]


Okay folks, Optimus has chimed in and April Fool's is not funny. REPEAT. NOT FUNNY. So just knock off, you darned kids.
posted by fenriq at 10:11 AM on April 1, 2006


This stuff would be so much better on some other day.
posted by kingfisher, his musclebound cat at 11:16 AM on April 1, 2006


This is easily the stupidest day of the year, internet or otherwise.
posted by puke & cry at 12:09 PM on April 1, 2006 [1 favorite]


I'm not sure if I find a prank less funny when it's completely incompetent or when it's too well done.

In any case, no one's going to believe that the supposed death of Bill Gates qualifies as "sad news," so this link definitely fell into the former category.
posted by bshock at 12:30 PM on April 1, 2006


Stupid ≠ Prank.
posted by cribcage at 1:00 PM on April 1, 2006


Anyone who spells "Hayes" as "Hays" is, well, I don't even have to finish this sentence. That's how bad the link above is.
posted by tommorris at 1:18 PM on April 1, 2006


I guess if you wanted to cause the most confusion in a terrorist attack on the US, you'd do it on April 1.

this comment is itself some kind of april fool's day prank, right? i mean, nobody is really this stupid. it's impossible.
posted by Hat Maui at 2:34 PM on April 1, 2006


Hat Maui, this is HTuttle we're dealing with here. Stupidity goes deeper than you may think.
posted by Jimbob at 11:00 PM on April 1, 2006


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