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Last updated on July 27th, 2017 at 06:43 am

From Newsbusters:

“South Park,” the popular Comedy Central show about the misadventures of a group of four Colorado boys, criticized the news media Wednesday night for its overhyped coverage of Hurricane Katrina. In the episode, two of the boys, Stan Marsh and Eric Cartman, accidentally crash a boat into a beaver dam, flooding an entire town. In the aftermath, local and national media blame it on global warming, ridiculously exaggerate the extent of the damage, make up stories of rape, murder, “cannabilism,” and tell tales of “hundreds of millions” of deaths in a town of 8,000 people.

Hit the link for clips.

Posted by Tim B. on 10/20/2005 at 11:09 AM
    1. Saw this last night and it was the funniest episode I’ve ever seen (but I’m a new fan, so I haven’t seen that many).  The parents are also afraid that if they will go outside to rescue the boys they will freeze in the 70 billion degrees below zero temperature.  Stan tries to tell Kyle that the flooding wasn’t caused by global warming.  What caused it, Kyle asks, “George Bush?”

      It’s funny cuz it’s true…

      Posted by RK on 10/20 at 11:26 AM • permalink


    1. o/t source Oz -Irish journalist for the Guardian Rory Caroll has been kidnapped in Baghdad -breaking news.

      Posted by crash on 10/20 at 11:29 AM • permalink


    1. All they needed was a blonde sitting in a canoe in the middle of the street.

      Wait for the first sneeringly dismissive reference made by a newscaster with molded plastic hair.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 10/20 at 11:45 AM • permalink


    1. No red plastic cups??

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 10/20 at 11:53 AM • permalink


    1. They didn’t blame Canada?

      Posted by Mr. Bingley on 10/20 at 12:15 PM • permalink


    1. They also blamed the Jooooowssss!

      Sorta.  (Give me your Jew gold!)

      Posted by Kevin on 10/20 at 02:14 PM • permalink


    1. Why aren’t Geraldo and Shepherd Smith down in Cancun covering the tragedy that is George Bush’s Wilma?  Is it the off-season?

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 10/20 at 03:24 PM • permalink


    1. #5 How could anyone blame Canada?  They are good and pure and the source of enlightenment for the rest of us.

      #6 My husband didn’t get the Jew reference, since he had not received the memo from the Hollywood celebrities and peaceful Muslims that the Jews are the source of true evil in the world.  So, I had to inform them that we are now to blame them for everything.

      Posted by RK on 10/20 at 03:32 PM • permalink


    1. Oops, inform “him” not them.  For the record I only have one husband.

      Posted by RK on 10/20 at 03:34 PM • permalink


    1. What a great episode. It kept me from watching the Houston Astros-St.Louis Cardinals game. Don’t forget the Godfather 2 lake scene. Genius.

      Posted by bc on 10/20 at 03:36 PM • permalink


    1. Hope others, too, find South Park unwatchably unfunny. A very pathetic series.
      One lame premise padded, stretched for 25 sad minutes.
      I like its politics, its stance; I wish it wasn’t such a lazy, underwritten crap.
      Please liberate your minds and admit to yourself that it’s shit! I know it’s not easy.

      Posted by Honkie Hammer on 10/20 at 03:40 PM • permalink


    1. “Respect mah authoriteh!”

      Posted by mojo on 10/20 at 03:42 PM • permalink


    1. What should we watch instead, Honkie Hammer, art films about gay cowboys eating pudding?

      Posted by andycanuck on 10/20 at 04:22 PM • permalink


    1. Well, I don’t know about the pudding, but they’ve made a gay cowboy film.

      Posted by rick mcginnis on 10/20 at 04:34 PM • permalink


    1. It’s back to the Melbourne Farts Festival then!

      Posted by blogstrop on 10/20 at 05:23 PM • permalink


    1. I kinda agree with Honkie Hammer. The show does well at pushing the envelope, but that’s really the only thing it does well. I can’t say I find it “unwatchably unfunny”, but I’m not exactly seeking it out to watch either, because there’s only so much toilet humor I can take in any given month. Give me the Simpsons over that any day.

      Posted by PW on 10/20 at 05:28 PM • permalink


    1. simpsons are craporolla.

      south park has bite and isn’t afraid to get stuck into american society and deal with sensitive topics.

      the south park crew also made the team america film which really gave it to leftie hollywood celebs.

      Posted by vinny on 10/20 at 05:48 PM • permalink


    1. Since I didn’t catch it last night, can anyone tell me when it will rerun?  I know Comedy Channel usually reruns the again right away, but is it this Saturday, or when?  I’ll tape it.  (no tivo)

      Posted by JorgXMcKie on 10/20 at 06:06 PM • permalink


    1. The creators of South Park know it is crap.  And I believe the warning at the beginning of the show says the show is not suitable viewing for anyone.  At least that’s what I think it says, since I ignore the warning.  Yes, the show is raunchy, but it is very good satire.  Satire, by definition, holds no topics off limits.

      Posted by RK on 10/20 at 06:12 PM • permalink


    1. If they’d just cut out all the shit and fart and screwing corpses jokes it’d be the best show on TV.

      Posted by geoff on 10/20 at 06:43 PM • permalink


    1. If they’d just cut out all the shit and fart and screwing corpses jokes it’d be the best show on TV

      But then it’d never air.

      Comedy Central’s gotta have something to overshadow the semi-conservative message the show pushes.

      Posted by david on 10/20 at 06:52 PM • permalink


    1. Actually geoff, Cartman said it best way back in Episode One:

      OK! That does it!.

      The Visitors is still one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen on television.

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 10/20 at 06:57 PM • permalink


    1. I Broke the Dam

      Posted by JSthecorrect on 10/20 at 07:40 PM • permalink


    1. ‘South Park conservatives’ indeed.

      Posted by JamesP on 10/20 at 07:42 PM • permalink


    1. I live in the NO area and laughed my ass off.  Strangely, I haven’t seen many followups from the pompous asses who said Brown (FEMA guy) and Bush should have assigned someone to watch to news so they would know what was going on. HA!  I heard one of the National Guard commanders complaining because they were ordered to chase after each of the assine rumors that the media came up with.  Of course being a journalist means never having to say you’re sorry (unless losing a libel action).

      Posted by deadman on 10/20 at 07:51 PM • permalink


    1. Deadman—yeah, but your apology even then only has to be subscription only behind the Times’ firewall…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 10/20 at 08:00 PM • permalink


    1. South Park has its moments.

      I love it that it takes the piss out of everyone.

      It would be wrong to describe the lads as either left or right. They appear to be libertarians to me.

      Posted by Darlene Taylor on 10/20 at 08:44 PM • permalink


    1. Either Stone or Parker (can’t remember which) said, “We hate conservatives. But we really fucking hate liberals.”)

      The show always has a few too many too-far moments, but I love it. It’s one of those shows that makes you say, “Yes! That’s it! Somebody finally had the balls to say it!”

      Posted by Dave S. on 10/20 at 08:55 PM • permalink


    1. Well, I checked my dictionary, and ain’t nothing in there saying that “literally” means anything but, well, literal.

      Taranto’s right about this one. Unlike that goofy “Roe Effect” nonsense.

      Posted by Dave S. on 10/20 at 09:02 PM • permalink


    1. Dave S—there’s literally a virtual penumbra around the word “literally” that practically adapts it to whatever use the writer needs.  It’s a tough Roe to hoe for one word…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 10/20 at 09:08 PM • permalink


    1. #21 and #22

      Alright then. Maybe just the occasional shit and fart and screwing corpses joke.

      Posted by geoff on 10/20 at 09:10 PM • permalink


    1. Mr. Hankey is brilliant. Its potty humour (literally) though really slams the “Clover Moore’s” of this world.

      Posted by Nic on 10/20 at 09:15 PM • permalink


    1. Had my Beavis and Butthead moment at the subs desk the other night. Report referred to a spokesman for some local authority: Mr Hankey!!!

      Posted by slatts on 10/20 at 09:23 PM • permalink


    1. Even my mother-in-law knows about the Christmas Poo.

      South Park is an absolute pisscutter.

      Strangely SBS Monday nights used to be about the best TV of the week with MythBusters, South Park and Fat Pizza.

      Posted by Razor on 10/20 at 09:35 PM • permalink


    1. Sometimes wonder whether the people at SBS have ever actually watched an episode of South Park.
      If they had any idea how “right wing” it is, they would surely ditch it immediately.

      Or maybe South Park constitutes their evidence that they are not politically biased!

      Posted by Local oaf on 10/20 at 10:26 PM • permalink


    1. It can be awfully preachy for such a nihilistic show, and occasionally it’s offensive instead of funny rather than offensive and funny.  But a lot of the time, it’s both.

      Posted by sjens on 10/20 at 11:39 PM • permalink


    1. You can download episodes from and Matt and Trey are pretty cool about it.

      I broke the Dam.

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 10/21 at 12:14 AM • permalink


    1. thanks Dan Lewis, i was begining to think no one else had downloaded and watched it, as my witty “ I broke the Dam” went unresponded!

      Posted by JSthecorrect on 10/21 at 12:47 AM • permalink


    1. #38, no, I broke the dam!

      #34, Pisscutter? Nice!

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 10/21 at 02:35 AM • permalink


    1. You’re welcome.

      Posted by Razor on 10/21 at 03:26 AM • permalink


    1. It’s on sbs cause it offends the maximum amount of people (out of the 3% audience they have).Say no more.

      Posted by crash on 10/21 at 04:12 AM • permalink


    1. er..”ridiculous exaggeration” -Ian Mayes,the ombudsman for the Guardian investigates Benjamin Joffe Walt,Shanghai correspondent and his story about the ‘killing’ of democracy activist Lu Banglie by uniformed chinese mob.
      Says by his own admission Joffe -Walt had knowingly endangered his local chinese taxi driver by not mentioning the risks plus watched Lu’s beating from the car and left the scene without lifting a finger to help him.Lu’s eye was not out of it’s socket and the ligaments in his neck were not broken.
      Within a day Lu turned up 1500 km away in his home town,dizzy and bruised but with no serious injuries.The 25 yr old reporter’s main experience was 6 month’s on a South African newspaper until it closed.When he filed he was not asked how clearly he could see the things he was describing and the Guardian desk in London did not ask him of his state of mind at the time of writing.
      The report of Lu’s supposedly fatal beating has done as yet unknowable damage, not just to the Guardian and the journalist but to China’s grassroots democracy movement and perhaps to the practice of foreign journalism in China. (Catherine Armitage,China correspondent The Australian.)

      Posted by crash on 10/21 at 05:12 AM • permalink


    1. oops “months”.pbmf.

      Posted by crash on 10/21 at 05:14 AM • permalink


    1. I’m gonna have to start watching this show.

      The Simpsons on the other hand, who I LOVE more than almost anything, are beginning to get a little preachy and a little too topical for my liking, with unfunny jokes about unilateralism and America’s anthem being a hymn to war…nothing clever in all that.

      But I still LOVE you Simpsons!

      Posted by Brian on 10/21 at 06:39 AM • permalink


    1. Yes, it was interesting to hear the ABC’s PM program issue a mea culpa recently. They admitted that their report, based on this one, was incorrect.
      With blogs being (sometimes) attacked for inaccuracies (not to mention oafishness) it was music to my ears.

      Posted by blogstrop on 10/21 at 06:45 AM • permalink


    1. I haven’t seen any raping, looting or killing, but I am reporting it.
      I broke the dam.

      Posted by Latino on 10/21 at 09:11 AM • permalink


    1. I didn’t break the dam, but I’m pretty sure I would have, if I only got this joke.  But I don’t.

      Posted by Stoop Davy Dave on 10/21 at 12:23 PM • permalink


    1. I saw someone committing pyronecrophilia!  OMG!!  It killed Kenny!!

      Posted by JorgXMcKie on 10/21 at 01:09 PM • permalink


    1. Hilarious,bloody hilarious.

      Posted by starboardside on 10/21 at 06:27 PM • permalink


    1. paid to have the damn broken.

      What, you think all those years in the service of Our Dark Master Karl and I learned nothing?

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 10/21 at 07:12 PM • permalink


    1. #47 – Go to , download the episode and watch.

      All will become clear.

      Goddamnit, I broke the damn!

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 10/21 at 09:06 PM • permalink


    1. “Your doing a heck of a job Brownie,” Commander in Chimp.

      Posted by timmys still a wingnut on 10/22 at 12:15 AM • permalink


    1. Cheers for the link Dan…very funny.

      It’s only 33Mb

      I broke the dam! – lol

      Posted by Srekwah on 10/22 at 06:27 AM • permalink


    1. I told Dan Rather GWB’s old National guard records were in the dam, so HE broke the dam

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 10/22 at 10:25 AM • permalink


  1. I broke the dam = I am spartacus.  Sort of.

    Was the fight in the burning building over the jew gold an homage to something?  It had that feel but I can’t figure it out.

    George Bush hates beavers!

    Posted by Kevin on 10/22 at 12:15 PM • permalink