February 12, 2006

South Park can't get no disrespect

South Park has depicted Moses, Jesus, and Mohammed as cartoon superheroes in one of its episodes, reports the UK's Telegraph, without much protest from anyone, despite repeated showings on TV in the US and Europe. Could it be because South Park is funny? Quite by coincidence, all South Park episodes are currently downloadable free over here. The one with the Superheroes is The Super Best Friends (140MB).

Posted by Stefan at 12:54 PM GMT

about 200 Muslims rallied outside the offices of The Philadelphia Inquirer in the U.S. to express their anger over the newspaper's decision to reprint one of the cartoons

Posted by: mynewsbot on February 12, 2006 02:14 PM

That was a crap episode. I like the one where the boys accidentally get transported to Afghanistan, and Cartman has a Bugs Bunny-like chase with Osama.

Posted by: murray on February 12, 2006 02:30 PM

you mean this one?

Posted by: Stefan on February 12, 2006 03:46 PM

dunno, can't run the downloads - I lack a plug in, yet unhelpfully it's not telling me which plug-in.

Posted by: murray on February 12, 2006 04:27 PM

The South Park boys were smart and included all the major Judeo-Christian figures so as not to single out one.

Posted by: sac on February 13, 2006 03:18 PM

Could it be because South Park is funny?

Nope. That certainly can't be it.

It's because they rarely take a stand for or against anything.

Posted by: John E Thelin on February 22, 2006 10:48 PM