With occasional reflection on the perpetual absurdity/intrigue of life and society in general.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

South Park Celebrates 14 Years Of Fart Jokes

The sitcom South Park debuted on Aug. 13, 1997. It is Comedy Central's highest- rated and longest-running show. South Park has received a Peabody Award as well as four Emmy Awards.
The bawdy, crudely animated sitcom South Park is about to celebrate its 200th episode. Creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone go behind the scenes of some of their favorite episodes — and explain how they come up with the weekly parodies.

If the English have taught us anything, it's this - When all else fails, everything is gloomy, and there seems no hope, resort to the fart joke. American comedy has run with this concept for decades. However, I don't think anyone is fooled anymore - there's something unusually smart behind these fowl mouthed kids and fart jokes.

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