South Park Satire Essay

1121 Words Apr 17th, 2008 5 Pages
Screw you guys, I’m going home Ever since 1997, South Park has revolutionized the cable TV scene as a profane and obscene program that isn’t afraid to mock religious, political, and cultural topics and not get away with at least offending somebody. Throughout its twelve seasons, some of the most prominent events in pop culture have suffered the wrath of ridicule from the show’s creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, and succeeded in making millions of Americans laugh until they cry. The creative genius behind these cultural and controversial statements has exalted the series to iconic status in our entertainment industry for its satirical voice in each episode. Throughout its ten years on air, South Park has broken multiple political, …show more content…
(Diaz). With right-winged topics and views, there are left-winged issues they support too, but they are implemented parallel to the conservative view. With politics, South Park finds their middle ground by piercing the excesses on both sides of an argument inside each episode by having opposing sides and view points in the plot (Jackson). There was once a conflict in one particular episode where Kenny is being kept on life support and the lawyer cannot find the last page of his will that states whether or not he would want to be kept alive on a machine. Stan and Kyle fought for Kenny to be kept alive and not to murder him by removing his feeding tube. Cartman, on the other hand, fought to have Kenny taken of the machines and become a vegetable. The theme, which is satirical of the Terri Schiavo decision, presents both sides of the political spectrum with logical and moral statements backing their reasons but no real political bias to one choice. Criticism of the media about crude humor, raunchiness of the subjects, and profane language are a common setback to the comedy, but Stone and Parker do not really pay any attention to what people criticize, because the viewers at home love the humor. “You have this really heavy social commentary. It's hilarious. It shows no mercy. I laugh and I get to feel like someone out there isn't scared of telling it like

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