Aug. 22, 2006, 5:23 a.m. CST
This would be great news if not for the fact that they didn't write either movie from the start. I think that both the South Park movie and Team America were great, great comedies so I am all for more of the same.
Aug. 22, 2006, 5:28 a.m. CST
Aug. 22, 2006, 5:58 a.m. CST
especially someone whose previous screen credits include 'under siege'? i wager trey parker's stuff is 1000 times funnier than anything these guys could write.
Aug. 22, 2006, 6:24 a.m. CST
These guys can't do anything but rule. I am an absolutely devout South Park fan. Trey and Matt are perhaps the greatest satirists (of both pop culture and politics) of our time. (who am I kidding? Politics are nothing but pop culture)
Aug. 22, 2006, 6:43 a.m. CST
It's the final draft that they will get some help. I think that's a good idea. I am glad to see them tone it down a little. Even the greats sometimes need some to look at them and say..."um, no."
Aug. 22, 2006, 6:52 a.m. CST
South Park movie, especially THE ALL-AMERICAN, they can have it where the kids get a glimps in to their own High School future.
Aug. 22, 2006, 7:16 a.m. CST
Well, this news just revs me up on an otherwise dull Tuesday morn. Can't wait for GIANT MONSTERS ATTACK JAPAN as JF Lawton wrote one of the funniest unproduced scripts I've every read- FARTMAN!
Aug. 22, 2006, 7:28 a.m. CST
by Barney Hood
Are we to be flooded with literal titles during the coming couple of years?
Aug. 22, 2006, 7:35 a.m. CST
I think it was sometime before they suddenly turned into Republicans. (Although TEAM AMERICA was pretty funny, I'll admit.)
Aug. 22, 2006, 7:36 a.m. CST
I don't know how I will take a Parker and Stone family film?
Aug. 22, 2006, 7:37 a.m. CST
they always make a movie, lament about how much work it is, and then swear off making movies...and then after awhile they announce a new project....love those boy-os
Aug. 22, 2006, 7:42 a.m. CST
Do you even remember the first season? It was god awful. South Parks gets better each season...
Aug. 22, 2006, 8:05 a.m. CST
1st season is pretty bad in hindsight, I agree, but the last few seasons have been all but unwatchable. I didn't laugh once last season; gave up halfway through. They've gotten to the point where they have to make fun of other and much, much funnier shows? Sounds like sour grapes to me. FAMILY GUY is dumb, but its super smart and hilarious dumb; something SP hasn't touched in years. Nobody I know even watches SP anymore. Its a shame, cause it used to be really funny. I guess its a frat-guy thing? Dunno.
Aug. 22, 2006, 8:27 a.m. CST
by The Wrong Guy
Cannibal: The Musical was awesome; Orgazmo was awesome, South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut was awesome.Team America was pretty awesome...Heck, I even kinda lauged a lot during Baseketball. Funny dudes, that's all I'm saying. Whatever they put out, I'm there.
Aug. 22, 2006, 8:29 a.m. CST
All of this conjecture about a
Aug. 22, 2006, 8:33 a.m. CST
these guys aren't great, directors, they're great writers. why would they let someone else handle the writing duties and then revise their screenplay when I'm sure they'd come up with something much better if they just sat down and shat something out like they do with South Park each week?
Aug. 22, 2006, 9:03 a.m. CST
Aug. 22, 2006, 9:13 a.m. CST
Aug. 22, 2006, 9:33 a.m. CST
...and then craft it to suit their own sensibilities then I have to say, i'm very interested. Parker hasn't done live action filmaking since the brilliant Orgazmo. These guys should make a movie a year.
Aug. 22, 2006, 9:36 a.m. CST
by Lone Fox
But Parker/Stone film projects are in another league. 'I don't want to sound like a queer or nothing, but Depeche Mode are a really sweet band!'
Aug. 22, 2006, 9:37 a.m. CST
You know...cock push ups.
Aug. 22, 2006, 10:06 a.m. CST
At least work on a few episodes now. You can tinker with them around air time to make them a bit more current. The episodes from last mini-season just seemed so slopped together last minute, like an essay written 5 minutes before class. They really can't afford another season as bad as the last one.
Aug. 22, 2006, 10:15 a.m. CST
I'm just sayin'.
Aug. 22, 2006, 10:48 a.m. CST
I like what these guys do. I am there.
Aug. 22, 2006, 11:46 a.m. CST
This is one situation where I wouldn't mind if the producers screw with the writers, haha.
Aug. 22, 2006, 12:10 p.m. CST
Aug. 22, 2006, 12:13 p.m. CST
This past season of South Park was deplorable...a once brilliant show just left to rot by its creators. They wrote those last few episodes in about five minutes. I hope it was just because they were angry at Comedy Central and maybe they'll put some energy into it again. But most likely, they are just going to ride out their contracts and collect the cash while putting their hearts and time into these film projects while they produce perfunctory South Park episodes to be toned down further for syndication. Oh well, South Park has many brilliant years and if that's all we ever get from this point, we should still be somewhat grateful.
Aug. 22, 2006, 12:21 p.m. CST
They're going to be very involved with the scripting, but their South Park schedule probably didn't allow them to sit down and write whole screenplays. Knowing how these guys work, they'll probably rewrite the script all through production. I'm guessing they didn't want to get into another Team America situation where they were greenlighted and released within like, six months, without ever having finished the script. I'm sure they want someone to have a complete script they can go in and make completely warped. I wouldn't worry about it too much.
Aug. 22, 2006, 12:46 p.m. CST
Followed by "Everygirl Gets The Guy", and the blockbuster hit "Get Out Of The Building! It's On Fire and there's a Killer on the 27th Floor!" --- Soon we'll see movies called "This Strange Guy Is From Out of Town" and "Adam Sandler Makes Silly Noises Again" and people will flock to them. I love Matt & Trey (usually) but I can see the start of a trend here.
Aug. 22, 2006, 1:26 p.m. CST
I know that marionettes are hard to work with, but I need more Gary and the gang!
Aug. 22, 2006, 1:30 p.m. CST
You said they weren't writing it. Say what you will, but a funny director directing someone else's script doesn't really make it "their" movie. Sure, if these guys were auteurs, it'd be different, but they're not. The fact that they are adding to the scripts is nice, but my expectations and excitement are certainly lowered for these. South Park may be funnier now (all right, this season may not have been the best example, but recent years will show) than ever, and I think if a South Park movie were to come out now, it'd be even funnier than the first, and I hope the series ends with that.
Aug. 22, 2006, 2:22 p.m. CST
Aug. 22, 2006, 2:51 p.m. CST
Is the best idea I have ever heard in the history of ideas.
Aug. 22, 2006, 3:29 p.m. CST
And although it's brutally obvious, I never realized it. It's just a terribly written show. SURE, it's funny, but to just have a random cutaway where it's, "You think that's bad, remember the time I got a speeding ticket when I drove Mel Gibson?" is NOT good writing. South Park made that obvious, and although Family Guy does well (they have had a tremendous drop off asfter being revived though), I respect South Park a lot more. Simpsons and King of the Hill writers actualy sent Parker and Stone thank you baskets for dealing with Family Guy, as they themselves didn't have the guts to do it. And if you're looking for comedy that is purely derived from a plot that stays focussed, doesn't waver, and remains integrity, watch King of the Hill. It may be on it's last year, and most people may not give a fuck about it anymore, but it's probably the most consistently funny cartoon out there. It has good writing.
Aug. 22, 2006, 3:56 p.m. CST
for the homage/copycat/generic titles to start coming out after Snakes On a Plane - or is it just me?
Aug. 22, 2006, 4:33 p.m. CST
Imma gonna watch those movies
Aug. 22, 2006, 4:34 p.m. CST
and that would totally suck ass!
Aug. 22, 2006, 5:48 p.m. CST
Parker and Stone however did not write OR direct Baseketball, they simply acted in it.
Aug. 22, 2006, 6:19 p.m. CST
Well... you sure had me going on that other thread, I fell for your "pious Christian" act and actually waited to see if you would be there "all week"!!! So, what's it like living under a bridge, then?
Aug. 22, 2006, 8:57 p.m. CST
...Sent SP a basket: professional courtesy from two fellow over-the-hill, unfunny "message" cartoons that sometimes (ugh) wallow in sentimentality when they run out of laughs...like anyone gives a shit about Homer Simpson's marriage or Bobby Hill's love life. Cancel 'em all (and American Dad) and give Family Guy a thirty episode season!
Aug. 22, 2006, 9:28 p.m. CST
The episode "Don't Make Me Over", where Meg turns into a bombshell and Brian reveals that he is a "white dog" was fantastic. FG's sentimentality factor has actually decreased since the early episodes (and even then it was barely noticeable). SOUTH PARK is a cookie-cutter show that likes to believe that it's innovative, and frankly its outworn its welcome, much like KOTH and THE SIMPSONS.
Aug. 22, 2006, 9:31 p.m. CST
"Shh. I am narrating my life as if it were a DVD audio commentary".
Aug. 22, 2006, 10:10 p.m. CST
This is good news, especially if it's Man in Suitness, cause then SP, TA and it will form some kind of "Half assed" trilogy. http://k105.blogspot.com/
Aug. 23, 2006, 12:38 a.m. CST
by The Wrong Guy
Just no way near the class of SP or King of the Hill. New FG makes me laugh a lot more than new Simpsons though, that's for sure. And going by each of their last season's- American Dad's a better, funnier show than FG right now.
Aug. 23, 2006, 12:52 a.m. CST
The reason "South Park" has always worked and will continue to work is that within the satire, crudeness and vulgarity is a foundation of highly-observant, engaging stories about children, often engaged in fantastical situations. As much as the rip on the whole "kids on an adventure" genre, they GET why it works and the best "kid" eps of SP soar because of it. There's something real and heartfelt underneath the perversity in, say, the "LOTR" episode, "Cartman's Mom Is A Dirty Slut," "Awesome-O," etc. And as for Giant Monsters... "MechaStreisand" is all the evidence anyone needs that THAT will kick unholy amounts of ass.
Aug. 23, 2006, 5:53 a.m. CST
Seperate ways. Thank you Trey and Matt for bringing that about. Cruise is goign indie.
Aug. 23, 2006, 2:22 p.m. CST
by Yoda's Ball Sack
means two more turds in the water pipe.
Aug. 23, 2006, 4:10 p.m. CST
It is posssible to enjoy the work of more than one team of animators and/or production companies. Newer episodes of "The Simpsons" teeter between clever self-satire and forehead-slapping repetition. The writers have long admitted that all the really clever storylines and jokes have been set aside for the long-planned movie. The watered down new episodes almost always hinge on the shoe-horning in of a guest star in an almost "Family Guy" style celebrity non sequiter (albiet featuring the real person). "Family Guy" is funnier now than it was during its first run- ippecac drinking contest is classic. "American Dad" is okay to watch when abosolutly no other cartoons are on. "South Park" is still great, and I always look forward to new episodes of it- but i admit it's way better when the plots aren't about the show itself- or when they don't end on a preachy message built on a shakey premise. The funniest animated show on right now is "Venture Brothers" with "Wondershowzen" behind it, as it's not all cartoonimated.
Aug. 23, 2006, 4:14 p.m. CST
KOTH has always been smarter and more subtile than most live-action TV sitcoms. Anyone who doesn't realize that Mike Judge is a master of subtext needs to go back and watch them some Bevis y Butthead.
Aug. 24, 2006, 1:42 a.m. CST
I'm sure they'll push the envelope regardless of nickolodian
Aug. 24, 2006, 6:23 a.m. CST
There's more poo on South Park than in German pornography. This goes way beyond mere toilet humour towards some morbid interest bordering on coprophilia or (gag) coprophagia. If Parker and Stone wrote Family Guy, Stewie would be smearing "Death to Lois" on the walls with the contents of his nappies, Brian would leave dogpiles on the floor for Peter to step in, Chris would come down from his room covered in turds pelted at him by the Evil Monkey, and Meg...Oh who gives a shit about Meg.