South Park - black friday/console wars/game of thrones special

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  1. Joe88
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    Overall south park has been pretty terrible this season, putting in nsa, obamacare, miley cryis, and zimmerman references just to make its self relevant.
    But last night changed all that when the focus switched onto the console wars of xbox one vs ps4 (no wii u :tpi:
    ) with game of thrones and black friday as sub plots. Most of the dialog seemed ripped straight from the ign forums. Looks like it will be a 2 part episode since it ended on a cliff hanger.

    You can watch part one here:
    http://www.southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s17e07-black-friday
     


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    Personally I thought this was probably the weaker of the episodes this series, by no means bad and I would agree there have not been any belters this series so far but still one of the weaker ones.
     
  3. jacksprat1990

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    South Park has been terrible for a long time. Series 10 onwards just sucks all kinds of ass.
     
  4. omgpwn666

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    I feel like the quality of South Park has never changed... It was always a weird show with terrible art, lots of cussing, quickly unrealistic escalated plots, and random life references like, Rosie O'Donnell, Mel Gibson, and Ben Affleck.
     
  5. ShadowSoldier

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    I actually won't be surprised if the WiiU ends up winning.

    But yeah, I loved this episode so much. The other episode last week too was pretty good too, but this one just blew it out of the water.

    I do have to wonder though, if this is some of the content Matt and Trey took out of the game to make into the show, because if so, that's fucking awesome. And nice little jab at Obsidian Entertainment too in the show.
     
  6. bezem

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    They took a jab at themselves when they mentioned pre-orders and those jerks in California not being done yet (Stick of Truth anyone?) :)
     
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    I like how everyone is hating on the new episodes of South Park because they have references when South Park has been a reference show since very early on and the episodes when it just "did its own thing" were absolute shit. Remember the first few seasons of South Park? Remember how they were not funny? I do.

    I saw the Obamacare one and I thought it was kinda funny. More so because of the technology-in-schools metaphor and how that's like how it really is in schools. I thought it was a cute joke and I actually would've liked the episode a lot better if they just didn't try relating it to Obamacare at all.

    It's the animated equivalent of SNL, it's pumped out in a week so the writing is super hit-and-miss but it relies mostly on quantity over quality to be funny. There's tons of shit South Park episodes but there's also a lot of great ones. That's what makes the show so endearing.
     
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    All things considered, if my local store would offer 80% off for the first 30 buyers on "Black Friday" (...a holiday which we unfortunately don't have, nor an equivalent) I would likely be plotting how to "get in first" myself.
     
  9. Vengenceonu

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    Someone would be trampled to death again at those prices. On another note, doesn't Poland have a time of year for holiday shopping (USA - black friday, Canada - Boxing day, Poland - Dyngus day?)?
     
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    Dyngus Day? Wat?

    If you're refering to Śmingus-Dyngus then no, the holiday isn't about shopping and it's nowhere near Christmas. Śmingus-Dyngus is actually a "merged" version of two holidays and it has quite a history, but contemporarily it takes place on the Easter Monday and it's all about squirting people with water using whatever means (anything between a watergun and a bucket is perfectly acceptable although frowned upon when excessive :tpi: ) in celebration of the coming of spring.
     
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    Sounds like April Fools day but with water. Guess the Polish will be missing out on the Brack Friday Bunduru.
     
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    Black Friday is a joke and nothing to be jealous of. The sales are never that good; certainly not good enough to get up at the crack of dawn for. People are stupid sheep.
    This article is exactly the reason why Black Friday should be frowned upon. South Park was right to lampoon it.
     
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    South Park is great, they pop out a few stupid ones every now and then but it doesn't matter Trey & Matt are funny as hell and South Park will be around for a very long time.
     
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    Eh... it's not really worth it.

    Here in Canada we have Boxing Day, but like 90% of the stores have the boxing day sale for a week. If only I had a damn job to get money then I would go out, but still.
     
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    Lots of Xbox One commercials.
     
  17. Joe88
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    yeah that, there was like 3 per commercial break plus before and after the ep
     
  18. FireGrey

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    I like the Black Friday plot more, the console war really feels like the subplot in this to me.
     
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    well originally the 3rd part was meant to air today but b/c of their power failure a few weeks ago delaying all the episodes by a week, the 3rd part got pushed to AFTER thanksgiving.. that delaying BF by 1 week joke was a jab at themselves for not being able to finish that episode, they are on holiday next week, making part 3 air on Dec 4th

    i think the wiiU will make the surprise appearance in the 3rd part, likely with a big 96% off sale sign on them , and all the BF shoppers buy those instead, leaving every kid in south park with a wiiU.. maybe Mario is guarding the ps4/xb1 or something ninty related preventing shoppers from buying them?
     
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    lol @ trying to predict a south park episode
     
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