South Park Poignantly Tackles the 'Bully' Debacle in its Latest Episode
"Why you trying to trash talk our theatrical release?!" One of my favorite TV shows that has consistently been one of my favorites is South Park, but I don't get the opportunity to mention it much on here. I caught last night's episode and, as expected, it was a hilarious yet clever episode tackling two current issues: Harvey Weinstein's Bully doc and fight with the MPAA, and the Kony 2012 video Jason Russell incident in San Diego. There was a key moment midway through about movies (involving a studio exec bullying people) and it ends on a very poignant note regarding distribution. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to share this.
This is specifically the scene I'm referring to, but you can see their entire "Bully" episode online free here.
This is why I love this show. Not only was that a cleverly written scene that fits well in the context of the episode, but it outright slaps Hollywood (and all entertainment distributors) right in the face with that "if it needs to be seen by everybody" argument. Especially that huge pause after he says it the first time, and the fact that it gets repeated even more clearly. And that South Park is one of the few studios that immediately posts all of their episodes online to view for free. But isn't Kyle right? If they really want everyone to see Bully, even the PG-13 version, why not release it online for free? And show it everywhere they can, for free? Ah yes, capitalism. Again, this is why I love South Park, and how they address and confront current events.