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Started by big egg, August 06, 2021, 01:10:41 PM
QuoteThe show is 22 minutes. It's a sitcom. It is ancient, in a way. But we still really love that. At the same time, you come up with an idea and realize it's longer than 22 minutes. There are "South Park" episodes that are high concept enough where if you wanted to make a movie you could. We wanna scratch both itches. We feel like we can.We have this idea where the first ones for Paramount+ are "South Park" but not quite. We have a high concept idea for the first one to set it apart. But right after that we go back and do a six-episode run for Comedy Central and HBO Max, probably at the end of this year or early next year. The classic kind.But the movie first -- either in one part or broken up in two. We think of it creatively as one big piece. Like a 90-minute movie.
Quote from: steveh on November 19, 2021, 09:08:16 AMTrailer for the first of the movies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh-8T1_QU-U.Seems likely this will be held back in the UK until Paramount+ launches 'early in 2022'.
Quote from: up_the_hampipe on November 19, 2021, 11:13:53 PMIs this going to be a parody of IT Chapter Two?
Quote from: Dickie_Anders on November 20, 2021, 05:57:18 PMIf any of the main characters had to be deleted from the show, it'd probably be Stan, wouldn't it? Not much to him. At this point I suppose he works best as the disapproving son to Randy's stupidity
Quote from: Dickie_Anders on November 20, 2021, 05:57:18 PMAt its best the show is pretty untouchable, up there with the best of early Simpsons imo. It took a while for them to figure it out though. Those early series are rough. It's mad to see them go from coasting on the novelty of paper cut-outs swearing and doing poo jokes on TV to beautifully written comedy like The Losing Edge or All About Mormons. Season 7 is when the show got truly great imo.
Quote from: Mobbd on November 23, 2021, 11:13:45 AMFuck it, I still like South Park and I welcome six more seasons.I kinda wish it weren't so granular in its subject matter these days but I'm always happy to catch up with it. I kinda can't believe it's still going; it's like a lovely gift.I'm going to compare it (yes, South Park) to Pharoah Sanders working with the London Philharmonic Orchestra last year: hardly their best work but it's a beautiful and unlikely miracle that we can have it at all.On the granularity of the subject matter, I kinda hope it won't matter when rewatching them in the future. An episode about the Somali Pirates a few years ago (very much a news story at the time) is pretty funny now and you don't really need to know about or remember the Somali Pirates panic. If you read Screen Burn, Charlie Brooker's first collection of TV criticism, it doesn't matter if you don't remember the long-forgotten cable shows he's talking about -- he may be making them up for all you know -- because the writing and humour transcend it. I do hope that happens with South Park, but we shall see.The 6 Days to Air documentary was superb. I know it was a while ago now but it's still in the era of "South Park not being good anymore" (it involved the making of the "Human Centipad" episode, which doubly dates it). As well as showing the commitment and effort and love that goes into the show, the doc was a well-made thing in its own right. I liked spotting things in the studio like the poster for Bigger, Longer & Uncut (and I think an Officer Barbradey plush toy from the first wave of the show's popularity), showing that Matt and Trey haven't forgotten what they're making. I can't imagine CBS's Star Trek production offices having Deep Space 9 posters up today. It doesn't feel like some cuckolded zombie franchise like The Simpsons or Ghostbusters or Star Wars; they're still making the same thing, not emulating it.Their way of working during the pandemic was commendable and the Pandemic Special was very comforting somehow; to see the things you're still terrified by passing into the realm of South Park for processing.
Quote from: Noodle Lizard on November 23, 2021, 06:21:24 PMbut it feels as though the comedic spark from earlier seasons (and the first game) has gone
Quote from: Old Nehamkin on November 27, 2021, 08:56:40 AMDid anyone watch the Post-Covid special then?
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