The Monty Python gang want to work with South Park.
Terry Jones is reuniting with his old comedy collaborators John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Eric Idle for the Monty Python Live (Mostly) show, and he claims the controversial American animation is the modern-day equivalent of their iconic British sketch show, Monty Python's Flying Circus.
"It's so successful and brilliant. It makes me laugh. We'd like to do something with them but I don't know yet because it's early days for the Python reunion. Besides, I'm just getting used to being in my 70s," the 71-year-old star told The Sun newspaper.
Terry credits South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker - who have admitted the show's style of animation is inspired by the paper cut-out cartoons made by Terry Gilliam for Monty Python's Flying Circus and have cited the group's work as a major inspiration - for making the Pythons' reunion happen in the first place: "They sparked it off when they said they'd like to do a show with us - they were big followers of Monty Python. That sowed the seed of the Python reunion," he explained.
Park will use a frequented satire target to poke fun at the royal nuptials: Canada. The girl who is “aboot to be Princess of Canada” gets kidnapped, sending North America into a massive uproar. The Queen Mum is also featured in the episode. Watch the teaser for the episode in the video above.
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As 2010 comes to a close, we figured it'd be interesting to relive the biggest stories of the year here on TV Envy. We've gone through our logs and have compiled the top ten most popular posts for the year. What was number one? Bachelor Jake Pavleka guaranteeing that he will become a member of the Mile-High Club. Other notable inclusions are the South Park Coon mystery, the turmoil of American Idol season 9, and the death of Phil Harris. Click on through for the full list, and have a fantastic new year!
Many South Park fans remember the 2008 “Canada on Strike” episode, which celebrated/parodied some of the Internet’s biggest YouTube sensations. The “Chocolate Rain” guy, dramatic gopher and "Star Wars kid" were all portrayed in the episode … but none of them are the one who’s suing the show.
South Park, cable network Comedy Central and parent company Viacom are being collectively sued for copyright infringement of the YouTube hit “What What (in the Butt).” The video, which has scored over 33 million views, was re-made on Park, with Butters playing the role of YouTube singer Samwell. The video above shows a comparison of the two videos, highlighting the similarities.
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Since the introduction of Mysterion to South Park in Season 13, the fan community has speculated on the “real” identity of the character.
Mysterion appeared in “The Coon,” a Dark Knight parody starring Eric Cartman as the superhero title character. Cartman’s dreams of glory were foiled when another superhero turned up suddenly ... with a cooler costume and a much more secret identity.
And the superhero’s haunting tagline, “Who is Mysterion?” has sparked debate among fans ever since. Wednesday night revealed the second chapter in the ongoing South Park superhero society (aptly named Coon and Friends) … yet, we still don’t have an answer to the burning question.
Although South Park's creators are known for producing controversial content, they don't usually say sorry for it.
Late last week, Trey Parker and Matt Stone apologized to the writers of a CollegeHumor.com video after they accidentally copied original content. Although the episode ("Insheeption") incorporated several lines from a clip called "Inception Characters Don't Understand Inception," Stone and Parker said they didn't know what they had done.
In an attempt to do an Inception-based episode, Matt and Trey tried to watch the movie for themselves -- unfortunately, they struck out finding a theater showing or a copy of the film. That is when they came across the College Humor clip (which can be seen after the jump).
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South Park typically pulled no punches Wednesday night when mocking reality TV shows Jersey Shore and the Real Housewives of New Jersey. Now, some of the targets of the jokes have responded to seeing themselves immortalized in animation.
Former Housewives cast member Danielle Staub managed to take it all in stride. “I was pleasantly surprised it wasn’t just me being made fun of for a change,” she laughed. Staub said she was “honored to be mocked” by South Park, adding “Poor Snooki though! I got off easy compared to her!”
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No one is safe when Trey Parker and Matt Stone are creating new episodes of South Park.
MTV’s Jersey Shore became the latest target of the series - but why stop there? The show also dissed Real Housewives and displayed a lot of ill humor by making an Al Qaeda connection.
But it was Snooki, the famously poofed reality star, who got the worst of it. Follow the jump to view the video that we’re pretty sure is going to send her right over the edge…
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South Park will make MTV’s Jersey Shore even more laughable on Wednesday night. That’s when the reality series will be spoofed on the animated series. The episode features “Jerseyites” who arrive in Colorado. Randy and Stan Marsh will defend the town against the onslaught.
The cast of Jersey Shore are looking forward to seeing themselves on Comedy Central. “I Always Wanted To Be On South Park !!!” Pauly D tweeted upon hearing the new. “SOUTH PARK GOES JERSEY SHORE! WEDNESDAY! Yes! Finally!!!!!” Snooki added moments later.
Let’s hope they’re still being good sports come Thursday morning.
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Comedy Central’s new animated series is still little more than a twinkle in the eye of the cable network. So far, there is no film on the series and nothing has officially started, but even so a religion-based coalition is doing absolutely everything in their power to put it to a stop. It’s sort of like trying to halt production on a car that’s still being debated on the drawing board.
The cable network made waves when it announced upcoming plans for an animated series starring Jesus Christ (son of God, water into wine, that one), but now the disturbance has turned into a typhoon of conservative proportions.
The presidents of the Media Research Center, Family Research Council, Catholic League and Television Council have helped to form the Coalition Against Religious Bigotry. Also in the fight: reps from the American Alliance of Jews and Christians and a talk radio host. Their first target: a tiny little animated comedy series which doesn’t even exist yet.
Anyone else get the feeling that maybe the Coalition Against Religious Bigotry has bigger fish to fry? (Pun intended).
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