Of all the exciting new album streams around these parts lately, I'm not sure I can pretend any had me as excited as what is currently gracing the interwebs courtesy of NPR in the form of the cast recording for The Book Of Mormon from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q's Robert Lopez. From all accounts the real thing is as great as you would expect if you have a working sense of humor, but this is the first time anyone that hasn't visited New York in 2011 has had a chance to hear some of the tunes. As a surprise to absolutely nobody they're amazing. Since a run through the album gives a good semblance of plot I don't want to talk too much about it, but I'd strongly recommend a listen or ten for fans.
As of now "Just like Jesus I'm growing a pair" may be might favorite line, but it certainly was not an easy decision. The album will see a digital release on May 17th and a physical release on June 7th. That's what she said.
The wonderful world of South Park returns this Wednesday for the fifteenth season premiere with the incredibly awesome sounding "HUMANCENTiPAD". The official description sounds just as awesome as you'd expect.
Kyle is intimately involved in the development of a revolutionary new product that is about to be launched by Apple. Meanwhile, Cartman doesn't even have a regular iPad yet. He blames his mother.
Bitter Cartman, making fun of Apple and Human Centipede references. Oh how I love you time of year when South Park episodes are on. Unfortunately this week also marks the countdown of only seven weeks of new South Park joy until the long wait til the fall. Oh how I hate you time of year when South Park episodes aren't on.
Here's a nice little preview clip of Steve Jobs announcing his latest wonder toy. I'm waiting for V2 so they can work the kinks out. [via south park studios]
When we first saw the abomination that is the new Mebron James advertising campaign we were so excited that we had to start a Douches In Advertising section. What that may have lacked in execution and hilarity certainly was compensated by a large heaping with heart. Thankfully some people much funnier than I went on ahead and did their own little parody of the commercial on a little show known as South Park. In the second of a three part super hero episode, Captain Hindsight is forced to question his actions and image, much like the Queen does in her new ad, although this one has a lot more honesty involved. The final episode of the Coon & Friends saga "Coon Vs. Coon & Friends" airs tonight at 10pm EST on Comedy Central.
There was a lot made about the recent South Park epsiodes that got that radical terrorist site to spew some hate and thinly veiled threats. While I am in no way claiming that their threats should be ignored, I'm starting to get the feeling that the real danger may lie in the scariest of "races", Gingers. Here is their sure-to-be-serial-killer-if-he-isn't-already leader making yet another plea with South Park to leave his "race" alone. This kid is angry, I mean me after they cancelled The Tony Danza Show angry. Seriously, the fact that this kid's parents let him have a video camera let alone computer access after his last several rants is mind blowing. I'm guessing they're in the south, or as my friend Pablo likes to call it Ginger Country.
Also is "ginger and proud of it" the best sign off ever for a stop calling us gingers rant?
There were rumblings about South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker trying to put together a Broadway type musical about Mormons a couple years ago, which seemed easy to dismiss based on the various components and the whole Broadway factor. That is only if you forgot the first rule of fight club which is of course "Don't ever doubt the makers of Cartman."
THE BOOK OF MORMON, a new original musical comedy from “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q composer and co-creator Robert Lopez, will premiere on Broadway in March, 2011. The world premiere will be directed by Jason Moore and Trey Parker.
“Growing up in Colorado, a lot of our friends were Mormons and we always thought their book would make a great musical,” Parker and Stone said. “We loved Avenue Q and are having a blast working with Bobby Lopez. Having a show on Broadway is a dream come true for us and we can’t wait to share THE BOOK OF MORMON with everyone.” [via bbbblogger]
That might be one of my favorite quotes the guys have ever said, "we always thought their book would make a great musical." It's as nonchalant as if they were talking about some Roald Dahl book. So awesome. Most of you are probably aware that Parker is a jedi musician aside from his dayjob as a funnyman, so the singing dancing bits will be nothing if not inspired. Is there anyone out there that honestly doesn't think this will be the greatest musical in the history of Mormon based musicals? I'm feeling pretty confident.
Just in case you forgot here is the South Park take on Joseph Smith and his dum dum dum dum dum story. Anyone want to make a trip to New York next march? [via twentyfourbit]
Tonight will see the airing of the 200th episode of the best show on television, South Park. To commemorate the occasion a bunch of people are running stories about the show's creators and official jedis of awesome, Trey Parker and Matt Stone. If you like listening to really smart funny people talk about things you might want to check out a couple of my favorites.
The video below is from an interview with Boing Boing's Xeni Jardin that details tonight's episode as well as some general thoughts about the show's history. It's pretty awesome to actually see how much Stone and Parker care about their show, they're like the anti-Jay Lenos.
Pitchfork also sat down with Matt Stone to focus a bit more on the musical aspect of the show. The entire interview is a kick ass read for anyone that is into that stuff so I won't spoil it with my favorite parts here, which would probably just end up as a cut and paste of the entire thing anyway. You can read that bad boy over here.
I know I know, it's also the 200th night in a row that I banged your mom. I guess duel celebrations are in effect. Burn notice.
I just read about this week's upcoming South Park and had some pretty intersting South Park news I didn't cover last week so let's get all that squared away. First off this week's episode is called Medicinal Fried Chicken and if you can't put two and two together there you will just have to wait til below for the full synopsis. Suffice to say awesome.
The video you are watching above is the latest rebuttal by the South Park hating ginger kid. Aside from all of it, my favorite part is how he explains that if they use the Cartman version of him on the show then he will honestly think about not watching the show any more. Um dude, you are going to be a serial killer well before South Park stop's making fun of gingers, I'd start worrying about that first. He even does the Red Dragon "did you think I would not see" crazy. Good stuff. I'll take idle threats to Comedy Central for a thousand please Alex?
Aside from the awesome Tale of Scrotey McBoogerballs episode last week, there was also a nice little interview done by the folks over at NPR with Matt Stone and Trey Parker. Nothing in it is really going to change your life but you do get to listen to a couple geniuses wax poetic about fart jokes and what not. I'd recommend checking it out if you are a fan of the funny, the direct link to listen is here and you can head over to the NPR page for some exposition or a download link. Rock.
After the jump we have the preview clip from this week's episode "Medicinal Fried Chicken". The synopsis is incredibly awesome and Randy.
Cartman's favorite restaurant has been shut down and a store that sells medicinal marijuana moves in on an all-new episode of "South Park" titled "Medicinal Fried Chicken," premiering on Wednesday, March 31 at 10:00 p.m. on Comedy Central. State Law in Colorado says it's legal to smoke pot if you have a physician's reference. Randy is the first-in-line to buy some but he's turned away because there's absolutely nothing wrong with him. Randy is desperate to get a medical excuse to smoke some weed but meanwhile, Cartman will do anything to get his beloved fried chicken restaurant back. [via south park studios]
Below we have the first psychotic video of the "fat ginger who has a soul", as well as the South Park homage from Cartman.
Also I'm not going to let you downgrade me, especially to version 1.5 or something. That would be so wrong.
To those people out there googling "South Park Sex Addicts" hello and welcome to our awesome little part of the web. To everyone else how pumped are you for a brand new way too short 14th season of the greatest show on television? As for this week's target, how about the unbelievably robotic Tiger Woods?
The latest in scientific testing reveals that some of the boys have a sex addiction problem in the 14th season premiere of "South Park" titled "Sexual Healing" premiering on Wednesday, March 17 at 10:00 p.m. on Comedy Central.
The nation's top scientists come together to put a stop to the recent phenomenon of rich, successful men who suddenly want to have sex with many, many women. After extensive testing, some of the fourth grade boys in South Park Elementary are diagnosed as sex addicts. [via south park studios]
Awesome. I always love any interaction between Cartman and scientists. Either way we have reason to celebrate as the next seven weeks will be filled with glorious new episodes of South Park. You can check out the "apologetic" animated Tiger below.
Here is a gem of a blast from the past for you. I hope you all remember Samwell, who brought us the romantic and memorable "What, What In The Butt". The song obviously got covered, and my #1 features my favorite South Park resident, the one and only Butters.
If you don't get why that's funny, you should probably watch the original Samwell clip. Yeah.