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Jonathan N. "Spartan Spawn, Sworn, Raised for Warring!"
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The past 2 weeks SP has been lampooning the BP oil crisis, with their drilling escapades they drill into another dimension and then their drilling on the moon awakens the Dark Lord himself.

At the cultists meeting the creators of SP put the following behind the cultists:


Pretty neat if you ask me!
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It's just like the media to portray board gamers in a negative light by linking them with wierd cults, the oil industry and Cthulhu. shake
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Styfen wrote:
It's just like the media to portray board gamers in a negative light by linking them with wierd cults, the oil industry and Cthulhu. shake


Im pretty sure thats not the point, especially since the AH games are the group fighting against the Cultists.

And if it is? So what? Its South Park, they poke fun at everyone, if we cant laugh at ourselves why bother?
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That is awesome! Thanks for sharing! I haven't watched South Park in eons, but it now appears the stars are right. devil
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maynard77 wrote:
That is awesome! Thanks for sharing! I haven't watched South Park in eons, but it now appears the stars are right. devil


The episodes are available to watch for free in HD on the SP website:
http://www.southparkstudios.com/guide/episodes/

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Definitely 2 good ones. The BP president apologizing commercials are hilarious.
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Luftwaffe Flak wrote:
The episodes are available to watch for free in HD on the SP website:
http://www.southparkstudios.com/guide/episodes/

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Definitely 2 good ones. The BP president apologizing commercials are hilarious.


I thought the LeBron James Nike commercial spoof was good.
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Loved seeing Lovecraft stuff parodied in a popular show. It felt really weird, to see Cthulhu stuff, BP oil spill stuff, and a superhero parody all crammed into the same episode though. Almost as if they were thinking of doing all these topics, and then said 'screw up, we'll just mush them altogether.
Also, with the oil spill being the major news story of April-August, it sort of felt like South Park was a couple months late on that. I think in the past they've reacted to breaking news more quickly. I was wondering if the Lebron James spoof was thrown in to make the whole thing seem more fresh and up-to-date.

The episode a couple weeks ago with the Jersey Shore storyline and the Snookie creature was pretty great as well.
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You forgot to mention the My Neighbor Totoro homage as well.

Animation geeks making fun of board game geeks. When will the madness end?
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ayo23 wrote:

I thought the LeBron James Nike commercial spoof was good.


Tell me which part that was if you dont mind, Im not familiar with his commercial.

Kinosoo wrote:
You forgot to mention the My Neighbor Totoro homage as well.


Same here, Ive not heard of the movie before.

 
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Luftwaffe Flak wrote:
ayo23 wrote:

I thought the LeBron James Nike commercial spoof was good.


Tell me which part that was if you dont mind, Im not familiar with his commercial.


Here's a link to the LeBron James Nike commercial called "Rise"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdtejCR413c

Here's a link to the South Park spoof
http://www.sportsgrid.com/media/watch-south-park-spoofs-lebr...

 
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Luftwaffe Flak wrote:
Styfen wrote:
It's just like the media to portray board gamers in a negative light by linking them with wierd cults, the oil industry and Cthulhu. shake


Im pretty sure thats not the point, especially since the AH games are the group fighting against the Cultists.

And if it is? So what? Its South Park, they poke fun at everyone, if we cant laugh at ourselves why bother?

I'm pretty sure you missed the tongue firmly in cheek in Fen's comment there.
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baldrick wrote:
Luftwaffe Flak wrote:
Styfen wrote:
It's just like the media to portray board gamers in a negative light by linking them with wierd cults, the oil industry and Cthulhu. shake


Im pretty sure thats not the point, especially since the AH games are the group fighting against the Cultists.

And if it is? So what? Its South Park, they poke fun at everyone, if we cant laugh at ourselves why bother?

I'm pretty sure you missed the tongue firmly in cheek in Fen's comment there.


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Thanks for the clarification gents!
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Luftwaffe Flak wrote:

And if it is? So what? Its South Park, they poke fun at everyone, if we cant laugh at ourselves why bother?


They rarely poke fun at themselves gulp
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Also, this (left side of the image):


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Luftwaffe Flak wrote:
maynard77 wrote:
That is awesome! Thanks for sharing! I haven't watched South Park in eons, but it now appears the stars are right. devil


The episodes are available to watch for free in HD on the SP website:
http://www.southparkstudios.com/guide/episodes/

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Definitely 2 good ones. The BP president apologizing commercials are hilarious.


To be fair, I preferred the first Coon episode over this one, as it was just such a DEAD ON parody of the Batman movies, it was a pure delight to watch. (Although 'Dead Celebrities' was definitely the best season 13 episode - we were laughing so hard, we were gasping for breath more than a few times.)

But it's awesome that Arkham Horror got in, here. LOL - Matt and Trey play Arkham Horror, huh?

Awesome.
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Awesome episode featuring a boardgame.
The best part was when Cartman was seducing Cthulu. If only you could do that in Arkham Horror. devil
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Unfortunately not available for free viewing in the UK, for copyright reasons apparently.
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Sweet! Much appreciated.
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BTW, my original comment had been from seeing the first of the two episodes. I hadn't expected the second to be a pretty significant style change from the first.

It is WAY BETTER.

Much more like the first 'Coon' episode, and actually just a funnier episode, entirely.
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