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Wait, what? Last night’s “South Park” episode where there was a loud BLEEP everytime someone said the word “Muhammad” wasn’t censored on purpose by Matt Parker and Trey Stone for comedic purposes? And that final monologue by Kyle and Jesus also weren’t censored on purpose? Well damn, call me Sally and slap me on the thigh. I’ll admit it, I really did think all that bleeping was on purpose by Parker and Stone, because it made the final Kyle monologue kinda hilarious. Granted, I couldn’t hear a single thing anyone was saying, but I thought that was the point.
Apparently I was wrong, because according to the duo, that isn’t the case at all. Parker and Stone put out this statement today in response to the heavily censored episode aired on Wednesday:
“In the 14 years we’ve been doing South Park we have never done a show that we couldn’t stand behind. We delivered our version of the show to Comedy Central and they made a determination to alter the episode. It wasn’t some meta-joke on our part. Comedy Central added the bleeps. In fact, Kyle’s customary final speech was about intimidation and fear. It didn’t mention Muhammad at all but it got bleeped too. We’ll be back next week with a whole new show about something completely different and we’ll see what happens to it.”
If this isn’t another crazy gag by the boys, then I have to admit, I had no idea Comedy Central were run by a bunch of pussies with selective “sensitivity” to religion. After all, in that same episode, Jesus is shown to be an Internet porn freak, Buddha is a cokefiend always seen doing coke lines, and Moses is, uh, some kind of giant glowing top. I shit you not.
Knowing Parker and Stone, they’re not going to take this lying down. Expect them to do an episode very soon about a particular and very cowardly cable channel. Let’s see how many bleeps we get from that one.
FYI: The reason for the constant BLEEPing? Some Muslim website sorta kinda possibly threatened the show about doing an episode on Muhammad. That, apparently, was all it took. In any case, color me disappointed in you, Comedy Central. Grow a sack.