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MyFootsZZZ
04-28-2011, 11:26 AM
I can sort of see why. I really felt this episode was a little off. I've seen how long Apple agreements can be, (don't read them either); I also saw 'The Human Centipede', (the movie they were referencing). I don't think Matt or Trey made a good effort to link the two things. Butters would have been a better candidate than Kyle. Cartman getting hit by lightning came out of left-field.

Iggins
04-28-2011, 12:22 PM
Come on, the geniuses were fantastic! The quickening.... RAAAAAAAH.

SpartanDC
04-28-2011, 01:09 PM
I don't think Matt or Trey made a good effort to link the two things.

Heh. :)

But I also pretty much agree with you.

I'm an Apple fanboy (even worked behind the Genius Bar for a spell as sort of a Jr. Genius) and I enjoyed it well enough, but they've obviously had better episodes. I almost feel like Parker & Stone were drunk one night and said "Human CentiPad" and just ran with it. There's a lot of humor to be mined in Apple, its products and the public's fascination with them (and the recent uproar over location tracking). There's also certainly a way for the South Park writers to parody The Human Centipede. But this just seemed forced - usually each episode has an internal logic that makes some sense, but this I just didn't get.

However, the "cuttlefish and asparagus vs. vanilla paste" bit was hilarious.

Blaster Master
04-28-2011, 01:37 PM
I felt it was overall a poor episode. There were still some funny parts, but a lot of the humor derived from the sheer WTF-ness of the concept and their usual juvenile humor. It really didn't feel much like a South Park episode because it didn't have the typical intellectual and/or social commentary bit in there.

The whole Cartman side plot felt off. When has his mother ever stood up to him like that, and they'd done the whole talk-show thing several times before, so it just felt rehashed and predictable.

Lemur866
04-28-2011, 02:06 PM
The whole Cartman side plot felt off. When has his mother ever stood up to him like that, and they'd done the whole talk-show thing several times before, so it just felt rehashed and predictable.

What-evah! I do what I want!

Peremensoe
04-28-2011, 03:11 PM
I almost feel like Parker & Stone were drunk one night and said "Human CentiPad" and just ran with it.

Switch out the content of the quotes, and this is my impression of most all South Park episodes.

fusoya
04-28-2011, 04:51 PM
They screwed up the replacement son joke. Gerald should have complained about how this replacement wasn't his son, didn't have his son's memories or emotions, and the Genius people would have said "its not our fault if you turned off autosync on your son. The agreement you signed released Apple's liability in losing your original son's data"

Hmm, maybe that joke was too long.

The episode needed more ripping on Apple & Jobs.

TBG
04-28-2011, 06:33 PM
Cartman getting hit by lightning came out of left-field.

I disagree. Soon as he switched from his mom to God, I was all "you know what this needs? a lightning bolt" and then there it was.

bouv
04-29-2011, 08:52 AM
I agree it was odd that Cartman's mom had a spine, but it was ok, because I loved all of Cartman's, "I like to get [blanked] before I get FUCKED!"

But almost everything else wasn't too funny...oh, ok, a guy with a bad Asian acent shiting in Kyle's mouth...hilarious...

I did enjoy the Genius Bar stuff, though.

Max Torque
04-29-2011, 09:25 AM
I felt it was overall a poor episode. There were still some funny parts, but a lot of the humor derived from the sheer WTF-ness of the concept and their usual juvenile humor. It really didn't feel much like a South Park episode because it didn't have the typical intellectual and/or social commentary bit in there.
Sort of; it seemed to me that they did want to make a point about the fact that, with social networks and us all being so "plugged in" these days (the iPad and the like making it easier than ever), that we are all much like the Human Centipede from the movie. Everyone's consuming all the shit that everyone else is putting out, and we are all connected. But they didn't get that across very well, instead making a bunch of "read the user agreement" jokes.


The whole Cartman side plot felt off. When has his mother ever stood up to him like that, and they'd done the whole talk-show thing several times before, so it just felt rehashed and predictable.
Yeah, the Cartman plot was lame. The "cuttlefish and asparagus" was the best gag of the show.

emacknight
04-29-2011, 09:26 AM
But this just seemed forced - usually each episode has an internal logic that makes some sense, but this I just didn't get.

There was a bit of logic. When Steve Jobs was mapping out his process, with everyone interconnected so they should share shit I laughed pretty hard at how that then became three people sewn ass to mouth, with an iphone at one end and an ipad at the other.

That on it's own was a great joke, but not strong enough to carry 22min.

Although I have to admit I laughed pretty hard when they presented that guy with a burrito.

I'm sure most of this seemed funny on the story board wall, but watching Kyle in the middle like that wasn't cool.

Max Torque
04-29-2011, 11:21 AM
I'm sure most of this seemed funny on the story board wall, but watching Kyle in the middle like that wasn't cool.

"That cutterfish is not sitting werr!!" hehehe

marshmallow
04-29-2011, 11:21 AM
Maybe I was in a salty mood, but this struck me as one of the worst SP episodes ever. Just crass, juvenile shit humor. No redeemable qualities. Nothing cutesy. No clever lines or references. Just a nasty caricature.


Although I have to admit I laughed pretty hard when they presented that guy with a burrito.

I'll be forever baffled by the "hurr Mexican food = diarrhea" trope. Mexican water, OK, but a burrito is just meat, a corn shell, and maybe some cheese or whatever. Pretty basic. If that gives someone the runs they have a problem.

quixotic78
04-29-2011, 12:19 PM
I'll be forever baffled by the "hurr Mexican food = diarrhea" trope. Mexican water, OK, but a burrito is just meat, a corn shell, and maybe some cheese or whatever. Pretty basic. If that gives someone the runs they have a problem.
Seriously? (Comic Book Guy Mode on) Yeah, and it takes more than two seconds for food to pass through a human being's digestive system, South Park writers. (Comic Book Guy Mode off)

Honestly, I thought they pulled a lot of punches when it came to Apple and Steve Jobs. The SP guys are the ones who had Christopher Freakin' Reeves eating fetuses, and this lackluster effort was all they could muster up for Apple? Talk about losing your touch.

Lady of the Lake
04-29-2011, 12:59 PM
I'll be forever baffled by the "hurr Mexican food = diarrhea" trope. Mexican water, OK, but a burrito is just meat, a corn shell, and maybe some cheese or whatever. Pretty basic. If that gives someone the runs they have a problem.

You are forgetting the beans! :)

People think of beans and automatically think about flatulence and increased bowel movements. And heck, Mexican style re-fried beans look kind of like diarrhea. This is my theory.

TBG
04-29-2011, 01:32 PM
I'll be forever baffled by the "hurr Mexican food = diarrhea" trope. Mexican water, OK, but a burrito is just meat, a corn shell, and maybe some cheese or whatever. Pretty basic. If that gives someone the runs they have a problem.

Somebody's never eaten at Taco Bell.

Blaster Master
04-29-2011, 01:41 PM
Sort of; it seemed to me that they did want to make a point about the fact that, with social networks and us all being so "plugged in" these days (the iPad and the like making it easier than ever), that we are all much like the Human Centipede from the movie. Everyone's consuming all the shit that everyone else is putting out, and we are all connected. But they didn't get that across very well, instead making a bunch of "read the user agreement" jokes.

I can get behind this, and I think, if they were trying to make a social comment, that's probably what they were trying to get across. It was poorly executed and they didn't really get that across at all. Instead, it just came across as a reason to make some juvenile jokes (of which at least the cuttlefish one was still quite funny), and Carman getting the first one at the end just seemed more like a comment on everyone being amazed by Apple products, even if it's just worthless crap like that.

People think of beans and automatically think about flatulence and increased bowel movements. And heck, Mexican style re-fried beans look kind of like diarrhea. This is my theory.

I think it's mostly about the spiciness. Spicy food causes heartburn and digestive problems for a lot of people, though I'm sure the beans do contribute to it too, along with the generally perceived poor quality, as I never hear these sorts of jokes about Thai food.

Locrian
04-29-2011, 06:25 PM
There were funny moments, especially the Genius Bar people. :D

But how, how on EARTH could they forget to include Sheila Broflovsky, Kyle's Mom, in this episode?

So many opportunities for "what, what, what, WHAT??!!!?"

levdrakon
04-29-2011, 07:25 PM
Maybe it's because I haven't watched South Park for a few seasons, 'cause I thought it was hilarious. God, the visual (and audio) image of the human Centipad while the burrito passed though has still got me laughing.

It's the perfect way for people to share their shit!

I can't even read Engrish!!

emacknight
04-29-2011, 09:17 PM
Damn it, why won't it read?!?!?!

Mona Lisa Simpson
04-29-2011, 09:41 PM
Usually the Beau and I end up on opposite ends ([Beavis mode] "Heh heh she said ends" [/Beavis mode]) of jokes with scat humour. I'm a nurse so I can take it (Shut up Beavis!) and he is squeamish to the extreme. He doesn't even like fart jokes. This time I thought the shit eating stuff was over the top and the Beau was killing himself laughing over it. I thought the Cartman "My mom @#$% me!" stuff got old really quickly, but again, the Beau was giggling like a loon.

I get the subtext and in some cases it was more like supratext. I just didn't think it was all that funny.

BigT
04-30-2011, 06:13 AM
I just didn't know it had come out yet. I don't have TV. I depend on you dopers to tell me when something new comes out.

There may be a delay with me actually watching it, however, for reasons I won't get into.

Fenris
04-30-2011, 06:12 PM
What was with the "Toron-Ra" thing where the Genuises were popping bubbles and there was a sort of tubular bell sound? Is that an app? A game? It felt like they were referencing something specific.

pulykamell
04-30-2011, 07:42 PM
Maybe I was in a salty mood, but this struck me as one of the worst SP episodes ever. Just crass, juvenile shit humor. No redeemable qualities. Nothing cutesy. No clever lines or references. Just a nasty caricature.

I agree. Along with the Towelie episodes, this was one of my least favorite South Parks.

gonzomax
04-30-2011, 08:21 PM
They were trying to shock the audience and gross them out a bit. It was a funny and gross episode. It worked well. Especially since no one reads the endless Microsoft disclaimers.

MyFootsZZZ
04-30-2011, 10:49 PM
Well, if you know the movie, the gross bits have more relevance.

TBG
05-01-2011, 12:15 AM
Especially since no one reads the endless Microsoft disclaimers.

No one reads any of them. I mean, I hear Sony's got the right to sacrifice your first born to Cthulu if you ever signed up for PSN.

cochrane
05-01-2011, 12:40 AM
Liane has stood up to Eric before, although I do concede it's a recent thing. After all, she did get help from the Dog Whisperer and turned Eric completely around. But when Cesar Milan wanted to keep their relationship strictly processional, she backslid and started to give into him again. Then there was that Coon and Friends trilogy when she grounded Cartman to his room and wouldn't let him go to the basement with the rest of his friends. Although he did manage to sneak out to find Cthulu. So she has learned to grow a spine as far as her son is concerned.

nikonikosuru
05-01-2011, 09:59 AM
Like others have said, I was disappointed with this episode. It just didn't flow well, not too funny to me. I know they'll come out with better ones this season; it's just too bad that this season had to start off so weakly (perhaps they're saving their best ones for later?)

marshmallow
05-01-2011, 11:00 AM
Well, maybe it was kinda funny when Apple staged a fake rescue to a fake hospital to see if he'd read the consent form. Alas.

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