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“South Park” pokes fun at the Penn State scandal


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: How do Matt Stone and Trey Parker manage it in record time?

The sheer joy of “South Park” is it’s uncanny ability to instantly weigh in on a controversial subject, yet still retain its razor-sharp wit. Granted, not every arrow lands dead center in the bullseye. And sometimes the targets are obviously large. But when “South Park” is clicking on all cylinders, it delivers jaw-droppingly clever satire that’s hard to come by on modern television.

Last night, the animated series’ season finale went after the Penn State scandal and, by their standards, pulled their punches. Instead of having one of the South Park kids victimized (as you might have guessed), they introduced a character with stand-up-comedy aspirations who makes Penn State zingers in an effort to get abused kids to laugh.

“I’m going to get you to smile!” he tries. “A Penn State administrator walks into a bar … Where’s that smile? How about this one? Joe Paterno doesn’t walk into a police station… C’mon, that’s a good one!”

You can see the clip here.

What do you think? Too far? Not far enough? I half-expected something a little more incisive from Parker and Stone. Maybe, like the rest of us, they’re just too disgusted by the news to laugh.

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