Tuesday, September 9, 2008

In Soviet Russia, South Park Bans You!

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Prosecutors in Russia want to ban the award-winning satirical U.S. cartoon "South Park," calling the series "extremist" after receiving viewer complaints, a spokeswoman said on Monday.


The Russian Union of Christians of Evangelical Faith had asked prosecutors to ban South Park after it said 20 experts had studied the show for its effect on young viewers.

The group's leader, Konstantin Bendas, said "South Park is just one of many cartoons that need to be banned from open broadcast...as it insults the feelings of religious believers and incites religious and national hatred."

Want to know the best part about this story?

"Our complaint is against a lot of cartoons, but this one was from 'South Park' season three, episode 15," he said.

The episode, called "Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics" on the cartoon's website www.southparkstudios.com, first aired in December, 1999, and features a singing piece of human excrement.

Just wait until they dub a few more seasons and get to the episode in which Cartman murders the parents of a rival and feeds their ground up corpses in the form of chili to their own son. Singing poop will seem like Barney's Sing-Along by then.

I can't wait to see Stone and Parker's response. Perhaps the Russians should heed Kyle's advice from the Chili Con Carne episode.

"Don't f*ck with Cartman."