Matt Stone & Trey Parker, creators, writers and voices of the 16 year-old Comedy Centre cartoon program are known for breaking boundaries, poking fun of popular, politics, the media and essentially anything of current public relevance. They have their own set of rules they follow, and usually it doesn’t involve heavy marketing.
Yet, in last weeks special, the eighth episode of season nineteen proved that the two creators’ genius writing with multi-layered references took a new approach to deal with current issues and subjects.
This episode, titled “Sponsored Content” continued to deal with what the 21st Century public deems ‘politically correct’ and what is unacceptable in todays society. Using humour to tell an ongoing story (a new tactic for the shows creators most recently introduced in the previous season) the characters unravel a deeper connection to Online Advertising.
The episode made some interesting points based on how online news stories compare from the age of newspapers to online content. To experience the hilarity, check out the video below. (Coarse language after 1:15).
It’s always interesting to absorb media with forms that are both comedic and intellectually informative. South Park has been doing it for years, while sometimes crossing certain boundaries for some, but the underlaying story being told is essentially what most of us are thinking or can relate to you in some way. After all, isn’t that what advertisements are supposed to do for us?