South Park is as much a part of the American zeitgeist as The Simpsons. In Fact, South Park‘s satire is so well done, the poop and dick jokes tend to resonate with the targets of the satire. Sometimes it’s okay to look in the mirror and laugh when you see yourself as the guy clacking away at his keyboard in the World of Warcraft episode.
Actually, it’s never okay to be that guy. At the very least, take some vitamin D pills since the sun doesn’t touch your pasty skin (we’re talking about me here).
Now, South Park‘s overt brand of “poopie” satire is getting more in-your-face with 14 mobile billboards that are traveling the country as a reminder to the world that Trey Parker and Matt Stone have been around for 20 years. The billboards were parked in front of locations tied to classic moments through South Park‘s run, including Trump Tower, the Church of Scientology in LA, and even the real town of South Park itself.
Not everyone was pleased by this, says Walter Levitt, chief marketing officer for Comedy Central. He told The Hollywood Reporter:
“We knew some locations might not be pleased to have us out there, but we thought this is a perfect way to celebrate everything the series has covered in its 19 seasons. In some cases, the locals were not pleased to have us outside their locations and asked us to leave, but that was all expected, and we completely understand why.
We did this stunt because we thought it was a great way to remind South Park fans of all the amazing moments of the past 19 seasons and truly a perfect way to celebrate the 20th season.”
The White House and Church of Scientology were supposedly the least accepting of the South Park billboards, while South Park the town was probably very excited to have a visitor, although this is unconfirmed.
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)