Thursday, November 13, 2008

South Park Election Episode

"You can't really get ready for the moment a black man is elected president. That's just crazy and kind of trippy. So yeah, we put it all on black by producing the Obama episode but I mean…the whole wheel was pretty black except for maybe one red. It was a highly slanted board."
—Matt Stone, co-creator of South Park

Great interview with Matt Stone on how they pulled off an animated election episode of South Park that aired the day after the general election. I'm a grand fan of the show, but I've found some of their political/message episodes to be a bit insulting/obnoxious/wrong. Surprisingly, Stone comments on some of the erroneous perceptions of the show in regards to this.