Posts Tagged ‘Comedy Central’

"South Park" to Re-Air Mel Gibson Parody Episode

by Ed Liuon August 7, 2006
Over the weekend, Comedy Central announced that it would be an earlier ad was not meant as to poke fun at Gibson, which parodied Mel Gibson and his Passion of the Christ movie. The episode will be re-aired on Wednesday, August 9, 2006. In an earlier news story, Comedy Central needed to clarify that an […]

Comedy Central: "South Park" Ad Not Aimed at Mel Gibson

by Ed Liuon August 2, 2006
Representatives from Comedy Central had to state that a recent ad for South Park was not meant to exploit the public relations problems actor Mel Gibson is facing over anti-Semitic remarks made during a driving-while-intoxicated incident (free registration required). Instead, the ad intended to exploit the public relations problems actor Tom Cruise faced over the […]

Comedy Central Airs Controversial "South Park" Episode Again

by Dan Collinson July 12, 2006
E! Online reports that Comedy Central is airing the controversial South Park episode “Trapped in the Closet.” The Emmy-nominated episode, which makes fun of the Church of Scientology, was pulled from the schedule in March. It will return to Comedy Central on July 19.

New Episodes of "Futurama" Coming to Comedy Central

by Dan Collinson June 23, 2006
E! Online reports that Futurama, the series created by Simpsons creator Matt Groening, will have new episodes that will air exclusively on Comedy Central. The network will air 13 new episodes in 2008, and will air the entire 72 episodes that currently air in reruns on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block. Billy West, Katey Sagal, […]

"South Park" Season 8 Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson May 15, 2006 reports that Season 8 of South Park will be available on DVD on August 29. The 3-disc set contains 14 episodes including “Good Times with Weapons,” “AWESOME-O,” and “The Passion of the Jew.”

"South Park" Wins Peabody Award

by Ed Liuon April 5, 2006
Comedy Central’s South Park has won one of the 65th annual George Foster Peabody Awards for excellence in radio and TV broadcasting. The committee described South Park as “Comedy Central’s notoriously rude, undeniably fearless lampoon of all that is self-important and hypocritical in American life, regardless of race, creed, color or celebrity status.” A full […]

"South Park" Fans Urge "Mission" Boycott

by Dan Collinson March 30, 2006
Fans of Comedy Central’s series South Park have a mission they’ve decided to accept. Their mission is to get the controversial episode “Trapped in the Closet” back on the air. All they are doing is boycotting the new Tom Cruise film Mission: Impossible 3, which will arrive in theaters on May 5. Fans say they […]

Isaac Hayes Spokesperson Denies "South Park" Rumors

by Ed Liuon March 28, 2006
A spokesperson for soul singer Isaac Hayes has publicly refuted rumors that Hayes had a stroke in January, and that his decision to quit South Park was made by someone other than Hayes himself. Hayes’ sudden departure was attributed to an episode of South Park that poked fun at the Church of Scientology, while Roger […]

Chef Returns to South Park While C4 Apologizes for "Bloody Mary"

by Ed Liuon March 23, 2006
News outlets throughout the country are covering the return of Chef to South Park in last night’s 10th season premiere. All of the news coverage reveals multiple spoilers for events in the episode, including an obvious swipe at the Church of Scientology near the end. In a related story, New Zealand TV channel C4 has […]

Chef Returns to "South Park" (UPDATED)

by Ed Liuon March 21, 2006
Comedy Central has announced that James McElroy, a.k.a. “Chef,” will be returning to South Park with this Wednesday’s 10th season premiere episode. The episode synopsis states that Chef returns to the town, but Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny “notice that something about Chef seems different.” There is no word on who will be providing the […]