And Now, 30 Seconds of “South Park” Genius

Thanks very much to the commenter Gary who just sent this video in! (And if anyone can figure out the embed code, so I could put the clip here, instead of the link — please send it along!) – L.

14 Responses to And Now, 30 Seconds of “South Park” Genius

  1. Nicole G May 30, 2013 at 9:42 am #

    You can’t embed it, that has been disabled

  2. Cin May 30, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

    AHAHAHAHAHAHHA!

  3. Kelly D. May 30, 2013 at 1:33 pm #

    HA! I love the last bit where they are all standing there wearing their “Child Trackers” under the children playing sign. Still laughing!

  4. 20percentcooler May 30, 2013 at 5:53 pm #

    Check this out, Lenore. A prime example of “worst first” thinking with ice cream trucks.
    http://www.newschannel5.com/Global/story.asp?S=8619244
    A little off topic, I know, but I felt as if something had to be said

  5. 20percentcooler May 30, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

    Also, in the article I posted I would like to make note of “sex offenders who worked for ice cream companies” and “taking every precaution we can think of to protect our children from sexual predators.” But if these are “sexual predators” as defined by today’s standards (as seen in a previous post), why is everyone so hyped up about it?

  6. Ryan May 30, 2013 at 11:02 pm #

    The version of this clip on the South Park website has an embed code you can copy when you hover your mouse over the video:

    http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/153625/child-tracker#searchterm=child%20abduction%20is%20not%20funny

    It comes from season 6 episode 11’s “Child Abduction is Not Funny.” It’s hilarious (and, of course, NSFW). Watch it here:

    http://www.southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s06e11-child-abduction-is-not-funny

  7. Lissa May 31, 2013 at 1:41 am #

    That whole episode is pretty fantastic. Once they hear the statistic that most child abductions are perpetrated by a parent, they send all the kids off on their own because they’re “not safe with them”.

  8. k scott May 31, 2013 at 6:54 am #

    Have you seen this one?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDgjJxJp6DQ

  9. Gary May 31, 2013 at 11:14 am #

    ::bows:: you’re welcome, you’re welcome

  10. Gary May 31, 2013 at 11:16 am #

    “they send all the kids off on their own because they’re “not safe with them”.

    goddamm mongorians…

  11. James May 31, 2013 at 12:28 pm #

    Re: the ice cream truck story, I actually think ice cream truck drivers are one of the few instances where background checks are appropriate. There’s a difference between “by default, trust adults” and “trust all adults.” The typical adult a kid encounters — a teacher, a neighbor, a stranger on the bus, another kid’s parent — is basically a random person going about their life. But the ice cream truck driver is a person who’s gone out of their way to get into a position where they have lots of unsupervised contact with lots of kids. It’s not unreasonable to check and see if they’re a sex offender.

  12. Papilio May 31, 2013 at 1:06 pm #

    And I was already completely happy watching Lenore on coffee: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLI3eH-Xmn0
    You were really enjoying yourself, weren’t you Lenore? I’ve seen an older version of the same talk not too long ago, but you had me laughing all over again 😀

  13. oncefallendotcom June 1, 2013 at 8:04 pm #

    Lenore, you should watch the entire episode “Child Abduction Is Not Funny.” Later in the episode, they get a Chinese guy to build a “Great Wall” around the city so strangers can’t enter the city; after the media reports most child abductions are committed by their parents, the parents exile their children from the city. It is over the top, but it isn’t too far away from the truth.

    You should also watch “The Wacky Molestation Adventure” as well, where the bad kid Eric Cartman teaches the other children how to falsely accuse their parents of “molestering” them.

    Of interesting note, Isaac Hayes (the guy who played the iconic role “Shaft”) was the voice of “Chef.” Hayes had a falling out with the South Park people and quit because they made an episode poking fun of Scientology, Hayes’s religion. After Hayes left the show, South Park created an episode where the Chef character was brainwashed into becoming a “pedophile” and they killed the character off in grand fashion.

  14. Amanda Matthews June 6, 2013 at 5:46 pm #

    @James unsupervised? I can’t think of a single time during my childhood that my interaction with an ice cream truck driver was unsupervised. It was always out in the open, with – at the very least – other kids within a few feet, and countless houses with windows and people inside them surrounding us; even the kids that weren’t outside would rush to the windows when they heard the jingle. Heck my kids are allergic to ice cream, and have never even purchased ice cream from the ice cream truck, but they still rush to the windows or to the front yard when they hear the jingle, and watch the truck.

    The ice cream truck driver is just going about his life and doing his job. If I feared my kids getting molested, I would be much more afraid of teachers (plenty of alone time with children), friends’ parents (plenty of opportunity for grooming, excuses for my kid to sleep over at their house and such) etc. The ice cream truck driver would either have to park the truck, get out, and molest kids with dozens of onlookers, or manage to grab a kid with no one seeing, and the kid not calling out for help, banging on the sides etc. as they were driven off – which can not be done all that quickly if the truck is actually filled with ice cream (and surely if an empty truck is going around the neighborhood playing the jingle purely to lure in kids, someone will notice).