South Park, A Moral Pinnacle?

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Garrett White Naomi Danton ENG 101 10/14/2014 South Park, a moral pinnacle? A popular television show, South Park, has been receiving a lot of attention for its unusual approach to comedy. To give some background on the show, it tells a story of four 4th grade kids - Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick. These four boys are continuously getting themselves into trouble and most of the time the episodes ensue with the objective of undoing the trouble they have accidentally created. The kids are mainly surrounded by student peers, teachers, parents, neighbors and many other civilians belonging to the town of South Park. The writers of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone use these four 4th graders as satire to mock…show more content…
The focus of parental roles within the television series South Park will be analyzed through the lens of "Images of Couples and Families Feature Length Animated Films" by Tanner, Haddock, Zimmerman, and Lund. The article aims to analyze the themes of couples and families portrayed in Disney animated classics. More specifically, the issue of fathers being elevated while mothers are marginalized. As detailed in Tanner's editorial analysis, the majority of Disney movies carry with it the generalized idea that fathers are the more prominent household figures while the mothers are less than mentionable. While Tanner, Haddock, Zimmerman and Lund claim this may be a common theme within Disney movies, it is clear that South Park does not share this subject matter. Therefore, South Park…show more content…
Stan, Kenny, Cartman and Kyle just got done watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy and are in Stan's house roleplaying. The boys are eager to find a quest and luckily Randy and Sharon Marsh assign the boys with a mission. The quest is to bring the Lord of the Rings movie to Butters, the son of Randy and Sharon's friends. The boys anxiously accept the quest and get on there way. Now that the kids were out of the house, Randy says to Sharon "I also rented a porno, want to watch?". Sharon excitedly indulges and they begin watching the porno. They are initially confused with the opening scenes of the porno because of its similarity to Lord of the Rings. They suddenly realize they accidentally switched the Lord of the Rings with the porno and now the 4 fourth grade boys are running around with an adult film to deliver to another boy. Randy and Sharon call the parents of Butters to warn them of their mistake. They have a conversation on the phone and Randy suggests that maybe it's not so bad the boys see the porno because they have to learn about that stuff eventually. Sharon completely disagrees with this because she thinks the boys are far to young to be learning about that stuff. This displays the kind of unwise thinking of Randy and the more thought out decisions of Sharon. It could be argued whether or not

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