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Posted Wednesday 4/11/18 at 5:05AM EDT
Tina Fey credits TBS for making Mean Girls a classic, discusses how female TV writers were once treated like "expensive cappuccino machines"
Fey says she was inspired to turn Mean Girls into a musical after seeing "people from TV" -- South Park's Trey Parker and Matt Stone -- conquer Broadway with The Book of Mormon. Without TBS, she adds, her new Mean Girls musical wouldn't be possible. “I think so much of that credit goes to TBS,” she tells Variety. “Isn’t it always on TBS? Thank you, TBS!” The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and 30 Rock honcho also spoke about the Time's Up movement, saying it was always her goal to put females in writers' rooms. “I think in comedy rooms, especially, women are treated like expensive cappuccino machines,” she says. “Where it’s like, ‘We have one. Why would we have two?!’ That’s too much pressure on that one person — to carry that, to be the African-American writer, the female writer. It’s always about changing the chemistry of the room. The more diverse the room is, it automatically becomes better.”
Posted Wednesday 12/06/17 at 2:18PM EST
South Park is offering a chance for a fan to be in an episode
Matt Stone and Trey Parker will draw a fan into an upcoming episode to raise money for the charity Next for Autism.
Posted Monday 9/18/17 at 1:40PM EDT
North Korea is South Park’s next target
Trey Parker and Matt Stone have, of course, mocked North Korea in the past. This week’s episode, titled “Put It Down,” comes amid increased tension between North Korea and the U.S.
Posted Thursday 9/14/17 at 2:43PM EDT
South Park sets off viewers Amazon Alexa and Google Home devices
The Season 21 premiere featured the cartoon characters yelling commands that wreaked havoc on people who owned either of the voice-operated home assistants. PLUS: The season premiere offered only a restrained take on white supremacy, Parker and Stone are having trouble figuring out how to handle white nationalists, and they brilliantly avoided Trump.
Posted Wednesday 9/13/17 at 10:02PM EDT
South Park: "A case study in what happens when woke white dudes keep making art for other woke white dudes”
As it kicks off Season 21, Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s creation is no longer subversive, writes Jeff Ihaza. “South Park’s all-knowing crassness and moralistic tone today seems as outdated as the New York Times opinion section,” he says. “Animated series like Rick and Morty and Bojack Horseman tackle many of the same issues as South Park, and with a refreshing helping of nuance. For 21 seasons, Trey Parker and Matt Stone have given fake woke white people a sense of self-satisfaction, reassuring them that they rise above the myopia that grips the residents of South Park; that they are subverting the establishment, rather than perpetuating it.”
Posted Monday 9/11/17 at 3:14PM EDT
South Park is taking on the white nationalist movement
Even though Trey Parker and Matt Stone are steering away from politics and Donald Trump, they’ll still tackle current events in Season 21. Wednesday’s premiere, titled "White People Renovating Houses," takes inspiration from the events in Charlottesville. According to the episode description, “protesters armed with tiki torches and confederate flags take to the streets of South Park. Randy comes to grips with what it means to be white in today’s society.”
Posted Saturday 9/02/17 at 3:23AM EDT
South Park guys will avoid politics and serialization after the “headf-ck” of last season
"Last year was such a headf-ck, and we were so happy when it was done," Trey Parker tells The Hollywood Reporter. "And we just wanted to go back to the kids, which we still do. But it's also like, you can't avoid (Mr. Garrison as Trump). So, we are not actively putting it in, but we are not actively leaving it out. It's the world we live in." Matt Stone adds that their first stab at serialization was “really hard.” "In some ways it was cool and in some ways it trapped us,” he says. “The way we do that show is not compatible with full serialization.”
Posted Thursday 8/31/17 at 4:54AM EDT
South Park’s 21st season trailer is montage of past scenes set to a manic music video
What’s missing: A lack of politics, which Trey and Matt are intending for next season.