South park vs Family guy
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#1 Feb 11, 2012
I have been on a few other sites that are dedicated to arguing over which highly popular animated comedy- south park or family guy- is funnier? I have seen all episodes of both series as well as their specials and or movies, and I have loved them over any other comedy programs for practically the same reasons. They are ridiculous, satirical, crude, relevant, and witty. They both mock all reaches of religion, race, class, and political ideologies without hesitation or limits, as well as any other contemporary piece of American life that they can repackage and turn into a joke. This makes it clear that the writers of such shows have no real beefs with anyone, they pretty much just poke fun at anyone or anything that makes it an easy target. South park often does this more directly and cruelly than family guy, who tends to interpert their victims into their delightfully wacky and farfetched plot. Even though south park shares this love of potty humour and silly bumbling characters, one can watch a few episodes of south park and realize that its stories pack much more intellect behind it than family guy typically does. I am not denying that trey parker, matt stone and seth Mcfarlene are all exceedingly intelligent and good at what they do, and this is why I believe these comedy masterminds will never be able to outdo one another, and thats just fine. South park likes to stick a little insightful life lesson in its episodes, while family guy is happy to just get as many laughs possible with as many random yet equally humorous quips and puns. Both shows are consistently funny and, while many seem to think that these shows are past their primes, I believe that both shows are successfully continuing to be unrelentingly bold and fresh in the ways they find clever and ironic ways to blatantly make fun of...well... whatever they want.
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