Video: South Park on bailouts

posted at 5:30 pm on March 26, 2009 by Allahpundit

From last night’s recession-flavored retelling of the Passion, a glimpse into how TurboTax Tim and the boys make the tough decisions. They recycled this gag, more or less, from their episode goofing on how the “Family Guy” writing staff comes up with its jokes, but it’s no less apt here than it was there. Or is it? After Lehman Brothers, there’s really no option anymore for letting banks fail lest the dreaded supposed domino effect occur. That chicken’s forever doomed to collapse on “bailout.” At least, until we go broke.

Below the South Park clip you’ll find something recent from the Goracle’s Current TV. Worth watching (or rather, enduring) for the Obama impression and the Biden goofs.


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The joke may be recycled, but the use of the beheaded chicken makes it gold.

ZJPolitical on March 26, 2009 at 5:34 PM

It’s funny because it’s probably true.

Techie on March 26, 2009 at 5:35 PM

No who can argue with that logic?

PappaMac on March 26, 2009 at 5:36 PM

I’m afraid South Park jumped the shark at around Imaginationland. Since that episode the laughs have been few and far between. Must have been a big change in the writing team.

warden on March 26, 2009 at 5:36 PM

Wow that second clip was good.

ebrawer on March 26, 2009 at 5:39 PM

Sadly it actualy makes more sense than some of the “theories” coming out of washington.

sonofdy on March 26, 2009 at 5:40 PM

I find it funny that both of those clips end in torture.

Kel-C on March 26, 2009 at 5:41 PM

Rham is always so much sweeter and more likeable in these cartoons than he is in real life.

myrenovations on March 26, 2009 at 5:43 PM

One of my favorite shows (SP). Last night’s was one of their better ones…

repvoter on March 26, 2009 at 5:44 PM

The Last Supper scene was pizzarific!

Fletch54 on March 26, 2009 at 5:46 PM

If the Republican Party has a future, it is South Park Conservatism….

adamsmith on March 26, 2009 at 5:46 PM

My theology-prof husband taped it for me because he thought it was so funny! :)

acleaver on March 26, 2009 at 5:47 PM

Gotta hand it to Gore…there’s a lot of funny stuff on that YouTube channel.

The Ugly American on March 26, 2009 at 5:47 PM

I’m afraid South Park jumped the shark at around Imaginationland. Since that episode the laughs have been few and far between. Must have been a big change in the writing team.

warden on March 26, 2009 at 5:36 PM

Completely disagree. This last one was great as was the Ocean’s 11 parody with Obama and McCain.

I even liked last night’s from a Christian perspective even though it was on the blasphemy side.

Esthier on March 26, 2009 at 5:47 PM

If the Republican Party has a future, it is South Park Conservatism….

adamsmith on March 26, 2009 at 5:46 PM

Sounds better than Compassionate Conservatism and McCain Progressive Rino-ism.

Upstater85 on March 26, 2009 at 5:48 PM

O/T

A US Marshal has been found dead in Juarez. It’s on.

John_Locke on March 26, 2009 at 5:51 PM

I’m afraid South Park jumped the shark at around Imaginationland. Since that episode the laughs have been few and far between. Must have been a big change in the writing team.

warden on March 26, 2009 at 5:36 PM

Are you kidding me? Did you not see the season opener about the Jonas Brothers and Mickey Mouse? To quote Banya from Seinfeld, “It’s GOLD, Jerry! GOLD!”

bryan2369 on March 26, 2009 at 5:52 PM

Zombie Lincoln! That’s great!

mossberg500 on March 26, 2009 at 5:52 PM

Don’t f*** with me! I’m on the penny; I’ve got nothing to lose!

Hah!

OscarSchneegans on March 26, 2009 at 5:53 PM

If SP ever jumped the shark, it has jumped back. It’s funny and spot on.

rbj on March 26, 2009 at 5:54 PM

That’s definitely the best goof on Rahm Emanuel I’ve seen thus far.

The Ugly American on March 26, 2009 at 5:57 PM

That headless chicken is still smarter than either Bammy or Geithner.

TexasJew on March 26, 2009 at 5:57 PM

LOL@ Biden and Rahm. That was funny.

becki51758 on March 26, 2009 at 5:58 PM

The best part of last night’s South Park was the banker at the beginning:
Stan: “My Grandma gave me $100 and I need to put it into the bank to learn about saving money”
Banker: “Okay, well we’ll just stick this into a mutual fund money market savings account which will earn you a good investment rate annnnnnd it’s gone.”

Skywise on March 26, 2009 at 5:59 PM

A kazoo and a chicken. Brilliant. I would not be surprised to find out that’s true. Not after the past two months.

/SP rules.

Saltyron on March 26, 2009 at 6:00 PM

Are you kidding me? Did you not see the season opener about the Jonas Brothers and Mickey Mouse? To quote Banya from Seinfeld, “It’s GOLD, Jerry! GOLD!”

bryan2369 on March 26, 2009 at 5:52 PM

Next you’ll tell me the giant guinea pig “Pademic” episodes were great.

Funny you mention Banya. I think he’s SP’s new lead writer.

warden on March 26, 2009 at 6:02 PM

I was disappointed.

I wanted Kyle to tell them that the pizza was his body and the root beer was his blood.

Oh, and that cartoon from Current was surprisingly funny. I hope to see more like it.

MadisonConservative on March 26, 2009 at 6:03 PM

They were spot on about Rahmbo in the second clip. I agree with the plan to resurrect Lincoln and let him run the country, although I doubt he would be swinging punches at teh Capitalist; his ire would be on the Obamination.

Grafted on March 26, 2009 at 6:06 PM

Next you’ll tell me the giant guinea pig “Pademic” episodes were great.

warden on March 26, 2009 at 6:02 PM

Those were hit and miss with a lot of miss, but there’s still plenty of great South Park.

Did you even see “Eek, A Penis!”, “Breast Cancer Show Ever” or “The China Problem”?

Esthier on March 26, 2009 at 6:13 PM

“Elementary School Musical” was comedy gold.

Techie on March 26, 2009 at 6:15 PM

They nailed Rham in the second clip…………

……… to the T!

Seven Percent Solution on March 26, 2009 at 6:21 PM

LOL2

maverick muse on March 26, 2009 at 6:23 PM

The Gore clip was funny, and the Obama impression was great, but… but… they haven’t developed a caricature of him yet. Neither has Fred Armisen at SNL.

Think Carvey’s Bush, Norm Macdonald’s Dole, Hartman/Hammond’s Clinton, Ferrell’s Bush. They all managed to combine good mimicry of their voices with some additional exaggerated quality that made their impressions funny.

I’m still waiting for that with Obama.

YYZ on March 26, 2009 at 6:27 PM

I’m still waiting for that with Obama.

YYZ on March 26, 2009 at 6:27 PM

I’ve always felt Fred did a decent job on that, exaggerating the umms and weird pauses and inflections in his voice.

Esthier on March 26, 2009 at 6:30 PM

The headless chicken choosing the bailout… was too good. and frighteningly true.

nagee76 on March 26, 2009 at 6:36 PM

The headless chicken bit made me laugh so hard, but I think in reality, Pelosi bites the head off herself.

Sir Corky on March 26, 2009 at 6:38 PM

The $90 TRILLION blender was awesome. Southpark has a way of reducing complex matters–which the media transforms into something worthy of serious discussion through a little enlightened hand-waving–into absurd and accurate little parodies.

DaveS on March 26, 2009 at 6:39 PM

I still think Cartman’s theory is more logical. Now excuse me while I search for that cave where the Jews are hiding our money.

AaronGuzman on March 26, 2009 at 6:41 PM

I’m afraid South Park jumped the shark at around Imaginationland. Since that episode the laughs have been few and far between. Must have been a big change in the writing team.
warden on March 26, 2009 at 5:36 PM

Agreed. Imaginationland was hilarious. I also really enjoyed the hat-tip to Stargate SG1 and the Stargate movie.

Outlander on March 26, 2009 at 6:42 PM

Whew, Tom Cruise is happy…

Gohawgs on March 26, 2009 at 6:43 PM

When a cartoon makes more sense than this congress or administration… sad.

regal on March 26, 2009 at 6:49 PM

The headless chicken bit made me laugh so hard, but I think in reality, Pelosi bites the head off herself.

Sir Corky on March 26, 2009 at 6:38 PM

Show a chicken a photo of Pelosi and it’ll chew it’s own head off.

Maquis on March 26, 2009 at 6:55 PM

Olby: People….making fun……of Obama? How can this be legal??!!

Speedwagon82 on March 26, 2009 at 7:11 PM

All together now, it’s not Turbo Tax Tim, it’s “Timmaay!!”

TubbyHubby on March 26, 2009 at 7:21 PM

Sounds better than Compassionate Conservatism and McCain Progressive Rino-ism.

Upstater85 on March 26, 2009 at 5:48 PM

Hmmm….. I see a HOUSE episode in the offing…

House: “I’m sorry, you have McCain Syndrome, also called Progressive Rinoism…. and I’m afraid its fatal…”

Romeo13 on March 26, 2009 at 7:22 PM

Manbearpig will save us all.

TheMightyMonarch on March 26, 2009 at 7:49 PM

Ok, the Rham thing was pretty awesome. But making Obama look like the only guy that knows what’s going on; not so much. Blaming AIG for what Obama, Barney Fwank, and Acorn did; again, not so much.

But of course it took a Republican in the end.

– The Cat

P.S. Copying Zombie Reagan there eh?

MirCat on March 26, 2009 at 8:07 PM

“It’s like tipping a rapist.”
“Joe!”
[Joe flashes smile]

WOW. That current TV clip is really good. Except for the demonizing businesses part, and the not-taking-blame part but that’s to be expected. AP was right, the goofs on Biden are worth it.

jimmy the notable on March 26, 2009 at 8:44 PM

It’s funny dead scary because it’s probably true.

Techie on March 26, 2009 at 5:35 PM

That’s how I feel. Just generally uneasy.

4shoes on March 26, 2009 at 9:01 PM

They did create this mess. Everyone of them.

I want comeuppance. Comeuppance. I want the government as it exhists today to step down and hold new elections for every single position!!!!! I want a citizen government untainted by those who have done this to our financial system. Comeuppance. I don’t trust a one of them. They can’t pretend they had nothing to do with this. That dog don’t hunt as they say.

petunia on March 26, 2009 at 9:13 PM

South Park is brilliant as usual.

That second vid had me laughing my ass off.

DethMetalCookieMonst on March 26, 2009 at 9:40 PM

When South Park makes more sense than Geithner and the rest of the Obamatrons, we are in deep trouble.

What’s that? Oh? We are in deep trouble?

In the meantime, I am not, never, ever, gonna tell anyone where The Cave is.

coldwarrior on March 26, 2009 at 10:11 PM

The really sad thing is South Park is too high brow for those with a pubelick skool edumakation, so they still won’t get it.

DannoJyd on March 26, 2009 at 11:30 PM

Cartoons are better than reality. We’re F’d!

SouthernGent on March 26, 2009 at 11:50 PM

They were spot on about Rahmbo in the second clip. I agree with the plan to resurrect Lincoln and let him run the country, although I doubt he would be swinging punches at teh Capitalist; his ire would be on the Obamination.

Grafted on March 26, 2009 at 6:06 PM

Isn’t it strange how FNMA/FRMC did all this huge damage to the economy, were actually caught cooking the books, and gave out all kinds of bonuses and spread around all kinds of money to politicians (Democrats, of course!), but the left is always taking aim at AIG?

And yet, the problems at AIG were caused largely by the funny business with FNMA/FRMC.

If only there were a way to replace the media with something that actually, you know, covered current events as they really happen….

ThereGoesTheNeighborhood on March 27, 2009 at 12:17 AM

Funny as hell,yet so truthful,*sigh*but still funny!

canopfor on March 27, 2009 at 12:54 AM

As Stan himself noted, I hate it when South Park gets all preachy. The second video was effing brilliant.

RightOFLeft on March 27, 2009 at 2:03 AM

petunia on March 26, 2009 at 9:13 PM

The courts too. Without rational judges, the constitution is meaningless. That is a big part of why we are in the shape we are in. When the congress can make laws to exempt themselves from criminally negligent actions, they can simply make “honest” mistakes in legislation and walk away scott free. This bailout is a perfect example. Every person who voted for the bailout and then complained about the bonuses should be hauled before a citizen tribunal and made to explain their “incompetence”.

csdeven on March 27, 2009 at 8:06 AM

Is that chicken’s name Timmy?

hawksruleva on March 27, 2009 at 9:44 AM

dose this mean i to have a 90 trillion dollar blender . ok so where is my bail out .

and the second cartoon was to funny , first time Joe Biden made any sense.

Mojack420 on March 27, 2009 at 12:19 PM

“It’s like tipping a rapist”

Gold

LimeyGeek on March 27, 2009 at 1:44 PM

I liked the part of the chicken’s dart board chart that said, “coup d’etat”! Hmmmm….

Christian Conservative on March 27, 2009 at 1:54 PM

Humor is an element of truth and if it is true it must be funny in some way.

Aren’t we all running around like headless chickens, look at our elected leaders taking us where they want U.S. to go.

MSGTAS on March 28, 2009 at 10:10 AM