Comedy Central censors all references to Mohammed on “South Park”; Update: Parker and Stone issue statement

posted at 4:25 pm on April 22, 2010 by Allahpundit

As InstaGlenn says, this is actually the perfect ironic conclusion to the media’s post-Tax Day binge of hyperventilating about tea party extremism. Cranks holding up “Impeach the Kenyan!” signs at a right-wing rally are grist for a thousand NYT op-eds about Oklahoma City, but have jihadis intimidate the parent company of one of the most highly regarded comedies on television into blacking out its shows and it’s essentially a curio for the TV beat.

Comedy Central bleeped out all references to the Prophet Muhammad in Wednesday night’s episode of the animated show “South Park.”…

In addition to bleeping the words “Prophet Muhammad,” the show also covered the character with a large block labeled “Censored.”…

Abu Talhah al Amrikee, the author of the post [on the Muslim website threatening the creators of the show], told Foxnews.com he wrote the entry to “raise awareness.” He said the grisly photograph of van Gogh was meant to “explain the severity” of what Parker and Stone did by mocking Muhammad.

“It’s not a threat, but it really is a likely outcome,” al Amrikee said, referring to the possibility that Parker and Stone could be murdered for mocking Muhammad. “They’re going to be basically on a list in the back of the minds of a large number of Muslims. It’s just the reality.”

True enough, true enough. Mohammed also figured in last week’s episode; he wasn’t shown, per Comedy Central’s policy in recent years of bowing to Islamic blasphemy laws, but his name was mentioned in the dialogue. This week, after the new threats from filthbags like al-Amrikee, even that was gone. So absurd was it that some South Park fans thought Trey Parker and Matt Stone might have bleeped the name themselves as a goof. Not so:

On Thursday morning, a spokesman for Comedy Central confirmed that the network had added more bleeps to the episode than were in the cut delivered by South Park Studios, and that it was not giving permission for the episode to run on the studio’s Web site.

When you look for the episode on South Park’s website, this is what greets you. One mystery lingers: In the final scene, in vintage SP fashion, a bunch of characters gave mini-soliloquies about the moral of the story. The twist this time is that they were all bleeped out — roughly 30 seconds’ worth of airtime, filled with nothing but bleeps. I thought for sure that that had to be a joke — the moral of the story was how absurd censorship can be, and that was a perfect way to show it — but now I’m not so sure. Says the AP, “Comedy Central also censored 35 seconds’ worth of a conversation toward the end of the show between the characters Stan, Jesus Christ and Santa Claus. The network wouldn’t say Thursday whether this contained any reference to the warning [from jihadists].”

In lieu of a clip from the show, here’s something from last week’s Sarah Silverman Program goofing on Holocaust memorials that didn’t need to be censored. Why? Because no one threatened to bomb Comedy Central for showing it.


The Sarah Silverman Program
Festive Holocaust Memorial
www.comedycentral.com
Futurama New Episodes Funny Demon Zombie TV Show Funny TV Comedy Blog

Update: Unbelievable.

In the 14 years we’ve been doing South Park we have never done a show that we couldn’t stand behind. We delivered our version of the show to Comedy Central and they made a determination to alter the episode. It wasn’t some meta-joke on our part. Comedy Central added the bleeps. In fact, Kyle’s customary final speech was about intimidation and fear. It didn’t mention Muhammad at all but it got bleeped too. We’ll be back next week with a whole new show about something completely different and we’ll see what happens to it.

So not only did Comedy Central censor the Mohammed stuff, but when they were called out for being cowards, they censored that too. Perfect.


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Outrageous. South Park needs to look for a new network. Comedy Central has censored South Park enough in the past you would think Trey and Matt would shop the show elsewhere to get more control.

ButterflyDragon on April 22, 2010 at 4:27 PM

Cowards.

TheUnrepentantGeek on April 22, 2010 at 4:28 PM

*~@:{(>

Seven Percent Solution on April 22, 2010 at 4:28 PM

Some pigs are more equal than others…

Rational Thought on April 22, 2010 at 4:28 PM

Some Deity’s are more protected than others.

portlandon on April 22, 2010 at 4:29 PM

Mohammed loves a good BLT sandwich.

portlandon on April 22, 2010 at 4:29 PM

“It’s not a threat, but it really is a likely outcome,” al Amrikee

Hey, al Amrikee: Americans kill moslem jihadists.

That’s not a threat, but it really is a likely outcome.

Vashta.Nerada on April 22, 2010 at 4:30 PM

In lieu of a clip from the show, here’s something from last week’s Sarah Silverman Program goofing on Holocaust memorials that didn’t need to be censored.

You mean a bunch of Jewish extremists didn’t threaten to kill the show’s producers for making bad jokes? Oh, right. They have a f*cking sense of humor and don’t have their heads shoved up their collective @ss.

amerpundit on April 22, 2010 at 4:30 PM

Dhimmuh!

Christien on April 22, 2010 at 4:31 PM

Pathetic.

As I said in the headlines, find another network or goto independent online streaming or something.

I know contracts are involved, but Parker and Stone should just give them the finger and bolt.

BTW, John Stewart to mock this like he does Fox News…

crickets…

davek70 on April 22, 2010 at 4:31 PM

So the cutting edge hipsters at Comedy Central bugged out on a controversy?

No surprise.

Hollywood, Broadway and 99.9 per cent of the “artist community” are busy taking on the tired stuff like “Christians”, Booosh!, and Scientology.

Call me when they get a set of balls at start taking on the real tough stuff.

rickyricardo on April 22, 2010 at 4:32 PM

Brave Brave Comedy Central, Comedy Central ran away.
Stone also ran away, showed his stones are candy.

Brave Brave Comedy Central ran away.

Mr. Joe on April 22, 2010 at 4:32 PM

They potentially have some great episode options coming out of this, such as nobody ever being allowed to say Muhammad Ali’s first name of television any more because of the new censorship rules (or Matt and Trey could have have TV announcers and other public figures gruesomely killed on “South Park” by Islamic fanatics just for saying his first name).

jon1979 on April 22, 2010 at 4:32 PM

The left will always run away. Andrew Sullivan will go after Cheney instead. He won’t try to cut off your head.

Mr. Joe on April 22, 2010 at 4:33 PM

Throughout history, civilizations have been wiped out by barbarians.

Why do we think Western civilization is immune?

Islamic barbarism has already destroyed the Eastern (Byzantine) Empire, the Persian Empire, and the great Hindu civilization, and is on track to absorbing all of Europe.

What resistance have we offered up? None, even our cartoons are censored to avoid provoking the barbarians who are perpetually provoked.

We are in a war, not only are we not fighting, we pretend that there is no war. That “censored” box and the beeps – lets call them what it is – submission.

Rebar on April 22, 2010 at 4:33 PM

Holocaust. Funny. That gal’s a million laughs.

I’m not Jewish, she is, and I’m the one who’s offended.

Must be time to log out.

Tres Angelas on April 22, 2010 at 4:33 PM

Comedy Central are a bunch of progressive cowards. If Parker and Stowe don’t mind the “repercussions” then why the hell should they.

Chrisin206 on April 22, 2010 at 4:33 PM

George Orwell refused to be reach for comment.

the_nile on April 22, 2010 at 4:35 PM

How come they censor South Park but not Jon Leibowitz?

Andy in Agoura Hills on April 22, 2010 at 4:35 PM

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Joe Caps on April 22, 2010 at 4:35 PM

Whew! Thanks Comedy Central. Now the Islamic horde has no reason to plot violence against the west.

mankai on April 22, 2010 at 4:36 PM

They didn’t bleep out “Swallow, come.” at least.

Denverslim on April 22, 2010 at 4:36 PM

NBC is keeping a sharp eye on Pat Robertson… ’cause you just never know when he’s going to say something outrageous.

mankai on April 22, 2010 at 4:38 PM

Anybody notice that revolutionmuslim.com has been taken down? Either that, or the server can’t handle the requests.

azkenreid on April 22, 2010 at 4:38 PM

Comedy Central now changing their name to:

Dhimmi Central

djtnt on April 22, 2010 at 4:39 PM

I totally thought it was goofing on the people making such a big fuss. I mean surely Comedy Central who has such “outrageous” shows as Ugly Americans couldn’t possibly have intentionally bleeped out the name “Muhammad”.

Dude….

Rightwingguy on April 22, 2010 at 4:39 PM

Another network? Which other networks would shou it uncut?

exception on April 22, 2010 at 4:40 PM

But Strangers With Candy was perfectly fine?

You can’t even call this political correctness… its political cowardice.

mjbrooks3 on April 22, 2010 at 4:40 PM

I saw Bill O. on this last night and was simularly disgusted. He was advising South Park not to air the episode per the usual “it might incite violence” garbage. As far as I’m concerned he (Bill O.) can’t honestly call himself “bold” anymore, and further that both he and the fox broadcasting network is bowing to Islam just as much a BHO has bowed to the Suadi royalty.

James Moriarty on April 22, 2010 at 4:40 PM

Denverslim on April 22, 2010 at 4:36 PM

Sea-MAN! Sea-MAN!

Rightwingguy on April 22, 2010 at 4:41 PM

Umm He knows the Koran ???

Obama Names Muslim Envoy to OIC

Obama said Hussain’s good reputation and mastering of Arabic and Islam would help him in his mission, which the president admitted won’t be easy.

As a hafiz of the Qur’an, he is a respected member of the American Muslim community, and I thank him for carrying forward this important work,” Obama said.

William Amos on April 22, 2010 at 4:41 PM

They didn’t bleep out “Swallow, come.” at least.

Denverslim on April 22, 2010 at 4:36 PM

Or “Fish sticks.”

UltimateBob on April 22, 2010 at 4:41 PM

Kinda sort OT:

Gingrich said the [Tea Party] movement is a “natural expression of frustration with Republicans and anger at Democrats,” which is “more likely to end up as the militant wing of the Republican Party” than as an independent or third party.

Joe Caps on April 22, 2010 at 4:41 PM

Trading freedom of expression for freedom of oppression.

the_nile on April 22, 2010 at 4:41 PM

SP should make an episode absolutely trashing Obama and see if CC gives it the same treatment.

Christien on April 22, 2010 at 4:41 PM

In the liberal mindset, what really is a bigger threat to America?

(a) Radical Muslims?

(b) A bunch of mostly middle-aged white Americans worried about the debt-ridden expansive state and government we have?

Okay, replace “threat to America” with “threat to liberal statists”.

[Sidebar: Notice that the "We need to address the root causes" explanation is never used by the left when responding to the "violence" of the Tea Partiers?]

SteveMG on April 22, 2010 at 4:41 PM

At first I thought the completely bleeped out ending was a goof, like Forrest Gump’s speech on The Mall. But, who knows.

In any case, it illustrates even better how intolerant Islam can be, showing Jesus watching internet porn and Buddha doing lines of coke. I just hope there’s no Ginger uprising.

Dongemaharu on April 22, 2010 at 4:42 PM


bleeping the words “Prophet Muhammad,”

Ever notice how they always refer to him as “The Prophet Muhammed” as if they believed in him. Do they ever refer to Jesus as “The Savior”?

Tony737 on April 22, 2010 at 4:42 PM

sounds like someone named Abu Talhah al Amrikee wants a date with a Predator drone…….or at least needs one….that’s not a threat, just a likely outcome.

search4truth on April 22, 2010 at 4:43 PM

Submit! Resistance is futile! Bow, dhimmis bow!!
/s

Can’t wait to hear bootlick BOR tell “the folks” this was the right call, and it’s what he would have advised–just like he did when he first covered this story.

Gang-of-One on April 22, 2010 at 4:43 PM

OK, I’m calling for a Jewhad on Sarah Silverman.

Hey, it works for them

morganfrost on April 22, 2010 at 4:43 PM

Really too bad. The last two episodes were absolute classics. And the beeps they used were so f’en annoying. Why not just mute the sound? I’m surprised they didn’t black out their mouths as well.

strictnein on April 22, 2010 at 4:43 PM

This explains why Allah does not want his identity revealed.

Mr. Joe on April 22, 2010 at 4:43 PM

Redactions Revealed: The Six Secrets You Need to Know From the Obama Subpoena Request

Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/The-Six-Secrets-You-Need-to-Know-From-the-Blagojevich-Filing-91848634.html#ixzz0lrcfWAJR

ninjapirate on April 22, 2010 at 4:44 PM

Dhimmuh!

Christien on April 22, 2010 at 4:31 PM

Ha!

AntonDomi on April 22, 2010 at 4:44 PM

Umm He knows the Koran ???

Obama Names Muslim Envoy to OIC

William Amos on April 22, 2010 at 4:41 PM

Hey, that reminds me, I’m almost out of toilet paper. Anyone know where I can get a copy of the Koran?

UltimateBob on April 22, 2010 at 4:45 PM

Not sure we should be shocked at yet another example of Lefties demonstrating the courage of their convictions.

PJ Emeritus on April 22, 2010 at 4:46 PM

‘South Park’ Creators Respond

LibertarianRepublican on April 22, 2010 at 4:46 PM

Dhimmuh!
Christien on April 22, 2010 at 4:31 PM

Winner.

Whew! Thanks Comedy Central. Now the Islamic horde has no reason to plot violence against the west.

mankai on April 22, 2010 at 4:36 PM

Exactly.

This decision is not going to end well.

RD on April 22, 2010 at 4:47 PM

I saw Bill O. on this last night and was simularly disgusted. He was advising South Park not to air the episode per the usual “it might incite violence” garbage. As far as I’m concerned he (Bill O.) can’t honestly call himself “bold” anymore, and further that both he and the fox broadcasting network is bowing to Islam just as much a BHO has bowed to the Suadi royalty.

James Moriarty on April 22, 2010 at 4:40 PM

Disgrace. The islamic M.O. is to get “incited to violence” about anything. But isn’t fox partly owned by some muslim?

the_nile on April 22, 2010 at 4:47 PM

Why are they doing this?Have we been told what a peaceful religion Islam is and we should not use the words Islamic terrorist.Well i guess the show will have to go back to the reliable standbys .The Pope and Christians.

thmcbb on April 22, 2010 at 4:48 PM

Someone should superimpose a picture of a nuclear explosion over the site where the Muslims gather for the Hadj. Tell them it is not a threat, however the peace it would bring to Mecca and Medina would last a lifetime. Or in the case of radiation, half life.

Zelsdorf Ragshaft on April 22, 2010 at 4:48 PM

LibertarianRepublican on April 22, 2010 at 4:46 PM

Thanks!

For those who don’t want to give the Times any traffic…

The “South Park” creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, have issued a statement in response to Comedy Central’s decision to alter an episode after a Muslim group’s warning:

In the 14 years we’ve been doing South Park we have never done a show that we couldn’t stand behind. We delivered our version of the show to Comedy Central and they made a determination to alter the episode. It wasn’t some meta-joke on our part. Comedy Central added the bleeps. In fact, Kyle’s customary final speech was about intimidation and fear. It didn’t mention Muhammad at all but it got bleeped too. We’ll be back next week with a whole new show about something completely different and we’ll see what happens to it.

Joe Caps on April 22, 2010 at 4:49 PM

Meh. I hardly ever watch Comedy Central anyway but when I do feel like being entertained by a bunch of lowlife pu$$ies I watch Bathtub Boy or Tingles..

Guardian on April 22, 2010 at 4:51 PM

If you have to worry about violent reprisals is it still fair to call Islam a religion? I don’t know of any other philosophical group that preaches violence against its critics.

scrubjay on April 22, 2010 at 4:51 PM

“It’s not a threat, but it really is a likely outcome,” al Amrikee said,

This guy is a POS.

I read an article about this yesterday (which I can’t find now, it appears to have been scrubbed) where the reporter asked al Amrikee if he supports jihad against the United States. His answer was, “I can’t answer that legally.”

In other words, he does.

UltimateBob on April 22, 2010 at 4:51 PM

If there is a bigger collection of pussies than the collective workforce of Comedy Central, I’d like to see it. Between kowtowing to Muslim extremists and John Stewart lobbing political broadsides, only to run back behind his clown nose when confronted about them, CC has proven itself to be the Doctor Zachary Smith of broadcast media.

holygoat on April 22, 2010 at 4:52 PM

There are so many posts on here today that I wish I could “like” as on FacadeBook. Allah, maybe there’s some technology you could talk your new bosses into procuring.

Excellent points raised by all.

I too thought that the final bleep fest towards the end of the show lasting for upwards of 35 seconds was the joke. but it seems that the network’s collective balls were absent.

I’ve watched this show since episode 1. Trey and Matt make better points and social commentary as the years pass. This Muhammad instance is just another one, albeit an important one. The creators are used to being faced with censorship for offending common decency. Now they are being censored for fear of insighting violence from 3 billion people (moose-limbs, to borrow a pronunciation from Adam Gadahn.)

Sad dhimmi-capitulation. Where’s the ACLU? Oh yeah…

BirdEye on April 22, 2010 at 4:52 PM

If you have to worry about violent reprisals is it still fair to call Islam a religion? I don’t know of any other philosophical group that preaches violence against its critics.

scrubjay on April 22, 2010 at 4:51 PM

What about the radical Left in this country?

UltimateBob on April 22, 2010 at 4:52 PM

time to ditch Censorship Central and find a new network. They censored 35 seconds of the show that didn’t refer to Mohammed at all?

alteredbeat on April 22, 2010 at 4:52 PM

Tell them it is not a threat…
Zelsdorf Ragshaft on April 22, 2010 at 4:48 PM

“… it is just a warning.”

Is that not the correct form of the argument?

RD on April 22, 2010 at 4:52 PM

Dhimmuh!
Christien on April 22, 2010 at 4:31 PM

Thread closed.

carbon_footprint on April 22, 2010 at 4:52 PM

Comedy Central is real edgy until there is any threat of violence. Dhimmi Central.

I guess this means no Li’l Obama cartoon series either?

Hening on April 22, 2010 at 4:53 PM

When you volunteer for security guard duty at Comedy Central’s front entrance, that’s when you can start calling them rotten cowards. Until then…. They’re not in the anti-terrorism business. They’re in the comedy business.

RBMN on April 22, 2010 at 4:53 PM

Wow. Was anyone at Comedy Central forced to convert to Islam?

You’ve got to love these “edgy” comedy shows until they are forced to grab their ankles and bend over. Are they really this weak?

chief on April 22, 2010 at 4:53 PM

the Doctor Zachary Smith of broadcast media.

holygoat on April 22, 2010 at 4:52 PM

Ha ha. I guess you have to be over the age of 45 to get that one.

UltimateBob on April 22, 2010 at 4:54 PM

Parker and Stone:

We’ll be back next week with a whole new show about something completely different and we’ll see what happens to it.

Sweeeeeeeeeeet!

Christien on April 22, 2010 at 4:55 PM

ComedyDhimmi Central

ronsfi on April 22, 2010 at 4:55 PM

*~@:{(>

Seven Percent Solution on April 22, 2010 at 4:28 PM

+1 Dude, not sure if that’s your original idea, but awesome. I fell out of my chair.

cackcon on April 22, 2010 at 4:55 PM

I wonder if Jon Stewart or Colbert will extol the virtues of their network for censoring free speech. Cowards, all of them in the network. Stone and Parker deserve better.

cubachi on April 22, 2010 at 4:56 PM

America the cowed. There are more apologists for the religion of peace who’s own heads will also be on the chopping block if these barbarian thugs get their way.

I know it’s PBS but they had a chilling and disgusting doco on devout muslims by day, child rapers at night. This is going on in Afghanistan NOW. Every conservative (actually AMERICAN) should see this doco. It’s called “The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan“.

It will make you think about our men and women fighting over there for this. These Muslims are portrayed as religious when they are disgusting hypocrites and child rapers. It’s hard to watch but you MUST!

Gob on April 22, 2010 at 4:58 PM

What about the radical Left in this country?

UltimateBob on April 22, 2010 at 4:52 PM

They are a political group. Islam should lose its mantle of religion and be called a political group, too.

scrubjay on April 22, 2010 at 4:58 PM

Well we still have this (from a few years ago):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTsR820ofEQ

They should make the next SP episode entirely bleeped out as protest.

brak on April 22, 2010 at 4:58 PM

When you volunteer for security guard duty at Comedy Central’s front entrance, that’s when you can start calling them rotten cowards. Until then…. They’re not in the anti-terrorism business. They’re in the comedy business.

RBMN on April 22, 2010 at 4:53 PM

If they were upfront with the threats and asked for support people would volunteer, what do you think soldiers does for a living.

the_nile on April 22, 2010 at 4:59 PM

When I checked yesterday I was able to stream the original Super Best Friends episode of South Park from their website. This episode featured a completely uncensored Mohammed — it has now been removed.

What bullcrap.

HebrewToYou on April 22, 2010 at 4:59 PM

In today’s America we never see “censor” banners, therefore we always think they are a joke done on purpose. For Comedy Central to truly use the “censor” it shows just how much the jihadis are turning America back to the dark ages.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on April 22, 2010 at 5:00 PM

On Thursday morning, a spokesman for Comedy Central confirmed that the network had added more bleeps to the episode than were in the cut delivered by South Park Studios, and that it was not giving permission for the episode to run on the studio’s Web site.

That indicates there were beeps to begin with, and given the timing of the beeps at the end, I’m almost positive those were intended by Parker and Stone.

MadisonConservative on April 22, 2010 at 5:01 PM

We’ll be back next week with a whole new show about something completely different and we’ll see what happens to it.

Can’t wait.

I wish they’d find a new channel though. This is ridiculous.

Esthier on April 22, 2010 at 5:01 PM

Somebody’s GOTTA post the link about “Eric Cartman” signing out 100s of machine guns out of an armory in Afghanistan.

Christien on April 22, 2010 at 5:02 PM

This is what happens when you “write a check that your butt can’t cash,” as they say. Too late now, but the time to decide if you’re willing to live in a security bubble, like Rushdie, is before you put the work out there. Then you don’t back down, because it’s what you predicted, and what you were prepared to put up with.

RBMN on April 22, 2010 at 5:02 PM

That indicates there were beeps to begin with, and given the timing of the beeps at the end, I’m almost positive those were intended by Parker and Stone.

MadisonConservative on April 22, 2010 at 5:01 PM

Not according to this:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/22/south-park-creators-respond/

In the 14 years we’ve been doing South Park we have never done a show that we couldn’t stand behind. We delivered our version of the show to Comedy Central and they made a determination to alter the episode. It wasn’t some meta-joke on our part. Comedy Central added the bleeps. In fact, Kyle’s customary final speech was about intimidation and fear. It didn’t mention Muhammad at all but it got bleeped too. We’ll be back next week with a whole new show about something completely different and we’ll see what happens to it.

Esthier on April 22, 2010 at 5:03 PM

This is such a despicable display. Couple this with the Press being shoved away from the protest in Lafayette Park the other day and I’m beginning to wonder what Country this is anymore.

It’s getting bad out there.

russcote on April 22, 2010 at 5:03 PM

I really get a kick out of Bill O talking about” patriots”. When he has a chance to stand up and talk about what real patriotism is,,,he squishes out. Freedom of the press and expression was expressly set up for just this type of satire,truth,metaphor or whatever you want to call it[Have you ever read political ads or opinions from that era]The threat of death/murder[which is not idle,,this is what they do[ and by they I mean those of the Islam "religion" ]is their main intimidation tool. Way to go Bill O and entertainment community,,,,you are surely “pinheads” and 180 degrees out of even being patriots. Islam has a word for you guys,,it begins with a d,,,,look it up Bill.

retiredeagle on April 22, 2010 at 5:04 PM

MadisonConservative on April 22, 2010 at 5:01 PM

Well over the course of any SP episode there are bleeps. Mostly for the more offensive words Eric Cartman says.

Rightwingguy on April 22, 2010 at 5:04 PM

When you volunteer for security guard duty at Comedy Central’s front entrance, that’s when you can start calling them rotten cowards. Until then…. They’re not in the anti-terrorism business. They’re in the comedy business.

RBMN on April 22, 2010 at 4:53 PM

Fine, they’re not cowards; they just have no integrity based on their fears. Either all religions are off limits, or none are.

Esthier on April 22, 2010 at 5:06 PM

Parker and Stone have responded with this statement:

In the 14 years we’ve been doing South Park we have never done a show that we couldn’t stand behind. We delivered our version of the show to Comedy Central and they made a determination to alter the episode. It wasn’t some meta-joke on our part. Comedy Central added the bleeps. In fact, Kyle’s customary final speech was about intimidation and fear. It didn’t mention Muhammad at all but it got bleeped too. We’ll be back next week with a whole new show about something completely different and we’ll see what happens to it.

I am horrified at Comedy Central’s cowardly actions. This is reprehensible. I think we need to do what they want to prevent others from doing and make our voices heard about this.

WesternActor on April 22, 2010 at 5:06 PM

If you want to watch episode 201 or any other episode, check out this link.

I love Matt and Trey. Their comedy is so smart and witty. The reason why I say this is because they made the other religious characters in this episode do outrageous things and they left Moohammad censored because they knew Comedy Center wouldn’t censor JC, Budda, Krisha, etc but they would censor Moohammad, b/c of Islamic radicals.

Lance Murdock on April 22, 2010 at 5:07 PM

James Moriarty on April 22, 2010 at 4:40 PM

James, That POS O’Reilly has not been bold since he was exposed as a pervy hypocrite wanting to soap up his producer’s pontoons in a shower. In his previous books, he cautioned about doing dopey things to ruin your future and reputation.

He thinks that just because nobody talks about it anymore that we have forgotten WRONG!

Gob on April 22, 2010 at 5:07 PM

RBMN on April 22, 2010 at 4:53 PM

Weak.

reaganaut on April 22, 2010 at 5:07 PM

When I checked yesterday I was able to stream the original Super Best Friends episode of South Park from their website. This episode featured a completely uncensored Mohammed — it has now been removed.

What bullcrap.

HebrewToYou on April 22, 2010 at 4:59 PM

HebrewToYou, I was able to watch it today around noon—it’s only been removed within the last few hours. Cowards.

WesternActor on April 22, 2010 at 5:08 PM

Esthier on April 22, 2010 at 5:03 PM

Wow.

CC actually bleeped out entire speeches?

Wow. F**k them. Unbelievable.

MadisonConservative on April 22, 2010 at 5:08 PM

WesternActor on April 22, 2010 at 5:06 PM

Don’t worry, “Teabaggers” are still open game. Love live free speech unless you hurt radical Muslims feelings. Then shut up.

Lance Murdock on April 22, 2010 at 5:09 PM

Dhimmi Central

djtnt on April 22, 2010 at 4:39 PM

QFT

labrat on April 22, 2010 at 5:09 PM

“raise awareness.” He said the grisly photograph of van Gogh was meant to “explain the severity” of what Parker and Stone did by mocking Muhammad.

Something tells me some unhinged Muslim trying the note-on-the-knife trick here in the U.S. might find he brought a knife to a gunfight.

Heralder on April 22, 2010 at 5:09 PM

Here.

Christien on April 22, 2010 at 5:10 PM

Woah…deja vu.

Diane on April 22, 2010 at 5:10 PM

HebrewToYou on April 22, 2010 at 4:59 PM

It’s available uncensored and for download at the Itunes store.

Rightwingguy on April 22, 2010 at 5:10 PM

Fine, they’re not cowards; they just have no integrity based on their fears. Either all religions are off limits, or none are.

Esthier on April 22, 2010 at 5:06 PM

Total agreement.

Diane on April 22, 2010 at 5:11 PM

When it was supposed to re-air at midnight, they showed a different episode.

freedomplow on April 22, 2010 at 5:13 PM

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