I love South Park.
I love it so much I even secretly watched the show with my kids when they were first born -- right up until the time they learned to speak well enough to rat me out to my wife.
I love Trey Parker and Matt Stone, two of the funnier and nicer guys who I've met in the business of show. How do I love them? Let me count some of the ways:
I love that they're total stand up guys with massive talent and big balls. As a result, I love everything that they've ever done, including That's My Bush! -- a show far more worthy of a rediscovery than the president who they turned into even more of a sitcom.
I love that for a cover story I wrote about them in Rolling Stone, Matt and Trey once acted out their masterful movie: South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut just for me as a rough version played on a computer. Later, for another story, they invited me on the set of Team America so that I could experience the real time torture of working with puppets. After many hours of such slow-paced fun, they even allowed me to be one of the first consenting adults to witness their film's uncut puppet sex scene - which was later cut down because some fleshy bastard at the ratings board somehow found hardcore puppet intercourse offensive. I love that Trey even wrote a blurb for my book The Showrunners in which the guys were included without reading a word.
I love that Matt and Trey do not care who they offend in the pursuit of amusing themselves and a watching world, and I support them with all my heart & soul right until the point where it puts me in any actual danger.
Here's my loving playlist for my two favorite blasphemers who fight for our freedoms and keep comedy central and relevant to our world
FREEDOM ISN'T FREE - Team America
PRESSURE DROP - Toots & The Maytals
LENNY BRUCE - Bob Dylan
FREEDOM - The Isley Brothers
BITE YOUR TONGUE - Tommy Stinson
EXPRESS YOURSELF - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
BLASPHEMY - Robbie Williams
PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION - Kay Kyser and His Orchestra
CHIMES OF FREEDOM - Bruce Springsteen
FREEDOM - Jimi Hendrix
CENSORSHIT - The Ramones
IT'S A SIN - Pet Shop Boys
BANNED IN THE USA - 2 Live Crew
WHAT GOD WANTS - Roger Waters
HYMN TO FREEDOM - The Oscar Peterson Trio
CRY FREEDOM - Dave Matthews Band
SHUT YOUR MOUTH - Garbage
FREEDOM RIDER - Traffic
EXPRESS YOURSELF - Madonna
SPEAK YOUR MIND - Joe Firstman
ROCKIN' IN THE FREE WORLD- Neil Young
FIND THE COST OF FREEDOM - Crosby, Stills & Nash
FREEDOM HIGHWAY - The Staple Singers
FREEDOM 90 - George Michael
FREEDOM OF CHOICE - Devo
SPEAK NOW OR FOREVER HOLD YOUR PEACE - Cheap Trick
What are your songs of freedom for South Park?