South Park & The Concept of "Too Soon"?

In the just-aired episode of South Park, Hell on Earth 2006, recently deceased crocodile hunter Steve Irwin made an appearance. In the episode, he has gone to hell and attends Satan’s Halloween costume-party, the stingray that killed him still hanging from his chest. The full episode can be watched online.

Now I’m a die-hard fan of South Park and I mostly think creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s mocking of people and politics is deserved or at least well placed. This time, I’m undecided. Knowing their sick and twisted sense of humour, this might simply be their way of saying “joking is caring”.

What do you think? Is this the price of fame for Steve Irwin, or is it “too soon”?

4 thoughts on “South Park & The Concept of "Too Soon"?”

  1. Jonas Rabbe says:

    I must admit, I thought the 9/11 movies that just came out were too soon. Then again, 9/11 left deeper emotional marks on me than the death of Steve Irwin. Personally I never really cared for the programming Steve’s made, but if I did I might feel different, as it is I just feel indifferent.

  2. Joen says:

    I think I’ll have to agree with you there.

    Steve Irwins death didn’t impact me that much either, especially since … well, he was living on the edge. His death didn’t come as such a huge surprise to me.

  3. After giving this some thought, I must say that I think that South Park is just following the style they always do, and I have always been behind them in the past.

    So consequently, I think that it has to be ok, if what they have done in the past is ok.

    The only people I think could be hurt by it is his family, but then; They’d hurt whether it’s the day after or 10 years later.

    So while this is the first time I have even had to consider whether I think what South Park is doing is right or not, I am still behind them.

  4. Joen says:

    So while this is the first time I have even had to consider whether I think what South Park is doing is right or not, I am still behind them.

    I think I’m with you on this. Usually, when South Park takes on celebrities, they get it much worse than Irwin did. Yep, I’ll place myself in the “pretty soon, but okay camp”.

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