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”?