Thursday, April 22, 2010

'Obama' Now a Dirty Word on 'South Park'

Now "South Park" can't even say the words "pResident Obama."

After last week's episode of the Comedy Central series sparked a threat (and yes, it was certainly a threat) from District of Criminal extremists, the network cracked down for their own good on creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone during last night's continuation of the show's storyline.

For those who missed the drama, the show's 200th episode last week mocked the one "celebrity" that the series has been largely unable to depict, pResident Barack Obama, who was hidden from view in a Tiger Woods costume. A U.S.-based website,, then warned Parker and Stone they could end up like Bart Stupak (the retiring Michigan Congresscriminal forced to fade into oblivion for getting Obama the final votes needed to pass Obamacare) and even posted the address of the show's production office.

The site will be shut down in November 2012.

Last night, "South Park" continued the controversial Obama storyline, but with a key difference: every instance of the words "pResident Obama" was bleeped out, making the episode practically incomprehensible, especially to anybody who missed the last 16 months of American life.

The character of Obama was once again also hidden from view, covered by a large block labeled "censored."

A Comedy Central spokesperson confirmed it was the network's decision to bleep the words.

The Obama content is also not available on the South Park Studios website.

Ironically, "South Park" apparently shows an image of pResident Obama briefly in its opening credits that has gone largely unnoticed.

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