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South Park Is Coming To UK Netflix This Month

Mark Cunliffe

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South Park Is Coming To UK Netflix This Month

With Disney+ announcing that it would be bringing The Simpsons over to its much-anticipated streaming service, Netflix has decided to get in on the action by signing up another longtime animated series, South Park.

Eric Cartman and the gang will be farting and swearing their way to UK and Ireland screens once again on 27 September, so you can enjoy some of the most controversial episodes all over again.

Earlier today, Netflix tweeted:

When South Park aired back in August 1997, thousands of parents around the world immediately banned their kids from watching it due to the brash and offensive style of humour. Undoubtedly, this is probably one of the reasons as to why it's now become such a cultural mega hit.

South Park has never shied away from controversy, which is often thanks to their ethos of 'if it's funny, it's funny'. Co-creator Trey Parker told the Evening Standard: "Everyone can be made fun of, and everything should be made fun of if you do it in the right way."

South Park Credit: Comedy Central
South Park Credit: Comedy Central

Over the course of the comedy's 21 seasons to date, there are very few major celebrities, politicians or cultural norms that have managed to avoid the show's trademark brand of outrageous lampoonery. From placing NFL golden boy Tom Brady in an advert for 'Butters's Creamy Goo' (a sports drink made from - I'm afraid so - semen) and depicting Barbara Streisand as a massive Godzilla-like monster, South Park goes where other shows dare not.

As well as taking on school shootings in America, South Park has come under fire for setting their sights on paedophile priests from the Catholic church.

In the episode, Randy Marsh calls Butters' dad Stephen while driving his car.

Credit: South Park Studios/Comedy Central
Credit: South Park Studios/Comedy Central

"Stephen! Stephen! The boys are missing. Their friends said they went camping with the priest," Randy shouts anxiously.

"Camping with the priest? Should we call the police or buy some condoms?" Stephen asks.

Randy then enjoys a good laugh, adding 'ok, ok, that was good', before continuing with his search.

And that's not even the most controversial scene...

If you're ready to relive some of the greatest TV moments of the last two decades, South Park comes to Netflix on 27 September.

Featured Image Credit: Comedy Central

Topics: TV and Film, Funny, Disney Plus, UK Entertainment, Netflix, South Park

Mark Cunliffe
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