Serious question: can someone explain what's funny here?
So there's the racism and the homophobia and the insulting of Kanye's mom, but like... beyond that what exactly about Kanye making this game merited mocking to begin with? Is it just that it's Kanye, even though nothing else that he's done is commented on beyond the game about his mom?
I have an extremely low opinion of South Park (as the rest of this post shows) but I'm legitimately curious about what about this amuses people. Is it just the fact that they said "Seaman" that way...? People keep calling it amazing/hilarious but not actually explaining what they find funny.
Same here. It's trash. I'm not ~offended~, I just think it's fucking bad and, if you want to think seriously about it, has had a legitimate negative impact on people's lives by normalizing some of its shittier jokes and making people think "they go after everyone" makes everything ok.
I knew South Park was supposed to be edgy or whatever, but as someone who's never seen the show or played the first game, this trailer caught me by surprise, especially with all the hype for this one and praise for the first one.
And this isn't virtue signalling or whatever you want to call it. I've made my fair share of racist jokes to people who can take it in stride and not be hurt by it, sure. I used to say "no homo" and "that's gay" all the time as a kid because I wanted to fit in. I mean, I grew up in an environment where I had to make the curry joke about myself first so I didn't have to hear someone else say it. But this trailer? None of this shit was okay, mostly because there's nothing funny about it. It's not homophobic or racist jokes... it's just homophobic and racist here. It's just kinda mean... and that's about it. Idk how you laugh at something like this.
But sure, you guys who love this type of stuff go on and laugh, I'll just be lurking here laughing at you responding to being called out by other posters.
Making him an actual fish changes things a lot; the original joke in the show seemed to be that Kanye was so out-of-touch and self-serious he was incapable of understanding a dumb pun from a crude kid's joke and wound up taking it a ridiculous direction. Having him be an actual fish everyone calls "gay fish" makes the joke hahaha he's gay instead of hahahaha he's so full of himself he can't understand jokes.
The way the mom is portrayed is not great. I'm not sure Kanye's mom's death is particularly fertile ground for comedy, and this seems more like something you'd see added to an episode they'd tossed together at the last minute because how did it make it all the way through game making and into the trailer and nobody was like "Maybe this isn't the best thing..."
Edit: the "see you soon son" joke at the end was actually entertaining; the rest of it felt more like something trying to be edgy than actual raw comedy that offended the sensibilities.
I know right, all those Jewish jokes from way back when are super funny because Matt Stone considers himself ethnically Jewish, and they make fun of everyone anyway.... so when Cartman dressed like Hitler back in Season 8 and started a race riot chanting the words "We must exterminate the Jews" it was actually hilarious and I'm just an out of touch old man.
That is interesting. I thought it looked like a poorly drawn fish with lipstick and earnings, and the reference never crossed my mind. But now that you point it out, it actually does a bit. I do not think it is intentional.
I haven't watched South Park in about three years, and thought the show peaked at season 10, but I loved their last game and this one looks even better. Can't wait to play.
Gotta say that mammyfish seems pretty racist to me. I get the context of the joke about Kanye's shitty cell phone game for his mom's passing and how Kanye can't take criticism (gay fish episode), but mammyfish is definitely not okay.