South park episode timmy on steroids

As Jesus vs. Santa became more popular, Parker and Stone began talks of developing the short into a television series. Fox refused to pick up the series, not wanting to air a show that included the character Mr. Hankey , a talking piece of feces. [45] The two then entered negotiations with both MTV and Comedy Central. Parker preferred the show be produced by Comedy Central, fearing that MTV would turn it into a kids show. [46] When Comedy Central executive Doug Herzog watched the short, he commissioned for it to be developed into a series. [26] [47]

"Pip" serves as an explanation of the origins of its central character, as well as a retelling of the 1861 Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations . The episode is, of course, not a straight adaptation of the novel, but a comedic retelling thereof. As such, the episode's main aim is not to represent Great Expectations , but to use it for the purpose of comedy. [26] : 184 Some of Pip's speech, such as "breaky-wakey out of prison" and "that's a lot of money-woney" is a reference to Malcolm McDowell's character Alex's speech in the 1971 film A Clockwork Orange . Some of the central characters of the novel appear in the episode. These include Pip, as well as Joe (Pip's brother-in-law), Mrs Joe (Pip's sister), Miss Havisham , Estella Havisham , Herbert Pocket, and the escaped convict . For most of the episode, the plot stays relatively faithful to the novel's basic story. At one point however, the episode introduces major digressions from the novel, mainly Miss Havisham's fictional objects of modern, evil technology, such as her Genesis Device and robot monkeys. [26] : 186 The ending of the episode has been viewed as "a joke about contemporary Hollywood's inability to produce entertainment that does not depend on idiotic spectacle." [26] : 186

South park episode timmy on steroids

south park episode timmy on steroids


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