WOW South Park gets Emmy nod

Given that a posse of foul-mouthed grade-schoolers are the subject of Comedy Central's long-running series South Park, it's only natural that the show intersects with the world of gaming on occasion. In its most recent season, games played a significant role in a handful of episodes. An impatient...

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Given that a posse of foul-mouthed grade-schoolers are the subject of Comedy Central's long-running series South Park, it's only natural that the show intersects with the world of gaming on occasion. In its most recent season, games played a significant role in a handful of episodes. An impatient Cartman attempted to cryogenically freeze himself rather than endure the wait for Nintendo to release the Wii in the two-parter "Go God Go," and the whole gang became hopelessly addicted to Blizzard Entertainment's hit massively multiplayer online role-playing game in "Make Love, Not Warcraft."

Today, the World of Warcraft episode garnered the series its sixth Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour) category. Fellow nominees include Robot Chicken's "Lust for Puppets," The Simpsons's "The Haw-Hawed Couple," SpongeBob SquarePants' "Bummer Vacation," and Avatar: The Last Airbender's "City of Walls and Secrets."

While South Park has been nominated multiple times in the past, it has only won the category once. That win came in 2004 for "Best Friends Forever," the episode in which Kenny is chosen as a holy warrior for his skill at a PlayStation Portable game, then slips into a coma while his friends fight over whether or not they should pull the plug. Games also played a role in one of the show's other Emmy-nominated episodes, "Chinpoko Mon," a thinly veiled parody of the Nintendo-owned Pokemon phenomenon.

For full coverage of the Emmy nominations, check out the latest from TV.com.

Discussion

168 comments
Phil709
Phil709

South Park deserves this award. The episode was smart and funny.

Oni
Oni

To those who say the Simpsons hasn't been funny for ages obviously hasn't watched the show for ages. South park has been consistently great for a long time now. The WoW episode was fantastic because it poked fun at the reality that people become obsessed playing the game.... and at the end of the day, for what? Brilliant.

pumpkinsfreak
pumpkinsfreak

that WoW episode made me sick, but it was funny

alwayzplayin
alwayzplayin

the simpsons movie was boss. just thought id say that but south park is easily one of the greatest television shows of all time. they deserve this

uk_beny
uk_beny

make love not warcraft was probley one of there best episodes it seems the epsodes about gaming go down well they should just make more in the that subject

olthof
olthof

It WAS a great episode,..... and i normally don't really like south park. (and no i don't play War Craft) Nice work!

bigmick07
bigmick07

South Park is the funniest show i have ever seen. It covers all the big or funny issues in the world and mocks them or makes them funnier than they already are. With a bunch a bad-mouth 4th graders realy puts this show over the top.... sometimes in a negative way..... but its still the best show i have ever seen on comedy central.

mergirox
mergirox

Carapl Tunnel, CARPAL TUNNEL............................ Im going as fast as I can.................. ROFLMFAO loved their new faces when hey started playing in the computer lab....... I gotta watch the Emmy's for the first time

can0of0cheese
can0of0cheese

It's kinda funny that anyone that says south park sucks or similar instantly get like 8-20 minuses. And i completely agree those dudes and gals are totally i can't use the word **** here.

GtheB12
GtheB12

Trey Parker and Matt Stone do it again

mehoff88
mehoff88

They better win!!! Its the best episode i have ever seen

mjk_1
mjk_1

I don't want to say that episode was my favorite but I loved it. It easily beats out the other nominees.

halohelldaddy45
halohelldaddy45

Ah, that had to be one of the best SP episodes ever, ive seen it at least like 5 times and it is still funny every time. :D The funny thing is people actually take games that seriously and when you see them its just so funny.

jjdomo
jjdomo

"What!? We can't give the Sword of 1000 truths to a noob!" Funny cause it's true. Awesome episode.

osxgp
osxgp

I hope they win. Probably won't because the creators make fun of people that need to be made fun of. Too many crybabies.....Issac Hayes anyone?

NaturalBornGamR
NaturalBornGamR

This episode is the most downloaded on Xbox Live Marketplace out of all other video pay video content...

sevenwarlocks
sevenwarlocks

Make Love not Warcraft was definitely an awsome episode. Live to Win! I'll be in the woods, killing boars.

NeoNavarro
NeoNavarro

I must have watched "Make love not Warcraft" about fifty times. "Mom... bathroom"! LOL cracks me up every time!

MysticDynamite
MysticDynamite

Let's hope their ineviable Halo 3 parody wins an emmy.

keinuveye
keinuveye

Its the only content on my 360 that's lasted this long. I watch it again and again.

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

I saw this for the first time not too long ago. -Extremely funny.

-SiiLeNCE-
-SiiLeNCE-

... south park is a terrible show on every critiquable level. it's not funny and it goes to incredibly lengths to be vulgar without actually getting anywhere. the fact that it's getting a friggin' emmy's gotta say something...

petef20
petef20

That's my fave episode, so glad they got recognition for it.

Ol187
Ol187

That episode is epic, just like the show.

Ol187
Ol187

That episode is epic, and the show as well.

Bulldog19892
Bulldog19892

Awesome. I love South Park, and that was one of it's funniest episodes.

imnotacrook
imnotacrook

the way they did the episode was masterful. It was like that ninja episode they did only with WOW, though it was missing the awesome shot of butter getting his eye split in both the fantasy/real world with the ninja star.

PrivateJessard
PrivateJessard

YAY! That was definitely season 10's best episode. South Park is my favorite show. I'm proud that they won an emmy.

jpcorb
jpcorb

Saying The Simpsons hasn't been funny since Season 10 isn't entirely accurate; it has certainly declined quite a bit since then, but there are still at least a few jokes in each episode and a few episodes each season that remind you how great the show used to be, and from what I've seen the show seems to have been getting better over the past couple years. It will never be what it was 10 years ago again, but I don't think there's anything that could be that good again (which is including South Park, which, although a very funny show, isn't to that level, and it's over-reliance on lowbrow humor and topical references mean that most of the episodes won't hold up into the future). My hopes for The Simpsons Movie stem almost entirely from the fact that John Swartzwelder had a major part in writing it, and he is the greatest comedy writer who ever lived, with the possible exception of Douglas Adams. He wrote 59 of the 400 episodes that have been made so far, all of them at least good, and most of them brilliant. At least 7 of my top 10 were written by him, and he's written some great comedic novels since then, with How I Conquered Your Planet being one of the funniest things ever. And BTW, The Simpsons isn't ending after the movie, they've got contracts for at least one more season and since it is the 19th I would assume at least one more after that if only to hit the big 2-0. I'm assuming most of you that say The Simpsons sucks haven't seen or don't remember what the show used to be. Seasons 3 through 9 were the best seasons of anything ever, and the show didn't have a bad episode until at least the 11th season. There is a reason the show has been on so long and why Fox is so reluctant to end it.

ishcabible6000
ishcabible6000

GO AIRBENDER!!! No, seriously. That episode is really what made me change my opinion on South Park. I love the show now.

kweber24
kweber24

not the best episode by far, but south park is my favorite show

cheezlarson
cheezlarson

In the first 9 or so seasons of the Simpsons it was hard to find an episode that you didn't like. Now it's hard to find an episode worth sitting through. Hopefully the movie will be worth seeing as it will probably be the last animated full length movie that is not computer generated.

EnfantTerribles
EnfantTerribles

Good for them. MLNW was an awesome episode. I hope they show a good clip when the emmys air, something like the "How do you kill that which has no life" scene or the "This may be teh end of the world... Of Warcraft."

JEEBUS_BOGONDO
JEEBUS_BOGONDO

why must i be constantly be reminded of how I missed that episode and how funny it was?!!

Xxann
Xxann

I think "Make Love Not Warcraft" was one of the best south park episodes ever, the only one better was "Trapped In The Closet", but that one isn't aired anymore so lots of people don't get to see it, and it apparently is the reason Isaac Hayes left, but in an interview he said he was fine with them making fun of Scientology before he quit. and Phazevariance you said that robot chicken was more explicit than south park, but in one episode didn't Cartman (sorry if this offends anyone but sense most of the people who read this watch the show) Masturbate a dog, or something like that?

Themilkman418
Themilkman418

To bad you can't do most of the stuff they did in WOW in the game It was still an amazing episode and is well desrved of this nomination

yinyang3
yinyang3

Heh heh, I love that episode of Robot Chicken. The WoW episode is probably the best episode of South Park in over 5 years. That's not saying much, but it was a hilarious episode. Don't know why King of the Hill never wins...

cubeman
cubeman

I say South Park did a better job of that parody than the Simpson's did.

shiben
shiben

south park is the one man, samurai jack won once before southpark matt and trey should have ripped jack apart after that, or possibly no1 watches samurai jack.

miningguy
miningguy

"im not an r-tard..." South Park won

StayCalm200
StayCalm200

Practically the only good things on TV now is Comedy Central, and some Adult Swim so I hope they win.

hunter8man
hunter8man

The Warcraft episode was simply brilliant and hilarious. Robot Chicken at least still has some fresh and original skits on its show. As for the Simpsons, it's been boring for the longest time. I would rather they just cancel the damn show instead of releasing The Simpsons Movie.

IC3_MAST3R
IC3_MAST3R

South Park FTW, "Make Love, Not Warcraft" was easily one of my favourite South Park episodes.

Bamb0o-Stick
Bamb0o-Stick

I watched both the South Park and Avatar: TLA episodes, and they are both shows I'd like to watch win the award. South Park wins my vote in terms of humor and comedy, and Avatar is just an excellent show overall. Everyone says these other shows are great, but has anybody really watched Avatar from beginning to end? This is a show that only comes once a lifetime, imho.