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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.97
Pretty ballsy episode to make when none of your workers are unionized. I loved it.

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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.88
I was pretty disappointed by the first two episodes this season. Having said that, this is EASILY the best episode of the season. The all-out brawl between all the YouTube celebrities was hilarious in itself, but the boys' reaction at the end was nothing short of hysterical. It does make sense that they'd be so used to this sort of carnage by now that it doesn't even faze them at this point.




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Nothing happened to the baby though. Shouldn't the baby be before the boys?

I will say, the episode did a pretty good job of showing that the writers basically screwed themselves in the ass with this strike.

And the fact of the matter is the strike DID NOT HURT ANYONE BUT THE WRITERS. The studios and conglomerates are doing just fine. Why? Well now that pilot season is dead they make up for all the money that is lost. And they wanted pilot season dead.

In hindsight, it was a bad poorly planned out move by the WGA.




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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.65
    Originally posted by The Vile1
    Nothing happened to the baby though. Shouldn't the baby be before the boys?

    I will say, the episode did a pretty good job of showing that the writers basically screwed themselves in the ass with this strike.

    And the fact of the matter is the strike DID NOT HURT ANYONE BUT THE WRITERS. The studios and conglomerates are doing just fine. Why? Well now that pilot season is dead they make up for all the money that is lost. And they wanted pilot season dead.

    In hindsight, it was a bad poorly planned out move by the WGA.


The strike was never to hurt anyone. The writers weren't striking to destroy the industry or anything. It was to make sure that in the future the writers would be compensated for work they did that was used in new media. The current group of writers *knew going in* that they wouldn't make back what they were losing by striking, but that's not what it was about. It was a strike on principle for the future writers that would take their place.

Pilot season is dead... so for one run the networks save some money. Great. Next time around they'll blow twice as much as they make 51252 MORE pilots for shows that are terrible because they never learn.
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#5 Posted on
    Originally posted by Tribal Prophet
    The strike was never to hurt anyone. The writers weren't striking to destroy the industry or anything. It was to make sure that in the future the writers would be compensated for work they did that was used in new media. The current group of writers *knew going in* that they wouldn't make back what they were losing by striking, but that's not what it was about. It was a strike on principle for the future writers that would take their place.


That's not quite the picture I feel was painted when the writers talk about how important their residuals are while they are picketing on the streets. Look what Harlan Ellison said. Ellison says they got totally screwed over.


    Pilot season is dead... so for one run the networks save some money. Great. Next time around they'll blow twice as much as they make 51252 MORE pilots for shows that are terrible because they never learn.


The networks were hoping with this move they could incite change for good. Basically they don't want a spring/fall season anymore. Not to mention they were able to re-allign their business when the strike forced all the writing deals to expire in January.

This was nothing but a lock out, regardless of what the WGA was hoping to achieve.




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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.19
    Originally posted by The Vile1
      Originally posted by Tribal Prophet
      The strike was never to hurt anyone. The writers weren't striking to destroy the industry or anything. It was to make sure that in the future the writers would be compensated for work they did that was used in new media. The current group of writers *knew going in* that they wouldn't make back what they were losing by striking, but that's not what it was about. It was a strike on principle for the future writers that would take their place.


    That's not quite the picture I feel was painted when the writers talk about how important their residuals are while they are picketing on the streets.


What Tribal Prophet wrote is practically word-for-word exactly what I remember hearing from every single striking writer that had anything to say on the matter. Particularly standing out in my mind are statements from the guys from The Office and LOST. But yeah, pretty much everytime I heard a WGA writer being interviewed, he was saying how he was striking for future writers. Hence the satire by South Park.

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#7 Posted on
Well then the WGA and future writers still got screwed.




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I can't decide if I liked the irony of watching the episode about how you can't make money on the Internet on SouthParkStudio.com, after, of course, a brief advertisement the most, or if I preferred a reprise of the "Family Guy is just random references" argument in place of jokes right before the seemingly interminable sequence where they just threw people from tired Internet memes on the screen and we were supposed to laugh because OMG I recognize Tay Zonday!!1
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
    Originally posted by The Vile1
    Well then the WGA and future writers still got screwed.


How could future writers be screwed if the WGA fought for more money for them? Seriously.

If, in six years, I wrote a movie and it sold. How did I get "screwed?"



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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.08
    Originally posted by Zeruel
      Originally posted by The Vile1
      Well then the WGA and future writers still got screwed.


    How could future writers be screwed if the WGA fought for more money for them? Seriously.

    If, in six years, I wrote a movie and it sold. How did I get "screwed?"


I think the implication is that they could have gotten a lot more had they waited until they had more to base their argument on.

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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.71
Is Kenny out of the picture again this season?
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.89
    Originally posted by BigDaddyLoco
    Is Kenny out of the picture again this season?

Nope. He was the focus of the Heavy Metal tribute episode.



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Finally, got to see the end last night after starting and stopping it on Monday. I liked the fact that Stan had an idea that worked which I thought was a nice change of pace. The doll/imaginary friend stuff was pretty damn clever.
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