April 24, 2010

Batman's THE KILLING JOKE Joker Parody on SOUTH PARK

The other night, on Comedy Central's SOUTH PARK Cartoon TV Show, they did a total homage to Alan Moore and Brian Bolland's classic Batman Graphic Novel JOKER: THE KILLING JOKE. Yes, the ultimate JOKER book! One important thing that true Batman Fans will love too is the fact that they used the original version of the book & not the 2008 re-issue. Now, I have not seen it yet. In fact, our friend Dan was the guy who told me about it & to torture me he sent these amazing screen shots ( Thanks Dan! ). As you can see, they do a spot-on parody of the book! Be sure to click on them for larger versions. I have been trying to find the episode online & that's turned into a small problem. You see, the creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, are under a lot of trouble right now because this episode depicts an image of the Prophet Muhammad & it has a lot of very serious Muslim groups pretty angry. Like, usually after a South park episode has aired ( & you missed it ) you can visit their website a few days later to see it online. Well, this episode is the one under fire from religious groups & they might not ever post it there. Stay tuned to the Bat-Blog for more details.


ozz said...

The first thing I thought when I saw the pix was "That looks like Scott Tenorman". It was.

Here's a synopsis of the episode written by someone who probably had no idea of the Batman tie-in. Sounds like a pretty crazy episode.


Anonymous said...

what's the difference between the original killing joke and the 2008 reprint?? did they change the story?

tomztoyz said...

There's not that much of a difference between the original Killing Joke and the 2008 reprint except for the coloring. The story is exactly the same. it's just that they used a more modern-day coloring technique for the newer version. Some purists were sort of offended but it really wasn't that big a deal.