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South Park episode - Mr. Garrison's Fancy New Vagina

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NonnyMouse1337 Sun 08-Sep-19 22:30:52

I guess it's not directly related to feminism, but I came across an old South Park episode called "Mr. Garrison's Fancy New Vagina" and it's a hilarious (but insightful) pisstake on the whole trans issue. Has anyone else watched it?

What I found quite impressive is that the episode was released in 2005 yet it accurately covered numerous angles of trans ideology - with trans racial and trans species absurdities thrown in to prove a point.

Just a warning if you are thinking of watching it - there are some scenes of real life surgery briefly shown at the start of the episode so you might want to bear that in mind if you're squeamish like me. You can cover your eyes and listen to the dialogue for that bit if it helps. smile

Kamma89 Sun 08-Sep-19 22:58:57

Reminds me of episode 13 of series 4 of Futurama 'Bend Her' A Male robot has a sex change to compete in the female category of the Olympics. He wins every event & annoys women with his grotesque interpretation of what they should be ...

Made in 2003, would never be approved now!

NonnyMouse1337 Sun 08-Sep-19 23:11:06

Oh I hadn't heard of that one... I shall have to look it up. smile

OccasionalKite Sun 08-Sep-19 23:14:28

Haven't seen, the episode, OP, but the title "Mr. Garrison's Fancy New Vagina" actually made me laugh out loud! So thanks for that! grin

NonnyMouse1337 Sun 08-Sep-19 23:18:27

It's a great title isn't it, OccasionalKite? Very memorable grin

hipsterfun Sun 08-Sep-19 23:25:28

There was an episode in which a young female South Parker has breast enlargement surgery. It really nailed the misogyny and felt quite feminist, iirc. Long time ago, mind, so it might not stand revisiting.

Wonderbag Sun 08-Sep-19 23:27:24

And Monty Pythons transgender skit: “it’s symbolic of his struggle against reality.”

Another one that would probably not be approved now.

NonnyMouse1337 Sun 08-Sep-19 23:34:19

I'll try to find a clip of it hipsterfun.
I like it when comedy shows or sketches manage to convey quite nuanced and complex critique under the guise of simple mockery.

NonnyMouse1337 Sun 08-Sep-19 23:37:30

Never heard of that one Wonderbag. It's crazy how anything and everything is transphobic these days.

TerfTalk Sun 08-Sep-19 23:46:24

The South Park writers are quite clever from what I’ve seen. I’ll give this a watch!

ImFineThankYouSusan Mon 09-Sep-19 00:47:29

Also watch the one where Cartman decides he is a girl.

joggerbottom Mon 09-Sep-19 01:34:40

There is an episode from a few seasons back where they address the toilet issue in schools. It was the first time I had heard the term 'cis'. I'm pretty sure it was from the season where PC Principle is introduced.
Season 19 is worth a watch - it nails wokeness and one episode is even called ' stunning and brave'.

ArnoldWhatshisknickers Mon 09-Sep-19 09:50:31

Never heard of that one Wonderbag

The Monty Python one is from Life of Brian.

I'm not generally much of a Python fan but that film is well worth a watch, very astute, and upon its release was very controversial for being 'anti-Christian'. It's the one from which the immortal line 'he's not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy' hails and also gifted us 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life'.

Babdoc Mon 09-Sep-19 10:12:44

Life of Brian isn’t actually anti Christian. It was certainly intended to be so - Cleese and co went to the Caribbean with a pile of New Testaments, planning to write a piss take of Jesus.
But they couldn’t find anything to argue with in anything He said or did. His wisdom, humility, self sacrifice and compassion were impossible to mock.
So in desperation they decided to mock religious cult followers instead. Hence the scenes of the crowds pursuing Brian, worshipping his sandal and gourd etc.
It’s made very clear right at the start of the film that Brian is not Christ, when the Wise Men turn up at the wrong stable, then snatch back their presents and head off to the correct one.
I’m a Christian myself, but I find parts of the film funny. The only bit I find utterly repugnant is the parody of crucifixion. The barbaric torture of any human is not suitable grounds for comedy, in my opinion.

ArnoldWhatshisknickers Mon 09-Sep-19 10:16:16

Life of Brian isn’t actually anti Christian

I know, hence my use of quotation marks. But it none the less caused controversy at the time and was considered such in some quarters.

NonnyMouse1337 Mon 09-Sep-19 10:28:12

Also watch the one where Cartman decides he is a girl.

Season 19 is worth a watch - it nails wokeness and one episode is even called ' stunning and brave'.

Guess they haven't been shying away from these topics! I don't see much outrage against them.

NonnyMouse1337 Mon 09-Sep-19 10:31:47

The Monty Python one is from Life of Brian.

I don't remember seeing that. shock
Will need to watch it again. There's probably a lot that went over my head the first time around.

Yorkshirelass444 Mon 09-Sep-19 10:44:35

use to love southpark and unashamedly enjoyed watching the film with my kids- the one with the song "unclefucker"- some things are too good not to expose kids to!! (just don't sing it outside this house, ok?)
so i am bloody delighted to hear that they haven't submitted to any woke pressure- unlike family guy which became all sympathetic to the struggle of quagmire's AGP father- so disappointing.
yep, the southpark creators have always come across as intelligent human beings- good contributions in "bowling for columbine". but where michael moore is prob fawning all over TRAs and allies- it's great to hear that the southpark crew have integrity intact.

TheBullshitGoesOn Mon 09-Sep-19 11:43:56

Dilbert has also picked up the theme.

NonnyMouse1337 Mon 09-Sep-19 12:02:06

Dilbert strip is hilarious... And also worrying because I'm sure that's what some employers would actually try to do to show they have dealt with sexism and pay gap issues. sad

MrGsFancyNewVagina Mon 09-Sep-19 12:19:26

I was looking for a new name and had forgotten all about that episode. Thanks, OP. That episode sums up how I feel about the absolute nonsense that those with an agenda are brainwashing our children with.

NonnyMouse1337 Mon 09-Sep-19 12:59:12

MrGsFancyNewVagina

Hahaha excellent username. grin

HauntedPinecone Mon 09-Sep-19 13:04:40

Thanks very much, Yorkshirelass444

I am now stuck in the office singing "shut your fucking face uncle fucker" to myself grin

Yorkshirelass444 Mon 09-Sep-19 13:12:24

glad to be of assistance, Haunted- what an earworm smile

GingerPCatt Mon 09-Sep-19 13:17:30

That episode of Futurerama was on a couple of days ago. I only caught the last minute or so and was like - what! are they talking about trans robots in the Olympics? Amazed they showed it.

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