Has Timothy Shriver, chairman of the Special Olympics, who this week called for a boycott of Ben Stiller’s new comedy movie, "Tropic Thunder," for the film’s liberal use of the R-word, ever watched "South Park?"
Let’s hope not. Because if he hated "Tropic Thunder," then he’s really gonna dislke the "Up the Down Steriod" episode from Season 8 that originally aired in 2004, the year Shriver became chairman, president and CEO of the Special Olympics.
In the episode, Cartman pretends to be the R-word to compete in the Special Olympics (and win $1,000) and the show’s "challenged" characters, Timmy and Jimmy, fight over Jimmy’s use of illegal steriods. He also might not like "Cripple Fight," another popular SP episode (originally aired in 2001) in which a jealous Timmy and newcomer Jimmy duke it out.
Sure, these episodes first aired in 2001 and 2004. But they’re still airing on Comedy Central. Perhaps a boycott and/or ban is still called for!
Get on it, Timmy!
To watch a snippet of Cartman getting ready for the Special Games, keep reading. …
WARNING! IF YOU ARE OFFENDED BY THE R-WORD OR HOLLYWOOD’S PORTRAYAL OF THE DISABLED, DO NOT WATCH THIS CLIP!
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