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Wednesday, December 14, 2021


It’s good to know that I’m not the only weirdo who has Eric Cartman of “South Park” on the brain when it comes to Brokeback Mountain.

I feel compelled to post a typo-free version of Cartman’s definition of the independent film oeuvre:

CARTMAN: No, dude, independent films are those black and white hippie movies. They’re always about gay cowboys eating pudding.

WENDY: No they’re not! Independent films are produced outside the Hollywood system. They’re movies without all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood.

CARTMAN: Byeh, sure. Well, you show me one independent film that isn’t about gay cowboys eating pudding!

I think director Ang Lee has some ’splaining to do. Omitting the pudding is not an effective enough dodge, I think.

As funny as this is, I’m a bit saddened to cite an instance of Cartman being a voice of wisdom (well, sorta). I feel “South Park” lost some edge when Cartman, originally the dumbassed fat-kid target of abuse from the other kids, started to become the cool kid — and that started happening in the first season, actually.

- Costa Tsiokos, Wed 12/14/2005 06:45:16 PM
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