Talk:It Hits the Fan

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Censorship comments[edit]

What about the stuff Chef finds out about in the library? The wikipedia article on shit says : "It was originally adopted into Old English as scitte, eventually morphing into Middle English schītte." Scitte is mentioned on the South Park episode. But the wikipedia article does not mention the word Shit developing near the time of the black plague and this being the reason for its taboo. Does anyone know anything about this? IS the wikipedia article lacking or did South Park lie about history? --Jon in California —Preceding unsigned comment added by 208.127.73.181 (talkcontribs)

Also, we need to mention that in the book it shows seven stones representing the "Curse" words. This could be a reference to George Carlins the 7 dirty words that you can't say on television. Also Cartman points out that god hates the word "meegrob" just as he does. Is "Meegrob" a fictional word? Could someone find this out?--Ben Rushingfn 02:35, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

Old comment, but... he's saying mee krob, and yes it's a real thing. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mee_krob —Preceding unsigned comment added by 90.208.66.55 (talk) 12:30, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

Can someone please explain the reason why this was able to get around the censors? (Not trying to be political, I thought it was really funny myself, just how did they get away with it?)--Theloniouszen 21:06, Apr 3, 2005 (UTC)

Mainly because it aired very late at night.--Beau99 00:39, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Also, cable TV isn't under the jurisidction of the FCC, so unless the local cable companies do something, there are no censors once Comedy Central decides to air it. There's a discussion of this towards the end of Seven dirty words, which I was just reading (it links to this article there, perhaps the link was even a response to Theloniouszen above). --Toby Bartels 01:22, 12 November 2005 (UTC)

How come only in this episode 'fag' is cencored? For exaple, in the Lord of The rings episode, Cartman called the Harry Potter kids fags without bleeped. Was it just a joke or what?

Yes, it was a joke highlighting censoring and also served to show that Jimbo was gay. Zifnabxar 23:51, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

This is actually the second episode of Season 5, with Scott Tenorman Must Die being the first made, but was delayed for several weeks. Therefore, this was the first episode of season 5 that was aired, but the second of the season in sequence (it is catalogued at episode 502). I have changed the article to reflect this. Ubergenius 14:27, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

Ummm... No.[edit]

The fact that the word "shit" is used 162 times does not need to be verified because it was listed on a counter throughout the entire episode.... Mkay

Isn't this episode a parody of the FCC's ruling concerning the use of the word "fuck" -- i.e., that it can only be used on TV in its non-literal sense? Should this be mentioned in the article?

Well, some people have probably not seen the episode, as it is on late at night. And, those who saw the episode might have forgotten. Also, sign your posts with four tildes. Irish rover 01:41, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

Fuck blocked out[edit]

Wasn't "fuck" blocked out, too? The article seems to suggest otherwise.

Glad you noticed that. Yes, even in the DVD - the article seemed to imply it made it through the first time, but not in later airings, so I fixed that. (And they DO use the word "fuck" in the DVD commentaries, so you can't say that's inaccurate - someone must have been confused. That commentary even mentioned that if they wanted to use the word shit uncensored on a regular basis, it wouldn't even bother the network, so they'd have to skip right to the word fuck - further proof.) 75.36.128.21 02:57, 20 May 2007 (UTC)

Was "shit" censored in syndication?[edit]

There were no sources saying it in the article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.99.48.168 (talk) 16:34, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Not every episode is bought for syndication. I doubt this one was bought by another network. Never-the-less, I've seen this episode several times after it's original airing and the word "shit" was never bleeped out. 72.90.17.145 (talk) 01:01, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

I know this is an old discussion, but just mentioning, in Latin American syndication, this episode is not really special, as regular dubbing is completely uncensored (well, they did cut the image of Mohammed in Cartoon Wars, but all cursing is heard). 201.190.18.181 (talk) 05:11, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

Kyle's Vagina?[edit]

During this episode, Kyle mentions that he has a vagina. That's not true because vaginas are for girls only, so doesn't Kyle know that he's a boy and boys like him do not have vaginas?

  • I do hope this is a joke... it's a phrase. Griever89 (talk) 01:17, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

A Mistake[edit]

On the show, the counter had made a mistake. When the TV guy was said the word many times, he had stopped to breathe, and the counter had still reached 149, without him actually saying the curse word at that instant. So actually, the word was said 161 times, not 162. Note: I do not like posting swearwords on talk pages. I might add them on the pages themselves if necessary, but not on talk pages. Bramblestar (ShadowClan Leader) (talk) 00:04, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

He's absolutely right. Should it be changed? 166.248.1.40 (talk) 14:43, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

HBC = HBO?[edit]

I noticed that HBC is linked to HBO. The two do seem similar, but technically only one letter changes from HBC to ABC or NBC either, and both of those networks seem to be more fitting of the programming (HBO generally shows movies and longer shows, so several sitcoms being on in a row seems unlikely, and further, it is mentioned at least once during the first broadcast of "shit" that the channel has commercials, which is also untrue of HBO). I'd say that most likly the letters were chosen because of their close proximity to the other names of the network, and I doubt the link is appropriate here. Any citations where it was said that HBC is supposed to be HBO? Dylan (talk) 05:22, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

  • The sitcom that's shown during "Must Shit TV" appears to be The Drew Carey Show, which suggests that HBC is a stand-in for ABC where TDCS aired. This is further supported by the idea that the episode is parodying NYPD Blue, which aired on ABC, though the article currently lacks verification that this was the show they intended to parody. However, HBC is also used in other episodes of the series such as South Park Is Gay, where it's a stand-in for Bravo (or more likely its parent company, NBC). Therefore it seems HBC is just a generic name chosen to represent TV studios and not a jab at a specific one. 67.133.229.226 (talk) 02:50, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

Looks like the joke is on the creators[edit]

Was the point to be shocking? or make a point? Why do these shock people try to do something shocking and then be shocked when no one is shocked by it? It says they were shocked that they allowed it to show uncensored, and no one really cared that they did except for kids saying omg they said shit 162 times. What did they accomplish; they made people that watch the show act like the characters on the show which they are criticizing. It didn't serve any purpose at all. People still say shit; people don't stop saying it so the word has meaning. No one cared, nothing happened.