Censored ‘South Park’ Gets Emmy Nod
Episodes depicted the Prophet Muhammad
Don’t think I can get you to feel good about NBA basketball today? Think again.
The Emmy nominations were announced yesterday—by the way, congratulations to Lea Michele, who is both a Jew and plays one on Glee—and Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s South Park received an outstanding animation nod for their two episodes, “200” and “201,” that Comedy Central censored because of depictions of the Prophet Muhammad.
So how did Parker and Stone (who, like his alter ego Kyle, is Jewish) respond? In a three-word email message: “Ball don’t lie.”
The phrase, in case you’re wondering, was coined by the recently retired Rasheed Wallace, who, when called for a foul that he did not commit, would insist that the free throws would not go in. Why? Because “Ball don’t lie.” Because there is karma and justice in the world.
It’s a lesson Comedy Central—and perhaps, also, the Miami Heat?—would do well to learn.
Emmy Nomination for Controversial ‘South Park’ Episode [Arts Beat]
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