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South Park Pays Tribute To J.D. Salinger

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We think he would have been the kind of guy to get a kick out of this. We sure did.

Check out this clip from last night's episode of South Park, where the boys pay tribute to acclaimed author, J.D. Salinger and his classic work Catcher in the Rye, in their own unique way. (above)

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13 comments to “South Park Pays Tribute To J.D. Salinger”

  1. 1

    i read it for the first time a few years ago and found it beautiful, strange, a bit scary in a few parts, and very in touch with youth…even after all this time.

    and i also was like "what the hell is everyone freaking out about?" there's NOTHING in that book that today's typical teenager would be at all shocked by. the language and situations are almost commonplace. it's the WAY Salinger wrote it that made it awesome.

    basically, this is another example of American puritanism over everything that's not santizied until it's unterly beige, boring, and bland in the schools. we american have got to lighten the fuck up on literature. it's ART people, not a threat to existence.

    same guys for the ppl pissing and moaning about nudes in public art. find something REAL and truly SERIOUS to fixate all your uptight rage on.

  2. 2

    lol, especially @ kill john lennon

  3. 3

    I laughed so hard at this.

  4. 4

    I never got why this book was banned..but more importantly, I never understood why it was an important book. It was some lame guy complaining about his life. the whole time. it was awful!

  5. jho36 says – reply to this


    i love south park for how it manages to be absolutely outrageous, hilarious and controversial, yet still manages to make a meaningful point about the idiocy of america. the writers don't get enough credit. retarded genius. sha-mona!

  6. 6

    ehehe… exactly how i felt when i read it. what's pathetic is that i read it twice over (within a week) because i thought i had missed something "between" the lines. but… nah… i didn't. it really is just about a whiny teenage boy. i was peeved. a professor later told me that the "genius" of Salinger's book was that he was able to truly capture the voice of an unsatisfied teenager set against the "leave it to beaver 50's".

  7. 7

    i didn't get the book at all, i hated it! And southpark didn't really pay tribute to it. Unless you also agree that they paid tribute to Sarah Jessica Parker in that episode

  8. 8

    It was an awesome episode. Scrotie MccBoogerballs!!!

  9. 9

    I think what's so disturbing about the book is the subtext. Salinger was a very 'read-between-the-lines' kind of writer. But 'Catcher in the Rye' is most definitely waaayyyy too hyped up. Completely agree with Gambitgirl.

    And I'm pretty sure Salinger wouldn't have cared either way. Can't speak for the man, but he was such a recluse I'd be surprised if he knew what South Park was.

  10. 10

    Killed the king of hippies!
    Like everyone , I had to read this in high school , but i powerfully disliked it, and much prefered Lord of The Flies, which I fetl was a much better reflecyion of real human nature.
    I never felt sympathy for Holden caufield. Here's this rich kid whining about everything being "phony". It irked me even at 15. I didn't think he had any reason to be so whiny, his life wasn't hard at all. Still , tis book should never be banned ; how ridiculous.

  11. 11

    THAT was funny as hell!!!

  12. 12

    dude, this was on wednesday night. it's now friday morning. why are you so fucking lazy? what are you so busy doing? inserting gaga's tampons for her?
    you really need to ramp it up because you are ALWAYS late with everything these days.

  13. 13

    "We think he would have been the kind of guy to get a kick out of this" because you knew him so well? What a fucktard!