South Park is not one to bend to anyone's will, and no topic is off limits.
In fact the animation (which is incredible for the time frame) and stories are done a week before the show airs to stay extremely topical. And last night they went after Penn State.
The question is — was it hilarious or too far?
That definitely comes down to personal opinion, and those hurt in the scandal are no laughing matter. The thing is, though, that this is satire. South Park has some of the sharpest writing and satire in the game. For example: the character, a social worker, who was making the jokes (they were actual jokes with punch lines spouted in rapid fire through the whole episode), made a final Penn State joke commenting on how he let foster kids go to a home that he didn't make sure was safe by saying, "What am I… a recruitment coach for Penn State?" But when Cartman laughed at it, the frustrated social worker yelled, "IT'S NOT FUNNY!"
For those who don't know that everything in South Park can just be assumed to be commentary without having to really think about it, that's the key moment in that episode.
Yes, maybe the volume of jokes and the extremity of them became borderline, but they were making a point.
Besides, a show that's been picked up into it's 20th season has to be doing something right.
Do U think they went too far??