Rapists of the Lost Ark: Did South Park Go Too Far?
Matt Stone and Trey Parker still know how to get people talking.
Wednesday night's South Park outing pushed the envelope ─ and then did all kinds of god-awful things to it ─ with a recurring joke in which uberproducers George Lucas and Steven Spielberg repeatedly (and in the style of some classic film scenes, a la The Accused and Deliverance) sexually assaulted an unwitting Indiana Jones.
The scenes were presented as a commentary on the Indiana Jones producers' overzealousness to capitalize and profit on a franchise with little regard for quality. Or something like that.
The sticky wicket here, of course, is that the Indy franchise is produced by Paramount, which like Comedy Central is owned by Viacom. That "feuding siblings" dynamic last came into play when South Park (literally) locked Paramount poster boy Tom Cruise in a closet.