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MTV in Mexico pulled an episode of South Park on Monday night because it didn't have the necessary government permission to show the Mexican flag featured in the cartoon. According to the BBC, 'Pinewood Derby' provoked "keen interest" south of the border when it aired in the US in 2009. The episode has a Mexican president, …


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  1. Greg J Preece

    Spider sense....tingling...

    Something tells me this had little to do with the flag...

  2. The Indomitable Gall


    The episode's main plot device is culturally specific anyway. It loses something when you spend the first half of the cartoon trying to work out what the heck they're on about!

  3. Anonymous Coward
    IT Angle

    Lack of freedom of speech south of the border

    no doubt criticism of the government doesn't get far either.

    but do remind me of the IT angle...

    1. Sarah Bee (Written by Reg staff)

      Re: Lack of freedom of speech south of the border


      1. CD001

        there, there...

        There, there Ms Bee, it's alright - have a large hot chocolate laced with Baileys and everything will be fine.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Paris Hilton


      Paris, cause even she gets it.

    3. CatNinja

      Lack of freedom of speech south of the border

      If you want an IT angle please get out of Odds & Sods.

      Honestly what is up with you? Do you feel some need to share your lack of comprehension with everybody? Does showing yourself up in some way make you feel better about yourself?

      Come back when you understand the meaning of humour.

    4. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Lack of freedom of speech south of the border

      Also North of the border. I understand there are some rather restrictive rules about what you can and cannot do with the american flag.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Thumb Up

    I insist

    that she drops that flag immediately.

    1. Chris Collins


      revealing said angles

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    not funny

    Used to laugh at South Park but it really dropped the ball on the financial crisis.

    So much material ripe for cruel lampooning ,but last season sucked ass for the first time ever.

    Maybe they only laugh at other 'loser' countries now that the jokes on them.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: not funny

      They covered the economy in 2009 and won an Emmy for it.

  6. blackworx
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    "Babyfarx McGeezax?!...

    "...Space cash?! How stupid ARE you people?!"

  7. alyn

    Queef sisters

    I thought the Queef Sisters episode was a classic. You can never have too many fart jokes.

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    I've learned something today....

  9. fred #257

    What a sad bunch of losers

    They *fined* her for hugging their flag? Jeez, what do they do when somebody does something BAD to it?

    And yeah, she can hug me any time....

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