Talk:Go God Go
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Compliment and speculation
I want to compliment the page's author - well-researched article.
Only thing I'd add would be to refer to the rather plain message in the episode that atheism would (assuming it replaced religion) assume all of the attributes of religion for its adherents.
This is consonant with South Park's general view that there is no reason to arbitrarily prefer progressive social conventions to traditional ones, all other things being equal. vfrickey (talk) 01:45, 20 January 2009 (UTC)
- If that's your understanding of the episode, fine. If you would like to add it to the article as is, not so fine. You would definitely need a cite to back up what you said. Alastairward (talk) 10:33, 20 January 2009 (UTC)
"Genesis" (ho-ho) of episode
I'm not sure where to put it in the article, but it might be worth mentioning that Parker and Stone briefly discuss the inspiration for this episode on the Season 10 DVD. While appearing on a TV talk show, the pair had insisted "we're not atheists," and shortly thereafter they got a phone call from their friend Penn Jillette -- an outspoken atheist who seemed quite crestfallen to learn that Parker and Stone weren't also "on the team," so to speak.
Since Matt and Trey have a long track record of R-rated irreverence towards mainstream religions and traditional ideas about God, Jillette's disappointment simply because they weren't capital-A Atheists™ genuinely perplexed them, and from this initial puzzlement developed the idea of satirizing "pushy evangelical atheism" as represented by Richard Dawkins. (I don't think they had any sort of serious falling out with Jillette over this issue, however -- or at least I didn't get that impression from the DVD commentary.) Throbert McGee (talk) 13:00, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
This definitely has a place in the wiki entry however I suggest renaming it 'Inspiration' or 'Background' to the episode as I don't think either of these would require quotations and are more in keeping with the wikipedia style. I expect this to be of low contention and will make the edit though please feel free to argue the toss. Trinkella (talk) 23:31, 3 December 2010 (UTC)
Move? More than one Go God Go
- Move it where? Is there a need for a disambiguation page? Alastairward (talk) 15:15, 1 November 2009 (UTC)
the original article references a nightline episode promoting season 10 of South Park. This seems to be what the author was referring to, however nothing like the quotes attributed to Matt and Trey are said. I don't know how exactly this should be edited (and certainly don't think the section should simply be deleted without replacing it with something more accurate), but I figured I would put the information out there in case anyone was interested in taking the time to clarify that section. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jordanolsommer (talk • contribs) 19:17, 20 August 2011 (UTC)
There is this movie Idiocracy which was released 2 month before this episode. The main character in that movie gets frozen for 500 (instead of a planned period of 1) years and wakes up in a society of stupid people. Truh (talk) 17:45, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
- Sounds like mere coincidence. Unless you have a source? DP76764 (Talk) 19:37, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
- Almost certainly mere coincidence. If Idiocracy had had any influence on Stone and Parker at all, they'd have lampooned its plot more explicitly, just as they did Game of Thrones and Angels and Demons. Idiocracy is the sort of project Matt Stone and Trey Parker would have had a lot of fun with if they'd paid attention to it at all, I think. That's WP:OR based on having watched the series from the beginning - but it's the talk page, and we can do that here. loupgarous (talk) 21:29, 24 October 2015 (UTC)