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Drivers not angered by South Park's NASCAR spoof

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10:03 AM ET 10.12 | Despite being getting lampooned on the season premiere of South Park, many drivers are taking the episode with a grain of salt, and some are even pleased with the attention. "To me, regardless of what the positive or negative spins are that all these shows put, I think it's still good publicity for the sport," Jeff Gordon said. "Even if you're making fun of it, I think it's still getting attention that's pretty cool for us." The episode centers on Cartman's desire to prove that he is "poor and stupid" enough to drive in NASCAR. And despite being killed off on the show, Danica Patrick appreciated the episode's focus on NASCAR. "I think anytime somebody takes the time to make fun of you is a compliment."

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October 12, 2010  10:11 AM ET

As the drivers, including the start and parkers, wonder what is this poor and stupid you talk about. LOL

October 12, 2010  10:13 AM ET

DAnica Patrick-any time someone takes the time to make fun of you is a compliment.....? her whole life must be a compliment then...

October 12, 2010  11:21 AM ET

Too bad the episode didn't have Brian France kidnapped by aliens or something. THAT would have been worth watching.

October 12, 2010  11:33 AM ET
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Too bad the episode didn't have Brian France kidnapped by aliens or something. THAT would have been worth watching.

maybe that could be the sequel?
some folks need to get a grip...Southpark is simple humor, and that is what was intended in that episode....everything has to be politcally correct anymore, and some folks get all upset over good clean fun....

October 12, 2010  11:34 AM ET

Bye

October 12, 2010  11:41 AM ET

Nascar.com has a great article by Menzer.

October 12, 2010  11:44 AM ET

I was actually surprised that it wasn't done earlier. That was probably one of the few things that they had not messed with.

October 12, 2010  12:08 PM ET

I don't think it can be called a total spoof. Like a lot of SP comedy, there is often quite a bit of truth underlying in the overall message. Poor and stupid may not necessarily apply to NASCAR drivers, that would be inaccurate, but it is not a stretch to lable a good segment of the fan base as such.

October 12, 2010  12:11 PM ET
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Or, Jooooonya winning a race after putting Kyle in the wall. THATwould have been the ultimate episode.I can dream, I'm a dreamer.

Who are we making fun of today?

October 12, 2010  12:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I don't think it can be called a total spoof. Like a lot of SP comedy, there is often quite a bit of truth underlying in the overall message. Poor and stupid may not necessarily apply to NASCAR drivers, that would be inaccurate, but it is not a stretch to lable a good segment of the fan base as such.

Hey, we resemble that remark. LOL

Menzers article about future Hall Of Fame drivers throws Joooonya to the curb. Like
the man says, " it must be true, it's on Nascar.com" LOL

October 12, 2010  12:33 PM ET

To be honest, I was kinda disappointed in the episode because it just wasn't that funny (and I didn't find anything offensive in any of it). They've had some really great episodes in the past few seasons, but it didn't seem like there was a whole lot of effort put into this one or the storyline in general.

October 12, 2010  12:38 PM ET
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Nascar.com has a great article by Menzer.

Did you see the article scenedaily.com had on Kyle Busch last Friday? The actual title of the article was "Kyle Busch says David Reutimann races him like an "A" -whole" (but it actually used the word in the title with asterisks). The article itself, however, didn't use any asterisks whatsoever. Now THAT'S journalism.

October 12, 2010  12:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Nascar.com has a great article by Menzer.

I don't care much for Menzer's reporting,he's way to one sided,and plays favorites. I see T&R didn't let us down today,thats a good thing.LOL

October 12, 2010  01:36 PM ET
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I don't care much for Menzer's reporting,he's way to one sided,and plays favorites. I see T&R didn't let us down today,thats a good thing.LOL

It's one mans opinion and you know about opinions. They are just like azzzholes, everybody has one.

October 12, 2010  02:55 PM ET
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It's one mans opinion and you know about opinions. They are just like azzzholes, everybody has one.

I find your remark unsuitable Sir, because one doesen't agree with a person you revert to swearing? Thats kind of small, there seems like there is a lot of that on the Nascar portion of FanNation, I guess thats the differance between some people, with out saying anymore.

October 12, 2010  03:33 PM ET

I won't quote you SIR,as it takes up to much bandwidth,I do post on other sections of FanNation and enjoy it,but they don't spew discontent and anger most of the time, this is not the first time for me being on FanNation, I was on a few years ago, Mr Lucky was my handel,as far as you looking for an argument, It isn't going to happen.

Have a NICE day, SIR.

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October 12, 2010  03:50 PM ET
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Here, Delete this.You sorry piece of ****.Delete that you immature, childish, POS, ****.Making friends!

Floatie-listen pal, I told you that I'm trying!!! im back on the prozac!! and im in counselling, and im listening to self help tapes.....and i bathe...not regularly, but i bathe!!!

October 12, 2010  03:59 PM ET
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I have NEVER had a problem with you. You are one of the sane here, so we have no problem.

oh i know, im being insane...what can i say, im a clown.

 
October 12, 2010  04:00 PM ET

I'm sorry to the rest of you on FanNation, I mean no disrespect to anyone in this world, I just use my manners and good heart to explain things. Some people don't understand that. Again sorry for the disruption.

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