Comedy Central does not approve Uncensored version of South Park Episode 201.
Jon Stewart defends Matt and Trey.
South Park: Season 14 Episode 5 – “200″ is no longer available on iTunes Store. It is possible that the “current version” of the episode is pulled by Comedy Central. Some readers confirmed. It is also possible that both Episodes “200″ and “201″ will never see the light of day anymore.
Matt and Trey release a statement regarding the “201″ controversy.
We delivered our version of the show to Comedy Central and they made a determination to alter the episode. It wasn’t some meta-joke on our part. Comedy Central added the bleeps. In fact, Kyle’s customary final speech was about intimidation and fear. It didn’t mention Muhammad at all but it got bleeped too.
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According to South Park Studios, Comedy Central deliberately bleeped out all mentions of Muhammad from the “201″ Episode. In addition to that Comedy Central prohibits South Park Studios from streaming “201″ original version that lacks of the audio bleeps. South Park Studios promises to post a version of the episode as soon as possible per Comedy Central approval.
“201″ is the second part of a two parter, following the 200th Episode aptly titled “200″ which aired a week before. In “200″ the mention of the name Muhammad was not bleeped out.
Comedy Central is certainly picking their battle carefully, but not necessarily wisely. Buddha was seen sniffing Cocaine in “200″ and “201″ while Jesus was said to be viewing Internet porn in the 201st Episode.
Screenshot of the Episode player for archive purpose.
Comedy Central would not approve “201″ to be streamed uncensored at SouthParkStudios.com; thus the episode is currently unavailable for streaming on the official site. Comedy Central also doesn’t want you to download the episode from sites such as MrTwig.net/SouthParkFiles.com or any other South Park related sites. What can you do? What would you do?
“We Apologize that South Park Studios cannot stream Episode 201 at this time.
After we delivered the show, and prior to broadcast, Comedy Central placed numerous additional audio bleeps throughout the episode. We do not have the network approval to stream our original version of the show.
We will bring you a version of 201 as soon as we can.”
There is this little thing called “Freedom of Speech” in the U.S.A., so don’t take it for granted. If you feel like complaining to Comedy Central, please do so through this link.