Team America: World Police : A right-wing movie.

A right-wing movie.

Trey Parker and Matt Stone claim they aren't voters, but when I saw Team America, I found it to be unmistakably right-wing. Parker and Stone take a lot of shots at the left in this movie; they attack liberal Hollywood celebrities who merely believed that the War in Iraq was wrong. I suspect Parker and Stone supported the War in Iraq – especially when you consider their pornographic portrayal of Saddam Hussein in "Bigger, Longer & Uncut".

It is also telling that Bush is never once parodied in this movie. Parker and Stone claimed it was because every other comedian had already parodied Bush, and they preferred to find new targets.

Maybe they just didn't parody Bush because they believed he was doing the right thing.

This movie attacks people who were against the war. It does not attack a single individual who supported it. The point of view of this movie is quite clear.

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They were attacking both right and left.

It's not as obvious as the attack on left wing, but the entire point of the World Police is making fun of America for believing themselves to be the saviours of the world.

Matt and Trey are definitely more right than left wing, but this film shows two sides to their views.

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But they said in their interview with The Guardian that as much as they parody America's role as police in the world, they've also accepted it and believe it to be necessary. To me, that means they're making fun of the right-wing while also embracing it – which is hardly a criticism. Meanwhile, their assault on the left in this movie is vicious and completely unsympathetic. They think anybody who criticizes the War in Iraq is a "pussy", for example.

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I think they were more-so criticising the Hollywood actors who feel the need to protest against something they don't know much about (th-the corporations do their… their corporationy things in their, their big corporation buildings, and they're all corporationy!)

In South Park they really demonstrate that they're centre rather than right or left, but I can see where you're coming from about this movie coming across as more right wing.

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I don't know if I'd call it a "right wing movie", but it's certainly a savage attack on the left. But when the whole premise is about making fun of "Team America", it's hard to say it was taking one side.

However, the speech at the end, which basically says "Team America" has to exist in the world (or else), at very least shows they supported America's reaction to 9/11.

There's the episode that confirms they think the people that believe in the 9/11 conspiracy theory are idiots, and that it was indeed a Muslim terrorist attack (Mystery of the Urinal Deuce). But then there's the episode where they pretty controversially condemn America and say we kind of had the attack coming (Osama bin Laden Has Farty Pants). So basically, as usual, they see both sides of the issue, make fun of both sides, and are somewhere in the middle.

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not accurate, trey and matt are very dialectical which is hard to grasp by simple minds. and you may guess that the head of team america is dubya bush who want americans to suck his cock in order to prove their loyalty. they made a great episode in south park against the war in iraq where they went to TP the white house. they also had a whole show, that's my bush, to make fun of dubya.

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This thread exists because The left are Pussies and Dicks *beep* pussies. So a bit of b****ing is expected. I just hope you can remember that Dicks also *beep* a**holes, And it keeps the Pussies from becomine A**holes because they are only an inch and a half apart.


So, what are you saying, exactly? That the War in Iraq was justified because it kept those who were against the war from becoming terrorists? That's what I gather from your post – and certainly what I gathered from this movie as well.

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No just making a joke. A paraphrased joke from the movie itself. It's a puppet movie that is poking fun at everyone I chose not to read to much into what a puppet says. I made this joke because you're pussy hurt and decided to make a thread about a puppet movie.

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No just making a joke. A paraphrased joke from the movie itself.


Yes, I know you were the quoting the movie. My point is: The movie supports the War in Iraq because it suggests that anybody who criticized it was a "pussy".

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Not all Hollywood are left wing shills.

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Yeah, I guess you'd better settle in and get used to the fact that there is ONE movie that skewers the left a little bit. Must be difficult for you.

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Yeah, I guess you'd better settle in and get used to the fact that there is ONE movie that skewers the left a little bit. Must be difficult for you.


I have nothing against movies which skewer the left. If anything, I agree that the left could use a good throttling every once in awhile.

But I do take issue with a movie which attacks critics of a war which – I think, at this point, we can all safely agree – should never have happened. Stone and Parker's basic argument was something along the lines of, "None of us know what's really going in the War in Iraq, so why have an opinion on it?" To me, turning a blind eye to such a war was the same thing as supporting it.

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Not nearly as difficult as enduring the never-ending flood of empty-headed nonsense from the right.

The worst thing that ever happened to the movies was when some pretentious twit decided they should be art.

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Its neither. Its satire on both left and right.

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Maybe they didn't parody Bush because of the exact reason they said - everyone had already done it, including them on a series they helped develop called That's My Bush … seriously

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It's amazing that some people don't realize that this film is a parody of conservative attitudes.

It's notable that Parker and Stone are both atheists. Parker believes religion is absurd.

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You've got to be kidding, the entire movie is a direct lampooning of the American right, patriotism, and the pretense of being the world's unelected, unilateral police force. Did you miss the portrayal of U.S. intervention as utterly oblivious to cultural monuments and collateral damage? Or the way faulty intelligence is personified by an A.I. with a stoned, slacker voice? How about the stunning display of arrogance and machismo by Team America itself? Just because Trey Parker and Matt Stone had a lot of fun at the expense of Hollywood lefties and dictators doesn't mean they wouldn't take shots at the right's sacred cows: the military, patriotism, and American bravado. I think you might need to rewatch this movie with a more open mind.

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I'm liberal and I see your point, but it does really lambaste right wing patriotism among other things. The vehicles completely done up in American flags, the over the top triumphant music, the irreverence to blowing up international landmarks, the title cards explaining where cities are in relation to the USA, etc etc

Hollywood activism definitely takes it on the chin but even though I basically agree with Alec or Shaun Penn, I think Hollywood loves to 'virtue signal' more than actually do something constructive. It's well intended but it's exaggerated here to the point that Alec Baldwin et al have actually formed a NATOesque organization that's as powerful as real world actors pretend it is. So I'm ok with lampooning that aspect of American life.

Sometimes I remind myself that the best targets for satire are those that take themselves 100% seriously. The classic comedy premise of the clumsy waiter works because he's an expert in social graces and dressed in immaculate suits… but slips on the banana peel.

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South park is a liberal show besides a few racist jokes every here and there they probably wanted to try something different

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Nope, just a movie about everyone, no "wings." They hate everyone equally. Except PC/SJW people, they really hate them the most.

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I think this OP is written without any irony and that's pretty frightening … Bush did not need to be parodied because everything that he represents of American values is being laughed at and derided. That you don't see this, OP, means you're thick.

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You are an idiot. The film satirises the US obsession with interfering with other countries, your ability to cause mass destruction when supposedly trying to help people, and the incompetence of your military and intelligence etc. It is more left wing than right.

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It absolutely blasts the right wing and is making fun of American values in general and the way the US goes overboard with everything which is one of the reasons why it's so good.

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You must be the fun police .

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Matt Damon!

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You're either trolling or dumber than a sack of anvils.

The worst thing that ever happened to the movies was when some pretentious twit decided they should be art.
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