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Tesla on South Park... again.

Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by Twiddler, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. Twiddler

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    #1 Twiddler, Oct 15, 2014
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    Just sitting here flipping channels and see a Tesla pull up on South Park with E.M. in it. Got in half way through the episode, and still kind of lost on what the....point of the episode exactly is. Opinions?
     
  2. doug

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  3. rabar10

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    The "D" reveal was in there, and the big robot arm lifted Elon to the stage. The episode was... interesting.

    Somewhat telling that recent Tesla news is considered mainstream enough to be parodied for most of the episode.
     
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    Making light of the Uber/Lyft vs cab driver situation. Also took some subtle jabs at Tesla in general.
     
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    Isn't that a bit soon? I thought cartoons take longer to make.
     
  6. Rifleman

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    South Park goes from a blank sheet to an aired episode in 6 days. There is actually a cool documentary on Nexflix about their process.
     
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    #7 drinkerofkoolaid, Oct 15, 2014
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    The episode was very strange. I'm guessing the second half of the episode was put together at the last minute. Why was Elon sucked into a black hole? Did they forget Uber pays more to drivers who use a Tesla? :confused:
     
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    The episode was interesting, I especially like the Tesla Coil on the back of the car. Though I was hoping that he would use that Tesla coil to shoot lightning (like in command and conquer) or launch a rocket. A cannon is not Musk's thing.

    As for them making Jabs at Tesla, they make jabs at everything, that is how South Park does things.

    Though I understand now why stock was down in the after hours, 2.3 billion for handycar? seriously Elon? lol

    Elon was not sucked into the black hole, the guy in the zipcar was. Elon's car got flipped over by a bunch of wheelchairs (I'd like to see them try rolling over a Tesla)
     
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    My mistake about who was sucked into the black hole. ^^" It still felt like the writers were trying to cram too many things into one episode :rolleyes:
     
  10. hockeythug

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    Matthew Mcconaughey :biggrin:
     
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    Weird that they turned Elon into Thurston Howell III with a New England Blue Blood accent and an ascot.

    And Tesla buys handi-car for $2.3 Billion.

    The exact amount Tesla raised on Wall Street for the Gigafactory.

    Matt Stone and/or Trey Parker must be big Tesla/EM fans.
     
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    They are indeed Tesla followers. I was laughing the whole episode. Mimzi's lines were just great! Elon seems to have enjoyed it too:

    Elon Musk on Twitter:
     
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    I still need to watch this episode but last week after the Cissy episode and then the D reveal I was wondering if they would do an episode about self driving Teslas or something.
    Also I thought most of the show is done in 24 hours, not 6 days. things that happen the day before are included in many shows
     
  15. K5ING

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    #15 K5ING, Oct 16, 2014
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    South Park also showed the new Model S/D's hardware for getting rid of gas guzzling SUVs. I wonder if current Model S owners will want theirs retrofitted with this as well?

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  16. Rifleman

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    I, for one, would pay extra to have the hidden cannon packed installed in my Model S. I wonder if I will have to get the Tech Package to select this option, or if it will be available as a standalone feature.
     
  17. ggr

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    As a safety feature, it should be standard. ;-)
     
  18. K5ING

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    There's plenty of room in the frunk. Just install a mini popup cannon like Professor Fate did with his Hannibal-8 in "The Great Race".

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    Perfect! I already have a cannon that will fit in the frunk.
     
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    Oh yeah, I about died laughing on Handicar, so well done.
     

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