Programming Note: Mel Gibson on 'South Park'
A good Mel Gibson skewering, it turns out, is an investment in the future. South Park will run its once-again-relevant takedown “The Passion of the Jew” tonight. So stop watching it on YouTube and go program your TiVo.
Satirists, take note: Some jibes spring eternal; some may even merit syndication. Want to send your kids to college someday? Then pick a Closet Crazy who’s just waiting to ripen into full-blown Nutter-Butter. Ah, but how do you know who’s going to flip the old wig? Well, history tells us that almost all celebrities go crazy at some point in their career; but nobody, nobody delivers the wackadoo like former child stars. (Science still hasn’t taught us why that is.) So instead of attacking child-like adults, go after actual children — they’ll be screwing up for years to come. Voila! Your program grid runneth over, even as your soul burns in hell.