A 1-In-100 Blogger: Mad Friends with Eric Cartman

Friday, April 9, 2010

Mad Friends with Eric Cartman

Mad Friends with Eric Cartman aired on South Park, on an episode about Facebook and the importance of having the most popular people on your Friends list. To aid the South Park gang in their pursuit, Cartman took an approach much like Mad Money with Jim Cramer and launched his own podcast, Mad Friends.

Mad Money Web Editor Tom Brennan wrote about the South Park episode and headlined the story, "South Park Spoofs Cramer!"
Cartman used everything from Mad Money-style sound effects to our touch-screen charts to make his point. He cited catalysts and mergers as reason to friend or defriend someone. And he even rolled up his sleeves! Our favorite part, though, is news ticker at the bottom of the screen showing the percentage of friends gained and lost by people in town, along with their status updates.

After watching the clip I cannot agree more! In perfect South Park form, the execution is flawless and, of course, always funny. It left me wondering: why is it not surprising that Eric Cartman would use Facebook and people on your friends list like the stock market and stock picks?

1 comment:

ndh777 said...

This, along with South Park not being too biased, is one of my favorite reasons to watch the show! It's always funny and off the wall, and if you think real deep into the show, you get two different meanings instead of just leaving having a good laugh. I didn't know you were a South Park fan too lol.