"Check it out, you guys! You were on South Park!"
The most recent South Park episode was mostly notable for taking on new media stars like Pewdiepie and other YouTube celebrities, but one moment of satirical contrast was likening the obsessive fans of vloggers to the mindless adoration of daytime talk show crowds. In particular, the crowd for The Wendy Williams Show. Wendy was apparently tickled pink to be sent up by South Park, and who wouldn't be? That said, perhaps she didn't really think through the meta-implications of showing this to her audience.
Some questions: did Wendy Williams watch the South Park clip first, and if so, did she not realize it might be a little rude to show to the audience? What happened next? Why has no one apparently uploaded that? Is it too much work to actually go to her show's website? No, it turned out it wasn't, but it also turns out that for some reason, this segment didn't end up as one of the clips selected as an episode highlight. I wonder why not?
(by Johnny McNulty)