South Park Invades The NFL
The team around South Park have always had a way of grabbing attention. They managed to do just that again in Denver on Sunday night as the South Park characters descended on the NFL.
As sports teams juggle different tactics to bring in-stadium revenue at the moment, with minimal or zero ticketed attendance, the Denver Broncos scored a touchdown.
Ahead of their latest one-hour special. The teams at South Park and Comedy Central placed hundreds of cardboard cutouts of their characters in the empty stands of Empower Field at Mile High Stadium, Denver.
You can see how it all came together below.
In the episode new airing on Comedy Central on Wednesday 30 September Randy comes to terms with his role in the COVID-19 outbreak. As the on-going pandemic presents continued challenges to the citizens of South Park. The kids head back to school but nothing resembles the normal that they once knew; not their teachers, not their homeroom, not even Eric Cartman. Here’s the latest trailer of the South Park special.
The new hour-long supersized episode will be imaginatively titled “The Pandemic Special”, and will be aired on Comedy Central on Wednesday 30 September.
The Denver Broncos lost their game to Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers. So, alas, the South Park characters clearly didn’t bring the team any luck when they visited the NFL.
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9 Of The Weirdest Toys From The Nineties
There were quite a few strange toys that were released back in the nineties. Here are nine of the weirdest toys from the nineties.
9. Gooey Louie
Now, I must admit to kind of liking this one. The name sounds gross, as is the game. The aim of the game is to pull bogies (yep, you heard that right) out of Louie’s nose. Louie being the fake head that is the centre of the game. The winner is the one who manages to pull all the bogeys out before his brain and eyes pop out. Amazingly, this game is marketed to children over three years. I can’t work out whether the game designers were drunk, or geniuses. As the game is still on sale today, it’s probably the latter.
8. Snack Time Cabbage Patch Kid
Ok, so the Cabbage Patch Kids were technically an 80s toy that continued into the 90s, but the snack one was released in 1996. If the odd looks weren’t weird enough, Mattel decided that a doll that could chew would be a great idea. I suppose the idea of a doll chewing food is kind of cute, but all didn’t quite go to plan. It transpired that the doll could chew pretty much anything. Including children’s fingers and hair. This ultimately led it to be recalled only a few months later.
These were weird. I mean, has no one watched Gremlins? They looked like a cross between Mogwai and a chicken. Their eyes flickered and they could talk back to you. Albeit with a limited vocabulary. Although, they were briefly banned in the US after the NSA believed they could be recording secret conversations. This was lifted after it was proved they couldn’t record voices, but still. Weird looking and weird sounding. They were extremely popular in the late 90s, selling over 40 million units in the first three years of production. That said, imagine being a kid and your Furby starts talking to you in the middle of the night. Nope.
For those of you not born in the 90s, the Tamagotchi was basically babysitting some pixels on a screen. Looking back now, it’s just plain weird and a bit naff. But in the 90s, it was the closest thing you had to hand-held tech that’s taken for granted today. In fact, it was the closest thing 90s kids had to having an app. It involved a digital egg hatching into a pixel pet. You then had to monitor it to make sure it was fed, watered, and looked after. The modern-day equivalent of checking our social media feeds on our phones. They were hugely popular back in the day but checking on a bunch of pixels to see if it’s died is just a bit weird.
5. Ouija Board Game
Ok, so the Ouija board has been out for well over a hundred years, but Hasbro released a kid’s version in 1991. We’ve all seen the horror films featuring Ouija boards, so this seems like a bonkers idea. The commercial even had kids asking if they’ll be going to school tomorrow, or that skiing holiday. Unsurprisingly, there were reports that kids had spoken to dead relatives and that their house was now haunted. Whether you believe in that or not, the idea of a kids Ouija board is just plain weird.
I remember having one of these back in the 90s. They were hand-held puppets that looked like goblins. And freaky looking ones too. They looked like Wes Craven and Jim Henson had combined creative forces. They had bulbous eyes that you could move with a lever. If that wasn’t weird enough, you also stick your arm up them and move their mouths. They were great fun for scaring your siblings and neighbours, and they had an amazing ability to gurn as well. To add to the freakiness, the eyes were also glow in the dark. One that should be confined to the 90s.
3. Monster Face
Keeping with the horror theme, Monster Face was released in 1991. The dream of every young Dr Frankenstein wannabe. It’s basically a Mr Potato Head for those predisposed to the grotesque. A plastic head that you can manipulate and add things to make him look even grosser. There was slime, goo and even a pulsating skull. I’m sure it never messed up any impressionable small children.
2. The Punisher
The 90s saw quite a few action/horror figures grace the shelves. It wasn’t unusual to see a pint-size Freddy Krueger or Jason from Friday 13th sat on a child’s bedside cabinet. What was bizarre, was how The Punisher figure ever got signed off. Based on the ultra-violent justice warrior, the toy itself featured a massive cannon attached to the character. Unfortunately, it was placed in the most inappropriate place and looked rather, phallic. Still, it sold a lot so the designers must have been rubbing their hands with glee. Whilst still laughing to themselves.
1. Bed Bugs
A game where you must physically pick blood-eating insects from a bed with tweezers. Ok, so it’s all plastic and the bugs bounce around on the bed whilst you try to pick them up, but still. It’s a weird concept for a kid’s game. Makes you wonder if all the game designers in the 90s were on illegal stimulants. That said, I’ve played this game, and it’s a lot of fun. The decade really did have the best games.
That’s our list of nine of the weirdest toys from the nineties, did we miss any? Let us know in the comments below.
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