South Park Studios has been Ruined by Hulu
I have been watching South Park online via southparkstudios.com over the past 7 years... completely free! Now, in 2014, a popular video website known as Hulu.com has taken control of all the South Park episodes (and southparkstudios.com). We used to be able to view any episode at any time from anywhere on earth. Now that Hulu has taken over, they are attempting to charge money to view old episodes (even though they have dumped tons of commercial advertising into every episode).
I personally feel that South Park is being co-opted by big business in order to profit financially and censor the many truths found within many South Park episodes. Hulu actually blocks certain episodes whether you're a paying (HuluPlus) customer or not. I attempted to share an episode pertaining to voting during the 2014 US elections (Season 8, Episode 8 - Douche and Turd) on Facebook... but I could not share it because only PAYING customers can view it now. During the 2012 US elections, I was able to share that very same episode and everyone was able to view it.
In season 9 of South Park, the 4th episode is titled "Best Friends Forever"... it's about Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Krishna, Moses, John Smith and "Muhammad." Again, we used to be able to stream this episode online for free in all its glory. Now, because of religious dogma (Muhammad and the fake war on terrorism) no one can ever see this episode online. In season 10, there's a two part episode (ep 3 & ep 4 - Cartoon Wars) that, again, used to be viewable in the past... but now is completely censored. And again, because of religious dogma (aka Muhammad) and the fact that South Park tells the truth about terrorism!
Please keep in mind that this South Park/HuluPlus deal only pertains to the USA, other countries such as Norway, Finland & Denmark all have full access to every episode and are all still running on the old southparkstudios site design & platform. What this tells me, is that Hulu (which is owned by 21st Century FOX, Disney & NBC-Universal) has decided to censor certain important South Park episodes ONLY in the USA. Since July 2013 (when the three companies that mutually own Hulu stated: instead of selling the pioneering streaming video Web site, they would make a new investment of $750 million and use Hulu’s technology to compete against other online distributors like Netflix.) it has become painfully apparent that Hulu truly is all about making money and not providing access to content.
Hulu themselves state on their website that "Hulu Plus is an ad-supported subscription service"... meaning, you pay $7.99 per month and STILL have to sit through Ads! And the censorship still exists... even Comedy Central has succumb to censoring "Muhammad" in South Park. Just try to find uncensored versions of South Park Season 14, episodes 5 & 6 (titled: 200 & 201). Again, another two part episode was dreadfully censored in the most horrible way (without the knowledge or consent of Matt & Trey) that Comedy Central completely destroyed the entire point of the two part series. No one actually knows how the series ended... due to the censoring of the moral of the story at the end of the show.
I learned something today... beeeeeeeeeeeeeeep and beeeeeeeeeeep because beeeeeeeeep was beeeeeeeeep with beeeeeeeeep. That's why beeeeeeeeeeep and beeeeeeeeeeeep could beeeeeeeeep and beeeeeeep. That's basically what Comedy Central did at the end of episode 5 of season 14 (titled 201). And that is Corporate Censorship people. If South Park was simply making a joke... why would it have to be censored? Only the truth gets censored!