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'South Park' gears up for 200th episode: Will we see Muhammad?

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200Image Credit: Comedy CentralComedy Central’s South Park celebrates its 200th episode Wednesday night. The plot: Every celeb the show has ever dissed bands together to file a class action lawsuit against the Colorado town. Watch a clip after the jump and tell us which celeb you’re most excited to see return: I was surprised that I got a little teary-eyed over Mecha-Streisand.

Boing Boing has a video interview with co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone (also embedded after the jump). It’s naturally NSFW as the duo talk about “the headf—er” of revisiting their greatest controversies in an all-new storyline, which, if they have their way, will include showing the Prophet Muhammad. Comedy Central wouldn’t allow them to show an image of Muhammad in the 2006 season 10 two-parter “Cartoon Wars” following the Danish cartoon controversy – but as diehard South Park fans know, Muhammad was already seen in the 2001 Season 5 episode “Super Best Friends.” It’s a fact that Parker says Stan will remind us of in the 200th episode when he says, “I’ve met him. I met him a long time ago.” (He’s also been seen as a tiny, tiny image in the show’s opening credits.)

At the time of the interview, Parker and Stone had just notified Comedy Central about the plotline and were preparing for, let’s say, discussions. “We’d be so hypocritical against our own thoughts, if we said, ‘Okay, well let’s not make fun of them because they might hurt us,’” Parker said. “ ‘Okay, we’ll rip on the Catholics because they won’t hurt us, but we won’t rip on [Muslims] because they might hurt us.’”

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Bonus video: A really NSFW live-action “Real South Park”commercial advertising the show on Dutch Comedy Central.

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