In an ultimate lesson on trolling, South Park ran an ad bashing the Washington Redskins during a Washington Redskins game.
The ad, which was promoting the upcoming season of the long-running Comedy Central hit, shows Eric Cartman running a business under the no longer trademarked Washington Redskins name. A cartoon version of team owner Dan Snyder begs him to stop “in the name of decency,” calling Cartman’s appropriation of the name “offensive” and “derogatory.”
That, Alanis, is the meaning of “ironic.”
But don’t worry. Cartman insists, “When I named my company Washington Redskins it was out of deep appreciation for your team and your people.”
Watch South Park troll the Washington Redskins
The best part? The ad only aired in the Washington, D.C., market.
Reaction to the piece was decidedly mixed.
— JT (@_BigJ96) September 22, 2014
BTW, in real life Cartman could not actually use the name for his own business. Although the team did lose the federal registration of the trademark, they still maintain a “legal presumption of ownership,” according to Forbes.