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Team America: World Police
Episode 15816th June 2022 • Verbal Diorama • Verbal Diorama
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Team America: World Police started out as an homage to Gerry Anderson's Thunderbirds mixed with Jerry Bruckheimer all-action, post 9/11 US foreign policy and a hint of disaster movies. It's likely that South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone simply had no idea what they were in for when they agreed to make this movie and release it in October 2004.

They had five months(!)

Five months to make a fully practical movie starring marionettes, with scale sets and explosions and montages and sex! With zero CGI.

Did they do it? Bleep yeah. This episode explains how, and why we should be retrospectively praising this movie for more than its satire.

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