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#GoFundYourself: Eric Cartman Launches a Startup on Kickstarter in South Park

7b88south-park-kickstarter-5424489b7eea9Comedy TV show South Park catches up with the ‘startup’ trend. In the latest episode of the new season, the group – Eric, Kyle, Stan, Kenny and Butters – take the plunge into launching their own venture. The show aptly addresses to the dilemma faced by startups about what should come first – the name or the product.


The show takes a humorous dig at the crowd-funding platform Kickstarter, as it launches ‘Furry Balls Plopped Menacingly on the Table’ and starts getting funds for doing nothing at all. It also shows how disagreements even in a small team makes people go separate ways, only to come back again.

Kickstarter is not the only one the shows takes a swing at, it also makes fun of the offensively-named football team Washington Redskins, after six of its trademarks were cancelled by the US patent office, as brought out by The Verge. This is around how certain startups adopt the name of already famous companies to gain leverage.


Not to forget the famous Potato Salad that raised USD 30,000 on Kickstarter, that was included in a joke as well. The startups would love how the episode has shown the process of starting up. To watch it online, click here

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