South Park: The Fractured But Whole Got Its Title Because They Couldn't Use 'Butthole'

The next South Park video game was originally called "The Butthole Of Time," series creator Trey Parker says in a recent dev diary for the game. But they just couldn't pull it off. See, when Parker and co-creator Matt Stone took this potential title up the chain of Ubisoft decision-makers, word came down that retailers wouldn't allow them to use the word "butthole" in their title. Conservative chains like Walmart and Target probably wouldn't have wanted a display case called South Park: The Butthole Of Time. As much fun as that would have been.

"So I just sat there at my desk for hours," Parker said, "how do I get butthole, butthole, butt hole, butt hole, but hole, but whole!"

This dev diary, which Ubisoft released over the weekend, is a lot of fun. If, like me, you're ridiculously excited for this game, you'll enjoy it quite a bit.


Comments

    Some of the best humour comes from censorship. I mean, I genuinely thought the crying koala parts of The Stick of Truth were great, and tbh I'm sure I prefer that to performing an alien abortion on Randy.

    I thought The Fractured But Whole, especially considering from trailers the game seems to be a riff on Marvel's Civil War, was fairly apt. Honestly "The Fractured Butthole" in and of itself isn't that great a title, to the extent that I'm kinda wondering if the entire story isn't complete bullshit.

    FWIW @kermitron, I had a grey import version of Stick of Truth, and the alien abortion on Randy was hilarious, though weirdly easy to fail and got frustrating after 5 tries.

    Well .... DUH! If this wasn't already obvious?

    Just demonstrates how stupid wholesome American retailers like Target and Walmart are that "butthole" will offend their good Christian shoppers, but "but whole" is okay.

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