As you can imagine, some sites weren't entirely pleased with the friendly howdy from South Park. Take, for example, the Church of Scientology. According to the Hollywood Reporter, they called to have the truck promptly removed from their property.
We only hope Tom Cruise managed to see it from his closet window.
In that same article, Comedy Central's chief marketing officer Walter Levitt admitted, "We knew it was risky. We knew some locations might not be pleased to have us out there, but we thought this was a perfect way to celebrate everything the series has covered in its 19 seasons."
Of course, not all the attention was bad. Casa Bonita in Denver, for instance, was depicted in the most loving way possible when it appeared on the show. We imagine this truck was allowed to remain in the parking lot as long as it wanted.
Last season, South Park took on Donald Trump, depicting him as the unhinged president of Canada. Truthfully, we can't figure out why anyone would vote for that giant douche, especially when there's a perfectly acceptable turd sandwich on the ballot.
In "Medicinal Fried Chicken," KFCs keep closing in order to make way for medicinal marijuana dispensaries. Of course, we know that could never happen in real life. If anything, the influx of freely-available weed would only lead to more KFCs.
In season 12's "The China Probrem" (not a typo), Cartman and Butters infiltrate Chinese-American culture by donning disguises inside of a PF Chang's. The episode, which also mocked Steven Spielberg, was brought up to a Dreamworks exec who told Deadline, "We don't want to engage. We just want it to go away."
... We have a sneaking suspicion PF Chang's felt the same way about this photo.
All in all, what we love most about this ad campaign is how it reminds us of all the crap South Park has gotten away with over the years. Here's hoping Matt and Trey do another 20 more. After all, it's what President Lincoln would have wanted.
... Okay, maybe not, but it's what we want, anyway.