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South Park is an animated series created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Distributed by and airing on Comedy Central since 1997, it follows the surreal adventures of four young boys who live in the small town of South Park, Colorado. In relations to Comedy Central, it is easily their most popular show, or at least one of the most popular; its popularity early on made Comedy Central into a standard channel that was viewed by thousands of people every day. The show is infamous for its profanity and other controversial elements.


About South Park[edit]

  • Dr. Evil: When did you start work on the series? Did you ever expect things to take off the way they did?
Sean: I started in May of '97. We were all pretty much overwhelmed by the popularity of the show when it took off. I joined the show because it appealed to my own twisted sense of humor. I had no idea that so many people were as twisted as me. :)
J. J.: I started at the very beginning of '98, and by that time it was already a given that things were taking off.
Tim: While I was content to hang around the halls of NASA forever when Sean called me about a position opening up on the feature film, I could not deny the fact that I was a long way from making comparable money as a government employee. I came down immediately in July '98 and have pretty much rolled with the punches for the last year.
  • On whether they've changed over the 14 seasons
Trey Parker: "I would love to say yes, but I don't think we've grown up. We're still basically doing fart jokes. Thanks for rubbing it in our face. It's just really funny when we look back at Seasons 3 and 4. We used to look back at Seasons 1 and 2 and just be like 'Oh. Oh my god. We had no idea what we were doing. That's not funny. That's not well-written.' Because it was really through the process of doing the movie — especially, like, the South Park Movie — and then doing other stuff like that where we learned really how to be writers. We didn't really know how to do that. We were just faking it. And also through the years, we got really into the writing side of it. Like, we never sit in our writers' room and crack jokes. We really sit there and try to think through stuff that is just cool over the whole 20 minutes. And we get into that stuff more now than we did when we were 26."


  • Trey Parker - Stan Marsh/Eric Cartman/Kyle Broflovski/Kenny McCormick

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Trey Parker and Matt Stone
  Films     1990s     Cannibal! The Musical  (1993) · Orgazmo  (1997) · BASEketball  (1998) · South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut  (1999)  
  2000s     Team America: World Police  (2004)  
  Television     Time Warped  (1995) · South Park  (1997–present) · 50th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards  (1998) · That's My Bush!  (2001) · Kenny vs. Spenny  (2003–2010) · How's Your News?  
  Music     DVDA · Chef Aid: The South Park Album  (1998) · Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics  (1999) · "Timmy and the Lords of the Underworld" (2000)  
  Theatre     The Book of Mormon  (opened 2011)  
  Video games     South Park: The Stick of Truth  (2014)  
  See also     The Spirit of Christmas  (1992, 1995) · Your Studio and You  (1995) · Princess  (1993)