South Park (1997– )

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Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.

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 Stan Marsh / ... (260 episodes, 1997-2015)
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 Kyle Broflovski / ... (260 episodes, 1997-2015)
Mona Marshall ...
 Sheila Broflovski / ... (171 episodes, 2000-2015)
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 Sharon Marsh / ... (142 episodes, 2004-2015)
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 Chef (136 episodes, 1997-2006)
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The curious, adventure-seeking, fourth grade group of boys, Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny, all join in in buffoonish adventures that sometimes evolve nothing. Sometimes something that was simple at the start, turns out to get out of control. Everything is odd in the small mountain town, South Park, and the boys always find something to do with it.

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Four boys. One f**ked up town.

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Animation | Comedy

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13 August 1997 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The music usually played over the closing credits is just the original opening theme song by Primus, only instrumental and slowed down. See more »

Goofs

Exactly who is related to who in the Marsh family is never consistent. Early episodes imply that Jimbo and Marvin (Stan's grandfather) are on Sharon's side of the family, whereas more recent ones imply they are on Randy's side. Being on Sharon's side makes sense for Jimbo, as he has a different last name. However, Marvin's last name is, indeed, confirmed to be Marsh. Matt Stone revealed in an interview that Jimbo Kerns is Randy's half-brother. See more »

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Mr. Garrison: Well, damn it, Eric, don't you have some smart-ass thing to say?
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Crazy Credits

If the characters sing a song in the episode, it is almost always played over the end credits. See more »

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South Park (theme song)
Music by Primus
Lyrics by Trey Parker and Matt Stone
Performed by Les Claypool, Trey Parker and Matt Stone
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Sadly Misunderstood
10 December 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

South Park is one of the most misunderstood, and also the most intelligent shows on television.

South Park is a satirical look on most anything from Western society - politics, the media, today's youth, celebrities, violence in our society, and much much more. However, instead of presenting these issues as they are, they alternately project them through the exploits of four young boys in South Park, Colorado.

Unfortunately, many people take the show solely at face value, refusing to see the intelligence in it - South Park is admittedly filled with racist and sexist jokes, along with other offensive material. The problem lies within the fact that most people don't seem to understand the concept of satire and self parody.

I admit that I, myself, was one of these people - for years I refused to watch that "garbage," until finally a friend forced me to actually watch a whole episode, and I realized that the show was actually making a point.

So, if you haven't done so, go - watch an episode. You'll feel smarter when you're done.


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