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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Series cast summary:
 Stan Marsh / ... (260 episodes, 1997-2015)
 Kyle Broflovski / ... (260 episodes, 1997-2015)
Mona Marshall ...
 Sheila Broflovski / ... (171 episodes, 2000-2015)
 Sharon Marsh / ... (142 episodes, 2004-2015)
 Chef (136 episodes, 1997-2006)


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.


Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

13 August 1997 (USA)  »

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The opening theme song from seasons 1-2 include a country type singer, the one who sings "I'm goin' down to South Park, gonna have myself a time." Is based on Elton John. See more »


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 »


Mr. Slave: Oh. I never should have shoved all those poor animals up my ass.
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Crazy Credits

Canadian broadcasts on commercial TV include a disclaimer warning of adult content -- which is immediately followed by "South Park's" own tongue-in-cheek version. See more »


Referenced in The Andromeda Strain (2008) See more »


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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Too good!
24 January 2002 | by (West Mids, England) – See all my reviews

This show is great! The first series was very good, but then it dropped off a little in Series 2 and 3, however the introduction of Butters, Timmy and Ms. Choksondik has made the series much much better. A great improvement has been made to series 4 and series 5 is even better.

The Simpsons maybe everyones favorite family, but this show is improving and quite frankly the Simpson's plots are getting worse.

South Park already has a movie (quite successful and a good laugh) and it hasn't finished it, unlike the apparent rumors that The Simpsons will be finished when the movie is being made.

How the kids respond to Kenny's death now has been improved, so you don't put up with "Oh my god, they killed Kenny" every week.

To finish, great show hope it goes on.

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