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Goin' Down to South Park (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Documentary  -  3 May 1999 (UK)
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A mockumentary which covers the making of the show South Park in a fictional fashion, apparently spoofing similar such shows, with the creators pretending to be arrogant, obnoxious jerks ... See full summary »

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A mockumentary which covers the making of the show South Park in a fictional fashion, apparently spoofing similar such shows, with the creators pretending to be arrogant, obnoxious jerks who are only in it for the money. Not to be taken as a real documentary under any circumstance. Written by Andariel Halo

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This documentary is featured on the Complete Second Season DVD set for South Park (1997), released in 2003. See more »

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Trey Parker: [after the hot tub went on by itself] Everyone says, "It's always good for Trey and Matt" but then our hot tub just goes on by itself.
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An amusing 50 minutes of complete sarcasm from Matt Stone and Trey Parker.
8 July 2008 | by (Long Beach, California) – See all my reviews

Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park, finally get out of their grueling schedule to talk to the cameras while sipping champagne in their hot tub. At first, when watching this, I did not sense as much sarcasm as there was in this. I knew they were joking when they would complain about different actors on the show and when Trey said he wasn't going to give his mother any of his money, but there is so much sarcasm throughout, that this documentary, is more of a mockumentary full of inside jokes.

This "documentary" shows everything about South Park (up until the second season anyways). It shows what goes on behind the scenes with the animation and the recording. It has interviews, many of which are fake interviews, but some, amongst all the fabrications, give insight into the show. Clips from both of Trey Parker's Spirit of Christmas shorts are shown, as are many good clips from the show. If you were a South Park fan, then this should have quenched your thirst for show knowledge back in late 1998 when this was made. Now, obviously the show has changed, but this is still interesting.

What we have here is an amusing documentary where Trey Parker (especially) and Matt Stone come off as arrogant jerks, and that's exactly what they wanted to come off as. They may be this way in real life, but here it was a joke, a 51 minute long insightful joke.

My rating: *** out of ****. 51 mins. Not rated, contains Language and Sexual Content.


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