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South Park 

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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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Top Rated TV #98 | Won 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 13 wins & 87 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Trey Parker ...  Stan Marsh / ... 309 episodes, 1997-2020
Matt Stone ...  Kyle Broflovski / ... 309 episodes, 1997-2020
Mona Marshall ...  Sheila Broflovski / ... 209 episodes, 2000-2020
April Stewart ...  Sharon Marsh / ... 189 episodes, 2004-2020
Isaac Hayes ...  Chef 136 episodes, 1997-2006
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Storyline

The curious, adventure-seeking, fourth grade group of 10 year old 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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Taglines:

Four boys. One f**ked up town.

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Animation | Comedy

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Trivia

Stan's family (parents Randy and Sharon, sister Shelley) are named after Trey Parker's family. Kyle's parents, Gerald and Sheila, are named after Matt Stone's parents. See more »

Goofs

Exactly who is related to whom 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 »

Quotes

Cartman: I have never in my life done anything just for the money! If I'm lying may the Lord strike me down right now!
Butters: Uh oh.
[He slowly backs away from Cartman in fear]
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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 »

Alternate Versions

In advertisements for the episode in which Kyle needs a kidney from Cartman, Stan asks Cartman what he'd do with ten million dollars, and Cartman replies, "I'd make Britney Spears my love slave!" The Britney Spears line does not appear in the actual episode. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Emily Bett Rickards (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

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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The Death of South Park?
16 December 2018 | by MonkyManglerSee all my reviews

Now listen, i'm giving this show a 9 because the previous seasons before season 19 were excellent. They really influenced many other hilarious shows, and part of the fun of my childhood was tuning in to South Park when my parents were gone, only to be caught watching it. But the thing that keeps me from giving this show a perfect 10 is because i think the show has changed for the worst.

So like i said first 18 seasons of South Park we're excellent, even the bad episodes in there still had great memorable moments. I tuned in to Season 19 and i noticed they wanted to do a story season were everything is connected. But that season provided little laughs and the finale was disappointing. I had high hopes for Season 20 because i thought Trey and Matt (the show's creators) had listened to the feedback on Season 19, but Season 20 was even worse then the last one. Many characters went through unnecessary changes, they put so much political topics into the show to the point where it felt like overkill, they managed to make Gerald (Kyle's dad) the most unlikable character in the show, many things that the show sets up are quickly forgotten, and the ending was bad (not disappointing like season 19, but just bad). Season 21 was an improvement from Season 20 but the show was still missing something. And i think i know what killed South Park.

It's no secret that South Park has many political and social commentary tones, but that was never the main point of the show, that was just a good addition to it. But it's like Matt and Trey forgot that, and they made the social commentary the MAIN point of the show.

The sad thing about it is Trey and Matt really want to go back to the roots of South Park, but they forgot how to. They got so carried away with Politics that they forgot that the heart of the show was 4 foul mouthed kids in a small mountain town that find themselves in the dumbest of situations. They completely ditched that part of the show and i eagerly want it back.


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 August 1997 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital (season 12-)| Dolby Stereo (seasons 1-11)

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16 : 9
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