Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions. You ask them, the staff of South Park answers!

Question:

April 23, 2002 - Why don't you say the "Oh my god, they killed Kenn

Why don't you say the "Oh my god, they killed Kenny!" phrase any more?

Answer

Because Kenny is already dead

Question:

April 23, 2002 - Who came up with the stereotype that Jews don't ha

Who came up with the stereotype that Jews don't have rhythm?

Answer

The Jews did... by having no rhythm!

Question:

April 23, 2002 - Who does the voices for the characters on South Pa

Who does the voices for the characters on South Park?

Answer

Cartman: Trey Parker
Stan: Trey Parker
Kyle: Matt Stone
Kenny: Matt Stone
Ike: Various south park staffers kids
Bebe: Jennifer Howell
Starvin' Marvin: Trey Parker
Timmy: Trey Parker
Pip: Matt Stone
Butters: Matt Stone
Jimmy: Trey Parker
Kyle's Cousin Kyle: Trey Parker
Big Gay Al: Matt Stone
Grandpa Marsh: Trey Parker
Mephisto: Trey Parker
Kyle's Dad: Matt Stone
Mr. Garrison: Trey Parker
Mr. Mackey: Trey Parker
Stan's Dad: Trey Parker
Kenny's Dad: Matt Stone
Mrs. Choksondik: Trey Parker
Ned: Trey Parker
Officer Barbrady: Trey Parker
Terrance: Matt Stone
Phillip: Trey Parker
Priest Maxi: Matt Stone
Jimbo: Matt Stone
Evil Stan Clone: Trey Parker
God: Trey Parker
Jesus: Matt Stone
Mr. Hankey: Trey Parker
Osama Bin Laden: Trey Parker
Saddam Hussein: Matt Stone
Santa Clause: Trey Parker
Satan: Trey Parker
Towelie: Vernon Chatman

Question:

April 23, 2002 - In "Cannibal: the Musical" Trey Parker changed hi

In "Cannibal: the Musical" Trey Parker changed his name to Juan Swartz in the credits for the main character, why?

Answer

Trey didn't think that it would look too good if his name kept popping up over and over!

Question:

April 12, 2002 - When is the US Orgazmo going to be released?

When is the US Orgazmo going to be released?

Answer

The Orgazmo DVD should be available by early or late fall of this year!

Question:

April 10, 2002 - What does kenny say in the intro?

What does kenny say in the intro?

Answer

Nothing, he's been replaced by Timmy who says: "Timmah, Timmah, Timmah, Timmah, Timmah, Timmah, Live a lie Timmah!"

Question:

April 10, 2002 - Will there really be an "Asses of Fire 2"?

Will there really be an "Asses of Fire 2"?

Answer

We do not have any information about a REAL "Asses of Fire 2" or a new South Park Movie.

Question:

April 10, 2002 - What was the ORIGINAL version of Conan's demise?

What was the ORIGINAL version of Conan's demise?

Answer

He shoots himeself in the head

Question:

April 10, 2002 - Is Towelie ever gonna appear on the show again?

Is Towelie ever gonna appear on the show again?

Answer

Tune in tonight.

Question:

April 09, 2002 - Is it true that Trey Parker and Matt Stone watch a

Is it true that Trey Parker and Matt Stone watch animal porn?

Answer

If you call Animal Planet and Mutual of Omaha's "Wild Kingdom" animal porn, I suppose so.

Question:

April 06, 2002 - Hey, I know y'all like Monty Python (I saw y'all o

Hey, I know y'all like Monty Python (I saw y'all on the John Cleese Forever Show)? Do y'all think you will ever do a Monty Python South Park episode?

Answer

As most people know, Matt and Trey are HUGE Monty Python fans. They did a South Park clip for a Monty Python tribute a while back (the pet shop/dead bird sketch with Kyle and Cartman in the starring roles).

BBC America has been showing all kinds of Monty Python specials (along with "Excalibur"!) for weeks. So check it!

Question:

April 06, 2002 - After season 4 ended, the animation and music duri

After season 4 ended, the animation and music during the episodes changed when season 5 premiered. And from what I can see, that version is still going. How come you guys changed it? I thought the animation and music from the 4th season was fine the way it was, and it still is.

Answer

By the end of Season 4, Alias/Wavefront - the company that provided our animation software at the time (Power Animator) - decided to discontinue technical support for their program. So we had to switch to their new program, Maya (now the industry standard).

Regarding music: South Park's original composer Adam Berry (also, original bassist of DVDA when Matt still played drums) got too busy on other projects. We ended up signing Mad City (who did some work for us earlier). They're nice guys.

Question:

April 05, 2002 - Are the peeps at South Park gonna make a video wit

Are the peeps at South Park gonna make a video with the three meteor shower episodes? Cause that would rock...

Answer

I dunno, that makes WAY too much sense.

Question:

April 05, 2002 - Did you get the name for Russell Crowe's sidekick

Did you get the name for Russell Crowe's sidekick (Tugger) from the device to regrow male foreskin?

Answer

No, we got it from "Tug Boat." God, you're a freak.

BTW, do you have a URL for that device?

Question:

April 05, 2002 - On episode 604, what did the letters (I think it w

On episode 604, what did the letters (I think it was 'H.E.T.') stand for on Chef's TV before it turned into a robot?

Answer

It was "H.E.M" and it stands for "Human Eradication Mode."

Question:

April 05, 2002 - Why are the South Park Greeting Cards no longer av

Why are the South Park Greeting Cards no longer available??? They were totally "hella-cool".....please bring them back!!!

Answer

Well, licenses run out, and sometimes the licensees decide against renewing. Comedy Central may be in the process of finding a new licensee, as they are with other items.

Question:

April 05, 2002 - Hey I'm Korean and I noticed in a couple of South

Hey I'm Korean and I noticed in a couple of South Park episodes that there were Korean letters and words. I was wonderin do you have a Korea staff member or do either Matt or Trey know Korean?

Answer

Hey, I'm Korean too. We've always had a few Korean technical directors on staff (two are on the crew right now), so they toss in a few Korean characters every once in a while.

As far as I know, the only Korean Matt and Trey know is Kalbi (Korean Short Ribs BBQ) and Kim Chee (Spicy Korean Pickled Cabbage). Trey, however, does know Japanese - as evidenced by the "Chinpokomon" episode (#310).

Question:

April 05, 2002 - Regarding "Asses of Fire II", I thought T&P were n

Regarding "Asses of Fire II", I thought T&P were now older and fatter, and they look like they're back to normal for the upcoming film. Should we suspend reality, or was this filmed long ago?

Answer

Phillip always stayed slim. Terrance went on that 90-day Tony Horton get-in-shape program after getting back together with Phillip in Episode #505, "Terrance and Phillip: Behind the Blow," last year.

And he's been keeping off those pounds!

Question:

April 05, 2002 - Ok, so remember when the South Park movie came out

Ok, so remember when the South Park movie came out and Trey and Matt were on the Conan O'Brien show? They were setting up their clip and said something like, "Well, the studio only wanted us to show you the part before you jump out the window, but we wanted to show the whole thing, so we found a bootlegged copy and spliced some of it onto this clip." The second part of the clip they showed actually did look bootlegged. So... did they REALLY go to a street corner, find a bootlegged copy of their own movie then show it on national TV or was it planned?

Answer

No, they weren't bullsh@tting. If you've ever visited or lived in New York City, they have bootleg movies all over the place (usually for 5 or 10 dollars). Seinfeld even had an episode all about it.

They really did go out on the street and bought a bootleg - then spliced it in. What you really should have seen was the ORIGINAL version of Conan's demise.

Question:

April 05, 2002 - In the episode "Starvin' Marvin in Space" (#311) d

In the episode "Starvin' Marvin in Space" (#311) did the idea of the Marklar people saying that every person, place, and thing on Marklar is called Marklar, come from the Smurfs?

Answer

Dude, EVERYTHING comes from the Smurfs. They're like the Rosetta Stone of animation.

Question:

April 04, 2002 - What kind of ratings do South Park get?

What kind of ratings do South Park get?

Answer

Great ratings!

As a matter of fact South Park's ratings have jumped %21 since season five! We ROCK!

Question:

April 04, 2002 - What was the Donner Party musical movie that Matt

What was the Donner Party musical movie that Matt and Trey did?

Answer

It wasn't about the Donner Party, it was about Alferd Packer the first person ever to be convicted of Cannibalism in Colorado. It's called "Cannibal! The Musical" and you can get the DVD from your local video/dvd retailer

Question:

April 04, 2002 - How come Kenny's girlfriend doesn't come out anymo

How come Kenny's girlfriend doesn't come out anymore?

Answer

Well... Kenny's dead.

Question:

April 04, 2002 - Why aren't the new episodes closed-captioned?

Why aren't the new episodes closed-captioned?

Answer

Since we're usually working on the episode until the last minute, there's no time to get the final scripts to the network in time.

Question:

April 03, 2002 - I would like to point out a mistake. Yasmine Blee

I would like to point out a mistake. Yasmine Bleeth was not in "Baseketball." Carmen Electra and Jenny McCarthy were. I would think you would have caught that.

Answer

Oh gee, then who's that in the credits?

http://us.imdb.com/Credits?0131857

Turd.

Question:

April 03, 2002 - Any chance of seeing bin Laden and Saddam do a sho

Any chance of seeing bin Laden and Saddam do a show together?

Answer

What? Like Martin and Lewis? In Vegas? Highly unlikely.

But seeing as South Park succeeded where two Bush administrations have failed (killing Osama and Saddam, that is), you never know.

Question:

April 03, 2002 - Is there any known place in the Internet and/or an

Is there any known place in the Internet and/or anywhere else where I can find a town map of South Park?

Answer

I asked Eric Stough (our Director of Animation) about this when we started working on the web site. I thought it would be cool to have a 3-D map where you could click on various locations.

Apparently one doesn't exist. You may notice that we add all kinds of goofy stuff like the docks in #312 and a synogogue in #506 (even though Kyle's family are the only Jews in town) at random.

The closest thing I've seen to a map is in the "South Park Rally" game. And that was totally inaccurate based on what we've seen on the show thus far.

Question:

April 03, 2002 - Why do some guests have "normal cartoon heads" (li

Why do some guests have "normal cartoon heads" (like Bill Gates, Winona Ryder, etc.), while others have pictures for heads (like Saddam, Ben Affleck, etc.)?

Answer

There's no rhyme or reason. Sometimes they're drawn because we can't track down an adequate stock photo in time.

But mostly, it's Trey's call. It usually has to do with the way they'll be used and/or whichever one is just plain funnier.

Question:

April 02, 2002 - I want to know why they don't go back to writing t

I want to know why they don't go back to writing the episodes long in advance. They suck when they're almost improv!

Answer

Well, aside from the ten or so episodes that have lead off a season or run, almost every South Park is written, animated, and edited up to the last minute.

Nothing has really changed. In fact, some of our best episodes (recently: #409 "Something That You Can Do with Your Finger," #417 "A Very Crappy Christmas," #507 "Proper Condom Use"), were all done at the last minute.

Having short lead times allows us to be up to the minute with current events, as in: #403 "Contorting Quintuplets 2000" (the Elian fiasco two Easters ago), #413 "Trapper Keeper" (the 2000 Presidential Election Scandal in Florida), and #509 "Osama bin Laden has Farty Pants" (duh!).

Question:

April 02, 2002 - What exactly does Matt do on the show? According

What exactly does Matt do on the show? According to the credits, all Matt does is produce and do voices, whereas Trey produces, directs, writes, does songs and voices.

Answer

Do you even know what producing a show entails? Matt pretty much handles the business side for the duo - dealing with the network on marketing, licensing and publicity issues. He's also the one who deals with the network when they have misgivings about a show idea (along with our other Executive Producer, Anne Garefino). He's also the one who wanted this web site to exist - and he pushed it through.

That's not to say he doesn't have creative input. He's extremely active in the writers meetings and editing sessions (second only to Trey), and he cowrites many of the songs, along with Bruce Howell and D.A. Young.

Question:

April 02, 2002 - I've been thinking, and I've came up with the best

I've been thinking, and I've came up with the best new special guest for the show.........Pee Wee Herman!

Answer

Better think harder.

Question:

April 02, 2002 - Do you know where I can get a job answering FAQs w

Do you know where I can get a job answering FAQs with smart-ass answers like you? It looks like fun. ;~)

Answer

Damn straight it's fun! And you don't even have to be a smart-ass. Obviously...

Oh, and sorry, but this job's taken.

Question:

April 01, 2002 - In "Kenny Dies" (513) when Cartman is on that snow

In "Kenny Dies" (513) when Cartman is on that snowy road after the 'fetus truck' flips, what song is he singing and who sings it?

Answer

He's singing "Morning Train" by Sheena Easton. This was before Prince got a hold of her and made her slutty. Remember "Sugar Walls"? I know I do.

Question:

April 01, 2002 - I work at Pasadena City College and thought it was

I work at Pasadena City College and thought it was great to see Michael Dorn in one of our t-shirts. I know he's an alumni...but why did you guys have him wear it?

Answer

Cause he's got school pride. Also, a lot of folks wear stuff from their alma mater when they're chilling at home.

I just wish those lame-o's on "The Real World" who went to my school (Cal) didn't advertise it.

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