Frequently Asked Questions

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

Question:

October 30, 2009 - On the episode Whale Whores, Cartman, Kyle and Ken

On the episode Whale Whores, Cartman, Kyle and Kenny were playing a music game when Stan came in. What game was that and what console were they playing it on??

Answer

They're jamming out to some Rock Band. The system isn't shown here, but Cartman probably owns all the game consoles. His mom gets him anything his little heart desires.

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October 30, 2009 - In "Scott Tenorman Must Die," Scott's mom was taki

In "Scott Tenorman Must Die," Scott's mom was taking off her bra and his dad came out and said something and bunch of people wearing masks run away. Exactly who was running away ?

Answer

Well, whenever anyone lets the twins out in South Park, there's always gonna be a crowd. Besides Jimbo and Ned, there's Stan's dad (in a fake eyeglass/mustache combo), Kyle's dad (in a rainbow afro and clown nose), and Kenny's dad (with a paper bag over his head). There's also two random townspeople.

Question:

October 30, 2009 - In the 1st episode, how come you sort of make the

In the 1st episode, how come you sort of make the same thing 7 years later?

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I'm guessing you're talking about "Cancelled" (704), where the boys relive what happened in "Cartman Gets An Anal Probe." This was originally supposed to be South Park's 100th episode -- a big landmark for any television series because it means that you can officially syndicate your show (for those that don't know, that basically means you can sell it to other networks so that they can show it whenever, as much as they want. You know the two-hour South Park block starting at 11pm on your local, independent channel). Shows tend to get repetitive and stale after 100 episodes...So the joke was that it seemed like the boys were in a stale repeat. Turns out, Cartman just needed his ass probe tweaked.

Question:

October 30, 2009 - Is there really a TV show about that pirates stopp

Is there really a TV show about that pirates stopping Japanese whale and dolphin killers??? Anyways that episode is OWNING. REALLY ENJOYED IT.

Answer

Oh boy, is there. Whale Wars is a real show on Animal Planet and they really have pirate symbols on all their gear and they really try to stop the Japanese (and others) from killing whales. And they also really throw stinky butter. So bad ass, right? Oh, and Deadliest Catch is also a real show on the Discovery Channel. They catch crabs.

Question:

October 30, 2009 - Why couldn't Butters keep his gold chain in later

Why couldn't Butters keep his gold chain in later episodes? I was really looking forward to seeing that as a staple of his character design from now on. He'll always be a pimp to me.

Answer

He gave up the pimping game, homie. Kisses are a tough business.

Question:

October 30, 2009 - Oh my god! The Whale War episode was hilarious, an

Oh my god! The Whale War episode was hilarious, and I laughed me head off when Cartman sang "Poker Face"!! Is that going to be available for download?

Answer

Mamama ma... We've gotten a TON of requests for a downloadable version of this song. Obviously, there are a ton of copyright issues were trying to work around, since it's a cover of Lady Gaga's song. We're working on it, you're just gonna have to wait and see.

Question:

October 29, 2009 - In the episode named "Up The Down Steroid," the bo

In the episode named "Up The Down Steroid," the boys are playing a board game at the beginning. Who is the bust on the game supposed to represent, and what, if any is the name of the game?

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The boys are playing the "Investigative Reports With Bill Kurtis Board Game" - and the bust on the game is Kurtis' head. He's a journalist, news anchor and TV personality of sorts, and one of the shows he hosts is called Investigative Reports. It was so exciting they needed to make a home version! You can also see the boys playing it in Season Four's "Cartman Joins NAMBLA" (408).

Question:

October 22, 2009 - Butters' Bottom Bitch was a great episode. But wha

Butters' Bottom Bitch was a great episode. But what did Butters do with all the motherfucking money he made pimping?

Answer

That's a question for his bottom bitch, Sally Darson. I appreciate you asking that question, but seriously, you should be putting that mouth to work. Don't you want a new lunchbox?

Question:

Didn't Butters already kiss a girl??

I know you've probably gotten this email like a 1000 times, but Butters kissed a girl in episode 313, "Hooked on Monkey Phonics." By the home-schooled girl turned slut lol. But still an awesome show!!! My new favorite SP =D

Answer

You're right on both accounts. Butters was indeed kissed by the newly-slutified home-school girl Rebecca in "Hooked on Monkey Phonics" (313), and we've gotten a bajillion emails about it. No, it's not a mistake, we're aware of it. And the explanation is simple -- What happens in the Bay of Pigs Memorial Dance stays in the Bay of Pigs Memorial Dance.

Besides if you really look at the clip Butters is the one being kissed in "Hooked on Monkey Phonics", but he stepped up to the plate in "Butters' Bottom Bitch" and became a man!

Question:

October 22, 2009 - in W.T.F, what is the name of the guy who has gay

in W.T.F, what is the name of the guy who has gay porn?

Answer

I don't think there was any gay porn in that episode, but if you are referring to the wrastling coach, his name is Mr. Conners.

Question:

October 22, 2009 - In the new episode "W.T.F." what is it those mexic

In the new episode "W.T.F." what is it those mexicans in the crowd say when Kenny gets blown up by the rocket?

Answer

They say "Oh Dios Mio! Matron El Pollo Loco!" / "BASTARDOS!" -- which roughly translates to "Oh my God! They Killed Kenny!" / "You bastards!" in Spanish. I'm feeling extra saucy today, so here's a little behind-the-scenes action. Right from the script:

Kenny picks up the rocket. It starts to spark again in his hand and then SHOOTS OFF AGAIN carrying Kenny up into the sky.

KENNY
WHAHGHGHGHGHGH!!!!!!

BOOM! It explodes with Kenny but very safely way up in the sky. Cut to the group of nine Mexicans in the audience.

RANDOM MEXICAN
(standing, pointing)
Oh Dios Mio! Matron El Pollo Loco!

ANOTHER RANDOM MEXICAN
(standing with fist)
BASTARDOS!

BOOM BOOM BOOM!!!! Back to the sky where explosion after explosion goes off. The lights light up the crowd. They all CHEER-

Question:

October 22, 2009 - I've been in Spain recently, and I guess Kenny's w

I've been in Spain recently, and I guess Kenny's wrestling name "El Pollo Loco" means "The Crazy Chicken". Am I right?

Answer

It took a trip to Spain to figure that out?? Damn dude, you're dedicated to your research. And yes, you're right -- it means "crazy chicken."

Question:

October 21, 2009 - Hey! I was just wondering what the name of the s

Hey! I was just wondering what the name of the song is in "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe"? The one which Cartman and Barbrady sing when they're under alien control??

Answer

Great old-school question. It's called "I Love to Singa" and it's lifted from a 1936 Tex Avery cartoon. Google it, it's pretty cool.

Question:

October 15, 2009 - Hi, I love the show and I've been waiting ages for

Hi, I love the show and I've been waiting ages for the new episodes! And when I saw there was a contest to be South Park'd, I re-watched "Dead Celebrities" 3 times. But i never found the alien! Can you please tell me where he was hidden? Thanks!

Answer

Did you watch it on TV or on the website? Because the alien is hidden ONLY on the broadcast version on TV, not on the version you see on the website. As for where it's hidden, I can't tell you because that would defeat the point of the contest. But I will say the alien in "Dead Celebrities" was relatively easy to spot. The one in "Butters' Bottom Bitch" is a bit trickier.

Question:

October 15, 2009 - I just watched Butters' Bottom Bitch and I was won

I just watched Butters' Bottom Bitch and I was wondering: what is the name of the song playing when the undercover cop dances for the frat boys?

Answer

That is delicately-titled tune called "F**k the Pain Away" by Peaches. Great for weddings and bar mitzvahs.

Question:

October 14, 2009 - I LOVED the most recent episode with Butters as a

I LOVED the most recent episode with Butters as a pimp!!! Seriously, I love Butters, it was hilarious. One thing I dont get though....Kyle got kissed in like season 2 or 3, Stan's kissed Wendy, and we all know Kenny's a lovable whore. But when has CARTMAN kissed anyone? Am I missing something here?

Answer

You definately know your shit, but you must have missed the Season 4 episode "Chef Goes Nanners" (408). Wendy develops a crush on Cartman and they wind up kissing at the end of the episode. You should check it out.

Question:

October 14, 2009 - Why was I able to watch Dead Celebrities online la

Why was I able to watch Dead Celebrities online last week and now it says it won't be available online until November? And how long after an episode does it become available online?

Answer

Because of contractual obligations with television networks, we have to take episodes down for a brief period after they air. Here's how it works: We get the new episodes online right after they air on the west coast (around 10:30 pm PST), and it stays on our site for a full week after it airs. Then we have to take it down for three weeks because of aforementioned hella-lame legal reasons. After those three weeks, however, it comes back up on our site FOREVER, for free, in glorious streaming HD. "Dead Celebrities" will be back online in no time.

Question:

October 14, 2009 - What song was Towelie trying to play at the talent

What song was Towelie trying to play at the talent competiton in the episode Profesor Chaos?

Answer

He is playing a stoned rendition of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven." Do you know what I am saying?

Question:

October 14, 2009 - Who does Tweek's voice? Or Jimmy's, for that matte

Who does Tweek's voice? Or Jimmy's, for that matter? And what about Craig? I can usually figure out who does all the voices, but I've yet to figure these out.

Answer

Those characters are a bit harder to guess, but luckily for you, that's what we're here for. Tweek and Craig are done by Matt. Jimmy is done b-buh-by Trey.

Question:

October 14, 2009 - In the Fatbeard episode, where did you get the Som

In the Fatbeard episode, where did you get the Somali language, and who provided the voice? Not to mention the French. Also blow me for never answering my FAQ emails, which I'm sure you won't this time either.

Answer

Whoa, sailor! You kiss your mother with that mouth?? Both the Somali and French languages in "Fatbeard" were spoken by voice actors fluent in their respective languages. Trey wrote the episode in English and then the voice actors were brought in to read the translation.

And as for your teen angst, we get thousands of FAQs a day, so don't throw a hissy fit. We try to answer as many questions as we can.

Question:

October 08, 2009 - Hey guys. Just watched "Dead Celebrities" for the

Hey guys. Just watched "Dead Celebrities" for the third time. Great episode, by the way. I was wondering exactly who were all the celebrities that were animated in the episode? Thanks. Keep up the good work. David

Answer

Glad you enjoyed, budday. Obviously, there were a ton of celebs that made cameos in last night's episode -- I might be missing one or two, but here you go: Michael Jackson, Billy Mays, Ricardo Montalban, Oscar Mayer, Dom DeLuise, Patrick Swayze, B. Aurthur, Ed McMahon, Walter Cronkite, Ted Kennedy, DJ AM, Natasha Richardson, Farrah Fawcett, and David Carradine.

Question:

October 07, 2009 - I love your show. I know you got this question be

I love your show. I know you got this question before, but after the episode you show "Braniff" airlines ad tag. Why and for who?

Answer

When Matt and Trey delivered the pilot episode to Comedy Central, they didn't have a "bumper" (you know, that card at the end of the show that tells you who created it). Not having an appropriate company name or logo to use, they tossed in the logo of Braniff Airlines - a defunct airline from the 60s and 70s. After the show aired, they were contacted by a company that owned the rights to the Braniff name and logo. An agreement was made to allow them the use of the logo on South Park broadcasts, but not on any other projects in the future.

Question:

October 07, 2009 - In the episode "Le Petit Tourette," when Cartmen i

In the episode "Le Petit Tourette," when Cartmen is singing "I've Got A Golden Ticket" in front of the store, is that a statue of the leader from the Super Adventure Club that Chef was in before?

Answer

That does indeed look a lot like Head Adventurer William P. Connelly, esquire from "The Return of Chef" (1001). Although it seems he has taken up molesting small monkeys, instead of children.

Question:

October 07, 2009 - Hey! I love your super-mega-awesome show! I don't

Hey! I love your super-mega-awesome show! I don't know how many times you've been asked this, but do you still use construction paper for your show? If not, what do you do?

Answer

It is a popular question, but one worth answering again. We actually haven't used real construction paper since the pilot episode "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe." After that, South Park made the big switch to big 'ol fancy computers. We use a number of programs to make the finished product, but most of the animation is done in Maya (a powerful 3D animation program).

It should be noted, however, that the construction paper used in that pilot episode was then scanned into a massive computer database, which animators now use to create the show. This allowed South Park to continue to animate with construction paper textures, even though they were using computers. And they've used those same textures for the past 13 years.

So basically what you're seeing is digitally reconstructed construction paper. Pretty cool, huh?

Question:

October 07, 2009 - Hey! South Park is the best show out there. I had

Hey! South Park is the best show out there. I had a question though...In the episode in the fourth season "Do the Handicapped Go To Hell", when the boys are in church, Cartman says something to Stan and Kenny and they start laughing. He says it so fast I can't understand. All I got was: "it's a man's obligation to...." Can you help me figure out what else he says?

Answer

"It's a man's obligation to stick his boneration in a woman's separation. This sort of penetration will increase the population of the younger generation." I believe that's a biblical passage from The Book of Park.

Question:

October 06, 2009 - What episode did the children make fun of "Baseket

What episode did the children make fun of "Baseketball"? Steeeeve Perry!

Answer

After seeing the snuff film "The Passion of the Christ," Stan and Kenny demand their money back, saying "This is about being able to hold bad filmmakers reponsible. This is just like when we got our money back for 'Basketball'." This happens in the Season 8 classic "The Passion of the Jew."

Question:

October 06, 2009 - What would happen if a kid who looked exactly like

What would happen if a kid who looked exactly like Eric Cartman won the competition to have your own character in South Park? Would there be 2 Eric Cartmans?!

Answer

You just blew my mind.

Question:

October 01, 2009 - Is there any episode that spoofs/parodies The Godf

Is there any episode that spoofs/parodies The Godfather or mafias?

Answer

There are a few times that the Godfather films have been Parkified throughout the years. Most notably is Season 4's "Tooth Fairy Tats" (401), which actually centers around a Godfather-esque mob boss named Loogie. The other two are not quite as obvious: In "Toilet Paper" (703), Cartman tries to kill Kyle on the lake just like in Godfather II, and in "Wing" (903), Sly Stallone's son's wedding is an homage to the classic scene from the first Godfather flick.

Question:

October 01, 2009 - I'm so excited I think I'm going to pee myself, wh

I'm so excited I think I'm going to pee myself, what should I do?

Answer

Go to the bathroom and sit on the toilet. New episodes are close, but I don't want you blowing a gasket.

Question:

October 01, 2009 - Who is Mysterion?!

Who is Mysterion?!

Answer

Ahhh, Mysterion. The identity of this superhero is perhaps South Park's greatest mystery. Every week, we get countless fans with countless theories as to exactly which kid it is. Unfortunately, not even the crew knows the answer to that one. Matt and Trey hold the key, and for the time being, they're not talking.

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