Frequently Asked Questions

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

Question:

June 24, 2010 - Hey Mr FAQ I read online that you guys stopped wor

Hey Mr FAQ I read online that you guys stopped working on the rest of Season 14 because your still fighting with Comedy Central about "201." Any truth behind this? And if not why havent we seen any new episodes yet? Tosh.0 took their break the same week as you and he has been back for a few weeks now.

Answer

Nope, no truth at all. Don't believe the hype! The crew is on their regularly-scheduled mid-season break, just as we've done for the last 7 years straight. There's always a Spring run of shows and a Fall run of shows...and right now we're smack dab in the middle of that. The crew comes back in September to start working on new episodes and the rest of Season 14 debuts on OCTOBER 6th!

Question:

June 24, 2010 - In "Cartoon Wars Part I", Cartman said that he kne

In "Cartoon Wars Part I", Cartman said that he knew Family Guy would go off the air after pulling just one episode because he saw it happen in a different show, but I can't figure out what the was. What show was it?

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According to Cartman, the show that happened to was "Laverne and Shirley" -- a sitcom which ran from 1976-1983. Here's Cartman's thoughts on the matter, right from the script:

KYLE
Off the air? But... We're just going to try and get the Muhammad episode pulled.

CARTMAN
It's simple television economics, Kyle. All it takes to kill a show forever, is get ONE EPISODE PULLED. If we can convince the network to pull this episode for the sake of Muslims, then the Catholics can demand a show THEY don't like get pulled. And then people with disabilities can demand ANOTHER show get pulled and so on, and so on, until FAMILY GUY IS NO MORE! It's exactly what happened to Laverne & Shirley.

KYLE
Woa, woa Wait a minute!

Kyle gets his big wheel in front of Cartman's and pulls the hand brake to block his path. Kyle gets off his big wheel...

Question:

June 24, 2010 - Dear Mr.FAQ -- Where is Macon the Pig, how is he d

Dear Mr.FAQ -- Where is Macon the Pig, how is he doing...And which season was he in =) (cant remember)

Answer

Oh word? We got an old-school fan here. Macon the pig was never actually in a South Park episode. He was in the live-action introductions that Matt and Trey recorded for their "South Park: Complete Season 2" boxed set. The bits were called "Bakin' Bacon with Macon" and they are awesome! If you can find those gems, savor the flavor.

Question:

June 24, 2010 - Hey in "Medicinal Fried Chicken," when the Colonel

Hey in "Medicinal Fried Chicken," when the Colonel says "Jamie Olliver gave his speech at the White House, he wasn't supposed to give that speech Eric." It seemed kind of random, was that an ode to a movie or something? I know you guys do ode's to alot of movies so was just wondering.

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That was pretty much a word-for-word parody of a scene from "Scarface." Tony Montana is supposed to kill this guy that's gonna give a speech at the UN, but winds up not doing because there were kids in the UN guy's car (see also this clip, which parodies that). But yeah, that whole Cartman/KFC chicken-dealing ring from "Medicinal Fried Chicken" is a pretty amazing parody of "Scarface."

Question:

June 24, 2010 - In "Meet the Jeffersons" and in BLU you can hear K

In "Meet the Jeffersons" and in BLU you can hear Kenny's voice without it being muffled by his hood. But the voice in the movie sounds different from the episode!! Was it done by two different people?? If so why and who did the voice?

Answer

You got a good ear, kid. Kenny's unmuffled voice was indeed done by different people in those two scenes. In the movie, Kenny's voice was provided by Mike Judge (creator of Beavis and Butthead, King of the Hill, etc). In "The Jeffersons," his voice was actually done by Animation Director/Producer Eric Stough.

Question:

June 24, 2010 - Mr. FAQ, in the episode "The Return of Chef", did

Mr. FAQ, in the episode "The Return of Chef", did they just take take voice clips of Isaac Hays? If I'm not mistaken this was when he left the show because they made fun of Scientology.

Answer

Yes and yes. Issac Hayes (the voice of Chef) left the show at the end of Season 9, after the broadcast of "Trapped in the Closet" (and yes, he was a Scientologist). As you correctly guessed, the dialogue for "The Return of Chef" was created by patching together lines from past episodes. And for the official South Park record, the last episode where Issac Hayes recorded new dialogue for Chef was "Die Hippie, Die" (902).

Question:

June 23, 2010 - This is bullshit! I've been asking questions for o

This is bullshit! I've been asking questions for over two years now and never got an answer. Is it because I don't ask questions that everybody knows the answer to? Is it because I don't start my question with "Hey Mr. FAQ guy" or "I'm a big South Park fan with awesome rockin tits?" I see you answer the same questions over and over and over and over and over and over again, but I don't ever get a reply. Why do you hate me you frequently asked asshole?!

Answer

I don't hate anyone. In fact, I'm quite snuggly. As I've mention many a-time (which you should know since you're apparently so awesome and visit the FAQ regularly), I only get a chance to read and answer a small percentage of FAQs every week. So if I haven't answered it before, it's either because your question has been answered recently, it's lame, or I didn't actually get a chance to read it. Most likely, the latter.

But I finally did read this today and I must say -- kudos for wasting your question on a complaint. You did it!

Question:

June 17, 2010 - Was it me or were most of the outside characters i

Was it me or were most of the outside characters in Season 11 named "Jarvis"?

Answer

There were quite a few people named Jarvis in that Season, and a few other Jarvises in other seasons too. As I'm sure you've noticed, there are a bunch of popular names that circulate in the ancillary character world -- Jarvis, Nelson, Scrotie... No real reason, maybe just think Matt and Trey think those names are funny.

Question:

June 17, 2010 - I might be a little late on this question, as my i

I might be a little late on this question, as my internet has been down, but a friend of mine said that Season 14 of South Park is the last one. Please bring me good news and say that he was wrong because South Park is the best show ever. ~~~~~Please reply~~~~~

Answer

Good news...your friend is way wrong. At the very least, South Park has been renewed through Season 15. We're in the middle of Season 14 right now, so we still have a good amount of new South Parkage guaranteed. And who knows, the network could always renew us for more episodes!

Question:

June 17, 2010 - G'Day Mates, I was wondering, has South Park won a

G'Day Mates, I was wondering, has South Park won any special awards? You know what i mean, and i believe it has won lots already, but just asking?

Answer

Sure has. South Park has actually won a good amount of awards at this point. Most notably, they've won 4 Emmys -- for "Margaritaville" (1303), The Imaginationland Trilogy (1110, 1111 & 1112), "Make Love, Not Warcraft" (1008), and "Best Friends Forever" (904). We also won the highly-coveted Peabody Award in 2005.

Question:

June 17, 2010 - So someone told me Scott Tenorman's dad is Cartman

So someone told me Scott Tenorman's dad is Cartman's dad...but in season 2 they say that his mother is his father. Can you explain this? cause i didn't get to see episode "201"

Answer

Sure, I can help out with that. Scott Tenorman's dad IS Cartman's dad. And Cartman's mom is just a huge slut. The whole "Cartman's dad is Cartman's mom" thing was just a lie to cover up the truth. Jack Tenorman (Scott and Cartman's dad) was a star player for the Denver Broncos, and Mephesto and everyone else made up that lie to protect the Broncos because they were having a really good season.

Question:

June 16, 2010 - FAQ dude, Here's a trickey one for you. What's th

FAQ dude, Here's a trickey one for you. What's the only episode viewers get to see Kenny's grandfather? And for bonus points, what is Kenny going to give him?

Answer

Great question, but you're gonna have to try harder than that to stump me. We all get to briefly see Kenny's grandfather in "Fat Camp" (415), when Kenny's doing his super-popular Krazy Kenny Show. And for those bonus points, Kenny's gonna give his grandfather a sensual, full body massage. (Which he then proceeds to do.) So...what do I win?

Question:

June 16, 2010 - Hey dudes, I wanted to ask how many times does the

Hey dudes, I wanted to ask how many times does the Bill Curtis Game appear through the seasons?

Answer

You mean the "Investigative Reports with Bill Curtis Board Game"? Just twice. First in "Cartman Joins NAMBLA" (406) and then again in "Up the Down Steroid" (803).

Question:

June 16, 2010 - Dear Mr FAQ, I love the phrase and have heard it b

Dear Mr FAQ, I love the phrase and have heard it before but what is the episode when Catman says "I AM A COP AND YOU WILL RESPECT MY AUTHRITUH"

Answer

Oh man, you need to go far back for that one. It's from Season 2, in the episode "Chickenlover" (203). Fun fact for you South Park fans: Matt and Trey originally wanted to call that episode "Chickenf***ker"...but let's just say the network didn't go for it.

Question:

June 16, 2010 - woa! when did Wendy dump Stan? i just read it some

woa! when did Wendy dump Stan? i just read it somewhere. i havent seen it and i feel that i must do so...what episode was it?!

Answer

WOA! You're a little late to the party, but yes, Wendy did dump Stan all the way back in Season 7, in the episode "Raisins." That's actually a really sweet episode -- the Raisins girls and the Goth kids both debut, Butters gets his first big crush, and Stan gets his heart broken by Wendy. Don't worry though, Stan and Wendy have gotten back together and everything is right with the world agian...

Question:

June 10, 2010 - What are all the episodes where the Rednecks compl

What are all the episodes where the Rednecks complain that "they took 'r jerbs!"?

Answer

There are three episodes to date: "Goobacks" (806) -- that's the original episode -- and the more recent appearances in "Margaritaville" (1303) and "W.T.F." (1310). And for all you SP trivia freaks, the leader of those rednecks with the sweet 'stash is named Darryl Weathers. And he is super pissed off about all this job takin'.

Question:

June 10, 2010 - What is the name of that man who owns the City Wok

What is the name of that man who owns the City Wok? In all the episodes I've watched with him in it, I never caught his name...

Answer

His name is Tuong Lu Kim, which you probably wouldn't get unless you paid super, duper close attention. He's married to Wing and he's just a normal person like all of you. He eats rice and drives slow, just like all of you!

Question:

June 10, 2010 - What is that song played in the episode where they

What is that song played in the episode where they are playing World Of Warcraft extensively? Who chose that song? It is awesome.

Answer

I believe you're talking about this song from the boar-killing montage. That's "Live to Win" by Paul Stanley (of KISS fame), and you better believe it's awesome. All it says in the script is: "A shitty MONTAGE song begins in which the boys kills millions of boars to go up in level." So the writers were all camped out in the writer's room trying to come up with a cool song about being your best, winning and other inspirational stuff when they stumbled upon this gem in iTunes.

Question:

June 09, 2010 - Dear Mr. FAQ, I just wanted to know the episode of

Dear Mr. FAQ, I just wanted to know the episode of South Park where Cartman ends up in Juvie?

Answer

Cartman ends up in Juvie after he's charged with a hate crime for throwing a rock at Token. That happens in the appropriately-titled "Cartman's Silly Hate Crime" from Season 4. In juvie prison, Cartman meets his cell-mate Romper Stomper and sneaks Disneyland in up his ass.

Question:

June 09, 2010 - Hey, I was wondering, what is the Catata fish's qu

Hey, I was wondering, what is the Catata fish's question in "Death Camp of Tolerance" that allowed Lemmiwinks to pass to the esophagus?

Answer

The Catatafish's riddle got lost somewhere between Mr. Slave's stomach and his colon. But if I had one guess as to that riddle, it would be:

The gay man's ass has lots of tricks.
So very carefully answer this:
Lemmiwinks, you gerbil prince,
Do you like fish sticks?

Question:

June 09, 2010 - In what episode is there a Redneck that tells some

In what episode is there a Redneck that tells someone "If you don't like America, then you can just giiit oouuutt!"?

Answer

Skeeter doesn't take kindly to people who don't love America, so he makes sure to let people know throughout "I'm A Little Bit Country" (701) when the anti-war and pro-war groups are arguing about who's more patriotic. Here's another great clip of Skeeter being patriotic.

Question:

June 09, 2010 - When is Episode "200" and "201" going to be availa

When is Episode "200" and "201" going to be available to view again?

Answer

I know, it's lame. And believe me, we're getting freakin' hammered by questions about this. HERE'S ALL WE CAN SAY ABOUT THE ISSUE...

From the full episode player on SouthParkStudios.com:

We apologize that South Park Studios cannot stream episode 201 at this time. After we delivered the show, and prior to broadcast, Comedy Central placed numerous additional audio bleeps throughout the episode. We do not have network approval to stream our original version of the show.

We will bring you a version of 201 as soon as we can.

Statement from Trey and Matt:

"In the 14 years we've been doing South Park we have never done a show that we couldn't stand behind. We delivered our version of the show to Comedy Central and they made a determination to alter the episode. It wasn't some meta-joke on our part. Comedy Central added the bleeps. In fact, Kyle's customary final speech was about intimidation and fear. It didn't mention Muhammad at all but it got bleeped too."

In the meantime, try to find someone who DVRed the episodes. There's gotta be someone you know that recorded it. Be their friend for the day or buy them some cheesy poofs.

Question:

June 03, 2010 - Hey Faq guy, when does Kenny show his face and the

Hey Faq guy, when does Kenny show his face and then say "goodbye you guys"????

Answer

It's actually not from any SP episode...what you're talking about happened at the end of the South Park MOVIE ("South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut"). It was the first time Kenny showed his face and talked for reals. But if you got the itch, you can see Kenny mostly unhooded here...just look for the blond kid with the hat across his face.

Question:

June 03, 2010 - Here's a question for you! What was the first epi

Here's a question for you! What was the first episode ever of South Park where Kenny doesn't die?

Answer

That would be "Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo" (110). He's lucky enough to get through that one without being eaten by rats or having his head explode. At the very end of the episode, the boys even seem to notice that something feels...unfinished.

Question:

June 03, 2010 - Hey Mr. FAQ! So far, who are all the characters i

Hey Mr. FAQ! So far, who are all the characters in South Park who actually died for good and didn't come back?

Answer

Well, people die all the time in South Park. Tons of characters are introduced and then killed off in the same episode (like Scuzzlebutt, Willzyx, Ms. Ellen, Nelson, Ms. Stevenson, etc.), so it's kinda hard to say. But if you're talking about main characters, these ones come to mind: Ms. Crabtree, Ms. Choksondik, Chef, and Kenny...he died for almost all of Season 6. And it's too early to tell now, but we'll just have to see about Pip.

Question:

June 03, 2010 - Why is the Season 8 episode "You Got F'd In A" not

Why is the Season 8 episode "You Got F'd In A" not available for playback?

Answer

Ummm...it is. I got this FAQ a couple times this week, so maybe the link was temporarily broken? It happens, things break...and then they get fixed. But you can watch it right here.

Question:

June 03, 2010 - FAQ dude: In episode 14 of Season 6 ("Death Camp

FAQ dude: In episode 14 of Season 6 ("Death Camp of Tolerance"), is there a reference to the animated Hobbit from 1977? That gay little song when the hamster is having adventures in Slave's ass sounds an awful lot like the song archetype from that movie and I was wondering if the song of the hamster's journey was inspired by it.

Answer

Awesome find. Yes, yes, and yes...the Lemmiwinks story is a pretty spot-on homage to that Thanksgiving classic, Rankin/Bass version of "The Hobbit" from 1977. Both the animation style and songs parody that rather epic cartoon. Matt and Trey have even said that Lemmiwinks is their "Frodo" of sorts...a passive character who survives by taking orders from others. No surprise that he's become one of the most beloved, bad-ass characters in South Park.

Question:

June 02, 2010 - Mr. man, what was the episode name when South Park

Mr. man, what was the episode name when South Park makes fun of the Harley bike riders and the riders always make tht funny ass noise?

Answer

BRuBBB, BRUB, BRUBBB....that was an episode from last season called "The F Word" (1312). You can watch it right here.

Question:

June 02, 2010 - FAQ dude: How the hell did Towelie ever come about

FAQ dude: How the hell did Towelie ever come about????

Answer

Towelie was the result of a conscious effort by Matt and Trey to come up with the worst, lamest character ever. So they though, hmmm... how about a towel...who tries to teach kids about towel safety....who is always high. Unfortunately, they managed to create something awesome.

Question:

June 02, 2010 - Is there anyway I can download the music from "Med

Is there anyway I can download the music from "Medicinal Fried Chicken" when they are bouncing on their balls? It is the best.

Answer

That ball hopping music is actually from a song called "Chicken on the Rocks" by Jean Jacques Perrey. I'm pretty sure you can buy that on iTunes or something. And you're right, it is pretty fantastic.

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