Matt and Trey and the rest of the gang will be back to give you 7 all-new, super-sweet episodes -- starting in September. The first new episode will premiere on SEPTEMBER 26th, 2012!!
This is the FAQ of the month -- everyone has been asking about this!! And for good reason -- Cartman has put Butters' wiener in his mouth, had Kyle suck his balls, dressed up like Britney Spears and kissed a Justin TImberlake cutout, and now...confessed his "love" for Kyle.
So is he gay? Is he really in love with Kyle?? All we can say for certain is that he is definitely one confused little kid. (Let's not forget he's also committed countless crimes, befriended the dark lord Cthulhu, and indirectly killed Tenorman's parents, one of which turns out to be his own father). To find out more about his real feelings, we're all gonna just have to watch and see what happens in September...
It's really hard to see a totally-unhooded, unobstructed Kenny McCormick in the show. But there are several episodes where you can see most of his face and it's pretty sweet. Check out "The Losing Edge" (905), "The Jeffersons" (807), "Margaritaville" (1303), "Pee" (1314), "Super Best Friends" (504) and "You're Getting Old" (1507, at Stan's birthday party). Keep your eye out for his signature blond mop of hair.
Most recently, you can also see a pretty amazing reveal of his face in "Broadway Bro Down" (1511). He standing in line for the diving board, all the way on the right!
For the fully-exposed, unmuffled version of Kenny, you need to check out the South Park Movie: "Bigger, Longer, and Uncut." It's awesome.
Officially adding this one to the Most Frequently Asked Questions, since this is a great question and it gets asked all the time. There is indeed a very visible little Visitor in the back window of the car, hanging out behind Randy. See if you can spot it below...
The "why" part of that question is simple: Visitors appear all the time in South Park. In the background, in crowds, on the walls, in the artwork -- they pop up quickly, when you least expect it. But if you're REALLY craving some answers, watch the episode "Cancelled" (704). It explains... everything!
Good question! I'm actually adding this to the Most Frequently Asked Questions tab, since we get it a lot. Also using this FAQ to answer the many questions about seeing the new episodes Uncensored:
NEW EPISODES ONLINE: We try to get the episode online as soon as possible after the show airs on the west coast (about 10:35PM PST on Wednesday nights). But it usually takes a little time for the site's cache to clear and for everything to be properly displayed. So if you live on the east coast, it will be there Thursday morning. West coasters, it should be available very, very late Wednesday night or very early Thursday morning.
UNCENSORED NEW EPISODES: As you probably noticed, the show on Wednesday night is censored (on air and on our site). The final, uncensored audio version is finished Thursday night. Again, it takes a while for the site's cache to clear, so usually the uncensored episodes should be available very late night on Thursday or early Friday morning.
These name change questions are asked so often, I am officially adding this to the new "Most Frequently Answered Questions" section! And here's the answer, plus some:
As you mentioned, last names (and even first names) get switched up a lot in South Park. To be perfectly honest, this name game is just a side effect of the way the episodes are made. When you're creating a show, start-to-finish in 6 days, most of the time goes into getting the episode finished and on the air before the deadline. And when you've done that over 200 times, little details slip through the cracks. So Swanson becomes Valmer, and Williams becomes Black, and Mr. Garrison becomes a woman who becomes a lesbian who becomes a man again thanks to a penis mouse. It's all pretty simple.
Here's the rundown of name changes throughout the years:
Jimmy Swanson ---> Jimmy Valmer
Token Williams -----> Token Black
Chris Stotch ---------> Stephen Stotch
Clyde Harris ---------> Clyde Donovan
Mr. Garrison, Ethan Garrison (pen name), Miss Garrison, Janet Garrison ----------> Mr. Herbert Garrison
Red, Bertha, Rebbecca ------> Red
Jordan (Season 2) ------> Annie
Swanson (Season 2) ------> Butters
Carol (Season 1, "Death") ------> Sharon Marsh
We are officially adding this to the "Most Frequently Answered Questions" category, since it gets asked at least 30 times a week.
Gerald and Sheila are indeed in the church with the rest of the town. You can see them on the left side -- in fact, Gerald's still wearing his yarmulke. The animators put the Broflovskis in there as a little easter egg. Townspeople get hidden all the time in large crowd shots like that, even if it doesn't make sense. A perfect example is the crowd shot below from "Britney's New Look" (1202). Watch close, you'll see random characters from probably 50 other episodes in there, even some that are dead. It's pretty sweet.
You're right about that, Cartman's cat has been shown swinging both ways. My guess is Mister Kitty is a hermaphrodite, just like Cartman's mom. Little bit of both worlds, with an extra side of cheese.
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!
This is probably the most frequently asked FAQ of all time. And rightfully so, the first South Park Movie was so potent, we're all still recovering from the blow. Unfortunately, at the current moment, there are no plans for a second South Park Movie. But you never know what the future may bring, crazier things have happened...
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!
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:
Off the air? But... We're just going to try and get the Muhammad episode pulled.
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.
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...
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.
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."
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.
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).
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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...
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'.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BRuBBB, BRUB, BRUBBB....that was an episode from last season called "The F Word" (1312). You can watch it right here.
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.
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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