Frequently Asked Questions

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

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March 26, 2010 - How do you make vomit look so real? Did you copy s

How do you make vomit look so real? Did you copy someone vomiting for real? Best show ever!

Answer

Animating all the vomit caused a knee-jerk vomit reaction, which in turn led to more vomit (both real and animated). It was a vicious cycle.

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March 26, 2010 - My local bookstore does not currently carry a copy

My local bookstore does not currently carry a copy of "The Tale of Scrotie McBoogerballs". Could you possibly post the trascript on South Park Studios? (I don't care if it's "make believe", I NEED to read this book!) Thanks!

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Ahhh, and what a fantastical tale it is! There is currently no full transcript of the book quite yet -- we have scientists in a lab currently trying to transcribe it, but they can't make it past chapter 3 without vomiting to death. I can provide you with this, however. The transcript from Chapter 1 of the acclaimed sequel, "The Poop That Took A Pee":

The poop that took a pee. Chapter one. Douglas... Had to poop. His Butt was all stinky because he had to poop so badly. There was a gross woman named Rebecca who was sunbathing all naked and she was fat. Douglas walked up to her and said 'I need to poop'. 'Okay' Rebecca replied, 'I like poop'. Douglas squatted down... over the fat sunbathing lady and went poop. The poop, sat there on Rebecca's boobs, looking like a wiener.

Chapter two...

Question:

March 25, 2010 - I know you guys might think I'm an idiot, but what

I know you guys might think I'm an idiot, but what is Tweak's full name?? I've never caught it...

Answer

You're not an idiot, I just think you need some coffee. Tweak's full name is "Tweek Tweak".

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March 25, 2010 - (Let's hope the 9th question asked will be the fir

(Let's hope the 9th question asked will be the first one posted) Okay, I actually have two questions for you, oh great and all-knowing FAQ answer person. FIRST: I was watching "Ladder to Heaven" and I loved the parody of Saddam Hussein you guys did, and I'm just curious: Who does the voice of Saddam? (By the way, one of the countries in the UN is a pirate country, just letting you know) SECOND: On the topic of voices, have YOU Mr. FAQ, ever done a voice for the show?? If not I think you should!!!!

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Hey there, guy! Saddam's voice is done by Matt. (And for the record, God's voice is done by Trey.) As for your second question, no, I haven't done any VO's on the show. I'll leave that to the pros!

Question:

March 25, 2010 - In the latest episode, the character is originally

In the latest episode, the character is originally called "Scrotie McDickinass" but then it's changed to "Scrotie McBoogerBalls". Why the sudden change?

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It doesn't actually change, that's the name the boys decided on when they created the book. You might have missed it because Kenny suggested the name, but I guess "Boogerballs" captured more of the essence and spirit of the title character, Scrotie. Here's the scene when they were creating it, listen to what Kenny says:

The kids all gather around Kyle.

KENNY
Awesome!

KYLE
(typing)
The Tale of...

CARTMAN
The Tale of Scrotie McDicknAss.

KENNY
No, no- Scrotie McBooger Balls.

KYLE
(laughing, typing)
Oh that's good, that's good! Alright, Chapter... One...

CARTMAN
It was a... A warm spring morning...

Kyle types. MUSIC STARTS-

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March 25, 2010 - Alright, I know this question has kept many South

Alright, I know this question has kept many South Park fans squirming in their sleep...Will we ever get to find out who Ike's real parents are? Also, me thinks it'd be a good idea for another episode, but what do I know. Thanks guys...

Answer

It's a great idea for an episode -- because it already happened. His birthparents are named Harry and Elise Gintz, they are Canadian, and they change their mind very frequently (a custom Canadians hold quite dearly). We met them in "It's Christmas In Canada" (715). In fact, that entire episode revolves around them taking Ike -- I mean, Peter -- away from the Broflovskis and back to Canada. I suggest you watch that episode, it's a tear-jerker.

Question:

March 25, 2010 - What episode does everyone call Clyde fat? ps: i

What episode does everyone call Clyde fat? ps: i love southpark! and the website is awesome!!

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When Cartman goes to prison, Clyde takes over as the second fattest kid in South Park. This happens in "Cartman's Silly Hate Crime" (401), right here and here. But keep in mind, Clyde's not fat, he's just kinda big boned.

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March 18, 2010 - This is my third time asking this question. What d

This is my third time asking this question. What do Matt and Trey have against Detroit? Is it the Red Wings? Or do they just hate Detroit as a whole? Screw you guys for making me ask this question again. I will keep asking till i get an answer

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Calm down sassy-pants. Lots of people ask lots of questions and we do our best to answer all of them. But to address your question: No, Matt and Trey don't have anything against Detroit. However, they're not big fans of the Red Wings, but that's mostly because they're from Colorado and are pretty hardcore Colorado fans. And as you probably know, there's a long-standing rivalry between the Red Wings and the Avalanche. Hence the Red Wings reference in "Stanley's Cup" (1014).

But I wouldn't read any farther into it than that. Detroit is A-OK in our book.

Question:

March 18, 2010 - Why wasn't the Winner of the season 14 contest sho

Why wasn't the Winner of the season 14 contest shown???

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What are you talking about? He was totally animated into the intro, in the last part where everyone was waving. It's actually pretty sweet. But I'm guessing since you didn't see it, you're watching the episode on SPS. Since we don't play the full show intros before episodes on our site, the only place you can see him is actually in the broadcast version only. In fact, the whole intro to Season 14 is brand new, and you can only see that in the broadcast version. But don't worry, "Sexual Healing" will be playing again on-air tonight (Thursday) and Sunday night at 11PM, so make sure to check it out if you missed it.

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March 18, 2010 - Is Nurse Gollum dead?

Is Nurse Gollum dead?

Answer

No, but the fetus on her head is.

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March 18, 2010 - I loved the new episode from last night. But I hav

I loved the new episode from last night. But I have one question about it. When Kyle and Butters were in the Sex Addict class, Who were all the celebrities? I was trying to name them but I only got like 3.

Answer

We got you dawg. The celebrities at the Karne Institute for Sex Addiction were: Tiger Woods, David Letterman, Ben Roethlisberger, Eliot Spitzer, Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, David Duchovny, Billy Bob Thornton, Bill Clinton, Kobe Bryant, and Michael Jordan.

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March 18, 2010 - this website is the greatest idea EVER

this website is the greatest idea EVER

Answer

We think so too.

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March 18, 2010 - Two questions here. First, in the episode "The Big

Two questions here. First, in the episode "The Biggest Douche in the Universe," the pot roast at the end is addressed to "Chef McGilroy." I cannot remember, though, anyone ever saying this was his name. Why was his last name included as a minor blip on the screen and never referenced again? Second, while I'm on the topic of last names, why do characters' last names change so much? When Jimmy was first introduced, if memory serves, his last name was Swanson and now it's Volmer. Token's last name used to be Williams and now it's Black. What gives?? P.S. South Park is my favorite show of all time. Keep it up, guys!

Answer

Chef's name is actually Jerome "Chef" McElroy, a fact that was actually mentioned during his music industry lawsuit way back in "Chef Aid" (214). But you're absolutely correct, on the pot roast in "Biggest Douche" (615), it most certainly says Chef McGilroy (a particularly ironic error, since Chef's parents sent it).

As you mentioned, last names (and even first names, at times) get switched up a lot in this show. To be perfectly honest, that name game is kindof a side effect of the way we make shows. 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 almost 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 pretty simple.

Question:

March 17, 2010 - Hello there, oh magical FAQ guy. I'm sure many peo

Hello there, oh magical FAQ guy. I'm sure many people are asking this question too about the first episode of season 14... and uhh "spoiler alert"......in the end with the alien, was it a man tied up? And who was it?

Answer

Spoiler Alert: That sex-addict-loving alien was actually the turd in the punch bowl. Damn his wizardry!!

Question:

March 12, 2010 - I was watching behind the scenes of Major Boobage.

I was watching behind the scenes of Major Boobage. Who is the actress that played Kenny's hot chick in the 3-D wireframe sequences?

Answer

That's a fantastic question. It was actually a Columbian porn star named Lisa Daniels. She does great work.

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March 12, 2010 - I've been looking at a lot of the FAQ's lately and

I've been looking at a lot of the FAQ's lately and you've mentioned that Matt and Trey usually have their voice altered for some characters (Satan's voice is pitched down for example). You also mentioned their voices are altered for the kids. What changes do they do for certain characters? And are they any characters that are unaltered?

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I won't get too technical on you, but for the most of the kids' voices (Stan, Kyle, Kenny, Cartman, Butters, Wendy, etc..), they pitch shift things up to make them higher pitched. And as you mentioned with Satan and a few other characters, they pitch shift things down to give it a deeper, more ominous sound. Obviously, Matt and Trey are still doing voices for these characters (it's not like they pitch shift Matt's normal voice and it sounds like Butters). It's a combo of voice acting and audio fllters. There are A LOT of voices, however, that they just do normally, without any modification. In fact, almost all of the adult male voices are NOT modified, they're done with just Matt and Trey's voice.

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March 12, 2010 - In the episode Butt Out, what is Rob Reiner saying

In the episode Butt Out, what is Rob Reiner saying when he tries to get out of the car to his butler? Is it butter, or butler?

Answer

"BUTTER! BUTTER!!!" It's delicious and slippery.

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March 12, 2010 - Can somebody tell me in which episodes i can find

Can somebody tell me in which episodes i can find the classic: "they took our jobs!!" I think it's 2 or 3 episodes...

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Sure thing, homie. It's actually been in 3 episodes total -- It originally came from "Goobacks" (806), when the future-Americans came back in time and started takin' everyone's jobs. And it then twice since then, in "Margaritaville" (1303) and "W.T.F." (1310). And here's a double-bonus factoid: that redneck with the bushy red mustache (who made this phrase so popular) actually does have a name: Darryl Weathers.

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March 12, 2010 - Hey, I clicked on the Season 14 press conference a

Hey, I clicked on the Season 14 press conference and it was saying that there is only going to be 7 episodes in season 14. Is this true?

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No, no, no. There's going to be 14 episodes (as always) in Season 14. We just do two show-runs of 7 episodes each; 7 episodes now, 7 episodes in the fall (around October). Don't get those panties in a twist.

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March 11, 2010 - What was your 100th episode?

What was your 100th episode?

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"I'm A Little Bit Country" got that honor of being our big 1-0-0. You should definitely watch the end of that episode, there's a big get-together on stage with lots of characters from the first 100 episodes. Very cool. Interesting fact though, "Cancelled" (704) was actually supposed to be the 100th episode, but it got shifted around last minute due to a scheduling shuffle. If you watch that episode, there's a lot of self-reflexive references to shows being cancelled and hitting their 100th episode.

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March 11, 2010 - Where can I get a Towlie Towel?

Where can I get a Towlie Towel?

Answer

You actually CAN get a Towelie Towel. Right here.

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March 11, 2010 - Why won't the the player let me watch full episode

Why won't the the player let me watch full episodes anymore? it will let me watch up to the first ad, and then it wont play anymore.

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I'm not sure exactly why your computer is doing that, I don't have amazing psychic abilities like Cartman. But I recommend you check out our forums. Start by looking in the "Toubleshooting Episode Player / Clips Player" or the "Site Bugs" forum category, and see if that helps. It should. Also, I always empty my Cache whenever I'm having problems viewing videos or websites. That helps too.

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March 11, 2010 - You guys always come up with such kick-ass episode

You guys always come up with such kick-ass episode ideas. But tell us. Honestly. Are you....cheesing?

Answer

Yes, we're cheesin' our f-in brains out. Why? Because it's Fon-to-Due.

Question:

March 05, 2010 - Why are the aliens there? Like in 0914 in the Rand

Why are the aliens there? Like in 0914 in the Randy's car, or in 1308, sitting in the public? Why??

Answer

You really want to know?? Watch the episode "Cancelled" (704) and they explain everything.

Question:

March 05, 2010 - In the episode "Cow Days", is the guy who announce

In the episode "Cow Days", is the guy who announces Tom and Mary's grand prize trip to south park Squeak from BASEketball? It sounds alot like him.

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Yessir, that's some fine-tuned hearing on your part. His real name is Dian Bachar, and he's actually lended his voice a couple other times. Most notably as the fake Mr. Hankey in "Merry Christmas Charlie Manson!" (216), as well as Satan's gay lover Chris in "Do The Handicapped Go To Hell?" and "Probably".

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March 05, 2010 - Don't know if this has already been asked, but jus

Don't know if this has already been asked, but just when was the official "Wendy" voice settled on, because it seems it really morphed throughout the years. Has multiple voice actors played her?

Answer

Wendy has indeed had a few voice actors over the years. Mary Kay Bergman was the original voice of Wendy through Season 3 (she actually did almost all of the female voices in that period). Unfortunately, Mary Kay passed away a just after the feature film came out. After that, Mona Marshall and Eliza J. Schneider lended their talent vocals, and currently April Stewart rocks Wendy's vocals.

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March 05, 2010 - OK in SEASON 7 "Its Christmas Time in Canada"' how

OK in SEASON 7 "Its Christmas Time in Canada"' how in the fuck did Saddam Hussein kill kenny from behind the curtain at the end? lol

Answer

Laser beams dude. Laser beams.

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March 05, 2010 - Hey! In the episode "Something Wall-Mart This Way

Hey! In the episode "Something Wall-Mart This Way Comes", Kyle states that the Wall-Mart is built where Stark's Pond was. However, I was just watching "The China Probrem", and Stan finds Jimmy sitting alone at Stark's Pond. When and how in the hell did Stark's Pond come back? Did I miss something?

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Yeah, you definately missed something. Did you not see the Wall Mart crap its pants? It died, dude. Done, kaput, pooped. Stark's Pond re-appeared 4 episodes later, in "Cartman's Incredible Gift" (813). And you know what? it was better than ever.

Question:

March 04, 2010 - In the 2nd series show "Clubhouses" (when Kenny br

In the 2nd series show "Clubhouses" (when Kenny brings back the chicks for the clubhouse) the blonde haired chick's shirt says "D.V.D.A." on it. What does that stand for, if anything??? ~ "c-NoTe"

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D.V.D.A. was the name of Matt and Trey's punk-rock-comedy band. They rocked out for a couple years, and even lended a couple tunes to South Park (check out "I Am Chewbacca" over the closing credits of "Starvin' Marvin In Space"). As for what that stands for, I suggest you do a quick search. It's a pretty intense sex position... or so I've heard.

Question:

March 04, 2010 - Is there any other instance where they use the act

Is there any other instance where they use the actual faces of real celebs (on animated bodies)? I can only think of 2 and they were both Mel Gibson. P.S. Imaginationland is the greatest trilogy ever....ever. CABLAAA

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Besides Mel, I can think of a couple off hand. Obviously, there's Saddam. There's also a not-so-commonly-remembered Ben Affleck in "How To Eat With Your Butt" (510) -- before he got fully animated in "Fat Butt and Pancake Head" (705). And after his nosejob, Garrison had David Hasselhoff's head for a bit. Oh, and the Christina Aguilera Monster. Oooooo, and if you don't blink, Tony Danza!

Question:

Is Mr. Kitty change sex?? I thought it was a female!!

Did Cartman's cat CHANGE SEX?? I mean, when Shelly brings her boyfriend over to Cartman's house in "Cat Orgy," it is a female. On the other hand, in "Major Boobage" it is a male cat. No Mr. kitty! that's a bad kitty!!!!

Answer

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.

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