Frequently Asked Questions

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

Question:

Was that a "Clockwork Orange" reference?

Wasn't that scene in the "Coon 2" episode from Clockwork Orange? Because i f***** Nostalgia┬┤d Hard when i saw that!.

Answer

You've got a soft spot for nostalgia, huh? Well, you're raging clue was right on! The scene with all the superheroes walking down the street in slow-mo was indeed an homage to the 1971 classic "Clockwork Orange." Watch it here and enjoy the nostalgia budday....

Question:

Has the staff voted on a favorite episode?

Has there ever been a vote on which episode is the South Park staff's favorite? If so, which one? Is there a least favorite? ...is the least favorite the Pip one..? ...It is, isn't it..?

Answer

Interesting question...we haven't ever taken a staff vote, but I imagine it would cause a bit of chaos. There'd probably be a lot of rabbling and people would probably start a riot like they did in "I'm A Little Bit Country." Typically, the staff favorites tend to be all over the map -- animators tend to like shows that were more challenging to animate (ie "Major Boobage" and "Lice Capades" - animating their eight legs was a nightmare). Different departments would probably give you different answers. Also, some staff members have been around all 14 Seasons, so they might lean towards more classic episodes.

As for least favorite, you have to love all your children equally. Right?

Question:

Did I just see the Antonio Banderas Love Doll again?

Was that a Antonio Banderas love doll from "Korn's Groovy Pirate Ghost Mystery" in the Coon's secret base?

Answer

Hell yeah it was! You can get a good view of it in the full widescreen show, streaming in our full episode player. The notorious love doll can be seen in the background, wearing a blue superhero shirt, a red cape...and, of course, a cheetah-print banana hammock.

Question:

Why can't I watch "Poor and Stupid now??

When I click on the episode "POOR AND STUPID" it says: "DUE TO PRE-EXISTING CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS, WE CANNOT STREAM THIS EPISODE UNTIL 11.06.2010" but yet it says the original air date was on 10.6.2010. Why won't it let me watch it?!?!?!

Answer

Calm down! What you put so loudly in caps there is correct -- it's temporarily offline -- but you will be able to watch it here in a little bit. Because of our contracts with cable providers and networks, we HAVE to take new episodes down for a brief period after they air.

Basically, 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 high-quality streaming. "Poor and Stupid" will be back online in no time.

Question:

Who voiced DiCaprio?

Who did the voice of Leonardo's character in the "Insheeption" episode? It doesn't sound like Matt or Trey.

Answer

Damn, you got good ears kid!! You're right, that's actually Vernon Chatman doing Leo's voice, with Matt and Trey voicing the rest of the Inception crew. Bonus fact -- Vernon also does the voice for Towelie.

Question:

People in Jersey don't say those things!

Hey sorry to ruin your fun about the jersey episode, but I live in New Jersey and nobody ever says "muff-cabbage" or "gahr-bage." So when you say it's just a jersey thing, your wrong. Care to explain???

Answer

We're not trying to be mean, it's just a Jersey thing, why be offended?

Question:

Is Ike's voice different in "It's A Jersey Thing?"

Dear mr faq-tastic, my question is about the newest episode, the jersey one. Did you guys change Ike's voice? Because it sounds a lot different then it used to.

Answer

Well, yes and no. Ike's voice might sound a little different in "It's A Jersey Thing"...because it's always different. His voice is always done by the kids of staff members, so obviously, as the kids grow up, we bring in different children to do the voice. There have been a lot of Ikes over the years...

Question:

In the animation process, do you use storyboards or scripts?

Do you use storyboards alot or scripts? a big fan - damion rose

Answer

Both, actually. Here's how the production process works: First things first, Trey writes the scripts -- usually a scene or two at a time -- and then that script gets sent around to all the different departments. Storyboard begins immediately to sketch out and board the scenes, while Trey and Matt jump into the recording booth to lay down the audio they just wrote. Next the audio and storyboards are combined in to a sort of motion comic called an animatic. Once the animatic is approved, the storyboards get passed out to the Technical Directors (who set up the shots) and animators (who start animating). It's a pretty amazing, well-oiled machine here. And it's all done in-house, in America. Fuck yeah!

Question:

How quickly do you get new episodes online?

How long does it take before y'all post the episodes online?

Answer

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 and looking pretty very early on Thursday morning. West coasters, it should be online very, very late Wednesday night.

Question:

Can I get Kenny's dialogue from "Poor and Stupid"?

Hi FAQ guy, I just watched "Poor and Stupid." Kenny seems to say alot this episode, most of the things I don't understand. So my question is: what is the complete dialog from Kenny in this episode??? Thanks so much

Answer

Oh geeze cheese Louise, you're asking for a lot. I'm not gonna post the whole script up here because that would be crazy. But here's what I'll do, I'll give you Kenny's most chocked-full scene from "Poor and Stupid," along with the script from that scene. Pack a dip of Vagisil and feast your eyes...

INT. CARTMAN'S HOUSE - DAY
Cartman answers his door to find Kenny looking pissed off.

CARTMAN
Oh hey KENNY!

KENNY
Dude, what the fuck are you doing?

CARTMAN
Come in, dude, I wanna show you what I've been working on!

Cartman happily trots inside the house Kenny angrily follows.

Cut to a new shot where Cartman has a bunch of plasma TV's, DVD players, Toasters and other 'layaway' items.

CARTMAN
Check it out! I thought I could just give all my money away and be as poor as your family. But then I realized- what do poor people do? Buy things even though they don't HAVE money by going out and purchasing things that are zero percent down and no payments for two years! That's how you people STAY poor forever! Am I right? That's it, right?!

KENNY
Dude, fuck you!

CARTMAN
Kenny, I'm just trying to get good at NASCAR.

KENNY
Being poor has nothing to do with NASCAR!

CARTMAN
Hey, I love NASCAR just as much as you do!

KENNY
NO YOU FUCKING DON'T!

CARTMAN
Oh it's so easy for you isn't it, Kenny? I've had to become poor all on my own, you know?! I wasn't born with a plastic spoon in my mouth.

KENNY
(thinks, then-)
WHAT?

CARTMAN
I've had to go buy stuff with zero percent down and no payments for two years MYSELF, I didn't have parents to do it FOR me like you do. Look, Kenny-- Kenny. We shouldn't be fighting. We both love NASCAR and we're both poor as shit.

VAGISIL C.E.O.
Uhh- Excuse me?

Cartman turns to see at man at his door.

Question:

Who's Kyle holding a pic of in "Mr. Garrison's Fancy New Vagina"?

Hi, Mr. FAQ! On "Mr. Garrison's Fancy, New Vagina", who did the doctor show Kyle a picture of when telling Kyle how he'd look after his negroplasty? Thanks.

Answer

That's just a random image the show licensed. In the script is just says, "Kyle holds out an 8x10 of some random black man in his forties."

Question:

Is that Jersey woman parodying a real housewife?

In the Jersey Shore episode, is the woman based on the real housewife that destroyed the table?

Answer

Yep, that scene with Theresa at the Marsh's house was a parody of a scene from the reality show "The Real Housewives of New Jersey". Our version has a lot more muff cabbage, but both instances were equally filled with gah-bage.

Question:

What the hell is "muff cabbage"??

What in the hell is muff cabbage? And don't tell me it's a Jersey Thing!

Answer

It's a Jersey thing. I'm sorry honey, but you wouldn't get it.

Question:

What the hell is that Snooki thing?

In the new episode "Its A Jersey Thang", what is Snooki a mix of? Is she a rat or kangaroo or something?

Answer

It's a Jersey thing, so it's hard to place exactly what that...thing...is. All I know is she's equal parts tan, pickles, thong, and some sort of rat hippo with a stripper outfit. She's relatively harmless, just as long as she feeds on "smush smush" several times a day.

Question:

What's the full lyrics to Butters' "Apples" song?

Excuse me, faq guy? Do you know the full lyrics to the "apples song" by Butters stotch and if it's on iTunes.... Thanks. (ps - I'm currently watching every episode in order and my goal is to be done in a week. It's day 5 and I'm on season 9.)

Answer

First of all, I seriously commend your epic undertaking. I have no doubt that once you complete your journey, you will be a man.

And I have the full version of Butters' song for you, although I admit, it's not very long. To date, he's sung two full renditions. This one, from "Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset" (812): "Loo loo loo, I've got some apples. Loo Loo Loo, you got some too...Loo loo loo let's make some applesauce take off our clothes and loo loo loo..."

And this one, from "Erection Day" (907): "Loo Loo Loo! I've got some apples! Loo Loo Loo! You got some too! Loo Loo Loo! Let's get together! I know what we can do Loo Loo!"

Unfortunately, there are no current versions on the song up on iTunes... At least not yet.

Question:

Is that Scott Tenorman in the mob of 6th graders??

Hi, Mr. Faq!! I noticed that in the episode "Return of the Fellowship of the Ring to the Two Towers," Scott Tenorman is one of the sixth graders!! Isn't he in 9th grade?! Why is he there??

Answer

Yep, he's there alright, riding along with the rest of the 6th grade mob. Why? Because he really likes riding bikes...and he really, really wants to see the hottest porno ever made. I'm cereal. Back Door Sluts 9 makes Crotch Capers 3 look like Naughty Nurses 2. Seriously!

Question:

Is that a "There Will Be Blood" reference??

What what what!??? Was that a "There Will Be Blood" reference in Episode 1209, "Breast Cancer Show Ever"? If so, touche!

Answer

Hell yeah. That shot right after Wendy kicks Cartman's ass and screams "I'm finished!!" is an homage to "There Will Be Blood". You can watch the carnage right here. Just remember, you f**k with Wendy, she drinks your milkshake.

Question:

Who plays Choda-Boy in "Orgazmo"? Is he in South Park??

What is the name of the guy who played Little Bitch in "Basketball" and Choda-Boy in "Orgazmo"? Has he ever done voices for South Park? If so which ones?

Answer

As much fun as it is to call him "Little Bitch", "Squeak" or "Choda Boy!", his real name is Dian Bachar. And yes, he's actually lended his vocal talents a few times throughout the years. Most notably as the fake Mr Hankey in "Merry Christmas Charlie Manson!" (216) and as the Announcer in "Cow Days" (213), as well as Satan's gay lover Chris in "Do The Handicapped Go To Hell?" (410) and "Probably" (411). He's also been a in a few feature films and had small part in "Galaxy Quest."

Question:

What does Cartman say at the end of "Poor and Stupid"?

I don't know about y'all, but this question of mine is pissing me off. What does Cartman say at the end of the episode Poor and Stupid? Obama is f*cking gay. Pisses me off.

Answer

Gay as hell. Wul, lemme tell yar somthin' pal, you getting pissed off is startin to piss me off. So let's just settle this one with a script excerpt:

Cut to a shot with Cartman and Butters - Cartman is burned a bit and banged up. Kenny walks up to him and points in his face. Cartman takes the Vagisil out of his lip and throws it on the ground.

KENNY
HA! YOU FUCKING LOSE!

CARTMAN
No, no go ahead Kenny, I deserve it. I thought I could just waltz onto a race track and do what these people do -- but I owe you an apology. The truth is I'm just too smart -- and with how smart I am, I'll always be successful and therefore have money. I just have to accept I'm too smart and rich for NASCAR. Time for me to give it up. Alright, Butters, give me back my money.

BUTTERS
Huh?

CARTMAN
(walking out of frame)
The fifty eight dollars and thirty two cents I gave you. I want it back.

BUTTERS
(walking out after him)
But you said to give it- I-I-gave it all -- but i - cuz you said.


CARTMAN
GOD DAMMIT BUTTERS YOU BETTER HAVE IT!

The End.

Question:

Is that an animated Matt and Trey??

In the episode "Insheeption," during the scene where we first see Mr.Mackey as a kid during his dream, is that Trey Parker and Matt Stone standing next to him at the locker?

Answer

Haha! Not a bad guess. I don't believe that was an intentional Matt and Trey reference, but you never know. Sometimes our animators throw in a little crafty inside joke.

Question:

What that Matt Hasselbeck in "Insheeption"?

In "Insheeption", is the football player supposed to Matt Hasselbeck, Quarterback for the Seattle Seahwaks?

Answer

Yep, that's Hasselbeck alright. In full Seattle football getup. It's a good thing he went into that dream within a dream too, I'm not sure why, but it's so complex and cool.

Question:

There's a kid named Leroy on the list. Who's that?

In the list of the cutest to ugliest boys. I noticed there is a guy named Leroy. Who the heck is that!?

Answer

Oh yeah, good 'ol Leroy! Not a very often used or referenced South Park student, but he's around. He's actually present in the back of the crowd of boys while checking the list -- the kid with the freckles and thick glasses. Here's his biggest scene though, showing off his dumb little frog at Show and Tell.

Question:

What's the deal with people's names changing?

Mr. FAQ guy, there are a couple of characters that appear to have more than one last name: Clyde, Token, etc. In "Quest For Ratings", Clyde's last name is Donnovan. But in the episode "Lice Capades", he's called Clyde Harris. Token's name recently is Token Black, but in the episode "Here Comes The Neighborhood," Token's family is called the Williams'. What are Clyde's and Token's REAL last names?

Answer

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

Question:

Is that scene in the Jersey episode an homage to "Teen Wolf"?

In "It's A Jersey Thing," is the scene with Kyle in the bathroom turning into a Jersey kid an homage to "Teen Wolf"?

Answer

Ahhh, so glad you noticed that! It's not in the script, but as a Teen Wolf fan, I have to say that is pretty close to a scene in that classic flick. Very reminiscent of the scene where Michael J. Fox realizes he's a wolf in the bathroom, then opens the door to find his father...also as a wolf. With glasses.

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