Frequently Asked Questions

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

Question:

What is your top 15, Mr. FAQ Guy?

What is your top 15 Mr. FAQ Guy? I know you get asked about your favorite episodes all the time and you tend to say that you and the SP team love all of your children equally....but since we are all making our top 15 I figured you might as well join in the festivities.

Answer

I can tell by that question that you've been reading the FAQs for a while now...and I super-respect that. So in honor your awesomeness and our epic Top 15 fan page, I'll give you my personal Top 15. Keep in mind, I'm a weird guy. I've watched these episodes a billion times. But these are still, without a doubt, my Top 15 picks:

1. D-Yikes! (1106)
2. Proper Condom Use (507)
3. Chinpoko Mon (310)
4. Major Boobage (1203)
5. The Death Camp of Tolerance (614)
6. Butters' Very Own Episode (514)
7. Manbearpig (1006)
8. Raisins (714)
9. Good Times With Weapons (801)
10. Woodland Critter Christmas (814)
11. Here Comes The Neighborhood (512)
12. Trapped in the Closet (912)
13. 4th Grade (412)
14. Make Love, Not Warcraft (1008)
15. Mr. Hankey The Christmas Poo (110)

Question:

Why is Butters called "Swanson" in Conjoined Fetus Lady?

Hey FAQ guy, in the "Conjoined Fetus Lady" episode, during the first game of dodgeball, Stan calls on two kids, saying "Jordan, Swanson." One of the kids who responds is Butters, while the other kid is a blonde curly haired kid I never saw before. Can you explain why Butters name was different and who the heck that other kid is?

Answer

This question is actually a branch-off of a question in the "Most Frequently Answered Questions" section above. I'll try not to re-hash it too much, but generally speaking, there have been a ton of name changes over the years. You'll catch a lot of these mostly in the first few seasons, where background characters were still being developed and hadn't been given official names yet.

What you're seeing here is the same thing -- Butters was just a background character at that time (he didn't get an official name until Season 3's "Two Guys Naked in a Hot Tub"). And that other character "Jordan" is Annie Faulk, a fellow female student that's friends with Wendy and Bebe (she doesn't really get a good speaking role until all the way into Season 8's "Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset").

I will add these two additions to that "Most Frequently Answered" section though! Nice catch.

Question:

How many episodes has Kurt Russell appeared in?

How many episodes has Kurt Russell appeared in? Is there one celebrity that shows up more often than others?

Answer

To date, Kurt Russel has appeared in two episodes -- most famously in "Imaginationland: Part II" (1111), where he is raped by Christmas Critters, and then again as a background character in "Pee" (1314). He's also mentioned briefly in "Imaginationland: Part III".

As for a #1 celebrity cameo, that's hard to say. It's probably Mel Gibson, since he's been in and been mentioned in so many episodes. Many others have also made multiple appearances or mentions. But yeah, you might have to give it to Mel.

Question:

Are Matt and Trey aware that they have psychic abilities?

I recently re-watched the "Chinpokomon" episode (it actually came on TV while I was playing Pokemon, haha), and I noticed that one or two of the monsters look like Pokemon that weren't made for another eight or so years. So, all-knowing FAQ man, are Matt and Trey aware that they have psychic abilities, or are the Japanese South Park fans? Nerdily Yours, Jess

Answer

Was it Furry Cat, Donkeytron or Pen-Gin? No wait, it was probably Shoe or LAMtron. On second thought, I always though Roo-STOR was ahead of his time...or Lambtor...or Chu-Chu Nezumi.

As for your question, many Japanese ARE indeed South Park fans. But still, I'm gonna have to say this was another instance of Matt and Trey's absurdly awesome psychic abilities. They're always way ahead of the curve in predicting pop culture trends and even creating them. I mean, they predicted an indie film about gay cowboys eating pudding in Season 2...and BAM! Seven years later, there's "Brokeback Mountain". It's a gift, really.

Question:

Who won your Season 14 contest and got animated in the show?

Who won your Season 14 contest and got the prize to be animated in the show? :)

Answer

That lucky bastard's name is Matthew Klinner. He was animated into the waving-intro of the broadcast version of episode 1401. We also sent Matthew an epic, framed version of himself in the show signed by Matt and Trey.

Question:

Help please...I want the image of those little demons for a tattoo!

Hi! I'm trying to find a good image of the small black demons of the "Season 4 - Episode 410 - Do the Handicapped go to Hell"... but I can't find one! Do you have one one the website or is it possible to send it to me? ^^ I want it for a tattoo!!

Answer

We can't send personal emails to people, but I'll try to hook it up via FAQ. The demons made their debut in South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut, but the image below is as high-res as we currently have. It should make a devilishly-fine tattoo; make sure you put it somewhere good...

Question:

Is "More Crap" an homage to "King of Kong"?

K.. This has been buggin me for a while now.. is the episode "More Crap" making fun of the "King of Kong" thing that happened with Billy Mitchell? Because its all so similar.. Bono being Billy Mitchell and Randy being Steve Wiebe. Sorry if this has already been answered I just couldn't find it. Thank you Mr.FAQ man!

Answer

It should be bugging you, because you are 100% on-point. That episode parodies elements of that 2007 docu-flick, except instead of quarters, we got Courics.

Question:

What amusement park is that supposed to be?

What up, duuude. Gotta a Q. In the amazing episode of supernatural slaughter (where Kenny must save heaven and defeat hell after "owning" on the PSP game "Heaven vs Hell"), it shows in the beginning that he is at an amusement park, but totally engulfed in his game. What park is that supposed to be? Silver Dollar City in Branson by any chance?? It's just that some of the rides are way similar, could be coincidence, though. Thanks

Answer

That amusement park has actually been in a number of episodes -- most famously as "Cartmanland", the amusement park that Cartman bought for $1 million back in Season 5. Ironically, it was Kenny's DEATH on that very rollercoaster (The Mine Shaft) which wound up costing Cartman half a million dollars and bankrupting the park. Seems like Kenny had a much better ride with his PSP. As far as Silver Dollar City (in Missouri, had to goggle that one), I'm pretty sure that's just a coincidence. Amusement parks tend to look a lot like one another.

Question:

Any plans for a "Book of Mormon" soundtrack?

I just saw The Book of Mormon the other night (which was fucking amazing, by the way) and was wondering if there are plans to release a soundtrack anytime soon?

Answer

First off, super stoked you liked it! The musical is amazing, and the songs they wrote for it are absurdly funny. The show is still in Previews right now -- it doesn't actually officially "open" until March 24th -- once they get everything finalized and it has opened for reals, we'll know better about a soundtrack.

Question:

Is that Kyle's parents in the Catholic church?

During the scene in "Cripple Fight" wherein Cartman interrupts a church service, Kyle's parents, Sheila and Gerald, can be seen in the pews. However the church is obviously Christian (as evidenced by the crosses on the walls) but the Brofloskis are Jewish. Care to explain this?

Answer

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.

Question:

Is "Britney's New Look" an homage to Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery"?

Hi FAQ guy! I was wondering, is the episode Britney's New Look an homage to Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery"?

Answer

Good to know some people out there still read! It is indeed a nod to that classic short story by Shirley Jackson, where the townspeople gather once a year to ensure a good harvest. If you haven't read it, give it a spin.

Question:

Do the boys have nipples?

Do the South Park boys have nipples when they are topless?

Answer

Yes, they do. Kind of a weird, perverted question...but yah, they got nips.

Question:

Is that a "Mighty Ducks" parody?

Mr. Amazing South Park FAQ guy, Is the scene in "Stanley's Cup", where the Park County Pee-Wee hockey team meets the opposing team on the ice, a take on "D2: The Mighty Ducks" (a blast from my past), where Emilio Estevez meets the coach from Iceland?

Answer

Well, yes and YES...This whole episode is actually an extended parody of the classic "Mighty Ducks" trilogy, more specifically from the first film "The Mighty Ducks". In fact, the crew actually used a lot of the first movie as a model for animation. Awesome examples being: The flashback of Stan missing the goal, and the celebratory end of the episode (except instead of South Park winning, the Red Wings take the trophy). In fact, if you look even closely-er, you can see Gordon, Hans, and Casey hugging and celebrating on the ice. They even parody their use of ?We Are the Champions?.

Quack...QuACK...QUACK, QUACK!!!!

Question:

What do the Visitors say during that car chase?

In the episode "Cancelled," during the car chase scene where Chef and the boys are running from the aliens, what does the one alien say into the radio while riding in the police car?

Answer

That Alien is channeling his inner Rosco P. Coltrane, the bumbling sheriff from the T.V. series, "The Dukes of Hazzard." In fact that whole scene is parodying a typical car chase scene, complete with an epic car jump, frozen mid-scene while a folksy voice explains what is happening.

Here's it is in the script...


INT. VISITOR PATROL CAR -
The visitor driver is on the CB.

VISITOR DRIVER
Coop coop.


INT. CHEF'S CAR - MOVING

STAN
IT'S THE POLICE!

CHEF
THAT AIN'T NO POLICE!

Question:

What's with that guy in a long robe holding a scythe?

Heya FAQ d00d. On the episode "Are You There, God? It's Me, Jesus" at the very beginning, the boys walk past a window with a guy in a long robe, holding a scythe which has "1999" written on it. What's that all about?

Answer

I believe that is ol' Father Time holding a Death-like scythe...it's a little homage to how everyone thought the world was going to end on Y2K. Remember that? You may have been too young, but people thought their computers were going to come to life, kill them and their heads were going to explode. Exactly what you'll be seeing again in 2012...

Question:

Why is Season 15 starting late?

Why is season 15 starting a month later than most recent seasons?

Answer

Fear not...Season 15 is starting up a little late this year because Matt and Trey are still in New York, working on their epic Broadway musical "The Book of Mormon." Preview performances just started last week, and they will be continually tweaking it and polishing it until it officially opens until March 24th! After that, they'll switch back to South Park mode and deliver you more hilariousness. The first new episode of Season 15 airs Wednesday, APRIL 27th.

Question:

Who voiced Miss Choksondik and Miss Crabtree?

Who voiced Miss Chokesondick and Miss Crabtree? Do (they) still work for South Park?

Answer

Ahhhh...good question. Miss Choksondik was voiced by Trey Parker and Miss Crabtree was voiced by two people -- more famously by the late Mary Kay Bergman in Seasons 1-3, and then by Eliza Schneider in Seasons 4-6. Unfortunately, both characters have died on the show -- Miss Choksondik in "Professor Chaos"/"The Simpsons Already Did It" (606 & 607) and Miss Crabtree in "Cartman's Incredible Gift" (813) -- so they aren't being voiced any more. But to answer that last question: nope, Eliza finished her work with us here in Season 6, and yes, Trey Parker is still writing/directing every episode.

Question:

Where does Randy dress as Princess Leia?

HEY. I have been dying to figure this out. Which episode does Randy dress up as Princess Leia???

Answer

I got ya covered, guy. It's from Season 13's otherwordly "Pinewood Derby" (1306), where an unidentified rebel princess breaks into the Hadron Supercollider. I believe authorities are still looking for the culprit...

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