Frequently Asked Questions

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

Question:

How do you decide what goes in the show intros?

How do you decide what shots to show in theme song's montage every season?

Answer

Great question, dude. Typically, they're shots chosen by Matt and Trey from the previous show run. ("Show run" = a string of 7 new episodes we do in a row, 2x times per year, for a total of 14 episodes.) Basically, the intro for all of the newest episodes -- "Ass Burgers" through "The Poor Kid" -- will be made up from the first half of Season 15. And the intros for the first half of Season 15 -- "HumancentiPad" through "You're Getting Old" --- will be made up of shots from the back half of Season 14, and so on...

This way, the intros always reflect our newest material. That's how it's been since about Season 6; earlier seasons are more of their own thing.

Question:

Is Towelie playing "Stairway to Heaven"?

In the episode "Professor Chaos", when the boys are having the possible candidates for their new best friend perform in a talent show -- it sounds like Towelie is attempting to play "Stairway To Heaven" by Led Zeppelin. So...am I right, or am I just too obsessed with classic rock?

Answer

Yes and yes. You are absolutely right, Towelie's playing a stoned rendition of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" for his BFF audition. As for your obsession with classic rock, we hear you. We've been listening to Steamy Ray Vaughn on repeat for the last three months.

Question:

What are all the "Yo Momma" jokes from the last episode?

In the previous episode, "The Poor Kid", can you list all of the poor jokes?

Answer

Let's have more fun with it than that. Because you asked, we made an exclusive "Yo Momma" Pop Quiz for you to play right here. It has all the "yo momma" jokes from this last episode!

Question:

What are the lyrics to Jared's sad song?

May I ask what the lyrics are to Jared's sad song after he is fired from Subway in "Jared has Aides"? I have never laughed so hard at something so sad in my life.

Answer

But before you read the lyrics, you should know that hilarious scene is a parody of the not-so-hilarious, tear-jerker "Philadelphia". It's pretty spot on.

Here's the lyrics to the song, right from the script...

_____
Finally, a Bruce Springsteen-esque voice comes over the music.

SONG
His name is Jared... It's Jared. Lost weight eating Subway now he's cold and alone. No one to talk to no place to call home. Like's sandwiches with Philadelphia... cream cheese.

Jared starts to cry.

Question:

When did Kenny get a sister?

Hey Faq, I was wondering when Kenny got a sister. In the season 15 finale, Kenny has a sister -- I remember the brother but not the sister. Thanks

Answer

Kenny's actually had a sister (Karen) this whole time, she just wasn't shown very much. Even his brother Kevin barely got any screentime prior to this last episode. But she was there, being poor and stuff. Look for Karen in this clip from "Best Friends Forever" (904), walking around with his family in the amusement park.

Question:

When does Season 16 start??

So now that South Park has been renewed and will reach an amazing 20 seasons, when will season 16 start?

Answer

Woohooo!! It is indeed amazing news -- just think, we'll still be making you laugh in 2016! As for your question, Season 16 will kick off with brand new episodes on MARCH 14, 2012!!

Question:

When will we see the extra footage from the SP Documentary?

I've noticed that in the clip section for "Six Days to Air", there are a couple of segments that not only didn't make it into the final show, but also weren't even the SAME EPISODE being created. Will we ever see the rest of that footage?

Answer

Quite the astute observation, guy! And you are 100% correct -- there are snippets from "City Sushi" and "You're Getting Old", in addition to "HumancentiPad" which was the main focus of the feature. The documentary crew was actually here filming all of Season 15A (episodes 1501 - 1507), not just that one episode. So there's definitely a lot that got cut and sucked down the editing wormhole.

An extended-length version of "6 Days To Air" may be coming out within the next year or two. It'll be loaded with extra footage and goodies...perhaps even from other episodes. Stay tuned!

Question:

Where can I see the SP stuff before Episode 101??

I see that the episodes start at 101. Where can I go to see everything that was done before the first full episodes? Also, why don't you have it on this website?

Answer

As you smartly pointed out, Episode 101 ("Cartman Gets An Anal Probe") is indeed the first full-length episode of South Park. Prior to Comedy Central picking it up as a show in 1997, Matt and Trey did two very South Park-ish shorts that were the basis for the show. Comedy Central doesn't own those, so we can't show them here. But I can tell you what they're called (hint hint) -- "Jesus vs. Frosty" was the earliest one (from 1992), and "Jesus vs. Santa" was the one they did in 1995 that became viral. They are often referred to as "The Spirit of Christmas".

Question:

Do the Lemmiwinks' songs parody "The Hobbit"?

Hey there, Long time fan, first time questioner. Two things: In the Wikilinks episode, did you base the epic soundtrack off of "The Hobbit" cartoon movie? Also, can we get the lyrics and the track released on the website? That track is too great to let it die away. Thanks!

Answer

Yes and yes...actually, both the animation style AND the songs parody that rather epic cartoon from 1977. We can't release the song on our site right now, but I can certainly help you out with lyrics. There are two short songs featured in this episode (not counting the Catafish's intro). Here they are, right from the script...

(When we meet Wikileaks:)

SONG
Wikileaks, the phone hacker! With a heart of DOOM! Everyone knows the Gerbil King. But no one ever speaks -- of Lemmiwinks' brother -- The evil Wikileaks.

FROG PRINCE
Once again Wikileaks is trying to wreak havoc on our world. Only you can stop him, Lemmiwinks.

SONG
LEMMIWINKS! THE KING OF GERBILS! Stop your brother of dooom!!!!


(And during the bus chase...)

SONG
RUN RUN! THE BATTLE'S ON! LEMMIWINKS AND WIKILEAKS!
GO LEMMIWINKS! STOP WIKILEAKS!
RUN RUN THE BATTLE'S ON! WIKILEAKS AND LEMMIWINKS!

Question:

How many times was "blowjob" mentioned in "Broadyway Bro Down"?

How many times did they say blowjob in the episode "Broadyway Bro Down"?

Answer

By our count, there are 44 mentions of it. Keep in mind bro, that's not including "hummers", "jaw breakers", or any other bro-thority slang.

Question:

Is that a HOODLESS KENNY in "Broadway Bro Down"??

Is that Kenny with out a hood at diving practice in "Broadway Bro Down", or is it a look alike?

Answer

Dude, great catch!! I was wondering if anyone would see that little gem. Yep, that is Kenny standing there in his bathing suit, hoodless, with a pretty pristine view of his face. Look for him all the way on the right, in the line of kids waiting for the diving board!

Question:

What happened to Catatafish's gun?

I've asked a few questions before and haven't gotten an answer. They were pretty lame and noobtastic though, so maybe this one will do better. What happened to Catata Fish's gun? He was looking like he was ready to pop somebody in "The Death Camp of Tolerance," but in this season he just looks lame. I guess he doesn't need it nowadays since the Meheecans stopped trying to sneak across the border. GAME OFF!

Answer

You're right, he used to rock a pretty bad-ass pistola, but in "Bass to Mouth" he's replaced it with a trident and some serious Wikileaks knowledge. After all the heat he took when that story was Wikileaked about the underage salmon performing bass to mouth, he decided to trade in the gun for something less flashy. Or maybe he decided that carrying a firearm went against the wizard code, and decided to strap-on a sea-tastic trident instead.

Question:

What happened to the Production Blog?

Production Blog? Hey FAQ guy, On June 9th 2011 you said the production blog would be coming back in the fall. What gives?

Answer

Yeah, yeah...I know. I apologize that it's not back yet -- we kinda got bamboozled with the behind-the-scenes documentary and all that, and we didn't have time to kick it back into gear. Maybe it will be back soon...

Question:

What is Butters's teeth brushing song in "AWESOM-O"?

What is Butters's teeth brushing song in "AWESOM-O"?

Answer

Happy to help out with the lyrics to that tartar-free ditty. Just slide it right up in there...

BUTTERS
(brushing teeth, singing)
I love to brush my teeth! In the mornin' and at night!
To keep 'em white and healthy I got to brush them all the time!

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