Frequently Asked Questions

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

Question:

Have Matt and Trey ever made a step-by-step guide on making an episode?

Hi! I know Matt and Trey have talked about it in many interviews, but have they ever made a step-by-step guide to make a South Park animation using computer software? I think everyone would like to know how they make the characters.

Answer

Luckily for you fans, we keep it mega-real at SPS. We have a couple different ways for you to see what we do behind-the-scenes and how we make our shows. Firstly, there's the super-detailed featurette called "6 Days To South Park", which takes you through the day-by-day process of how we make an episode in 6 days. The one I've linked to covers our notorious Presidential episode "About Last Night".

There's also the super-sweet documentary that Comedy Central last year did about the making of South Park, called "6 Days To Air". This broadcast on TV last October and is available on the recently released Season 15 DVD which you can get right here. I've put the clips and links to everything below -- enjoy!

Question:

WAIT, SO IS CARTMAN JEWISH NOW?!

WAIT, SO IS CARTMAN JEWISH NOW?!

Answer

This has been the question of the week -- hell, this is probably the question of the decade. After 16 seasons of ripping on Kyle for being a Jew, Cartman survived the night of the Jewpacabra in what he called a "Passover Miracle." Apparently Cartman is now is a believer in Judiasm.

As for all the questions we've gotten: Is this permanent? Will he still rip on Kyle?? Is this for cereal?!?! We're all gonna have to just watch and see...

Question:

Was that a parody of Charlie Brown in "Jewpacabra"?

In the "Jewpacabra" episode, when Kyle gets Cartman out of the forest and brings him home -- was that an homage to the end of "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"? You know, where Lucy rescues Linus from the pumpkin patch on Halloween and puts him to bed?? I could tell right away, but nobody else I talked to picked up on it.

Answer

Dude, you have a great eye! And you are absolutely correct. That scene with Kyle putting Cartman to bed is a pretty awesome parody of that classic Charlie Brown Halloween special from the 60s. A lot of people missed that reference -- you definitely deserve a gold star for your fandom!

Question:

Was that squirrel with a top hat in "Jewpacabra" too??

I know there was a squirrel wearing a top hat in "Cash for Gold," but was there another one at the end of "Jewbacabra?"

Answer

That little squirrel is really making his rounds through South Park this season! Yes indeed, that's the same squirrel from "Cash 4 Gold" hopping around in "Jewpacabra", complete with top hat and bow-tie. Look for him here, in the clip of Stan and his grandpa, and again during the Easter Egg Hunt. You won't be disappointed...

Question:

What was Kyle's ringtone for Cartman in "Jewpacabra"?

What song was Kyle's cell phone melody on Jewpacabra?

Answer

That's Michael Sembello's 80s jam "Maniac", best known for it's foot-stompin' role in the movie "Flashdance". It's also a very appropriate ringtone for Cartman...

Question:

In what episode does Butters sing "If You Leave Me Now"?

In what episode does Butters sing Chicago's "If You Leave Me Now"? I've had the song stuck in my head for a week now and I keep thinking of the Butters version. Please help!

Answer

Butters actually sings that Chicago ditty in TWO separate episodes, so prepare for it to be stuck in your head double time. You can find it in "AWESOM-O" (802) and "Casa Bonita (711), but I've saved you the trouble and included them both below. Just slide it up in your anus there...

Question:

In which episode does Cartman's head explode?

In which episode does Cartman's head explode?

Answer

Cartman's noodle explodes in the weed-filled episode "Medicinal Fried Chicken" (1403), after he learns that KFC is illegal in the entire state of Colorado. Cartman can handle a lot of things, but that's just way too much.

Question:

Is that Matt and Trey singing "The Jewelry Polka"?

Hey FAQ guy! I have a question about Cash for Gold, specifically the "jewelry polka." Is that Matt and Trey singing or someone else? It's sooooo funky! Thanks!

Answer

That was indeed Matt and Trey rocking out on that Jewelry Polka, and I believe it was done ENTIRELY with their vocals. Which marks a pretty awesome milestone: South Park's first montage to be done totally acappella.

Question:

Is that a squirrel with a top hat in "Cash 4 Gold"??

Is it just me or was there a squrirrel with a top hat in the episode "Cash for Gold" when Stan and his grandfather were talking in a park?

Answer

I'm so glad someone caught that! No, it's definitely not you -- there is a happy little squirrel in the background, running around with a top hat. Watch the clip below, and look for him scampering across behind the park bench. One thing's for sure, that squirrel is clearly nuts.

Question:

Is that new audio and dialogue in "Tenorman's Revenge"?

Hey I got a BIG question. I'm playing "Scott Tenormans Revenge" right now and I noticed they use lines from the show in the game. However, there are some new lines in the game i've never heard in the episodes...and believe me, I've seen e'm all. Did Matt and Trey voice over just a tiny bit in this new game? If not, did they have ANYTHING to do with it?

Answer

You heard right, dude! Matt and Trey didn't just record a tiny bit of voice over for this, they recorded the ALL the dialogue for "Tenorman's Revenge". It's all new audio, done exclusively for the storylines in the new Xbox Live game.

So to answer that question, YES, they were quite involved in the game! It's loaded with tons of new art, audio, story twists, and awesomeness. Thanks for playing, buddy!!

Question:

Is there an episode that parodied "Predator"?

Is there an episode that parodied the movie(s) "Predator"?

Answer

Hell yeah there is, dude! It's a short scene, but Butters wanders down a distinctly Predator-ish road in "Butters' Very Own Episode" (514). Predator also makes an appearance as "himself" in the "Imaginationland" Trilogy, fighting for the evil side. It seems like Butters really knows how to bring out the beasts. Oh hamburgers!

Question:

Thank you so much for bringing back Mr. Kitty!

This isn't a question, its a thank you. Thanks for bringing back Cartman's cat. He's one of my favorite characters -- his love for Pot Pie, and cat orgy's are some of the funniest stuff I've ever seen. Thanks for bringing him back and I hope you include him in the future.

Answer

You are more than welcome, guy! We're happy to hear that putting a piece of bread around Mr. Kitty's head brought a little extra meaning into your life. And as a special bonus, we've included a little "Best of Mr. Kitty" collection below, featuring some of his greatest episodes.

No Kitty!! That's a bad Kitty!!

Question:

Was that Sean Penn's Oscar being melted down?

Please tell me my eyes didn't deceive me and that award that gets melted down in "Cash For Gold" said Sean Penn in MILK. It wouldn't get any better than that for me, epic episodes so far!

Answer

Oh yeah, that was Sean Penn's Oscar for "MILK" alright. Smelted down and dealted with the rest of that crap. Good eye, dude!

Question:

When is the release date for "South Park: Tenorman's Revenge"?

When is the exact release date for "South Park: Tenorman's Revenge" for Xbox Live? I am very desperate to know!

Answer

The wait is over, dude! "Tenorman's Revenge" is available on Xbox Live Arcade now!! Check out our Official "Tenorman's Revenge" page for the trailer, gameplay, and all the info you could ever need.

Question:

Where does that guy sing "you do a line and I'll do a line honey"?

What was the episode where that guy sings "you do a line and ill do a line honey"?

Answer

You're looking for the episode "You Got F'd In The A" (805), where we first meet Jeffy the dancing duck. The Farmer takes out a fiddle and starts stomping out that catchy little tune. Check out the clip and episode below, but be warned -- Jeffy might serve you up something fierce.

Question:

Where's the episode where Chef leaves South Park?

I could have sworn that there was an episode where Chef gets bored with South Park, and decides that he wants to join the Adventure Club but then, because they won't take him (or something like that), so he decides to join the "Super" Adventure Club. It's really bothering me because if the episode did exist, you have successfully convinced all other fans that it did not. I saw it when I was around nine or ten I think, and I seem to remember parts of "Chef Aid" mixed in with it. The point is, I would just like to know if the episode actually existed?? and I'm sorry this is so long. MER.

Answer

I think you're mind's playing tricks on you, guy. But don't worry, you're not totally crazy -- they do show a "Previously On South Park" segment at the beginning of "The Return of Chef" (1001), so it would seem like there's a previous episode where Chef "leaves" South Park. However, this was just a device used by Matt and Trey to give more back story to that episode, before they killed off Chef. That "previous" episode doesn't actually exist.

But still, most of what you're talking about takes place in "The Return of Chef" where he joins the Super Adventure Club...and ultimately meets his doom.

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