Frequently Asked Questions

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

Question:

Are those guys who played the boys in "Ziplining" real actors?

The actors who portrayed the boys in the live-action sequence of the ziplining episode...are they part of the South Park crew or did you guys really find actors to play the boys? Haha.

Answer

As much as we like to do everything in-house here, those guys were actors. Stan was played by Michael Zazarino, Kyle by Eli Bildner, Cartman by Brandon Hardesty, and Kenny by Josh Beren. Kudos to all four of them, they did a pretty epic job of bringing the boys to life...with herpes. You can download a real-life picture of Trey, Matt and the actors taken after filming the sequence right here!

Question:

Are you gonna make an "Episode Guide: Volume 3"??

Hey. I was wondering if you knew if they were going to come out with "The South Park Episode Guide, Volume 3" for Seasons 11-15 since they already have books out for Seasons 1-5 and 6-10.

Answer

Great question, and you're not the only one who's asked about it. We have definitely been talking about making a new "Episode Guide" for Seasons 11-15. There's nothing definite yet, but stay tuned. We'll let you know the details as soon as we have them...

Question:

Here's 3 "Cartmanland" questions. Let's see if you can answer 'em all!

I have three questions that I'm sure you can answer and they all come from "Cartmanland"! First, is Cartman's hired security at Cartmanland the same Mall Cop that pepper sprayed him in "Something You Can Do With Your Finger"? Second, why is Gerald holding a Bible when he visits Kyle in the hospital? AND third, one of Cartman's rollercoasters is called Chupacabra. Coincidence?

Answer

Happy to take on that trifecta of "Cartmanland" trivia! Let's tackle these in order:

Firstly, yes Cartman's Security guard is absolutely the same Mall Cop from "Something You Can Do With Your Finger". (He also makes another cameo with the group of Security Guards trying to stop Garrison in "Mr. Garrison's Fancy New Vagina", 901.) Second, I hate to point out the obvious on this one, but the Bible also contains scriptures for the Jewish faith. It's called the Old Testament, and it's very important to Judaism. Later in the episode, they also go into a pretty vivid reenactment from the Book of Job, which again is in the Old Testament.

And lastly, big props for that find, dude!! I actually never noticed the rollercoaster was named "The Chupacabra" until you pointed that out. That's a pretty awesome easter egg, and perhaps that's what got Cartman thinking about the elusive "Jewpacabra"....

Question:

In "Butterballs", is that Kip holding the camera?

Hey, I have a question. In the episode about Stan and bullying, when they are filming the video, is that Kip holding the video camera?

Answer

Oh hell yeah it is! That's Kip taking the lead as the cameraman, and Dougie rocking the boom mic. Didn't you see Kip's Facebook status?

"Shot bullying video. Then had strawberries as a snack."

Sadly... It got no "likes."

Question:

Is Will Smith riding the "IT" in the trailer for "Men In Black 3"?!?

Hi! Yesterday, when I was watching TV, the "Men In Black 3" add appeared. Suddenly I saw Will Smith riding the "IT" from the episode "The Entity" and I was like WTF??! My question is: Did they copy it from South Park or was it an older invention? I'm so shocked right now...

Answer

Haha. You noticed that, huh? Yes, the official trailer for "Men In Black 3" definitely shows a clip of a very IT-like mode of transportation -- you can spot it towards the end of the trailer.

We're not sure if they got the idea. We also don't know if it operates on the 4 flexi-grip mouth-and-anus system invented by Garrison. But one thing's for sure, it does look surprisingly similar!

Question:

Is that the Vamp Kids in "Butterballs"?

In "Butterballs", while the kids are making the movie, is that the Vamp Kids?!

Answer

Dude, that anti-bullying video probably is the most complete display of South Park Elementary kids ever. In addition to the Vamp Kids hanging out in the gym, look for cameos by: Mooey the Cow, Dog Poo, the Ginger Kids, Casey Miller (the smooth-voiced announcer kid from "Danes With Smurfs", 1313), the 6th Graders, the Goth Kids, Thad (from "Guitar Queer-o", 1113), Bridon (from "Elementary School Musical", 1213), Tweek, the Raisins Girls, Timmy, Filmore, and all the Kindergartners.

And believe me, there's more. Watch it a few times -- I guarantee you'll spot some classic characters you haven't seen in a long time!

Question:

Was the episode "Butterballs" a parody of the Cypress Ranch Lip Dub?

Was the "Butterballs" episode based off of Cypress Ranch's "Who Do U Think U R" Lip-Dub??

Answer

Ahhh yes, nice catch! The WHOLE episode wasn't based on that one video, it was written more about the big "bullying" and "social activism" trends in film, social media, and the news. But yes, definitely, Stan's anti-bullying video is a really awesome parody of that Cypress Ranch lip-dub. If you haven't seen it, look it up.

Question:

What episode has "PEEEEPS!" in it?

So my brother got some gross Peeps candy this Easter, and somehow, it got us talking about South Park. He remembered an episode where they scream "PEEEEEPS!", but we couldn't remember the episode title or what season it was from. Could you help us with that? Please and thank you! :D (Please kill Kenny this season!)

Answer

I can certainly help you out with that one. It's from the bunny-filled episode "Fantastic Easter Special" in Season 11. When the rogue, Catholic ninjas attack and try to capture Snowball, Professor Teabag is forced to jam some marshmallow birds into the microwave and set it to self-destruct...

You can watch the clip and full episode right here. PEEEEEEPSS!!

Question:

What was "Jackin' It In San Diego" referring to?

In the new "Butterballs" episode, what was the "Jackin' It In San Diego" referring to?

Answer

Can't believe how many people asked this question and totally missed this reference. "Jackin' It In San Diego" is a parody on the very public, and very naked meltdown the creator of the KONY 2012 video. Don't wanna give any big spoilers, but you should look it up -- it will definitely make this song more enjoyable.

Question:

Why was live-action Kenny a brunette?

Why is live action Kenny brunette in "I Should Have Never Gone Ziplining"? I thought he was supposed to be blonde.

Answer

A lot of people asked this, and the answer is pretty simple. The live-action bit from "Ziplining" is a parody of how crappy and un-detailed reality show re-enactments are. Watch any of those shows with dramatizations or event recreations -- they are horrible. You will probably also notice that Kyle's hair AND Cartman's shirt are the wrong colors as well.

Question:

When does Season 16 come back?

Matt and Trey are at the Mid-Season finale already, so when will part two be back? Please and Thanks!

Answer

Matt and Trey and the rest of the gang will be back to give you 7 all-new, super-sweet episodes -- starting in September. The first new episode will premiere on SEPTEMBER 26th, 2012!!

Question:

What's that moshpit song in "Clubhouses"?

In Season 2, episode 12 (Clubhouses) there's a song -- I was wondering what is played before the kid yells "Moshpit"?

Answer

That is a ridiculously specific question...but fear not, young South Park apprentice, I have the answer. That raging mosh-pit tune is by the punk band Dr. Know. The song is called "Piece of Meat". Get that and blast it at your next clubhouse party.

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