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305 - breayle: July 02, 2001

Here's the Comedy Central press release for this week's episode, "The Super Best Friends."

STAN AND JESUS SAVE THE DAY
ON AN ALL-NEW "SOUTH PARK" PREMIERING
WEDNESDAY, JULY 4 AT 10:00 P.M.* ON COMEDY CENTRAL

NEW YORK, July 2, 2001 -- Kenny, Cartman and Kyle join a magician's cult-like following, leaving Stan and Jesus to save them on an all-new "South Park" debuting Wednesday, July 4 at 10:00 p.m. on COMEDY CENTRAL.

When a famous magician performs for the citizens of South Park, Kenny, Cartman and Kyle are enthralled. They forsake their friends and families to join the cult-like followers of this charismatic leader. Stan teams up with Jesus and together they call upon the world's other religious leaders to destroy the magician before the suicide pact he has orchestrated is launched.

Encore episodes of "South Park" air Wednesdays at 12:30 a.m., Saturdays at 10:00 p.m. and 2:30 a.m., and Sundays at 11 p.m.

306 - breayle: July 02, 2001

In a recent update at Sweeet.com, the one and only Juz noticed a small error in the episode description for "Cripple Fight!"

NEW YORK, June 25, 2001 -- Cartman, Stan, Kyle and Kenny show up for their scout troop meeting only to find their new leader is none other than Big Gay Al! Timmy is happy and excited to be joining the group until Jimmy, the new "handicapped" kid, steals his spotlight, on an all-new episode of "South Park" premiering Wednesday, June 27 at 10:00 p.m. on COMEDY CENTRAL.

Now you may be asking yourself: "Wait a gosh darn minute! Kyle wasn't in "Cripple Fight!" And you'd be very correct. Here's the explanation: our episode descriptions are usually written a week before the actual episode airs. Kyle was originally in the earliest drafts of "Cripple Fight," but he was later taken out, due to script changes and the fact that he's already a member of the Jew Scouts.

Nevertheless, we regret the error. And I promise you that we here at SouthParkStudios.com will be ever vigilant in our goal to purge all errors: past, present, and future. Thanks again for your support.

307 - breayle: July 03, 2001

Hey Everyone,

I just wanted to let you know that "The Super Best Friends" downloads won't be available until next week.

Breayle

308 - breayle: July 04, 2001

10:00 p.m.

Hey kids. I answered a bunch of FAQs while hanging out during these quiet hours of the night, so check them out.

312 - breayle: July 05, 2001

Hey kids. Hope you liked last night's episode. It featured the return of Moses (last seen in Episode #309 "Jewbilee" - well, if you don't include the early 4th season opening credits), as well as each of the four boys without their hats on.

A lot of people have been asking to see Kyle without his chapeau, so there you go. Ask and Ye shall receive. Of course his hair was shaved off; but then, you can't have everything. You even got to see Kenny's face, sans hood, for only the second time ever (the first being in "BL&U"). So I don't want to hear anyone saying that we don't respond to their requests.

There was also a little tribute to the cast of "That's My Bush." And before you start asking, Matt and Trey did the voices for George W., Karl Rove, and Larry O'Shea.

313 - breayle: July 05, 2001

Here a little story, I'd like to tell, about three...er, where was I?

Matt and Trey wanted to use the actual narrator from the original "Superfriends" series for last night's episode (#504 "The Super Best Friends"), but that person turned out to be Ted Knight (of "Mary Tyler Moore," "Caddy Shack" and "Too Close For Comfort" fame), who passed away several years ago.

I still can't believe the narrator ("Meanwhile, at the...") was Mr. "Cosmic Cow" Rush, but Knight apparently did a fair amount of voice-over work in the late 70's/early 80's. A lot of people on staff were surprised by that little piece of information. They usually know all kinds of random stuff like that.

314 - breayle: July 09, 2001

Before you start firing off those FAQ questions at us: yes, the members of Radiohead did their own voices for this week's episode, "Scott Tenorman Must Die." Matt recorded the band while they were in Santa Barbara (a couple hours north of Los Angeles) late last month for a concert.

And did you notice how the City of Santa Barbara uses the correct spelling of "Barbara" in their name? Just checking.

315 - breayle: July 09, 2001

This week's episode (#501) was originally called "Scott Tenorall Must Die," but Trey decided to change it to "Scott Tenorman Must Die" after the first draft. Reason? He thought "Tenorman" sounded funnier than "Tenorall."

It's also easier to say, so that may have had something to do with it.

316 - breayle: July 09, 2001

Someone grab the damn hose, cause Jennifer at DTISFU is on fire. She's posted loads of cool stuff in her most recent update. Check it.

In other news, check out the most recent issues of The New Yorker (July 9th) and Entertaiment Weekly (the one with A.I. on the cover) for more comments on the "Sh*t" episode. Enjoy.

317 - breayle: July 09, 2001

I answered a bunch of questions in the FAQ section, so check them out. I also deleted a whole bunch of duplicate questions, so here's a recommendation: try to read the previous FAQs before you submit a question. Yeah, I know, there's a bunch of them, but that's what the search box is for.

318 - breayle: July 04, 2001

Have a most excellent 4th of July. And remember to stay away from those little black snake pellet thingys. You know what I'm talking about.

319 - breayle: July 10, 2001

Hey Everyone,

I know it's been a little while since we've done anything new so I got my stuff together and put up some new downloads for Episode 504 "Super Best Friends"

New images are ready for download and you can get to those by clicking nyaw.
New video clips ready for download, get to those by clicking here.

I will be getting some sounds later on this week when I get the "Scott Tenorman Must Die" sounds. I'm also getting more "It Hits the Fan" (episode 502) images in too, I swear this time, things just have been a little crazy 'round here. Those should be in by tomorrow. Until then don't forget to watch tomorrows episode "Scott Tenorman Must Die" Cartman is getting his pubes!

More to come later....

Breayle
info@southparkstudios.com

322 - breayle: July 12, 2001

Scott Tenorman's pubes were real! Well, sort of. Have you ever asked yourself how the folks at "South Park" made the poo stains of Mr. Hankey look so real (scanned chocolate smudges)? Or how they made the glitter on Butters' face in Episode #407 "Cherokee Hair Tampons" look so...glittery (wul, it WAS glitter and I have the bottle of it on my desk, yes I do)?

Okay, so maybe you haven't. But I will let you know that Scott Tenorman's pubes were the scanned follicles from the back of the neck of our very own Adrien Beard. To learn more about Adrien, and how he grew up to be a pubic hair stand-in, read his interview here.

And yes, we realize that Adrien and Scott don't exactly have the same hair color, so please refrain from sending any FAQs concerning this issue.

323 - breayle: July 12, 2001

Matt thought some of you guys might find this site interesting, so check it out. Members of The Upright Citizens Brigade may be involved. Speaking of, I used to have a crush on the woman who played Andy Richter's sister on Conan O'Brien. Loved that headgear.

Oh, and Matt also wanted everyone to know that the professor in "Final Fantasy" looked rad. That is all.

324 - breayle: July 13, 2001

Here's a brief description of Episode #505 - "Terrance & Garfunkel" Enjoy.

Everyone's favorite comedy team has broken up! When the boys discover their idols, Terrance & Phillip, have called it quits, they'll go to any lengths to reunite the duo.

You may recall that Matt and Trey mentioned Terrance and Phillip returning to South Park during the Live Chat in May. I guess they weren't kidding.

325 - breayle: July 13, 2001

Keep an eye on Kenny during Saturday's re-run of "Scott Tenorman Must Die." Especially when he's laughing. Later!

326 - breayle: July 13, 2001

Hey All,

New downloads for "Super Best Friends" and "Scott Tenorman Must Die" now available!

Click here for new 501 images! New Sounds for Episode 504 and 501, click here for new 501 sounds. And click here for 504 sounds.

New video for "Scott Tenorman Must Die" will be available for download next week sometime, I'm working on getting the whole Cripple Fight scene for download so keep checking back for that.

I've also uploaded 10 more images from "It Hits the Fan" so check those out to. Have a great weekend!

Breayle
info@southparkstudios.com

327 - breayle: July 16, 2001

Episode 501 "Scott Tenorman Must Die" official script now available for download.

Click here to get it. New Video will be up by the end of today!

328 - breayle: July 17, 2001

As of today, we're midway through this run of eight (8) straight episodes - the "hump" if you will. In less than 24 (twenty-four) hours we'll be five-eighths (5/8) of the way through. By next week... well, you get the idea.

Some people have been inquiring about the number of episodes that will constitute this fifth season of South Park. While I can't give you the exact number (they would chop off my limbs - starting with the arms), I CAN tell you that (after this run of eight) we'll be taking a break for a couple of months. But don't fret. South Park will be returning in the late Fall, with brand new episodes that will both enrich AND entertain. More than two, less than ten.

That is all.

329 - breayle: July 17, 2001

Hey Buddy! We've just learned that Episode #505 has a new title: "Terrance and Phillip: Behind the Blow"

Advance apologies to those websites that must now do a bit of editing due to this name change.

330 - breayle: July 17, 2001

Hey Everyone,

Today I went through season five's video downloads and made them smaller so you can download them faster click here to see those.

A new Employee of the Month has been chosen! Congratulations to Tom Vogt editor (a smattering of applause) click here to check that out.

Story boards will be up by tomorrow I accidentally forgot them tucked next to my machine so I haven't put them up yet. Those will go up with Episode 505's images tomorrow.

The name of Episode 505 has been changed from "Terrance and Garfunkel" to "Terrance & Phillip: Behind the Blow." A lot of you have been asking us when the duo would be back and the answer is... tomorrow! So don't forget to watch it tomorrow night Terrance & Phillip have apparently had enough of each other and have broken up and the boys will stop at nothing to get them back together.

IFILM.com has been playing a short that Matt and Trey did for Universal Studios back in the day called, "Your studio and You" it's really funny so you shouldn't miss it click here to check it out.

Thats all for now, more to come later!

Breayle
info@southparkstudios.com

334 - breayle: July 18, 2001

Matt and Trey record all of their character voices, as well as their singing, at South Park Studios. Our audio department consists of three separate rooms (Control Room, Recording Booth, Engineering Room). Isaac's lines are usually recorded at a commercial studio in New York City (though his lines for Episode #502 "It Hits the Fan" were recorded here at South Park).

Most of the audio tracks, namely the boys and male adults, are recorded first, with the animation following. However, Trey often changes lines after scenes are completed. When that happens, the shots are sent back for lip synch changes and new animation (if necessary). Character mouths are kept on a separate layer from the rest of the face (eyes are separate as well, for blinking purposes). This facilitates the process when lines are inevitably changed (though new lines often mean new animation, editing changes, and even alteration of background music).

When one of our female voice-over artists are not readily available for a session, Matt and Trey will often stand-in and record a temporary vocal track. That way the animation can be started without delay. When the voice-over artists arrive to record their voices, there are video monitors in the recording booth where they can view the animation and then loop their lines to match the lip synching, using the temp tracks as a model. The same goes for crowd noise. Most sound effects are added later as well.

In the unique case of Timmy and Jimmy's cripple fight (Episode #503), Trey looped in most of the voices after the scenes were completed. "You dirty mother..." Shut your mouth, Jimmy!

336 - breayle: July 19, 2001

Here's the description for next week's episode: #506 - "Cartmanland"

Eric Cartman inherits ONE MILLION DOLLARS!! With his newfound gains, Cartman indulges in a lifelong dream and he buys his own amusement park, CARTMANLAND! But in inimitable Cartman style, he decides to keep the park all to himself and won't let anyone in, especially Stan and Kyle.

337 - breayle: July 19, 2001

New Episode downloads available!

Terrance and Phillip: Behind the Blow images are ready for you so click here to go directly to the season five image downloads.

New sounds from episode 505 are ready too so click here to check those out.

The videos for season five have been done over once more so it'll be faster for you to download check those out by clicking here

Story boards for "Scott Tenorman Must Die" and "Terrance and Phillip: Behind the Blow" will be ready for you tomorrow, 505 videos will be ready sometime tomorrow or the beginning of next week.... more to come.

Breayle
info@southparkstudios.com

Who else here thinks Tom Vogt as a Vegas showgirl is hotter then hell? Scroll down to check it!

338 - breayle: July 20, 2001

This was sent into my by Happy Steve of www.yankovic.org I thought it was pretty cute and thought I'd post it!

The first rule of Cripple Fight Club.... you do not talk about Cripple Fight Club...very much.

339 - breayle: July 20, 2001

Check out this picture of The Cure's Robert Smith with Eric Stough, Frank Agnone, and Trey Parker.



Remember when Robert Smith saved South Park from the evil Mecha-Striesand? Check it out in the episode guide by clicking here. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and you'll see it.

340 - breayle: July 20, 2001

Hey kids, just got an email from drlaudio regarding next year's South Park Convention. If you're interested, there's an email address where you can contact him. Read on...

Hey Everyone!

Plans are started for the 2nd Annual South Park Convention! Woo hoo!!! Dates are set. It's going to be held on the weekend of June 21-23, 2002. It'll be in Denver again this year. The only DEFINITE plans so far are a trip to Fairplay, CO (the small town that South Park is based on) on Saturday afternoon. If this sounds like something you'd like to attend, let us know. (We'd like to get a rough idea of how many people to expect, so we can reserve blocks of rooms at the hotel, and busses for the trip to fairplay). So, if you think you may be interested, email SParkCon2@yahoo.com Emailing now isn't commiting you to anything. Just letting us know you're interested in more info as it becomes available.

This years convention kicked major ass. We even had people attending all the way from England and Norway! And we're hoping that next year's is even bigger, and better!

--shpadoinkle!

341 - breayle: July 20, 2001

Hey guys,

We got the entire cripple fight uncut and unedited for your downloading pleasure. This is only going to be up for a little while so download it now.

For Internet Explorer Users:

Right click on this link here and highlight "save target as" choose where you want to save the file wait for it to download (this may take some time the file is 6.5 Megs and in quicktime format) once the file is downloaded double click on the icon that's called "cripple_fight.mov" and enjoy.

For Netscape Navigator Users:

Click on this link here and wait for the new window to pop up, then click on "file" at the top of the screen and highlight "save as" choose where you want to save the file wait for it to download (this may take some time the file is 6.5 Megs and in quicktime format) once the file is downloaded double click on the icon that's called "cripple_fight.mov" and enjoy.

It is also available in the downloads section under videos --->season five episode 503. Download it now! It's only going to be up for a limited time!

Breayle

342 - breayle: July 23, 2001

Hey Guys,

A lot of you have been emailing us and asking us in the FAQ's questions on how to get a hold of those South Park Style Radiohead T-Shirts. Well thanks to KashieWMcD for posting on our BBS and letting us know where to get em. They're on sale on the Radiohead official website and they look like this:



You can order one for £17.00 by clicking here and then clicking on the "Charity Black" button, when you're ready to buy click the "consume" button then the "add to my trolley" button. You're page will then reload and you can continue shopping if you wish or you can click the "let me pay" button at the bottom to start the process of buying it, follow the directions it's easy to use and enjoy! Using your credit card for overseas purchases automatically converts currency but it's good to know how much your spending, £17.00 is converts roughly to $25.00 US have fun and happy buying!

Breayle

345 - breayle: July 23, 2001

As you may already know, the Tim Burton remake of Planet of the Apes will be opening this Friday at an overcrowded cineplex near you. On Wednesday (July 25th), FOX will be airing a Planet of the Apes special, which will hopefully include a sure-to-be-edited-down-to-thirty-seconds interview with Matt and Trey.

Last January Planet of the Apes was finishing up it's principal photography on the same studio lot where That's My Bush was being taped. Even though security was tight, and their sound stages were regularly blocked off with huge black screens, we still got to see several extras in their ape regalia - though I never got a crack at that pesky Marky Mark.

The FOX crew came by the studios a couple Fridays ago to film the interview in Matt and Trey's offices. The guys talked about how they had a Charleton Heston look-alike (and long time stand-in) on an episode of That's My Bush (#103 "Eeeny, Meanie, Miney, MURDER"). They also talked about a song they wrote and recorded for the Planet of the Apes soundtrack, that was actually submitted to Tim Burton himself. While they're still waiting for a response, I CAN tell you that it's some of DVDA's finest work ever, and it would have been cool to hear it over the final credits.

346 - breayle: July 23, 2001

As you may already know, the Tim Burton remake of Planet of the Apes will be opening this Friday at an overcrowded cineplex near you. On Wednesday (July 25th), FOX will be airing a Planet of the Apes special, which will hopefully include a sure-to-be-edited-down-to-thirty-seconds interview with Matt and Trey.

Last January Planet of the Apes was finishing up it's principal photography on the same studio lot where That's My Bush was being taped. Even though security was tight, and their sound stages were regularly blocked off with huge black screens, we still got to see several extras in their ape regalia - though I never got a crack at that pesky Marky Mark.

The FOX crew came by the studios a couple Fridays ago to film the interview in Matt and Trey's offices. The guys talked about how they had a Charleton Heston look-alike (and long time stand-in) on an episode of That's My Bush (#103 "Eeeny, Meanie, Miney, MURDER"). They also talked about a song they wrote and recorded for the Planet of the Apes soundtrack that was actually submitted to Tim Burton himself. While they're still waiting for a response, I CAN tell you that it's some of DVDA's finest work ever, and it would have been cool to hear it over the final credits.

Charles

347 - breayle: July 23, 2001

Hey all,

Episode 505 "Terrance & Phillip: Behind the Blow" script now ready for download. Check it out ---> downloads ---> scripts ---> season five ---> 505 enjoy!

348 - breayle: July 24, 2001

If you check our updates in "The Show" section, you'd know that Breayle put up an uncut version of the Cripple Fight from Episode #503. That's right, you can now enjoy three uninterrupted minutes of pure differently-abled mayhem.

What you probably don't know is, this was how the original cripple fight between Timmy and Jimmy was going to air. The entire sequence was storyboarded, built, and animated as one, uninterrupted scene. But in order to keep the Big Gay Al story moving, short scenes were written and inserted into the final version that you saw a few weeks ago.

349 - breayle: July 25, 2001

It has been confirmed in the L.A. Times that part of the interview with Matt and Trey will air tonight on the FOX special: Planet of the Apes: Rule the Planet (thanks again to Jennifer at DTISFU).

The program airs at 8:00 p.m. here in L.A. (check your local listings) and is only thirty minutes long (hey, it's an infomercial) so keep your eyes peeled. Former synchronized swimmer, Estella Warren, hosts.

And be sure to catch tonight's episode of South Park at 10:00 p.m. Kyle is super cute in this ep, and Cartman is... well, Cartman. You'll also get to find out how old 4th graders really are.

Charles

350 - breayle: July 26, 2001

Here's the episode description for #507 - "Proper Condom Use." My mouth is watering already.

Cartman, Kenny, Stan and Kyle are taking Sex Ed! In time honored tradition, the boys are separated from the girls and schooled in the mysteries of the body by none other than Mr. Mackey. Ms. Choksondik is responsible for the girls' education in the womanly arts while Mr. Garrison demonstrates proper condom use.

351 - breayle: July 26, 2001

Hey Everyone,

I just uploaded a bunch of things for you all to enjoy so check it out. Also there's been a mean little virus going around, it's called SirCam and I've been getting a lot of them. Thankfully I don't accept attachments so I've been unharmed but it's annoying to get the shloads of emails from the evil thing. Thanks to beef-cake.com for putting up this link here on their page that will give you more information on this virus. So people GET some antivirus software, check out norton.com you may be infected and not even know it.

New Downloads:

For new images click here

For new sounds click here

For the Episode 506 "Cartmanland" script click here

New Screensaver/Desktop Theme Polls:

Click here to vote on which new screensaver or desktop download you want! This poll will be open for two weeks!

The Entire Cripple Fight Scene:

I will be taking down the video clip of the entire cripple fight scene tomorrow, so download it now by clicking here

New videos will be ready tomorrow or early next week so keep checking back!

Breayle
info@southparkstudios.com

352 - breayle: July 27, 2001

For those about to rock, there's a short article about Radiohead's guest appearance on South Park (#501 "Scott Tenorman Must Die") in the most recent issue of Rolling Stone (#875 - August 16, 2001). Matt drops a few quotes, including his response to learning that the members of the band were interested in doing voices for the show.

"I asked them, 'Are you sure you want to sully your well-deserved artistic reputation by associating yourselves with our crappy little show?' And they said, 'Sure.'"

Thom Yorke eyes a bowl of Mr. and Mrs. Tenorman's Chili in a never-before-seen image of the band that accompanies the article. So check it and enjoy.

Charles

353 - breayle: July 27, 2001

New Cartmanland video downloads!

Click here to get em!

Have a great weekend!!

354 - breayle: July 30, 2001

A lot of fans have been asking us about the presence of Visitors in this season of South Park. As some of you know, Visitors (or Extra Terrestrials) have been a part of South Park since the Pilot episode (you know - they kidnapped Ike and put an anal probe in Cartman - the sick bastards). While the Visitors made their presence readily apparent in that episode, they've been well hidden within the town of South Park ever since. I haven't had any luck spotting them this season, so I went to our Director of Animation, Eric Stough, for the inside scoop. After heavily sedating our subject, I've learned that the visitors have made three appearances so far, with a fourth one coming this Wednesday. The first time was in the Season Premiere (#502 "It Hits the Fan"), and the other two times were in Episode #504 "The Super Best Friends."

Here's the transcript from the aforementioned interrogation. Certain quotes have been altered or deleted for national security purposes (and because we might use the information for future contests).

CS: People have been asking us about Visitors in the Fifth Season. Can you tell us whether they've made an appearance?

ES: I can tell you that there have been three of them, and there will be a fourth one on Wednesday. There's one in Merlin's lair (deleted )in Vegas (deleted) in the first episode of the season (#502 "It Hits the Fan"). And then we tried to do another one in "The Super Best Friends" when (deleted) right behind (deleted) and it's super hard to see the (deleted) of the alien.

I'm close to my word limit, so I'll post the rest of my interview with Eric in the next update.

355 - breayle: July 31, 2001

Here's part two of my interview with Eric Stough regarding the Visitors.

ES (continued): But there's definitely (a Visitor), and you can totally see it, in "The Super Best Friends" when Jesus walks up to look at the monitor in the Hall of the Super Best Friends. In his reflection there's an alien, whereas everyone else has his own reflection. So those are the three that have been in Season Five. And of course I'm going to put one in this show (Episode #507 "Proper Condom Use").

CS: So how do you figure out how and when you're going to put the Visitors into each episode. What's the process, if any?

ES: It depends on whether I think about it. It's usually one of the last shots that we put in the show. And sometimes I put one in after Trey's gone home, and he's left the show in my hands, and I'll sneak one in. That's how the reflection in "The Super Best Friends" kind of happened. That was one of the last shots we did. We do what we can.

CS: And how did that tradition start anyway?

ES: It actually started with Cannibal: The Musical. Originally, in the first draft of Cannibal, they were going to have aliens throughout the entire movie. I think eighty percent of them ended up getting cut. But every once in a while, when you watch Cannibal, you can see aliens in the background that look very similar to South Park's. So I kind of did that since it was Trey's first film. And yeah, it also stemmed from the Visitors being in the first episode, "Anal Probe." So since the first South Park, we've kind of snuck them in every where we could.

Thanks again to Eric for clearing up the mystery. Happy hunting!

356 - breayle: July 31, 2001

Hey Everyone,

New office photos are up so check those out by clicking here, check out what it's like here on Mondays at South Park! Whoo Hoo! Cash Grab Monday! Would you do it? I did!

I seemed to be lagging a bit when it comes to storyboards, I apologize they're up now, both Super Best Friends and Cartmanland check those out by clicking here for Super Best Friends, and clicking here for Cartmanland.

I'm also going to be putting up one question answered by Matt and Trey every Monday through Friday starting Monday the 13th so go to the FAQ section and submit your questions, make sure their good. Some of the questions asked in the FAQ's will be answered normally and will show up on the FAQ's page.

More to come soon....

Breayle
info@southparkstudios.com
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