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1102 - breayle: November 04, 2002
Now that I've had sufficient time to recover from last week's party, here's what I remember:
Lights, and lots of them. The press was out in typical "premiere" force. You know, the usual suspects, like "Access Hollywood," "E!," "Extra" and "The TV Guide Channel," all lined up on the red carpet along with an assortment of paparazzi.
Oh yes, the excitement was palpable. Loads of Comedy Central party planners were buzzing about with their Janet Jackson headsets making sure things went "smoothly." Jeff Brown and the crew at Someone's in the Kitchen did an incredible job decorating Quixote Studios. The largest soundstage was set up to resemble a very cool nightclub. There was a massive stage on one end with a huge "brick wall" backdrop of the new South Park "graffiti" campaign hung behind it. On the other end, white fabric "walls" hung from the rafters and split the area into three or four VIP "rooms" outfitted with low sofas, coffee tables and plasma screens. In the middle was a circular bar complete with ice sculptures of the boys (like the ones in the 5th Anniversary Pay-Per-View Special) - but that's not all. These sculptures happened to have little funnels drilled through them so the bartenders could pour martinis-to-be through the boys' hats into our strategically placed beverage glasses below. Good times indeed.
Hey, I haven't even mentioned the staff's art show or The Time's kick ass performance later that the evening - so stay tuned for the next installment.
1103 - breayle: November 04, 2002
*!*Fifth Anniversary Party Pics Up*!*
A couple of weeks ago Comedy Central threw a really awesome party.
It was held at the Quixote Studios
here in Los Angeles. With a bunch of cool little rooms you can pop into and either eat, check out some artwork, watch the band or just
chill out in front of the bar.
In the main room a bar served martini's out of ice sculptures shaped like the main characters.
When a customer would ask for a martini, the bar tender would step on to a chair and pour the liquor straight
through a hole on top of the sculpture's head, it would then pass through the body of the sculpture and end up between
the legs of the character. A friend of mine said "It was all good, Kyle was making my drink... then I realized Kyle was peeing
out my martini... and that just disturbed me!" Despite the strangeness of the martinis everyone have a blast and thought the ice
sculptures were kick ass.
Morris Day and the Time were onstage at about 9:30 PM and they brought the roof down. Everyone who was watching
was dancing. They put on one of the most awesome live shows. For those of you
scratching your little noggins goin' "Who the fudge is Morris Day and the Time?" Well if you've seen Jay and Silent Bob
then you've heard them sing "Jungle Love... Oh eee oh eee oh!" CLICK HERE to check out their discography.
Pictures of the event have been posted in the "office photos" page or CLICK HERE. More to come.
Don't forget! New Episodes This Wednesday @10:00pm!
1106 - breayle: November 04, 2002
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1109 - breayle: November 05, 2002
For those living in the Los Angeles area:
As many of you folks already know, Eliza Schneider voices several of the female characters on South Park. Next week, she'll be performing her one-woman play "Freedom of Speech" for free!
Here's the info (Performance details follow at the bottom of the post):
DON'T MISS ELIZA JANE SCHNEIDER'S "FREEDOM OF SPEECH".
ONE HALF HOUR.
Quitting her job at the LA Times, a headstrong reporter cashes in her assets
and goes in search of a Pulitzer Prize ---BUT comes back with the story of
her life. Along the way she journeys into the kitchenettes and hearts of
Arizona polygamists, Los Angeles dominatrixes, Montana Huterites. Arkansas
fiddles, Pittsburgh street rap and midnight arias in New Orleans provide the
soundtrack to this triumphant quest for the true voice of America.
Reviews of SCHNEIDER'S "ROADTRIP" -- Winner, Drama Logue Critic's Award:
"Stunning, virtuostic, pure poetry!"- Los Angeles Times
"Schneider is an astonishing physical mimic, and eerily adroit at capturing
accents and speech patterns from various regions of the country."- L.A. Reader
You and a guest are cordially invited to Eliza Jane Schneider's solo show:
Presented by: 20th CENTURY FOX TELEVISION
Directed by: Rod Menzies
WHEN: 8:00 PM -
Tuesday, November 12th
- and -
Wednesday, November 13th
WHERE: Coronet Theater Studio - 366 N. La Cienega Blvd.
HOW: RSVP to Adam Peck at 310.246.1477
THIS IS A **FREE** PERFORMANCE!
DON'T MISS IT!!!
1110 - breayle: November 05, 2002
Season One of South Park to be Released on DVD
The first season of South Park will be released as a complete set for the first time on November 12th.
As we mentioned a while back, Matt and Trey have recorded audio commentary to accompany the DVD release. Unfortunately, this commentary
will not be included on the actual DVDs. The commentary will, however, be available on separate audio CDs.
There's two ways to get a hold of the DVD and CD.
1. You can purchase the DVD set through ComedyCentral.com and receive the CDs with Matt and Trey's audio commentary FREE with your purchase.
2. Or, you can purchase the set elsewhere. In which case, you'll have to send in your proof of purchase
with a small shipping and handling fee to Comedy Central. They will then mail you the CDs.
We'll get back to you with this address and other details soon.
CLICK HERE to download a picture.
Why would they release the Season One DVDs with the audio commentary separate on
the CDs? Good question. Here's Mr. Matt Stone with the answer.
"This is our audio commentary for the first 13 episodes of the international comedy super-hit South Park.
Warner Brothers would not release it on the DVD without editing some of it's content for "standards" issues.
Trey and I simply love the sounds of our own voices too much to let this happen. We also believe in a little thing
called the First Amendment. After you hear it you may wonder "What was the big deal about it anyway?" Good question.
And one better directed at Warner Brothers than at a TV screen. So let them know what you think. Trey and I did. And enjoy our
first ever sober audio commentary."
--Matt Stone, Kabul 2002
1113 - breayle: November 06, 2002
Check out how happy Trey was to have Morris Day and the Time at the Fifth Anniversary Party. I think I can recall
seeing Trey squeaking like a monkey when the band tried to get everyone riled up for the Jungle Love number. They
started out by screaming "All the ladies in the house say OOH OOH OHH! All the men in the house say AGHH AGHH AGHH!" by the end
of it all the entire room sounded like feeding time in the chimp cages at the LA zoo.
When the celebrities weren't shouting like primates to Morris Day, or drinking martini's drizzled out between the legs of our
favorite cuddly characters. They were chatting with the various reporters on the red carpet. Celebrities like
Aaron Carter, Coolio and Natasha Henstridge spoke about their feelings on South Park, and when someone like
Slash (former lead Guns and Roses guitarist), says that something is
the coolest thing he's ever seen. Then you know you're probably doing something right!
You're going to need a Real Player to check out the video links below. If you don't have please click NYAW.
Don't forget to watch an ALL NEW episode of South Park TONIGHT @ 10:00pm ONLY on Comedy Central
1116 - breayle: November 08, 2002
Episode 613: "The Return of the Fellowship of the Ring to the Two Towers" (title subject to change)
Infused with the spirit of Gandalf and Frodo, the boys embark upon a
mythical quest as they set out to return their copy of the "The Lord of the
Rings" movie to their local video store. Meanwhile, Butters watches his
Aussie South Park Fans Can Finally Breathe a Sigh of Relief
Australia is finally showing Season Six of South Park.
Apparently it's been a while since you've been getting any new episodes.
"Jared Has Aides" airs November 11th on SBS CLICK HERE
for more information.
Links to Order the Directors Commentary:
There are two ways to get the directors commentary.
If you want to save some time you can order it from comedycentral.com and the bonus directors commentary is included!
Click Here to order the DVD from the Comedy Central site.
1119 - breayle: November 11, 2002
As many of you already know, Matt Stone and Trey Parker are from Colorado.
In the latest movie from Michael Moore titled "Bowling for Columbine"
Matt Stone tosses in his two cents about the violence in America.
Here's a brief synopsis of the film.
"Bowling for Columbine" is an alternately humorous and horrifying
film about the Untied States. It is a film about the violent soul of America.
And asks why do 11,000 people die in America each year at the hands of gun violence?
People blame everything from Satan to video games. But are we
that much different from many other countries? This is not a film about gun control. It is a film about
the fearful heart and soul of the United States, and the 280 million
Americans lucky enough to have the right to a constitutionally protected Uzi.
Moore talks with former Littleton resident Matt Stone, who suggests that part of the problem
is too much pressure at an early age. Stone says the academic system in Littleton is so focused on getting into, say,
Honors English that the pressure can make you feel inadequate as a sixth grader.
Stone says he was an outsider who hated high school, but all he did was get the heck
out of Dodge as soon as he could. This segues into a hysterical "South Park" bit
on white men who can shoot - and do.
Don't forget to watch an ALL NEW episode of South Park THIS WEDNESDAY only on Comedy Central.
The Return of the Fellowship of the Ring to the Two Towers
Infused with the spirit of Gandalf and Frodo, the boys embark upon a mythical
quest as they set out to return their copy of the "The Lord of the Rings" movie
to their local video store. Meanwhile, Butters watches his first porno.
1125 - breayle: November 12, 2002
*!*New section has been added to SouthParkStudios.com*!*
For a long time we have wanted to put up a page just for the staff members of
South Park Studios. During the 5th Anniversary Party at the Quixote Studios there
was various art work displayed throughout the showroom, all of it done by members of
the South Park staff. These works of art could also be purchased at the party, some
work actually DID get sold. If you would like to see this artwork, you can
CLICK HERE now or
check out the "Behind the Scenes" page under "SP Staff Art".
Oil on Canvas
by Joseph Gerges
We will try and get more staff made art in soon, so send your emails of praise and what not
for the works of art to firstname.lastname@example.org
your feedback is appreciated!
1126 - breayle: November 15, 2002
For those of you who are living in Canada, do not fret. You can still purchase the Season One DVD set and get the free
5 Disc CD Audio Commentary. All you need to do it CLICK HERE and print out the order form for the CD's. This page is in .pdf
format so you'll need a program from adobe, CLICK HERE.
New southparkstudios.com chatrooms open
We've just added a couple of new rooms to the SPS.com chatroom family. When you get the chance, check out #SPStrivia and go up
against the TriviaBot and other South Park fans! But be quick, some of the trivia chatters are old pro's. Also, if you want to
talk about the newest episode but you don't want to ruin it for the others, pop into #SPSspoilers and talk till your
blue in the face about every joke, and every insult.
If you are new to the internet or chatting in general, check out the SPSchat page for help on how to download and connect to an IRC client.
You can also CHAT NOW in the official SouthParkStudios.com main room, HAVE FUN!
1129 - breayle: November 15, 2002
Now if any of you forked over the seven whole dollars to watch the
5th Anniversary Special on Pay Per View, you might have gotten
the strange idea that no celebrities actually show up at Matt
and Trey's parties. Not so! At the REAL 5th Anniversary Party a couple of
weeks back, a gaggle of hip and into the now celeb's popped in to have
a couple of drinks, watch the band and gossip about which one of them had
the most plastic surgery.
I also told all of you that I was going to provide you with more video links
of this super cool party that I personally got to attend. So here you go,
click till your little heart is content.
Mr. Garrison is back as the boys' 4th Grade Teacher, and the boys have been sent to a
place where they will learn "cultural sensitivity". Ever since Ms. Chokosondik's
untimely demise at the end of last season, Stan, Kyle and Cartman have been without
a teacher. Principal Victoria rescues Mr. Garrison from his stint with the
"booger- eating, pants crapping kindergarteners" and promotes him to teach the 4th grade.
Informed that fourth graders are a little too old for Mr. Hat, Garrison comes to class with a new,
and even more inappropriate, assistant.
1135 - breayle: November 18, 2002
And now, the final word on our "little" Fifth Anniversary Party.
First off: Morris Day and Jerome must have been freeze-dried or something because they looked GREAT. And let me tell you, The Time did not disappoint. They played all of their hits, including my personal favorite, "Jungle Love." The crowd was packed against the stage screaming "Oh-e-oh-e-oh!" along with the band, and I must say, it was loud, hot, sweaty and awesome. The band even called out A.J. McClean of the Backstreet Boys, and had several female staffers, along with other hotties, dancing on the stage. I had serious flashbacks to my childhood as a young mod, hiding the band's Ice Cream Castle from my elitist scooter-riding friends.
As I've mentioned many times before, the Comedy Central folk know how to party - as do we. One day we'll have a party-off (kind of like Eminem in that movie 8-Mile, except with partying instead of rapping), but until then I'll call it a draw.
The real revelation had to be the staff art show, something that people have been talking about doing for years. Unfortunately, the digital photos you've seen on this site don't do justice to the pieces themselves. I, along with a lot of other people, was totally blown away by the quality and diversity of the work. Some were impressed enough to purchase several of the pieces, which was totally unexpected.
All in all, it was the most fun we've had at a South Park party since Halloween, 1999. Coincidentally, that party was also held at Quixote Studios, so there you go. The next time you're having a big-time party in Hollywood, you'll know where to go.
1136 - breayle: November 17, 2002
Hey check it out.
After much hand-wringing and waiting at Fry's, geeks everywhere can now
purchase the Segway Human Transporter - or "SHT" (see South Park Episode
#511 - "The Entity") for the low, low price of $4950 on Amazon.
Jennifer Elise Cox (Jan Brady in The Brady Bunch Movie)
1140 - breayle: November 20, 2002
Don't forget to watch an ALL NEW episode of South Park tonight @10:00p.m. only on Comedy Central
1143 - breayle: November 21, 2002
*!*EPISODE 613: The Return of The Lord of the Rings to the Two Towers Downloads*!*
There's a bunch of new downloads for your pleasure so CLICK HERE. Lemmiwinks would have wanted it that way!
1147 - breayle: November 25, 2002
Wednesday November 27th 2002 @10:00pm
Episode 615: The Biggest Douche in the Universe
When a famous psychic fails to help him exorcise Kenny from his body,
Cartman takes other steps to achieve his goal. He and Chef travel to the moors of Scotland,
where Chef's mom tries a little of her voodoo magic on him. Meanwhile, after the boy's encounter
with the TV psychic, Kyle is paralyzed with fear at the thought of members of the spirit world watching over him.
Only by debunking those who claim they can communicate with the dead can Stan save Kyle.
1150 - breayle: November 26, 2002
New Staff Art Available
Hey everyone, I just put up four new Staff Art Images for you to enjoy. I opened this section of the
site so fans of South Park can see that the staffers are good at more then just South Park. Please feel
free to send me emails commenting on the staffs artwork.
Zuzu and GirlyGirl (from the BBS and SPS.com Chatroom) from a Matt and Trey site has some interesting new Trey pics up.
Click Here if you wanna see Trey in a wig... with a bunch of hot girls.
Check under your sofa cushions, crack open those piggy banks and empty your tech-heavy 401(k) retirement accounts - it's auction time!
For the first time EVER, a pleasantly plump piece of South Park history will be available to the public.
That's right, an original construction paper Cartman, used in South Park's very first episode,
"Cartman Gets an Anal Probe," will be up for auction on eBay from Monday, December 2 through Monday, December 9.
All proceeds will be donated to the Exploratorium's Youth Programs in San Francisco.
Keep checking back here for more details about the cell and auction. Happy bidding!