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NYCC2011: A Roundtable Interview with Arthur Bradford, Director of "South Park" Documentary "6 Days to Air"

It’s probably not a surprise for South Park fans to learn that the show’s creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are fascinated with humor centering on people with disabilities. It might be surprising to learn that the two used some of the money that the show has made to produce the entertainment series How’s Your […]

The Censorship of South Park and Our Culture's Courage

  I am of course confident that I will fulfill my tasks as a writer in all circumstances—from my grave even more successfully and more irrefutably than in my lifetime. No one can bar the road to truth, and to advance its cause I am prepared to accept even death. But may it be that […]

"South Park" Season 12: More Messages, Fewer Laughs

As South Park rumbles into its thirteenth season, Season 12 has been released on DVD: 14 episodes on three discs. South Park shows few signs of stopping any time soon and, admirably, steadfastly even, it refuses to succumb to the lures of lazy formula. If Seasons 10 and 11 showed Matt Stone and Trey Parker […]

Onion A.V. Club Interviews "South Park"'s Matt Stone and Trey Parker

The Onion A.V. Club has interviewed Matt Stone and Trey Parker, co-creators of South Park. The interview digs into how the two work and collaborate, the sacrifices and benefits of the show’s grueling nine-day turnaround schedule, how they approach writing episodes of the show, the genesis of the Imaginationland 3-part episode, how much supervision they […]

Newsarama Interviews April Stewart on "South Park" Roles

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed April Stewart, the actress who provides the voices of most of the female characters on Comedy Central’s South Park, including Wendy Testaberger, Liane Cartman, and the Mayor. Stewart discusses how she started in the business (with encouragement from fellow voice actress Grey DeLisle), the grueling work schedule required to do […]

Homer, Charlie Brown, and Cartman on "Top 100 TV Icons" List

Viacom’s TV Land and Entertainment Weekly have published their “Top 100 Greatest TV Icons and Legends” list (Numbers 51-100 and Numbers 1-50 at TVLand.com, and the Entertainment Weekly article). Included on the list are South Park‘s Cartman at #84, Peanuts‘ Charlie Brown at #57, and The Simpsons‘ Homer Simpson at #9. Beyond the usual differences […]

Comedy Central, You ********!

I never thought I’d say this, but here goes: I miss the censorship battles of the 1970s. That’s Muhammad holding the salmon helmet. On the left. See him? We don’t either. Back in the days when CBS was cutting explosions from The Bugs Bunny/Roadrunner Show, animators only had to worry that a bit of necessary […]

"South Park" Wins Peabody Award

Comedy Central’s South Park has won one of the 65th annual George Foster Peabody Awards for excellence in radio and TV broadcasting. The committee described South Park as “Comedy Central’s notoriously rude, undeniably fearless lampoon of all that is self-important and hypocritical in American life, regardless of race, creed, color or celebrity status.” A full […]

Chef Returns to "South Park" (UPDATED)

Comedy Central has announced that James McElroy, a.k.a. “Chef,” will be returning to South Park with this Wednesday’s 10th season premiere episode. The episode synopsis states that Chef returns to the town, but Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny “notice that something about Chef seems different.” There is no word on who will be providing the […]

"South Park" vs. Scientology: Round 2

Many news outlets are reporting rumors that a rebroadcast of the “Trapped in a Closet” episode of South Park was pulled due to threats from Hollywood star Tom Cruise. The episode, originally broadcast last year and originally scheduled to re-air last Wednesday, made fun of the Church of Scientology and Tom Cruise specifically. Representatives for […]

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