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In August 13 1997, was released one classic tv show of all time, ‘South Park’. The cartoon is about the curious, adventure-seeking, fourth grade group of boys, Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny, all join in in buffoonish adventures that sometimes evolve nothing. Sometimes something that was simple at the start, turns out to get out of control. Everything is odd in the small mountain town, South Park, and the boys always find something to do with it.
Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes
Creators: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Brian Graden
To celebrate the 20th anniversary, here are some of the curiosities about this show.
- Cartman’s mom is named Liane after Trey Parker’s former fiancée. He caught her with another man, and so he named the promiscuous character after her.
- To date South Park still holds the Guiness World Record for “Most Swearing in animated series.”
- Matt Stone records Kenny’s dialogue by talking into his sleeve or hand.
- Because the show is made on computers, each episode only takes five days to make.
- Eliza Schneider took over the voice acting for most of the female roles after the suicide of Mary Kay Bergman.
- Stan’s family (parents Randy and Sharon, sister Shelley) are named after Trey Parker’s family. Kyle’s parents, Gerald and Sheila, are named after Matt Stone’s parents.
- Most of Cartman’s lines are ad-libbed by Trey Parker, who has stated that Cartman is his favorite character on the show.
- During the theme song in the first season and the second season Kenny says “I like girls with big, fat titties, I like girls with deep vaginas.”
- The pilot episode was made using paper cutouts of the characters. Every episode thereafter was animated with a computer.
- The scripts for the episodes contain what Kenny is actually saying in every instance. It is difficult, but many times it is possible to decipher what he is saying.
- Jason Priestley, John Cusack, and David Caruso all offered their services as guest voices but were denied the opportunity.
- Stan’s dog Sparky despite not having any dialogue is played by Oscar winner George Clooney.