About South Park
Creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone could never have imagined the enormous success of South Park. This hit comedy show is an animated sitcom, which was originally produced using cutout animation, portrays the stories of four hilarious characters in a fictional Colorado town. The voices of the four boys, as well many of the shows other characters are done by the two creators. The show premiered in 1997 on the Comedy Central cable network. As of 2013, the show has run for 16 seasons, with a total of 207 episodes. Featuring a satirical look at a wide range of current events, the show is intended for mature audiences and makes use of dark comedy and crude language. Because the show is written and produced fresh each week, it is able to offer a comedic take on fresh news stories. Multiple awards have been won by the show including four Primetime Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award. In 1999, a feature film called South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut was released to great commercial success. Several guest stars have starred as themselves on the show including Jay Leno, Brent Musburger and Robert Smith. The show’s theme is a quirky original composition by the band Primus. Many of the shows episodes deal with politics, and it frequently lampoons liberal viewpoints and has led to the inception of a group known as South Park conservatives. Lots of merchandise is available for fans including a South Park shirt. Several video games based on the show have been released. South Park season 1 and subsequent seasons are available on DVD.