Offending and humoring every one since 1997, the creators of South Park have been experts at pushing people’s buttons. Pushing the envelope with their crude language, fart jokes, and bombastic violence is likely one key to their success. However, like all good adult animated cartoons, they’ve acutely satirized modern society with witty and ridiculous commentary. It’s also an Emmy award-winning show, taking home four awards in its running. But, what makes South Park so great? Here are 25 Crazy True Facts About South Park.
It takes roughly 5 days to create a South Park episode.
The creators of South Park are put under a crazy 6-day production schedule where the episode is written, animated, and recorded before it airs. It’s allowed them to remain timely and relevant.
An alien is hidden in every episode of South Park.
One easter egg that always seems to pop up on South Park episodes is an alien figure in the background. Sometimes it’s difficult to spot him. They like to hide him and blend him into things like trees and crowds. He’s practically the show’s “Where’s Waldo?”
Kyle was going to be killed off in season 5.
Killing Kenny has become a popular gag on the show, but few know that in Season 5, they planned to kill Kyle off for good. The creators thought Kyle and Stan shared similar personalities and was redundant, but as the show went on, they diverged their personalities instead.
Mr. Mackey is based on Trey Parker's school counselor.
In the DVD commentary on Season 1, Trey Parker stated that Mr. Mackey is based on his school counselor, Mr. Lackey.
South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut was originally issued an NC-17 rating.
When they were trying to release their film, South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut the creators got an NC-17 rating from the MPAA. Each time they submitted a new edit of the movie, they added something even more vulgar. The MPAA screened the movie six times, and the studio had to have frequent negotiations to bring the rating down to “R.”
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