South Park

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Wednesday 10:00 PM on Comedy Central Premiered Aug 13, 1997 Returning 2016

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AIRED ON 12/9/2015

Season 19 : Episode 10

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Based on a Christmas card by the now-producers, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, called "The Spirit of Christmas"; South Park is a show about four boys; Eric Cartman, Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, and Kenny McCormick. These four little fourth graders live in one messed up town. From talking poo to un-dead celebrities, to a mystical land of imagination, they see it all. All there is to say, is that... No one is safe. Black, white, Jewish, Christian, Scientologist, and everything in between, this show covers it all, and makes light of just about everything.

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  • Trey Parker

    Trey Parker

    Voice of Stan Marsh; Eric Theodore Cartman; Randy Marsh; Mr. Garrison

    Matt Stone

    Matt Stone

    Voice of Kyle Broflovski; Kenny McKormick; Leopold 'Butters' Stotch; Gerald Broflovski

    Isaac Hayes

    Isaac Hayes

    Voice of Jerome 'Chef' McElroy

    April Stewart

    April Stewart

    Voice of Liane Cartman; Principal Victoria; Sharon Marsh; Wendy Testaburger; Various Other Females

    Mona Marshall

    Mona Marshall

    Voice of Sheila Broflovski; Various Other Females

    Eliza Schneider

    Eliza Schneider

    Voice of Mayor McDaniels; Liane Cartman; Mrs. McKormick; Wendy Testaburger; Sharon Marsh; Various Other Females (1999-2003)

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    • Other shows get more unnessecary criticism than South Park

      7.5
      I do enjoy this show, but there is a reason I'm giving it a 7.5. While I find the show hilarious, I also find that it gets away with more than it should, like you know, the rude or offensive jokes. Now I know that may not be a problem for most people, and it isn't for me either, but I'm comparing it to Family Guy. People say that FG has crude or offensive humor that's disgraceful to air on TV and all that. But South Park have even ruder jokes and yet I don't see much people saying it. It just doesn't make sense to me that FG would get crapped on for offensive/racist humor, etc, if South Park have proven to be even worse. Don't get me wrong, I don't get butthurt from any of the jokes in any of these shows at all, but I question why Family Guy has more judgemental or critical views about the humor or offence when it's clear that South Park has gone further with it.moreless
    • Great sitcom!

      10
      This show plays all stereotypes, characters, and even references correctly. The plots are solid and very interesting. The characters are great too! However, during the later seasons, the show doesn't seem to follow our main characters, Eric, Kyle, Stan, Kenny (and Butters?). However, Season 19 seems to be going back on track. This show is definitely recommended to any adults that are looking for excellent comedy - any kind!



      Overall: 10/10moreless
    • Absolutely Genius

      10
      South Park is perhaps the most misunderstood show out there: it is seen generally as a potty-mouthed immature comedy, but in fact it is a comedy filled with deep political and social insight that presents itself with a vulgar delivery to remind people that the characters are naive children. It is also a show that critiques modern day life more thoroughly and interestingly best adult cartoon comedy since the golden age of the Simpsons.

      The comedy crosses the lines of convention combining highly adult themes and jokes with a crude animation style as well as telling stories from the points of view of innocent children, to add a gloriously intelligent perspective to some of the more colourful themes.

      Overall, South Park is a unique show with brilliant well developed characters, every episode is filled with satire involving twisted paradoxes, and metaphors you need to twist your mind around before you make assumptions and it has proven to be fast paced because 3/4 of America is still to slow to understand the satire and call it 'stupid' or 'immature' because that's how deep the meaning is, never take it to face value.moreless
    • i have mixed feelings about this show so i'll make a pros and cons list

      6.5
      Pros: the art looks cute the characters are ok some of the jokes are funny Cons: that terrible theme song too much potty humor its too preachy
    • South Park Failed When It Stopped Trying to Be Funny

      2.0
      Many believe that what made this show funny was (1) its irreverence, the way it went to absurd extremes, and (2) the way it lampooned various issues. Not true: it was funny because (3) it used creative comedic devices to be funny; the issues were hit-and-miss, and the absurd extremes put a delicious edge on the comedic devices. However, the show's creators seem to have bought into the idea that the first two things made the show golden, and abandoned the third; they seem to think that in order to be funny, all they have to do is go to extremes lampooning subjects, and that's all they need to be funny. And it's obviously not working.



      In essence, they've allowed their politics to take over the show. As Matt Stone attested, they loathe liberals; this clearly shows in their episodes. Where they let politics in, they usually flounder; "ManBearPig" was a confusing mess, for example. What kept the show funny was that the boys got into hilarious escapades. However, now the entire show has become the politics, and the boys have faded into the background. So, instead of the boys believing they are Anime characters, or Cartman believing he's dead because everyone is giving him the silent treatment, or the boys getting lectured on porn when they think they're trying to return a "Lord of the Rings" DVD, we get episodes that essentially are based upon extremist libertarian/conservative memes, magnified into exotic realms of near-psychotic unreality, and then beaten the death like the straw men they have become.



      Which would be okay... if the show's creators remembered to be funny. They forgot that part, so now all you have is a bizarre mess that looks like some radical Tea Party whackjobs took control of the show and are holding Parker and Stone tied up in a basement somewhere. It's not the orientationit would be just as much a failure if it were doing the same thing pointed in the opposite direction. It simply needs comedy to be appealing again. Current rating: 2/10, for a show that used to be at least 9/10. Sad to see it disintegrate; maybe they'll remember what made the show funny and return to it at some point.moreless
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    Animation, Comedy

    Themes

    children in adult situations, child hero, social commentary, extraordinary situations, pop culture references