In 1997, history was made when “South Park” premiered on Comedy Central. The adult animated sitcom was created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who went on to develop the Tony award-winning musical “The Book of Mormon.” The show follows elementary school students Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick who live in the fictional town of South Park, Colorado. Stan and Kyle are loosely based on Parker and Stone, who also voice the characters. Parker and Stone voice the majority of the series’ male characters, with Parker also voicing Cartman, Randy Marsh and Mr. Garrison and Stone voicing Kenny, Butters and Gerald Broflovski. Many female characters were voiced by Mary Kay Bergman in the early seasons, but after her death in 1999 other actors took over the roles.
The show is known for its profanity and dark, surreal humor. Over the past 25 years, the series has released over 315 episodes and is currently in its 25th season. The show has been renewed throughout 2027, and a series of movies are currently in the works for the Paramount+ streaming service. One thing that sets the show apart is that the scripts aren’t written at the start of a season, but rather written week by week. This allowed the show to be on top of the news, such as the discovery of Saddam Hussein, the presidential victory of Barack Obama and the Terri Schiavo affair.
Over the years, the show has received many impressive accolades. He has won five Primetime Emmy Awards so far, along with 15 nominations. It even won a Peabody Award in 2005, and the 1999 theatrical film, “South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut” was nominated for Best Original Song at the 72nd Academy Awards, losing to “You’ll Be in My Heart” by Phil Collins. of “Tarzan”.
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