SOUTH PARK (1997-PRESENT)
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Mark Riddles (ranked it 48):
South Park was like the best kept secret in school. “Theres a show that makes Beavis and Butthead look like baby stuff.” South Park quickly outpaced The Simpsons in my school as being the most quoted show. I remember a kid a year younger of us getting severely punished because he kept saying “You Bastard” to everyone in the neighborhood. My brother came back from college when the movie came out and invited seven of my friends to go see it with him and his friend. He would never do that with any other movie in the world. It was really a special event.
A year or so later, all my friends got sick of the show and got into gangster movies. To them, South Park was just another fad like Pogs or Yo-Yos were. I watched it now and then since then, but its never going to get the same reaction it got from me when I was younger.
Jixby Phillips (ranked it 42):
Man, South Park means a lot to me. It was a huge part of my high school experience. I remember I watched (and actually TAPED) the very showing of the very first episode based on a teeny-tiny blurb in TV Guide about it. I described it to my friends and they acted like I was making it all up. I was the only one who saw it, apparently. Two months later they'd all be wearing the t-shirts (which I never had, KEEP YOUR CATCHPHRASES OFF MY BODY). It’s one of the few cultural phenomenon I got to see be BORN before my very eyes. This is hella important.
I used to make money selling South Park tapes at high school. I bought a bootleg of the Spirit of Christmas shorts and the unaired pilot, and I also had a bootleg of the movie. I threw them all on the same tape and sold them at 5 bucks a pop. A good profit if you use cheap tapes.
Anyway, South Park doesn’t give me the same amount of joy as it did before. There are some amazing episodes: If you took the two best episodes from each season and watched them in a marathon it would be an overwhelmingly positive experience. You know that episode where they shoot the Whale up to the moon? That should flat-out be a movie. Not a South Park movie necessarily, but they should just remake that into some fucked-up PG-13 sorta-kids movie. But when South Park stinks I almost always feel like “Oh well, they tried.” and for some reason that’s good enough for me. I just can’t shake the vague sense of liking South Park even when the worst of the worst episode is on. Way to go, South Park, you left an impression!
COMMENTS FROM THE PEANUT GALLERY
AN EXCERPT FROM A SOUTH PARK FANFICTION WRITTEN BY aBBeYSHaDoWS:
"Oh my god, they killed Stan." What a shoking turn of events.
SAFE FOR WORK DRAWING:
IMDB TRIVIA (found by Mr. Adventure!)
South Park's creators are still considered the primary suspects in the murder of voice actress Mary Kay Bergman. Matt Stone and Trey Parker are now currently serving two consecutive life sentences in prison after having been convicted of kidnapping Dian Bachar for a third time.
WHERE TO WATCH SOUTH PARK:
DVDs by the barrel full. Here are the seasons, click here for all the other bullshit DVDs you can buy.