South Park Studios FAQ

Compiled by Willie Westwood
from the list of questions answered by the staff at South Park Studios.

Part 23 - Fall 2006

Some commentary is provided in the third column
December 19, 2006
Q. - Did Trey ever get what I call "geology road-trip lectures"? My dad is a geologist and whenever my family goes on vacation he has to give us some boring fact about the rocks lying on the side of the road.A. - At least he wasn't a proctologist, eh?
December 18, 2006
Q. - Is season 10 over? If it is, when will the next season start?A. - Yes. Season 11 starts in March 2007.
December 17, 2006
Q. - Where is the button to create your own character?A. - Look under games.
December 16, 2006
Q. - What's the URL to the page with a list of the 10th season games?A. - Games
December 15, 2006
Q. - Have you thought about spoofing airport security?A. - Been there, done that. Check out the season 5 episode "The Entity."
Q. - When will South Park season 9 come out on DVD?A. - Around the time Season 11 starts, so March or so.March 6. Season 11 begins March 11.
Q. - Who will take over coming up with all the South Park episodes when Matt and Trey die?A. - After the revolution of 2012, we doubt it will matter much.
December 14, 2006
Q. - Can you please tell me when the fifth season comes out in the UK?A. - Don't worry, we will.
December 12, 2006
Q. - What gave Matt and Trey the idea for Canadians to have floppy heads and beady eyes?A. - Matt and Trey just tried to depict Canadians as closely as possible.
Q. - It seems as though Matt and Trey lean toward the side of religion as opposed to atheism in the "Go God Go" two parter. Are they becoming more conservative in their old age or are they just having fun with good old liberal bashing?A. - Perhaps the message is simply that, while a lot of people will blame religion for many of the world's ills, humanity will continue to fight wars even without religion -- they'll just find some other reason to justify the bloodshed.
December 11, 2006
Q. - Hi all, I'm making a website about South Park, and I want the rights from you, South Park Studios. I love South Park and that's why I'm putting videos there -- all of them are TV rips and you can stream the videos on my website, am I allowed?A. - You want to buy the rights to South Park? I hope you're rich!

In terms of clips, short clips are okay; longer clips run the risk of angering Comedy Central's highly paid lawyers.

December 10, 2006
Q. - When will Lemmiwinks's adventure continue?A. - It will in the Studios' latest "10th Season" game. Check it out today!
Q. - Are Matt and Trey PC or Mac guys?A. - Yes.
December 4, 2006
Q. - When does "The Hits - Volume 2" come out?A. - We don't know if it even will! If it does, maybe not for at least a few years.
December 1, 2006
Q. - Did the Wii thank South Park after that episode?A. - ...You're asking if an inanimate object thanked us?
Q. - Who is Biggie Smalls?A. - Christopher George Latore Wallace, also known as "The Notorious B.I.G."
November 30, 2006
Q. - How did the boys lose so much weight after playing World of Warcraft?A. - Playing with their Wiis?
Q. - Won't cartman lose a bunch of weight playing Nintendo Wii because playing it involves physical activity? Are we going to see a thinner cartman any time soon? Answer me, damn it!A. - It depends on how you play.
Q. - Where can I find the real-life sketch of the boys?A. - It's available as a high-res wallpaper on southparkstudios.com
November 29, 2006
Q. - How many episodes in season 10?A. - Fourteen.
November 27, 2006
Q. - In Cartman's house, why are his and his mother's faces yellow in the picture behind them?A. - That's what a lot of South Park art looks like before the construction paper textures are applied.
November 26, 2006
Q. - Is there really such a thing as "World of Warcraft"? I tried to find it.A. - Yes. It's probably the first link if you search for it on google, or just go straight to http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/
November 14, 2006
Q. - Regarding the scene with Miss Garrison manipulating Richard Dawkins in bed, with the weird music in the background... was that supposed to be a homage to the new Battlestar Galactica?A. - You got it.
November 9, 2006
Q. - Is Richard Dawkins a real person?A. - Yes.
November 7, 2006
Q. - Why Part XII?A. - Because Trey liked the way "XII" looked.
November 6, 2006
Q. - Is it just me, or was the dialog in the scene where Butters and Dougie go to look for Cartman in his ice block somewhere related to the movie "Deliverance?"A. - Uhm, no, it's just you.
November 5, 2006
Q. - Who did the voices of the Sea Otters?A. - Matt and Trey.
November 4, 2006
Q. - Why is Cartman so interested in the Wii, and not the PS3 or the XBox 360?A. - Cartman wants all of them; the Wii just has his attention currently.
Q. - I saw Borat, and Trey Parker's name was in the credits. What did he do?A. - They are good friends.
Q. - In ep311 "Starvin Marvin in Space," Cartman was accusing Kyle of going number 2 in the urinal! Was it really Stan that did it?A. - Two entirely unrelated incidents.
Q. - Why does the voice used for George W. Bush in the 9/11 conspiracy episode seem different on iTunes than when I saw it on the first airing? (Or am I just going crazy?)A. - You're not crazy - we changed it after it aired the first time.
November 3, 2006
Q. - Okay, whose idea was "Go God Go?" It was the most disturbing episode I have ever seen. (Really.)A. - Same people who come up with ideas for the show every week.
Q. - Any chance South Park will go HD any time soon?A. - There have been discussions, but no decisions yet.
November 1, 2006
Q. - Do you think President Bush sits at home on Wednesdays and watches South Park?A. - I'd hope he has better things to do but then again, who can resist?
Q. - Where did you guys get "Hello Kitty Island Adventure" from?A. - Super Dave's Super Awesome Video Games only $5.99 for 7 day rental!
October 29, 2006
Q. - When will you guys reveal what Kenny is saying in the new opening credits?A. - Maybe Matt will tell someone in an interview. No plans at this time.
October 28, 2006
Q. - What do you think about Family Guy?A. - Watch "Cartoon Wars" Parts I & II.
October 27, 2006
Q. - Do you ever plan on making fun of MySpace? You really should.A. - It's been discussed.
October 26, 2006
Q. - Was someone in the background of Satan's party wearing a SpongeBob costume?A. - Would it be a party without him?
Q. - I Must Know! Who Does The Voice of Ike In The "Nice" (Teacher and Ike Dating) Episode?A. - The child of a South Park employee.
October 25, 2006
Q. - How long of a gap will we have to wait between the end of season 10 and the beginning of season 11?A. - Season 10 ends on November 15th, 2006.
Season 11 begins on March 7th, 2007.
Q. - When are new boxsets coming to Europe? We heard "2006" and now "maybe 2007..." When are they coming? I mean, I'd really love to give you my money...A. - No date yet, sorry!
October 21, 2006
Q. - When will the 300th episode air?A. - 149 episodes after "Go God Go XII."
October 10, 2006
Q. - I'm pissed! I keep hearing that the 10th season is the last one.. is that true?A. - No, South Park has been renewed for an 11th and 12th season. So be happy!
October 8, 2006
Q. - How can Kenny afford a computer and WoW?A. - The same way he could afford a PSP, presumably.
Q. - What exactly is machinima?A. - Using a video game to make an animation; plan what to do in the context of the game, record and then edit.
October 6, 2006
Q. - Is there audio commentary on "The Hits, Volume 1?"A. - Absolutely!
Q. - Why does the number 23 subliminally show up so often?A. - Do you have something against the other numbers -- 4, 8, 15, 16, and 42?
Q. - What was the name of that song that played during the WoW episode when the kids were training by fighting Boars?A. - "Live to Win" by Paul Stanley. (Available on iTunes for 99 cents!)
October 5, 2006
Q. - How exactly were Trey and Matt able to make the "Make Love, Not Warcraft" episode?A. - Find the answer in the Production Blog.
Q. - How come there was no Leroy Jenkins in episode 1008?A. - Well, the villian was named Jenkins...
October 3, 2006
Q. - Any estimate as to when is Season 9 being released on DVD?A. - Early 2007.
October 2, 2006
Q. - Is Meecrob a real Thai dish?A. - "Mee Krob" is, yes. You can google for the recipe.
October 1, 2006
Q. - Is it safe to assume everyone at SPS is addicted to World Of Warcraft?A. - Yeah, I'd say so.
September 26, 2006
Q. - Do Matt and Trey know that many women cannot control their bowels during delivery?A. - ....uhm, thanks?
Q. - At what time of day was "It Hits the Fan" originally aired?A. - 10 P.M., just like every other episode.
September 25, 2006
Q. - Why is there so much hype about the "10th season in October" when it is really the second half of the season?A. - Probably because this is when a lot of the interesting stuff related to the 10th anniversary is happening.