South Park Studios FAQ

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

Part 37 - Spring 2010

Some commentary is provided in the third column
June 17, 2010
Was it me or were most of the outside characters in Season 11 named "Jarvis"? There were quite a few people named Jarvis in that Season, and a few other Jarvises in other seasons too. As I'm sure you've noticed, there are a bunch of popular names that circulate in the ancillary character world -- Jarvis, Nelson, Scrotie... No real reason, maybe just think Matt and Trey think those names are funny.
I might be a little late on this question, as my internet has been down, but a friend of mine said that Season 14 of South Park is the last one. Please bring me good news and say that he was wrong because South Park is the best show ever. ~~~~~Please reply~~~~~ Good news...your friend is way wrong. At the very least, South Park has been renewed through Season 15. We're in the middle of Season 14 right now, so we still have a good amount of new South Parkage guaranteed. And who knows, the network could always renew us for more episodes!
G'Day Mates, I was wondering, has South Park won any special awards? You know what i mean, and i believe it has won lots already, but just asking? Sure has. South Park has actually won a good amount of awards at this point. Most notably, they've won 4 Emmys -- for "Margaritaville" (1303), The Imaginationland Trilogy (1110, 1111 & 1112), "Make Love, Not Warcraft" (1008), and "Best Friends Forever" (904). We also won the highly-coveted Peabody Award in 2005.
So someone told me Scott Tenorman's dad is Cartman's dad...but in season 2 they say that his mother is his father. Can you explain this? cause i didn't get to see episode "201" Sure, I can help out with that. Scott Tenorman's dad IS Cartman's dad. And Cartman's mom is just a huge slut. The whole "Cartman's dad is Cartman's mom" thing was just a lie to cover up the truth. Jack Tenorman (Scott and Cartman's dad) was a star player for the Denver Broncos, and Mephesto and everyone else made up that lie to protect the Broncos because they were having a really good season.
June 16, 2010
FAQ dude, Here's a trickey one for you. What's the only episode viewers get to see Kenny's grandfather? And for bonus points, what is Kenny going to give him? Great question, but you're gonna have to try harder than that to stump me. We all get to briefly see Kenny's grandfather in "Fat Camp" (415), when Kenny's doing his super-popular Krazy Kenny Show. And for those bonus points, Kenny's gonna give his grandfather a sensual, full body massage. (Which he then proceeds to do.) So...what do I win?
Hey dudes, I wanted to ask how many times does the Bill Curtis Game appear through the seasons? You mean the "Investigative Reports with Bill Curtis Board Game"? Just twice. First in "Cartman Joins NAMBLA" (406) and then again in "Up the Down Steroid" (803).
Dear Mr FAQ, I love the phrase and have heard it before but what is the episode when Catman says "I AM A COP AND YOU WILL RESPECT MY AUTHRITUH" Oh man, you need to go far back for that one. It's from Season 2, in the episode "Chickenlover" (203). Fun fact for you South Park fans: Matt and Trey originally wanted to call that episode "Chickenf***ker"...but let's just say the network didn't go for it.
woa! when did Wendy dump Stan? i just read it somewhere. i havent seen it and i feel that i must do so...what episode was it?! WOA! You're a little late to the party, but yes, Wendy did dump Stan all the way back in Season 7, in the episode "Raisins." That's actually a really sweet episode -- the Raisins girls and the Goth kids both debut, Butters gets his first big crush, and Stan gets his heart broken by Wendy. Don't worry though, Stan and Wendy have gotten back together and everything is right with the world agian...
June 10, 2010
What are all the episodes where the Rednecks complain that "they took 'r jerbs!"? There are three episodes to date: "Goobacks" (806) -- that's the original episode -- and the more recent appearances in "Margaritaville" (1303) and "W.T.F." (1310). And for all you SP trivia freaks, the leader of those rednecks with the sweet 'stash is named Darryl Weathers. And he is super pissed off about all this job takin'.
What is the name of that man who owns the City Wok? In all the episodes I've watched with him in it, I never caught his name... His name is Tuong Lu Kim, which you probably wouldn't get unless you paid super, duper close attention. He's married to Wing and he's just a normal person like all of you. He eats rice and drives slow, just like all of you!
What is that song played in the episode where they are playing World Of Warcraft extensively? Who chose that song? It is awesome. I believe you're talking about this song from the boar-killing montage. That's "Live to Win" by Paul Stanley (of KISS fame), and you better believe it's awesome. All it says in the script is: "A shitty MONTAGE song begins in which the boys kills millions of boars to go up in level." So the writers were all camped out in the writer's room trying to come up with a cool song about being your best, winning and other inspirational stuff when they stumbled upon this gem in iTunes.
June 09, 2010
Dear Mr. FAQ, I just wanted to know the episode of South Park where Cartman ends up in Juvie? Cartman ends up in Juvie after he's charged with a hate crime for throwing a rock at Token. That happens in the appropriately-titled "Cartman's Silly Hate Crime" from Season 4. In juvie prison, Cartman meets his cell-mate Romper Stomper and sneaks Disneyland in up his ass.
Hey, I was wondering, what is the Catata fish's question in "Death Camp of Tolerance" that allowed Lemmiwinks to pass to the esophagus? The Catatafish's riddle got lost somewhere between Mr. Slave's stomach and his colon. But if I had one guess as to that riddle, it would be:

The gay man's ass has lots of tricks.
So very carefully answer this:
Lemmiwinks, you gerbil prince,
Do you like fish sticks?

In what episode is there a Redneck that tells someone "If you don't like America, then you can just giiit oouuutt!"? Skeeter doesn't take kindly to people who don't love America, so he makes sure to let people know throughout "I'm A Little Bit Country" (701) when the anti-war and pro-war groups are arguing about who's more patriotic. Here's another great clip of Skeeter being patriotic.
When is Episode "200" and "201" going to be available to view again? I know, it's lame. And believe me, we're getting freakin' hammered by questions about this. HERE'S ALL WE CAN SAY ABOUT THE ISSUE...

From the full episode player on SouthParkStudios.com:

We apologize that South Park Studios cannot stream episode 201 at this time. After we delivered the show, and prior to broadcast, Comedy Central placed numerous additional audio bleeps throughout the episode. We do not have network approval to stream our original version of the show.

We will bring you a version of 201 as soon as we can.

Statement from Trey and Matt:

"In the 14 years we've been doing South Park we have never done a show that we couldn't stand behind. We delivered our version of the show to Comedy Central and they made a determination to alter the episode. It wasn't some meta-joke on our part. Comedy Central added the bleeps. In fact, Kyle's customary final speech was about intimidation and fear. It didn't mention Muhammad at all but it got bleeped too."

In the meantime, try to find someone who DVRed the episodes. There's gotta be someone you know that recorded it. Be their friend for the day or buy them some cheesy poofs.

June 03, 2010
Hey Faq guy, when does Kenny show his face and then say "goodbye you guys"???? It's actually not from any SP episode...what you're talking about happened at the end of the South Park MOVIE ("South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut"). It was the first time Kenny showed his face and talked for reals. But if you got the itch, you can see Kenny mostly unhooded here...just look for the blond kid with the hat across his face.
Here's a question for you! What was the first episode ever of South Park where Kenny doesn't die? That would be "Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo" (110). He's lucky enough to get through that one without being eaten by rats or having his head explode. At the very end of the episode, the boys even seem to notice that something feels...unfinished.
Hey Mr. FAQ! So far, who are all the characters in South Park who actually died for good and didn't come back? Well, people die all the time in South Park. Tons of characters are introduced and then killed off in the same episode (like Scuzzlebutt, Willzyx, Ms. Ellen, Nelson, Ms. Stevenson, etc.), so it's kinda hard to say. But if you're talking about main characters, these ones come to mind: Ms. Crabtree, Ms. Choksondik, Chef, and Kenny...he died for almost all of Season 6. And it's too early to tell now, but we'll just have to see about Pip.
Why is the Season 8 episode "You Got F'd In A" not available for playback? Ummm...it is. I got this FAQ a couple times this week, so maybe the link was temporarily broken? It happens, things break...and then they get fixed. But you can watch it right here.
FAQ dude: In episode 14 of Season 6 ("Death Camp of Tolerance"), is there a reference to the animated Hobbit from 1977? That gay little song when the hamster is having adventures in Slave's ass sounds an awful lot like the song archetype from that movie and I was wondering if the song of the hamster's journey was inspired by it. Awesome find. Yes, yes, and yes...the Lemmiwinks story is a pretty spot-on homage to that Thanksgiving classic, Rankin/Bass version of "The Hobbit" from 1977. Both the animation style and songs parody that rather epic cartoon. Matt and Trey have even said that Lemmiwinks is their "Frodo" of sorts...a passive character who survives by taking orders from others. No surprise that he's become one of the most beloved, bad-ass characters in South Park.
June 02, 2010
Mr. man, what was the episode name when South Park makes fun of the Harley bike riders and the riders always make tht funny ass noise? BRuBBB, BRUB, BRUBBB....that was an episode from last season called "The F Word" (1312). You can watch it right here.
FAQ dude: How the hell did Towelie ever come about???? Towelie was the result of a conscious effort by Matt and Trey to come up with the worst, lamest character ever. So they though, hmmm... how about a towel...who tries to teach kids about towel safety....who is always high. Unfortunately, they managed to create something awesome.
Is there anyway I can download the music from "Medicinal Fried Chicken" when they are bouncing on their balls? It is the best. That ball hopping music is actually from a song called "Chicken on the Rocks" by Jean Jacques Perrey. I'm pretty sure you can buy that on iTunes or something. And you're right, it is pretty fantastic.
May 27, 2010
Feeling like a Turd Sandwich...I own every season of South Park and faintly remember an episode where Mr. Garrison retreats to a cave while questioning his sexuality??? Looking through all 13 seasons myself proves to be a daunting task, Please Help!!!! Dear Turd Sandwich,

That's why I'm here. That episode is called "Fourth Grade" (412) and it's actually the episode where Garrison officially comes out of the closet. It's ALSO the episode where the boys move up from third to fourth grade, Timmy travels back in time, and where Ms. Choksondik first debuts. So yeah, it's pretty epic. And you can watch it right here.

Sincerely,
Giant Douche

Dear SPS, I have mixed feelings about the public execution of Pip by Mecha-Striesand in episode 201, but I guess the little French kid had it coming. But don't you think he at least deserves a farewell video-clip-montage? No, I don't. You watch this episode and tell me you need any more of Pip. If you do, then watch this episode again.
Being that i didn't get to see "201", WHO IS CARTMAN FATHER?? Spoiler, spoiler, spoiler. Cartman's father is...a Denver Bronco...named...Jack Tenorman...who is...Scott Tenorman's dad. Holy shit, right? And since you can't watch it right now, I've done you a HUGE solid. Here is the scene where Cartman finds out who his father is, right from the script!

INT. GINGER LAIR -- CIRCUS ROOM - NIGHT

SCOTT TENORMAN
There was a right tackle see, who had an illegitimate child with your SLUT of a mom! And everyone here COVERED it up to protect the Bronco name!

MR. GARRISON
They were having a really good year! There couldn't be any distractions!

CARTMAN
My dad was a Denver Bronco?

From across the table Tenorman leans down and gets in Cartman's face.

SCOTT TENORMAN
Would you like to meet him? Well, you can't. Ever... Cuz you see, Eric. We have something in common. Did I ever tell you that my father... Played for the Denver Broncos?

A little flash in Cartman's eyes.

CARTMAN
No... No...

SCOTT TENORMAN
The only Bronco who lived in South Park. He got a little bored one week and had an affair with a SLUT named LIANE CARTMAN.

CARTMAN'S MOM
No PLEASE-

SCOTT TENORMAN
TELL HIM! YOU ALMOST DID BEFORE BUT YOU GOT SHOT BY YOUR BROTHER WHO WAS A BRONCO FAN! TELL HIM!!!!

MEPHESTO
(head bowed)
It's true. Jack Tenorman was your father...

Tenorman gets right in Cartman's face.

SCOTT TENORMAN
YOU KILLED your OWN FATHER and then you FED HIM to YOUR! HALF! BROTHER!!!!!

CARTMAN
No. NOOOOOO!!!!!!

What??? October 6th? It's gonna take forever... I was wondering, does Randy have any balls left??? Yes, little prosthetic ones. And don't forget about his scrot coat. It was well worth it.
Where did Trey and Matt get the character ideas for Butters and Cartman? I've heard were they got Stan, Kyle and Kenny, but those two being so famous, I wonder... Well, Cartman is loosely based off someone Matt and Trey knew growing up -- they took that and added a little sprinkle of the biggest asshole in the world. And Butters is loosely based off South Park's Director of Animation/Producer Eric Stough, who they've been friends with for a very, very long time.
Hey FAQ guy, My question... I love South Park, and I like the animation. Is there a site where I can watch "behind the scenes" on how South Park is made? Yes, the site is called South Park Studios, and derp! you're on it. We've done a few Behind The Scenes specials here, all of them tittylating and extremely informative. There's "Behind the Scenes of Major Boobage" about Kenny and his "Major Boobage" trip (1203); "Six Days to South Park: Super Fun Time" about how we made that super phun episode; "Six Days To South Park: About Last Night..." about the Obama election episode; and "Attack of the Guinea-Saurus Rex", which takes you behind-the-scenes for "Pandemic 2: The Startling." I recommend you watch them all, and don't forget to watch them with commentary too -- it's pretty cool to hear the people who made the show talk about how they did it.
Mr. Faq. What is the episode where Stan and Kyle make fun of Mr Mackey's voice? Wow, dude. You almost stumped me with that one. Almost. It happens in the very beginning of the old-school classic "Ike's Wee Wee" (204), before Mr. Mackey gives his lecture about drugs. Check it out here, mkay?
May 20, 2010
In the episode "Sexual Harassment Panda," wtf is the panda saying during every entrance that he makes? I just can't understand what he is saying in that weird recorded voice. Awesome question. And it makes me a happy panda to be able to answer it. Here's the full, official lyrics to his song, right from the script:

"Who lives in the east
neath a willer tree?
Sexual Harassment Panda!
Who explains sexual harassment
To you and me?
Sexual Harassment Panda!
Don't say that
Don't touch there
Don't be nasty
Says that silly bear
He's gonna tell you
What's right and wrong!
Sexual Harassment Panda!"

When will the mid-season break finish? Come on, guy...relaaax. The break just started! But to answer your question, NEW EPISODES start up again OCTOBER 6th, 2010.
Dude, where can i find a non-live version of DVDA's " I Am Chewbacca"? A bit of the studio version is actually played over the end credits of "Starvin' Marvin in Space" (311). Watch the full episode and you'll get a nice little wookie treat at the end.
The references to "hella", Kyle moving to San Francisco, the episode on the hobos...What is so special about the Bay Area, SPS? For starters, your smug is kinda all up in our business...so we're only left with one choice: Rip on you. But to your credit, I find the whole "farting in wine glasses" thing to be incredibly awesome.
.....heck, I'll ask again. Do you guys offer South Park Studio Tours? Thanks once again. Sorry buddy, we don't. We like to keep things on the DL here. But honestly, it's for the best -- ManBearPig doesn't do well with strangers...he'd probably freak out and eat someone.
Love South Park. The Facebook satire was awesome, and while browsing Facebook the other day, I noticed that there was a Kip page (also a Kenneth "Kenny" McCormick page). Is that offical? If it is, do any of the other characters have offical pages (endorsed or made by Matt and Trey?) Oh yeah, this Kip page is official alright. If you can believe it, there was a bee in his room a couple weeks ago. A few of the other boys actually do have Facebook accounts as well -- Kenny, Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Butters all got sucked in.
May 13, 2010
Dear Mr. FAQ, I have a question. Is the episode "people call me ginger" watch-able?? If so, where do I find it? I think the clip you're talking about is this one, and that actually wasn't from an episode at all. It was just a promo we did for Season 14. If you're looking for the episode where Cartman becomes ginger though, it's right here.
Hey faq dude, who is your favorite South Park character? Well, that's a tough one. When you're this close to the show, picking a favorite character is like picking your favorite child when you have a billion cool kids. But if I had to, an old-school favorite is Sexual Harassment Panda. I also really love Lemmiwinks, Kyle's Cousin Kyle, ManBearPig, and Rob Schneider as The Carrot. And since I know it's gonna be asked, my favorite episode would probably be "D-Yikes!" (1106) or "Chinpoko Mon" (310). Although "Smug Alert" (1002), "Good Times With Weapons" (801), "Cancelled" (704), and "Here Comes the Neighborhood" (512) would all give it a run for it's money on any given day.
So I was at the movies watching "Back-up Plan" with Jennifer Lopez and, for a moment, thought I was watching South Park since both J-Lo and the Dog Whisperer were in there!! I didn't know that guy was real!!! Which episode was that again? There is so much wrong with that statement. The Back-Up Plan? Really?? Tsst! No KFC or XBOX for you. TSST!!

Ok, now that you're calm and submissive, we can talk. The Dog Whisper episode is called "Tsst" and it's from Season 10 (and for the record, yes, he's real and his name is Cesar Millan). And in case you wondering, the original J-Lo episode is "Fat Butt and Pancake Head," and that's from Season 7.

May 12, 2010
Dear Fack: A few of my friends fail to see the satirical nature of South Park, and compare the show to Family Guy. Exactly how should I smite them? Apple juice fart torture.
Who is the voice of Mimzy? Trey actually did the voice for both Mimsy and Nathan. Pretty good, ay boss?
What are the main episodes where we see Craig give people the bird? I need to see the episode where his whole family goes on a flipping spree. Please Help That main episode would be "Tweek vs. Craig" (304) -- it has that clip you're talking about (with Craig's family flipping eachother off). There's also this clip of Craig in Mr. Mackey's office from "Rainforest Schmainforest" which might be Craig's best work to date.
May 05, 2010
Did season 14 end? Nope, but our 1st run of seven shows did. As I've mentioned before, we do two show runs a year, 7 episodes each, for 14 total in the season. New episodes start up again in the fall (mid-October), but don't you worry, we'll have enough kick ass content on SPS to keep you entertained the whole summer.
Dear mr. FAQ guy, I want to know who is Mysterion and how come i cant watch the shows on this site in Australia? This is the third time asking, its cool i know your busy Oi Oi Oi! Well, you've got two questions there -- one's easy to answer, and the other doesn't have an answer. I'll go with the latter first: We don't know who Mysterion is. That's something only Matt and Trey know, but they haven't told any of the crew. Even in the scripts, he was very elusively described. Hopefully they won't make us wait 13 years to find out the answer like they did for Cartman's father.

As for your Australia question, unfortunately we cannot stream full episodes Down Under because of legal restrictions and contractual mumbo-jumbo. We're working on trying to fix that, so keep your fingers crossed.

DEAR FAQ-er... haha, I'm sure you've answered this a thousand times but I cannot find the answer: Is it true there is an alien in every episode? In EVERY episode?? No way. But the Visitors are there quite a bit -- sometimes right in plain sight, sometimes with something as hidden as a little Visitor doodle (look on the top right of Butters' pimpin' schedule).
May 04, 2010
Who is Cartman's father?? SPOLIER ALERT: If you want to know, read on. If you want to see this with your own eyes, don't read on and find someone with "201" on DVR. Cartman's father is....Jack Tenorman. He was a member of the Denver Broncos, and more importantly, he was Scott Tenorman's father. Jack Tenorman got a little bored one week and had sex with Cartman's mother at the Drunken Barn Dance. Which of course makes Scott and Eric half-brothers. And that also means Cartman ground-up his own father and fed it to his half-brother. Damn. That's pretty f***ed up right there.
Hey guys, i was just wondering in the episode "Medicinal Fried Chicken," why wasn't Towelie anywhere to be found? He likes to get high. Because there was a sale on computer duster at the Supply Max and he was walking on sunshine.
When will you show the winner of the Season 14 grand prize, who will be shown on SP? That lucky bastard's name is Matthew Klinner, and he was already shown! He was animated into the intro of the broadcast version of episode 1401, as we mentioned and promoted in the contest and before the episode aired. In fact, we also sent Matthew an epic, framed version of himself in the show signed by Matt and Trey.
Curious: In the latest episode when Jimmy and Timmy go to camp, are their camp mates based on/off other cartoon characters? I could have sworn I saw Elmer Fudd, Droopy and Alf. Am I thinking too hard and looking to deep? Dear Curious, your observations are right on point. There was definitely some parodies of old school Looney Tunes characters in there. Look for Elmer Fudd, Buzzard, Droopy, Pete Puma, Porky, and even a Sylvester. And of course, Nathan and Mimsy are an homage to the awesome duo Rocky and Mugsy. But you were wrong about one thing, there was no Alf. He's a puppet, not a cartoon. So I guess all-in-all, you were only half-right. Does that make you Bi-Curious?
April 27, 2010
Please tell me, you guys really didn't kill Pip off did you? He looked pretty dead to me. Damn you, Barbara Streisand!
Who does the voice for Morgan Freeman? That would be Trey. When he talks about boob poop, I just melt.
April 26, 2010
Hey dudes, after further review I noticed on the episode "Fatbeard" that the real pirates and the one french dude weren't Matt or Trey's voice. Am I wrong? And if not, who did those voices? You are actually 100% right. That episode was a rarity in the voice acting world for us. We actually brought in some French speaking actors to do those lines. Same goes with those Somalian Pirates -- that wasn't Matt and Trey either. Those voice actors were Abdi Fatah Adawe, Dahir Ali, Abdullahi Prime, Sebastian Yu, and Julien Zeitouni.
April 19, 2010
In the "200" episode, who is the celeb wearing a purple dress and has short hair? I believe you're talking about her, in the purple dress all the way on the right (around the 45 second mark)? That's Winona Ryder, and she's actually from the South Park Movie: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut.

And I thought I should post this, it might help those of you trying to sort out all the celebrities in "200". Here's rough list of some of the celebs, it's possible a few are missing, so don't bust my balls if you spot someone not on this list: Tom Cruise, Bono, Paris Hilton, Tiger Woods, Sally Struthers, Mr. Mouse, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Jared Fogel (from Subway), Brooke Shields, David Blaine, Kathie Lee Gifford, Ben Affleck, Sylvester Stallone, Phil Collins, Pope Benedict, Francis Ford Coppola, Martha Stewart, M. Night Shyamalan, Bill Cosby, Billy Bob Thorton, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michael Jackson, OJ Simpson, Will Smith, Jimmy Buffet, Hilary Clinton, Oprah, Brian Dennehey, Robert Redford, Eric Stotlz, Liza Minelli, Gary Condit, Fred Savage, Russell Crowe, Winona Ryder, Bob Saget, Harrison Ford, Johnnie Cochran, Rosie O'Donnell, Mel Gibson, Barry Bonds, Michael Richards, John Travolta, Angelina Jolie, David Duchovny, Steve Irwin, Jesse Jackson, John Edward, David Letterman, Michael Douglas, Tim Burton, Michael Bay, Al Gore, Osama bin Laden, Tina Yothers, and of course, Ms. Lopez.

What is the episode called that shows Terrance and Phillip getting married to Canadian girls at the end? That joyful union between farts and queefs took place at the very end of Season 13's stinker "Eat, Pray, Queef" (1304).
FAQ guy, do you know if this website going to be switching to HTML5 or something anytime soon? That was dumb that the South Park app got rejected from the iPhone app store but they are not restricting the web (yet). You got an iPad?? Is it winged or made of Cherokee hair? As of right now, we don't have any super-pressing plans to switch to HTML5. We've obviously talked about it and are aware that it would be sweet, but there's a ton of technical and web-security issues that need to be resolved first, and we are still busy with this current season. And yes, our iPhone app being rejected three times was totally mega-lame.
Mr. FAQ, South Park is the greatest show ever thought of. Matt and Trey are absolutely brilliant. I'm sure this question has been asked before but: How are you so knowledgeable about South Park? Short answer: I watch a lot -- and I mean a lot -- of South Park. Like maybe a million Courics worth a week. Less-short answer: I work at SPS and am kept in a small dark room with toilet paper, cheesy poofs, and every South Park DVD ever made. Every few days I am taken for a walk, and then subsequently given your FAQs to answer. If I'm a good boy, they'll give me Snacky S'mores. I've been living like this for the last two years, and while I've lost touch with the outside world, I have become an absolute expert on everything South Park. You're welcome.
I noticed during the 200th episode that at the end, Mitch Conner and Cartman were talking to Mr. Garrison. Then the scene cut to the town of South Park looking at the gingers and Mr. Garrison was in the background. Later, after watching the episode again on South Park Studios, Mr. Garrison was edited out of that scene. Is it really that important to edit the main copy of the episode after it aired? You noticed that, huh? Well, good catch. And yes, it was worth editing out. The show gets made so quickly that sometimes a mistake like that slips trough the cracks.

If you're a South Park fan, you know we don't always catch these mistakes. But if we notice it within a few hours after the episode airs, we try to fix it. And this time, that Garrison scene gets fixed. See...you just learned something today.

My friend will not stop insisting that South Park characters are round 3D characters and the rendering is what makes them look like contruction paper. The real question comes down to this: When a character turns their head, do you just turn the model's head in 3D space or do you have to call up a different cutout of their head from the side, like with real construction paper animation? Sure hope you have money riding on this, because you're friend is soooooo wrong. The characters are not rounded 3D models at all, but flat, planes of 'digital' construction paper... read on if you want to hear the long winded explanation.

The first "South Park Style" short was a film Trey and Matt made, called "The Spirit of Christmas." It was made entirely of hand-cut construction paper and filmed under an animation camera stand by moving the construction paper every two frames to create the motion. For the last 14 years, we have worked very hard to mimic that style. The program we use now to animate the show is called Maya, which is super-powerful, industrial-strength 3D animation software. We just don't usually use any of it's amazing capabilities to animate the main characters. South Park is created using a technique called "replacement animation." For example, all the boys heads are flat pieces of 'digital' construction paper, we just swap out a front-facing head for a for a side-facing head when needed. Normally, the characters have 4 views: front, back, left and right. We mix these elements (heads, bodies, arms, feet, etc.) to make it look more complex than it really is.

Basically, we are creating a 2D world in 3D software. But, sometimes we go big, and use Maya for what it was originally intended and create something awesome like Mecha-Striesand 2010 (who is a fully rigged, traditional 3D model with IK and other bells and whistles) or a cheesed-out Kenny ride. It also gives the talented artists here at the show a chance to spread their wings when they can build something over-the-top and blend it into the South Park world.

Hi Mr. FAQ, Awesome season so far. Is the show "200" based on a real life situation? Are there any pissed-off celebrities? There may be plenty of pissed off celebrities, but no, this "class-action lawsuit" premise is not based on any real life situation. Just a great way to get a lot of people back in the mix.
Hey guys! Huge fan with awesome rockin' tits here. My question for you is: Who does the voice of Jesus? He's definitely one of the best characters on the show. Jesus' voice is done by Matt Stone. And by the way, congrats on the boobage.
April 12, 2010
How come you guys never anwser or post my question? Because when we finally get a chance to read your question, you waste it on something like this. Bummer.
I noticed on Stan's Facebook profile in "You Have 0 Friends" that his birthday is October 19, which is also Trey's birthday...is it a coincidence that Stan Marsh and Trey Parker have the same birthday, or did you plan it that way? Nice catch. And yeah, that's more than a coincidence. Certainly someone with your SP knowledge knows that Stan's character is loosely based off of Trey (and Kyle's off of Matt).
Oh Mr. FAQ, I have a question that despirately needs to be answered. If we have a good show idea, how do we get it to Matt and Trey? I have a show idea involving the Board of Education being forced to change the "South Park Cows" to something else after some "Cows" find it offensive. This actually is a parody of what is happening right now at the University of North Dakota with their "Fighting Sioux" nickname... the board essentially deciding to retire the name after a few Sioux found it offensive, and not considering the opinions of a vast majority (maybe in the episode it could be the parents, where the kids don't really care?). Well, two things. First, I hate to burst your bubble, but we don't take show ideas or suggestions from fans. (You have no idea how many people think they have the perfect idea for an episode, character, plot, joke, etc...) Thankfully for us all, Matt and Trey have this whole "show creation" thing under control -- and if you take a look back at the past 200 episodes, I think they're doing a pretty solid job.

And second. They already made that show your suggesting. It's called "Douche and Turd" (808), it's from Season 8, and you can watch it right here.

Who do u think would win in a fight, ManBearPig or ScuzzleButt? Well, it'd be a close call. I think ManBearPig would take it, because he's a half man, half bear, and half pig -- which means he's 150% manimal. But Scuzzlebutt's Patrick Duffy leg is the wild card. If he starts quoting Step By Step, he could easily bore ManBearPig to death.
April 11, 2010
i just saw the black version of Cartman on the episode "The Losing Edge" when the SP team is going up against the Fort Collins team! You mean this guy? You might be onto something...the Fort Collins players do look like a pretty even match for the South Park kids.
How come some of the videos are still censored and some aren't? I thought it was a release timing thing, but some of the older episodes are censored. I was just wondering what causes this and do all episodes eventually come to be uncensored? Good question. A lot of the older episodes are censored because that's the audio that was attached to the Master copy of their video. And when we made clips for this website, we just cut them from those masters. As for the new episodes, they are only censored for the first 24 hours, because that's how the network airs the show. A few days after the episode premieres, we get the final audio mixes (uncensored) and we swap it out on the website.
In the episode "Sexual Healing," the guy who is talking to all the sex addicts (who is also writing all those things on the board), is he the Mayor of Imaginationland or does he just look like him??? He just looks like him, although I'll admit, the resemblance is uncanny. The Mayor of Imaginationland is a lot fatter, has a way sweeter mustache and a top hat.
WHY is the Obama episode not available... I have a house full of people ready to laugh their asses off at Randy telling his boss off, and the ball has been dropped?!?! :) love u guys but... epic fail.... :( If you live in England, Canada, or one of the Scandinavian countries, we re very sorry to tell you that the rules for showing full episodes on the website are out of our hands. Lame, but true. If you asked this question and you live in the United States, Read on...

Epic fail? Frowny face? Dude, the episode IS available and it always has been. It's called "About Last Night" (1212) and it's right here (there's even a picture of Obama in the Episode Guide). Remind me to never go to a party at your house.

I asked my science teacher if you could put food up your butt and poop out your mouth and she said NO. What do you think about this? (P.S. I think shes lying.) I guess she's never heard of "Intero-Rectogestion." In fact, the Surgeon General classified this up-the-butt method of consumption as a much healthier way to eat. Even though he based this statement on absolutely nothing, I still think he's onto something.
April 02, 2010
Hey guys, I was wondering if the new episode had any direct references to any mobster movies? Like that entire part with Cartman and the KFC seemed familiar. Yep, there are several movie references in "Medicinal Fried Chicken." The most notable one is Cartman's story, which is a nice big parody of Scarface. There's also a little bit of 1991's "New Jack City" in there.
Hello you guys! First, I LOVE your show!!! You guys are great and make a great show! Second - the question many people are asking - could you please tell us what the tune is when all the guys are hopping on their balls (on their way from the Marijuana store) in "Medicinal Fried Chicken"? We're really hooked on that tune now! Best nutsack hopping tune ever?? We think so. It's a song called "Chicken on the Rocks" by Jean Jacques Perrey. It was also used in the old-school "Bing Bang Boing" commercials from the 70s, which makes this whole thing even funnier.
So, is weiner poop REALLY the worst, grossest kind of poop? Cause I want to see some fact checking on this. Well it's definitely worse than butt poop and boob poop, so you do the math.
April 01, 2010
I have 2 questions: 1) Who plays the voice of sharon, and 2) Why is she the most down-to-earth person on the show? April Stewart currently does the voice of Sharon. And I think Sharon's down-to-earthiness is the coping mechanism she uses to to deal with all the craziness of South Park.
Are you going to be putting up any new wallpapers soon? I like to put each episode's wallpaper on my computer as they are released. And that's why we love you. Yes, new wallpaper is coming out today!
Hey, thanks for reading my question. How do you all do the voice for Kenny? I understand that for everyone else, you spend hours creating the perfect voice for a character, but how did you make Kenny sound so muffled? This has been answered before, but it's a popular question so here you go: To get Kenny's signature sound, Matt puts a tissue in his hand and speaks into it while recording. As we mentioned recently in FAQs, Kenny usually has written lines of dialogue (especially in the new episodes), so Matt's actually reading real lines. So If you listen REALLY hard, you might be able to make out most of what Kenny says.
In which episode does Kyle's friend get raped and who is it? That episode was a doozy...it happened in "The China Probrem" (1208) and we all know his poor friend.
What if a girl cheesed? Would Boobland, Major Boobage, and the Breastiary stay the same? I'm pretty sure you'd see huge balls instead -- something like this. Luckily, both objects have a similar shape, so while cheesing, the Scrotuary and the Locknar Trophy would look very similar.
March 26, 2010
How do you make vomit look so real? Did you copy someone vomiting for real? Best show ever! Animating all the vomit caused a knee-jerk vomit reaction, which in turn led to more vomit (both real and animated). It was a vicious cycle.
My local bookstore does not currently carry a copy of "The Tale of Scrotie McBoogerballs". Could you possibly post the trascript on South Park Studios? (I don't care if it's "make believe", I NEED to read this book!) Thanks! Ahhh, and what a fantastical tale it is! There is currently no full transcript of the book quite yet -- we have scientists in a lab currently trying to transcribe it, but they can't make it past chapter 3 without vomiting to death. I can provide you with this, however. The transcript from Chapter 1 of the acclaimed sequel, "The Poop That Took A Pee":

The poop that took a pee. Chapter one. Douglas... Had to poop. His Butt was all stinky because he had to poop so badly. There was a gross woman named Rebecca who was sunbathing all naked and she was fat. Douglas walked up to her and said 'I need to poop'. 'Okay' Rebecca replied, 'I like poop'. Douglas squatted down... over the fat sunbathing lady and went poop. The poop, sat there on Rebecca's boobs, looking like a wiener.

Chapter two...

March 25, 2010
I know you guys might think I'm an idiot, but what is Tweak's full name?? I've never caught it... You're not an idiot, I just think you need some coffee. Tweak's full name is "Tweek Tweak".
(Let's hope the 9th question asked will be the first one posted) Okay, I actually have two questions for you, oh great and all-knowing FAQ answer person. FIRST: I was watching "Ladder to Heaven" and I loved the parody of Saddam Hussein you guys did, and I'm just curious: Who does the voice of Saddam? (By the way, one of the countries in the UN is a pirate country, just letting you know) SECOND: On the topic of voices, have YOU Mr. FAQ, ever done a voice for the show?? If not I think you should!!!! Hey there, guy! Saddam's voice is done by Matt. (And for the record, God's voice is done by Trey.) As for your second question, no, I haven't done any VO's on the show. I'll leave that to the pros!
In the latest episode, the character is originally called "Scrotie McDickinass" but then it's changed to "Scrotie McBoogerBalls". Why the sudden change? It doesn't actually change, that's the name the boys decided on when they created the book. You might have missed it because Kenny suggested the name, but I guess "Boogerballs" captured more of the essence and spirit of the title character, Scrotie. Here's the scene when they were creating it, listen to what Kenny says:

The kids all gather around Kyle.

KENNY
Awesome!

KYLE
(typing)
The Tale of...

CARTMAN
The Tale of Scrotie McDicknAss.

KENNY
No, no- Scrotie McBooger Balls.

KYLE
(laughing, typing)
Oh that's good, that's good! Alright, Chapter... One...

CARTMAN
It was a... A warm spring morning...

Kyle types. MUSIC STARTS-

Alright, I know this question has kept many South Park fans squirming in their sleep...Will we ever get to find out who Ike's real parents are? Also, me thinks it'd be a good idea for another episode, but what do I know. Thanks guys... It's a great idea for an episode -- because it already happened. His birthparents are named Harry and Elise Gintz, they are Canadian, and they change their mind very frequently (a custom Canadians hold quite dearly). We met them in "It's Christmas In Canada" (715). In fact, that entire episode revolves around them taking Ike -- I mean, Peter -- away from the Broflovskis and back to Canada. I suggest you watch that episode, it's a tear-jerker.
What episode does everyone call Clyde fat? ps: i love southpark! and the website is awesome!! When Cartman goes to prison, Clyde takes over as the second fattest kid in South Park. This happens in "Cartman's Silly Hate Crime" (401), right here and here. But keep in mind, Clyde's not fat, he's just kinda big boned.