Part 41 - Spring 2011
|June 9, 2011|
|What are the words to the theme song "Goin' Down to South Park?"||Happy to give you the lyrics, with one caveat -- Kenny's lyrics must remain muffled!! What Kenny sings has actually changed a number of times over the years, but Matt and Trey want to keep it a mystery. But here's the goods, right from the script.|
Kyle + Stan
For the record, "Les" is Les Claypool -- lead singer of Primus and also the singer/writer of the theme song. Pretty damn cool, huh?
|How come there is no production blog this season? I miss the staff comments and behind the scenes articles...||I feel your pain dude, that's one of our favorites too. We didn't do it this run because there was just too much going on -- our Year of the Fan sweepstakes, Top 15 fan-picked episodes, prepping for our big showcase at ComicCon, Book of Mormon, new episodes... Fear not, the Production Blog will triumphantly return this fall, better than ever!|
|What's the name of the song playing when the Chinese man and Japanese man come into South Park Elementary?||KONICHIWA!! That prep rally staple is called "Party Anthem" by LMFAO.|
|The Marine's tattoo on T.M.I? My husband (a Marine) and I would like to know what the tattoo says on his arm. Love the show, this is one of my favorite episodes!||We can feel the love, and we here at South Park salute you, regardless of TMI! That Marine's arm tattoo says "Never Forget" along with a little eagle hovering over a map of the world.|
|What was that dramatic reference at the end of "City Sushi"? Reminds me of David Lynch...||You gotta go a little farther back than David Lynch for that movie reference! It's actually an homage to the ending of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho." If you don't recognize that, do yourself a favor and rent it. I guarantee after it's over, you'll say, "'Wow that a Shitty Wok owner... Why, he wouldn't even harm a fryyy..."|
|When does the second half of Season 15 come out?||I got a feeling a lot of people are going to be asking this. The first episode of Season 15's Fall run will air on OCTOBER 5th, 2011.|
|June 6, 2011|
|Hey, does Timmy have a family? I cant recall any episodes where he has parents or even a last name. Is this true??? If not, then are his parents handicapped as well?||A lot of questions there, but as of last week's episode "T.M.I.", we actually have answers to all of them. We met Timmy's parents, Richard and Helen, briefly way back in "Timmy 2000" (404) -- and yes, they are both handicapped. And according to a little easter egg hidden on the Boys' Actual Penis Size chart in "T.M.I.", we JUST learned Timmy's last name: Timmy Burch.|
Matt and Trey have a tendency to change last names though, so we'll see if this one sticks.
|In Crack Baby Athletic Association, Cartman introduces himself as Eric "P" Cartman. What does the "P" Stand for? Is it like Homer Jay Simpson? Does the P stand for PEE?||Well, Eric's official middle name is "Theodore", as we learned in "Roger Ebert Should Lay off the Fatty Foods" (211) and "Sexual Harassment Panda" (306). I think the "P" he used in "Crack Baby Athletic Association" was just something for his slave trader persona -- much like changing his name to Eric Cartmanez in "Eek A Penis" or Kris Kristopherson in "Scott Tenorman Must Die". That little pudding-piler is quite the chameleon.|
|This is bugging me. There was an episode of South Park where Shelley told the boys to get her some tampons. The gang went out somewhere. When Stan got back to his house, when Stan opened the door and blood gushed out of the house. Shelley told Stan, "I told you I need tampons". Which episode was it?||I'm here to hep, turd. That scene you're looking for comes from heavy-flowing episode "The New Terrance and Phillip Movie Trailer" (604). The boys were out looking for a place to watch the trailer for "Asses of Fire 2", so they went to Stan's house. Unfortunately, Shelley really did need that tampon.|
|What exactly does Wayne D say in "T.M.I."?||That's not really a specific question, dude. Wayne D has a bunch of speaking roles in "T.M.I.", but I'll give you an excerpt of his two most gangsta scenes. The first comes from when we're introduced to him, and the second is from his "role playing" exercises. Enjoy, mah.|
The angry white kid stands in the middle with his arms folded.
|What were the songs Kenny sang in "Quintuplets"? Thanks, mr. faq guy :)||Damn, that's a tricky one! Most of those are classical tunes -- not my expertise, but I believe I got them all...While first learning to sing, Kenny man-handles Andrea Bocelli's "Con Te Partiro". With the boy's old music teacher, he's singing basic music scales. He croons "La Donna e Mobile" while trying to get to Europe. And lastly at the Romain Music School, I believe that's a bit of an orange-hoodie'd rendition of Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro".|
|This has always bothered me. In the episode where the boys TP the art teachers' house, Kyle has these nightmares and in them, a woman is screaming "WHY! WHY!" in an apparent hospital setting. Where is that clip taken from?||I'm not surprised it's bothering you, it's a nightmare. That clip spliced in by Matt and Trey is actually a live-action news shot of Nancy Kerrigan, after she got knee-capped during the 1994 Olympics. It was almost as bad as Kyle's Alan Alda nightmare.|
|May 25, 2011|
|In "T.M.I." what does Randy yell at the lady when he runs on and attacks her?||Ahhhh...good question! In the script it says "Vou DAMN N MONTAIRE!", which I believe might be pretty bad Frenglish for "You are a [damn] liar." Randy studied some Mongolian in college, but it sounds like he may have flunked French.|
|What is the correct formula for T.M.I.?||Excellent question, young go-getter. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, the correct equation for T.M.I. is "Length times Girth over Angle of the Shaft (aka YAW) divided by mass over WIDTH."|
However, there are a few followers of the Marsh Method who still belief the Surgeon General's formula is flawed. To calculate, you'll need a tape measure, a protractor, and of course, a penis. Here is Randy's formula: "Length times Diameter plus Weight over Girth divided by Angle of the Tip squared."
|Could you settle something for me and my friends? My friends, who are conservative, say that the chase scene in "Cartmans Silly Hate Crime 2000" is a parody of the OJ Simpson chase. Now one could think that because Kenny and Cartman are in a Go Go Action Bronco. However, I think its a parody of the movie "The Chase" with Charlie Sheen, based on the fact that both Kenny and Cartman are in the Bronco. This being that OJ was alone in the Bronco if memory serves, and Kenny and Cartman are in the vehicle together (which is just like "The Chase").||I think you need to brush up a bit on your Juice. That Go-Go Action Bronco scene was indeed a parody of OJ Simpson hauling ass in his white Ford Bronco. Simpson actually WASN'T alone in that car -- the car was driven by his friend Al Cowlings (similar to Kenny driving "fugitive" Cartman). A lot of the aerial news coverage plays on that infamous chase too.|
But before you get your panties in a twist, I have to give you props as well. The part where Cartman is trying to escape to Mexico and the cops have blocked off the road...all that is very similar to "The Chase." Maybe there's a bit of both, but that Go-Go Action Bronco definitely has deep roots with the Juice.
|What's Kenny's penis size? I can't really see it on the sizes list. How about Token's? Is the saying true!?||Wow. I'm kinda hesitant to answer this because I fear what you'll do with this info. But this WAS a very frequently asked question...so wiener size chart it is. Here's the full list with ALL the boys' names, including Token, Kenny, and a buttload of fellow students we've never heard of before.|
Craig Tucker - 2.2
Clyde Donovan - 2.3
|Who voices Wayne D. in the episode "T.M.I."?||That was Trey getting straight gangster on the mic.|
|May 20, 2011|
|Have Matt and or Trey ever used there actual regular voices for any characters at all?||Hell yeah they have, pretty frequently actually. They are able to do an insanely impressive range of voices off the cuff, but there are a lot of characters -- especially ones that have a small role in random episodes -- that sound just like them. A good example being the Anger Management Therapist from this last episode "T.M.I.". That is pretty damn close to Trey's normal voice. As for main characters, Randy (for Trey) and Gerald (for Matt) are relatively close to their normal, unaltered voices. Granted, they still embellish certain things per the character, like Randy's "vaghina" below.|
If you want to hear what their normal voices sound like, we posted up a Behind The Scenes quiz for Season 14 here, in our South Park Pop Quiz. That has a bunch of clips with their commentary.
|I don't know if this question has been answered yet, but in the episode "Osama bin Laden Has Farty Pants", it shows that Osama bin Laden dies. But in "It's A Jersey Thing", he also dies?||It's not that uncommon for a character to die in South Park...only to be revived without explanation. I mean, look at Kenny. He dies all the time and people never remember!! In that same fashion, yep, Osama got a double dose. He was first killed in Season 5's "Osama bin Laden Has Farty Pants" (509) and then brought back nine seasons later, only to be killed again in "It's A Jersey Thing" (1409).|
|In "Royal Pudding," Mr. Mackey says in one of his tirades that he "knows the kids won't care in 15 minutes", an exact quote from a tirade by the University of Texas baseball coach Augie Garrito. Is this just a huge coincidence?||You caught that, huh? That's no coincidence, buddy. Mr. Mackey does really care about tooth decay, but a bit of his rant may just be a nod to that pissed-off Texas baseball coach.|
|My eyes maybe tricking me but in "Funnybot" was there a cameo or shot of Hitler in the audience after they were massacred by Funnybot?||I think that's a bit of eye trickery and also a bit of Hitler imagery. After Funnybot tells his knee-slapper joke via shooting everyone in the theater, a very Hitler-ish character can be see in the top right corner behind the Reporter. I don't believe that's Hitler, but then again, Funnybot IS German engineered.|
|Is Comedy Central going to do anything more with the Top 15 episode selections and/or the descriptions of why you picked your Top 3? I saw a marathon right before Season 15 started with "___'s favorite episode" at the bottom of the screen, but is anything else in the works?||Yep. We've been compiling all of your votes over the last few months to find out -- once and for all -- what the Top 15 fan-picked episodes are. We've been doing promos and featuring them, as you've said, but the ultimate goal is way cooler. We can't spill the beans yet, but we will let you know real soon.|
|May 11, 2011|
|I recently wrote a script for an idea I had for the show. Do you accept scripts?||Sorry buddy, we unfortunately do not accept script ideas, submissions, or any fan-submitted content (besides when we hold fan contests). Legally, we are not allowed to, and creatively, we got it on lock-down. Matt and Trey have been writing/directing/producing this show for 15 years, they got this dawg!|
|In "Funnybot", can you name a list of the actors at the scene where they take everyone at the school hostage?||Sure thing! Here's the list I came up with, don't hate if I'm missing someone: Adam Sandler, Jay Leno, Ellen DeGeneres, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Zach Galifianakis, Kevin James, Russell Brand, Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Dane Cook, Steve Harvey, Louis C.K., and Tyler Perry...if he counts. There's also a cameo by Coyote Brown, the [not real] stand-up comedian that ripped on Randy in "With Apologies to Jesse Jackson" (1101).|
|Is the Funnybot a parody of a Dalek from the show "Dr. Who"? Also thanks for the 15 years of comic genius!!||It's impressive to see how many people caught that "Dr. Who" reference! Yes indeed, elements of Funnybot pay tribute to that classic cyborg from planet Skaro. Also, Trekkies may have noticed the nod to the awesome Star Trek episode "The Changeling" from the Original Series. The name of the Trek robot is NOMAD and he similarly hates biological imperfections. AWKWARD!!!|
|What's the time between South Park production and it's airing on Comedy Central? Do they make last minute scenes? I'm mainly wondering because the newest one about the "Funnybot", it ends with the President making a speech in regards to getting rid of Tyler Perry and it ends with "justice has been done." It's only been 3 days since Bin Laden was killed. Did they add that at the last minute or is that a coincidence?||That is no coincidence. The time between the end of production and on-air is INSANELY SHORT. We usually finish the episode anywhere between 4am - Noon (Pacific Standard Time) on Wednesday, the same day it airs. And since it airs on the East Coast at 10 PM (7 PST), that means there's usually less than 7-10 hours between delivery and on-air.|
That allows Matt and Trey to stay so on top of news and current events. It's not easy, but they can actually put things in our new episodes within 24 hours of them happening. Here are a few more examples of the timeliness of South Park:
In the episode "About Last Night", Obama wins the Presidency and elements of his acceptance speech are in the show that aired less than 24 hours after he won. Saddam Hussein sneaking out of his spider hole in the episode "Christmas in Canada," just two days after he was captured in Iraq. Janet Reno busts in and captures the Contorting Triplets, just a few days after a similar event plays out in Florida, and Elian Gonzalez is sent back to Cuba.
|Dear FAQ guy, I tried to watch the "HumancentiPad" episode today and it says its not available until 5/27/11. Why is that? I watched it the day after it came out and now its "unavailable".||We get this question every single show run, so I'm adding this to the Most Frequently Asked Questions. Yep, last week's episode is temporarily unavailable -- it will be back online here in a little bit. Because of our contracts with cable providers and networks, we HAVE to take new episodes down for a brief period after they air.|
Basically, here's how it works: We get the new episodes online right after they air on the west coast (around 11:30p PST), and it stays on our site for a full week after it airs. Then, we have to take it down for three weeks because of legal reasons. After those three weeks, however, it comes back up on our site FOREVER! FOR FREE! In glorious high-quality streaming. So mark the calendar on your tablet device, "HUMANCENTiPAD" will be back online May 27th.
|April 29, 2011|
|What does Kyle say after the Apple guy asks him if he knows how to read?||Mrph mrpprh mprhh! Kyle was doing his best Kenny impersonation in that episode, so I don't blame you if you can't understand what he's screaming. The gist of his dialogue is him pleading to be released. But since it's super-hard to understand mid-HumancentiPad, I've attached the dialogue from that scene, straight out of the official script:|
Kyle urgently grabs the pen and signs his name on the paper.
Jobs gets up and turns to his employees.
|Hey FAQ guy. I was wondering why the Season 14 DVD/Blu Ray features episode "201" but the edited version? The only reason I went out of my way to purchase this was to have a non-edited version. It also occurred to me that all of the cuss words were still bleeped out. Why is it that we get the edited version of "201" and is there an unedited version out there? I really enjoyed Season 14 but this came as a big disappointment to me since I can watch all episodes but "200" and "201" on this site.||As you mentioned, episodes "200" and "201" appear on the Season 14 DVD as they were broadcast on TV, which means that some parts are still censored. There actually ISN'T any versions of "200" or "201" uncensored, so the Season 14 DVD is as close as you're going to get. In fact, a lot of fans never got to see those two episodes at all, so it's pretty cool that they made it on there.|
If it makes you feel any better, we have brand new episodes to help wash it down!
|How long after a show airs on Comedy Central is it available on SouthParkStudios.com?||Good question! I'm actually adding this to the Most Frequently Asked Questions tab, since we get it a lot. Also using this FAQ to answer the many questions about seeing the new episodes Uncensored:|
NEW EPISODES ONLINE: We try to get the episode online as soon as possible after the show airs on the west coast (about 10:35PM PST on Wednesday nights). But it usually takes a little time for the site's cache to clear and for everything to be properly displayed. So if you live on the east coast, it will be there Thursday morning. West coasters, it should be available very, very late Wednesday night or very early Thursday morning.
UNCENSORED NEW EPISODES: As you probably noticed, the show on Wednesday night is censored (on air and on our site). The final, uncensored audio version is finished Thursday night. Again, it takes a while for the site's cache to clear, so usually the uncensored episodes should be available very late night on Thursday or early Friday morning.
|Which was the episode in which Mr. Garrison invents the new form of transportation? The big cycle with the dildo seat and controls. Thanks.||Ahhh, you mean The IT? That revolutionary mode of transportation hit the shelves (and hurt our butts) in the Season 5 classic, "The Entity".|
Bonus super-fan challenge: What else was introduced in that episode?
Answer: Kyle's Cousin Kyle. He came all the way from Connecticut to spread his love and complain about his allergies.)
|Dear FAQ- quick question: I understand the web browsing feature and, naturally, the 3G connectivity, as well as the support for different applications. But one feature I don't really see myself using is the "shit-in-some-random-iTunes-users' mouth". Perhaps you could enlighten me on some ways this feature might benefit me?||Absolutely. That feature is actually the most technologically-sophisticated, fully-interfaced application available on the HumancentiPad. The main benefit is, of course, the facetime you can experience with other users. You'll be able to smell and taste another user's bean and cheese burrito -- feel it -- even though you haven't eaten a burrito at all!|
And you can totally check it out, if you just agree right here....
|Hello, The part where the Geniuses gave each other power, was that a parody of a movie?||Good call, Highlander! When the Counsel of Geniuses get together to perform their "quickening", that's actually a nod to the "Highlander" movies and TV show. I believe it's a surge of energy that occurs when an immortal is beheaded? Might need to get that fact-checked by my local "Genius."|
|April 25, 2011|
|Is there any ideas of what season 15 episode 1 will be about?||Well, the crew just got back to the office a few days ago to start working on new episode ideas! The actual episode ideas isn't finalized until about 5 or 6 days before that episode airs (April 27th is the season 15 premiere), so honestly, we still have no idea. As for episode concepts, we're all excited to see what they come up with...|
|Hello Mr. FAQ. I was told once by my father that you guys had said that you had an episode similar to "About Last Night..." but with McCain winning instead of President Obama. I was wondering if you could release the episode, if it even existed, or if it's the same concept except for with McCain instead of President Obama.||Cherish this moment, buddy. Your Dad is way wrong. There was only one version of this episode that we made, and it's the one with Obama winning. Matt and Trey just had a hunch that Obama was gonna take the Presidency and went all-in on the concept. Even though they waited until the last minute to patch in actual pieces of their speeches, everything else in the episode was locked. If Obama lost, Matt and Trey were committed to airing the episode as it was and just embracing the consequences.|
So to answer that question: no, there is no other episode or concept for "About Last Night". Go ahead and tell your Dad he's wrong. I'm sure he'll love that.
|April 15, 2011|
|Is that Mr. Derp in "Timmy 2000"? When Chef puts the Riddle-Out in the drinks, is that Mr. Derp behind the counter?||When he's in the kitchen, you never know what nutty things are gonna happen! Yep. that is definitely Mr. Derp behind the counter at the Phil Collins show, slinging lemonade. He's actually made a bunch of random appearances in crowds and/or and behind a counter of some sort.|
|Hey Faq guy, My friend says that I have been snorting cheese again when I say this, but I am sure the first anal probing "Pilot" episode was 45 minutes long and was edited down to 30 minutes for broadcast. Please tell me this is true and that I am not hallucinating the large visitor in the room. If I am indeed not cheesing, will this extended pilot be available for online viewing?||I believe you are BOTH cheesed out of your minds!! The longer, original version of the pilot that Matt and Trey delivered to Comedy Central runs about 25 minutes (24:27 to be exact). You ARE right about it being cut down a bit, but it was edited down to around 22 minutes (the normal run time for a show). So you're both a little off on your numbers. If you need a good numbers guy, might we suggest Kyle's Cousin Kyle.|
As for the uncut pilot airing on our website, we actually did that about a year ago as a special sponsored feature. You never know, we might do it again...
|I just saw the new versions of the seasons 1-13 DVD box sets at Target. Is there anything different about these sets? Uncensored audio? Old episodes widescreen now? I've read that all the old episodes are being re-rendered in 16:9 1080p, which is awesome news. Are uncensored Blu-ray versions of the older DVD sets on the way?||Yes and no. Those fancy new DVD sets have been specially repackaged for Target. Some of them actually do come with a giant 2-sided Episode Guide poster made exclusively for that particular season. Those are pretty bad ass. Also, the sets with the poster also comes with a coupon for the Season 14 DVD...which comes out April 26th!|
You are totally correct about our HD team re-rendering everything into amazing 1080p Hi-Def video. You may not even notice it, but Comedy Central's HD channel is already airing a lot of older episodes in HD. As for Blu-Rays, we hope they're not too far behind. Stay tuned here, we'll keep you up to date.
|April 1, 2011|
|Dear FAQ guy, is the song that Cartman sings while he makes his pop-tart butter ball surprise in the "Fat Camp" episode the same song that Token sings in the Miss Colorado pageant in the "Wing" episode? Just wondering if this was the same song or if its some other song.||Damn dude, well done. YES, that's Cartman humming the Lou Rawls standard "You'll Never Find A Love Like Mine" while making himself fatter....the same song that Token sings in "Wing" during the pageant. Never noticed that one before, nicely done.|
|Hello Mr.FAQ. I was just wondering in the episode "Erection Day" is that a parody of "An officer and a gentlemen" when Jimmy picks up the prostitute and carries her to the hotel room? Just wondering.||Was it the song or the nut-gobblin' that gave that away? You're right on the money -- when Jimmy carries off Nut Gobbler, that's a pretty ripe parody of the closing scene to "An Officer and a Gentleman". As I mentioned, even the song playing over this ("Up Where We Belong" by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warner) is also from that 1982 tear-jerker.|
|Why cant i see the FAQ from 2010?||Ahhhh....it appears our Archive permalinks were broken. We'll get that fixed. Should be back up and working in no time. Have fun digging through all that Faq-goodness!!|
|Hi FAQ dude, I was wondering what's the name of the song when Cartman is fighting that midget? That episode is full of win!||You mean when Cartman beats the crap out of Dr. Nelson?? That epic pump-up jam is called "Down With The Sickness" by Disturbed. Say "Uncle"!!|
|In the episode, "Something You Can do with Your Finger," Randy screams "No! NOOOOO!" and smashes his head into the china cabinet (in response to Stan's wish to join a boyband). Randy's angry desperation at that moment is totally unexpected, and taken with a slightly different sounding voice at that moment, the humor is heightened. So I'm anxious to know if Randy's voice at that moment is maybe a sample from a movie or something. Thanks. LV||I'm proud of you guy, been wondering when someone was gonna ask about that. Yes, Randy's voice and reaction are definitely a bit out of whack, and that's because it's a huge parody of a scene in "Star Trek: First Contact", where Jean-Luc Picard throws his phaser through a display case and screams "Noo! NOO!!" dramatically. As you mentioned, even the voice is very Picard-ish.|