The SP Timeline 2003

Winter 2003

  1. December 31, 2002 - Now taking nominations for character sites to add to the South Park Directory. One I like right now is Dogpoo's Junk Pile. :) Send yours in.
  2. January 1, 2003 - South Park Action Figures and Cases coming this Spring
  3. January 5, 2003 - Waiting for those South Park Season 1 commentaries you had to send in that PDF form for? Read this:

    Posted by: mackey_cake @ the SPS BBS @ 01-05-2003 10:39 a.m. ET

    I sent in for mine as soon as the DVDs were released too and still haven't gotten anything. No doubt they are making sure that the folks who buy the DVDs from Comedy Central are taken care of first! I called last week. They had me on their computer. They have my money. But, they said they have not shipped ANY of them out yet and couldn't tell me when they would be going out. Our punishment for saving a little money.
    Time to write CC a rant...
  4. January 6, 2003 - Happy Epiphany!!! Zuzu found a bunch of articles about South Park in the year-end lists of various publications. Read about them here! Some notes: The Concord & Kannapolis Independent Tribune prediction for 2003 concerning U.S. Rep. Robin Hayes ... "Blame Canada" has been the battle cry of coservatives for eight months or so now now, as they point out how easy it is for terrorists to cross the border into the U.S. up there; these conservatives have taken to playing that song to drive their point home. And The Star Ledger's Alan Sepinwall's quote on the sharpness of South Park bears repeating:
    "Yes, it's gleefully disgusting and juvenile, but there's more to "South Park" than bad language and gross-out humor. There's a genuine sense of outrage at the stupidity, selfishness and injustice in this world. Trey Parker and Matt Stone's simple-looking creation became more sophisticated than ever this year, with scathing spoofs of the Catholic Church scandals, politicians and musicians who exploited 9/11 for personal gain, Russell Crowe and TV psychic John Edward. At times it was sicker than ever, notably in depicting the adventures of class pet Lemmiwinks, which I can't remotely describe here. But whether being smart or stupid, "South Park" remains a comedy treasure."
  5. January 8 - Matt and Trey once said they wouldn't make a second South Park movie, because of all they put up with making the first one, and because they couldn't find a way to improve on the first one. But times change...
    [1:57pm] <Timmy> r they gonna do another movie?
    [1:57pm] <+Steve> no
    [1:57pm] <Timmy> y not
    [1:57pm] <+Steve> they don't want to
    [1:58pm] <@breayle> that's a maybe steve
    [1:58pm] <Timmy> ok fair enough
    [1:58pm] <@breayle> i'd like to update the "no" to a maybe
  6. January 17, 2003 - Valentine's Day is coming in a month, so it's time for you South Park lovers to do something special! Karen (Mackey_Cake) sends this bit of fun:
    It's the South Park "I Love You Guys" Valentine's Day Contest. Here's the deal. There are 14 Valentines each with a different SP character on it. What you need to do is supply the greeting for the card or cards of your choice. Greeting(s) must be original and fit the theme of the card and also the personality of the character on the card.
    You can enter up to 14 times, but you must enter a different character each time. The more characters you enter, the better your chances of winning.
    Entries will be judged by a panel of 4 judges for originality, creativity and appropriateness to character. Winner will receive a brand new South Park Stan plush cell phone holder, courtesy of Fun Friends, Inc.and Collecting South Park. (This item not available in stores, as of this writing.)
    Contest runs from January 14th through February 14th. Winner to be announced on or about February 16th.
    The South Park "I Love You Guys" Valentine's Day Contest
  7. January 19, 2003 - Jamie North, of Futurama Scan Art Special... um, Central :D, sends me a link to the UK TV listings for South Park on Sky. Check them out here. Thanks, Jamie. :) Check out the artwork on that site!
  8. January 21, 2003 - Send me your buttons! Now adding buttons to the South Park Directory. Make sure your button is 88 pixels wide, 31 pixels high.
  9. January 22, 2003 - Comedy Central Fiasco on South Park Season 1 Commentaries!!! This I found on the South Park Studios BBS:
    Posted by: rmmatt01 @ 01-22-2003 11:36

    I got Season One for a Christmas present (I knew I was going to get it, so I didn't buy it in Nov.). The half-ass job WB did ticked me off, but I decided if the commentary was good I'd let that slide. But today, my letter to El Paso came back saying the P.O. box was closed. Apparently they've run out of CDs.
    NB: Comedy Central is the one distributing the commentaries, not Warner Brothers. Apparently, breayle is aware of the problem, for this is part of an answer in the latest FAQs: "However, I cannot gaurentee you will be able to get the free audio commentary disc. You might have to wait for copies to be sold by indivuduals on places like Ebay.com."
    Since then, other people have reported their letters sent back. My check was cashed on December 20, but I still haven't gotten my commentaries. And I thought Paramount was bad with its DVD releases. :(
  10. January 23, 1 p.m. - Breayle posted this in #spschat!!!
    <@breayle> i have season seven news
    <@breayle> you wanna hear it?
    <@breayle> so far the first part of season seven will be seven new episodes
    <@breayle> the premire [sic] epsisode is gonna be on March 19th 2003
    Cool! And there will be more parts after the first. :) Work begins on the new season February 18. The 100th episode will air on April 9th, folks!
  11. January 27 - Anybody know German? If so, and if you have the TMB episode "S. D. I - Aye - AYE!", please send me the German words and their English translations for the Austrian sections of that ep. I've put up what I have, but it's not complete without the German. Thanks in advance.
  12. January 28 - Thanks, Janina, for the German in the episode, and the English tranlsations. :) Thanks, too, Kenny. Some of the German in the episode, they both say, seems to be cobbled together, as it doesn't make sense to native speakers. I've also worked with a German dictionary and Babelfish. The translations are now in the transcript, and the text I'm still not sure about is in parentheses, so if there's any way to clean that up, lemme know. Thanks.
  13. February 3 - Tyler found this little Flash quiz. Have fun! :D Also, Trey and Matt are to get the very first "Persistence of Vision Maverick Award" from the Santa Monica Film Festival. A bit more info at SPS. Thanks to breayle for that info in the chatroom last week.
  14. February 5 - Some news from South Park Press

    "Dubyathon"
    February 15 from 10:30 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.
    In honor of President's Day, COMEDY CENTRAL brings back all eight episodes of "That's My Bush!" featuring everyone's favorite sitcom president for a four-hour "Dubyathon" of domestic and political hijinks. Join old Dubya as he attends an execution, trips out on Extacy and attempts to steal cable.
    Have a look at them and send in corrections. And if you can, recap the eps in AVI format.

    "South Park" -- Season 7
    Premieres Wednesday, March 19 at 10:00 p.m.

    "South Park" kicks off its seventh season when the first of seven new episodes premieres Wednesday, March 19 at 10:00 p.m. Who knows what everyone's favorite Fourth Graders will be up to this time? A whole new season of adventures and new friends (and maybe some returning ones) awaits.
    Maybe some returning ones? Like Jesus and Kenny?.
  15. February 13 - Valentine's Day Trivia Contest coming up tomorrow at #spschat at 3 p.m. Pacific. The first contest was won by Homie, and his prize was a South Park Studios T-shirt.
  16. February 16 - Test your knowledge of the Webmaster, find out something new! Take my Quiz on QuizYourFriends.com! :)
  17. February 18 - TMB note: The TMB 2-disc DVD set is slated to come out in time for next year's Presidential Elections. Read here for more info on it.
  18. February 20 - In case anyone is wondering about the SPS BBS, South Park Studios has been thinking about replacing it with a state-of-the-art message board for a while now. Thanks to M4CH1N3, that replacement will be here sooner than planned - they just don't know when yet - it'll be a phpBB board. BBS regulars will need to reregister.
  19. February 26 - South Park Season 2 3-DVD set release date moved back to June 3rd. The following is taken from, and more info at, Total DVD and DVD Toons:

    Warner Brothers announces all eighteen episodes from the classic second season of Comedy Central's all-time highest rated series will be available to own in an exclusive 3-disc collector's edition DVD set with "kick-ass" special features.

    Features:

    1. Full Frame
    2. English Dolby Digital 2.0
    3. English, French, and Spanish subtitles
    4. Documentary
    5. Music Video
    6. TV Spot
    7. Making Of
    South Park: Complete Second Season is scheduled for release on 6/03/2003, with a retail tag of $49.98.
  20. March 2, 2003 - Mattt of CrapTV is offering a unique opportunity for anyone who wants to know what Matt Stone knows! Got any questions for him? Ask now or forever hold your peace. Sign up for that board if you're interested. And there's good news, and there's bad news. South Park will be around for at least two more seasons, so there will be an eighth season, but there likely won't be an SP:BLU sequel. Trey says, "The more our ratings go down, the better the show becomes. We don't give a shit!" Parker and Stone will reunite with producer Scott Rudin (The Hours) for a political, world-themed comedy that's far removed from Park. More news in that link above on their Lifetime Achievement Award at the Santa Monica Film Festival, and their view of Sundance.
  21. March 3, 2003 - SouthParkMittenz alerted me to Comedy Central Press's latest press release!

    "South Park" Kicks Off Its Seventh Season With Seven New Episodes Beginning Wednesday, March 19 At 10:00 P.M. On COMEDY CENTRAL


    Seventh Season To Include The Series' Landmark 100th Episode

    NEW YORK, March 3, 2003 -- "South Park" returns with more action, more social satire, more life lessons and more of those four lovable boys, Cartman, Kyle, Stan and Kenny! In this, the seventh season of the groundbreaking series, "South Park" joins the exclusive ranks of those who have reached the 100th episode mark. "South Park's" all-new episodes begin airing on Wednesday, March 19 at 10:00 p.m. on COMEDY CENTRAL. The 100th episode is scheduled to air Wednesday, April 9 at 10:00 p.m.
    Cartman shines this season as he represents the United States in a youth-oriented mock UN, sponsored by Michael Jackson. In other episodes, Cartman travels back in time to face-off with the country's founding fathers and, if that weren't enough for the average fourth grader, he's forced to deal with the pressures of stardom when one of his body parts becomes too famous for its own good. Not to be outstaged by the big-boned one, when Jimmy and Timmy feel they aren't getting the respect they deserve, they join the "Crips." And finally, in a horrifying holiday episode, "South Park" explores the origins of every child's darkest fantasy, the Easter Bunny.
    Tomorrow, Mardi Gras! Eat up, if you're observing Lent! Never mind if you're not. :D Anywho, Havoc found this article, about the going rate for tooth fairies. If you remember "Tooth Fairy's Tats 2000", you'll know that the boys were going for a buck a tooth. The humor piece observes that teeth are still going for 25 cents a tooth, but "The average child loses 48 teeth per week between ages three and twelve." Check out the suggestions for things a fairy can leave under junior's pillow that won't leave him/her in the poor house.
  22. March 6, 2003 - A poster on Go Timmy Go found the following passage on rotten.com:
    [Does Minister Louis Farrakhan] really inspire any more fear or respect than your average everyday American black man? Just ask communist homosexual South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who backed down from airing an episode of their cartoon ridiculing Farrakhan's Nation of Islam because they didn't want to end up like Minister Malcolm X, whom Farrakhan likely had killed for disagreeing with cult founder Elijah Muhammad!
    The truth is, no episode exists ridiculing Farrakhan's Nation of Islam. At the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado, on March 7, 1998, Matt said:
    STONE: We wanted to do an episode with the Nation of Islam, a whole episode about that. [audience reacts] And Comedy Central wouldn't let us do it. Not because - I mean, they were like fine with the humor and fine with all that, but they just, you know, feared that they would get bombed and we would get lynched. So…
    PARKER: So we're going to do it in the Fall. [laughter]
    STONE: Now we've got a little more clout, maybe we'll be able to do it.
    They never did make it. Comedy Central wouldn't let them. But are they communist homosexuals? No. They're libertarian hedonists! :D
    March 12, 2003 - On Jimmy Kimmel tonight, ABC, 12:05 am, Jeff Ross (co-host); Lorenzo Lamas; "South Park" creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker; rappers Smiles and Southstar. (VCR Plus+ 1360329) Stay up and stay tuned! And look for Norman Lear as guest writer on the show! From Yahoo, The Washington Post, and The Herald Tribune. In short,
    Norman Lear, the Emmy-winning producer of TV's "All in the Family," said Wednesday he will collaborate on several episodes of the crude - and crudely animated - Comedy Central satire "South Park."
    Among the subjects he hopes to mock on the show, about four foul-mouthed little boys and their conflicts with the world, are the U.S. push for war in Iraq, reality TV shows and immigration.
  23. March 13, 2003 - Recap on the Jimmy Kimmel segment with Matt and Trey: they talked about the show a bit, then about BASEketball (including the kissing scene between Remer and Cooper), then about Norman Lear coming in to write an episode of the show with Matt and Trey. You can consider Trey and Matt on record as being against a war in Iraq, being entertainers and all. :) Commercials on Comedy Central indicate that Kenny will indeed be back in the lineup. And now the Comedy Central Press release for Norman Lear.

  24. March 15, 2003 - Big news from South Park Studios: (Check out the Star Wars-style picture there!)
    Celebrating 100 episodes of debauchery, Southparkstudios.com will hold a South Park Trivia Challenge April 9th 2003 @ 4:00pm (pacific time)
    GRAND PRIZE: An autographed South Park Season One DVD Collection INCLUDING the Hard to find Directors Commentary
    SECOND RUNNER UP: An autographed talking Jimmy Doll
    THIRD RUNNER UP: A talking Cartman Plush
    Remember that Daylight Saving begins on April 6 this year, so 3 p.m. PST will be 4 p.m. PDT on that day. Also, drop in on Fridays for the weekly trivia, where you could win a T-shirt. Twenty questions. Fast reflexes. The ping of the draw.
  25. March 16, 2003 - Fruitbowl's articles can now be found at Kiss My Authori-tah!.
  26. March 17, 2003 - From South Park Studios!!!

    Episode 704 heads off seven new episodes of South Park!

    Premiere Date: March 19th 2003
    Episode Title: "Cancelled"

    The boys discover Earth is nothing but one big intergalactic reality show and it's about to be canceled when "South Park" returns for its seventh season on Wednesday, March 19 at 10:00 p.m. on Comedy Central
    With a nod to the first episode of South Park, the satellite dish in Cartman's ass has been reactivated. The question of "Visitors" in the small mountain town is finally answered when the aliens return to wrap up one of their longest running reality shows, "Earth". Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny, yes Kenny, are once again trapped in space and it's up to them to save the planet from annihilation.
  27. March 18, 2003 - Press release pictures. Right-click to save the large ones:
    Matt Stone, Norman Lear, Trey Parker, Ep. 704 - Canceled 1, 2, Matt Stone (pointing) and Trey Parker (cutting) Celebrate "South Park's" 100th Episode, and "South Park" Celebrates 100 Episodes

Spring 2003

  1. March 23, 2003 - From Karen, Collecting South Park's Webmistress: Collecting South Park has just launched their new Easter Contest: Elvin's Easter Eggstravaganza! It will run officially from Sunday, March 23rd through Easter Sunday, April 20th.
    All eggs are worth 1 point a piece and are hidden throughout the CSP website. If you find any of the 6 hidden Easter Bunnies, they are 10 points a piece. If you find all 6, you get an additiona 75 bonus points. The one with the most points at the end of the contest is the winner.
    The winner will receive a Brand New 6" Pinkeye Cartman Plush Doll. It will be a hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind plush, inspired by the episode that started it all.
  2. March 31, 2003 - There's a South Park in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. :) Lots of breaking news today! Read on!
    'South Park' will subvert through '05. Woohoo!!! The article says Matt and Trey have signed on for two more years of South Park after this year, at 15 eps a year, for a total of 141 episodes. Subtracting 30 eps, and 96 eps for the first six seasons, and you get 15 episodes for season 7. Their new contract also offers a tenth season of 15 episodes if they want it. :) Confirmation of this report at Comedy Central Press! TV Guide has an interview with Trey, Matt, and Norman Lear in today's online edition. Here's more info on why episodes are aired Out Of Order. Based on that, 704 was simply the easiest to finish.
  3. April 1, 2003 - E! Online has more info on M&T's new contract, their top-secret movie, and the role Lear has on the show this season. Highlights:

    The deal requires the dirty-minded duo to produce 15 episodes per season, starting with seven episodes next spring and eight to follow in the fall. The multi-talented creators-producers-directors-writers-actors had been producing 17 episodes per season for the last two seasons but managed to negotiate that number down for the current season and over the next two years.
    As for the diminished schedule of 15 episodes per season, Parker explains the move: "We want to make sure we keep our summers open. We want to be able to do movies. Or goof around and sit on our ass. Maybe finally start our microbrewery. We just turned in the script for our top-secret movie with Scott Rudin. So we may need some time to work on that down the road. That's what summer is for."
    Helping to lighten the load, should Parker and Stone need additional goof-off time, is All in the Family mastermind Norman Lear, who met the duo at last year's U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. Last month, Lear sat in on a South Park writer's retreat and pitched ideas for the upcoming season. The 80-year-old reportedly contributed to at least seven episodes, including at least one in which Cartman meets the Founding Fathers.
  4. April 3, 2003 - "Toilet Paper" is a good ep, and I found it pretty funny throughout, but the reliance on references, especially the Hannibal Lecter movies, belies the claim that Matt and Trey have hit their stride as far as writing is concerned. A couple of people I've talked to said they could have written the episode, so pedestrian was it.
  5. April 8, 2003 - The South Park Studios BBS is back! In a whole new format! To get in, though, you must reset your password in your profile. After you get the confirmation email, you'll be able to post in the BBS with no problem. It's best to go there from the site.
  6. April 29, 2003 - Check out these South Park fanfics by Golden0074! Another question for you: The boys told the old couple they got their ideas of how the husband would go about getting the pie. The scenario involves the man chopping his wife to bits and getting rid of the body parts. They said they've been looking at the news, so what news item is the scenario based on?
  7. May 1, 2003 - Who is Alex Glick? Breayle has the answer on the South Park Studios BBS:
    breayle
    Site Admin

    Posted: 01 May 2003 12:17

    Allright, let me clear this up. He did not win a contest. What happend was a few months ago Elton John had an AIDS benefit. Matt and Trey auctioned off a "guest voice" appearance to raise money for the AIDS benefit. So it wasn't a contest, it was a guest appearance by the person who won the auction.

  8. May 3, 2003 - Found on alt.tv.southpark
    The first rule of South Park is: You do not cry over South Park.
    Second rule of South Park is: You do not cry over South Park.
    Third rule of South Park is: Someone yells stop... goes limp... taps out... the episode is over.
    Fourth rule of South Park is: At least two people to a TV.
    Fifth rule of South Park is: One episode at a time.
    Sixth rule of South Park is: No remotes. No distractions.
    Seventh rule of South Park is: Episodes will go on as long as they have to.
    Eighth rule of South Park is: If this is your first time watching South Park, you have to be offended.
  9. May 15, 2003 - Help out a fellow fan!
    I am conducting research on south park for my A level Media project and would be grateful if you could answer these few questions. thank you
    1. Do you think that south park has been a success?
      - if yes what contributing factors have led to its success?
      - if no why not?
    2. Have you seen the original Spirit of Christmas?
      - if yes what did you think about it?
    3. What is your favourite episode?
    4. Have you seen the Movie?
      - if yes what is your favourite scene?
    Send replies to squareman.
  10. May 23, 2003 - People have been asking me what song is playing when Timmy and Jimmy are walking to the liquor store in "Krazy Kripples." The answer is... I don't know any more than you do what that song is. The words don't match any lyrics I've found on Google.
  11. May 28, 2003 - Just got this from Bas Paap: preorder South Park: The Complete Second Season with Best Buy and you'll receive an exclusive bonus disc that contains the complete, unaired version of the episode Cartman Gets an Anal Probe (that should have been on the Season 1 DVDs. Mrrr.). Click on the link to find out what Eric Stough has to say about that pilot ep. Also, DTISFU is closing down after five years of adulating and jabbing Matt and Trey (all that LotR stuff sent it over the top, IMO). Read its final comments here. I don't think they'll give any of their archive to anyone, but it doesn't hurt to ask.
  12. June 2, 2003 - Preorder the Season 1 figurines at Wicked Cool Stuff! Word is that Tweek will indeed be in the set, not Butters.
  13. June 3, 2003 - Season 2 boxed DVD is released. Some sets, which you can get at any Best Buy store - no need to pre-order - come with the bonus unaired pilot episode of South Park, which is six minutes longer and has scenes either deleted, rearranged, or sent to later episodes.
  14. June 6, 2003 - Easter Eggs on the Season 2 DVDs, compiled from the South Park Studios BBS and verified:

    1. Languages (you don't need to click on any language. Just move the mouse around):
      1. Disk 1: Click on Mr. Mackey's tie to see him turn into a hippie.
      2. Disk 2: Click on Kenny's firecracker...
      3. Disk 3: Click on the bull's horns and watch Cartman be tossed off. He'll stand up as Ming Li
    2. Episodes:
      1. Disk 3: Click on the visitor head atop "Prehistoric Ice Man" to read a message.

    They really should make these eggs harder to find...

  15. June 7, 2003 - Cartman's Original Family. The picture below shows Cartman's father and sister in the pilot episode for South Park, before Matt and Trey redid it as "Cartman Gets An Anal Probe." Taken from the bonus DVD that comes with the Season 2 DVDs.

    Click on the pic below for the full-size version
  16. June 13, 2003 - Here's your chance to win the SP Season 1 and 2 DVD sets. No word on the availability of the unaired pilot with the sets.
  17. June 17, 2003 - In recent months we've seen the closure of two long-standing sites: Sweeet and Mr. Hat's Hellhole. Sweeet was Justin Trevena's personal site for 2D and 3D pics of episode scenes, and Mr. Hat's Hellhole was one of the two biggest sites in the first two years of the show. For a while, all that was left of Sweeet was a splash page and a picture of Bart Simpson (in "Smells Like Teen Spirit" spoof) done in Flash, and the Hellhole lost its domain to become once again an overthelimit site. You may recall that Mr. Hat's Hellhole was famous for fan art, fan literature, and fan parodies, before it began to turn on its fans (by going with a layout the fans didn't choose and by keeping fan lit that its authors requested be removed). Now it turns out that Toyzz has bought both domains, so if you go to either of them, you'll be going to a Toyzz site. Now, Beef-Cake (once famous for news, episode stills, episode sounds, and SP exclusives when Taison hung out with the boys) is still around, but has only been updated twice since Christmas. If IT closes down and loses its domain, I can imagine Toyzz buying it up as well.
    Toyzz is selling the rare South Park Cow and Sparky the Dog Plush dolls, as well as Mr. Hankey and Simon.
    Breayle mentioned this news first on South Park Studios.

Summer 2003

  1. June 20 - 23, 2003 - South Park Convention 3 in Denver, CO.
  2. June 25, 2003 - It is confirmed! Here's Matt and Trey's Thunderbirds-type movie! This was first mentioned back on October 17 last year in this article. More news on the movie, called Team America.
    Team America evolved from another puppet-based project the duo had on the drawing board. (probably the aforementioned short)
    "It started when we got snuck a script of The Day After Tomorrow, that Roland Emmerich movie about how global warming causes an ice age in two days," says Stone. "It's the kind of script where you know it's going to make hundreds of millions of dollars, which makes it the greatest dumb script ever."
    "We planned to secretly shoot that movie with puppets, word for word, and release it on the same day. We thought that would have been hilarious, but our lawyer convinced us we wouldn't get it released."
    Any info on the short in Bowling for Columbine having Matt-n-Trey involvement is just plain wrong.
  3. July 4, 2003 - Happy Independence Day!!!
    And on a sad note, Barry White, 58, passed away on this day. He died from kidney failure after years battling kidney disease and hypertension. He was originally considered for the role of Chef on South Park, but he couldn't do it, so the role went to Isaac Hayes. One of White's songs, "Never Never Gonna Give You Up," was featured in "Proper Condom Use" when Mr. Mackey and Ms. Choksondik begin making love in her pad.
  4. July 6, 2003 - So, was SP:BLU on CC Bigger, Longer, and Uncut? As far as language goes, yes. Not as far as length or picture goes - the movie was presented in pan & scan instead of widescreen, the credits went by quickly (time-compression, heh), the two closing songs were not played, and Ike's line at the very end wasn't presented.
  5. July 15, 2003 - Lyrics heard in Krazy Kripples. Many of the words aren't here because the characters speak over them. Do any songs come to mind?
    kickin with this nigga why I have this wife again
    I thought you knew this silly nigga wants to fly (Busta)
    But fightin is for chumps, didn't ya know
    Ain't you blind, yo? It's all about the fo fo
    And can't stop it with bad apples in the bunch,
    can't stop ...

    Ps and Qs are important to avoid a slump
    ...breakin some heart
    make sure the ass understand how you're comin' from respect

    Both songs are written in Em (E minor). If anyone wants to add to what I have listed here, they're welcome to.
  6. July 21, 2003 - Update on the lyrics heard in Krazy Kripples: Breayle asked around and found that they were made by the show's house band, so you won't find these lyrics anywhere. These lyrics are another South Park original.
  7. July 22, 2003 - On VH1's "200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons" list, Cartman came in at a measly 198. Oprah came it at #1.
  8. July 25, 2003 - An unconfirmed report from TVShowsOnDVD.com, verbatim:
    Season 3 news 7/23/2003
    A tentative date of December 16th has been set for the third season DVD set of South Park. Thanks to Richard Kirkpatrick for sending the news our way.
    Thanks to Moonkay for posting that on the SPS BBS. I hear tell new eps have been moved back two weeks to November 5, but again, no confirmation on that front.
  9. August 2, 2003 - Long-time visitors to this site may remember when I had the guests in seasonal pages - Season 1 had its own guest page, Season 2 had its own guest page, etc. Four years ago, after the SP:BLU came out, I split the pages up into episode pages so they could go along with the secrets and guests. Now I'm reassembling them so you can choose between episode pages and seasonal pages for the guests' bios. For those who want to see the guests in the South Park Bios, check out the seasonal pages now.
  10. August 7, 2003 - Access Hollywood will celebrate South Park's 100th episode as well as the show's sixth anniversary.
  11. August 12, 2003 - What'll happen now? I've been downloading several animes over the past six weeks and noticed that they're all rather massive - AVI format between 160 and 210 megs in size - and they all have a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. Needless to say, they make for wonderful programs to watch at that resolution. Will the next wave of South Park episode downloads be that massive, both in size and resolution? I've seen this question raised in one message board, but answered that for now, South Park eps will still be distributed in RM format, at 320 x 240, so they'll still be available at around 36 megs. But will massive files come along, just as they have in anime? Time will tell.
    I'd like to see that tried out, but I do have one warning. The files may come with glitches here and there: they could have segments when the images get blocky and either ruin the playback for a few seconds or crash the player you're using. I saw this demonstrated in downloads of a few episodes of Inu Yasha and Chobits.
  12. August 13, 2003 - Happy Sixth Anniversary to South Park on Comedy Central!
  13. August 22, 2003 - Orgazmo DVD set to come out December 30 this year.
  14. August 25, 2003 - DVDFile.com reports that the South Park Season 3 DVD boxed set will come out on December 16 this year. Paramount, distributor of the South Park: Bigger, Longer, & Uncut DVD and VHS, will distribute it, and the future releases as well. Why Paramount? Because Viacom owns Paramount, and Viacom now owns all of Comedy Central. Now, the fans have been clamoring for a special edition of South Park: Bigger, Longer, & Uncut for a few years now, one with footage of bloopers, alternate storylines, deleted scenes and such. And with Paramount taking over for Warner Home Video, maybe some commentaries, for the movie and the Season 3 DVDs, as well. Shall we lean on Paramount to do this for us fans? Thanks to Zuzu for this info.
  15. August 28, 2003 - Now that Comedy Central and Paramount are under the same roof, Comedy Central's South Park Image Gallery has added eight images from South Park: Bigger, Longer, & Uncut.
  16. September 2, 2003 - One fan's idea of what the second half of season 7 will bring:

    Posted by Wilmaa @ IMDb (Sat Aug 9 15:02:13)
    the new serie will be aired October 22ND. These things I know for sure:
    1. Kenny won't be killed out anymore.
    2. Stan and wendy will Finaly get together.
    3. Cartan will finaly find out the identity of his mother
    4. All Four will visit Poland coz they will have to find an ancient stone which will give them extrapower.
    Don't ask where did I get it.

    What do 'ya think????


    Well, as I'm still waiting for a registration e-mail from IMDb, I'll answer that post here:
    1. Kenny hasn't been killed for two years now.
    2. Stan and Wendy started out together, but have since just become friends. When was the last time you saw him throw up on her?
    3. Cartman will not find out anytime soon. Matt and Trey may not want to reveal who it is until the show ends - in two or three years.
    4. Why would they need extra power? The show isn't a video game, you know.
    ~ Will
  17. September 3, 2003 - South Park to be on late-night BROADCAST TV? Read all about it here. Thanks to SPUDR87 for sending that to me. :) Original episodes will still air on Comedy Central first. Dunno how long it will be from original air date to syndicated airdate. Also, A Home-Schooled Student Speaks Out.
  18. September 9, 2003 - I hear you're going to visit a Website run by... SQUEAK! Yes, Dian Bachar, of Cannibal! The Musical, Orgazmo, and Baseketball (and Galaxy Quest) fame, is now promoting a new online TV series called Roommates, and he's even set up a messege board for it! Go check it out! Also, more news on the December 16 release of the South Park Season 3 DVD set: New cover art and minicommentaries by Matt and Trey, between 5 and 7 minutes per episode. So, all of you who wanted commentaries in this boxed set (and that includes me), you'll get 'em. :) Here's all the information on the DVD set available so far on DVD Planet.
  19. September 11, 2003 - Take a minute and remember the victims of the terrorist attacks two years ago this morning. Requiescant In Pace.
  20. September 13, 2003 - Stephen Stanton on South Park Republicans. This was discussed last fall, but here's a summer article about them.

Fall 2003

  1. September 25, 2003 - Welcome to Fall 2003. COMEDY CENTRAL Announces Its Fall CD And DVD Releases. Among them are the Season 3 DVD box set of South Park. The commentaries will appear before each episode, much as they did with the Rhino DVD releases (Fireside Chats, South Parketeers, Sunny Pastures, Bakin' Bacon with Macon).
  2. September 26, 2003 - last update on Mr. Hat's Hellhole. Looks like that's it for Mr. Hat.
  3. October 7, 2003 - Posted by alex/poolie on several SP message boards. Hot New Press Release from Comedy Central:

    "SOUTH PARK" RETURNS WITH EIGHT NEW EPISODES
    BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22 AT 10:00 P.M.* ON COMEDY CENTRAL

    NEW YORK, October 7, 2003 – "South Park" is back and, in a blatant attempt to ride the coattails of all the new hit shows with a fashionable queer sensibility, "South Park" is gay! Black culture is out and so are the fab four! Cartman, Kyle, Stan and Kenny continue to wreak havoc in their small mountain town when all-new episodes begin airing on Wednesday, October 22 at 10:00 p.m. on COMEDY CENTRAL. Now, they’ll be doing it with style!
    In the first episode, entitled “South Park Is Gay,” (#708) the whole town celebrates the new, hip metrosexual craze1. Everyone is suddenly hot to be gay! Cartman, Stan, Kyle and Kenny are in fierce competition to see who can be the gayest, while Mr. Garrison responds with, “If straight people are gonna steal our culture, then us REAL gays are just gonna have to step it up a notch!”
    Smack in the middle of its 7th season, "South Park" continues to satirize American life. In the new line-up, the boys take on Rob Reiner and the anti-smoking hysteria2 and explore the issue of the elderly and their apparent vendetta against farmer’s markets3.
    Launched in 1997, "South Park" remains the highest-rated series on COMEDY CENTRAL. The landmark 100th episode aired Wednesday, April 7, 2003. "South Park" repeats Fridays at 12:00 a.m., Saturdays at 10:30 p.m. and 2:00 a.m., and Sundays at 11:00 p.m.
    Trey Parker and Matt Stone are co-creators and executive producers of the Emmy-nominated “South Park,” with Anne Garefino also serving as executive producer.

    1 Metrosexual refers to heterosexuals who don't mind dabbling in the homosexual lifestyle, now that it's acceptable and stuff. Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, see.
    2 You've no doubt seen those "truth" ads against smoking. I'm not too familiar with Rob Reiner's campaign against smoking, though.
    3 Last July, an elderly driver lost control of his vehicle and rammed through the Santa Monica Farmer's Market during a busy weekday, killing two or three and injuring over a dozen others.
    Unfortunately, he didn't provide a link to the original release. And we all remember the 100th episode aired on April 9, right?
  4. October 13, 2003 - Found at Finger Bang.

    Posted by Robert: Oct 12 2003, 03:15 PM

    I found out from tvguide.com that a series on VH1 called "VH1 Goes Inside" is going to do an episode all about South Park. From the tvguide description, the show is "A look at the animated series South Park features clips from the show and interviews with creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, and writers, producers, and celebrities"
    Apperantly this "VH1 Goes Inside" thing is a brand new series. Its first episode aired on October 2 and it went inside primetime cartoons to take a look at all kinds of animated prime time shows, including The Ren and Stimpy Show, Beavis and Butt-Head,The Simpsons, The Ambiguously Gay Duo, The Powerpuff Girls, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, Sealab 2021, Samurai Jack, Dexter's Laboratory, and South Park[I found all that out at tvtome.com]. And this new one focusing on South Park for an hour airs this Friday the 17th at 12, 6, 9, and 11:30 PM, then it replays on Saturday the 18th at 11 AM and 4 and 11 PM.
    In any case, it appears we have a new TV special on South Park to look out for on Friday and Saturday on VH1; that should whet our appetites for the new season. And you can search the TV listings on tvguide.com to confirm this.
    M'kay, let's see... I suppose you need to be a member to get the cable listings. As I'm not, I just get the broadcast listings. But all you vid cappers, get your programs up and running, and let us know from where we can download it! :)
    Hold on! Here's some info at VH1's site: a blurb, with video clip, and a longer blurb.
  5. October 14, 2003 - Pssst, dunno if Breayle will put these links up on South Park Studios, but she did put them up in a private chat. Get The Spirit of Christmas here: Jesus vs. Frosty and Jesus vs. Santa. Right-click to save, please. These are some excellent prints, I must say, but they're still too small on the screen - 160 x 120 resolution. Also, from the Digital Bits Rumor Mill:
    You'll also be happy to know that we've confirmed with Paramount that special editions of The Untouchables, Top Gun, South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut and Titanic are on the studio's DVD production slate.

    Stay tuned...

  6. October 15, 2003 - Here's a Halloween Transcript I found while looking for the winners of previous Halloween Costume Contests:

    1998 Chat transcripts, part I

    Question from audience: What is a Director of Animation?
    Eric (Director of animation: Trey and Matt write a script and give it to our story board department, I go through the storyboards and fix staging, then it goes to layout with my notes. After that I do another pass of the boards putting directorial notes on them for the animators. All of the show is done on the computer, and we have a network set up so I can see shots anytime I want and approve them (sending them to our editors ) or Email the animator with a fix.
    Tod (Moderator): Whoa that sounds hella cool!
    Eric: Hella yeah it is.

    Question from audience: Who makes up all the jokes in the alphabet in the classroom and the posters around the school?
    Tod: Also, in a related question, do you ever sneak stuff in that Matt and Trey don't know about?
    Eric: Yes I always am trying to sneak things into the show. I'm the one who sneaks all the aliens in for the true fans.

    Question from audience: What was the hardest episode of South Park to create?
    Eric: Last years Halloween episode. It sent me to the hospital.
    Tod: To the hospital? How's that?
    Eric: It was really hectic, We finally got the library and characters the way we wanted them for our system. Then Trey decided he wanted everyone green. And he wanted all four boys in costumes, and he wanted it in 3 weeks for air. So I was sent to the hospital due to stress with my appendix about to break. It was removed and I was back at work after 3 days.
    Tod: Well they say an artist has to suffer, huh?
    Eric: It was the most fun I've ever had losing an appendix. Guess I won't be doing that again.
  7. October 19 - Happy 34th Birthday, Trey Parker!!!
  8. October 27, 2003 - The general concensus is that last Wednesday's ep was pretty good, but it didn't knock our socks off. The Crab People appearing all of a sudden was rather distracting, but they did lend their own bit of humor to the ep. The reliance on aliens, monsters, or other weird creatures to move the story along is getting to some fans, and I see their point. Season 7 hasn't done as well as Season 6 - the eps don't stand out as much.
  9. October 30, 2003 - Anyone ever see "The Four Horsemen Of South Park" or know what it was about? Or know where to get a video of it? Also, check out the many projects Matt (Cartoon All Stars To The Rescue: STOP DIGIMON!??) and Trey (SpongeBob Squarepants: Squidward could lay off the crackers??) are said to be part of. Anyone care to confirm all this? :)
  10. October 31, 2003 - Happy Halloween!!!
  11. November 3, 2003 - The South Park Scriptorium gets a mention in Slashdot, in the thread RIAA Calls Settlements Proof that Education is Working. :)
  12. November 7, 2003 - The Last Word, from Details Magazine, with Matt and Trey.
  13. November 22, 2003 - I've received a few emails about the last two episodes, especially three lines common to both of them:
    CASA BONITA:
    Butters: What's this all about, Eric?
    Cartman: Butters, can you keep a secret?
    Butters: Well, sure I can!
    ALL ABOUT MORMONS:
    Harris: What's this all about, Mr. Smith?
    Smith: Mr. Harris, can you keep a secret?
    Harris: Well, sure I can.
  14. November 28, 2003 - Found at Comedy Central Press: South Park Season Eight Debuts (March 17). Hope you all enjoyed Thanksgiving. I did, but decided to go back home early. :) Anywho, laters.
  15. December 3, 2003 - South Park won for Funniest Animated TV Series at Comedy Central's "The Commies" back on November 24. W00t! Breayle mentions that Matt has forgotten what he has Kenny saying in the opening credits this year, but a staffer remembers it this way: "Someday I'll be old enough to stick my dick in Britney's butt." Matt figures that must be it, but don't quote him on that.
  16. December 6, 2003 - Damn, don't this beat all?! I found the site from which Kevin Harris got his speech about the history of tobacco! Check out CNN's Tobacco Under Attack, A brief history of tobacco. Trey copied it almost word for word! Lazy-ass mofo! :D
  17. December 7, 2003 - Pearl Harbor. Remember. Did Wedmesday's episode leave you hanging? As if something needed to be added after the boys were told they were grounded? If so, Matt and Trey agree with you. Two lines were added to the end of the episode yesterday.
    Stan:Well, I guess we learned our lesson.
    Kyle:No we didn't, dude! No we didn't! [walks off]
    What does this mean? It means that - here's the lesson - they would have been grounded no matter what, and so they should have gone for being grounded in the first place. This means that every week they're bound to repeat the formula Kyle noticed, just as they had done for the past seven seasons, so we're bound to complain about it again in the future.
    Thanks to the readers who sent me this addition. :)
  18. December 9, 2003 - Does anyonen still wonder how Stan's sister spells her name? If so, this screen shot from SP:BLU should answer the question once and for all.
  19. December 10, 2003 - Frank sends me the following pic. I colored Cartman in. :)
    Get Fuzzy!

    Hidey Lidey Lay
  20. December 16, 2003 - South Park Season 3 DVD released.
  21. December 18, 2003 - 'South Park' Creator Loves Butters. I knew this would become the case four years ago. :) Check it.