The SP Timeline 2005

Winter 2005

  1. December 31, 2004, updated January 2, 2005 - Stone says Team America was 'lowest point.' I don't know whether to laugh or cry... The Sun has more info on this. Beware that these are both UK papers, so any info appearing in US papers will most likely have come from these two sources, and UK tabloids are infamous for their sensationalism. Film : Zeroes and Heroes : All cinema wasn't merely mass marketing in 2004 By Charles Cassady Jr.
    4. Team America: World Police Matt Stone and Trey Parker's profane all-puppet musical spoof of the War on Terror as a Jerry Bruckheimer movie would have played it. Transgressive satire that spared absolutely nobody, from bleeding-heart celebrity peaceniks to know-nothing patriots.
    My favorite flicks of '04: By ANDY GRAY Tribune Chronicle.
    10. "Team America: World Police'' ­ In a year where politics dominated the news and popular culture, the most thought-provoking and conventional-wisdom-skewering film was acted out by marionettes.
    "South Park'' creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who also made my top 10 list with "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut,'' bring their A game when they move to the big screen. The duo crafted one of the funniest movies of the year, flaying the conventions of Jerry Bruckheimer- produced action films while satirizing the war on terror with equal ridicule for everyone. But amid the non-stop profanity, graphic violence and marionette sex was one of the more Bush- sympathetic movies to come out of Hollywood. Also, in the year that "Phantom of the Opera'' made it to the big screen, it was the year's best musical. (Already played locally; should be released on DVD in the spring)
  2. January 7, 2005 - For Epiphany, I present you with Ween's video, Even If You Don't, which Matt and Trey produced, but didn't appear in.
  3. January 21, 2005 - Further proof that the state of high school education in the United States is messed up: Ironwood Ridge High School has banned the presentation of Cannibal! The Musical, which is a defense of Alferd Packer laden with curse words and mangled body parts from acts of cannibalism, and replaced it with a presentation of The Crucible, a play about infidelity, violence and accusations of witchcraft.
  4. January 30, 2005 - Check it out: I just saw the South Park chess set over at South Park Alliance. It's a lovely piece of South Park merchandise to have, but... why is Kyle a Bishop? Kyle's not even Christian! LOL.
  5. February 5, 2005 - Aaand I'm back. Thanks to all those who inquired as to why my site was gone for a week or so. :) My domain had expired, so I had to renew it. This I did, and it will be good for the next five years. My computer is running at 640 megs memory (I had to clean the memory slots. Dusty...) and all is good. North Korea protests depiction of Kim Jong Il in film Team America: World Police. Why they chose to say this in the Czech Republic after the film has aired in other, bigger countries, I don't know, except that maybe it's too small to do anything serious to Kim Jong Il.
    There also seem to be changes in the release dates of some M&T items
    February 22: Season 5 DVD scheduled to arrive in stores.
    March 29: Orgazmo (with lots of extras) comes to video
    May 17: Team America comes to video for Region 1
    ???: Team America comes to video for Region 2
    South Park, Season 9
    March 9: Season 9 begins on Comedy Central
    October 19: Season 9.5 begins on Comedy Central Info provided by South Park Studios and South Park Alliance.
  6. February 8, 2005 - This evening I'll upload the character roster to Team America.
  7. February 10, 2005 - At least one FAG member doesn't mind being made fun of in Team America: George Clooney supports Team America makers despite ridicule.
  8. February 17, 2005 - Heh, saw this at Now Showing at Home for videos coming out next Tuesday. I quote it here in its entirety:

    South Park: The Complete Fifth Season

    Paramount
    Show A ... always an A
    Special Features D
    DVD Geek Factor 7 (out of 10)

    This season contains the infamous episode in which the residents of South Park say "shit" 162 times--a good enough reason for me to add it to my collection. It also offers the timely episode in which the kids meet up with Osama bin Laden. No need to go on too much about this one; you either love it or you don't, and those who love it will be very pleased.
    Special Features: Trey Parker and Matt Stone offer brief commentaries on every episode. That's it.
  9. February 19, 2005 - South Park Studios reveals that the writers are now working out plotlines for Season 9 and that there will be 8 episodes in the spring run, so this coming season will be longer than Season 8: First ep airs in 18 days. I'm now beginning a collection of scanned articles about South Park over the years. If you have one that I don't have here (118 pages put up so far), send me a copy. :)
  10. February 22, 2005 - Get the Season 5 DVD set today! Wherever you can find it it! NOWWW! I hear both Best Buy and Target have it for $29.99 (this makes sense in West Hollywood, where Target sits on top of Best Buy at the West Hollywood Gateway mall). And now, straight from Comedy Central Press:

    "SOUTH PARK" LAUNCHES ITS NINTH SEASON BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9 AT 10:00 P.M.* ON COMEDY CENTRAL


    "South Park" Will Premiere 16 New Episodes In 2005

    NEW YORK, February 22, 2005 -- Find out what the ninth season holds in store for everyone's favorite foul-mouthed fourth graders when "South Park" returns with all-new episodes beginning Wednesday, March 9 at 10:00 p.m. on COMEDY CENTRAL.
    Last season, Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman took on everything from aliens and steroids to Mel Gibson and Paris Hilton. In the ninth season, one of the citizens of South Park undergoes a sex change operation, Butters sees dead people and Cartman takes on his lifelong enemies…hippies!
  11. February 23, 2005 - Trey has big plans. Mattt Potter reveals something that's quoted below. He says that Trey also wants to do an actor's cut of BASEketball and a reshoot of Cannibal. IMDb lists a "Borat" for this year, so the script may already have been written.
    Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2004 4:09 am
    Hey Kids, I got some inside scoop on Ali G. Trey Parker is working on the Borat script. Its gonna be shart in your pants hilarious!
    Why did it take me eight months to hear about this?
  12. February 27, 2005 - Just in time for Oscar Sunday! Time Magazine's Richard Corliss hands out the fourth annual awards for the best in geezer culture. Check out what's at #1! :)
  13. March 6, 2005 - From Issue #3 of Futurama Comics, sent to me by Beamer: What's hiding among the toys, and what's wrong with it?
  14. March 7, 2005 - South Park Studios announced yesterday the synopsis for Wednesday's episode. One question: How did Mr. Garrison's balls end up ...there??? What's Kyle gonna do without kneecaps?

    Episode 901: Mr. Garrison's Fancy New Vagina

    Mr. Garrison goes to great lengths to get what he's always wanted…a sex change. As he enjoys his new womanly attributes, the rest of the town gets in touch with their inner feelings too. Meanwhile, Kyle wrestles with the fact that Jews just aren't good at basketball. The boys have to help Mr. Garrison get his testicles out of Kyle's knees!
  15. March 12, 2005 - Has the show jumped the shark? From posts I've been reading, the answer seems to be yes. I know a few people who've lost interest in the show (and that goes back a year or two) and many others who were put off by last Wednesday's ep. Hopefully the show doesn't become decadent, or it's over.
  16. March 14, 2005 - New episode synopsis for Wednesday's ep. South Park Studios had one up last Friday, but it just reiterated the title. This one is from Comedy Central Press:

    Episode 902: Die Hippie, Die!

    Cartman warns the citizens of South Park that it will only be a matter of days before the town becomes the Hippie Capital of the World. No one will believe him until they find out the hippies plan to stage a weeklong music fest. The town has no choice but to turn to Cartman for help. He then puts his plan to eradicate his lifelong enemies in motion.
  17. March 15, 2005 - Brian Courtis considers South Park a tired show.
  18. March 17, 2005 - A review of Orgazmo, which comes to video in 12 days, quoted verbatim below from the Tucson Weekly.

    Orgazmo

    Paramount
    Movie: C+
    Special Features: B+
    DVD Geek Factor: 6 (out of 10)

    OK, the movie isn't very good, but it's sort of sick fun once you get over the horror of having to look at Ron Jeremy. This is one of Trey Parker and Matt Stone's first films (they'd already made the much-funnier and trashier Cannibal: The Musical), and this effort kicks the shit out of Baseketball. Parker plays a Mormon missionary who goes to Hollywood and quickly becomes the biggest porn star in the world, as well as a superhero. It's a little hard to take the first time around, but its junky charm grows on you after the second bottle of bourbon. Keep an eye out for some of your favorite porn stars!
    Special Features: The oh-so-good Parker-Stone tradition of drunken commentary is in full effect. Listen to Matt and Trey get inebriated as they view their trashy movie. Two versions of the film, one unrated and the other NC-17, are contained on one disc. The Book of Orgazmo goes behind the scenes with all sorts of nudity and farting. A great time if you are sick in the head.
  19. March 19, 2005 - Seen at Hot Topic: Cartman microbead pillows, $19.99. You Got Goth-Served T-Shirts, $19.00. South Park - Chef's "Chocolate Salty Balls" Song will come in at #16 on VH1's 50 Greatest Funny Moments in Music. And now an accompanying word from Eric Idle about South Park. You can see the video here.

Spring 2005

  1. March 20, 2005 - Comedy Central Press has been lagging, but they finally produced press release pics for the first two eps in the spring run:

  2. March 21, 2005 - Welcome to the first full day of Spring. :) This week's episode symposis, from Comedy Central Press:

    "SOUTH PARK" MEETS "THE CONTENDER" IN AN ALL-NEW EPISODE
    PREMIERING WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23 AT 10:00 P.M.* ON COMEDY CENTRAL

    NEW YORK, March 21, 2005 -- The boys of "South Park" break into the talent business in an all-new episode, premiering Wednesday, March 23 at 10:00 p.m. on COMEDY CENTRAL.
    As talent agents, Cartman, Stan, Kyle and Kenny can bank 10% of their client Token's earnings. After they pool all their resources to impress their one and only client, another agency steals him away. Desperate to earn their money back, they take on another client with plans to launch her on a new reality show.
    ...her? This'll be a Martha Stewart jab, as she's going to get a reality show of her own. Donald Trump will be involved in the making of that show. Still no title for the ep. Oh, piccies!


    ...903: Wing. ..."On a wing and a prayer"

  3. March 28, 2005 - South Park Studios has put up a synopsis and picture for Wednesday's episode, so have a look over there for more info. The CC press release has no new info.
  4. March 29, 2005 - Join us at South Park Studios' chat room for an interview with Matt Stone... next Tuesday. Come on in and ask your questions then. Also, Orgazmo comes out today on DVD. Get your copy now!
    <@link> the chat will be next week because of show production scheduling.
    <@link> don't lose hope!
    <@link> there WILL be a chat one week from today
    <@link> you can ask him next week
  5. March 30, 2005 - Catch "Best Friends Forever" tonight. You won't need a link for the following: Johnny Cochran died yesterday afternoon from brain cancer. He was portrayed in South Park as the lawyer who came up with the Chewbacca defense.
  6. March 31, 2005 - Coincidence? "Best Friends Forever," an episode that casts Kenny as Terri Schiavo, Cartman as her husband, and Kenny's parents as her parents, airs. This morning, Terri dies. Check out Satan now! Matt and Trey have applied the techniques used in "Good Times With Weapons" :)
  7. April 1, 2005 - DJ Bone, straight outta Knoxville, Tennessee, would like to share this little ditty with the South Park community. Goth Kids, a collection of Goth statements set to music. Emjoy. :) If you share this song, give him proper credit, and if you're in Knoxville, pay him a visit, ya hear?
  8. April 3, 2005 - America's TV tyranny mentions South Park in an article about the puritanism being applied to television ever since Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction last year. Mme. Piedlourde at the South Park Studios BBS would like us to vote for Team America at the Spacey Awards. Click on "Vote on Another Category", and scroll down to Favorite Movie, and vote.
  9. April 4, 2005 - First, the guests are up for last Wendesday's ep. Included are three images concerning stuff people have noticed, like... Kenny's little sister, Satan's new look, and Hell's Pass Hospital's new look. Next, a sneak peek at this Wednesday's ep.

    THE KIDS OF SOUTH PARK BECOME THE LITTLE LEAGUE TEAM TO BEAT IN "THE LOSING EDGE."

    A winning season and overzealous parents threaten to ruin the entire summer, when the boys of South Park head to the State Championship The kids desperately want an end to the boring baseball season. The problem is they've won so many games that now they're in the playoffs. Just one loss would mean the season's finished and they'd be free from America's favorite pastime for the entire summer.
    The press release pics are late, again, but I'm later. :D

  10. April 5, 2005 - Here's the log of the South Park Studios' chat we had earlier this evening. I'll clean it up a bit later, with colored text, whatever. :) The relevant news in this chat is that there will be seven eps in the spring run, not eight. Over 1000 questions were submitted, only a few were chosen.

    Highlights

    There are no plans right now for a second South Park movie. They don't have any ideas that would do justice to the first one.
    As to why Chef has stopped singing: "It just became 'the thing we do' As soon as we hear that, we change."
    Vernon Chapman, the voice of Towelie, has his own show on MTV2 now called Wonder Showzen, so there won't be much of Towelie in the future.
    Kenny is not now or ever will be officially dead. When he appears again is up to Trey and Matt.
    Butters somehow came from "Little Buddy."
    There are no plans for a Special Edition of BLU. They have no deleted scenes, no docementary footage, and they really don't like to make commentaries.
    Orgazmo will not be visiting South Park.
    Mr. Slave is too funny to disappear from South Park.
    Matt and Trey are going to Toronto sometime this summer to promote the Team America DVD release in Canada. Hopefully they don't get their asses kicked for making Canadians with flapping heads.
    The visual style of the show will continue to change. He loves the fact that the show keeps developing and getting better visually. They're working really hard so the show stays fresh.
    There will be seven episodes for the spring run, not eight.
  11. April 9, 2005 - Names & Faces (Wahington Post) reveals that Matt and Trey, the cynical creators of "South Park," will be at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner as guests of the Denver Post on April 30.
  12. April 10, 2005 - Seen at Spencer Gifts yesterday: Cartman slippers. Each slipper has a plush Cartman built on it so you're looking at two of him as you walk in those cushy things. As you might guess, the left slipper has "Screw you guys," and the right one has "I''m going home" printed on the heel. I didn't see a price tag on those.
  13. April 11, 2005 - From South Park Studios: This Week on South Park: "The Death of Eric Cartman" Butters is freaked out when he thinks he can communicate with the dead. Poor Butters, lol. Ahhh, the official press release!

    BUTTERS SEES A GHOST

    NEW YORK, April 11, 2005 -- Butters is freaked out when he thinks he can communicate with the dead in an all-new episode of "South Park," entitled "The Death Of Eric Cartman." Although his parents have made it clear to him there are no such things as ghosts, Butters is sure one is haunting him. Butters knows he has to give up his ghost pal or be put into a mental institution.
    And last wwek's press release pic.
    You can see Kenny over Cartman's left shoulder. And this is the first time we see Craig's hair:
    You can see it looks like Stan's hair, only brown.
  14. April 18, 2005 - Jimmy gets a what??? Check out the episode synopsis below to find out. From Comedy Central Press:

    Erection Day

    Jimmy has to figure out a way to pull himself together before the big talent show. All the kids are getting ready for the big South Park Elementary Talent Show and Jimmy can't wait to perform his new comedy routines. But lately, just like generations of little boys before him, Jimmy's noticed that one of his body parts has a mind of its own. Knowing he can't get up in front of the entire school in an excited state, Jimmy must find a way to gain control of his raging hormones in time to perform in the show.
  15. April 25, 2005 - South Park your way. Hosted by Comedy Central, not South Park Studios. :( That just ain't right!

    COMEDY CENTRAL SEEKS ULTIMATE "SOUTH PARK" FAN TO SELECT FAVORITE EPISODES IN THE "SOUTH PARK YOUR WAY" CONTEST


    "South Park" Fans Compete Online At comedycentral.com Monday, May 9 -- Thursday, May 19

    Chosen Episodes Air Monday, May 23 -- Thursday, May 26 At 9:30 P.M.*

    NEW YORK, April 25, 2005 -- You've seen every episode numerous times and can recite them by memory. You just might be "South Park's" biggest fan and have a chance to take over the programming on COMEDY CENTRAL for four straight days in the "South Park Your Way" contest. The winner will choose his/her favorite episodes of "South Park" to air during the prime-time slot starting Monday, May 23 through Thursday, May 26 at 9:30 p.m. on COMEDY CENTRAL.
    "South Park Your Way" is an opportunity for the best and brightest fans to compete in a battle of "South Park" trivia to win the title of "Ultimate 'South Park' Fan." Beginning May 9, fans can compete online at comedycentral.com to test their knowledge of COMEDY CENTRAL'S highest-rated animated series. The winner takes over the channel at 9:30 p.m. to program his or her four favorite "South Park" episodes.
    The "South Park Your Way" contest is sponsored by Burger King and customized billboards will be displayed featuring the winner and the fact that he or she is having "South Park his/her way this week."
  16. May 5, 2005 - I sped the original up to match the speed of the South Park version. I think I got very close, no? Have a listen: Joe Esposito - You're The Best (South Park Version)
  17. May 25, 2005 - Ahh, the hiatus. Not much to cover during this time between season runs, except Team America. I might consider Star Wars and Star Trek reference pages for the eps. Get the Team America unrated DVD if you like the movie. :D
    South Park: Save Kenny (Gamespot Mobile)
    Coming to cell phones in Europe this fall: a game in which you have to keep Kenny from dying. Here are some screen shots:

    This game harkens back to a time in South Park when Kenny died on a regular basis.
  18. May 28, 2005 - The Aristocrats will hit L.A. theaters on July 29, dunno about the rest of the country, so if you're in L.A., mark your calendars and look for Matt and Trey in the movie. And now, here's an interesting blurb from a Swedish message board about a Norwegian band called Enslaved appearing on the show ... sometime in the future.

    Enslaved in South Park

    The Black Metal band Enslaved from Bergen will show up in the American TV-cartoon South Park.
    At one point in time, a sure sign of success for a rock band was to appear on the front cover of the American music magazine Rolling Stone. Today South Park has taken over that role. Both Arve, Cato, Grutle Herbrand and Ivar have been made into cartoon characters.
    The reason the people behind the series has taken an interest to the band now can be blamed on the fact that their last album has been a big hit in USA.
    When the episode be shown is not known yet.
    Enslaved's official site makes no mention of Enslaved appearing on the show. Has their last album been that big here in the US? This is the first time I hear of this band. And the show isn't taking Rolling Stone's role as starmaker away, as far as I know. Still, Korn and Radiohead has appeared on the show, why not Enslaved?
    Turns out it's not true. :D
    "Hehe... It's just a joke. Cato Bekkevold used a South Park-generator on the internet, and created South Park-versions of the band members. Their record company sent the news with their newsletters, and after some days the news reached the big newspapers in Norway. And they all bought it.. Hehe..."
  19. May 29, 2005 - Movies for the PSP and other stuff to catch up on. On August 9, for example, Team America, among other movies, will be released for the PSP. Episodes of South Park will follow later in the year. Matt and Trey take part in a featurette on the Make Your Own Damn Movie DVD.
  20. June 3, 2005 - To the member of the Jedi Council Forums with the Cartman quote, this is what Cartman actually says: "Hippies. Hi-i-ippies. They're everywhere. They wanna save the earth, but all they do is smoke pot and smell bad. He-elp!" Also, Matt and Trey were on the Edith and Colin radio chat show early today. I set my computer to record it while I slept. :) Here it is: Part 1 and Part 2. Right-click and save. Fun fact: Trey's family came from the town of Shrewsbury along the River Severn. This river provides Trey's middle name. Bonus: Charles Darwin was born there. :D
  21. June 10, 2005 - I've taken care of all the mail I've gotten since January 1 which I hadn't addressed before. I've made corrections and additions to the dyns in the 8th and 9th seasons, and episode 313, so check those out. This evening, South Park in the News and a FAQ archive update.
  22. June 11, 2005 - Matt Stone loves Babe. He mentions how much it and A Christmas Story have shaped South Park over the years.

Summer 2005

  1. Wednesday, June 15, 2005 - For a while, people were asking about Star Wars and Star Trek references in the show. I've compiled most of the references in these Star Wars and Star Trek pages. I'm sure I've missed quite a few and maybe added one or two that don't really belong. What do you think? Send me what I missed
  2. Friday, June 17, 2005 - Anyone watching WWE's Smackdown yesterday night may have noticed a commercial announcing South Park will begin airing syndicated episodes on UPN sometime during Fall. Can't wait to see how the eps get chopped up... :D
  3. Sunday, June 19, 2005 - Some new references added to the Star Wars page. I've seen a print ad congratulating South Park for an Emmy nomination this year.
  4. Wednesday, July 6, 2005 - Looks like somebody decided to pick a fight with me over the terms in my South Park Lexicon. Let's check it out...
    From: igykalen@juno.com
    To: williewestwood@hotmail.com
    Sent: Monday, July 04, 2005 12:28 PM
    Subject: ???? lexicon

    What's the point of this site? Virtually none of these terms were invented by southpark.
    Hella cool for example had been around since at least the mid 90's.
    A hot carl is an attractive male??? It's when you take a shit on someone during sex. And it's spelled Hot Karl.
    ass, acid, etc? why not just throw in every word they've ever said and call it part of Southpark's lexicon. Jesus Christ.
    Hey they once said Jesus, why isn't that on the list :rollseyes:
    I love how you say "Turns out "mung" was not invented by South Park" as if any of the others were. lol
    And the only one taht is original to the show is that corny ass Ritalout.
    I ask him to provide a page better than my own, and he responds with South Park Quotes. This is a nice site and all, but I dno't see a lexicon there. Strike 1. And judging by the writing in the e-mail, I don't think he works on that site. Strike 2. And there's no date anywhere by which to see the beginning of the site's existence, so I don't think it was around in 1999, the year in which the terms he criticizes me for appeared on the show. Strike 3. He's out!

    Anyway, let's move on to his criticisms.

    Hella cool - been around since the mid '90s? I think it's far older than that. And I mentioned "hella," not "hella cool." Did I say "hella" originated with South Park? No, I clearly said it came from "helluva," "hell of a." The Wiktionary confirms my statement: It is a written form of a reduction of "Hell of a." What's more, it's been around since 1980. Was South Park around in 1980? Nope.
    Hot Carl - He mentions that it's Hot Karl, and that it means taking a shit on someone during sex. The first half is true, the second half false. As Mr. Garrison so cleary said in "Proper Condom Use," a Hot Karl is performing anal sex on your partner, and then they turn around right afterwards and give you a blowjob. The main term for this is "Ass to Mouth." If I had meant Hot Karl and not Hot Carl, I would have put that in the Lexicon instead. Hot Carl appears there because he was in the credits for one of the episodes, and so might have meant a hot man. It's for his appearance in the credits that he will stay in the Lexicon.
    "ass, acid, etc? why not just throw in every word they've ever said and call it part of Southpark's lexicon. Jesus Christ." - Looks like somebody's got sand up his vagina...
    "Hey they once said Jesus, why isn't that on the list?" - Fine, he's on the list now. Happy?
    "I love how you say "Turns out "mung" was not invented by South Park" as if any of the others were. lol" - So I was wrong. :) They did invent a new definition for it.

    So I edited the Lexicon early this morning with corrections this e-mail led to after all. :) Enjoy. And if anyone cares, here's his shitty site.

  5. Saturday, July 9, 2005 - Tylernol2010 sends me the following pic with a date for the Season 6 DVD set release. Here it is: October 11.
  6. Thursday, July 14, 2005 - South Park is up for its biennial Emmy nomination... You'll be seeing these everywhere, but this one is from AP via Yahoo.
    Nominees in all categories for the 57th annual Primetime Emmy awards, announced Thursday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences:

    Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour): "Family Guy: North by North Quahog," Fox; "Samurai Jack: Episode XLIX," Cartoon Network; "The Simpsons: Future Drama," Fox; "South Park: Best Friends Forever," Comedy Central; "SpongeBob SquarePants: Fear of a Krabby Patty/Shell of a Man," Nickelodeon

  7. Monday, July 18, 2005 - In this article about the Bad News Bears, Billy Bob Thornton says his kids like South Park. Also, final artwork for the season 6 DVD.
  8. Tuesday, July 19, 2005 - Don't ever let people tell you Mr. Hankey doesn't exist, 'cause he does. In Canada. As Mr. Floatie.
  9. Thursday, July 28, 2005 - The Aristocrats comes to L.A. and N.Y. tomorrow and to your local theater sometime next month. Here's a bunch of media on it.

    Media

    The Aristocrats

    A trailer for the film.

    The Soundboard.

    Cartman tell the Aristocrats joke
    The video has been floating around the Internet since April Fool's Day, 2004. It finally has its own site. :)

    Articles

    AMC theater chain doesn't get dirty joke
    If you're a subscriber, go read the rest of the article. If not, consider becoming one.

    Newsweek Article
    More about AMC not showing The Aristocrats.

    Entertainment Weekly Review

  10. September 1, 2005 - An update on South Park in syndication, from TV Guide: South Park Gets Cleaned Up. More in the box below. I have also added MattnTrey to SPSChat's menu options. MattnTrey.com is no longer online, but I still have download access to it, so I copied its content over to spschat.com

    What made it in

    Mr. Hankey made the cut. So did Chef's famed chocolate salty balls. Cartman's many and varied vocalized prejudices.

    What didn't

    Visuals of Kenny's shrinking hemorrhoid. (That should be Kyle, not Kenny.) God (in expletives containing his name)
  11. September 4, 2005
  12. September 8, 2005 - There's great news in the land of South Park today: after this season ends, there will be three more years, at least, of episodes, with 14 eps per year. Read the announcement below!

    COMEDY CENTRAL® AND "SOUTH PARK" CREATORS RENEW FOR THREE MORE YEARS


    Deal Includes 42 New Episodes Of "South Park"

    NEW YORK, September 8, 2005 -- COMEDY CENTRAL and "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have renewed their contract in a deal that will keep the creative duo at the cable channel through the end of 2008, it was announced today by Doug Herzog, president, COMEDY CENTRAL.
    The deal consists of three more years of "South Park" episodes with 14 new episodes each year. Parker and Stone will continue under the new agreement to write, direct and edit every episode of "South Park" as they have since the creation of the show. New episodes of "South Park" will begin on October 19 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
    "I was at COMEDY CENTRAL when we launched the first season of 'South Park' and I am thrilled to see them continue through 2008," says Herzog. "Matt and Trey are creative geniuses and a huge part of the COMEDY CENTRAL family and we look forward to continued success."
    The deal with COMEDY CENTRAL for Parker and Stone was negotiated by their attorney Kevin Morris of Barnes, Morris, Klein, Mark, Yorn, Barnes & Levine. They are also represented by William Morris.
  13. September 12, 2005 - South Park has submitted a nomination once every other year since the show began in 1997 - in seasons 1,3,5,7, and now 9, and this year, it finally won the Emmy for its nomination. Woohoo! Read on. Meanwhile, The Simpsons begins its 17th season.
  14. September 13, 2005 - From TV Guide
  15. September 17, 2005 - Things to look out for this weekend: South Park getting its Emmy tonight on the E! Channel (this was filmed last weekend) and starting to air in syndication on Monday at 11 pm on UPN or CBS affiliates (KCAL Channel 9 here in Los Angeles is a CBS affiliate). Also, I'm opening my South Park Square to anyone interested in posting on a message board associated with this here site. I had another board once before a few years ago, but I didn't like the feel of it after a while, so I abandoned it. Anyway, enjoy :). Feel free to create new topics - there's nothing there right now as of 5 am Pacific Daylight Time.

    FIRST SUSAN LUCCI - NOW CARTMAN!
    COMEDY CENTRAL'S "SOUTH PARK" WINS PRIMETIME EMMY AT LAST


    Perennial Animated Favorite "South Park" Wins After Five Nominations

    NEW YORK, September 12, 2005 -- COMEDY CENTRAL's long-running animated hit "South Park," brought home the gold last evening, winning its first Emmy Award after five nominations, in the 2004-2005 Primetime Emmy Awards competition. The honors were given out yesterday by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS). The program, an adult-oriented animation phenomenon, is set in the town of South Park, nestled in the Colorado Rockies and home to grade-schoolers Kyle, Stan, Kenny and Cartman. It won the Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program (less than an hour).
    This year's Emmy Awards are being presented during two ceremonies. The first, primarily for creative arts categories, took place on Sunday, September 11, while the balance of the Emmys, primarily for the performing arts and including four nominations for "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," will be announced before a black-tie audience during a primetime telecast (CBS) on Sunday, September 18. The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA hosts both ceremonies.
    The following is a complete list of "South Park's" credited individuals:
    OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM (For Programming Less Than One Hour)
    South Park, "Best Friends Forever"
    Trey Parker, Executive Producer, Writer, Director
    Matt Stone, Executive Producer
    Anne Garefino, Executive Producer
    Frank C. Agnone II, Producer
    Jennifer Howell, Supervising Producer
    Eric Stough, Director of Animation

Fall 2005

  1. September 24, 2005 - Welcome to Fall 2005. South Park's Matt Stone and Trey Parker will appear on Charlie Rose this Monday evening. Check your local PBS stations for showtimes. Here in L.A. the show will be on at 11:30 p.m. on KCET 28. In South Florida it'll be on at 11 p.m. on WGCU 30. If you're keeping track of the changes syndication brings to the show, send in the censorship you've seen so far or post them on the board. The first week is over, and many of you have seen 10 episodes come and go.
  2. September 27, 2005 - Well, the Charlie Rose interview didn't reveal anything we longtime fans didn't already know, but Trey did reveal that Michael Moore's body in Team America was made of ham. That was in response to Moore's placement of a South Park-style cartoon, "A Brief History of America," after Matt Stone's segment in Bowling for Columbine that led people to believe Matt and Trey made the cartoon. The cartoon itself reminded Trey of his own work, "American History," in college, which just invited more comparison between the two shorts. Boobie_Tassels, who has her Trey site, [Shpadoinkle] Trey Parker, provided a video of the interview up to the point where Team America was being discussed. But the picture below is the real news!
    This picture was placed in CrapTV's forums by boobie_tassels. It's from Jimmy Fallon's Birthday Party at The National Arts Club in NYC on Sept. 24. Trey is pictured here with his fiancée, Emma Sugiyama. On her left ring finger she's sporting a ring (look at the inset at lower left for detail), and women don't wear rings there unless it's from a significant other. :) Boobie_tassels also received an e-mail from someone who attended the event, which read "Trey was talking about anime and how the japanese are, then said 'my fiancée, who is Japanese, is here in the audience today." Boobie's source also told her a month ago that Trey got engaged to Emma this summer in Italy. They are planning to get married early next year, possibly in Hawaii.
    Trey studied Japanese in college and has been to Japan numerous times since college. His movies and South Park sometimes have Japanese in them, and there's the Chinpokomon episode in the third season, so it makes sense that he'd find a Japanese mate to marry. :) Congrats to them.
    This and other pic will be on spschat too, by Saturday night.
  3. October 1, 2005 - The Charlie Rose interview is up here! The Team America clip and the segment after it are missing. If anyone has the whole segment handy, let me know, and we'll see about sharing it on MSN or AIM.
  4. October 12, 2005 - An eventful week starting today. :) Get your season six DVD sets if you didn't get them yesterday. Here's the schedule of events:
    October 11 - Season 6 DVD boxed set is out
    October 14 - Matt and Trey to appear on Jimmy Kimmel's show. Remember that Kimmel comes on after midnight, so you'll be watching Matt and Trey just as Saturday morning begins.
    October 19 - Matt and Trey on Kevin and Bean at 8:30 am on 106.7 KROQ in Los Angeles. Episode 908 kicks off the Fall run. Last Spring, Matt said eight episodes will follow, but the press release now says seven eps. We'll see who's right.
  5. October 16, 2005 - Welcome to the second half of Season 9! South Park Studios has put up the following info about this coming Wednesday's episode:

    "Two Days before the Day After Tomorrow"

    A GLOBAL WARMING STATE OF EMERGENCY is declared in South Park. Global Warming is determined to be the cause of the massive flood that destroys a neighboring town.
    The world’s largest beaver dam breaks and the waters overtake the adjacent town of Beaverton.. As the victims wait for help to arrive, everyone in South Park tackles priority number one: who is to blame? The President, the mayor, scientists, the press and even the flood victims themselves are all busy pointing fingers. Only Stan and Cartman know who’s really at fault.
    Now, they did a global warming episode once before, called "Spontaneous Combustion," in which people were exploding for no apparent reason and burning up. Randy Marsh concluded that it was people were holding in thei farts, so he encouraged everyone to fart every time they felt the urge to, and pretty soon the town got smelly and too warm to bear. Randy was shunned and everything went back to normal.
  6. October 20, 2005 - The transcript of the interview with Charlie Rose is now finished. Read up on that here. Post comments about Wednesday's episode on my board hmya!
  7. October 21, 2005 - Wednesday's Matt and Trey on Kevin and Bean interview, taken from the 4 hours of the Kevin and Bean show found by CrapTV forum member Tintin.
  8. October 21, 2005 - I'd like to welcome Cartman's World to the South Park Directory. I see we've lost a few sites as Cartman's World joins the community. Now, this is a little old, but here's the top 25 Cartman Moments, from the Comedy Central page.

    His loyal fans have spoken! For those who weren't keeping score of Cartman's 25 Greatest Moments, we did it for you.
    1. 501 - Scott Tenorman Must Die
    2. 101 - Cartman Gets an Anal Probe
    3. 803 - Up the Down Steroid
    4. 902 - Die Hippie, Die
    5. 107 - Pink Eye
    6. 709 - Christian Rock Hard
    7. 802 - AWESOM-O
    8. 705 - Fat Butt and Pancake Head
    9. 113 - Cartman's Mom Is a Dirty Slut
    10. 906 - The Death of Eric Cartman
    11. 213 - Cow Days
    12. 102 - Weight Gain 4000
    13. 804 - The Passion of the Jew
    14. 109 - Starvin' Marvin
    15. 807 - The Jeffersons
    16. 711 - Casa Bonita
    17. 601 - Freak Strike
    18. 617 - Red Sleigh Down
    19. 302 - Spontaneous Combustion
    20. 314 - The Red Badge of Gayness
    21. 506 - Cartmanland
    22. 607 - Simpsons Already Did It
    23. 406 - Cartman Joins NAMBLA
    24. 303 - The Succubus
    25. 608 - Red Hot Catholic Love
    Number 1 is #1 for a very good reason. :D
  9. October 24, 2005 - Butter, or marjarine, or margerine? Hmmm. This week's synopsis, thanks to South Park Studios

    Episode 909 - Marjorine

    The 4th grade girls are having a sleepover. It’s imperative that the boys find out what goes on behind those closed doors. Butters is picked to be the boy who must fake his death, become a girl and infiltrate this age-old feminine tradition. As his parents dabble in the dark arts in an effort to bring him back to life, Butters thinks he might like being a girl.
  10. October 28, 2005 - From the SPS FAQs: The start date for Season 10 - March 22, 2006. The more you know... :)
  11. Halloween, 2005 - Mrs. Garrison is doing some strange stuff involving Big Gay Al and Mr. Slave. This week's synopsis, thanks to South Park Studios

    Episode 910 - Follow That Egg!

    Mrs. Garrison's "ex" plans to marry his new love as soon as the Governor signs the bill allowing gay marriage in Colorado. As Slave and Big Gay Al prepare to marry, the townspeople of South Park rally the Governor to outlaw gay marriage. In a fit of jealously, Mrs. Garrison develops his own case study using the kids to prove that same sex couples cannot care for a child. The boys are determined to get an "A" on their class assignment and Mrs. Garrison is just as committed to seeing they fail.
  12. All Saints' Day, 2005 - Día de los Muertos in Mexico. Tomorrow is All Souls' Day. All Saints here means all believing Christians (Catholics, in my case), not just the saints canonized by the Pope. South Park Studios announces that Matt Stone will return for another online interview in two weeks (Nov. 15), so we have that to look forward to. :)
  13. November 3, 2005 - Last night's episode was so so, with a few laughs here and there. A brown egg for Token, Mrs. Garrison's fag drag and scheme to do away with Stan and Kyle's egg. Once in a while I find what I think is a profound statement, and today I decided to bring you this one from Cannibal Lover:

    I keep noticing how funny it is now to see the kids back in the classroom, sitting at their desks doing school projects, after all of the absurd things they've done and places they've been to in the past nine years. Kenny especially, because he's been to heaven and hell and now he's back sitting at a school desk in fourth grade painting an egg. Ah, beautiful irony.
  14. November 7, 2005 - This Week's Episode, thanks to South Park Studios! "Ginger Kids"? Hmmm...:

    Episode 911 - Ginger Kids

    In his classroom presentation, Cartman points to people with red hair, light skin and freckles as an inferior race. He thinks differently when, one morning, he himself wakes up with an advanced case of Gingervitus! Sick and tired of being ripped-on because he now has red hair, light skin and freckles, he rallies all ginger kids everywhere to fight against discrimination.
  15. November 12, 2005 - Don't forget that Matt Stone will be answering questions at #spsevent next Tuesday beginning at 6 p.m. Pacific. Bring some good questions and hang out for a while.
  16. November 14, 2005 - This Week's Episode, thanks to South Park Studios! "Trapped in the Closet"? I thought Tom Cruise had put those rumors to rest. Alrighty, who else is hiding?!

    Episode 912 - Trapped in the Closet


    Religious leaders believe Stan is the new “Golden Child” and a whole soap opera unfolds with the help of a famous R&B singer.
    The results of Stan’s personality test reveal that he’s depressed. While Stan looks to a new religion for answers, the church leaders recognize Stan as the second coming. Some A-List Hollywood celebrities join the faithful who have set up camp right in front of Stan’s house.
  17. November 16, 2005 - Thanks to Nall for e-mailing me the log of the chat yesterday night. There weren't as many questions this time around, and I don't know how long this chat lasterd. The one in April lasted an 90 minutes and we got 60 questions out of it. One thing: Matt didn't say whether Mrs. Garrison would ever return to being Mr. Garrison. :D Here's the chat.
  18. November 18, 2005 - Two months ago Matt and Trey signed a three year contract with Comedy Central to make more seasons of South Park. Today they signed a contract with Paramount to create and/or produce some movies for it, and have formed a company to handle it all. The writing and directing duo have named their new company Trunity and are wasting little time appointing a core creative team and business staff. Read all about it! And, to create a link with Wednesday's episode, Tom Cruise will return to star in Mission: Impossible III. Also, script, secrets, and guests up for "Trapped In The Closet."
  19. November 23, 2005 - Nall sent me this link - FACTnet - in which is an article titled "FACTNet Names South Park TV Show Staff FACTNet Person(s) of the Year for 2005 for their Recent Scientology Episode." Here's the article:

    The recent South Park TV episode - "Trapped in the Closet" - in which the South Park staff educates the global community through humor on the human rights abuses and other dangers of the destructive mind control cult Scientology has done a great service to societies and families everywhere their show airs around the world. This show is also a great educational tool for dangers of destructive cults in general.
    In spite of Scientology’s infamous reputation for retaliation and lawsuits, it took a great courage to so accurately portray the brainwashed cult dependency of Tom Cruise and John Travolta as well as criminal-like nature of Scientology and its current leader David Miscavige. Because of this courage and its educational value to society on the dangers of Scientology and cults in general we at FACTNet name the entire South Park TV Show Staff our FACTNet Person(s) of the Year for 2005.
    The article also has links to clips and the entire episode. :)
  20. November 24, 2005 - Comedy Central Press has put up a bunch of new pictures of Matt and Trey as well as three pics for "Trapped In The Closet" (scroll down to see those). The MnT pics will be up at South Park Chat's Matt and Trey section
  21. November 28, 2005 - This Week's Episode, thanks to South Park Studios! "Free Willzyx." Gee, it's been a few years since the original arrived, hasn't it?

    Episode 913 - Free Willzyx


    Kyle convinces the fourth-grade boys to help him get his special new friend back home.
    A "talking" whale inspires the fourth-graders to risk everything to return him to his family. With the police on their tails, the boys enlist the help of a foreign government and embark upon an adventure they'll not soon forget; one in which the boys learn just how far to go for a friend.
  22. December 3, 2005 - Good episode last Wednesday. I like seeing the boys be regular boys, and Willzy-x being launched onto the moon. The ALF leader had NO idea what they were going to do with the whale! Haha! : ) Anywho, from South Park Studios... The Aristocrats and its soundtrack are coming to stores near you. Check out that site for more info. Enjoy the two wallpapers below. The first is the composite sketch Brian and Mike created of the boys, the second is Willzy-x on the moon, free and... wait, doesn't Kenny look like the Unabomber?

  23. December 4, 2005 - If you read this before it airs, get a VHS tape or record it on your PC: CBS News Sunday Morning will have a behind-the-scenes clip of South Park, showing how the show is made at South Park Studios. The program is 90 minutes long and begins at 9, 8 Central, and the South Park segment is listed at the end, so you may have to wait until 10, 9 Central, to catch the clip.
  24. December 5, 2005 - Nice CBS clip yesterday, but the interviewer could've used some DayQuil herself, lol. There was nothing new in the interview except a chance for the Sunday morning crowd to see what the Wednesday night crowd already knows. : ) The Quicktime video is here (Bobbi has the Windows Media version at [Shpadoinkle] Trey Parker). This Week's Episode, the final one of the year, thanks to South Park Studios! "Bloody Mary." There's a drink called Bloody Mary, but it doesn't refer to the Virgin Mother. Who'da thought that Randy's an alcoholic?

    Episode 914 - Bloody Mary

    Stan is embarrassed in front of his friends when his dad is arrested for drunk driving. In a neighboring town, a bleeding statue of Mary is discovered and the faithful are flocking to the site hoping to be healed. Stan's dad is sure the bleeding Virgin can cure him of his "disease."
    A bleeding or crying statue seems to happen a lot in Catholic circles, and many of the claims have been debunked, but the Church discourages its members from venerating such statues - they do distract from Jesus' message.
  25. December 7, 2005 - "Bloody Mary" airs tonight, and after that, hiatus until February. First new episode of Season 10 airs on March 22. And, thanks to South Park Studios, I've compiled this fall's blogs into this page. Enjoy reading the blogs!
  26. December 9, 2005 - Pearl Harbor Day was December 7, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception was December 8, and it was interesting to see both of them referenced in this ep. Catholics may be offended at the way bleeding statues were lampooned in this ep, but bleeding statues don't figure all that much into the Catholic view of salvation.