The SP Timeline 2008

Winter 2008

  1. December 22, 2007 - Seasons's Greetings to one and all! Let's start Winter 2008 off with an article about April Stewart, voice actoress for most of the women in South Park: THE WOMAN/WOMEN OF SOUTH PARK: TALKING TO APRIL STEWART (Taken from Newsarama, two days ago)
  2. December 24, 2007 - Time to call April Stewart out! In the article below she says she was "doing voices for them since season seven I guess. The woman who originated every single voice was named Mary Kay Bergman. I only got the job shortly before she passed away. I am her replacement. When I took the job, I thought it was really important that I made it as seamless as possible. That wasn’t easy as she was amazing. So I want to make sure that I’m always doing her right." There are factual errors here. Mary Key Bergman committed suicide in 1999, in Season 3 of the show. If April Stewart has been doing the voices since Season 7 (that's the first error - she started doing the voices at the beginning of Season 8 under the alias Gracie Lazar), she could not have been hired before Bergman's suicide (that's the second error. The third one is that Matt and Trey anticipated Bergman's death - "I only got the job shortly before she passed away." What?!), thus she could not have been Bergman's replacement (fourth error - that honor went to Eliza J. Schneider, who left the show at the end of season 7, in 2003. Fifth error - Stewart didn't once mention Schneider in the article). Stewart, how could you misrepresent the history of the show so badly?
  3. January 18, 2008 - The Imaginationland DVD Movie cover.
  4. January 19, 2008 - More on the Imaginationland DVD Movie. There will be extended footage and two other episodes: 0814 - "Woodland Critters Christmas" and 1006 - "Manbearpig." And here's another view of the cover:
    The DVD comes out on March 11.
  5. January 19, 2008 - Here's the contract between Kyle and Cartman. It's pretty straightforward. If it's hard to read, read the transcript right next to it.

    ERIC CARTMAN

    I KYLE am in AGREEMENT
    with ERIC CARTMAN that if the
    existence of Leprechauns
    can be proven beyond a
    shadow of a doubt, I KYLE
    will place ERIC CARTMAN's BALLS
    in my mouth and suck
    them for no less than
    30 seconds.
    I KYLE am fully conc---
    that this contract is
    Legal AND binding

    X Kyle

  6. February 21, 2008 - Nobody e-mailed me to tell me I was still using 2007 in my entries. Oh well. I updated the FAQs for Fall and Winter - South Park Studios gave the wrong song in the FAQ about "Guitar Hero." And South Park Season 12 begins in 2 weeks, 6 days - March 12. A commercial about it has already aired, but it's Matt and Trey in silhouette imitating a segment from The Electric Company, a 1970's show that aired on PBS alongside Sesame Street. The silhouettes in this clip are those of black people, but they could be of any two people on the show. Here's The Electric Company from YouTube:
    Maybe there'll be a real South Park preview soon. :)
  7. March 5, 2008 - The Imaginationland Trilogy DVD is coming out next Tuesday, Season 12 begins next Wednesday, and Kenny vs. Spenny (season 5?) begins the following Saturday. Matt and Trey joined Kenny and Spenny as executive producers of that show last year.
  8. March 10, 2008 - Comedy Central Press preseents this info on Wednesday's season opener, "Tonsil Trouble." Click on the images below for poster-soze images.

    CARTMAN COMES FACE TO FACE WITH HIS OWN MORTALITY IN THE SEASON 12 PREMIERE OF "SOUTH PARK"

    Cartman’s routine tonsillectomy goes horribly wrong in an all-new episode of “South Park." Coming off record ratings in season 11 and the now infamous “Imaginationland” trilogy, “South Park” returns for its 12th season with seven all-new episodes beginning Wednesday, March 12 at 10:00 p.m. on COMEDY CENTRAL. Fans will be able to download the uncensored version of each new episode from the 12th season on iTunes, xBox LIVE and Amazon Unbox.
    The face of South Park could change forever when Eric Cartman is diagnosed with an incurable disease in the premiere episode, entitled “Tonsil Trouble.” When the support Cartman is counting on falls short, he has to take matters into his own hands.
    And now that the Imaginationland DVD is out, I can share the commentary with y'all. Here it is.
  9. March 17, 2008 - New episode info gets around! Oh well, so I'm late with it, but, from South Park Studios: "Britney’s New Look: When the boys help Britney Spears get to the North Pole, they discover the shocking secret behind her popularity." Comedy Central Press preseents this info on Wednesday's season opener, "Britney’s New Look."

    STAN AND KYLE HAVE TO GET BRITNEY SPEARS TO THE NORTH POLE IN AN ALL NEW “SOUTH PARK”

    When the boys help Britney Spears get to the North Pole, they discover the shocking secret behind her popularity in an all-new episode of “South Park,” entitled, “’Britney’s New Look,” premiering on Wednesday, March 19 at 10:00 p.m. on COMEDY CENTRAL.
    Britney Spears is trying to get away from it all in the mountains near South Park, Colorado when the boys have a run-in with her. Stan and Kyle get caught up in Britney’s celebrity and the never-ending feeding frenzy that follows her wherever she goes.
  10. March 19, 2008 - The AV Club interviewed Matt and Trey this week (mirrored here). In it, Matt and Trey talk about Imaginationland, South Park these days, and, well, as for Giant Monsters Attack Japan! and My All-American, they will work on one of these, but haven't chosen which one.
  11. March 21, 2008 - There are significant differences between what we saw on TV and what South Park Studios has up. A Visitor has been found dancing at the VMAs and another one was spotted at the Airport Hilton at the end of "Tonsil Trouble," so Sightings has been updated.

Spring 2008

  1. March 23, 2008 - New episode this Wednesday: "Major Boobage: In a South Park homage to the 1981 film, “Heavy Metal”, the boys are trying to get Kenny off the latest drug craze that’s captured the junior high and under set." Stop drooling...

    SOUTH PARK PAYS HOMAGE TO THE 1981 FILM, "HEAVY METAL" IN AN ALL-NEW "SOUTH PARK"

    The boys are worried when Kenny starts experimenting with the newest way to get high in an all-new episode of "South Park," entitled, "Major Boobage."
    Kenny is skipping school and the other boys are sure it's because he's hooked on the latest drug craze that's popular with the junior high and under crowd. Meanwhile, Kyle's parents become concerned that their son is getting high when they find contraband in his room. To illustrate just how high you can go, "South Park" pays homage to the 1981 movie, "Heavy Metal."
  2. March 28, 2008 - From various reports, I got this:
    [on streaming episodes at South Park Studios] When asked for a reason as to why they has decided to offer such a service, Trey and Matt responded by saying:
    We got really sick of having to download our own show illegally all the time, so we gave ourselves a legal alternative.
  3. March 31, 2008 - I didn't think they'd do an episode on the writers' strike, but it looks like they are. Read below

    CANADA TAKES A STAND IN AN ALL-NEW "SOUTH PARK"

    Canadians want more money and decide to stage a strike in an all-new episode of "South Park," entitled, "Canada On Strike!."
    The head of the World Canadian Bureau leads the country into a long and painful strike and the responsibility of brokering a settlement rests with the boys. Meanwhile, people from Denmark flock to the U.S. and cross the picket lines to take the place of the striking Canadians. In conflict over whether or not to stand with their countrymen, Terrance and Phillip uncover the truth behind the outrageous cost of the strike.
    On the other hand, I don't recall any scab writers... hmmm.
  4. April 3, 2008 - A quick set of references for "Canada On Strike" are up now, all of them from YouTube. YouTube allows your videos to earn you some money through AdSense, so it's not quite the business model the WGA was striking for. A note on scab writers: I was referring to writers who don't appear on camera. Jay Leno, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert do appear in front of the camera as hosts of their own shows. They didn't bring back their writing teams, and Leno was called in to promise he wouldn't write any new material for The Tonight Show while the strike was on. I don't know if Colbert and Stewart were called in as well and/or didn't write new material during the strike.
  5. April 7, 2008 - Looks like Ms. Garrison will revert to Mr. Garrison. From South Park Studios: Episode #1205 - "EEK, A PENIS!" While Ms. Garrison is off trying to find a way to become the man he was always intended to be, Cartman is put in charge of the classroom.

    ERIC CARTMAN IS THE NEW SUBSTITUTE TEACHER IN AN ALL-NEW "SOUTH PARK"

    Cartman has a gift for reaching the most difficult kids in the school system.
    While their regular teacher, Ms. Garrison, is busy looking for a way to become the man he always intended to be, Cartman is put in charge. Soon after Cartman takes over, the kids' test scores are on the rise. Cartman decides to make a difference by working with some inner-city kids whom no other teacher has been able to reach.
  6. April 14, 2008 - The Broflovskis went to San Francisco a few years ago in "Smug Alert," and now the Marshes get to go. From South Park Studios:

    Episode 1206, “Over Logging”

    From Comedy Central

    Click on the images for bigness.
    NEW YORK, April 14, 2008 – The citizens of South Park wake up one morning and find the internet is gone, in an all-new episode of "South Park," entitled "Over Logging," No one in South Park has internet access and there’s no telling when, or even if, it will come back. Desperation sets in as the fear of the unknown spreads rapidly across the country. When Randy hears there still may be some internet out in California, he packs up his family and heads west in search of a signal.
  7. April 19, 2008 - This Wednesday's ep will be the last one until October, and it's called "Super Fun Time."

    Episode 1207, “Super Fun Time”

    Click on the images for bigness.
    NEW YORK, April 21, 2008 – A class field trip to the living museum takes a deadly turn. Mr. Garrison takes the fourth grade class on an educational field trip to a Pioneer Village where dedicated workers remain in character as their counterparts from the 1800's. Cartman forces Butters to ditch the fanatical townsfolk to go to the amusement center located next door. While the rest of the kids are reluctantly learning about the good old days in Colorado, a group of trigger-happy thieves break into the museum and take everyone hostage.
  8. April 21, 2008 - A Visitor has been found at the Internet Refugee Camp. I've got the pic and all, but I've been asked to take the Season 12 visitors down until July 1, so wait for them.
  9. April 26, 2008 - Okay, it's bad enough that South Park Studios' beta site is getting bloated and is having problems with its episode player from time to time, but now it won't remember my login information, and I have to hammer the site just to log on. If that doesn't work, there's one more thing you have to do: "You exceeded the maximum allowed number of login attempts. In addition to your username and password you now also have to enter the confirm code from the image you see below," which to me means just more hammering. Man, if that don't discourage me from visiting that site's board...
  10. April 31, 2008 - MovieWeb says that the Season 11 DVD will arrive on August 12. All 14 episodes will be uncensored, so no more bleeps. No cover art yet. TV Shows on DVD has the same info.
  11. May 8, 2008 - TV Shows on DVD has more info on the DVD set: all eps will be uncensored, as they are at South Park Studios. If you have Rock Band, the 3-song download pack that will be included might be useful to you. I'm not posting any artwork until it's official. And now, Sotuth Park In The News:
    The UK Channel 4 series Spaced is coming to the U.S. on DVD with commentary from Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Smith, Bill Hader, Patton Oswalt, Diablo Cody, and Matt Stone. It's a 14-episode series - two seasons of seven episodes each.
    IGN's AskMen.com has five things you might not know about South Park. I say "might" 'cause really, big fans of the show probably already know them. Here's the list:
    1. South Park began as a video Christmas card.
    2. Tom Cruise wanted to do a voice for South Park.
    3. Cartman was influenced by Archie Bunker.
    4. The main female voice-over actor committed suicide.
    5. Episodes are changed at the "11th Hour."
  12. May 12, 2008 - The Consumerist says that American Airlines is blocking South Park Studios from its Admiral's Club waiting areas at at least one airport. A passenger named Gil waiting for a flight from Narita, Japan, to Los Angeles, said this:
    I'm stuck in the Admiral's Club in Narita Airport for another 5 hours in Japan because AA cancelled my flight to LA. To kill time I figured I catch up on my South Park episodes and watch the last few shows. I type in www.southparkstudios and settle in for some quality comedy and satire, but then I get the attached message from AA's network nannies.
    Tasteless? Who decided that? What makes this almost sublimely ironic is the picture of the naughty Japanese lady cop they use as an image for the blocking page. They apparently consider that tasteful.
    I went through to see what else they block but couldn't find anything else. Apparently serial killing (Dexter), selling dope (Weeds), trashy evening soaps (Desperate Housewives), and crappy South Park wannabees (Family Guy) are considered acceptable.
    Is this American Airlines and Fortiguard policy? Are people seeing that message in every airport American Airlines goes to? If not, then is it Japanese policy? Are people seeing that message in Japan no matter what airline they're on? If it's the former, then really, why should we be protected from tasteless sites? If it's the latter, then there are a lot more tasteless things I can think of coming out of Japan than a "tasteless" Web site.
  13. May 14, 2008 - More South Park In The News:
    AskMen.com brings you the Top 10 Adult Cartoons. You can already guess which one comes in at #1, but here's South Park at #2:
    Cartman is about as iconic a character as there is in the adult cartoon world. To steal a line once used to describe the horrors of industrialization, Cartman is “nasty, brutish and short” -- and to our endless amazement and amusement, we find that he is blessed with virtually no redeeming qualities. His innocent selfishness never wavers, and the only way to summarize South Park is to list some of Cartman’s more memorable acts of hostility.
    After inheriting a whack of cash from his grandmother, Cartman opens an amusement park for the sole purpose of banning his best friends Stan, Kenny and Kyle from ever entering and having a little fun. In another episode, he locks a group of pot-smoking hippies in his basement to prevent them from organizing another lame music festival. In short, South Park is Cartman’s show, and he exercises careless vindication in every jaw-dropping way possible.
    Matt Stone Visits Austin Via South Park (Austin Chronicle). There are two really bad pictures here, but oh well. Matt Stone visited the University of Texas in early May or late April to appear at a Master Class presented by John Pierson. The only news here is that South Park will move to HD next year as all of TV moves to digital format.
  14. May 28, 2008 - I've updated the Classes page with a yearbook-style list of the students in Mr. Garrison's classes over the years. If there's someone I don't have there that you think should be there. let me know, and mention what episodes they're in.
  15. May 29, 2008 - Back on April 21 I was asked to remove the three season 12 Visitors people had told me about from this site. Even nall, who asked me to do this, was puzzled by Matt and Trey's request, but there was a reason for it after all: South Park Studios has issued a challenge to the show's fans: Find the seven Visitors in the episodes shown so far this year (there's one in each episode). The deadline is midnight June 16 Eastern (that's 9 p.m. Pacific). Ten prizes will be given away - 5 uncensored Season 11 DVD sets for 5 lucky people (one per person, naturally) who find all seven aliens and 5 uncensored Imaginationland DVDs for 5 lucky people who find between four and six aliens. Since this is a challenge, don't send anything to me until the end of June.
  16. May 30, 2008 - You probably already know that you should be getting the aliens and the timestamps from the episodes at South Park Studios. For those of you wondering if some of the original airings didn't have aliens, I'll say... so far, each of the original airings does have an alien. I'm searching for the ones in "Major Boobage" and "Super Phun Time" right now, but someone at the SPS BBS has already found all seven. Remember though: this is the luck of the draw. You could be first in submitting the aliens, but your name might not be drawn at all.
  17. June 11, 2008 - South Park In The News:
    25 Things I Learned About Business from "South Park" (Amber Conrad, InsideCRM) - These may or may not work for you, but each one is supported by an episode in which it appears. In many cases, the way things work in real life are different from the way things work in South Park.
    South Park Live - Matt and Trey will be at Just for Laughs in Montreal, Canada, on July 16. Join them as they take you inside their hilarious groundbreaking animated series South Park with this uncensored, no holds-barred event complete with clips from the show and more! Get your tickets online and SAVE!
    A reminder: submitting screenshots of the aliens and the times they appear in will be much better than just submitting text.

Summer 2008

  1. June 23, 2008 - I'm sure the Cannibal Lover knows this, but... CrapTV has been giving MySQL errors for a day now. Sometimes it's missing altogether... South Park Studios has put up the seven visitors the show has in the first seven episodes of season 12. Here they are! I'll put these versions on my site, because some of them are hard to see on the avis I normally download from IRC and µtorrent. Also, I didn't find all of them. I didn't find the ones in Major Boobage or in Super Phun Thyme, and I already have the Imaginationland DVD, so I didn't participate in the contest.
  2. July 15, 2008 - Maaan, slow summer. Not much news from Matt and Trey except for an interview from the Montreal Mirror about MnT and South Park. The only new thing is that they might perform a few songs for Just for Laughs tomorrow evening. Suoth Park, on the other hand, has a video game coming out for the XBOX 360 Live next year (there's no info on what the game will be about), and a DVD set all about Cartman - South Park: The Cult of Cartman - coming out on October 7. The 2-DVD set will have an overall introduction by Eric Cartman, and an introduction to each of the 12 episodes by Cartman. Since a season 12 episode will be in this collection, you can bet that there will be an episode from every season in the set. Butters will be in here too, as there's a featurette for "What What (In The Butt)" on one of the DVDs. :D
  3. July 17, 2008 - Emmy nomination for Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming One Hour Or More)
    Imaginationland (South Park) • Comedy Central • Central Productions
    Trey Parker, Executive Producer/Written By/Directed By
    Matt Stone, Executive Producer
    Anne Garefino, Executive Producer
    Frank Agnone II, Supervising Producer
    Kyle McCulloch, Producer
    Eric Stough, Producer
    Bruce Howell, Producer
    Adrien Beard, Producer
    Vernon Chatman, Producer
    Erica Rivinoja, Producer
    Pam Brady, Producer
    Ryan Quincy, Director of Animation
  4. August 4, 2008 - You all know that the South Park Season 11 DVD set is coming in eight days, right? Good. Now for some Miner news! Cannibal the Musical, 13th Anniversary Edition is coming out either on November 18, or on August 26. Why two dates? Well, it depends on whom you want to order from. If you order from HK Flix, you'll get it in three weeks for $17.95. If you order it from Amazon, you'll get it for $21.99 but have to wait until November 18 or up to a week before to get it. The DVDs will play on all regions on NTSC equipment
  5. August 11, 2008 - RIP Isaac Hayes. He died yesterday while running on his treadmill in a downstaris bedroom in his Memphis home.
  6. September 10, 2008 - I wasn't going to report on this since it doesn't affect South Park at all, but it's made it to TV news, so... The Russian Union of Evangelical Christians is lobbying for South Park to be banned in Russia. That was a week ago, and since then there have been two updates: Moscow prosecutors say South Park cartoons could incite hatred update 1 and update 2 (the second update adds more cartoons that should be banned: The Simpsons, Family Guy, Metalocalypse, and Lenore, the Cute Little Dead Girl). I had no idea Lenore had become a cartoon, heh.
  7. September 14, 2008 - South Park has wan the Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming One Hour Or More)!!! Also, three days ago a Canadian viewer posted at the South Park Studios BBS that he e-mailed Canada's The Comedy Network about new South Park episodes, and he got back this reply (The Comedy Network airs new episodes 9 days after Comedy Central does.):
    We will begin broadcasting October 17 and the premiere episode will be 1 (one) hour.

    Thank you for your interest in The Comedy Network

    Since that wasn't a Comedy Central reply, I decided to wait until an official reply or press release came out, and today it did. Here's the press release from Comedy Central:
    "South Park" – New Episodes
    Wednesday, October 8 at 10:00 p.m.

    Last time around, "South Park" gave viewers AIDS, mice with penises attached, Canadians on strike, half of Britney Spears's head, porn-addicted adults and a way to "Cheese Your F-cking brains out!" Now that Cartman and Kyle are cured, Kenny is clean and Stan's dad is, um, satisfied, see what's in store for the boys of South Park in the much anticipated hour-long season premiere! Viewers won't want to miss a single new episode. COMEDY CENTRAL's not just sure of it: they're HIV positive.


Fall 2008

  1. September 23, 2008 - I thought it was too good to be true, and I was right: Comedy Central changed its press release to the following:
    "South Park" – New Episodes
    Wednesday, October 8 at 10:00 p.m.

    Last time around, "South Park" gave viewers AIDS, mice with penises attached, Canadians on strike, half of Britney Spears's head, porn-addicted adults and a way to "Cheese Your F-cking brains out!" Now that Cartman and Kyle are cured, Kenny is clean and Stan's dad is, um, satisfied, see what's in store for the boys of South Park in the much anticipated hour-long season premiere! Viewers won't want to miss a single new episode. COMEDY CENTRAL's not just sure of it: they're HIV positive.

  2. October 2, 2008 - South Park Studios has dropped online episodes for the following countries: France, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland: They join the U.K, Australia, and New Zealand in the list of countries where online viewing of the show is effectively banned. A reason for the ban hasn't been offered, though one can assume it's because contracts between Viacom and broadcasters in the affected countries have expired. South Park Studios only says that "we want you to know that we are working hard to bring you full episodes as soon as possible." There's at least one other site - South Park Zone - that's leeching the episodes from South Park Studios, so you might wanna watch the new episodes there starting next week. I would also mention allsp - "All South Park Streaming Programs" (where the only streaming program is South Park. :P) - but it's having troubles with Viacom right now.
  3. October 4, 2008 - The premiere episode for the fall run of season 12 is called "The China Probrem." Cartman must confront the Chinese alone while the American people are haunted by the memory of recent tragic events. This video has Stan and Kyle talking about that. They did nothing...
  4. October 6, 2008 - The press release for Wednesday's season opener:

    CARTMAN HAS THE SOLUTION TO THE CHINA PROBLEM WHEN ALL-NEW EPISODES OF “SOUTH PARK” PREMIERE ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8 AT 10:00 P.M. ON COMEDY CENTRAL


    All-New Season 12 Episodes Available Uncensored On iTunes, xBox LIVE, Amazon Video On Demand And SouthParkStudios.com


    NEW YORK, October 6, 2008 – Cartman seems to be the only person aware of the gathering threat the Chinese pose to the United States in an all-new episode of South Park entitled, “The China Probrem”. Fresh off an Emmy® win for the “Imaginationland” trilogy, “South Park” returns with seven all-new episodes beginning Wednesday, October 8 at 10:00 p.m. on COMEDY CENTRAL.
    After watching the intimidating opening ceremonies of the recent Olympic games, Cartman understands that the Chinese are only just days away from invading his homeland. While the rest of the American people are haunted by the memory of a recent tragic event, only Butters will stand with Cartman as he confronts the Chinese.
    Two press release pics, courtesy of Comedy Central Press:
  5. October 10, 2008 - Interesting that Matt and Trey brought Spielberg and Lucas back from the dead for this episode. If you recall, the Ark of the Covenant destroyed them and Francis Ford Coppola at the end of "Free Hat" six years ago. Back then, Matt and Trey were angry that the trio went back and enhanced their movies, ruining them for fans who had seen the original versions. With Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, a movie that honestly didn't need to be made, and which came YEARS after the last one, Matt and Trey are saying that Spielberg and Lucas are raping their franchises for all they're worth.
  6. October 13, 2008 - The press release for Wednesday's episode:

    CARTMAN MESSES WITH THE WRONG GIRL

    New York, October 13, 2008 – Cartman and Wendy throw down in an all-new episode of “South Park” titled, “Breast Cancer Show Ever.” Wendy gets in trouble when she threatens to beat up cartman after school. No matter how fired up Wendy is, all bets are on Cartman. Everybody knows a girl can’t fight a boy and win.
    Two press release pics, courtesy of Comedy Central Press:
  7. October 14, 2008 - It seems Jews were more offended with last week's episode than the Chinese were: Matt and Trey were blasted for airing the episode during Yom Kippur. And the Indiana Jones sites won't permit discussion of the rape of their beloved hero and lock down or delete all such topics.
  8. October 20, 2008 - The press release for Wednesday's episode:

    THE WORLD FACES AN EPIDEMIC OF EPIC PROPORTIONS

    NEW YORK, October 20, 2008 – While the world struggles to contain the latest global epidemic, the boys find a way to make money off of it. The boys find a way to make money off an international crisis that requires no talent and very little effort. Cartman convinces the other boys to invite Craig to get in on their latest plan. He knows Craig has just what it takes to make their dream a reality.
    Two press release pics, courtesy of Comedy Central Press:
  9. October 24, 2008 - Help keep the giant guinea pigs at bay: support your local Peruvian pan flute band! If anyone was hoping there wasn't gonna be a part II, I've got bad news for you: "Pandemic 2 - The Startling" airs next Wednesday.
  10. October 26, 2008 - The press release for Wednesday's episode:

    THE PANDEMIC CONTINUES…

    NEW YORK, October 27, 2008 –- Giant guinea pigs are attacking cities all over the world. The boys are lost in the Andes Mountains where they discover the startling secret behind the attack of the giant guinea pigs. The boys now have the power to rescue their town and the rest of the world from the onslaught but the Head of Homeland Security stands firmly in their way. Meanwhile, Randy bravely documents the destruction while trying to save his family.
    Two press release pics, courtesy of South Park Studios:
  11. November 3, 2008 - The press release for Wednesday's episode:

    THE ELECTION RESULTS ARE IN

    NEW YORK, November 3, 2008 – A new President has been elected and the citizens of South Park are partying in the streets. While the country celebrates, the President-elect catches everyone off guard when he arrives at the White House prematurely. From the Oval Office, the new Commander-In-Chief assembles his team and prepares for the job ahead.
    Two press release pics, courtesy of South Park Studios:
  12. November 9, 2008 - I have three articles for you. Two of these are about last Tuesday, one is from two years ago.

    1. 'South Park' creator on his tricky Obama-beats-McCain election episode (Los Angeles Times) - If McCain had won, Matt and Trey would have needed a way out of their Obama-winning episode. Obama's grandma was in the episode in a hopeful light, not an insensitive one: she's okay and helping her grandson out.
    2. How South Park Pulled off "About Last Night..." (IGN) - Matt Stone talks about the making of the episode and what they might have done if McCain had won instead: the heist would have gone on regardless.
    3. IGN Exclusive Interview: South Park's Matt Stone - The two movies Matt and Trey were supposed to be working on are mentioned, along with World of Warcraft.
  13. November 10, 2008 - The press release for Wednesday's episode:

    Elementary School Musical

    NEW YORK, November 10, 2008 – The boys realize they are no longer the coolest kids in school. Stan realizes he could lose Wendy if he doesn’t get on board with the latest fad to hit South Park Elementary. Cartman would rather kill himself than succumb. But, when Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman all realize that Butters is now more popular than they are, they have no choice but to give in to peer pressure.
    Two press release pics, courtesy of South Park Studios:
  14. November 17, 2008 - The press release for Wednesday's episode:

    HAVE VAMPIRES TAKEN UP RESIDENCE IN SOUTH PARK?

    The Ungroundable

    NEW YORK, November 17, 2008 – The Goth Kids at South Park Elementary face powerful rivals. Butters is sure he’s seen a vampire at school but he can’t get anyone to listen to him. Meanwhile, the Goth Kids are angry and frustrated when the other kids can’t tell the difference between a Goth and a Vampire.
    Two press release pics, courtesy of South Park Studios:
  15. November 19, 2008 - Spreadsheets are such wonderful tools... As of today there will be 181 episodes of South Park in the can. WOOHOO!!! Also, an update on a project Matt and Trey got involved with almost five years ago: Mormon Musical! from Matt and Trey, and Robert Lopez, the co-creator of Avenue Q. Five years ago it didn't have a title. Now it has a title, a script and a star. Rehearsals begin next month, so maybe it'll hit Broadway sometime next year.
  16. November 21, 2008 - South Park will end with a bang, whenever that may be. Matt and Trey would like to end South Park with a movie finale, but they don't know when that will be. They thought they had a movie idea last year, but during the Fall run they were out of episode ideas, so they decided to use the movie idea, which won the Emmy this year for Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming One Hour Or More). Yep, Imaginationland. Anyway, don't expect a movie from them any time soon. That means that My All-American and Giant Monsters Attack Japan! won't be made. Oh yeah, South Park's 7 Awesomest Sci-Fi Moments, according to SciFi.com. :)
  17. December 17, 2008 - Season 12 will come to DVD and 1080p Blu-ray on March 10. You'll get the 14 uncensored episodes, of course, and Six Days to South Park - A Day-by-Day Making of South Park (Super Fun Time), Six Days to South Park -- The Sixth Day (About Last Night) and The Making of "Major Boobage" . This is all in full-screen format - no widescreen releases yet. Digital copies of the eps will be included if you want to view them on your computer (If you already have a DVD playing program like Cyberlink PowerDVD, the digital copies are redundant). You can get more info here and here.