- March 21, 2010 - South Park Studios announces name and plot for Wednesday's episode. Morgan Freeman will be reading a book Butters wrote. :D
The Tale of Scrotie McBoogerballs
- A banned book comes off the shelves and into the 4th grade classroom. The parents decide the kids are mature enough to read a book that was formally banned. The boys are given a controversial book to read in school that both excites and inspires them to write one of their own. When the boys discover that Stan's mom has found their masterpiece, their new motivation is how they can stay out of trouble.
You may notice that the controversial book Mr. Garrison will pass out is The Catcher In The Rye, by J.D. Salinger.
- March 21, 2010 - New visitors - -or rather, visitors I and others missed the first time around - pop up once in a while. The one at right is from Episode 207, "City On The Edge of Forever," when the bus splits in two, then falls into the canyon, only to end up in a giant bucket of ice cream. Cartman then begins to question the logic of it all. SPSmartguy, formerly of South Park 24-7, sent me this last night.
- March 23, 2010 - You may have heard that Electronic Arts was going to sue South Park for the golf game images used in last week's episode. EA says it's not going to sue.
- March 27, 2010 - Former Peep Show producer Robert Popper is to join the writing team on South Park.
- Former Peep Show producer Robert Popper is to join the writing team on South Park.
- The British comedian - who also created BBC2 spoof science show Look Around You with Peter Serafinowicz - was signed up by creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker after spending a week with the team brainstorming ideas.
- He will be working on the four remaining episodes of the current series out of Los Angeles. (1404 - 1407)
- He said: 'I was delighted they asked me to join them for this run. It's a dream come true. It's a thrill to be in a room and hear Matt and Trey dip in and out of the South Park voices.'
- The other writers currently working on the show are Vernon Chatman and Erica Rivinoja.
- Meanwhile. Popper has just finished filming a BBC2 pilot with sketch duo Watson & Oliver, which he is producing, and a sitcom he has written for Channel 4, Friday Night Dinner, goes into production in the autumn, starring Simon Bird.
- Popper was in the news last year after making a hoax call to a radio station, claiming Gordon Brown lost his temper during a factory visit, angrily throwing a tangerine into the machinery.
- March 29, 2010 - South Park Studios announces name and plot for Wednesday's episode. Cartman loves chicken, which is one reason he cloned a Shakey's Restaurant some years ago. Remember this. :)
How he managed to get his balls that big, I don't know, but that's pretty extreme just to get a medicinal marijuana card.
Medicinal Fried Chicken
- Cartman's favorite restaurant has been shut down and a store that sells medicinal marijuana moves in. State Law in Colorado says it's legal to smoke pot if you have a physician's reference. Randy is the first-in-line to buy some but he's turned away because there's absolutely nothing wrong with him. Randy is desperate to get a medical excuse to smoke some weed but meanwhile, Cartman will do anything to get his beloved fried chicken restaurant back.
- March 30, 2010 - Found at LAWeekly.com: New KFC Opens In Palms? Sort of...(Instead of Fried Chicken, They Sell Marijuana), Thursday, Aug. 27 2009. Did Matt and Trey know about this? Considering its location, I'd say "Most certainly!"
You may have read these already, but here are two articles on the upcoming 200th episode mark for the show: South Park's Matt Stone Celebrates 200 Episodes (IGN, with Matt Stone), and 'South Park' at 200: Trey Parker and Matt Stone Apologize to No One (New York Times Art Beat). Some highlights:
- Trey and a lot of the crew love Chipotle, Matt doesn't care for it.
- Matt's been on both Leno's and Conan's shows and thinks Conan is funnier. He asserts that the late night show format is too restrictive to make any late night talk show host really funny.
- The three ideas Matt talks about in upcoming eps (Tiger Woods, medical marijuana, banned books) haev all been animated. :)
- Matt and Trey really do hate Family Guy, but are sure Seth MacFarlane doesn't care all that much, since he's making so much more money than they are.
- April 2, 2010 - Found on YouTube: a full performance of "Chicken on the Rocks," the song playing while the South Park men were really high and bouncing on their enormous balls. :D According to the composer, Jean-Jacques Perrey, it's an interpretation of "Turkey in the Straw."
- April 4, 2010 - South Park Studios announces name and plot for Wednesday's episode: "You Have 0 Friends." This one is the Facebook episode. :D
You Have 0 Friends
- Stan and Kyle have been through so much together over the years but it all means nothing if Stan won't "friend" Kyle. Kyle "friended" the wrong person and now all of his old friends are deserting him. His situation is desperate. Kyle looks for help from the one person who has always been there for him.
- April 11, 2010 - South Park Studios announces name and plot for Wednesday's episode: "200" :D
- EVERY celebrity THE TOWN OF SOUTH PARK HAS EVER MOCKED IS out for revenge. While on a school field trip, Stan accidentally INSULTS Tom Cruise and sets off a chain reaction. Two hundred previously ridiculed celebrities stand strong in a class action lawsuit against the town of South Park. This could be the thing that destroys South Park forever.
- April 12, 2010 - Last week's guests are now up. First, South Park Studios drops its chatroom from its menu, now its PM system has stopped working. I know the Studios are working on South Park 200 and all (and even THAT site is having trouble with submissions), but seriously, get back on the ball there, SPS.
- April 14, 2010 - On this day of South Park 200, there's on update on the Broadway musical Matt and Trey have been working on. It's called "The Book of Mormon," and it will be a play with two story lines. Read more about it below.
Just 'Park' it here
- Here's the skinny: The show is called "The Book of Mormon," and it will open on Broadway next March.
- Parker is co-directing with Jason Moore ("Q," "Shrek"), and the producers are Scott Rudin ("God of Carnage," "Fences") and Anne Garefino, the executive producer of Comedy Central's "South Park."
- The musical tells the story of two young Mormon missionaries sent off to spread the word in a dangerous part of Uganda.
- Their tale is told alongside the story of Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Latter-day Saints.
- Read more here.
- April 16, 2010 - First there was Pee, now 200. One day there will be an episode with a single letter for a title. :D
- April 18, 2010 - South Park Studios announces name and plot for Wednesday's episode: "201." What an original title...
- "South Park" is in danger from angry celebrities, violent Ginger kids and Mecha Streisand. It's a tense situation in South Park as Muhammad has become the pawn in the game to save the town. The Ginger kids are threatening to destroy the city if Stan and Kyle don't hand over the Prophet and the celebrities have met violence with violence by unleashing Mecha Streisand. In the midst of all of this, all anyone really wants to know is, who is Eric Cartman's father?
- South Park Studios in the United States is falling behind its counterparts in other countries. South Park Studios in Germany apparently has HD episodes of South Park up starting in Season 9, while the original Studios in the U.S. only has them up starting in Season 13.
- April 19, 2010 - Oh hey, a friendly warning from the Islamic radicals at Revolution Muslim: "We have to warn Matt and Trey that what they are doing is stupid and they will probably wind up like Theo Van Gogh for airing this show. This is not a threat, but a warning of the reality of what will likely happen to them." The post goes on to give details about a home Stone and Parker reportedly co-own, and lists the addresses of their production office in California and the New York office of South Park's broadcaster, Comedy Central. As you may recall, Theo van Gogh was a Dutch filmmaker who was murdered by an Islamic extremist in 2004 after making a short documentary on violence against women in some Islamic societies. The posting on Revolutionmuslim.com features a graphic photograph of Van Gogh with his throat cut and a dagger in his chest.
- April 22, 2010 - Give Comedy Central a piece of your mind. Matt and Trey weighed in on the matter at South Park Studios:
- In the 14 years we've been doing South Park we have never done a show that we couldn't stand behind. We delivered our version of the show to Comedy Central and they made a determination to alter the episode. It wasn't some meta-joke on our part. Comedy Central added the bleeps. In fact, Kyle's customary final speech was about intimidation and fear. It didn't mention Muhammad at all but it got bleeped too. We'll be back next week with a whole new show about something completely different and we'll see what happens to it.
- April 23, 2010 - South Park Studios' message board still shows a database error message when you try to visit it. The rest of the site is fine though, save for the following episodes, "201" and "The Super Best Friends," which were pulled from the streams because of the warning four days earlier.
- April 24, 2010 - A few Muslims are critical of Revolution Muslim at The American Muslim, which is good to read. Meanwhile, Newsweek reports that NYPD has stepped up security around Comedy Central's offices in response to the warning issued by Revolution Muslim on Monday.
- April 25, 2010 - The last episode for this run is "Crippled Summer." Comedy Central has an episode feed somewhere with this information. No description yet. Shhh. And please, come in and chat while the board stays locked down.
- Competition is the name of the game this summer. there is no time for Jimmy and his friends to slack off. They're working to be this year's champions at summer camp. Jimmy suits up and prepares to shred in the annual surfing contest.
- April 26, 2010 - Some viewers of the new Simpsons episode "The Squirt and The Whale" got to see this blackboard punishment tonight:
- June 4, 2010 - Deleted the South Parl Studios FAQ archive, since I fell behind and haven't kept up with it in over a year. The Studios still has all the questions up though. And new episodes start October 6.