The SP Timeline 2010

Winter 2010

  1. December 30, 2009 - South Park Studios forgot all about its official chat room when it split up into country-specific sites. Come on in and chat a spell. Also, Janina of Plane'arium fame reports the following, and asks a question at the end of it:
    Perhaps this is worth a laugh for some of you. It's strange which "celebrities" are paid to promote South Park.
    Comedy Central Germany decided to do some kind of South Park Christmas Special this year, and so they showed 11 episodes in a row. Nice idea, but unfortunately they had a guest host too... Lorielle London. She was called Lorenzo when taking part in the German version of "Pop Idol" back in 2003 and was made fun of due to her lack of talent. Since then Lorenzo decided to become a woman and show her face and fake tits on TV. But her only "success" was taking part in "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!" and a cooking show, she never hosted a show herself or was successful in acting or singing.
    So... why is someone like this chosen to promote South Park? It's a shame, because getting known because of failing in casting shows is the poorest way of them all. Why not choose a real Comedian? And to make it even worse Lorielle London dressed up as "Mrs. Hankey", here's a little scary trailer.
    Do you know of other degrading promotions in your own country? I guess the U.S. don't do those things, because Trey and Matt would intervene.
    Tell you one thing, the real Mrs. Hankey ain't gonna be too happy 'bout this!
  2. February 10, 2010 - South Park in the News: MTV in Mexico pulled an episode of South Park on Monday night because it didn't have the necessary government permission to show the Mexican flag featured in the cartoon. In other news, the long-awaited play by MnT and the guys one guy from Avenue Q will finally premiere at the end of summer this year for the 2010-11 season at Off Broadway's New York Theater Workshop.
  3. March 4, 2010 - South Park Season 14 begins in 13 days, and episode 200 (S14E05) airs on April 4. MnT took a year longer getting from 100 to 200 than they did getting from 0 to 100. Anyway, looks like South Park Netherlands is going to try a little experiment: The Real South Park, live action South Park episodes by children (starting on april 1). Thanks to Martijn van den Bogaart for this information. :) Is it too early for an April Fool's joke? Let's see...
    Like previous high-profile programs like New Kids and Youzhny, Comedy Central now presents "The Real South Park." The show is based on the immensely popular South Park and lets "real" children see the adventures of Cartman and his friends live. The series is set in Amsterdam and give way to the famous South Park response to Dutch culture.

    South Park, Really

    Passersby looked somewhat surprised at the filming of "The Real South Park", but many knew immediately that it is an interpretation of the popular animated series. The series, which consists of 8 episodes, was recorded at various locations in Amsterdam including IVKO school, the Czar Peter Street and the red light district. Silvan Zomerdijk protagonists, Bob Offenberg, Samuel Lochtenberg of Asbeck and Sam played the roles of Stan, Cartman, Kyle and Kenny. Despite the sometimes violent scenes, they saw the humor in that shit. The dark humor and taboo-breaking topics that we used from the animated series for one in "The Real South Park" to see. Especially for Sam, much was asked of him in the role of Kenny. Kenny is particularly popular because in every episode he leads a humorous but very dramatic life. The voices are provided by an American voice-over. "The Real South Park" is produced by Vargo bawit of Media Guru. Creator of the series is Allan Sperling of MTV Networks.

    "The Real South Park" every Thursday in April to see at 22:30 (10:05 pm) at Comedy Central. Starting Friday, April 2, the latest year (S14) of South Park can be seen at 22.05 (10:05 pm). Translation by Google.
    April 2, 2010 - Turns out it was a fake all along. There's only one REAL South Park after all. :)
  4. March 10, 2010 - Teaser for next week's season premiere. It's based on this report about an employee of Blackwater (d.b.a. Paravant) signing for hundreds of automatic weapons, under the name "Eric Cartman" two years ago. :o
  5. March 13, 2010 - First press release image for Wednesday's season opener: Cartman gets Tiger Woods to come clean. Click on the image for massive.
  6. March 14, 2010 - South Park Studios announces name and plot for the season 14 opener! This is the Tiger Woods episode. It's interesting how far things have come. Chef used to have sex with many, many women, and nothnig was said about him having a sex addiction. :D

    Sexual Healing

    The latest in scientific testing reveals that some of the boys have a sex addiction problem. The nation's top scientists come together to put a stop to the recent phenomenon of rich, successful men who suddenly want to have sex with many, many women. After extensive testing, some of the fourth grade boys in South Park Elementary are diagnosed as sex addicts.

Spring 2010

  1. 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.

  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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. :)

    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.
    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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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."
  8. 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.
  9. April 11, 2010 - South Park Studios announces name and plot for Wednesday's episode: "200" :D

    200

    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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. April 16, 2010 - First there was Pee, now 200. One day there will be an episode with a single letter for a title. :D
  13. April 18, 2010 - South Park Studios announces name and plot for Wednesday's episode: "201." What an original title...

    201

    "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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
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    Crippled Summer

    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.
  19. April 26, 2010 - Some viewers of the new Simpsons episode "The Squirt and The Whale" got to see this blackboard punishment tonight:
  20. 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.

Summer 2010

  1. June 22, 2010 - Summer has arrived, and now the days get shorter. Remember that new episodes start October 6.
  2. July 8, 2010 - South Park is nominated for the two episodes "200" and "201." The Prime Time Emmys are set to air on August 29, so the Creative Arts Emmys should air on the 21st.
  3. July 16, 2010 - Life is like a box of Butters. You never know what you're gonna get. :)

    "A LITTLE BOX OF BUTTERS" DVD GIFT SET

    PEEK INSIDE THE CONFUSED AND MAGICAL WORLD OF LEOPOLD "BUTTERS" STOTCH. A COLLECTIBLE BOX FILLED WITH HIS MOST PRIZED POSSESSIONS (AS WELL AS REMINDERS OF HIS MISADVENTURES) TO BE RELEASED BY COMEDY CENTRAL® HOME ENTERTAINMENT AND HITTING STORES ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

    NEW YORK, July 12, 2010 -- This is for all the true "South Park" fans of the little guy who would love to own, cherish and proudly display "A Little Box of Butters" DVD gift set on their shelf as a badge of honor. Released via COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment, "A Little Box of Butters" DVD gift set arrives in stores nationwide on Tuesday, September 28.
    This collectible box includes 13 widescreen Butters-centric episodes remastered in 5.1 Surround Sound on a two-disc set and an exclusive "It's Butters! A Trivia Game" interactive experience where fans can test their Butters knowledge with friends. It is also filled with treasures from Butters' past as well as a reminder of his misadventures such as the following:
    1. A pimp chain from "Butters' Bottom Bitch" episode (#1309)
    2. Inspector Butters Badge from "Butters Very Own Episode" episode (# 514)
    3. All new manuscript of the lost chapter from "The Poop That Took A Pee" from "The Tale of Scrotie McBoogerballs" episode (#1402)
    4. A cancelled check from Paris Hilton from "Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset" episode (#812)
    5. And more!
  4. August 21, 2010 - South Park lost to Disney Prep & Landing tonight at the Creative Arts Emmys. Boooo.

Fall 2010

  1. October 4, 2010 - South Park returns in two days with "Poor And Stupid".

    Episode 1408: Poor And Stupid

    Cartman's dream is to join the exclusive ranks of great NASCAR drivers. Cartman wants to race with the pros and he's ready to do whatever it takes to make it happen. He's afraid that no matter how hard he tries, he'll never reach the level of the other NASCAR drivers. Working with Butters as his pit boss, Cartman pulls out all the stops to compete in the race of his life.
  2. October 4, 2010 - New York's comic con is getting a surprise from South Park.
    Saturday, October 9th: It's Butters! An Evening Of Chaos 8:15pm ROOM 1A06: A celebration honoring Leopold "Butters" Stotch. The event will be packed full of games, prizes and CHAOS! Everyone will go home a winner! It's guaranteed to be an unforgettable night for all South Park fans. That's all we can say for now.
  3. October 11, 2010 - South Park Studios announces "It's A Jersey Thing". This is the second title change: at first it was "New Jersey," then it was "It Came From Jersey."

    Episode 1409: It's A Jersey Thing

    New Jersey is rapidly taking over the nation one state at a time and their next stop is South Park. Everything east of the Rockies is now part of New Jersey! South Park is in danger of becoming West Jersey within the week. As the Jerseyites spill into Colorado and approach South Park, Randy and the boys stand strong against the onslaught.
  4. October 17, 2010 - South Park Studios announces "Insheeption".

    Episode 1410: Insheeption

    Stan seems to have accumulated a frightening number of useless possessions. When he's sent to the school counselor to talk about his disorder, Stan realizes that he's not the only one who has a problem. When Mr. Mackey and Stan agree to surrender themselves to the hoarding experts, Stan gets more than a glimpse of what it was like for Mr. Mackey in the 4th grade at South Park Elementary.
  5. October 18, 2010 - Four and a half years ago South Park came out with Cartoon Wars I and II in which they used Family Guy as a substitute for South Park and attempted to show Muhammad on the air. Comedy Central wouldn't let them show Muhammad. The important thing in this entry is that in the Cartoon Wars episodes Family Guy was portrayed as using idea balls picked by manatees to cobble plots together for future episodes. Now it seems South Park is taking to idea balls itself. Several threads in the South Park Studios BBS lament how awful recent episodes have been. Here's a post from ond of those threads:

    It's becoming increasingly clear that the Trey and Matt's writing method has become little more than turning on the TV and writing an epsiode about the first thing they see.

    "What should the next episode be?"
    "I don't know, let's see what's on." *click*
    "Oh, it's Whale Wars/Ghost Hunters/Jersey Shore/The Dog Whisperer/Hoarders/24/NASCAR/Wrestling. Let's do that."
    "Brilliant."

    It's somewhat ironic that Family Guy, the show they criticize as having lazy writers had a brilliant debut this season, while South Park is just rehashing old jokes. (Don't get me wrong, I am no Family Guy fan and until recently have sided with South Park on the issue wholeheartedly.)

  6. October 22, 2010 - Some distressing news (It looks as if South Park essentially plagiarized Inception Characters Don't Understand Inception), some good news (Matt and Trey apologize for borrowing from a College Humor video for Inception parody), and an update (Dan Gurewitch and David Young are going to meet up with Matt and Trey when they're in New York). Now, Matt and Trey accused Carlos Mencia of using other people's jokes (and there is video proof of that everywhere), but now they face the same charge. South Park is on a bad roll lately...
  7. October 23, 2010 - South Park Studios announces "Coon 2: Hindsight". Hahaha, Mysterion is one of the Friends. And one of the other boys is dressed as Loki from Star Trek: The Original Series.

    Episode 1411: Coon 2: Hindsight

    Coon and Friends set out to help the victims of BP's latest catastrophic drilling accident in the Gulf. The Coon now leads an entire team of crime-fighters. They are ready to take their place among the worlds most admired and beloved super heroes. But much to the Coon's dismay, someone else keeps beating them to the punch. The nation looks to another hero to get them through the BP disaster and dissention develops within the ranks of Coon and friends.
  8. November 1, 2010 - South Park Studios announces "Mysterion Rises".

    Episode 1412: Mysterion Rises

    The Coon comes face-to-face with Cthulhu. Led by Mysterion, Coon and Friends are working together to help the people in the Gulf who are at the mercy of the dark lord, Cthulhu. The Coon, scorned by his fellow super heroes and now working alone, is out for revenge.
  9. Mysterion has a real superpower? The only kid who has a power of any sort is Kenny; he has the power to die, be reborn, and age to 9 years all within a week.
  10. November 2, 2010 - So who is Mysterion? Well, let's see who it isn't.


    You can see Mysterion, Kyle, and Kenny in this picture, so Kyle and Kenny are not Mysterion. That leaves Bradley, who's pretty much Mint Berry Crunch, and Clyde, who was sleeping in class back in "The Coon." So what power does Clyde have that the others don't?

    Turns out I was wrong. Mysterion becomes a cardboard cutout after Kenny appears

  11. November 4, 2010 - Next week is the third part. Reminds me of The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings, with last season's The Coon being The Hobbit and this season's trilogy being Lord of the Rings. Also, The Coon riding Cthulhu and the comic book pages. Guess I was wrong about Mysterion.
  12. November 7, 2010 - South Park Studios announces "Coon vs. Coon & Friends".

    Episode 1413: Coon vs. Coon & Friends

    Coon and Friends find themselves at the mercy of Cartman who now has Cthulhu doing his bidding. The Coon shows himself to be even more evil than the dark lord, Cthulhu, as he punishes his former partners in Coon & Friends. Kenny McCormick, is wrestling with the weight of his own super power through his alter-ego, Mysterion. Will Coon and Friends save the day? Will Mysterion ever come to terms with his ability to defy death? All this as the nation waits and wonder, swhere is Captain Hindsight?
  13. November 15, 2010 - South Park Studios announces "Crème Fraîche".

    Episode 1414: Crème Fraîche

    Randy cant get enough of the Food Network. Stan's life is a shambles both at home and in school. Randys obsession with the Food Network Is changing everything. It even forces Sharon to explore a new interest of her own. When his mom takes off with her "new interest", Stan is left behind to pick up the pieces.
  14. November 16, 2010 - South Park Season 15 will begin on April 27, 2011. This will give Matt and Trey enough time after The Book of Mormon premieres on Broadway to get the plots together for the new season.
  15. December 24, 2010 - Merry Christmas and Happt New Years!!! And Happy Holidays to the rest of you!!!