From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park
, and Robert Lopez, of Avenue Q
, comes the new Broadway show "The Book of Mormon."
"tells the story of two young Mormon missionaries sent off to spread the word in a dangerous part of Uganda" while gently (and no so gently) lampooning organized religion and traditional musical theatre. The entire show is now streaming on NPR.
Songs are extremely Not Safe For Work.
posted by ColdChef
on May 9, 2011 -
The complete and until today unaired pilot of South Park for Comedy Central
, with an additional creator's commentary track. About 90% was recut into the first episode, "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe," but with a few slightly altered scenes and characters. After gaining underground popularity with two shorts that you've all probably seen already at this point
, Trey Parker and Matt Stone were contracted by Comedy Central to produce a full pilot episode for a potential show based on the shorts. This pilot episode is what would ultimately lead to a series that is now 12 years old, spans over 180 episodes, and is one of the most successful shows in the history of cable television both in ratings and revenue. The pilot is also the only episode in the series that, like the original shorts, uses stop-motion animation of paper cutouts instead of computer software.
posted by XQUZYPHYR
on Aug 14, 2009 -
Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of South Park, "are planning to stage a Broadway musical
based on the lives and (many) loves of typical members of the Church of the Latter Day Saints." They - "along with Robert Lopez, the co-writer of 'Avenue Q' - have finally settled on a script and are workshopping their new production aptly titled, 'Mormon Musical
.'" They've had fun with Mormons before: South Park episode: All About the Mormons
? Full episode
posted by ericb
on Nov 19, 2008 -
To some, Exclaim!
is more or less the northern equivalent of Pitchfork, a free monthly mag for the hipster masses. But I've always enjoyed the way their Questionnaire page provides an often surprisingly clear glimpse into an odd array of celebrities' lives. This month's subject is Motörhead’s Lemmy
. [more inside]
posted by mannequito
on Oct 1, 2008 -
Do you love South Park
but you wish you could watch all the episodes on your own time? Uncensored? Without waiting for (or paying for) the DVDs? If so, South Park Studios
just answered your prayers.
Since the Daily Show
recently did the same thing - is Comedy Central making big waves, or big mistakes? [more inside]
posted by revmitcz
on Mar 24, 2008 -
South Park Refugees.
"The G.O.P. used to have a sizable libertarian bloc, but I couldn't see any sign of it at the conference. Stone and Parker said they were rooting for Hillary Clinton in 2008 simply because it would be weird to have her as president. The prevailing sentiment among the rest of the libertarians was that the best outcome this November would be a Democratic majority in the House, because then at least there'd be gridlock."
posted by ZenMasterThis
on Sep 1, 2006 -
In 'Cartoon Wars', the latest (two part
) episode of South Park
, writers Trey Parker and Matt Stone parody the show that parodies everybody, Family Guy.
The South Park
episode features Cartman and Kyle at war over an imaginary episode of Family Guy
that features a (censored) image of the Prophet Muhammed (QT preview here
). But in writing their 'stinging satire' (some say of Family Guy itself
, while others say it is a criticism of Islamofacism
), have Trey and Matt ironically missed the fact that they themselves actually
featured a non-censored image of the Prophet Muhammed
in South Park
almost five years ago?
posted by Effigy2000
on Apr 12, 2006 -
"Primitive animation is part of the charm of TV's boldest, most politically incorrect satirical series. Its simple style also makes possible the show's unmatched topicality." For its "notoriously rude, undeniably fearless lampoon of all that is self-important and hypocritical in American life, regardless of race, creed, color or celebrity status," South Park
today as a recipient of the George Foster Peabody Award
, arguably the most prestigious award
in television news broadcasting.
posted by XQUZYPHYR
on Apr 5, 2006 -
Did Isaac Hayes really quit South Park? Last night's show
roasted Hayes for his irate departure
following the now-infamous Scientology episode (banned from the air in Tom Cruise's litigious wake
, full episode here
). In the latest episode, masters of subtlety Trey Parker and Matt Stone depict Chef as having fallen prey to an insidious cult, the "Super Adventure Club", subsequently killing him off in a manner that would make Kenny jealous. But today FoxNews reports
that Isaac Hayes has been in the hospital since Jan. 17th, following a stroke, and never issued a statement. Apparently, the Scientology Center issued it "for" him.
] [previously discussed here here
posted by mowglisambo
on Mar 23, 2006 -
"But nine seasons on, South Park is a bona fide cultural phenomenon that has risen above its own raunch to become an up-to-the-minute social commentary on some of the most controversial issues of the day." A NY Times piece
on SP as a significant cultural signpost.
posted by JPowers
on Oct 19, 2005 -
'South Park' Drawn to Syndication
Sex and the City is one thing and being shown on cable anyway, and I understand they've been shooting a syndication-friendly version of the Sopranos, but how will they clean up these cartoon freaks enough to appear on broadcast TV?
posted by billsaysthis
on Jul 30, 2004 -
South Park does the "Aristocrats" joke.
(WARNING! Windows Media file, very very
not safe for work.) "The Aristocrats" is a long-lived comedians' in-joke--or, rather, an extraordinarily filthy joke that's not really a joke. (Gilbert Gottfried knocked 'em dead
with it shortly after 9/11.) Now it's going public (sort of): Penn Jillette
and Paul Provenza are making a movie
featuring over 100 comedians telling their own versions. The South Park
version linked above is "not even in the top 5 for dirtiest." Yikes!
posted by 88robots
on Jun 7, 2004 -
Drawn in the style of a pre-school children's cartoon.
But from the sick & twisted minds of the guys from Southpark.
Princess, A lap dog who observes the very adult world around her. The sexual content was so extreme shockwave.com halted development of the "webisodes" only after seeing the first 2 of 39 episodes that were contracted.
Now you can watch
these shorts & judge for yourself. Thanks to the folks at Trio.
(username/password required... mefi/mefi)
posted by Dreamghost
on Mar 18, 2004 -
RIP Kenny McCormack
So, is our favorite foul-mouthed, parka-wearin' cartoon character really
dead? Or do, as usual, Trey Parker and Matt Stone have something up their collective sleeves? Me, I'm thinking that Kenny will return to torment little Butters (who's a fine replacement, really), similar to the character arc this lady
once had on another show that became a pop culture icon. (via Fark
posted by WolfDaddy
on Apr 6, 2002 -
Sour Family Hour?
This report from the conservative Parents Television Council
made the top of the front page in our local paper this morning. If you visit the PTC home page, you'll get a pop-up calling for action against Comedy Central and "South Park" because they recently went over the top by not censoring the word "shit" and compounding the sin by using a counter in the corner to note how many times it was said. (Anybody catch that episode?)
posted by jdbanks
on Aug 2, 2001 -
Radiohead to appear on South Park!
Insert unfunny South Park quote here. Suggestions: "Looks like Thom Yorke got sand in his vagina." "Why hello, children. Allow me to sing you a chilling apolcalyptic ballad about the future when we'll all be robots." However, anyone who mentions "Oh my god, they killed Thom Yorke!" will be kicked in the balls. I'm serious. None of that.
posted by tweebiscuit
on Jul 5, 2001 -
That's My Bush!
- Premiers tonight on Comedy Central. From Matt and Trey, the creators of South Park. This is either gonna be really great or reeeeeaaaallllyyy bad.
posted by radio_mookie
on Apr 4, 2001 -
Park Wars Released
See the kids of South Park fight like Jedi Knights. Quicktime required and big downloads but there is a streaming link. Sweeeet.
posted by jordanbrock
on Mar 16, 2001 -
Found this over at Free Advice
in regards to the Elian Gonzalez Spoof Movie:
WHAT IS "FAIR USE" WITH RESPECT TO A COPYRIGHT?
Copyrighted work may be used for certain limited purposes by people other than the owner under the doctrine of "fair use." "Fair use" includes reproduction for specific purposes such as:
criticism and comment, including parody
I beleive that the movie is protected. How else could have the South Park used the photo in last night's episode? I doubt the AP is going to go head to head with Comedy Central over the issue.
It is just easy for big companies to threaten the little people and know that they will win. What a shame.
posted by da5id
on Apr 27, 2000 -
Broadcast "quality" animation in 3 days?
Something disturbing about tonite's southpark that just occured to me. it was basically about the ellian controversy, and the raid on easter sunday, they even had janet reno dressed up as the easter bunny for the attack, and they used "the closet photo" to kill kenny. now I know southpark animation isn't that difficult, but that seems awfully fast for them to put together an episode, espeically given that they've been advertising the episode all month...I'll be dreaming of conspiracy theories to explain this one tonite
posted by nomisxid
on Apr 26, 2000 -
Blame Phil Collins?
We knew Blame Canada wouldn't win, and to be fair, Phil probably deserved it - my real question is "what did you think of the 'Blame Canada' production number?" It was the only reason I watched tonight (not being a big awards show guy), and I'm just curious to hear what other people thought of it. Did Robin Williams wreck it? What about the mounties chorus-line? Did anyone else think he was going to do the entire song with the tape over his mouth?
My only other Oscar observation: Angelina Jolie seemed thrilled and suprised to get Best Supporting Actress. Do you think that she would have gone with the Elvira look if she expected to win?
posted by CrazyUncleJoe
on Mar 26, 2000 -
Southpark makes waves overseas.
"The U.S.-made adult cartoon show was responsible for a rise in swearing and misbehavior" said the student council. Lets all sing together: "Blame America! Blame America!" (hopefully you've seen the Southpark movie and heard this
posted by mathowie
on Feb 10, 2000 -