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television network, Comedy Central. The show revolves around four boys—Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick—and their bizarre adventures in and around the titular Colorado town. Much like The Simpsons, South Park uses a
very large ensemble cast of recurring characters and became infamous for its profanity and dark, surreal humor that satirizes a
wide range of topics towards a mature audience.
Parker and Stone developed the show from
The Spirit of Christmas, two consecutive animated shorts
created in 1992 and 1995. The latter became one of the first
Internet viral videos, ultimately leading to South Park's production. It debuted in August 1997 with great success, consistently earning the highest ratings of any
program. Subsequent ratings have varied but it remains one of Comedy Central's highest
pilot episode was produced using
cutout animation, leading to all subsequent episodes produced
computer animation that
emulated the technique ever since. Parker and Stone perform most of the voice acting for the show's male characters. Since 2000,
each episode is typically writ
and director. There have been a total of 277 episodes over the course of the show's 20 seasons. greatest television shows. The show's popularity resulted in a feature-length theatrical film,
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut which was released in June 1999, less than two years after the show's premiere, and
became a commercial and critical success. In 2013, TV Guide ranked South Park the tenth Greatest TV Cartoon of All Time.