Show Type: Cartoon
First Telecast: August 13, 1997
Last Telecast: Still being aired
Stan..... Trey Parker
Eric Cartman..... Trey Parker
Mr. Garrison..... Trey Parker
Officer Barbrady..... Trey Parker
Kenny..... Matt Stone
Kyle..... Matt Stone
Pip..... Matt Stone
Chef..... Isaac Hayes
Other Recurring Characters
The 5th Graders
South Park, this seemingly quiet town nestled in the Colorado Rockies, features third graders Kyle, Kenny, Cartman, and Stan who encounter the strange, unexplainable and weird - including anal probes from aliens, killer African bees, and The Grim Reaper.
Stan is the group's leader. He is rarely the butt of the kid's jokes and is secretly in love with schoolmate, Wendy. Kyle is the smart one, but also easily persuaded. The only Jewish kid, Kyle gets abused for being Jewish but is not sure what it means.
Cartman is the fat kid - horribly spoiled by his single mother and is often the target for the other kid's ribbing. Kenny is the poor kid. He is not particularly bright and is the first one to take a dare. Kenny dies in every episode with his body being carried away or devoured by rats.
South Park also features Chef, a tubby, lovable Southerner. Chef moved to Colorado because he is an avid UFO fanatic and South Park is universally known to be the Hub for all alien activity (the real South Park County, CO has one of the highest number of UFO sightings in the world). In an attempt to advise the boys, Chef will often break into blue-sy R&B numbers peppered with suggestive and explicit lyrics.
Another important figure in the boy's life is their teacher, Mr. Garrison. Mr. Garrison has a hand puppet as a constant companion: Mr. Hat. Unfortunately, Mr. Garrison is an untalented ventriloquist and Mr. Hat has a psychotic mind of his own.
Other characters include: Wendy Testaburger, a friend of the boys and the apple of Stan's eye; Officer Barbrady, the town cop and Uncle Jimbo & Ned, Stan's uncle and his hunting buddy, who fish with hand grenades and disintegrate deer with anti-aircraft missiles.
South Park is based on an animated short called "The Spirit of Christmas." The short was created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker for Brian Graden, a Foxlab executive who sent it out as a Christmas card. Featuring episodes with enticing titles like, "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe," "Weight Gain 4000," and "Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride", South Park has become a hit with viewers everywhere.
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