Animation and Anime

We Get SOUTH PARK For Another Three Years!

Published at: Sept. 8, 2005, 7:07 p.m. CST

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here, hijacking Herc's Coax column for a single story. I noticed Hollywood Reporter ran a story confirming Comedy Central has signed for 3 more seasons of SOUTH PARK with Trey Parker and Matt Stone now officially contracted for at least 42 more episodes!

South Park is one of the best comedies ever run on television, a show that grown with each season, somehow keeping itself fresh. The giddiness of Parker and Stone as they tackle taboo after taboo... I mean... Mr. Slave and Lemmiwinks? "I made you eat your parents!" It makes me smile that we get 3 more years of South Park for sure (unless they pull a Chapelle, of course) and I hope we have them for another 10 after that.

Comedy Central has inked a deal with the creators of "South Park" to bring the long-running animated series back for three more seasons, the network announced Thursday. Executive producers Matt Stone and Trey Parker will write, direct, and edit 42 more episodes of "South Park." Currently in its ninth season, "Park" will stay put through 2008. "I was at Comedy Central when we launched the first season of 'South Park' and I am thrilled to see them continue through 2008," says Herzog. "Matt and Trey are creative geniuses and a huge part of the Comedy Central family and we look forward to continued success." A new season of "South Park" begins Oct. 19. The series started in 1997



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  • Sept. 8, 2005, 7:10 p.m. CST

    booyakasha

    by mocky_puppet

    yeah.

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 7:17 p.m. CST

    42 episodes for 3 seasons?

    by mrgreentheplant

    Thats the amount most shows would have in 2 seasons.. those guys are so damn lazy. Still if this show keeps its trend of improving with each season i'll be happy. woodland critters christmas is the best episode and its the most recent season.

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Best show ever.

    by Rearden

    May it never end.

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 7:18 p.m. CST

    nice

    by Jubba

    i just wish the episodes came out faster...new simpsons and family guy this weekend, though, so that should do for a while

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Schweeeet.

    by fiester

    They are still the best satire out there. Fearless and nonpartisen. The Wall*Mart episode is just so fucking funny. I really wished they had been making shows around the time when Tom Cruise was going all Scientology crazy-eyes. Hopefully they will hit that one out of the park like they did with Mel Gibson when they return.

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 7:20 p.m. CST

    just so no one yells at me

    by mrgreentheplant

    woodland critters christmas wasnt in the newest season. sorry. fuck off.

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 7:24 p.m. CST

    yes, good news

    by Rupee88

    I think the show will always be entertaining as long as there is fucked up dumb shit for Matt and Trey to make fun of on the show and that will be true forever.

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 7:40 p.m. CST

    So...

    by keyserSOZE

    Matt Stone is going to be leaching off of Trey Parker for three more years, hm? I find it odd that, even though Parker has written every episode since season four, people still credit Stone just as much. Don't get me wrong, I love Matt Stone--he cracks me up--but who's kidding who...Parker is the brain.

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 7:46 p.m. CST

    NOOOO!!! Not the shitty shrimp!

    by zillabeast

    How about that bitch gets knocked the fuck out on THE CONTENDER!!!!!!!

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Since I'm just a nobody from Virginia...

    by Shermdawg

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 7:48 p.m. CST

    talk about an overrated TV show...

    by kintar0

    At least it got better in the latter seasons.

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Dude, that is tits!

    by The Pusher

    Even if season 9 is kind of dragging its ass, they're actually funnier on repeat viewings. Bring on the next batch already!

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Who cares. Ant-Man the movie is coming.

    by mrfan

    Yes.

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Dammit, I sneezed and hit enter....

    by Shermdawg

    What I was trying to say was, since I'm a nobody from Virginia, and since I'm pretty sure they don't except ideas, I'm gonna run mine by y'all. A episode that I thought Matt and Trey might have done last season. Anyways, here it is. After Garrison's sex change, he is caught up in the medias attention of gay marriage, and pursues a relationship with Ms.Cartman. His running line in the episode is "I'm not gay, I'm a lesbian!". Eric walks in on the two getting it on and is traumatized. When his mom tells him that they are gonna try and get married, He freaks and moves in with Kyle, gets Kyles dad to help him get divorced from his mom, and begins his search for his real mom. Garrison and Ms.Cartman actually get hitched due to the fact that she has a dingaling, and Eric finds out that his real biological mother is......Sally Struthers!

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 8:26 p.m. CST

    ew

    by Holodigm

    just ew

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Shermdawg: FYI...

    by Setesh

    You wanted to type "accept", instead of "except". I don't mean to sound off. I'm just a total language snob arsehole. If you don't belive me, you've got the internet, look the words up.

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Lemmiwinks The Gerbil King

    by Flummage

    Tha's all I have to say about thayt.

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Except "believe" has three "e's."

    by kintar0

    Try dictionary.com.

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Thank you, Mr.Dictionary, lol. My bad.

    by Shermdawg

    I accept you labeling me an arsehole due to my brainfart. Hmm, is brainfart one word or two?

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 8:55 p.m. CST

    OMG Darth Jesus is right, Who's the arsehole now, dog?

    by Shermdawg

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 9:01 p.m. CST

    YES

    by Chuck Norris

    Now they can take down more sacred cows like PETA and the Homosexual Agenda of political correctness!! I love south park's biting social commentary!!! I am a libertarian and I luv south PARK cuz it is what ayn rand would watch if she was not dead!!!!

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 9:02 p.m. CST

    I'm drunk...

    by Setesh

    and "alcohol" doesn't have any e's in it. (Woops! Nearly ended a sentence with a proposition!) I should have checked spelling and punctuation before posting about proper use of english. I *didn't* call you an arsehole, Shermdawg; I called myself one because I didn't want to sound like a total bastard. If I had meant to call you an arsehole, I would have used a comma before the "arsehole". Eg: "I'm just a total language snob, arsehole."

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 9:15 p.m. CST

    WOOT!

    by Darth Melkor

    South Park is funnier now than it's ever been in my opinion. Simply brilliant.

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Its...

    by ejcarter9

    ...preposition

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Who Cares? South Park is way overrated. Bring Back Futurama!

    by Proman1984

    Or the Critic. Even that show was funnier than South Park.

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 9:31 p.m. CST

    It was going to happen.

    by Setesh

    Bollocks! Statistically, in my chemically compromised state, it really was inevitable. I'd like to blame the retarded talkback technology that allows one to neither preview nor edit one's post. But I really can't. I am retarded. Now: I have hidden 3 english mistakes in this post. Who wants to point them out?

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 9:37 p.m. CST

    YES!!!!!!!!!!

    by El Scorcho

    WOO HOO!!! I was late arriving to the South Park party (only been a fan for about a year now) but this made my week, maybe month!Thank you Matt and Trey.

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 9:47 p.m. CST

    please, though

    by redshirt

    No more Mr. Hankey, he just makes me want to hurl. Especially the "Fantasia" scene. And remember the commercial they did with the real kids? The turd potato head thing... gotta go barf now. Does anyone else think that a Team America show could kick ass? So much to make fun of...

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 10:13 p.m. CST

    BLOOD ORGY!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Doc_Strange

    best. episode. ever.

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 10:22 p.m. CST

    Critter Christmas

    by YouInRawbIns?

    The Critter Christmas episode was fucking awful. I mean goddamnit, I want that 30 minutes of my life back. I hope they do a Tom Cruise episode with Scientology, it would be like the Mel Gibson one combined with the Mormom one.

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 10:57 p.m. CST

    If you want to place a wager on their first new ep. focusing on

    by Terry_1978

    You'd win that wager.

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 11:06 p.m. CST

    "Lets Fighting Love" . . . . Fun with weapons was one of the all

    by krullboy

    especially the anime fight scene sequences, the boys special powers (Cartman: I have the power to have all the powers I want), white trash selling knives at county fairs, HYSTARICAL!!!

  • Sept. 8, 2005, 11:30 p.m. CST

    Werner Herzog runs Comedy Central?

    by calami-shami

    And here I thought the man's philosophy was "Life is a cloudy day." Why hes just a big ol fluffy marshmellow inside isnt he? So next time you see Herzog give em a big warm hug, pinch his cheeks and say "Dont worry sunshine, youll get that boat over them mountains!"

  • Sept. 9, 2005, 12:10 a.m. CST

    Sofa king

    by Banky the Hack

    Awesome

  • Sept. 9, 2005, 12:35 a.m. CST

    More consistently good than the Simpsons

    by barryap

    Although the Simpsons was hitting it's stride around seasons 6-7.

  • Sept. 9, 2005, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Awesome, but I have to admit...

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    The older episodes don't stand up to repeat viewings like the Simpsons eps that have been released so far. South Park, though, is still important because it's so... true.

  • Sept. 9, 2005, 1:36 a.m. CST

    Trey and Matt are nothing but richers...

    by Russman

    they are both filthy, stinking richers!

  • Sept. 9, 2005, 1:44 a.m. CST

    this is good

    by Krangelus

    i like southpark

  • Sept. 9, 2005, 2:33 a.m. CST

    Woah!

    by kintar0

    Evangline Lily, that chick who plays Kate on Lost is in a LiveLinks commercial. That's so weird.

  • Sept. 9, 2005, 2:35 a.m. CST

    Evangeline, wtf?

    by kintar0

    Whatevah.

  • Sept. 9, 2005, 2:56 a.m. CST

    Yep, I noticed her in those last year...

    by Shermdawg

    but now they got a new chick in them. You know its funny she claimed that she had no previous work, and she was a missionary before LOST. She forgot to mention the chat *cough*sex*cough* line commercials.

  • Sept. 9, 2005, 3:30 a.m. CST

    Sing it with me everybody!

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    "PARIS HILTON!! Paris Hilton! Paris Hilton! PARIS HILTON!! Paris Hilton! Paris Hilton! PARIS HILTON!! Paris Hilton! Paris Hilton! Stupid whore.

  • Sept. 9, 2005, 7:17 a.m. CST

    They took er jebs!!!

    by jeterlab

  • Sept. 9, 2005, 7:31 a.m. CST

    this is the best news of the day...

    by jig98

    simpsons ends in 2009. we get the simpsons movie sometime before that. i dont see beavis and butt head getting back on mtv anytime soon.

  • Sept. 9, 2005, 7:39 a.m. CST

    who else thinks...

    by jig98

    cartman and butters are the 2 best charectors in the show?

  • Sept. 9, 2005, 7:59 a.m. CST

    God damn you, Mongorians!

    by SpyGuy

    This is definitely great news. The world needs Parker and Stone's scathing satire now more than ever and yes, we also need a Tom Cruise/Scientology episode, the return of the Super Best Friends and more Shitty Wok!

  • Sept. 9, 2005, 8:14 a.m. CST

    Shermdawg- By Missionary

    by RenoNevada2000

    She meant Missionary Position

  • Sept. 9, 2005, 9:17 a.m. CST

    13 episodes

    by performingmonkey

    There needs to be this number of eps because there's no way Parker would be able to manage anymore. 13 eps is enough for anyone to be able to write. There's no way a 24 episode season would work, unless you want half the season to suck ass like the Simpsons.

  • Sept. 9, 2005, 10:12 a.m. CST

    don't go bagging on the simpsons, ya monkey bastard...

    by Red Grant

    if it weren't for tv's first family, there would be no 'south park' or 'family guy' or any of the other pretenders to the crown. i like 'south park' alright, it has it's moments, but show some respect, goddammit. fucking little south park mallrat ingrates who think matt and trey created edgy animation REALLY piss me off.

  • Sept. 9, 2005, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Wow, people still watch this?

    by Reverendz

    I've tried several times. So far all I've seen are hysterical screeds at easy targets where the writer/voice talent is literally screaming his opinion through the character. I've caught the occasional amusing episode but it's mostly just "oh doesn't Paris Hilton suck" or "OJ is a murdering ****" or something.

  • Sept. 9, 2005, 3:09 p.m. CST

    So much better then Family Guy.

    by Winterchili

  • Sept. 9, 2005, 3:35 p.m. CST

    dogapeandman

    by lopan

    i'm with you on that one bro. i loved the state to death and even reno 911 is pretty consistently funny if occasionally stupid, but stella is unwatchable. i tried to sit thru a second episode the other day and only made it about 2 minutes. uh guys, you need to write jokes, not just wear suits. having said that i still love me some south park. i never cared for the retarded potty humor but when their satirical claws come out it's fucking hilarious and always right on.

  • Sept. 9, 2005, 3:45 p.m. CST

    They still make South Parks?

    by Vern

    jesus I'm old

  • That's all really. I just like to point out when people are wrong. I now return you to your regularly scheduled talkback. Thanks you.

  • Sept. 9, 2005, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Has some misses but...

    by _Maltheus_

    It's still the best animated comedy on TV. Simpsons diluted itself with too much crap and Family Guy has been a mess ever since coming back on the air. South Park is pure genious......... Thanks to whomever made the comment about Ayn Rand. This is one of the most conservative shows on television and whenever I tell anyone that, they look at me like I just grew a third arm out of my head. Most people have no idea what makes someone a conservative or a liberal. But the themes in this show are pretty consistently conservative.

  • Sept. 9, 2005, 5:59 p.m. CST

    critter christmas was the best episode of this series

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    and maybe the best half hour ive ever seen made for tv.

  • Sept. 9, 2005, 7:06 p.m. CST

    "Whatevah! I do what I want!"

    by chickychow

    The Maury ep was pretty choice too...

  • Sept. 9, 2005, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Stella is very hit-and-miss. Some eps are funny...

    by chickychow

    And some just aren't. Actually, its on a gag-to-gag basis, but most probably aren't willing to give the show 30 min to watch about 10 min of funny stuff. The Tim Blake Nelson episode (in the woods) was the best I saw, very amusing. I saw them do a half-hour special on stage as Stella and it totally sucked ass. Not a funny moment in the whole performance. But whatevah. I do what I want...

  • Sept. 9, 2005, 7:46 p.m. CST

    The only thing good about Stella is...

    by Shermdawg

    the theme song. That damn tune was in my head for a week.

  • Sept. 9, 2005, 10:38 p.m. CST

    "South Park is one of the best comedies ever run on television"

    by Al Delvechio

    Man...I would love to know - if someone has bad enough taste to call this overated piece of crap one of the best comedies ever run on television - what they thought were some of the other "greats". It is ASTOUNDING that anyone actually likes South Park...just fricking unbelievable....

  • Sept. 10, 2005, 2:56 a.m. CST

    Why? It hasn't worn out as much as the Simpsons, but it stop

    by SalvatoreGravano

    Their big gimmick that has been going on for five years: "Hey, let's do the opposite of what everyone is expecting. That will shock them! Huh? What do you mean, 'everyone who has seen more than two episodes of South Park is expecting us to do the opposite of what they would be expecting elsewhere?'"

  • Sept. 11, 2005, 1:51 a.m. CST

    Right on

    by Mafu

    I loved the recent "Stupid Spoiled Whore" episode skewering Paris Hilton and the cult of girls who think she's cool. No one rips apart celebrities like Trey and Matt. I mean, Paris coughed up jizz every thirty seconds and near the end of the episode, during a slutty sex competition, Mr. Slave crams her up his ass. I dig the sheer, unapologetic audacity of South Park. Three more years, baby!

  • Sept. 11, 2005, 2:59 p.m. CST

    "Werner Herzog runs Comedy Central?" Yes, And Klaus Kinski Is H

    by ZombieSolutions

    if you listen closely, you can hear them screaming in the background of every Comedy Central produced show. "I know ze Mind of Mencia is total shize, Klaus! Neverzeless, ve must fill the gap left behind by Chapelle wit some kind of "ethnic" comedy show! It's not racist, it's business, you arse ficken! Ach! if you leave the set, i vill be forced to shoot you, Klaus! KLAUS!!!" then they make wild, passionate manlove.

  • Sept. 11, 2005, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Although I Still Love Both Shows -- South Park Takes Alot More C

    by ZombieSolutions

    i love both shows, but South Park is much edgier. the thing that bugs me about alot of The Simpsons, is that it always wants to tuck you into bed nice and snug at the end. it always ends with some kind of nicey poo ending where the family conquers all and all is well in the world. on the other hand, many, many South Park episodes end on a very dark (and darkly hilarious) note that, to me, is far more entertaining / satisfying. pound for pound The Simpsons may be a consistently better written show, but for the evil humor (aka the really funny, meanspirited stuff) you have to watch SP or Family Guy. oh, and Futurama was "meh" at best. not bad, not great, just "meh." hence it's cancelation. and American Dad pretty much sucks.

  • Sept. 11, 2005, 8:08 p.m. CST

    I don't know what I'm talking,huh?

    by kintar0

    Look up "believe" in the dictionary. Yeah, that really is Evangeline Lily in that LiveLinks commercial. Oh, South Park isn't overrated? It's one thing to say someone "doesn't know what he's talking about" or "is wrong," but another thing completely to be able to support something like that. South Park was really popular when it first premiered, due to its accessibility. The show definitely catered to the lowest common denominator when it began (ass/shit/gay jokes) and really had nothing original about it. The show has since expanded to include social commentary, which is good. Any show that plans on sticking around has to change, has to evolve. But it's easily not a popular as it once was, when it DID offer the poop jokes, because of the current lack of poop jokes. They sure as shit don't sell as many Towlie shirts and Butters action figures as they did during the first three seasons when shirts and toys featuring the four kids were so enormously popular. I've heard the rave reviews and personal opinions over the years, and the show is terribly overrated. Sure, the social commentary aspect of the show makes it funny, but take away that aspect and you don't have anything. Poop/gay jokes are certainly not new or original. Hey, love it all you want, and sure, I like the show, but it's overrated.

  • Sept. 12, 2005, 2:33 a.m. CST

    hey Setesh

    by ALUCINOR11

    That's pretty funny concidering you spelled believe wrong. An entire post to talk shit to people and you say you are a language snob. Fucking ridiculous.

  • Sept. 12, 2005, 3:59 a.m. CST

    Oh well, you spelled "considering" wrong...

    by kintar0

    Or were you trying to be funny?

  • Sept. 12, 2005, 4:39 a.m. CST

    With all the posts on spelling, and punctuation...

    by Shermdawg

    you would have thought that someone would have mentioned Hooked On Phonics Monkey.

  • Sept. 12, 2005, 5:36 a.m. CST

    hey

    by ALUCINOR11

    I'm not talking shit for Grammar and spelling then claiming to be amazing at it now am I. Every single person types fast or just plain gets puncuation wrong sometimes. It's the ones who talk shit claiming to be anal about it that pisses me off.

  • Sept. 12, 2005, 5:38 a.m. CST

    see there I go misspelling punctuation

    by ALUCINOR11

    Banlieue 13 rules.

  • Sept. 12, 2005, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Dude, I wasn't talkin about you,

    by Shermdawg

    I was just saying that this thread has spent so much time talkin about grammar, no one mentioned Hooked on Phonics Monkey. If I was referring to you, trust me, you'd know it. But that wouldn't happen because "I don't like confrontation...I'm a Virgo"

  • Sept. 12, 2005, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Yo Chuck..

    by Psynapse

    Speaking as a pole smoker myself, Political Correctness is not merely a 'homosexual agenda', it's one of the narrow-minded control freak segment of our society. Don't be such a fag,PC is as much a Republican party product as anyone else's. 'Evacuees' my ass, they had to take REFUGE G.W., that makes them refugees. Nice bit of social hyberbole to try and cover up what an abysmal failure as a leader you really are you limp-dicked asshole.

  • Sept. 12, 2005, 11:59 p.m. CST

    *sniffs the air*

    by The_Countess

    Towelie? Is it you?