|German title||South Park|
|Original title||South Park|
|Country of production||United States|
|Year (s)||since 1997|
South Park Studios
|Episodes||307 in 23+ Seasons ( List )|
|genre||Comedy , sitcom (up to S17), satire , black humor|
Trey Parker ,
Matt Stone (1997-1999),
Eric Stough (1998-2002)
Adam Berry (1997–2000),
Scott Nickoley (2001–2007),
Jamie Dunlap (since 2003)
|First broadcast||August 13, 1997 (USA) on Comedy Central|
|September 5, 1999 on RTL|
South Park is an American animated series by Trey Parker and Matt Stone with socially critical, humorous content. The series, which is currently in its 23rd season, has been running since its start in 1997 on the US cable broadcaster Comedy Central . In Germany, South Park was broadcast on RTL from 1999 to 2006 , on VIVA from 2003 to 2005 , on MTV from 2006 to 2011 and on Comedy Central Germany since 2008 . Since July 15, 2009, the rights holder has also made almost all German and English episodes available free of charge on the official website. On March 6, 2014 (iOS) and May 27, 2014 (Android), a South Park app was published in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, which also makes the content of the website available for smartphones and tablets. Since 2019 season 1, as well as 19-22 and so-called "top episodes" from various seasons have been available on Netflix.
South Park is based on the video clip The Spirit of Christmas , which was produced by Stone and Parker on behalf of a television producer as a Christmas card for his friends. The animated clip was sent so often to a wide variety of recipients (including Hollywood ) that the two were soon offered to produce a complete television series based on the characters. Despite very poor grades in test screenings in front of so-called Television Focus Groups , the program was commissioned for six episodes. Further productions were negotiated after the first broadcast.
In September 2019, shortly before the first broadcast of the 23rd season, the extension of the series for a further three seasons until 2022 was announced.
Description, humor and controversy
The series revolves around the lives of four eight- to ten-year-old precocious boys Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick. You attend elementary school in the fictional typically idyllic American mountain town of South Park, Colorado . Through their eyes, the viewer experiences confrontations with sometimes sensitive topics that are often treated in a polarizing way. The makers make use of various satirical styles, both classic English black humor , with Monty Python being named as a role model, as well as faecal humor in some episodes . It is therefore only broadcast in the evening and is aimed primarily at an adult audience, but there are also minors among the followers , which is why the program has often come under public criticism. On the other hand, she also received praise for the mediating processing of difficult social problems.
Because of the very aggressive humor and the controversial content, South Park is heavily criticized in places; this led in part to the prohibition of individual episodes. Sun stopped Tom Cruise in January 2006, the result of the Closet (Trapped in the Closet) by a court case in the UK. In this episode, which deals with the controversial Scientology sect, Scientologists initially mistake Stan for the reincarnation of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard . Tom Cruise, a self-confessed Scientology supporter, appears as a character in this episode. Because Stan is not very enthusiastic about Cruise's acting performances, he hides in Stan's closet and refuses to leave him again. This gag alludes to the English idiom to come out of the closet , which means something like “to confess to be homosexual”, and the eponymous “Hip-Hopera” by R. Kelly . Another special feature of the episode closet whispers has the credits. Where else the names of the producers and contributors are to be seen in this episode only the names "John Smith" and "Jane Smith" (comparable to the German "Max Mustermann", a common name). This presumably relates to the closing sequence of the episode in which Scientology supporters threaten to sue Stan Marsh for betraying their sacred doctrine to non-members. Stan reacted cynically to the threat. Shortly after the episodes were broadcast, Isaac Hayes , himself a Scientology member, canceled his contract as the US dubbing voice for the "head chef". According to his own account, Isaac Hayes had suffered a stroke at the time of the termination. These events are covered in a separate South Park episode.
The double episode S10E03 / S10E04 cartoon war was also received very controversially. Here the creators of the series took the heated controversy over the publication of Mohammed cartoons in a Danish newspaper as an opportunity to stage (and caricature ) a similar scenario in the world of South Park ; The fact that Eric Cartman pretends to be an underage boy from Denmark who narrowly escaped an assassination attempt is fitting here . It should be noted that in the episode The League of Super Best Friends Mohammed was shown uncensored and there were no reactions; however, that was before the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 . In the later double episode 200 / 201 it was Comedy Central show too delicate, Mohammed, though he was seen once before in the aforementioned sequence. That is why they allegedly gave the creators the choice of censoring it themselves or, failing that, letting the transmitter carry out the interference. But it is also suspected that the argument between the South Park creators and the station was only staged and that Parker and Stone would have voluntarily censored the Prophet in order to increase the satirical value of the episode.
In April 2010, in the 200th episode of the series, a figure in a bear costume appeared, who was supposed to represent the Prophet Mohammed. Parker and Stone received a death threat from an Islamist blogger group, and Comedy Central single-handedly removed the Mohammed allusions from the episode. To this day, the episode is neither on TV nor on the broadcaster's online offering. In the Comedy Central program The Daily Show , in response to the frequent threats from various religious fundamentalists, the focus was on jokes with a religious connection. Muslim Comedy Central employee Aasif Mandvi said he felt uncomfortable when Mohammed was shown, but it was much more annoying when people were threatened for it in the name of religion.
The contents of Southpark often have political backgrounds. As a result, in which Al Gore warns the population about the “ man bear pig” , hints of an assumed scare tactic are made by climate protection organizations, including ex-Vice President Al Gore. In the episode Terrance & Phillip: Behind the Fart , Earth Day is portrayed as brainwashing. In the episode The Greenhouse Effect , too, the fear-mongering of climate change is criticized, while in the episodes Now it's harvest and nobody thinks it's harvest? the lack of willingness to act against the effects of climate change in the form of the "male bear pig" is made an issue. In addition, the stories also repeatedly address military missions abroad by the USA. In the episode, butt away! (Season 7 episode 13) the anti-smoking campaign under Rob Reiner is criticized and mentioned that there is not enough evidence of the harm to health from passive smoking.
A special feature of the program is the aesthetics of the drawing style, which is based on the original lay-up trick stop motion technique, but (with the exception of the pilot episode) is produced with the latest technology. The figures appear flat ( 2D ) and are greatly simplified in their details. According to their own statements, this style emerged during their student days, when Matt Stone and Trey Parker had semester projects to hand in and couldn't help each other due to a lack of drawing talent. From the second episode up to and including the fourth season, they were created on the computer with the Power Animator software , then with Maya . The animations and the level of detail have developed significantly over the years, but without losing the aesthetic of the laying trick. When depicting real people, a real photo was usually used as a face in the first seasons of the series. The mouth of this photo was animated by moving parts of the image, similar to what Monty Python's animations did .
The rapid and resounding success of the sometimes very idiosyncratic perspectives that Matt Stone and Trey Parker presented to the US public is explained not least by the processing of current political and social issues, which is done partly in a caricaturing, exaggerated way, partly by means of subtle metaphors . Filmmaker Michael Moore also became aware of this and brought in an interview with Matt Stone in his film Bowling for Columbine . Stone later criticized Moore for showing a cartoon shot in the South Park style in the same film immediately after the interview, creating the appearance that Stone and Parker produced the film themselves.
The second episode Band in China of the 23rd season was exiled in China. The following is a discussion of how US studios adapt their films so that they can be shown in China. The Chinese authorities apparently went too far, which is why they "in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations" completely deleted all traces of South Park from the country's Internet.
Eric Theodore Cartman
Features: light blue hat, including light brown hair, red jacket, brown trousers and "corpulent physique"
Eric Cartman is fat and is therefore often teased and referred to as a “fatass”. However, he himself - like his family - is convinced that he only has “heavy bones” and is actually slim, or that he still has to “grow into his body” and “only get in shape”, as he did from his mother is persuaded. She spoils him to the highest degree and in some situations is a slave to him. This is another reason why Cartman is warped and full of stereotypical attitudes , especially towards Jews . So Adolf Hitler one of his greatest influences, he often emphasized in great detail and also in social Darwinist and chauvinistic expresses actions and views. Another role model is Mel Gibson , who made himself very popular with him through the film The Passion of the Christ . Cartman is mostly sadistic, calculating, and selfish (traits that become more and more evident in later seasons). His aversion to hippies (translated as “Ökofritzen” in the first few seasons) is obvious. In the early episodes of the series, Kenny is his best friend, but later the good-natured Butters takes this position, who believes everything Eric tells him and supports him in every endeavor. He constantly tries to play badly to his classmates, especially his friends Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Butters. According to the creators, he is "the filthy little bastard that is inside each of us".
He has poor school grades. Nevertheless, he is an intelligent boy who knows how to fool and manipulate the people around him - very often his supposed friends and his mother - again and again. Occasionally, however, the viewer is also given the opportunity to look behind the facade that Cartman has built for himself. Behind it comes a desperate little boy who lacks a father figure in his life. What crowns this state of affairs is the fact that Mrs. Cartman makes little effort to keep her sexual escapades a secret from her son.
It is only in the 201st episode that it is revealed that Jack Tenorman is his father; Unaware of this, Cartman had previously arranged for his death in order to get revenge on Scott Tenorman (his half-brother). Until then he had been led to believe that his mother was a hermaphrodite and actually his biological father; Since episodes 200 and 201 were never broadcast in Germany, let alone translated, hardly anyone knows.
According to the creators of South Park, Eric Cartman is based on the character Archie Bunker from All in the Family .
In later episodes, Cartman is barely taken seriously by Stan and Kyle when he invents a new conspiracy that mostly targets Kyle.
Kenneth "Kenny" McCormick
Features: orange parka with hood pulled over the head, underneath blonde hair and orange trousers
Kenny is a son of poor parents who live on welfare . His family is a parody of the typical American redneck (see White trash ). This makes Kenny the target of ridicule and derision throughout town, but especially with Eric. Characteristic of Kenny is his daring, which extends to recklessness. Whenever the boys try something new, he enthusiastically takes the first, often fatal, step. He is also the boy who is most enlightened in the areas of sexual and obscene . This knowledge is often returned with disgust by Eric, Kyle, and Stan. Since Kenny's hood covers his mouth, viewers often hear an incomprehensible murmur. For this, Matt Stone speaks the text into a handkerchief. The figure therefore always has a given text, even if it is not always understandable. What is certain is that only the other South Park characters always understand Kenny.
One running gag in South Park is that by the end of season five, Kenny dies in a mostly bizarre way in almost every episode, but reappears in the next episode. When he dies, Stan and Kyle will almost always be followed by this exclamation: “Oh my God! You killed Kenny! ”-“ You pigs! ”(“ Oh my God! They killed Kenny! ”-“ You bastards! ”). In the course of the seasons, even the running gag is targeted: While Kenny's deaths were initially somewhat woven into the plot, they later become more and more absurd and forced. His demise is often seen as a "quota death". It also happens that Kenny dies at the last minute. In Kenny's Karma 52 ( Cartman Joins NAMBLA ) (4th season) an explanation for his constant reappearance is offered for the first time: After Kenny's death, his mother gives birth to a son with the orange parka, who is again named Kenny because of the same appearance. The subject is subsequently Mysterion Rises ( Mysterion Rises ) (14 relay) revisited: Kenny is immortal and monitored thanks to this "super power" each time the next day in his bed, while all other residents of South Park is no longer remember his death. In the episode The Coon vs. the Coon and Friends ( Coon vs. Coon and Friends ) (14th season) the origin of this phenomenon is revealed: Before his first birth, Kenny's parents were exposed to Cthulhus' influence at a sect meeting , so that Kenny's mother gives birth to him again after each of his deaths, and his death is forgotten at the same time.
The episode Kenny's Death ( Kenny Dies ) (season 5) revolves almost exclusively around a serious illness of which Kenny ultimately dies. It is arguably the first episode in which Kenny's death is taken seriously. After this episode, Kenny does not appear alive again in the next episode, as usual, but only after an almost complete season, in the last episode of season 6 Christmas in Iraq: Blood & Miracles ( Red Sleigh Down ). From there on he dies very rarely, and he is now understandable. In a humorously staged interview as the opening credits for the first episodes, the South Park creators answered the question of why Kenny had to keep dying with unanimous agreement: "Because he's poor." The real reason for the frequent film deaths was Trey Parker in one Interview explained: According to this, the character had already been given the name Kenny when, while enjoying beer from the Irish brand Kilkenny with Matt Stone, the running gag "Kill Kenny" developed, which would then lead to frequent film deaths.
Features: green hat with earmuffs, including red hair, orange jacket and olive trousers
Kyle represents the alter ego of creator Matt Stone , so comes from a Jewish family like him. He and Stan are the two sensible people of the four. Nevertheless, he can be provoked very easily and quickly feels attacked. In particular, Cartman attacks Kyle because of his Jewish faith and sometimes puts him in tricky situations. Cartman's dislike of Jews is reflected in more or less every dialogue between the two.
His father Gerald was once Kenny's father's best friend. His mother becomes hysterical and prone to overreaction. In the episode " So'n Jersey Thing " it turns out that she is from New Jersey ; in this episode, Cartman pests Kyle about his mother's New Jersey origin. Kyle also has a cousin of the same name and a young (adopted, Canadian) brother named Ike. Since Kyle's father is a very successful lawyer, Kyle is the wealthiest of the quartet and therefore has to put up with various swipes from Cartman.
Stanley "Stan" Marsh
Features: blue hat, including black hair, brown jacket and blue trousers
Stan represents the alter ego of creator Trey Parker . He is personable, sensible, intelligent and often acts as a mediator between Cartman, Kyle and Kenny. He is the most emotional of the quartet, which is reflected, for example, in his love for Wendy or in dealing with emotionally touching situations. Another running gag is that Stan vomits every time he is about to kiss Wendy or when she speaks to him. Despite his strong emotional character, Stanley is very calm and deliberate. When he's alone, he usually has his hands in his jacket pockets and his eyes on the floor.
Stan's father Randy is portrayed as being very easy to influence and inspire; often his reactions or his enthusiasm are greatly exaggerated. He works as a geologist. Despite his Ph.D , he behaves differently than the "average doctor". Stan's mother Sharon is calm and often argues with Randy over his irrational behavior. Also in the family are Shelley, Stan's older, aggressive sister, and Stan's grandfather, who is an alcoholic and continually complains about old people being treated like a minority.
In fact, only Stan and Kyle are truly close friends. Cartman is tolerated more than liked, and he usually comes to his friends and not the other way around - unless he is needed. Stan and Kyle are separated from Kenny by a clear social and intellectual gap, but he has better cards than Eric with them.
Leopold "Butters" Stotch
Features: blonde hair, turquoise fleece jacket, green trousers
He is shy, naive, fearful, childlike, and optimistic, which is why he is often exploited by Cartman. He is often afraid of his father, who threatens him with a beating and house arrest. Because of his naivety, Cartman often involves him in his plans, always ending up with the trouble or all the blame. He's not very popular with the other guys and is often a loner who often plays with himself.
Butters is an only child . His father Stephen is portrayed angry and irritable very quickly, who, despite his manner, loves butter above all else. Butter's mother, Linda, is calm and often argues with Stephen about trifles or about butter.
The character Butters appeared as a background character in the first episode. In the course of the third season it became more present and became very popular with both viewers and creators. In the sixth season, he became a main character, where he temporarily took Kenny's place. Because of his great popularity, he is the protagonist in some episodes of almost every season.
The dialogues are synchronized at FFS Film- & Fernseh-Synchron GmbH in Munich, the music processing in the Jamzone Studios, also in Munich. Arne Elsholtz wrote the dialogue book from seasons 1 to 4 and directed the dialogue. His successors were Peter Stein (seasons 5 to 7), Dominik Auer (seasons 8 to 15) and Michael Barthel (seasons 16 and 17). Thomas Amper is responsible for the musical direction.
|role||Original speaker||German synchronization||Season|
|Eric Cartman||Trey Parker||Jörg Stuttmann||continuous|
|Stan Marsh||Benedikt Weber||continuous|
|Kyle Broflovski||Matt Stone||Jan Makino||continuous|
Ole Pfennig 2
|Stefan Günther 3||Episode 253|
|Leopold "Butters" Stotch 4||Dirk Meyer||continuous|
South Park Elementary School students
|role||Original speaker||German synchronization||Season|
|Token Black||Adrien Beard||Johannes Raspe
from season 16
|Timmy Burch||Trey Parker||Daniel Krause||continuous|
|Clyde Donovan||Trey Parker||
from season 8
|Scott Malkinson||Matt Stone||Dominik Auer
from season 16
|Bebe Stevens||Jennifer Howell||Julia Haacke||continuous|
Mary Kay Bergman
from season 8
|Craig Tucker||Matt Stone||
from season 17
|Tweek tweak||Matt Stone||Dominik Auer
from season 16
|Jimmy Valmer||Trey Parker||Hubertus von Lerchenfeld||continuous|
|Nathan||Trey Parker||Dominik Auer|
|Bradley Biggle||Matt Stone||Dirk Meyer||continuous|
|Kevin Stoley||Matt Stone||Dirk Meyer
from Season 7
|Heidi Turner||April Stewart||Sabine Bohlmann
from season 20
|Phillip "Pip" Pirrup||Matt Stone||Hubertus von Lerchenfeld||Season 1–14|
Teachers and other staff at South Park Elementary School
|role||Original speaker||German synchronization||Season|
|Mrs. Choksondik||Trey Parker||Ilona Grandke||Season 4–6|
|Mrs. Crabtree||Mary Kay Bergman
|Dagmar Heller||Season 1–8|
|Mr. / President Herbert Garrison (Seasons 1–9, 12–)
Mrs. Janet Garrison (Seasons 9–12)
from season 17
|Mr. Mackey||Trey Parker||
Walter von Hauff
|Seasons 1–10 episode 3
from season 10 episode 6
|Jerome "Chef" McElroy||Isaac Hayes||Donald Arthur||continuously up to season 10 episode 1|
|Director Victoria||Eliza Schneider
|PC principal||Trey Parker||Oliver Mink||from season 19|
|Vice Director Strong Woman||April Stewart||Kathrin Gaube||from season 21|
Parents and other family members
|role||Original speaker||German synchronization||Season|
|Gerald Broflovski||Matt Stone||Gudo Hoegel||continuous|
|Sheila Broflovski||Mary Kay Bergman
from season 15
|Ike Broflovski||Milan Agnone||Sabine Bohlmann||continuous|
|Liane Cartman||Mary Kay Bergman
|Marvin Marsh||Trey Parker||
from season 19–20
from season 21
|Randy Marsh||Trey Parker||
|Season 1 Episode 3
Season 1 from Episode 5
from Season 2
|Sharon Marsh||Mary Kay Bergman
Carin C. Tietze
from season 2
|Shelley Marsh||Mary Kay Bergman
|Jimbo core||Matt Stone||
from season 5
|Carol McCormick||Mary Kay Bergman
|Stuart McCormick||Matt Stone||
|Linda Stotch||Mary Kay Bergman
|Stephen Chris Stotch||Trey Parker||Claus-Peter Damitz||continuous|
|role||Original speaker||German synchronization||Season|
|Big Gay Al||Matt Stone||Christian Weygand||continuous|
|Officer Barbrady||Trey Parker||
from season 8
|Ned Gerblansky||Trey Parker||Kai Taschner||continuous|
|God||Trey Parker||Walter von Hauff||continuous|
|Mr. Hankey||Trey Parker||Christian Weygand||continuous|
from season 8
|Pastor Maxi||Matt Stone||
|Mayor McDaniels||Mary Kay Bergman
from season 19
|Dr. Alphonse Mephisto||Trey Parker||Michael Habeck||Season 1–4|
|Phillip||Trey Parker||Hubertus von Lerchenfeld||continuous|
|Terrance||Matt Stone||Dominik Auer
from season 16
|Towelie||Vernon Chatman||Claus-Peter Damitz||continuous|
|Tuong Lu Kim||Trey Parker||Claus-Peter Damitz||continuous|
|Sergeant Harrison Yates||Trey Parker||Andreas Borcherding||continuous|
Prominent guest speakers and voice actors
Seasons and broadcast
|Season||Episodes||First broadcast (USA)
|German-language first broadcast|
|season 1||13||August 13, 1997 to February 25, 1998||September 5 to November 28, 1999 ( RTL )|
|season 2||18th||April 1, 1998 to January 20, 1999||October 7, 2000 to February 24, 2001 (RTL)|
|season 3||17th||April 7, 1999 to January 12, 2000||November 3, 2001 to March 9, 2002 (RTL)|
|Season 4||17th||April 5 to December 20, 2000||August 31 to December 21, 2002 (RTL)|
|Season 5||14th||June 20 to December 12, 2001||September 27 to December 27, 2003 (RTL)|
|Season 6||17th||March 6 to December 11, 2002||September 11, 2004 to January 8, 2005 (RTL)|
|Season 7||15th||March 19 to December 17, 2003||September 10, 2005 to January 7, 2006 (RTL)|
|Season 8||14th||March 17 to December 15, 2004||January 8 to February 6, 2007 ( MTV )|
|Season 9||14th||March 9 to December 7, 2005||February 7 to March 12, 2007 (MTV)|
|Season 10||14th||March 22 to November 15, 2006||March 13, 2007 to February 7, 2008 (MTV)|
|Season 11||14th||March 7 to November 14, 2007||February 7 to March 27, 2008 (MTV / Comedy Central )|
|Season 12||14th||March 12 to November 19, 2008||February 11 to June 19, 2009 (Comedy Central)|
|Season 13||14th||March 11th to November 18th, 2009||February 9 to May 11, 2010 (Comedy Central)|
|Season 14||14th||March 17 to November 17, 2010||December 17, 2010 to March 4, 2011 (Comedy Central)|
|Season 15||14th||April 27 to November 16, 2011||December 11, 2011 to March 11, 2012 (Comedy Central)|
|Season 16||14th||March 14th to November 7th, 2012||November 4, 2012 to June 23, 2013 (Comedy Central)|
|Season 17||10||September 25 to December 11, 2013||March 23 to May 11, 2014 (Comedy Central)|
|Season 18||10||September 24th to December 10th, 2014||April 12 to June 14, 2015 (Comedy Central)|
|Season 19||10||September 17 to December 9, 2015||February 14 to April 10, 2016 (Comedy Central)|
|Season 20||10||September 14th to December 7th, 2016||March 12 to May 14, 2017 (Comedy Central)|
|Season 21||10||September 13th to December 6th, 2017||February 4 to April 8, 2018 (Comedy Central)|
|Season 22||10||September 26th to December 12th, 2018||February 3 to April 7, 2019 (Comedy Central)|
|Season 23||10||September 25 to December 11, 2019||February 2 to April 5, 2020 (Comedy Central)|
In Germany, the first season was broadcast on Sundays at 11:15 p.m. on RTL from September 5 to November 28, 1999. The second (October 7, 2000 to February 24, 2001), third (November 3, 2001 to March 9, 2002), fourth (August 31 to December 21, 2002), fifth (September 27 to December 27, 2003) The sixth (September 11, 2004 to January 8, 2005) and seventh season (September 10, 2005 to January 7, 2006) was then broadcast on RTL on Saturdays at around midnight. The eighth season was broadcast on January 8th to February 6th, 2007 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 p.m. on MTV.
From the eighth episode of the 16th season onwards, Comedy Central Germany began showing the episodes in the original English version and with German subtitles shortly after the US broadcast. The episodes of season 19 were shown one day after the US premiere in the original English version with German subtitles on Comedy Central Germany at 10:00 p.m.
Opening song lyrics
The US-American original sung the theme song by the band Primus .
The German version is:
"I'm looking at South Park here, man, it's really hot there.
(Stan and Kyle) "Nice people everywhere and just smiling faces."
I'm going to South Park, I forget all shit.
(Cartman) “The park is really cracking there day and night!”
Everywhere in South Park there is something going on, as everyone knows.
(Kenny) "Mrph mhm mrm mhp mrph mmph mrph-prh mrph mmh mrmm mrh mpr mph mprh mph!"
Come over here quickly to South Park, because that's your circle of friends! "
The original version is:
“I'm going down to South Park, gonna have myself a time.
(Stan & Kyle) Friendly faces everywhere, humble folks without temptation.
Going down to South Park, gonna leave my woes behind.
(Cartman) Ample parking day or night, people spouting, "Howdy neighbor!"
Headin 'on up to South Park, gonna see if I can't unwind.
(Kenny) Mrph mhm mrm mhp mrph mmph mrph-prh mrph mmh mrmm mrh mpr mph mprh mph!
So, come on down to South Park and meet some friends of mine. "
In the episodes of the 6th season, in which Kenny does not appear, his incomprehensible parts of the text were replaced by "Timmy Timmy Timmy Timmy Timmy Timmy livin 'a lie Timmy" ("livin' a lie" stands for "living a lie", next to his Names and a few episode-dependent words are the only thing Timmy can say). In the first versions of the opening credits, the first sentence was translated as "I'm going to see South Park ...".
- 1997: Cable ACE Award "South Park", Animated Programming Special or Series
- 1997: Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award "The Spirit of Christmas", Best Animation
- 1997: Producers Guild of America "South Park", Nova Award for Television
- 1998: Emmy Awards "South Park", nomination for the episode " Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride "
- 2000: Emmy Awards "South Park", nomination for the episode "Chinpokomon"
- 2000: 72nd Annual Academy Awards "Blame Canada", Oscar nomination for Best Song
- 2000: MTV Movie Awards "Uncle Fucka", Movie Award for the best musical performance
- 2001: Austin Film Festival
- 2002: Emmy Awards "South Park", nomination for the episode "Osama Bin Laden Has Farty Pants"
- 2004: Emmy Awards "South Park", nomination for the episode "Christmas Time in Canada"
- 2005: Emmy for the episode " Best Friends Forever ", in the category: Best Animated Program (less than an hour)
- 2006: Emmy Awards "South Park", nomination for the episode "Trapped in the Closet"
- 2007: Emmy for the episode " Make Love, Not Warcraft " in the category: Best Animated Program (less than an hour)
- 2008: Emmy for the episode " Imaginationland " in the category: Best Animated Program (less than an hour)
- 2009: Emmy for the episode “ Margaritaville ” in the category: Best Animated Program (less than an hour)
- 2010: Emmy Awards "South Park", nomination for episodes " 200 and 201 "
- 2011: Emmy Awards "South Park", nomination for the episode "Crack Baby Athletic Association"
- 2013: Emmy for the episode “ Raising The Bar ” in the category: Best Animated Program
In the USA, the first fifteen seasons were released on DVD , the twelfth to fifteenth seasons were also released on BD . The DVDs are in English and have region code 1 and the television standard NTSC . Since March 2008, most episodes of the series have also been made available free of charge as an online stream on the official website.
The following DVDs with regional code 2 and a conversion to PAL were released in German :
|Surname||publication||running time||Image format||Audio||FSK|
|Southpark - The Movie||July 28, 2000||approx. 78 min||4: 3/16: 9 full frame||German English||From 16 years|
|Fantasy land||June 4, 2009||approx. 68 min||16: 9 full frame||German English||From 16 years|
|Surname||publication||Episodes||running time||Image format||Audio||FSK|
|The complete first season||November 8, 2007||13 episodes||approx. 302 min||4: 3 full frame||German, English, Spanish||From 16 years|
|The complete 2nd season||November 8, 2007||18 episodes||approx. 410 min||4: 3 full frame||German, English, Spanish||From 16 years|
|The complete 3rd season||March 6, 2008||17 episodes||approx. 377 min||4: 3 full frame||German, English, Spanish||From 16 years|
|The complete 4th season||June 5, 2008||17 episodes||approx. 380 min||4: 3 full frame||German, English, Spanish||From 16 years|
|The complete 5th season||November 8, 2007||14 episodes||approx. 297 min||4: 3 full frame||German, English, Spanish||From 16 years|
|The complete 6th season||March 6, 2008||17 episodes||approx. 377 min||4: 3 full frame||German, English, Spanish||From 16 years|
|The complete 7th season||June 5, 2008||15 episodes||approx. 329 min||4: 3 full frame||German, English, Spanish||From 16 years|
|The complete 8th season||November 6, 2008||14 episodes||approx. 301 min||4: 3 full frame||German, English, Spanish||From 16 years|
|The complete 9th season||January 15, 2009||14 episodes||approx. 301 min||4: 3 full frame||German, English, Spanish||From 16 years|
|The complete 10th season||April 9, 2009||14 episodes||approx. 311 min||4: 3 full frame||German English||From 16 years|
|The complete 11th season||July 9, 2009||14 episodes||approx. 311 min||4: 3 full frame||German English||From 16 years|
|The complete 12th season||October 15, 2009||14 episodes||approx. 311 min||4: 3 full frame||German English||From 16 years|
|The complete 13th season||October 7, 2010||14 episodes||approx. 312 min||16: 9||German English||From 16 years|
|The complete 14th season||September 8, 2011||12 episodes||approx. 267 min||16: 9||German English||From 16 years|
|The entire 15th season||August 9, 2012||14 episodes||approx. 301 min||16: 9||German English||From 16 years|
|The complete 16th season||5th September 2013||14 episodes||approx. 301 min||16: 9||German English||From 16 years|
|The complete 17th season||23rd September 2014||10 episodes||approx. 214 min||16: 9||German English||From 16 years|
|The complete 18th season||5th November 2015||10 episodes||approx. 214 min||16: 9||German English||From 16 years|
|The complete 19th season||November 24, 2016||10 episodes||approx. 214 min||16: 9||German English||From 16 years|
These DVDs contain all episodes of the respective season (except season 14; see description, humor and controversy ). So far, all 18 seasons have been released completely as a season box by Paramount Pictures , the 19th season is due to appear on November 24, 2016. In addition to these publications, there is also an older DVD publication from Warner Vision International, which contains four to five episodes per DVD as volumes 1–11 (first to third seasons).
|Surname||Year of publication||platform||developer||Publisher||genre||USK|
|South Park||1998/1999||PlayStation , Nintendo 64 , Windows||Iguana Entertainment||Acclaim Entertainment||Ego shooter||From 12 years|
|South Park: Chef's Luv Shack||1999||PlayStation , Nintendo 64 , Windows , Dreamcast||Acclaim Entertainment||Acclaim Entertainment||Party game||From 0 years|
|South Park Rally||1999/2000||PlayStation , Nintendo 64 , Windows , Dreamcast||Tantalus Interactive||Acclaim Entertainment||Racing game||From 0 years|
|South Park Let's Go Tower Defense Play!||2009||Xbox 360||Double Six||Microsoft Studios||Tower defense||From 16 years|
|South Park: Tenorman's Revenge||2012||Xbox 360||Other Ocean Interactive||Microsoft Studios||Jump 'n' run||From 16 years|
|South Park: The Stick of Truth||2014||Windows , PlayStation 3 , Xbox 360||Obsidian Entertainment||Ubisoft||role playing game||From 16 to 18 years|
|South Park: The Fractured But Whole||2017||Windows , PlayStation 4 , Xbox One||Ubisoft San Francisco||Ubisoft||role playing game||From 16 years|
In 1999, the film adaptation of South Park in German as a musical with the title South Park: The Movie - Bigger, Longer, Unedited (in English: South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut ) in the cinemas. It received mostly positive reviews, partly because of many prominent voice actors. In 2000 the film was nominated for an Oscar in the category Best Song for Blame Canada . In addition, in 2002 he got an entry in the Guinness Book of Records for the most curses in an animated film (a total of 399, including 146 times the word " Fuck ", 79 times " Shit " and 59 times " Bitch ", plus 128 insulting gestures and 221 acts of violence). The makers of South Park have announced that there will never be a second film.
In December 2013 the play Süd Park by director Malte C. Lachmann was premiered in the Ballhof of the Junge Schauspiel Hannover . It received mostly positive reviews, partly because of the adaptation to the current German euphemism debate. The piece refers to the episode “Please an N” ( Season 11, Episode 1 ) and connects it with German topics such as the death of the homosexual actor Dirk Bach or the media-debated gender program of the Pirate Party .
The German-language Internet portal southpark.de was launched on July 15, 2009 . Just like in the English equivalent, almost all episodes can be viewed for free and - apart from the intro - in full length. In addition, apps for iOS and Android were released in spring 2014, which essentially depict the content of the website. The episodes "Cartoon War (Part 1)", "Cartoon War (Part 2)" (these are available in the South Park App), "The League of Super Best Friends", "200" and "201" are not available; (see also the section on description, humor and controversy ) - all five unavailable episodes contain satirical references to Islam .
- 2007: Richard Hanley (Ed.): South Park and Philosophy: Bigger, Longer, and More Penetrating , Open Court, ISBN 978-0-8126-9613-4
- 2013: Robert Arp (Ed.): The Ultimate South Park and Philosophy: Respect My Philosophah! , Wiley, ISBN 978-1-118-38656-9
- South Park in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- southpark.de: Website of the producers, on which (almost) all episodes can be viewed in German and English
- Google Play: Official app, for Android 4+
- iTunes: Official app on which (almost) all episodes can be viewed in German and English
- US broadcaster extends “South Park” until 2022 . September 13, 2019. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
- Season 9: Closet Whispers - Credits (21:05)
- Friday: Censorship and Fear , April 24, 2010.
- 'South Park' Episode Is Altered After Muslim Group's Warning , NY Times, April 22, 2010.
- The Daily Show: South Park Death Threats , April 22, 2010.
- Jon Stewart Takes On Comedy Central's Censorship of 'South Park' , NY Times, April 22, 2010.
- South Park: China bans the entire series after the recent scandal. In: Moviepilot.de. Retrieved October 7, 2019 .
- The Mohammed Controversy in South Park
- Entry South Park of the German synchronous file
- South Park Season 16 now in the original language . Retrieved December 10, 2015.
- "Cartman" becomes Kartmän. Retrieved December 30, 2013 .
- "South Park" on stage - The leader with black makeup. Retrieved December 29, 2013 .
- Shit, why is he allowed to do that? Retrieved January 17, 2014 .
- English episodes available! (No longer available online.) Southpark.de, archived from the original on November 17, 2014 ; Retrieved July 23, 2009 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.