South Park is an American animated comedy series created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone for the Comedy Central television network. It is a show intended for the matured audiences. It has become an award-winning show that is a unique blend of humor and satire.
South Park characters
The South Park is a television series that revolves around four children—Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick—and their bizarre adventures in and around the titular Colorado town. The town sometimes described within the show as “a pissant white-bread mountain town”. There are local elementary school, bus stop, various neighborhoods and the surrounding snowy landscape, and the shops and businesses along the town’s main street, all of which are based on the appearance of similar locations in the town of Fairplay, Colorado.
Stan is portrayed as normal, average, American, mixed-up kid. Kyle is the lone Jew among the group, and his portrayal in this role is often dealt with sarcasm. Stan is modeled after Parker, while Kyle is modeled after Stone.
Stan and Kyle are best friends, and their relationship, which is intended to reflect the real-life friendship between Parker and Stone, Cartman—loud, obnoxious, and obese—is often portrayed as an antagonist whose anti-Semitic attitude has resulted in an ever-progressing rivalry with Kyle. Kenny, who comes from a poor family, wears his parka hood so tightly that it covers most of his face and muffles his speech. During the show’s first five seasons, Kenny would die in nearly each episode before returning in the next with little or no definitive explanation given. During the show’s first 58 episodes, the boys were in the third grade. In the season four episode “4th Grade” (2000), they—along with the other main child characters—entered the fourth grade, where they have remained ever since.
South Park plot
The plot of this animated series thickens from the fairly typical to the supernatural and extraordinary, which frequently happen upon the town. The boys often act as the voice of reason when these events cause panic or incongruous behavior among the adult populace, who are customarily depicted as irrational, gullible, and prone to vociferation. The boys are also frequently confused by the contradictory and hypocritical behavior of their parents and other adults, and often perceive them as having distorted views on morality and society.
South Park styles and themes
Each of the episodes South Park begins with a catchy disclaimer that is sure to grab every body’s attention. It begins as: “All characters and events in this show—even those based on real people—are entirely fictional. All celebrity voices are impersonated…..poorly. The following program contains coarse language and due to its content it should not be viewed by anyone.” The sitcom cartoon series is mainly intended for the matured audiences were the censor board the most taboo words during a broadcast. This show has everything from violence, sexually explicit content, to offhand pop-cultural references, and satirical portrayal of celebrities.
Parker and Stone further developed other characters by giving them larger roles in certain storylines, and began writing plots as parables based around religion, politics, and numerous other topics.
The Russian TV company that airs South Park has seen its popularity rocket since prosecutors issued a warning over the content of the popular adult cartoon. From the ongoing popularity of the show it seems that this animated series is here to stay for many more years to come.