South Park is an American animated sitcom, notorious for its crude, surreal, and often very dark humor, which satirizes a wide range of topics including religion, politics, violence, abuse, sexuality, and mental illness. Trey Parker and Matt Stone created the show and continue to do most of the writing, directing, and voice acting.
The narrative revolves around four children Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick and their bizarre experiences in the titular mountain town. The show has won acclaim and a plethora of awards, including three Primetime Emmys for Outstanding Animated Program.
Comedy Central has aired a total of 187 episodes since the show's debut in 1997. Doug Herzog, who brought South Park to the network, credits the show's strong ratings in its early years for putting Comedy Central "on the map". The thirteenth season premiered in March 2009. Parker and Stone are under contract to produce 14 new episodes a year through 2011
Two feature-length movies have also been released; the musical film South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut had a widespread theatrical run in 1999, and the three-episode Imaginationland story arc was reissued straight-to-DVD in 2008.
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