Created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, South Park is an adult animated sitcom revolving around four boys – Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick. Now going into its 21th season, South Park has won Emmy Awards, Peabody Awards, and even inspired a feature length film that was nominated for an Academy Award.
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46. Born in a Manger
The “Spirit of Christmas” was the name of two profanity laden short films made by Trek Parker and Matt Stone that were the precursors to South Park, the television show.
45. Corncob Pipe, Button Nose, and Murderous Tentacles
The first film “Spirit of Christmas” film was labeled by fans as “Jesus vs. Frosty” and involved the boys bringing a snowman to life only to find that it’s evil and deranged. It ends up killing one of the boys leading to the utterance, “Oh my god! Frosty killed Kenny!”
44. The Gift that Keeps on Giving
The second film, “Jesus vs. Santa,” came about after a Fox executive saw “Jesus vs. Frosty” and paid Stone and Parker a $1,000 to make a Christmas card video for him to send to friends. The film made the rounds in Hollywood eventually catching the attention of Comedy Central who hired the duo to make South Park.
43. It’s In the Game
The Electronic Arts videogame “Tiger Woods 99” had to be recalled from shelves because someone hid a video file of South Park’s “The Spirit of Christmas” on the discs and EA considered it both “unauthorized” and “objectionable,” which describes South Park to a tee.
42. Avenge Me!
“Jesus vs. Frosty” was made under the production company Avenging Conscience, which was launched by Parker and Stone and two other students at the University of Colorado. Avenging Conscience also produced Cannibal! The Musical, Jesus vs. Santa, Orgazmo, and the Book of Orgazmo.
41. And So it Begins
The very first episode of South Park, titled “Cartman Gets an Anal Probe,” took three and a half months to complete and cost $300,000.
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