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Hurry up September 13th!!

‘South Park’ Season 21 Premiere Date Pushed Back

South Park fans are going to have to wait a little longer than they expected for the new season to premiere.

Originally slated for Aug. 23, season 21 of the popular cartoon will now premiere Sept. 13, according to Comedy Central.

Along with South Park, Broad City was also pushed to that date for its premiere.

Creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker have insinuated the upcoming season will get back to basics in that episodes will likely be one-offs, closer to how the show ran for numerous seasons.

For the past few seasons, the show has had an overarching plot, which hit a road bump last year when Donald Trump won the presidency, but the show theme had been mostly planned around a Clinton victory.

Parker and Stone have also said they plan on laying off Trump jokes this year.

In addition to the new season, the long-awaited video game South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be released Oct. 17.

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When real life is this hard to believe…how do you mock it?

South Park to back off mocking Trump

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone say fans keep assuming they must be loving the Trump presidency — there’s so much dramatic material to parody, right?

But no, the duo behind the long-running Comedy Central hit says in a new ABC News interview. Though last season had a character clearly inspired by Trump, Parker and Stone say they’re likely going to back off mocking “everybody in government” when they return. Why? Because it’s become too hard.

“It feels like it’s going to be more difficult,” Stone says.

“They’re already going out and doing the comedy,” Parker adds. “It’s not something you can make fun of.”

“We’re having our head blown off like everybody else,” Stone says.

“It’s tricky and it’s really tricky now as satire has become reality,” Parker notes. “We were really trying to make fun of what was going on [last season] but we couldn’t keep up. What was actually happening was way funnier than anything we could come up with. So we decided to just back off and let [politicians] do their comedy and we’ll do ours.”

South Park is expected to return for its 21st season later this year.

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Who Killed South Park?! Matt Stone & Trey Parker Miss Wednesday Deadline for the First Time

What bastards killed tonight’s new episode of South Park?!


Though Matt Stone and Trey Parker seemed destined to miss a deadline one of these days thanks to their one-episode-per-week work load that they have admitted hews more to the right-before-Wednesday portion of the week, it turns out that a power outage was the culprit behind the scheduling hiccup.

“On Tuesday night, South Park Studios lost power,” Comedy Central said in a statement. “From animation to rendering to editing and sound, all of their computers were down for hours and they were unable to finish episode 1704, ‘Goth Kids 3: Dawn Of The Posers’ in time for air tonight.”

To make up for what possibly could’ve been avoided if they weren’t such usually proficient procrastinators, the South Park powers that be live-tweeted tonight’s repeat of the episode “Scott Tenorman Must Die” and offered up all sorts of fun-fact trivia and pics of the crew looking all bummed out in the darkened studio.

“It sucks to miss an air date but after all these years of tempting fate by delivering the show last minute, I guess it was bound to happen,” Parker admitted in a statement after delivering 240 other episodes on time.

Goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers will air Oct. 23 instead. Who wants to bet that Matt and Trey are going to use that extra week to get a head start on their next new episode?!

Neither do we.

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Whatever they do I will watch!!

Trey Parker, Matt Stone form studio

“South Park” creators and exec producers Trey Parker and Matt Stone have teamed up with boutique merchant bank The Raine Group to create a new independent studio housing the duo’s creative work and future projects.

Raine will take a minority stake in the venture, called Important Studios, provide advice and help finance future projects. The studio “plans to continue the growth of the ‘South Park’ and ‘Book of Mormon’ franchises, create new content across different media, and expand distribution of Parker and Stone’s work worldwide,” the partners said in a statement Monday.

Raine, which is focused exclusively on entertainment, digital media and sports, has been quietly amassing one of the most eclectic portfolios in the business, including Vice Media, Jagex and OpenSky, and has been front-and-center in several key industry deals. Raine represented Dick Clark Prods. in the recent sale to Guggenheim Partners, and advised Current TV, just sold to Al Jazeera

“Trey and Matt are unique content creators, having built two iconic global media brands. They have established themselves as thought leaders in the entertainment and digital world, while at the same time using satire to make their audience aware of critical social issues,” said Raine co-founder Joe Ravitch.

“Raine’s thesis has always been to align ourselves directly with extraordinary content creators, and we are excited to partner with Trey and Matt to create new global entertainment properties,” said co-founder Jeff Sine.

“Having worked with several different studios over the years, we came to realize that our favorite people in the world are ourselves,” said Parker and Stone. “We hope to work with ourselves for a long time and are excited to now work with ourselves in a much greater capacity.”

“South Park” began airing in 1997 on Comedy Central and has won four Emmys and a Peabody. Hit musical “The Book of Mormon” is completing its second year on Broadway, launched its first national tour in August, and a third company in Chicago in December. The show opens in London in March.

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‘South Park’ parked on Comedy Central until 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — The bad boys of “South Park” will make mischief for years to come.

Comedy Central says “South Park” co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have signed to extend the animated series an additional three seasons, through its 20th season in 2016.

The network announced Wednesday that Parker and Stone will continue to write, direct and edit every episode of “South Park,” just as they have since the premiere of the series in 1997.

Earlier this year, the duo met with tremendous success on Broadway with their hit musical, “The Book of Mormon.”

The Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning “South Park” views the world through the eyes of Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman, four bratty youngsters in an unhinged Colorado town.

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Spectacular!!! They remain Hella Cool!!!

Matt and Trey: goin’ down to ‘South Park’ again

NEW YORK (AP) — By some accounts, the world was created in six days.

On the other hand, it takes Matt Stone and Trey Parker seven of them to create a “South Park” episode. But then they get no day of rest before they start on the next episode.

As you’re reading this, Matt and Trey and the “South Park” team are back from their midseason break in their 15th year and are under the gun. The episode they started from scratch last Thursday morning will be finished just hours before it’s delivered to Comedy Central for premiering Wednesday at 10 p.m. EDT.

How do they do it? And why do it that way?

Not long ago, while in New York to bask in the triumph of their smash Broadway musical, “The Book of Mormon,” Matt and Trey took a few minutes to look ahead to the seven episodes of “South Park” facing them this fall.

“Comedy Central would love it if we did the shows ahead of time,” Matt said. “But we just don’t work as well that way.”

“Our best ones,” said Trey, “are always the ones where we come in on Thursday with nothing, and we come up with something and we get this energy — ‘Ah, that’s funny! That’s funny!’ — and we roll with it. The other way, we over-think things too much.”

“I like the process of getting really excited about an idea on Thursday or Friday,” Matt said, “and then there’s a whole drama to the week: We jump into it, then on Saturday we go, ‘Hmmmm. I don’t know about this idea.’ And you start questioning it.”

“But you don’t have a choice,” Trey interjected.

“You’re trapped!” Matt agreed.

The process — propelled by sophisticated computer software, endearingly raw animation and an abundance of adrenaline — clearly works. After all these years, “South Park” has lost none of its edge, its scathing truthfulness or aversion to good manners. Nor has it lost the funniness with which it views the world through the eyes of Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman, four bratty, perpetually bundled-up youngsters in an unhinged Colorado cartoon town.

A few months ago, “South Park” marked its midseason break in an unsettling way: without the shrewdly heartwarming resolution with which most episodes end. Stan had celebrated his 10th birthday, at which point he was consumed by disgust at everything he loved as a 9-year-old. His favorite foods, music, games, friends — he saw them all as crap. Literally. Graphically. With accompanying fart sounds.

His maturing jadedness seemed echoed by the grown-ups in South Park.

“How much longer can we keep doing this?” Stan’s mother asked his dad as they confronted their own lives. “Every week, it’s kind of the same story in a different way, but it just keeps getting more and more ridiculous.”

The episode ended as something of a cliffhanger.

Some “South Park” fans were alarmed. Viewed in a certain way, the episode seemed to denigrate “South Park” along with everything else. Were Matt and Trey feeling burned out, or, with the big-time, nine-Tonys-winning success of “The Book of Mormon,” were they now dismissive of the little cable show that had made them rich and famous?

Goin’ down to South Park, did they no longer hope to leave their woes behind?

“We weren’t really in that dark of a place,” insisted Trey. “But we were feeling those feelings of getting older, and getting a bit more cynical about things.”

“We’ve been doing the show for 15 years,” said Matt, “and I turned 40 this year. Trey’s 40. That’s a weird milestone. So in the episode, Stan’s 10 and dealing with his mortality. It was a fun, safe way to talk about really scary (stuff).”

“And we decided to do it with no real ending,” said Trey. “‘South Park’ always resets at the end. We thought, ‘This time, let’s DON’T reset.'”

Typically, each episode of the show, for all its focus on naughty behavior and potty humor, crystallizes into an overarching parable, with a cut-the-crap, commonsense sort of moral expressed by the kids that usually boils down to some version of “do the right thing.”

But that’s just a happy byproduct, said Matt and Trey. “South Park” isn’t trying to preach.

“We definitely started a few episodes where we wanted to make some point about something that’s making us mad,” Matt said, “and I don’t think those were good episodes. We like the process much better of like, ‘Here’s a cool story, and let’s let the characters do what’s funny.’ By the end, the theme kind of reveals itself, and it’s sometimes the opposite of what you kind of thought it was going to say.”

“Because it’s ‘South Park,’ we’re championing the idea of not taking things so seriously,” said Trey, “not being super-hardcore this way or super-hardcore that way. It’s a comedy cartoon!”
“‘South Park’s main message is: ‘We’re all stupid, isn’t that great!'” said Matt.

“Not, ‘Hey, YOU’RE all stupid,” said Trey, “but, ‘Hey, WE’RE all stupid.'”

“We’re the STUPIDIST!” chimed in Matt, meaning Trey and himself.

“We’re by FAR the stupidest,” Trey laughed.

Now older and wiser like his partner, Matt laughed, too, as he reiterated the lasting “South Park” formula: “‘We’re all stupid.’ And farts.”

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I will watch that!!

Trey Parker and Matt Stone Set for “South Park” Documentary
Tony Award-winning Book of Mormon authors Trey Stone and Matt Parker will give fans a glimpse into the creation of their Emmy-winning series “South Park” in a new documentary on Comedy Central.
Set to air Oct. 2 at 10 PM, the documentary is part of a year-long celebration of the hit animated series “South Park,” which begins airing the second half of its 15th season Oct. 5 at 10 PM.
The documentary promises “an all-access pass to the behind-the-scenes world of creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone at South Park Studios in Los Angeles through this special documentary, providing an exclusive, insiders look into the making of a ‘South Park’ episode.”
Stone and Parker made their Broadway debuts this year with The Book of Mormon, the hit musical co-authored with Tony-winning Avenue Q creator Robert Lopez. All three writers earned 2011 Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Original Score.
The Book of Mormon also picked up Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Direction (Parker and co-director/choreographer Casey Nicholaw), Best Performance by a Featured Actress (Nikki M. James), Best Orchestrations (Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus), Best Scenic Design (Scott Pask), Best Sound Design (Brian Ronan) and Best Lighting Design (Brian MacDevitt).
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Oh yeah they will!!!

‘South Park’ spoofs the Royal Wedding — Canada-style!
There was no doubt aboot it: South Park was going to have to skewer the Royal Wedding. While the mass hysteria surrounding the nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton has died down substantially, it doesnít mean Trey Parker and Matt Stone still wonít poke fun at it. And poke fun they will ó Comedy Central just offered up a teaser of Wednesday nightís new episode, titled ìRoyal Pudding.î Rest easy, Will and Kate fans, the newlyweds arenít exactly ridiculed. Rather, the Candian versions of them will be!
In the episode, just as the Canadian royalty (heh) are getting ready to walk down the aisle, the ìaboot to be Princess of Canadaî gets kidnapped, causing panic throughout Americaís cap. While it may not exactly be Will and Kate, things look pretty familiar in the clip ó thereís even a Canuck version of the Queen Mum and a Canada-ized Pippa trailing behind the bride. Weíre still waiting to see the Canadian version of this little one.
And no word yet on whether or not their guest list included Terrance and Phillip.

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I like that phrase, “accidental copying”.

“South Park” duo apologize for accidental copying
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) ñ The creators of “South Park” have apologized to the makers of a CollegeHumor video for using dialogue from the Web short for an episode of the Comedy Central show that ran Wednesday.
The “South Park” episode “Insheeption” and the CollegeHumor video “Inception Characters Don’t Understand Inception,” which was posted online in August, both parodied the complex language and theories of the hit film “Inception.” The two projects featured the exact same line, “Sometimes my thoughts of my dead wife manifest themselves as trains,” as well as other similar wording.
Matt Stone explained the gaff to the New York Times Friday, saying that when he and co-creator Trey Parker couldn’t get hold of the actual movie for reference they turned to the Internet and mistakenly thought the dialogue used in the CollegeHumor video were taken directly from the Christopher Nolan picture.
Stone told the Times, “It’s just because we do the show in six days, and we’re stupid and we just threw it together. But in the end, there are some lines that we had to call and apologize for.”
Dan Gurewitch, who penned the CollegeHumor parody with David Young, wrote on his blog Friday that Stone was “extremely nice and apologetic” about the incident, and that there were no hard feelings. Gurewitch said, “All is well, and we’re going to meet with Matt and Trey when they’re in New York.”

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Isn’t this all so silly?!?!?

‘South Park’ producers say network cut fear speech
NEW YORK ñ Producers of “South Park” said Thursday that Comedy Central removed a speech about intimidation and fear from their show after a radical Muslim group warned that they could be killed for insulting the Prophet Muhammad.
It came during about 35 seconds of dialogue between the cartoon characters of Kyle, Jesus Christ and Santa Claus that was bleeped out.
“It wasn’t some meta-joke on our part,” producers Trey Parker and Matt Stone said. Comedy Central declined to comment.
Earlier this week, the radical group Revolution Muslim said on its website that “South Park” had insulted their prophet during last week’s episode by depicting him in a bear costume.
The group said it wasn’t threatening Parker and Stone, but it included a gruesome picture of Theo Van Gogh, a Dutch filmmaker killed by a Muslim extremist in 2004, and said the producers could meet the same fate. The website posted the addresses of Comedy Central’s New York office and the California production studio where “South Park” is made.
Despite that, Parker and Stone included the Muhammad character in this week’s episode. Muhammad appeared with his body obscured by a black box, since Muslims consider a physical representation of their prophet to be blasphemous.
When the bear costume was removed, it was revealed to be Santa Claus.
Parker and Stone are known for waiting until the last minute to deliver episodes, often pulling all-nighters to get them done, and giving them the opportunity to address things in the news.
They said that in 14 years of making “South Park,” which just had its 200th episode, they’ve never delivered one they couldn’t stand behind.
“Kyle’s customary final speech was about intimidation and fear,” they said. “It didn’t mention Muhammad at all but it got bleeped … We’ll be back next week with a whole new show about something completely different and we’ll see what happens to it.”
Besides the censored dialogue, only one inside joke in this week’s episode could be interpreted as a reference to the Muslim group’s warning.
During one scene, a mechanized Barbara Streisand robot is seen stomping through the town on a path of destruction. One voice is heard to say, “they’ve destroyed La Casa Bonita!”
“La Casa Bonita” is the name of Parker and Stone’s production facility.