History of the show begins in 1992, when two students of the University of Colorado, Parker and Stone created an animated short “Jesus vs. Frosty ” and “santa vs jesus'” called Spirit of cristmas. In this rather crudely made film involved prototypes of future boys from “SouthPark “.
Control “Fox “have seen the film, and in 1995 Brian Grady(born . Brian Graden) commissioned Parker and Stone to create a second short film, in order to send it to friends as a video Christmas card. Cartoon titled “The Spirit of Christmas “contains scenes melee duel between Jesus and Santa Claus. (Later this was used in the video clip show, in an episode of “very shitty Christmas. “), movies quickly became a hit and was widespread, including through the Internet . This led to a discussion of the idea of creation of the series – first with Fox, then with Comedy Central, where the August 13, 1997 and premiered. The first series called “Cartman and an Anal Probe “. It was converted from the pilot episode, which was released later on DVD.
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In 1999 he released a full-length animated film “South -Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut ” (eng . South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut).
November 11, 1999, 4 months after the premiere of “South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut “in US theaters, actress Mary Kay Bergman voiced by all the female roles in the animated series and feature film, committed suicide at his home in Los Angeles .
In the episode “It Hits the Fan “show “South Park “has broken the record for swearing: the word”shit ” (shit ) was uttered 162 times. During the 22-minute episode of this word was uttered on average every 8 seconds, and the screen was even a counter showing how many times that word was uttered.
In 2005, the show received an Emmy Award for the episode “Best Friends Forever “.