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Tod Browning's controversial cult horror film Freaks from 1932. The central story is of this conniving trapeze artist Cleopatra, who seduces and marries sideshow midget Hans after learning of his large inheritance. At their wedding reception, the other "freaks" announce that they accept Cleopatra in spite of her being a "normal" outsider; they hold an ...


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It's his mother, Liane Cartman. The episode is a 2 parter from Season 2 and near the end of the second part ("Cartman's Mom Is Still a Dirty Slut") in the hospital that Dr. Alphonse Mephesto was recovering in it's revealed that Liane is a Hermaphrodite and that the test indicated she was the father. A clue to this is how willingly Mr Garrison was to have ...


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Since you are still at season 10, this will be a spoiler for you. It is explained in season 14 episode 201 that Jack Tenorman (who was a player on the Denver Broncos) is his father. When Eric's mother was drunk, she and Jack had intercourse and Eric was born. Scott Tenorman: Cuz you see, Eric, we have something in common. Did I ever tell you that my ...


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This is a common theme in the early seasons of the show- the overriding theme is that Cartman is constantly picking up these bizarre "facts" from his mom, who is of course on the cover of Crack Whore magazine. In another early season episode, "Ike's Wee Wee"(season 2), Kenny answers Chef's question of what is more sacred to a man than anything (referring to ...


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The short answer is no. Below is the long answer. It is also no. In the South Park episode 200 Tom Cruise and other celebrities ridiculed by the show over the years threaten to file a class action lawsuit against the town unless the town brings them the Prophet Muhammad. The celebrities want to obtain Muhammad's ability to not be ridiculed. Muhammad ...


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Quite simply, the creators grew tired of killing him off every episode. While it was initially fun thinking up new ways for him to die, after several seasons Parker and Stone found it to be incredibly mundane. Coupled with the rising popularity of a newer character, Butters Stotch, the creators were growing very tired of Kenny and thus decided to kill Kenny ...


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From the South Park Studios interview with Matt Stone (where users were encouraged to ask questions): j0l0n: from Henbob -> What made you think of the canadians having those funny head and everything is square? its brilliant! cheers MattStone: Well the idea came to us during a trip to Toronto. That's just the way they all look up there... In a ...


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According to several fan forums, like this one, Cartman's rant has its origins in something Matt and Trey encountered: The Rainbow sequence with Cartman does not refer to anything. Believe it or not the rainbow thing is a totally obscure reference to nothing at all. One day Matt and Trey were eating in a restaurant and they heard some girl say that ...


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The cigarette he waves around, the crass misogynistic humor and intentionally insulting his audience until they leave the theater is all Andrew Dice Clay (only instead of the greaser look and NY accent, it's Mr. Garrison's voice in Trump's suit). That was pretty much Clay's schtick until his career faded somewhere around the mid-late 90s. That style is ...


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According to this article from Creative Planet Network "We have the technology, and our animators have the skills to do 3-D," says supervising producer Anne Garefino. "We don't want it to look computery,"agrees director of animation Eric Stough, who's been on board since the pilot. "We want it to look as crappy as possible."


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The script that you posted touches on your exact question: Stan: What were you talking about? Stan is asking the exact same question as you. Cartman: Huh? Oh, nothing, forget it. And that's the answer that Stan (and by extension you) gets. Cartman is avoiding the topic, because he doesn't want to talk about it. The humor derives from Cartman's ...


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They do use 3D animation software. However, from the beginning the cut-out paper look is what they wanted to achieve with CG after finding out the difficulties of using real paper cut-outs. The decision to stay with the paper cut-out look was made from the beginning, they want everything to look as cartoonish as possible, down to the movements and ...


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That disclaimer -- at least the real version you usually see at the end of movies -- is called the all persons fictitious disclaimer. (The one that South Park uses is slightly different, see below.) The purpose of such a disclaimer is to attempt to minimize the possibility of a libel suit, if someone believed that the show was using their name, likeness, or ...


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As Napoleon states, the original meaning of "gay" is "happy or carefree" but nowadays refers to homosexuality. In this South Park episode, the joke is that the choir organisation is being naive using the word "gay" when its meaning has changed. They think they are being fun and "down with the kids" when it's really the opposite. Incidentally, there is a ...


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South Park's production process is well-known, you'll only need to watch the documentary 6 Days to Air: The film follows the show's hectic, rushed six-day production schedule, in which a 22-minute episode is completed just hours before its original air date. (This is a quote from Wikipedia.) Matter of fact, for this season's first episode they ...


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Cartman isn't as fixed about his friends/enemies as other characters are. If anything, Cartman is the most capable (of all the characters) to switch his opinion based on what benefits him. Using the "Ginger Cow" episode as an example, Cartman was trying to keep his prank about a ginger cow going at all costs. However, when he realized that Kyle actually ...


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It's just a satire show and no need to dig much deep. Trey Parker and Matt Stone have repeatedly shown that they are not much religious in various interviews: Stone, who was raised Jewish, says he's not religious. Parker says he considers himself religious, but it would take him a long time to explain it. Both say they believe in God. "I believe ...


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Due to his appearance and 'G' in his name, Kenny G is always targeted for being a a Gay. But the G stand for Gorelick because his real name is Kenneth Bruce Gorelic. Even he got Wikipedia controversy, which I don't know is real or not but surely got speculated on internet. So I think South Park doesn't made it all on their on but used the controversy ...


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Matt and Trey never censored South Park. The networks airing their show do the censoring as required by their broadcast licenses. A broadcast license is relative to the country that issues it. An Americian station's license is not govern by licenses required in Canada, even if their air waves cross the border. So you can watch an episode in Canada from the ...


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Ultimately your question is a legal one--and as many of us are not practicing lawyers (or representing ourselves as one), I cannot attest to whether there is any legal protection. However, I believe the gag they are aiming for is less "you can't sue whom you can't identify" and more trying to introduce humor in the irony of juxtaposing "I'm not scared of ...


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I didn't find any official sources from Parker and Stone about this, but from what I understood, Member Berries refer to a current trend of people saying that life was better in the past (90s kids memes). Instead of focusing on real current problems and actually resolve them, people just sit and remember old stuff. They refer to : Todays Hollywood reboot ...


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That discussion forum was right about the dates. The original air date for Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls is August 19 1998. Episode of Saturday Night Live with Schweddy Balls aired on December 12 1998. The most frequently replayed installment of this sketch, which originally aired on December 12, 1998, featured Alec Baldwin as Christmas treat maker Pete ...


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As this Wikia page explains, this episode is a sequel to 2 other episodes where the Goths were featured most prominently: Raisins from season 7 (where Stan becomes a Goth) and The Ungroundable from season 12 (where Butters becomes a vampire wannabe). The title of this episode is probably a parody of Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and maybe alludes to Dawn ...


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It is fiction and need not to be taken literally. It only means that they travelled to some distant place. Generally, they cut down the scenes through editing because there is nothing happens during the travel and boring to the audience. Ike travels to Canada in a bus in S15 E03 Royal Pudding. And it is possible to go to Canada by road (because USA and ...


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Cartman was letting Kyle to get external help only to get him fooled. Similar to Cow boy and the Tiger story. From what happens in the episode, we can assume that Cartman had two plans to execute. Call a friend and ask them to help him in the plan. Take a promise not to spill the secret to anyone. If they don't agree with him, let them go call the police ...


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South Park is a comedy animated show and they throw satire on everything they can. Here is a list of subjects they made fun about. For this matter, many religions and sects believe that only with their religions people will go to heaven etc. Many Christian believers also thinks this way. South Park just made fun of it. In the South Park Universe, only ...


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The show's style of animation is inspired by the paper cut-out cartoons made by Terry Gilliam for Monty Python's Flying Circus , of which Parker and Stone have been lifelong fans. After the pilot for subsequent episodes have been produced by computer animation, providing a similar look to the originals while requiring a fraction of the time to ...


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If you mean Ned Gerblansky, he isn't dead; at least, he was still around as recently as 2013, appearing in the episode World War Zimmerman. When Cartman went to Jimbo's store to buy a gun, Ned was there behind the counter, looking bored: Ned, however, didn't have any lines since 2001 (unless you count the video game The Stick of Truth released in March this ...


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Stick is using a play on words of 'Dire'; deploying it in the D&D manner of which TylerShads describes (no doubt inspired by GoT), but also in its common usage of meaning terrible. If someone is in Dire Straits, their situation is considered dreadful. Dire is traditionally used to indicate the relative lack of quality, promise or effort of something. To ...


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The term Dire is a Dungeons and Dragons trope where a beast that is larger and more powerful than a standard beast is known as a Dire beast-name-here. Such things can exist as Dire-Wolves, Dire-Bears, and Dire-Ferrets, if one should so desire. Therefore, it must just be a play on this joke due to the subject matter of this game being a parody of a lot ...


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