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8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 177 Ratings

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  • Starring: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman
  • Summary: South Park is an animated series featuring four boys who live in the Colorado town of South Park, which is beset by frequent odd occurrences. The show grew out of short film that Trey Parker and Matt Stone created called The Spirit of Christmas, and has become an award-winning show that is a unique blend of humor and satire.

    First air date: August 13, 1997
    Original air time: Wednesday 10:00:00 pm (Eastern)
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  • Genre(s): Comedy, Animation
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 4 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: Ray Richmond
    Jun 25, 2013
    90
    As animation, it's substandard, primitive dreck; as comedy, however, it's gloriously subversive art. [12 Aug 1997]
  2. Reviewed by: Eric Mink
    Jun 25, 2013
    80
    If all "South Park" offered were poo-poo jokes and babes spouting profanity, the show would wear thin awfully fast. It doesn't. The reason is that Parker, Stone and their collaborators actually have done something remarkable with their primitive, construction-paper animation: They have created a wholly new, internally consistent fictional world and have peopled it with distinct, interesting characters. [13 Aug 1997]
  3. Reviewed by: Terry Jackson
    Jun 25, 2013
    80
    It is at once insanely juvenile and very sophisticated, appealing to a funny bone that, as an adult, I try to hide. I feel guilty about laughing, but I laugh anyway. [13 Aug 1997]
  4. Reviewed by: Gail Pennington
    Jun 25, 2013
    70
    Even at its meanest, "South Park" is seldom mean-spirited, and it's often outrageously funny. [13 Aug 1997]
  5. Reviewed by: Caryn James
    Jun 25, 2013
    60
    Uneven ... The series often seems more crude than irreverent, and its satirical targets too familiar and easy to hit. ... However uneven it is now, "South Park" seems to have a future. [17 Aug 1997]
  6. Reviewed by: Bruce Fretts
    Jun 12, 2013
    50
    It might help if the South Park kids had personalities, but they're as one-dimensional as the show's cut-and-paste animation.
  7. Reviewed by: Miles Beller
    Jun 25, 2013
    20
    It's dismissible juvenilia ... a collection of poorly paced, lowest-common-denominator setups that are not even sophomorically funny or scatologically goofy. [13 Aug 1997]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 40
  2. Negative: 6 out of 40
  1. Jan 24, 2014
    10
    What people seem to not understand, is in addition to shock-humor and immature comedy, this show is mainly political and social commentary. It please immature fans with the first two mentioned comedic standards, and reaches to a more more mature, grown up audience with its political satire. I love this show, and if you look at it right, you will too. Expand
  2. Jul 25, 2011
    10
    One of the best shows ever made and my 2nd favorite animated show behind family guy. It is well written and the comedy is spot on. It's awesome.......
  3. Nov 7, 2010
    10
    It is one of the funniest, well written, and smartly done shows ever made. Matt and Trey's ability to take current events and turn them into hysterical and eye opening view points is a talent that no one else could do best. Here's to more good episodes, and to more good times with the foul mouthed 9 year olds! Expand
  4. Jul 5, 2012
    9
    South Park has been on television for some time now. The first episode is unrecognizable. I have enjoyed watching the show for over six years. For awhile the episodes seemed to always be good. The children would cause some problem and eventually have to try and solve it. In many episodes Kenny dies, Cartman hates on Kyle, and Kyle says, "I have learned something today." But lets not forget Stan, because my favorite character in South Park is Stan's dad, Randy Marsh. This guy is an idiot (in a good way). In the 2008 election episode Randy sings out a song in the street, "OOOBama your so fine, you so fine you blow my mind...Hey Obama... Hey Obama." In many episodes he does something stupid like that. All the other characters help add to the show. Mr. Garrison is the children's teacher for the many years they have been in the fourth grade. At first he was gay, but a few seasons ago he became a woman and know is a lesbian. lol... Another character is Mr. Mackey (mmk). He is the school counslar that always says mmk. Chef is someone the children go to for help or ask questions. Their are many other characters in this show like: Hanky, Towely, etc... (Watch the show and you'll see that their is a **** load of characters). Like Family Guy, this show makes fun of current situations, but instead of lasting for thirty seconds (like Family Guy) they last the entire episode (twenty minutes or so). Some of my favorite episodes from the other seasons are: Casa Bonata, Make Love Not Warcraft, Shake Weight, Fishsticks, Pinewood Derby, W.T.F., Whale Wars, Imagination Land, Fat Camp, Scott Tenorman Must Die, Cartmanland, How to Eat with Your Butt, and many others. I have wasted many hours watching this hilarius show and you should too; Expand
  5. Jan 3, 2014
    8
    Um das sátiras mais divertidas da tv dos últimos tempos, com certeza South Park uma das minhas série prediletas e com personagens e histórias divertidas. Expand
  6. Apr 6, 2014
    4
    Unfortunately, South Park's crude and insensitive humor put me in the wrong frame of mind. A state that makes you just dislike something. I don't like this show, but can I be blamed for disliking something like this? Expand
  7. Apr 7, 2011
    0
    Horrible and the most offensive show I have ever watched. Besides it's nothing but a right wing libertarian show, and Matt and Trey are a bunch of idiots if they think their show is awesome. Expand

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