South Park : Season 1

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8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 328 Ratings

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  • 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 aSouth 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

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 4 out of 17
  1. Variety
    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. Boston Globe
    Reviewed by: Frederic M. Biddle
    Jun 25, 2013
    80
    Unlike many cartoons, this one actually looks funny, and it constantly plays on its grade-school aesthetic for shock value, with great success. At its best, "South Park" is more a profane "Peanuts" than a downsized "Beavis and Butt-head." [13 Aug 1997]
  3. Miami Herald
    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. Newsday
    Reviewed by: Marvin Kitman
    Jun 25, 2013
    70
    The important thing about "South Park" is not what it looks like or the way the characters talk, but what they say. It's a writer-driven vehicle, like most of the better twisted adult cartoons. [13 Aug 1997]
  5. Newark Star-Ledger
    Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Jun 25, 2013
    60
    For now, at least, the satirical elements aren't as sharp as other popular cartoons like "The Simpsons" or "King of the Hill" or even "Beavis & Butt-Head." [13 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. The Hollywood Reporter
    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: 41 out of 52
  2. Negative: 5 out of 52
  1. Jul 21, 2016
    10
    This show is hilarious and the people who hate it say 'EWWW that's gross" ITS AN ADULT SHOW! DUH! Or they say it is "unfunny" cause we allThis show is hilarious and the people who hate it say 'EWWW that's gross" ITS AN ADULT SHOW! DUH! Or they say it is "unfunny" cause we all love breaking bad. Honestly I thought Breaking Bad was mediocre. Expand
  2. May 1, 2016
    10
    This show is hilarious! Parker and Stone describe daily life in a simple and rude way. This show cracks you so hard, you will laugh whenThis show is hilarious! Parker and Stone describe daily life in a simple and rude way. This show cracks you so hard, you will laugh when you're ASLEEP :") Expand
  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 intoIt 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. Mar 22, 2013
    9
    Best comedy on TV offensive but hey if you can't handle it go away. White, Black, Hispanic, Jew, Italian, Jersey, Gay, Straight,Best comedy on TV offensive but hey if you can't handle it go away. White, Black, Hispanic, Jew, Italian, Jersey, Gay, Straight, Eviornmentalist, Real, Fake doesn't matter all get made fun of thats why I like it its not just Black. Its literally everyone, everything. Watch unless you are easly offended. Expand
  5. Jul 16, 2011
    8
    First few seasons are much funnier than the recent ones, whilst animation might be a bit crude, this will bring laughs every episode
  6. Mar 20, 2017
    7
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  7. Aug 3, 2012
    0
    Terrible. Terrible, Terrible, Terrible! This show is complete rubbish. Terrible characters, terrible stories and terrible humour. Its so bad ITerrible. Terrible, Terrible, Terrible! This show is complete rubbish. Terrible characters, terrible stories and terrible humour. Its so bad I honestly dont know what to say. Terrible. Expand

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