20 years. 20 Seasons. 254 episodes. That weird little construction paper cutout cartoon with the alien anal probes and foul-mouthed kids has been around longer than anyone expected. It’s a ratings juggernaut and a licensed merchandise machine. It’s produced an Oscar-nominated film, and a video game (with another on the way).
And it isn’t over yet.
So in preparation for the launch of season 21, Comedy Central has planned a huge back-to-back marathon of EVERY. SINGLE. EPISODE. Which, it turns out, will take 8 whole days (pausing only for breaks to air The Daily Show). The marathon will kick off on September 6th, and will lead up to the season 21 premiere on September 13th. So kick back, call out sick, and refuse to sleep for over a week while you relive the offensive, ridiculous, and often deadly (to Kenny) adventures of four boys in a little town in Colorado.
Or just tune in when “Scott Tenorman Must Die” airs, because that’s the best episode.
Created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the pilot for South Park aired on Comedy Central 20 years ago this month. This season the pair promises to return to their episodic storytelling, without the longer over-arching season storyline. Presumably they will also continue to write and animate the episodes in the 6 days before they air, because procrastination pays. Meanwhile we are inching closer to the release of their next role-playing video game, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, which comes out October 17th.