August 13, 2017: ‘South Park’ Turns 20

20 years ago today, Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s masterpiece, South Park, premiered on MTV.

The show’s first episode was titled Cartman gets an Anal probe, and introduced audiences to the gang: Cartman, Kenny, Kyle, and Stan. Unsurprisingly, it opened to sub-1 Million viewers. A rough looking, crude show about 4th graders isn’t the most appealing thing to skeptical individuals. However, the show took off after the first episode, with the final episode of season one reaching over 6 Million views.

Something about South Park is incredibly special. Its type of humor and take on modern day politics is unique, giving fans a different experience each episode. While on the surface it appears to be about fart jokes and cheap humor, in reality it revolves around taking the absurdity of current events and delivering them in a way that audiences can understand.

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Since its premiere back in 1997, South Park has had quite the ride. With a total of 277 episodes, as well as a spectacular movie back in 1999, fans have had a massive amount of content to consume.

Currently, the show has been renewed for season 21. The first episode will be released on September 13, with a dark week coming on both October 4 and November 22.

What episode of South Park is your favorite? Comment below, let us know.

Aric Sweeny
Aric Sweeny
Monkeys Fighting Robots Assistant Editor-in-Chief. Along with my work here, I'm a staff writer for Enthusiast Gaming. I have a passion for entertainment media. Follow me on Twitter to talk all things pop culture!