29 Easter Eggs and Behind-the-Scenes Facts About ‘South Park’

29 Easter Eggs and Behind-the-Scenes Facts About ‘South Park’

Needless to say, South Park has changed an incredible number of things over the years — comedy, animation, the concept of character resurrection. But the real world, they say, is often stranger than fiction, and Matt Stone and Trey Parkers animated masterpiece has countless weird noodles squirming around behind the scenes.

Can you imagine South Park without Kyle? No? Well, you might be surprised to learn that the character was almost killed at the end of Season Five. Did you know that Butters is not only a real person, but a producer on the show? Yep. Below are even more behind-the-scenes facts and Easter eggs from the Comedy Central classic… 

EASTER EGGSTRA South Park Chewbacca on Halloween. There's a running theme throughout the show, with every Halloween episode featuring at least one character dressed as Chewbacca. CRACKED.COM


BEHIND-THE-SCENES FACTS GEORGE CLOONEY WAS A FAN FROM THE BEGINNING. SOUTH PARK Clooney was such a huge fan of The Spirit of Christmas, the 1995 short that preceded the show, that he made VHS tapes of the short and sent them to his Hollywood friends. He went on to voice Cartman's dog on the show and Dr. Gauche in South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut. CRACKED.COM


BEHIND-THE-SCENES FACTS FOX TURNED DOWN THE SHOW. SOUTH PARK Before landing on Comedy Central, Trey Parker and Matt Stone pitched the show to Fox. Executives at Fox turned them down because they didn't think a show about kids could work and wanted it to be more ly-centric. CRACKED.COM


EASTER EGGSTRA South Park The My Neighbor Totoro reference. In Mysterion Rises the relationship between Cartman and Cthulhu is a homage to Hayao Miyazaki's anime film. CRACKED.COM


EASTER EGGSTRA South Park The hidden aliens. There are cameos of aliens (called Visitors) throughout the show, and the reason for them makes perfect sense: The Visitors work for a universal TV company called Nerzod Productions, and they are there to help fix the thousands of satellite dishes hidden in Earthling's rectums. CRACKED.COM



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