Matt Stone and Trey Parker join Bill Simmons to discuss how they tackled the Presidential election in the 20th season of Comedy Central’s South Park. The two explain how they had an episode prepared for a Hillary Clinton victory and how they had to pivot late Tuesday evening before airing their election show the following day. With a President-elect Trump, they discussed going black or putting up “under construction” signage, but instead they went to the dry erase board, rearranged and brainstormed and were able to put a show together reflecting what had just happened, turning what would have been dubbed “The First Gentleman” into “Oh Jeez.”

Listen below!

 

THIS WEDNESDAY (12/07/16) at 9:30p EST! Follow @SouthPark as we go behind-the-scenes of “Not Funny” in our Live Tweet!

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We’ll be sharing tons of never-before-seen production art, facts and exclusive details about the episode.

Watch the episode on Comedy Central and follow along with us Live on Twitter starting @ 9:30p and stick around for an all new episode, “Not Funny” immediately after at 10pm EST!

>> Catch up and watch “Season 20”  here…
>> Follow us on Twitter for tons of behind-the-scenes info.

Live Tweet of “Oh, Jeez” This Wednesday!

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THIS WEDNESDAY at 9:30p EST! Follow @SouthPark as we go behind-the-scenes of “Oh, Jeez” in our Live Tweet!

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We’ll be sharing tons of never-before-seen production art, facts and exclusive details about the episode.

Watch the episode on Comedy Central and follow along with us Live on Twitter starting @ 9:30p and stick around for an all new episode, “Members Only” immediately after at 10pm EST!

>> Catch up and watch “Season 20”  here…
>> Follow us on Twitter for tons of behind-the-scenes info.

THIS WEDNESDAY at 9:30p EST! Follow @SouthPark as we go behind-the-scenes of the Season 19 Finale episode “PC Principal Final Justice” on our Live Tweet.

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We’ll be sharing tons of never-before-seen production art, facts and exclusive details about the episode.

Watch the episode on Comedy Central, then follow along with us Live on Twitter starting @ 9:30p and stick around for the Season 20 premiere immediately after at 10pm EST!

>> Catch up and watch “Season 19”  here…
>> Follow us on Twitter for tons of behind-the-scenes info.

South Park at San Diego Comic-Con 2016

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Comic-Con 2016 was a kick ass success! Tons of fans visited the #SouthPark20 experience and there was even a surprise visit from Matt and Trey!

We want to thank all of you that attended the #SouthPark20 experience and thumbs up to the fans who took it a step further and dressed up as your favorite South Park characters!

If you weren’t able to make it to San Diego Comic-Con to experience #SouthPark20, we have you covered with video from Matt and Trey’s panel and images from the #SouthPark20 experience!

See Matt and Trey’s panel below:

And check out some of these awesome pics from the #SouthPark20 experience:

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COMEDY CENTRAL AND SOUTH PARK DIGITAL STUDIOS

KICK-OFF THE ICONIC SERIES’ 20TH SEASON CELEBRATION

AT COMIC-CON IN SAN DIEGO BEGINNING ON THURSDAY, JULY 21

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Larger Than Life Interactive Fan Experience Open from Thursday July 21 – Sunday, July 24

Located at Martin Luther King, Jr., Promenade Park (Across From the San Diego Convention Center)

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“South Park” Panel Set For Friday, July 22 at 5 PM in Hall H

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NEW YORK, July 6, 2016 – South Park comes to life…at Comic-Con! Comedy Central and South Park Digital Studios will kick-off the global celebration of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning series’ 20th season by bringing “South Park” to life in San Diego. The ultimate, interactive fan exhibition honoring the epic 20th season begins on Thursday, July 21 and runs through Sunday, July 24 at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Promenade Park, across from the Convention Center. A “South Park 20” panel moderated by “@midnight’s” Chris Hardwick will take place on Friday, July 22 at 5:00 p.m. in Hall H.

The centerpiece of the celebration, “South Park 20 Experience,” will allow fans to explore and insert themselves into 20 iconic and fan favorite scenes. Visitors can recharge their bodies, minds and devices at the Hulu Viewing Lounge, which will be screening episodes across all seasons of “South Park.” “The Coon & Friends Experience” from Ubisoft featuring real-world items from the highly-anticipated new video game, “South Park: The Fractured But Whole” will be open to explore. Twenty unique artists will honor “South Park’s” 20th season with new work that has been curated by world-renowned pop culture artist Ron English. Fans can also visit a retrospective gallery featuring original animation cells from the pilot episode of “South Park.” All this and much, much more will be available at the “South Park 20 Experience.”

On Friday, July 22 at 5:00 p.m. the Hall H “South Park 20” panel will be moderated by “@midnight’s” Chris Hardwick. Panelists will discuss the evolution of the series over the last two decades, take questions from fans and provide an exclusive sneak peek of “South Park: The Fractured But Whole,” the highly-anticipated next-gen video game from Ubisoft and follow-up to the wildly-popular and award-winning “South Park: The Stick of Truth” (2014).

The “South Park 20 Experience” (located at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Promenade Park, across the street from the San Diego Convention Center) is open on Thursday – Saturday from 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Specific elements to include:

20 iconic, life-sized scenes built out in 2D/3D format allowing fans to jump into some of the most memorable moments in “South Park” history for a photo op to share on social with #SOUTHPARK20.

 “The Coon & Friends Experience” from Ubisoft celebrating the upcoming launch of the new video game, “South Park: The Fractured But Whole.” The space will include a viewing area for game content, a designated pre-order station and real world costumes and items from the Coon and Friends secret lair. Available on December 6 as a digital download and at retailers on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. For more info, please visit: southparkgame.com.

  A “South Park” GIF Booth where fans can take an animated GIF with various characters featured across the 19 seasons to print and take home and/or share across their social networks.

 Anyone dressed up as a “South Park” character will get to skip the line and go straight into the experience.

  Participate in fan testimonials and interviews with the chance to be included in an upcoming “South Park” fan mini-documentary premiering this fall.

Next door to the interactive experience, at The San Diego Wine & Culinary Center (200 Harbor Dr. #120, next door to the MLK Promenade Park and directly across from the Convention Center), the expanded 20th Season Celebration will include:

A Hulu Viewing Lounge featuring the ultimate “South Park” marathon with episodes from all 19 seasons airing from Thursday – Sunday.

The art gallery that celebrates the 20th season featuring 20 pieces from 20 unique artists curated by world-renowned pop culture artist Ron English.

Comedy Central’s “South Park” launched on August 13, 1997 and will premiere its 20th season on September 14. The series airs Wednesday nights at 10:00 p.m ET/PT. Fans can follow all of the 20th season activities at SouthParkStudios.com. Trey Parker and Matt Stone are the co-creators of “South Park.” Parker, Stone, Anne Garefino and Frank C. Agnone II are the Executive Producers of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning “South Park.” Eric Stough, Adrien Beard, Bruce Howell and Vernon Chatman are Producers. Chris Brion is the Creative Director of South Park Digital Studios. “South Park’s” Web site is SouthPark.cc.com.

The experience is being produced by Pop2Life, a NY based, award-winning experiential marketing agency that creates one-of-a-kind experiences.

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CONTACT:

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Fan Question: Is The Stick Of Truth the first official South Park game?

Answer: While there were previous South Park games, South Park: The Stick Of Truth was the first time Matt and Trey were directly involved in the development process of any South Park game. With the release of the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, Matt and Trey thought the technology was finally capable of delivering a South Park game that was true to the show in terms of look and feel.

 

Watch a behind the scenes on the making of South Park: The Stick Of Truth here:

 

 

The development of the game was in many ways similar to creating an episode. In order to make the game look and feel just like the series, the cutscenes and most of the game’s world were created in Maya, which is the same 3D program used on the show. All the scripts for the in-game cutscenes and gameplay were written by Trey and Matt and the voice acting was all done in-house by Matt and Trey.

 

You can read more about the animation style of the show here

 

Fan Question: Do you hand draw every scene?

Answer: South Park is not quite traditionally animated show, and the “drawing” is only done in the very early phases of productions.

Instead we use the same construction paper we’ve used since the pilot episode “Cartman Gets an Anal Probe. Fun side note, the very first episode took over 3 months to complete and was hand animated by a very small team, including Matt and Trey. Now we use a number of programs to make the finished product, but most of the animation is done in Maya (an industry standard 3D animation program).

It should be noted, however, that the construction paper used in the pilot episode was scanned into a computer database, which the technical directors and animators now use to create the show. This allows us to continue to animate with construction paper textures, even though we are using computers. We’ve used those SAME TEXTURES for the past 19 years. The images below show some of the steps in production…

Check out this storyboard drawing of Cartman and his mom from last season’s finale “PC Principal Final Justice”. Storyboards are drawn after we have script.

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This is what the scene looks like in the animation software, Maya.

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Here’s the final image from the episode.

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Check out a few examples of the paper textures. You can see the ridges and shadows in the paper scans.

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All the animation is done by our team of animators (about 10 people) and they move the characters and props every 2 frames (we animate at 24 frames per second), just like most other animated shows. Pretty cool, huh?

WEDNESDAY at 9:30p EST! Join @SouthPark as we go behind-the-scenes of “Truth and Advertising” with our Live Tweet event, right before the Season Finale!

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We’ll be sharing tons of never-before-seen production art, facts and exclusive details from the Writer’s Room. Watch the episode on Comedy Central @ 9:30p EST, and follow along with us Live on Twitter.

Then stay tuned for the epic Season 19 Finale episode “PC Principal Final Justice” immediately afterwards @ 10pm!

>> Catch up and watch “Truth and Advertising” right here…
>> Check out the preview clip for this week’s Season Finale episode “PC Principal Final Justice
>> Follow us on Twitter for tons of behind-the-scenes info.

Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at “Sponsored Content” — this WEDNESDAY @ 9:30p EST, right before the new episode!

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We’ll be sharing tons of never-before-seen production art, facts, and behind the scenes details about the episode. Watch the episode on Comedy Central @ 9:30p EST, and follow along with us Live on Twitter, buddy!

Then stay tuned for the all-new episode Truth and Advertising immediately afterwards @ 10pm!

>> Catch up and watch “Sponsored Content” right here…
>> Check out the preview clip for this week’s new episode “You want to Bail?”.
>> Follow us on Twitter for tons of behind-the-scenes info.