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For 26 seasons and counting, Comedy Central’s South Park–created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone–has been making folks laugh.  The cartoon series that often tackles controversial topics with glee, while centering on the antics of four, little foul-mouthed 8-year-old boys living in the sleepy town of South Park, Colorado, was originally created back in 1992. 

The Origins of South Park

South Park was created by Parker and Stone out of a slightly different concept, though. Based on a 4-minute animated short, The Spirit of Christmas: Jesus vs. Frosty, Parker and Stone’s concept for the show came out of a short film made while at the University of Colorado. A short film about four little boys who build a snowman and watch it come to life and kill them, only to have Jesus himself step in to save the day, it cost a total of $750 dollars to make.  

Featuring animated characters made out of standard construction paper which were glued down within the frame, The Spirit of Christmas would go on to become one of the internet’s first viral videos when it would surface online for the first time.

How South Park Became A Hit TV Series

Comedy Central gave the show the “green light” in 1996.  With the television network Central struggling to stay afloat after finding only modest success during the late-1980s with the show Mystery Science Theater 3000, the owners of the network, 20th Century Fox had been looking to revamp its programming.  

Parker and Stone were offered a show on Comedy Central after a Fox executive had seen their Spirit of Christmas short film. Originally asking for a similar video that he could give his family and friends during the holiday season, the executive was so impressed with their work that he decided to put it on the network instead. 

The Premiere Of South Park

When the show premiered in August of 1997 with the episode “Cartman Gets an Anal Probe,” it was the very first weekly show in pay cable television to air with a MA rating.  South Park would quickly move on to become the highest rated show on basic cable. 

The show took the network from a failing basic cable channel to a success almost overnight. In 1997, Comedy Central was in 9.7 million homes.  A year later, in 1998, it was propelled into over 50 Million homes.  5 years later, in 2003, the network and the show was seen in 82 Million homes across the world. 

South Park’s Legacy

Fifteen years following its debut, South Park is still Comedy Central’s most-watched show. Today, the show averages 3.5 million viewers per episode. 

Parker, Stone and their creative team create, edit and produce an episode of South Park for airing in just 7 short days; the shortest of any TV show in history.  To date, South Park has won 4 Emmys, a Peabody Award, and countless others. In 2007, Time magazine listed the show in its “100 Greatest Shows of All Time” list.

South Park: Best Moments

We leave you with this awesome compilation of the best moments in South Park from the past 15 years. This video has become so popular on YouTube that it’s earmarked some serious clout in the form of 2 million plus views. 

South Park Costume For Adults

Websites like offer a variety of high-quality South Park character Halloween and cosplay costumes.  Transform yourself into one of the South Park boys for your next Halloween party or for comic con when you want to turn heads and get your picture taken.

South Park Halloween Costume DIY

If you’re trying to put together a DIY South Park Halloween costume this year, you can get all the necessary pieces on the internet.  For example, if you want to be Stan Marsh for Halloween or for comic this year, all you need is this replica Stan Marsh Halloween costume jacket and this replica Stan Marsh South Park Kids Halloween beanie hat.

Adult South Park Halloween Costume

Turn the heads of your family, friends, or co-workers at your next Halloween costume party this year when you show up dressed as one of the little boys from the long-running Comedy Central cartoon series, South Park.  Find all the costume pieces you need to dress up as Stan, Kyle, Eric, and Kenny when you visit our costume website.

How To Dress Up Like Kenny From South Park

Want to be everyone’s favorite South Park kid this year for Halloween?  Now you can dress up for Halloween or comic con when you grab one of these high-quality, replica Kenny from South Park Halloween cosplay costumes.

What Clothes Does Kenny Wear In South Park?

Kenny wears a hefty, orange parka and is head and face and protected in the parka’s hoodies.  Anyone wanting to dress up like Kenny from South Park this year for Halloween or comic con will love one of these high-quality, replica Kenny deluxe orange parka costumes.

How To Dress Like Stan Marsh

Dressing up like South Park’s Stan Marsh has never been easier.  If you’re interested in assembling a DIY South Park Stan Marsh Halloween or cosplay costume, this year all you need is’s replica Stan Marsh parka jacket and beanie hat.

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