South Park has been my favorite show since I was 12. I remember 6th grade homeroom in the morning, and it was important that you stayed up late enough to watch the show, just so you could talk about it the next day. That show has been my life since 1998. The only episodes I’ve ever missed, are episodes that I ended up catching up on at a later time. In a world gone completely insane, South Park is the only saving grace. + when you get spoofed on South Park 1) you should be honored and 2) sometimes there’s no coming back from it.
PS: SP & Paramount + are currently getting sued by Warner Bros & HBO max **when a pandemic hits and everyone loses their money…that’s when they start to sue!!
PPS: Bob Saget’s response is my favorite <3 #RIP
PPPS: Randy Marsh is and will forever be the greatest character of all time.
Below I’ve highlighted my 6 favorites
Megan & Harry
Episode: “The Worldwide Privacy Tour” (2023)
The most recent “South Park” episode parodies the controversy surrounding Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s feud with the press and their step back from the British Royal Family. Although the two aren’t named, the episode focuses on “The Prince of Canada” and his wife, who claim to want privacy while ruthlessly promoting themselves.
Meghan and Harry haven’t made an official response or statement to “The Worldwide Privacy Tour,” but reports have come out claiming Markle was “overwhelmed” and distressed by the parody. Rumors of the couple potentially seeking legal action have popped up, but they were shot down by representatives.
Episode: “Fat Butt and Pancake Heaad” (2003)
Jennifer Lopez did not respond lightly to the Season 7 episode featuring her “taco-flavored kisses” to Ben Affleck. Allegedly, Lopez was already frustrated with “South Park” co-creator Parker after he wore a replica of her famous green Versace Grammys gown to the 2000 Oscars, where Parker and Stone were nominated for Best Original Song for the “South Park” movie. (Stone donned a pink dress in ode to Gwyneth Paltrow’s 1999 Best Actress winner look.) Parker and Stone later alleged that members of a Lopez movie were fired after quoting the episode on set.
Episode: “Trapped in the Closet” (2005)
Tom Cruise was the center of the infamous Season 9 episode “Trapped in the Closet,” with the title in reference to the R.Kelly song. Cruise’s character is implied to be grappling with his homosexuality while being trapped in the Church of Scientology. Investigative journalist Mark Ebner, the author of Scientology exposé “Hollywood, Interrupted,” served as a consultant on the episode.
Cruise threatened to back out of the “Mission: Impossible III” promotional tour because parent company Paramont Pictures had aired the Comedy Central episode. The infamous closet scene was later parodied at the 58th Emmy Awards
Episode: “The Ring” (2009)
During Season 13, the Jonas Brothers’ teenage purity rings were mocked by “South Park.” Nick Jonas revealed in a Reddit thread that he didn’t see the humor in the episode at the time, but has since rewatched it years later.
“When it first came out, I didn’t think it was funny to be honest,” he said. “But probably because I was actually living all of that in real time and so it just made it harder to come and live your life as a young person and have all that going on,” the “Jumanji” actor wrote. “But years later and once the purity rings were no longer around, it was very funny to me and I’ve actually watched the episode a few times.”
Kanye “Ye” West
Episodes: “Fishsticks” (2009) and “The Hobbit” (2013)
The Season 13 episode revolving around Kanye West’s love of “fish sticks” led the rapper to admit that the show hurt his feelings in a lengthy blog post.
“‘SOUTH PARK’ MURDERED ME LAST NIGHT AND IT’S PRETTY FUNNY,” West wrote in all caps. “IT HURTS MY FEELINGS BUT WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM ‘SOUTH PARK’! I ACTUALLY HAVE BEEN WORKING ON MY EGO THOUGH.”
West continued, “AS LONG AS PEOPLE THINK I ACT LIKE A BITCH THIS TYPE OF SHIT WILL HAPPEN TO ME. I GOT A LONG ROAD AHEAD OF ME TO MAKE PEOPLE BELIEVE I’M NOT ACTUALLY A HUGE DOUCHE BUT I’M UP FOR THE CHALLENGE. I’M SURE THE WRITERS AT ‘SOUTH PARK’ ARE REALLY NICE PEOPLE IN REAL LIFE.”
He also referenced the episode in track “Gorgeous.”
Episode: “Cartman’s Mom is a Dirty Slut” (1998)
The late Bob Saget was the canonical host of “South Park” smash hit “America’s Stupidest Home Videos.” The stand-up comedian and “Full House” actor generally took the appearance in stride, responding to a question from a Reddit AMA in 2014, “I liked that their grandfather found their version of me so hilarious while he watched me on that video show. It hurt and felt good at the same time. Like most of my relationships.”