Welcome to SOUTH PARK ZONE
Intended for mature audiences, the show has become famous for its crude language and dark, surreal humor that lampoons a wide range of topics. The story revolves around four boys—Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick—and their bizarre adventures in and around the titular Colorado town. The show remains Comedy Central's highest rated and is the network's second-longest-running program, behind The Daily Show.
Each episode except the very first one, which was produced by cutout animation, is created with software that emulates the paper-cutout technique. Parker and Stone continue to perform most of the voice acting, and Parker is the primary writer and director. Except for the earliest seasons, each episode is typically written and produced during the week preceding its broadcast. Each episode is assigned a production code number. However, episodes sometimes air out of order, due to extra production-time requirements, scheduling considerations, or other reasons. The later seasons of the show regularly consist of 14 episodes, with a run of seven episodes airing in spring and another seven episodes in autumn. In 2013, Parker and Stone decided to cut the number of episodes per season from 14 to 10, beginning with the seventeenth season.
Besides the main series itself, originally-produced South Park segments have appeared in other works, such as sketches for talk shows and award ceremonies. In 1999, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, a full-length musical film, debuted in theaters. The eleventh season three-part "Imaginationland" story arc was also released as a combined direct-to-video film in 2008. South Park seasons are regularly released on DVD, and starting with the twelfth season, on Blu-ray Disc.