We’re facing a glut of South Park, with at least 12 “movies” and seven seasons on the way. It’s a good time for a refresher on how the show got so big in the first place.
Youtuber Apocaloso has obliged with The Story of South Park: A Documentary, an hour-long video essay on South Park and its influence. A prologue sketches the context — the animated sitcoms and adult series that preceded it, like The Simpsons and Beavis and Butt-Head — before the video dives into the story of Trey Parker and Matt Stone, whose friendship and “strong authorial voice” laid the foundations for a media empire.
Watch The Story of South Park: A Documentary below: