If you watch nothing else today, then watching how South Park rips music production definitely has to be it.
South Park continues to be brilliant, as always. Stan’s father explains to his son “how he comes up with his best stuff in the toilet at work…”, then proceeds to show Stan a screen which looks remarkably like Reaper or Logic Audio, then with a couple of plugins and drum loops, Stan’s father sounds like Lorde. The best and most depressing part about watching this, is that most of what is said in here is what is ultimately possible and certainly true.
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A Little Bit About South Park
South Park is an American animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone and developed by Brian Graden for Comedy Central. The series revolves around four boys—Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick—and their exploits in and around the titular Colorado town. South Park became infamous for its profanity and dark, surreal humor that satirizes a wide range of topics toward an adult audience.
Parker and Stone developed South Park from two animated short films both titled The Spirit of Christmas. The second short became one of the first Internet viral videos, leading to South Park’s production. The pilot episode was produced using cutout animation; subsequent episodes have since used computer animation recalling the cutout technique. South Park features a large ensemble cast of recurring characters.
Since its debut on August 13, 1997, 317 episodes (including television films) of South Park have been broadcast. It debuted with great success, consistently earning the highest ratings of any basic cable program. Subsequent ratings have varied, but it remains one of Comedy Central’s highest-rated programs. In August 2021, the series was renewed through 2027, and a series of films was announced for the streaming service Paramount+, the first two of which were released later that year.