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The Hilarious Reason Trey Parker Enjoys Voicing South Park's Randy Marsh Most

Although voice actors are used for certain characters on "South Park," the creators of the show, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, voice a lot of the characters themselves. Typically, the women characters, such as Wendy Testaburger (Mary Kay Bergman) and Sharon Marsh (April Stewart), are voiced by other actors, as are characters with highly distinctive voices, such as Chef (Isaac Hayes) and Ike Broflovski (Betty Boogie Parker). Bill Hader has even played a dizzying number of "South Park" characters, as well, especially guest roles. 

But of course, it's Parker and Stone who take on the bulk of the mountain town's character roster. Characters voiced by Matt Stone include Kyle Broflovski, Gerald Broflovski, Kenny McCormick, Butters Stotch, Tweek Tweak, Craig Tucker, Saddam Hussein, and Jesus. Meanwhile, Trey Parker voices Eric Cartman, Mr. Garrison, Mr. Mackey, PC Principal, Mr. Hankey, Clyde Donovan, Jimmy Valmer, Stan Marsh, and Randy Marsh. 

Out of all the different characters he voices for "South Park," one might expect Trey Parker's favorite to be either Cartman or Stan, since those are two of the four boys at the center of the show. However, Trey Parker's favorite character to voice is actually Randy Marsh, and the reason why is quite funny.

Randy Marsh's voice is based on Trey Parker's dad

In an interview with SBS The Feed, "South Park" co-creator Trey Parker explained why he loves voicing Randy Marsh the best, "When I first started doing the show, I was doing an impersonation of my dad." He continued, "Now that I'm way older ... That's the one I don't have to think about ... I'm still sort of channeling my dad, but I'm just becoming my dad, too, so it's just easier."

Much of the humor on "South Park" comes from Randy and other adults refusing to acknowledge the concerns of Stan and the other children about how absurd and disastrous the world is. The fact that Randy is based off Trey Parker's childhood impressions of his own dad makes the relationship between Stan and Randy even more wholesome and comical, especially since he voices them both.

As the series has gone on, Randy has become a key player on the series, and fans agree Randy is the "South Park" character who has changed the most. It is evident that the creators love Randy as a character, even if he is often oblivious and makes a lot of mistakes. Perhaps this more developed version of Randy is a result of Parker getting older and understanding his dad in a new way.