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Trey Parker Gives A Glimpse Into The Rollercoaster Of Creating A South Park Episode

"South Park," created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, is perhaps one of television's most notorious adult comedies known for its harsh language, lewd material, and celebrity parodies. These stem from the rapid and unconventional production process that sets the hilarious series apart from other outlandish animation hits. This standout element has also propelled "South Park" to wild success for over 25 riotous seasons. 

The enduring nature of "South Park" gives it the ability to encompass a wide array of fans who find themselves drawn to the zany characters and unimaginable scenarios. They also enjoy Parker and Stone's signature animated style that you won't find anywhere else. In addition to creating and animating the Emmy-winning series, the dynamic duo also lends their voices to many of South Park's citizens. Lucky for us, Stone and Parker are exceedingly open about the astonishing and fast-paced methods behind this one-of-a-kind comedy.

Alongside countless interviews, the creators have also starred in a TV movie documentary titled "6 Days to Air." This details the intricate behind-the-scenes vision in crafting one of television's most unique and long-running series. Parker and Stone also break this intriguing creativity down quite nicely with SBS The Feed, including several surprising new tidbits fans will surely enjoy.

Trey Parker shares an inside look at the stressful creation of an episode

The tireless team has an interesting practice, which Trey Parker tells SBS The Feed. "There's a big difference between Thursday and Tuesday, you know because our week starts on a Thursday [as new episodes air Wednesdays]," Parker related. "And Thursday is the day you get to go in the room, and you're like, 'What should we do?' And it's the most fun day because there's no 'Here's what we've got. Where do we go?!' It's just like, 'What do we want to make fun of? What do we want to, like, talk about?'"

Parker goes on to state, "We sort of have three whiteboards for acts one, two, and three. And you know, we'll just start writing down ideas, and making drawings, and doing things, you know, if we have a new character, I'll run up and draw it really quick. And we'll spend the first two, you know, two and a half hours of every day in here." Most humorously of all, Parker says they usually get full of themselves initially and may even go home early on Thursday since they feel like they have it all figured out. But as the week goes on, they begin questioning themselves more and more to the point where they really begin panicking.

He explains how as the team gets closer to Tuesday, the pressure quickly begins to build. When Sunday rolls around, Parker says they're usually "f****d" in trying to iron out the last wrinkles of the story. Undoubtedly and unsurprisingly, it always comes together in the end for another hysterical episode.