South Park be back on the air after it’s mid-Season break with Episode 8 of Season 15.
The episode will air on October 5th. Judging by the trailer the new episode looks like it follows in the same vein as the previous episode “You’re Getting Old“, which many people suspected had drawn an end to South Park… but as we now know South Park was Renewed for more seasons
Then came this, a render of what a Smurf would look like it if it were real. Great render, so life like. Mind you- I wouldn’t mind if these little rascals were in the Smurf 3D movie instead, can you imagine what they would do to Gargamel?
Futurama has defeated the competition to win 2 Emmys.Futurama won awards for Outstanding Animated Program –“The Late Philip J. Fry” and Outstanding Voice-Over Performance –“Maurice LaMarche as Lrrr & Orson Welles”.
Following Futurama being cancelled by the Fox Network winning two Emmys proves that Comedy Central made an excellent choice to bring back the series.
The top spot for the best TV Comedy of all time has been discussed, battled and raged about over many years.
College Humor decided to end all the talk and put it to a vote. Fans of the site had a chance vote for The Best TV Comedy Of All Time. The results didn’t throw up many shocks, all your favourites are included, minus a few english classics.
What will not come as much as a surprise is that the top 2 best TV comedies of all time are 2 animations, yep no actors needed. Legendary shows The Simpsons and South Park Hit the number 1 and 2 spot respectively.
The People’s Top 5
5. Family Guy
The King of the Cutaway, Seth MacFarlane’s Family Guy is so funny that it played a joke on Fox by being canceled and making DVD money after the fact. Some people don’t like the non sequitur style of the famous Family Guy gags, but those people just remind me of the time I was locked in a monkey cage in Venezuela with Gary Busey.
4. The Office
There’s nothing like relaxing after a long day at the office by watching people in an office, and there’s nothing more American than taking something from Britain and making it our own. The U.S. version of the The Office pays homage to the classic original, but ultimately finds its own voice, which is definitely a feat worthy of a seat so high on our list.
Getting accidentally frozen cryogenic-style and waking up in a future where Katey Segal is a one eyed babe is every slacker’s fantasy, and Futurama is the vehicle that lets us live that dream! I mean, who doesn’t want to be best friends with a hard-drinking robot or have pets that poop dark matter? Yea the future sure does look great. Unless of course you live in New York… Enjoy your mutanthood…
2. South Park
Who knew that the crappy cardboard paper you used to play with in preschool could make you millions? Like The Simpsons before it, South Park showed us what animated humor could be if it were on cable. Barf humor and anal probes propelled the series (and its network) to super star status. We now live in a world where we can say “shit” on basic cable. South Park did that.
1. The Simpsons
The Simpsons has come a long way from its roots as a short on The Tracy Ullman Show, as it gears up to enter its 23rd season. This house of Homer is both an animation and comedy institution. In fact, The Simpsons was a major influence for most of the shows on this list. I mean, c’mon. How many shows have had a catchphrase included in the freaking dictionary?
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Vote For Your Favourite
It’s great to see the top 5 dominated by 4 animated comedies. So the questions we pose to you is what is your favourite Animated Comedy?
You have a choice of Family Guy, Futurama, South Park and The Simpsons.
EW argues the case.
College Humor’s results put The Simpsons as number one. Over at Entertainment Weekly things got a bit heated. Even StayToonedIn writer Peter Bakare has his say
Out of the 4, It would have to be South Park! The Simpsons have over 20 seasons and to keep up the level is impressive but if you had to be honest with yourself when was the last time The Simpsons actually made you laugh continuously throughout the episode?
Trey Parker and Matt Stone Set for “South Park” Documentary
“An all-access pass to the behind-the-scenes world of creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone at South Park Studios in Los Angeles through this special documentary, providing an exclusive, insiders look into the making of a ‘South Park’ episode.”
The documentary is part of a SP celebration due to the impending release of the Second part of Season 15. The documentary will air on Comedy Central on October 2nd, followed by the second part of Season 15 on October 5th.
Season 15 the Last?
For those not in the know, South Park was recently Renewed for Season 16. To get the full story and read why Matt Stone & Trey Parker now get paid $75million, Click here
South Park Creators Matt stone and Trey Parker have signed a new deal with Comedy Central to produce South Park Episodes until 2013.
Season 15 Returns
Season 15 will now return on October 5th, airing the last 7 episodes of that season.
Season 16 / Season 17
Season 16 is expected to be aired in 2012 and Season 17 in 2013 all to be shown on Comedy Central network which has been home to South Park from the beginning.
Creating an episode in a Week
With just a week to create each episode Matt Stone and Trey Parker will be under extreme pressure to complete each episode. Where as other animated comedies such as Family Guy and The Simpsons have many weeks if not months to prep an episode SP don’t have that luxury
“Every show, we’re down to the wire,” says Parker, running his hand through his hair in exasperation. “I don’t know how we’re going to do it. It’s a nightmare.”
$75 Million Contract
The new deal for Matt Stone and Trey Parker is thought to be worth more than their previous agreement with Comedy Central, which was worth a staggering $75million.
In this weeks Futurama we see the crew like we have never seen them before. Inspired by the like of Voltron and Battle of the Planets, Futurama receives an anime make over.
The idea is that it’sFuturama reincarnated in three different animation styles,” says executive producer David X. Cohen. “One is in [Max] Fleischer black-and-white style, one in a 1980s video-game style and one in a Japanese anime style. We’re going to show the Japanese anime Futurama at Comic-Con. It’s custom-made for Comic-Con.