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'Fuzzies', the Lost Creature Feature Screenplay from 'South Park's Trey Parker

"The Script Pile" is a biweekly column on Splitsider that takes a look at the screenplays for high-profile movie and TV comedies that never made it to the screen.

In 1996, a year ahead of Comedy Central picking up South Park, the show's co-creator Trey Parker sold his first movie. Called Fuzzies, the script was written by a 24-year-old Parker, and it's a hard-to-classify feature, different than anything Parker and partner-in-crime Matt Stone have made in the nearly two decades since.

Fuzzies is a live-action movie about a mentally disabled 9-year-old boy defending his small Colorado town from being destroyed by eight-foot-tall monsters that live in the mountains. The [...]

Video Game 'South Park: The Stick of Truth' Is Finally Coming Out March 6th

After several delays, the new South Park video game, South Park: The Stick of Truth is set to finally be released. The game's developers announced this week that the game is now finished and that it'll be coming out in the US on March 4th for PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Matt Stone and Trey Parker wrote the script to the role-playing game and voiced all the characters and it looks to be a cut above previous South Park video games. The Stick of Truth was originally supposed to be released last March but was delayed and delayed again.

Check out a two-year-old trailer [...]

Checking in on 'South Park' Halfway Through Season 17

South Park has dealt with its one-week turnaround for years. Because of it, like Norm MacDonald once said of SNL, South Park is one of the few places where you can go to be bad. The short production schedule from writing to editing to animating to voicing gives the show some leeway with viewers. This frees Stone and Parker to try some sillier ideas; though, it also allows them to get a little attention deficit with their stronger episodes.

This season, however, the schedule has been a curse. For the first time in over a decade, Parker and Stone missed a deadline, leaving Comedy Central to air a repeat, [...]

This Week in Comedy: Fall TV Season Continues

-It was the second week of fall TV season, with the premieres of South Park, Parks and Recreation, The Michael J. Fox Show, The Crazy Ones, and more.

-SNL's new season premieres tomorrow. We looked at the biggest transitional seasons in the show's history and made a list of things looking forward to this season. Nick Rutherford, the lone member of sketch group Good Neighbor who wasn't hired this year, talked about that experience for the first time.

-Just prior to Breaking Bad's finale, we looked at creator Vince Gilligan's past as a comedy writer.

-Justin Bieber joined Zach [...]

Talking to Bill Hader About Writing for 'South Park' Full-Time and Life After 'SNL'

After an impressive eight year run on the show, Bill Hader left Saturday Night Live in May and moved to the west coast. Since then, he's been keeping busy with various movie and TV projects, most notably working behind the scenes alongside Trey Parker and Matt Stone on South Park. Hader has been serving as a creative consultant and producer on the Comedy Central animated series for years now. This season, since he's now living in LA where South Park is produced, he's been bumped up to a full-time writer on the show, starting with the season premiere, which airs tonight at 10.

I recently had the chance to [...]

Here's the Uncensored Trailer for 'South Park: The Stick of Truth'

Today, South Park Studios unveiled the uncensored trailer for South Park: The Stick of Truth, the long-awaited video game that finally hits stores today. The trailer promises goths, zombie cows, abortions, Canada, and a pretty graphic shot of Randy getting probed by an alien, so if that sounds like your kind of game then today's your lucky day.

17 Years In, 'South Park' Delivered One of Its Strongest Seasons Yet

Consistency defined South Park’s 17th season. With a shortened 10 episode run, Trey Parker and Matt Stone streamlined their process and attacked a spectrum of targets, from religion and the Zimmerman verdict to Game of Thrones and the console wars, with concise and articulate shots at popular culture. Each plot escalated gradually and logically as clear points and hilarious commentary filled this season with some of the show’s best moments in years.

Story arcs on South Park use a strict code of cause and effect. Parker decides on a theme and writes to this simple rule: if he can place the words "but," "because," or "therefore" between each [...]

This Week in Comedy: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Are Hosting the Next Two Golden Globes, and 'Community' Is Coming Back

-Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the Golden Globes for the next two years.

-Kenan Thompson gave a quote about SNL's lack of diversity, and we investigated the issue in-depth.

-NBC announced Community is coming back in January.

-Former Academic Supervisor of UCB NY Will Hines wrote about improv as a religion and why people get obsessed.

-South Park missed its deadline for the first time in 16 years due to a power outage at the studio.

-We looked at how Louis C.K.'s directing style helps translate his standup to the screen in Louie.

-We reviewed The Birthday Boys' new IFC show, which [...]

'South Park' Returns for Season 17 with a Strong, Unsurprisingly Topical Episode

After 16 seasons, South Park returned last night with a new episode that’s more ripped and sweet than fat and unimportant. Using the best of the show’s tools — biting satire and Cartman’s narcissism — the premiere, “Let Go, Let Gov,” meets cell phone culture and the NSA at the middle and turns the Snowden controversy into something pretty hilarious.

Since we last saw the boys, Cartman’s been tearing up the blog-o- and twitter-spheres. But when he finds out the NSA has been watching his every move, he Vines for a call to arms and joins “Shitter,” a networking tool that feeds thoughts right from your brain to the [...]

'South Park's Season Premiere Will Take on the NSA

South Park is set to kick off its 17th season tomorrow night, and Comedy Central announced today the storyline for the premiere. Called "Let Go, Let Gov," here's the plot description:

Cartman wants to hold the government accountable for secretly monitoring all of his personal information. When Cartman manages to get himself behind the doors of the NSA, he doesn’t like what he finds in his personal file. He thinks it’s time he told everyone the truth. Meanwhile, Butters finds someone new to listen to his prayers.

As previously announced, Saturday Night Live's Bill Hader will be joining South Park's writing staff full-time this year. Season 17 of the show [...]

Check Out Nearly 15 Minutes of 'South Park: The Stick of Truth' Gameplay Footage

Today South Park Studios released some gameplay footage from the long awaited video game South Park: The Stick of Truth, and it's pretty incredible. The game pretty much plays like an average episode of South Park, only you play as a little boy named Douchebag (nicknamed by Cartman, of course) and you can choose to play as a Fighter, Mage, Thief, or Jew. The game is available on March 4th, but you can pre-order it here.

'South Park' Improved the 'Game of Thrones' Theme Song

From last night's Game of Thrones-centric episode of South Park, here's the updated a cappella version of Games of Thrones' theme song, which contains some spoilers from the books and also the word "wiener" a bunch of times.

The New 'South Park' Won't Air Tonight Because of a Power Outage at the Studio

For years, Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and their team have been making new episodes of South Park at the last minute before they air, but tonight, they won't have the new episode ready in time for the first time ever due to a power outage. According to a posting on South Park's official website, South Park Studios lost power last night for several hours, shutting down all their computers and equipment and making it so that tonight's planned new episode won't be finished in time to make its deadline. "It sucks to miss an air date but after all these years of tempting fate by delivering the show last minute, I guess [...]

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: 'South Park: The Complete 16th Season'

The Colorado boys are back! With its iconic mix of relevant satirical content, total disregard for political correctness and of course, it’s irreverent toilet humor, South Park strikes again with its 16th season! Join Cartman, Kyle, Kenny and Stan in all of the 14-episode glory as they hunt down the mythical Jewpacabra, fix the Presidential election and wrestle with reality TV stars. Get your healthy dose of of very smart dumb humor complete with some deleted scenes you didn't get to feast your eyes on TV.

Spoiler: Honey Boo Boo drops in for a special appearance