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'South Park' is back! So how can the show keep from 'getting old'?

The South Park mid-season finale famously left audiences teetering in limbo, with Stan’s parents divorced, Stan seemingly living somewhere else, and the episode’s critique of the show’s one-crazy-adventure-after-another story structure casting doubt on whether Matt Stone and Trey Parker even wanted to continue making South Park.

But praise Queen Spider, South Park is back, at least through 2013. Tonight’s episode seems like classic South Park shenanigans, too, at least judging from the episode title — “Ass Burgers” — and the preview clip of Eric Cartman going to the school nurse, faking some kind of ailment in his buns, and her finding a hamburger hiding in his pants.  READ FULL STORY

'South Park' creators crash NYU course, want students to respect their authoritah -- VIDEO

Man, college kids are so lucky these days. The most interesting thing to ever happen to me back in school was when I accidentally robo-tripped during a Faulkner discussion section when I had the flu. (Absalom, Absalawesome!) But now Hollywood’s most talented are crashing college courses. At least, South Park‘s Matt Stone and Trey Parker are at NYU. Currently circling the Interwebs is a video (embedded below) of the writing duo walking in on a writing class at the university. They taught the students that the best South Park episodes go something like, “This happens and therefore this happens, but this happens, therefore this happens.” Seriously, it’s actually pretty interesting! Of course, the lesson would have been better had it been delivered by Mr. Mackey, m’kay? READ FULL STORY

'South Park' vs. 'The Simpsons': Which is the better beloved animated comedy?

Comparing South Park to The Simpsons is like comparing cheesy poofs to doughnuts. Both are delicious, rich, and stay with you even after they’re finished. (Gross!) So how can we possibly determine which is the more superior animated comedy? It’s a tough debate, but Sandra Gonzalez and I attempted to name a victor. So read on, neighbor-inos, and let us know what you think in the comments below, m’kay?

(This is part of an ongoing series of posts in which EW writers debate the most defining pop culture rivalries. Past subjects have included Britney Spears/Christina Aguilera, Schwarzenegger/Stallone, Godfather/Goodfellas, Movies/Videogames, and the neverending boy-band battle between ‘N Sync and the Backstreet Boys. Come back here Thursday for more exciting face-offs!)

Kate Ward (South Park: Oh, awesome!): Okay, let’s get this started. Now, if the argument here was South Park versus The Simpsons seasons 1-11, I’d say you’d surely win in a landslide. Unfortunately, The Simpsons has allowed itself to shrink into a state of irrelevance over the past decade. Say it with me: D’oh! READ FULL STORY

'South Park' to return on Oct. 5, and all the way through 2013. Kick-ass.

A celebratory dinner at Casa Bonita is in order, PopWatchers: The date for the second half of the 15th season of South Park has been announced! Comedy Central confirmed to EW that the animated series will be returning on Wednesday, October 5 at 10 p.m. The latter half of the 15th season will include seven new episodes.

The network also likely put the fears of many fans to rest that the show’s creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone were calling it quits after they alluded to a possible end to the series during June’s mid-season finale “You’re Getting Old.”  READ FULL STORY

'South Park' mid-season finale: Is this the beginning of the end?

Did Trey Parker and Matt Stone just put making South Park on their Murtaugh List? If last night’s mid-season finale of the animated series was any indication of things to come, then it could very well be that Parker and Stone are getting too old for this, well, you know.

The episode titled, perhaps rather fittingly, “You’re Getting Old,” was all about the fallout from Stan’s 10th birthday party. When he begins to bug his friends off with his intolerable, and apparently incurable cynicism, everything — from music to his doctor’s advice — literally turns to s—.

And while they had fun poking at Stan’s cynicism about pop culture (How is playing L.A Noire supposed to be fun? Doesn’t Zookeeper look like a microwaved turd?), it turned, as it so often does on South Park, into something else entirely. READ FULL STORY

'Family Guy' vs. 'The Simpsons,' Part 2: Is 'South Park' better than both of them?

Tomorrow, EW.com will unveil our list of the 25 greatest animated series ever. We’ll be asking you, beloved readers, to decide which among those choices is the number one TV cartoon ever — a difficult task. To get you in the mood, we asked you to weigh in yesterday on one of the great never-ending conflicts in pop culture: Family Guy or The Simpsons? Some of the responses thoughtfully analyzed the variable nature of comedy: “Family Guy is more uneven,” said Greg Browning, “But when it hits, I belly laugh. Simpsons is consistently chuckle-worthy but I wouldn’t count on it for huge laughs.” Other commenters noted that Simpsons, for all its acclaim, has been in a rather long dry spell; said Glenn, “Simpsons Great Years: 2-7. That’s it, with an occasional good ep since then. Otherwise, completely unwatchable for me.” But there was one rallying cry that swept through the comment boards, starting with Stevie: “This debate is pointless, because South Park is much better than both.”

Chaos! But the Cartman loyalists may have a point. South Park has been on for almost 14 years now, with its 214th episode airing tomorrow night. (That makes the show fifty episodes older than Family Guy.) In a sense, then, South Park is just as much a Grand Old Man of Animation as The Simpsons. And if you ask me, it has also maintained its quality over a significantly longer period than The Simpsons. READ FULL STORY

Is there anyone left for 'South Park' to offend?

As CNN reports, Jesse Curtis Morton, otherwise known as Younus Abdullah Mohammad, was charged with making threats against Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the creators of South Park. He becomes the second person in one year to be charged for South Park protests: Muslim convert Zachary Adam Chesser — who, along with Morton, is a member of Revolution Muslim — was sentenced to 25 years in prison for his online comments after an episode of the series that depicted Muhammad in a bear suit. (In his statements, Chesser told Stone and Parker that they could face violent retribution, and could end up like Theo Van Gogh, who was murdered by an extremist in 2004 after releasing a short film about violence against women in the Muslim world.) READ FULL STORY

'South Park' preview: Cartman goes 'too far'

You know it’s something really bad (or really good, depending on your sense of humor) when the upcoming episode of South Park warns that “Cartman may have gone too far this time.” Tell that to Scott Tenorman.

While so far this season the show has gone by the way of satire (the Royal Wedding, Osama bin Laden, and a horrifying new take on the iPad), it seems South Park is returning this week with a good-old fashioned “d— jokes” episode. It stars Cartman, who  once again finds himself in the principal’s office, this time for posting his classmates, er, shortcomings, on the school bulletin board. But, as always, his punishment is a grave injustice (Kyle’s unfazed reaction to his uproar in the cafeteria says it all, doesn’t it?). Clearly, the educators at South Park Elementary have not learned Eric Cartman is a faaaar more dangerous sociopathic fourth grader when he’s been pushed too far. READ FULL STORY

'South Park' spoofing Royal Wedding tonight. What other current events should it parody?

So far, during this 15th season of South Park, the animated comedy has done its job: It’s been disgusting (thanks for contributing to my diet, HUMANCENTiPAD), relevant (a Osama bin Laden death reference three days after the announcement? Nicely done), and, most importantly, pretty freakin’ funny. And, tonight, I’m expecting no different: As we showed you earlier this week with a teaser clip, Matt Stone and Trey Parker are set to parody the Royal Wedding in “Royal Pudding,” which, at least in part, follows the nuptials of Canadian versions of Prince William and Kate Middleton. (See the teaser clip again after the jump.)

Now, I’m not a wedding fanatic, but, still, is it wrong that I’m anticipating this episode more than I anticipated the Royal Wedding? Either way, I’m digging Stone and Parker’s quick turnaround this season. So I ask you, PopWatchers: What other very current current events are you hoping South Park parodies this season? READ FULL STORY

'South Park' spoofs the Royal Wedding -- Canada-style!

There was no doubt aboot it: South Park was going to have to skewer the Royal Wedding. While the mass hysteria surrounding the nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton has died down substantially, it doesn’t mean Trey Parker and Matt Stone still won’t poke fun at it. And poke fun they will — Comedy Central just offered up a teaser of Wednesday night’s new episode, titled “Royal Pudding.” Rest easy, Will and Kate fans, the newlyweds aren’t exactly ridiculed. Rather, the Candian versions of them will be!

In the episode, just as the Canadian royalty (heh) are getting ready to walk down the aisle, the “aboot to be Princess of Canada” gets kidnapped, causing panic throughout America’s cap. READ FULL STORY

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