South Park is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone and developed by Brian Graden for the television network, Comedy Central. The show revolves around four boys—Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick—and their bizarre adventures in and around the titular Colorado town. Much like The Simpsons, South Park uses a very large ensemble cast of recurring characters and became infamous for its profanity and dark, surreal humor that satirizes a wide range of topics towards a mature audience.
In 2013, TV Guide ranked South Park the tenth Greatest TV Cartoon of All Time.
References to Peanuts
- "Something You Can Do with Your Finger": Schroeder auditions to appear in the boys' band.
- "Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo": is heavily influenced by the Peanuts Christmas special A Charlie Brown Christmas.
- "The title "Merry Christmas Charlie Manson!" (and when the characters shout it to Charles Manson later in the episode) references A Charlie Brown Christmas and the phrase "Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!" from the cast.
- "A Very Crappy Christmas": A Charlie Brown Christmas is playing on a TV in the background. It all goes normally at first, until another shot of the TV shows Snoopy beating a naked Charlie Brown with a 2×4.
- South Parknuts is a parody of South Park that premiered in 1998 on MadTV. It features the cast of Peanuts modeled after South Park characters and set in South Park with both South Park and Peanuts references throughout the video.
- "Imaginationland": Charlie Brown, Lucy and Snoopy appear as good imaginary characters. During the terrorist attack Charlie Brown is blown up and his leg is hurt.
- "Spookyfish": When the children agree to carve the squash and enter it into the pumpkin carving contest Stan says "Yeah. You know, I never thought it was such a bad, little squash. It just needs some tender, loving care." This line is a parody of what Linus says in the Peanuts Christmas special A Charlie Brown Christmas.