We recently looked at some little known facts about The Simpsons, so it seems only fair that we do the same for what is arguably the second greatest cartoon series – South Park. The adult animated sitcom debuted in 1997, and they are now in their 19th season, which is a remarkable run. Due to the length of the show, the enormous ensemble cast, the subject matter, and the wit of creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, there are dozens of fascinating facts which you might not know about. Today, we are shining a light on the hilarious and controversial show.
10. “You bastards!” is Directed at Trey Parker and Matt Stone
In the earlier seasons of the show, one of the most famous trademark jokes was having Kenny killed in every episode and then appearing in the next as if nothing had happened. Along with this, every time Kenny was killed, Stan would say “Oh my god, they killed Kenny!” to which Kyle would respond “You bastards!” Although Kenny was sometimes killed off by other characters, often it was by some other method which made this seem like a slightly strange thing for Kyle to say. As it turns out, “you bastards!” is actually directed at Trey Parker and Matt Stone, as if they are omnipresent within the show’s universe. The gag is so iconic on the show (particularly early on) and it is so heavily quoted, yet many do not realize that Kyle is actually insulting the writers and not whoever or whatever killed Kenny.