South Park - Season 7
The seventh season of South Park, an American animated television series created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, began airing on March 19, 2003. The seventh season concluded after 15 episodes on December 17, 2003, and was written and directed by Trey Parker.
South Park - Season 7
This season contains 15 episodes and is the final season (to date) to contain more than 14 episodes. It has a Christmas special, "It's Christmas in Canada", and this season also contains the 100th episode special "I'm a Little Bit Country". The episode "Cancelled" was the 100th in terms of production however, but it aired as the 97th. "Cancelled" contains strong references to the first episode, "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe".
Following his resurrection in "Red Sleigh Down" at the end of Season Six, Kenny rejoins the series as a main character. It is noticeable however that he has far less dialogue and importance. He is seen dying on one occasion, "It's Christmas in Canada". This season features the final appearance of Saddam Hussein to date in "It's Christmas in Canada", with him having made various appearances from Season Two onwards. This season also features the break up of Stan and Wendy in the episode "Raisins". The effects of their break up is revisited in the Season Nine episode "Follow That Egg!". However, in the final episode of Season Eleven, "The List", Stan and Wendy make up and appear to get back together, with the episode ending with Stan vomiting over Wendy with nervousness.
First debuting in 1997, South Park has become one of the longest-running and best animated sitcoms of all time. The show has remained relevant for over two decades with a unique blend of crude humor, social commentary, and pop culture references, staying fresh by always keeping up with the times. The show was created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, two college friends who first met in film school. After the first few seasons, the show was complemented by a full creative staff, including Eric Stough and Vernon Chatman.
The many seasons of South Park have memorable moments and episodes that range from hilarious to offensive to thoughtful; sometimes, the best South Park episodes combine all three. There is no exact formula for how good each season is, as it largely depends on what kind of comedy each person prefers and what topics are being discussed. Some people prefer later seasons, which began incorporating season-long arcs and more character development, while others prefer the rapid-fire episodic period of earlier years.
While this season is not as high-ranking as some other seasons on this list, it is still an extremely strong entry in the South Park canon. Season 14 focuses on a number of different social topics that were relevant at the time and brought the return of Cartman's hand puppet alter-ego, Mitch Connor (previously known as Jennifer Lopez, who loved "taco-flavored kisses").
Season 4 is considered by many to be one of the strongest seasons of South Park due to the consistent level of quality throughout the season. Debuting at the height of the Millennium, this season was chock-full of pop culture references that surprisingly still hold up today.
The season opens with a long-standing iconic episode titled "Tooth Fairy's Tats 2000," in which the boys steal teeth from other children in an effort to make money. Other notable episodes from this season include "Trapper Keeper," "Timmy 2000," and "Cartman Joins NAMBLA."
Season 7 is another strong season of South Park, with a number of standout episodes. The first episode of the season, simply titled "Cancelled," debuted in 2003 and started a new arc for the series by bringing back the beloved Cartman alien anal probe from the show's pilot episode.
Other memorable episodes from this season include "Krazy Kripples," "Christian Rock Hard," and the season finale, "It's Christmas in Canada." It also features one of the most well-known and highly-quoted episodes of the series, "Casa Bonita." This season has significant growth for the four main characters, arguably for the first time in the show's history, making it a must-watch for any South Park fan.
While the animation and voice acting is not as polished as in later seasons, the first season of South Park is essential viewing for any fan of the show. This is where it all began, and it is clear that Parker and Stone were still figuring out the tone and style of the show.
However, beyond its status as culturally important, there are still many great episodes in this season, including "Damien," "Starvin' Marvin," and "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe," the pilot episode that is highly worth watching, if only to see how much the show has changed over the decades.
South Park fans who prefer more recent seasons will likely enjoy Season 15 the most. This season features some of the best episodes of the last decade, including "Ass Burgers" and "T.M.I." Aside from the boys, the main focus of this season is on Stan's parents, Randy and Sharon, dealing with troubles in their marriage, ultimately resulting in the mid-season finale, the instantly iconic "You're Getting Old."
Aside from some hilarious moments, "You're Getting Old" was surprisingly serious, ending on what actually seems like an unironic and great needle drop of Landslide by Fleetwood Mac. Audiences and critics even thought the episode was the series finale, considering the dramatic and heartbreaking way it ended. Fans who also love seeing the supporting characters will enjoy this season with classics like "City Sushi" and "Royal Pudding." Another quotable episode, "The Last of the Meheecans," is also a great episode that addresses the political climate of the time.
Season 10 is considered by many to be the best season of South Park, and it is hard to argue with that sentiment. This season features some of the most iconic episodes of the series, including "Go God Go" and "Make Love, Not Warcraft." There are also a number of memorable episodes that focus on pop culture and social issues, keeping the show relevant even a decade after it first aired.
This season is one of the few to win a Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program for the "Make Love, Not Warcraft" episode. It is also the highest-rated season on IMDb, making it a must-watch for any fan.
The fifth season of South Park may not get as much love as season 10, but should be regarded as one of the best seasons of any animated comedy season. This season features a number of classic episodes, including "Scott Tenorman Must Die," "Cartmanland," and "Cripple Fight." There are numerous quotable moments in this season, and it is clear that Parker and Stone were at the top of their game.
Other great episodes from this season include "Towelie," "It Hits the Fan," and "Here Comes the Neighborhood." While nearly every episode of this season is great, "Scott Tenorman Must Die" is considered by many to be the best episode of South Park ever made.
It may have had some ups and downs over the years, but, on the whole, South Park is still as sharp, insightful, and hilarious as it ever was. From criticizing Clinton to poking fun at the pandemic, here's how every season of South Park stacks up in terms of quality.
Updated on October 26th, 2021 by Tanner Fox: Only two episodes of South Park's twenty-fourth season have aired so far, but they've been two of the most hilarious and poignant installments in the long-running series to broadcast in quite some time. Both "The Pandemic Special" and the "South ParQ Vaccination Special" are as irreverent as can be, and they harken back to the jet black comedic leanings for which the series was originally known.
The rest of South Park's season 24 is said to be forthcoming, but there's no shortage of material to check out from past seasons. Be it the crass comedy of season 3 or the profane political perspectives of season 20, almost every chapter in the South Park continuity is worth checking out.
Though it blossomed into a major success during subsequent seasons, South Park's original outing, which premiered in August of 1997, wasn't all that memorable. It did feature a few iconic episodes like "Cartman Gets An Anal Probe" and "Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo," but it lacked the biting satire and crass irreverence for which South Park would later be known.
South Park's first season mostly focuses on the mundane lives of four elementary-school boys. It may have stood out against comparatively tamer series at the time, but the show obviously had yet to find its footing.
Featuring some of the most iconic moments involving Chef, South Park's second season represents a marked improvement over the previous outing, though it was still far from the adult animation juggernaut it would become in the early 2000s.
Like most seasons of South Park, season 2 was not without controversy; the final episode of season 1, "Cartman's Mom Is A Dirty Slut" promised a revelation concerning Cartman's parentage, but the second season's debut episode, "Terrance and Phillip in Not Without My Anus" ignored previous continuity entirely to the displeasure of fans.
Though it features a few noteworthy episodes, South Park's eleventh season, which aired from April to November of 2011, was fairly uninspired. Poking fun at everything from broadway musicals to the success of Apple's iPad, the season offered up a watchable, albeit fairly milquetoast roasting of then-current events.
South Park's twelfth season is generally regarded as a meat-and-potatoes edition of the series. 2008, the year in which the season premiered, marked the beginning of a global recession, but the show couldn't capitalize on these events until later.
Instead, season 12 features a few episodes highlighting the wild antics of Eric Cartman, and it includes homages to parodies of famous novels and movies like The Grapes of Wrath, Twilight, and the 1981 cult film Heavy Metal. It also contains an over-the-top two-part episode titled "pandemic" in which South Park must contend with an invasion of giant guinea pigs. 041b061a72