The quiet little Colorado mountain hamlet of South Park is just like any small town in America. Except there are cow-probing aliens, rabid Turkey outbreaks, and there’s a kid named Kenny who just can’t stop getting killed.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s animated series starring Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny has made the world cackle while stirring up controversy in the process. It’s not The Simpsons, it’s not King of the Hill, it’s not even Family Guy. It’s far raunchier, nastier, in some would argue, funnier than any adult-oriented animated comedy program.
Here’s everything you need to know to stream South Park.
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What is South Park?
Trey Parker and Matt Stone created a short called The Spirit of Christmas using stop-motion paper cut out animations when they attended the University of Colorado in 1992. They created a follow-up in 1995, which garnered a cult following. They then developed a pilot for Comedy Central titled Cartman Gets an Anal Probe, which premiered in 1997.
- Launched: August 1997
- Channel: Comedy Central
- Genre: Animated comedy
- Starring: Trey Parker as Stan Marsh, Randy Marsh, Eric Carman, Mr. Garrison, and Mr. Hankey, Matt Stone as Kyle Broflovoski, Kenny McCormick, Butters Stoch, and Gerald Broflovoski, Mona Marshall as Shiela Broflovoski, April Stewart as Sharon Marsh and Liane Cartman
- Seasons: 23
- Status: Pending
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What the critics are saying
- “Crude in execution, harsh by design, South Park is deliciously deranged. Don’t bite unless you have a taste for the tasteless.” –Matt Roush, USA Today
- “Has as much nerve as “The Simpsons” when it burst on the scene.” –Ernest Tucker, Chicago Sun-Times
Where to watch South Park
Comedy Central is available on a few of the major live TV streaming services. When trying to decide which one is best for you, you’ll want to weigh the cost, the other channels you’ll receive, and the compatible devices for streaming.
Philo is the least expensive streaming service, but it has some limitations. You won’t find the sports channels that dominate other packages or local channels. However, it’s the cheapest way to gain access to 60 great entertainment channels for only $20 a month. You’ll get popular channels like Animal Planet, MTV, Discovery, IFC, AMC, Lifetime, Nick Jr, and the Paramount Network, as well as deep cuts like ID and Game Show Network. You also get free cloud DVR, but shows recorded are deleted after 30 days, so binge responsibly.
For a more à la carte service, look to Sling TV. It offers two cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, each of which costs $30 per month. If you grab them both (Sling Orange + Blue) you can save $10 per month. Sling Blue offers more bang for your buck with over 40 channels, including sports necessities like FS1, NBCSN, and NFL Network. You’ll also gain access to the usual cable mainstays like Food Network, Discovery, Cartoon Network, SYFY, and FXX. Whichever package you choose, you can save $10 on your first month. Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.
Sling’s now offering a 14-day free trial though July 6.
FuboTV was built from the ground up with sports fans in mind. There are different channel packages available whether you’re looking for basketball, soccer, golf, or even outdoor sports like rock climbing. But no worries, all the great cable channels you’re after are here too, including Viceland, Bravo, TBS, and IFC.
Vidgo offers a package for under $40 a month that pulls together more than 60 English-language channels into its National English Package, including ABC, Fox, the Disney family of channels, the ESPN family of channels (including ESPN Deportes), FS1, FS2, Fox Deportes and BeIN Sports. It offers an array of entertainment favorites, including A&E, HGTV, History, Lifetime, and a full range of Nickelodeon channels, including TeenNick and NickToons.
College sports fans will love it, too: The ACCN, Big Ten Network, the Longhorn Network, and Pac-12 Network are all on the Core package, and for $10 more, the Plus package offers all six market-specific Pac-12 Networks.
There’s a good chance that you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs. The second you sign up, you’ll gain instant access to 45+ channels, including local channels and even free HBO in the Plus and Max channel suites. Plus, it comes with CloudDVR, which lets you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. One account works on two devices, but you can add more devices for only $5.
If you want to watch episodes of South Park on the day after they air, there’s no better option than Hulu. The streaming service, which just slashed the cost of its ad-supported version to a mere $5.99 per month, offers all episodes of South Park on-demand, If you subscribe to Hulu with Live TV (featured above), you’ll get the on-demand portion of Hulu included for free. You can also upgrade to Hulu No Commercials for $11.99 per month.
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