10 Facts You NEED To Know About South Park
1 of 10 It All Began As a Video Christmas Card
In 1995 FoxLab executive Brian Graden saw a demented, animated short entitled Jesus vs Frosty that Parker and Stone created while they were still students at the University of Colorado. Graden loved it, so he hired them to make a video Christmas card for his friends in the entertainment industry. The result was The Spirit of Christmas, a five-minute short that saw Santa Claus face off against Jesus in a martial arts fight to the death!
The video made the rounds and soon Parker and Stone found themselves in negotiations with both FOX and Comedy Central to produce a half-hour series based on the short.
2 Of 10 Chef Is A Scientologist
Isaac Hayes, voice of Chef, left South Park because of a dispute over an episode about Scientology. Allegedly it is the "Trapped In The Closet" episode that caused the problems. This is the episode that pokes fun at Tom Cruise, among other scientologists, as well as the practice itself.