Quote: "Yeah, I am the Muscle Man Marc doll, one of Cartman's toys. I get boiled to death at the end. That was probably the greatest honour of my entire life so far, without hesitation." Designer Marc Jacobs was flattered to feature in a recent episode of hit cartoon South Park, despite his character meeting a gruesome death.
Fact: Trey Parker and Matt Stone have filmed a documentary about the launch of their hit animated comedy South Park, which premiered in 1997. The project, Six Days To Air: The Making of South Park, will debut on America's Comedy Central on Sunday (09Oct11).
Fact: Teen pop star Justin Bieber has become the latest star to be mocked in hit animated show South Park. The Baby hitmaker meets a grisly end as he is snatched from the stage and squashed by a giant monster bent on ridding the earth of "all evil".
Fact: South Park's upcoming Tiger Woods episode is already a hit - more than 62,000 fans have watched an online promotional clip ahead of the episode's U.S. broadcast on Wednesday (17Mar10). The comedy will make fun of the sports star's recent marital troubles, which led him to make a public apology for his indiscretions last moth (Feb10).
Fact: South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are working on an off-Broadway play. The comedy duo has teamed up with the lyricist behind hit puppet musical AVENUE Q for the new project, details of which are being kept under wraps. The production is due to hit New York City for the 2010-2011 season.
Fact: Russian censors have forced TV bosses to cut a segment of an episode of South Park - because it appears to mock the country's leader, VLADIMIR PUTIN. Network chiefs at 2X2 were told to cut material from a show which aired on Tuesday (07Jul09), which portrayed Putin as desperate for power.
Quote: "I'm a big fan of Steve Coogan, Simon Pegg and Sacha Baron Cohen. I'm friends with some of those people now and when I see them I always think they're all friends with each other. I'm like, 'Hey you guys all hang out in this one cafe in London, right?' They're like, 'No, dude. I don't even like that guy.'" South Park creator Matt Stone thinks British comedians are all pals.
Fact: THE Jonas Brothers are the latest celebrities to be given the animated treatment in cartoon comedy South Park. The pop trio will be satirised in a new episode to be screened in the U.S. later this week (13Mar09).
Fact: Controversial cartoon series South Park has inspired a 14-week American college course. The City University of New York began classes for South Park and Political Correctness in the school's TV and radio department last September (08).
Quote: <p>"These people get so much adulation, and we're one little voice saying, 'We're gonna make you into a cartoon or puppet and f**k with you.'" South Park creator Matt Stone likes poking fun at celebrities. </p>