The year was 1997. ER successfully pulled off a live season premiere, Titanic became the most expensive movie ever made, and a little cable network called Comedy Central took what was essentially the first-ever viral video and turned it into an animated show called South Park. Seventeen seasons later, the Colorado boys have delivered a plethora of shenanigans and the show itself has redefined what cable television could get away with (mainly gross, irreverent, politically incorrect and, most of all, daring stunts).
Since its debut, the show has lampooned just about everything and everyone imaginable, from Martha Stewart to Kanye West to Canada. Not to over-dramatize it, but there’s a lot of history in the over 200 episodes that make up South Park’s 17 seasons thus far. And now that those 17 seasons are exclusively available on Hulu, with brand new episodes from season 18 available the day after they air, history has never been more stream-able.
Because we took into consideration that this news can be a lot of satire for you to take in all at once, we’ve compiled some of the series’ best moments into slightly more digestible groups from the best jokes, to classic episodes, to best celebrity episodes. If nothing else, it’s perfect viewing material for when you’re hanging out with Mr. Towlie.
Without further adieu, here are a few of our favorite clips from the history of South Park. Be sure to watch all of these and more, only on Hulu.
Kenny is South Park‘s most ill-fated character with more on-screen deaths than you can shake an orange hoodie at. Also, we’re not sure what he just said but we’re pretty sure it’s absolutely filthy.
Just because the characters of South Park show utter contempt for every convention of civilized society doesn’t mean they don’t need someone to hold them.
Eric Cartman might just be the greatest TV villain of all time. Revisit some of his most nefarious moments with this collection of greatest hits.
Before creators Matt and Trey became Broadway superstars with “The Book of Mormon,” they were writing songs for the good people of South Park and featuring popular classics in a whole new light.
South Park has turned roasting celebrities into a comedic art form. From Kanye West to Tom Cruise to Martha Stewart, no star is immune to Matt and Trey’s celebrity snark.
Canadians: they’re just like us, eh, guy? Here are the greatest moments featuring our friends to the North. What a wonderful day for Canada, and therefore the world.