“I want this feature film to feel a little more autonomous so it’s not just a promotion for South Park. This feature film is going to be more about two big, real talented people and how they put together this very unique product. I would like it to be like most documentaries are, playing at film festivals, and then potentially even do a theatrical release, dvd, broadcast. The way feature documentaries are done now. Time-wise, that’s probably a year from now.”—Arthur Bradford, on an upcoming feature length documentary about Matt Stone and Trey Parker
“Their run is 7 episodes, so that’s 7 weeks. We shot for about 5 of those 7 weeks. I knew right away that we wanted to collect material for a longer documentary which we’re still shooting. 6 Days to Air is about the making of one episode, but we’re still working on the longer documentary, which is about Book of Mormon and other things that Matt and Trey do.”—Arthur Bradford
“We actually are very happy to find that Mormons like the show,” Parker said, laughing backstage during Sunday’s ceremonies. “For some, it’s like their ‘Fiddler on the Roof.’ We know when they are there because they laugh at some of the stuff others don’t.”
“Writing comedy songs is hard. As big fans of musicals, we wanted to do a show where the songs really matter,” Parker said. “Writing songs that are plot driven is really hard. It was such a complete collaboration. You’d start with this cute little song and it would become this [big number].”
Counting the innumerable ways Matt Stone and Trey Parker (creators of South Park and The Book of Mormon) have impacted society.
The origin and spread of the word “derp” can both be sourced back to Parker and Stone. As Know Your Meme states:
The first known instance of the word “derp” comes from the 1998 film Baseketball by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. During a scene where they are caught smelling underwear taken from a woman’s private drawer, Matt runs out of the room and says “Derp.”
The 34th episode of South Park titled “The Succubus” aired on April 21st, 1999, featuring a character named Mr. Derp who briefly served as the chef’s replacement. In this episode the character performs various slapstick clichés like striking himself on the head with a hammer while exclaiming “Derp!”. South Park has included use of the word “derp” in other episodes as well, including a spoof of Rob Schneider.
A Memebase site for Derp derivatives was created on June 20th, 2010. A Facebook fan page has 25,662 likes as of August 22nd, 2011.
Derp is now an über commonly used word in the internet realm and is still spreading today. Though few know that Parker and Stone are behind the word, it has still had a very large impact on the language of online society.
Mormon will make its Los Angeles debut in September at the Pantages Theatre. The 12-week engagement, which is part of a national tour, is scheduled to run Sept. 5-Nov. 25.
In a release sent Wednesday, Matt Stone and Trey Parker said: “We moved to Los Angeles twenty years ago to try and make it as filmmakers. … The last thing we expected is that one day we would be bringing our Broadway musical here. It’s crazy and great.”
This year, we asked famous folks to offer their own tributes, such as Sandra Bullock (our 2009 Entertainer of the Year), who extols the bladder-busting virtues ofSouth Park pranksters Matt Stone and Trey Parker. “I went and sawThe Book of Mormon on Broadway, and was so offended I peed my pants twice,” writes the Oscar winner. “Maybe three times. I lost count I was so offended.”
Look for it on the stands in the “Entertainers of the Year” issue!
You will take on the role of the new kid in town who will be fully customizable. The only plot detail at this point is that you will have to fight to fit in with the town and that the game begins with you playing a live action RPG.
In terms of gameplay, the game will borrow different concepts from a variety of games. The combat system will be similar to the Paper Mario and the Mario & Luigi games. You will be able to see enemies on the field and the combat system will combine turn based elements with active elements like quick time events.
You will be able to customize characters with equipment that will feature an augmentation system like the Final Fantasy VII materia system. There will also be a summoning system, but Stone Parker couldn’t share any details yet. All of the environments will be hand drawn and animated in 2D.
There is currently no confirmed release date, but it is supposed to launch sometime next year.
"We have to win. I’m not losing to Phil Collins again," Parker told Rolling Stone. He’s even willing to bribe voters with the promise of a Grammy party with a unique hook – Parker and Lopez playing the songs of Elton John and Billy Joel on dueling pianos.
"Bobby is the Billy Joel guy, and I’m such an Elton John guy," Parker said. "If you sit either one of us down at a piano, he’s gonna bust out Billy Joel, and I’m gonna bust out Elton John."
ENTER!! Contest to win a "The Book Of Mormon" playbill signed by the original cast!
RULES FOR ENTRY—>
Types of entry accepted: Basically any! This could include fan art, fan videos, essays, fan fictions, covers of songs, cosplay pictures, arts and crafts, or really anything else that involves you creating or performing :)
Topics of entry accepted: Something related to Matt Stone, Trey Parker, or anything the duo has created or starred in. This could mean South Park, The Book of Mormon, Team America, Orgazmo, Cannibal! The Musical, BASEketball, or anything else you can think of that they were involved in!
How to enter: Email me your entries at email@example.com. Multiple entries per person are accepted!
Deadline for submissions: December 13th, 2011.
Also, this is not a requirement, but I would appreciate it if you would reblog this post to get the word out, and follow this blog (treyandmatt.tumblr.com) because it’s new.
2nd and 3rd place prizes are to be determined. Thanks, and good luck!
“South Park, Family Guy and The Simpsons, three pretty big shows – they won’t even let us go to the real Emmys. Fuck the Emmys super-hard. That’s the one that really pisses me off, because those are big shows… To say that you’re gonna have this thing about the best of something on television, but The Simpsons doesn’t count because it’s animated, that’s bullshit.”—Trey Parker (via kitkittredge)
“I actually made a good amount of money from Book Of Mormon, and I’m going to use all that money to have the biggest Grammy party. It’s going to be a huge party, and it’s only going to be me, Bobby and Matt. We’re gonna be at P.F. Chang’s headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona, and no one else can come.”—Trey Parker (via fuckyeahthebookofmormon)
“That’s a tricky one, I’m going to have to think about it. You can’t do drag again, because you did it. The Tonys I went kind of classy, but a little rocked out, but Grammys, I don’t know. It might be like a chicken outfit or something? A chicken costume? Something. I have no idea right now (laughs) — but something furry for sure.”—Trey Parker, on how he plans to “top Lady Gaga” at the Grammy Awards (via fuckyeahthebookofmormon)
Anyone who watches South Park knows just how much Cartman, Stan, Kenny and Kyle love their video games (just look at “Make Love, Not Warcraft” for example). Now creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are working with THQ and Obsidian Entertainment to bring the characters to life in a new role playing video game simply called South Park: The Game.
Parker and Stone are fully involved in the project, both writing the script and recording dialogue, according to Game Informer, which is featuring the game on their magazine cover. The game will be entirely different than the game developed by Acclaim over ten years ago and will be available on PC, Playstation3 and the Xbox 360. The plot of the game features the player as a new kid in the town, who has to make friends while defending the town.
“I know! That’s a tricky one, I’m going to have to think about it. You can’t do drag again, because you did it. The Tonys I went kind of classy, but a little rocked out, but Grammys, I don’t know. It might be like a chicken outfit or something? A chicken costume? Something. I have no idea right now (laughs) — but something furry for sure.”—Trey Parker, on what he plans to wear to the Grammy’s.
“Well, we could get the Grammy and then we could make The Book of Mormon movie and get an Oscar for that, but I don’t really think that’s fair. If all the awards are for the same thing, I don’t think it should count. But if that’s how I end up getting it, I’ll totally think it counts.”—Trey Parker
In naming Parker and Stone, the network said that for 15 years, the pals and creative collaborators have “fearlessly pushed boundaries by taking shots at liberals and conservatives, atheists and the ultra-religious, and everyone in between. After they met at the University of Colorado, the two film students created an animated short called ‘The Spirit of Christmas,’ which became a viral sensation and introduced the world to Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny. Since then, they’ve become two of the most distinct voices in comedy, and in our culture.”
Trey Parker has been nominated for all four major American entertainment awards: the Emmy for his work on South Park, the Grammy for his work on The Book of Mormon, the Oscar for composing Blame Canada, and the Tony for his work on The Book of Mormon.