Short on money, the creators animated the episode using paper cutout stop motion technique, similar to the short films that were the precursors to the series. Part of a reaction to the culture wars of the s in the United States, South Park is deliberately offensive. Much of the show's humor, and of "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe", arises from the juxtaposition of the seeming innocence of childhood and the violent, crude behavior exhibited by the main characters. The episode also exemplifies the carnivalesque , which includes humor, bodily excess, linguistic games that challenge official discourse, and the inversion of social structures. Despite South Park eventually rising to immense popularity and acclaim, initial reviews of the pilot were generally negative; critics singled out the gratuitous obscenity of the show for particular scorn.
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Sign in. Sextuplets star Marlon Wayans takes cues from Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor to transform into an entire fictional family. Watch now. Cartman's dream about being abducted by aliens turns out to have actually happened, and when the aliens take Kyle's brother, all of them must find a way to bring the aliens back and confront them. Cartman Gets an Anal Probe rocks paper cut outs for animation because Matt and Trey didn't have money at the time, but at the time it fit the show perfectly. Kyle has a 20 second curse-word rampage, Cartman obviously, no spoiler here gets an anal probe, we are introduced to a large portion of the initial South Park cast including Chef, David Caruso's career is mocked, and hilarity ensues with every scene.
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The very first episode of Trey Parker and Matt Stone's television series, South Park, debuted on August 13, this series followed two short films by Parker and Stone, both titled "The Spirit of Christmas," that they made in and The latter one was made into a Christmas video card, of sorts, that was passed around so much that it got the attention of Comedy Central, leading to Parker and Stone getting a chance to make a pilot for the network, which led to them getting their own series. This first episode was titled "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe" Parker and Stone were definitely trying to push the boundaries of good taste right off the bat and it told the story of how a group of alien "visitors" were visiting the small town of South Park, Colorado and performing anal probes on the citizens, including young foul-mouthed fourth grader Eric Cartman.
South Park premiered on Comedy Central in mid-August, I can remember seeing the commercials for the show starting to pop up earlier that summer, and they were certainly attention-getting: just the kids lined up, staring blankly at the audience, looking like they were designed by Colorforms. Part of what made the show seem so unusual when it was in its first full flush of success was the way that it managed to be everywhere while also seeming so thoroughly disposable. It was like an endlessly replicable virus that passed through the system quickly, with no permanent ill effects, but leaving behind its scars in the form of scores of magazine covers. It is possible that, in , I myself was one of those people.