Comedy Central toon celebrates anni
While the satirical antics of “South Park” have irritated groups ranging from Scientologists to Roman Catholics, creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker admit they’ve never been threatened with a phone wire tap or a brick through their window.
“It’s never the group on a whole that gets mad. It’s always one guy who rallies 200 people,” said Parker at Comedy Central’s 10th-anniversary gala for the skein Thursday at the Lot in Hollywood. “We put our show on, some people complain, but for the most part, we get money thrown at us.”
Even though the character of Kenny has been killed about 50 times since the show’s debut, Parker and Stone are relieved that “South Park” never spurred any teenage copycat crimes.
“When Columbine happened, the police made an arrest, and the teenager who was getting in the back of the car was wearing a Kenny T-shirt. I thought we were screwed,” Parker exclaimed.
“It turned out that it was just some kid who was trying to sneak back into school,” Stone added.
Celebrating into the night were Comedy Central toppers Doug Herzog and Lauren Corrao, along with Sacha Baron Cohen, David Arquette, John Hensley, John Stamos, Bob Saget and Paul Reubens.