Behind The Scenes of “Medicinal Fried Chicken”

Missed our Live Tweet this week? We got your big balls covered.

Here’s a peek at some kick ass behind-the-scenes pics, details and factoids about the making “Medicinal Fried Chicken”…

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Where’d the idea come from? In parts of South Central LA, it’s become illegal to open up fast food restaurants.

– Matt & Trey thought it was trippy that something can get more legal (weed) while other things become more illegal (fast food).

– Matt drove by an old KFC that had converted into a marijuana shop out in California.

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– In 2011, fans voted #MedicinalFriedChicken to be one of their Top 15 favorite #SouthPark episodes of all time.

– Animators needed to create special art to achieve this “head exploding” effect for Cartman…

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– This was the first scene that was written for this episode. There were 25 drafts total. 

– Trey acted out this Randy pose using an exercise ball. Our artists then used this for reference while animating. #BehindTheScenes #SouthPark

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– A “Hoppity Hop” is a big rubber ball used for playing & hopping — first introduced in the US in the late 60s. =

– The music playing while the guys are hopping on their balls pays homage to the music used in the ’72 commercial for board game ‘Bing Bang Boing’.

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– According to Matt and Trey, this is a pretty classic #Randy episode: “Randy wheeling his balls around in a wheelbarrow…that’s pretty Randy”.

– The naked women cutting chicken pays homage to a similar scene in the movie “New Jack City”.

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– Check out these big-balled protest signs created by our art department…

– Sharon got special art and unique poses for her new Scroat Coat…

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