Production Blog of October 14, 2008

Welcome back dear readers!
Well, last week was the first episode of the fall season, and it’s seems to have divided America in two. Those who thought it was funny that George Lucas and Steven Spielberg were shown graphically raping Indiana Jones, and those who just thought it was super-hilarious. I lean more towards the super-hilarious side myself, but that probably has something to do with the fact that South Park pays my bills (and how I feel about that monkey swing scene with Shia Lebouf).

Sorry, I haven’t introduced myself yet. My name is Kenny and I’ve been a fan of the show since I was 15, and I started working here as a PA last spring. This is me-

So, what’s new? Well, we’re preparing episode 1209 this week, entitled The Breast Cancer Show Ever. It involves Wendy threatening to beat up Cartman, which causes a stir, seeing as how a girl could never fight a boy and win.
The most interesting thing for me to see while working here is how fast these things are produced. From the beginning of writing the script, to the air date, it’s literally less than a week. The writing process begins on Thursday and the tape arrives to Comedy Central on Wednesday (merely a few hours before airing). And this is an animated show!
I don’t know how it’s possible to get a show together this fast, but I think it has something to do with the extremely talented producers, editors, sound department , storyboard, IT, animation, lip-sync, consultants, voice talent and digital studio departments that we have on staff here.
Did I mention the PA’s? We also have the finest PA’s here that anyone has ever seen!

Kenji – Graduated from Vassar with a GPA of 7.2

Steve – Winner, Best Performance 2007, at the Oregon Shakespeare festival for his portrayal of King Lear

And Me – beat Michael Phelps in arm wrestling.

Whether it’s getting a new LCD screen clear view model CV24 video engine for John, our engineer, or going to Taco Bell for Trey. Nobody does it faster, or sexier, than the PA’s here at South Park.