South Park Music Madness Round 1: Some Surprises, No-Brainers & More

Last month, we gave South Park fans the heads-up that Trey Parker and Matt Stone were looking to celebrate the long-running Comedy Central animated series' milestone 25th season by embracing the show's long & loving commitment to music. We already know that the duo is teaming up with Primus and Ween for a special concert at the Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre in Colorado on August 10 (more on that below), and we been enjoyed the orchestral covers leading up to the show's return season. But perhaps the biggest undertaking so far has been "'South Park' Music Madness," a "March Madness"-like bracket competition where you head over to the show's Twitter account and vote every weekday to determine the best South Park original song of all time (for now). Kicking off last month and with the second round of voting beginning on Monday, April 18 (you can head here to vote when it opens up again), we now have the final results of Round 1. Some surprises, some no-brainers, and some we had to look up online because we forgot all about them. Here's what we're looking at now that the dust has settled:

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Image: South Park Studios

Parker and Stone are set to executive produce the concert alongside Anne Garefino and Frank C. Agnone II. Eric Stough, Adrien Beard, Bruce Howell, and Vernon Chatman serve as producers. Now here's a look at the official trailer for the South Park 25th Anniversary Concert, and for more information head on over here:

"To be halfway done with 'South Park' is a great accomplishment — we can't lie," said Stone and Parker in a statement when the premiere date was revealed. "For the past 25 years, multiple generations of fans have grown up enchanted by the outlandishly funny and subversive world that Matt and Trey have created with "South Park"," said Chris McCarthy, president and CEO of ViacomCBS Media Networks and MTV Entertainment Studios. "As part of our expansive new deal, we are thrilled to continue our partnership with them for many more seasons of "South Park" on Comedy Central and many more made-for-streaming South Park exclusive events on Paramount Plus." Parker and Stone executive produce South Park along with Anne Garefino and Frank C. Agnone II. Eric Stough, Adrien Beard, Bruce Howell, and Vernon Chatman serve as producers, with Christopher Brion being the creative director. Now here's a look at the timeline that was announced during the Television Critics Association (TCA) winter press event:

2022: Complete library of 310 episodes to launch on Paramount+ internationally.

2024: Beginning with Season 27, new episodes will have their U.S. and global streaming premieres on Paramount+.

2025: Entire catalog rolls into the U.S., making Paramount+ the global exclusive SVOD home to the groundbreaking franchise.

2022-2027: South Park will run through Season 30 on Comedy Central, while the 12 remaining original made-for-streaming events on Paramount+ will stream two per year.

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Image: South Park Studios

Launched in August 1997 on Comedy Central, the long-running animated series is executive produced by co-creators Parker and Stone along with Anne Garefino and Frank C. Agnone II. Eric Stough, Adrien Beard, Bruce Howell, Jack Shia, Vernon Chatman, Daryl Sancton, Giancarlo Ganziano, John Hansen, David List, Mark Munley, Nate Pellettieri, Greg Postma, Lydia Quidilla, Wonnie Ro, Jenny Shin, and Keo Thongkham are producers and Chris Brion is the Creative Director of South Park Digital Studios.

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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