Profile of South Park
Although the characters are children, it is for adults due to its________.
Hi, I'm Christina Hartman for About.com, and here's a look at Comedy Central's wildly popular, off-color animated series "South Park."Set in the fictional town of South Park in Colorado, the show focuses mostly on four friends -- antagonist Eric Cartman, Kyle Broflovski, the only Jewish character of the group, Stan Marsh, Kyle's best friend, and Kenny McCormick, whose family is poor.Though the show features elementary school students, its content is for adults, with crude humor, frequent cursing and sexual content. "South Park" is the brainchild of creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. The duo write, direct and do much of the voicing for the show.In addition to the recurring characters, impersonated celebrities have appeared on the show as well, such as Tom Cruise — whose likeness is seen on the wall in this picture — and Oprah.But the show has seen its share of controversy — with various groups taking issue with the show's depiction of Christianity, Scientology and Mormonism. One episode generated a firestorm of controversy when it satirized the prophet Muhammad.When it debuted in 1997, "South Park" became Comedy Central's most successful show — and in 1998, during its second season, one of its episodes set a record for the highest-rated non-sports show in basic cable history.Today the show continues to be one of the network's most popular series. That's our overview of Comedy Central's "South Park." Thanks for watching.