|Creator:||Trey Parker, Matt Stone|
|Country of Origin:||USA|
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South Park is an animated sitcom that tells the adventures of four ten-year old boys (who had been eight and nine-years old in previous seasons). Known for its incredibly foul language, sexual references and satirical humor, it is supposedly directed toward more mature audiences, falling into the same genre as Family Guy and Futurama.
The four main characters are Stanley Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman (usually referred to by his last name) and Kenneth McCormick, as the show normally centers around them. South Park is a small mountain town in Colorado, though it is not like other towns - strange and bizarre things often happen in South Park, such as random cavemen appearing, being attacked by a giant robot of Barbara Streisand, an affair between a five-year old Canadian and a Kindergarten teacher, as well as the constant reappearances of a Christmas poo and a towel that enjoys getting high.
The series took a strongly socio-political turn around season 7, and these themes have only gotten stronger since. Season 18 started the trend of season-long arcs lampooning current social trends.
A season 19 episode was focused on the yaoi sector of fandom and highlighted the supposed relationship between characters Craig Tucker and Tweek Tweak, whom the Asian exchange students drew fanart of. The art featured in the episode was actually submitted by fans of the show, at the request of the writers.
In the fandom, appearances of adult characters are very rare, and they are typically minor characters. Many OCs are child characters. Pairings are usually made by combining the characters' names, which makes several pairing names words, such as; Style(Stan/Kyle), Creek(Craig/Tweek), Bunny(Butters/Kenny), Candy(Cartman/Wendy), Bendy(Bebe/Wendy), and Dip(Damien/Pip).