South Parks Boys Learn About History While Making TV History
The SOUTH PARK boys learn about the politics of war and the consequences of homework in the 100th episode, "I'm A Little Bit Country," which premiered at 10:00 pm April 9, 2003 on COMEDY CENTRAL and with repeats at 12:00 am on April 11, at 10:30 p.m. on April 12, as well as 2:00 a.m. and at 11:00 pm on April 13. Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman join in anti-war protests in order to get out of school and find themselves in the middle of the opposing sides of the war issue. Mr. Garrison, an extreme supporter of the war, retaliates by assigning them book reports on the country's founding fathers. In a flashback, Cartman travels back to 1776 where he plays an important role in the historic signing of the Declaration of Independence. Legendary television producer Norman Lear (ALL IN THE FAMILY) collaborated with creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker on this episode and several other ones this season. Lear championed the idea because of his passion to inspire young people to participate in civic activism. As one of the sole owners of an original copy of the Declaration of Independence, Lear sponsors a national tour for people to view the historic document. Launched in 1997, SOUTH PARK remains the highest-rated series on COMEDY CENTRAL. Parker and Stone are co-creators and executive producers of the Emmy-nominated SOUTH PARK, with Anne Garefino also serving as executive producer.