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South Park 20 Experience opens at Paley Center in Beverly Hills

The 20th anniversary season of South Park on Comedy Central launches a special interactive exhibit, South Park 20 Experience, today at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills — complete with free Salisbury steak for the first 100 people through the door today.

Matt Stone and Trey Parker first got South Park on Comedy Central in August 1997, figuratively hot off the heels off their smashing success of a 1995 video Christmas card for a FOX executive.

Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny have been lampooning current events ever since.

southpark20Before season 20 debuts this September, the South Park 20 Experience has allowed fans to soak up the satire in person, first at Comic-Con in San Diego and now for the next four weeks at the Paley Center.

The experience includes life-size 2-D and 3-D exhibits both inside and outside the venue, celebrating memorable scenes from the series and allowing fans to interact with them.

Artist Ron English also has curated original artwork that’s part of a gallery sitting alongside retrospective pieces featuring original animation cells from South Park‘s pilot episode.

Paley Center visitors also can watch daily screenings from the first 19 seasons of the show, handpicked for the exhibit.

It’s all free.

Moreover, Comedy Central is airing South Park marathons from 1 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays (ET/PT) leading up to the Season 20 premiere on Sept. 14, 2016.

“In 500 years, when historians examine our culture, Trey and Matt will be included in the small pantheon of significant contributors,” said Comedy Central President Kent Alterman. “We also appreciate them now.”



  • Fan Favorite Episodes – Fans can vote across all social platforms on their favorite episodes, with Comedy Central airing the countdown to the most popular episode on Sunday, Sept. 4, from 1 to 10 p.m. ET/PT.
  • GIPHY – Comedy Central has partnered with GIPHY to GIF up the 20 iconic moments featured at Comic-Con from their respective episodes. As well as being feature on, those GIFs will also be available within the “South Park” mobile app.

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