MOTW: Everyone's Favorite "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut" Characters

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January 6th, 2014

"South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut" is an animated comedy film that takes some of the most iconic and outrageous animated characters and transports them into a big-screen adventure. The story revolves around the group sneaking into an R-rated film that features a popular yet controversial Canadian comedy team named Phillip and Terrance. When the boys attempt to recreate some of the bizarre and dangerous stunts from the film, their parents become outraged and attempt to have the actors arrested for corrupting the minds of their children. The film is filled with all the usual fan favorite characters, as well as a few extras, who add to the drama and hilarious antics of the story.



Eric Cartman

Eric Cartman is voiced by Trey Parker, and he happens to be a rather volatile young boy who is prone to profanity and aggressive outbursts. Cartman often creates conflict within the show, and he has been accused of various personality disorders, including psychopathy. Cartman is generally malicious, though he seems to have at least some sympathy for his friends. His character is drawn as the portliest of the "South Park" gang. Cartman bullies the others in the group, especially Butters Stotch, and is known for making offensive comments to a variety of groups. In "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut," Cartman is more outrageous and offensive than ever. In fact, he's the character who encourages the group to watch the controversial Terrance and Phillip film.


Stan Marsh

Stan is the main character of the television series and film. His character is voiced by and based on Trey Parker. Stan is a fairly average young kid who attends elementary school and enjoys hanging out with his friends in South Park. In "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut," Stan provides a much-needed voice of reason, proving that he has a sounder head on his shoulders than most of the adults in his life. Stan is famous for his speeches at the end of each episode in which he recounts the moral lesson he learned from the day's events, and the movie provides him plenty of opportunity to deliver some of his most hilarious speeches yet.


Kyle Broflovski

Kyle is voiced by Matt Stone, the co-creator of the "South Park" franchise. Kyle is by far the most conscientious member of the "South Park" gang, showing genuine concern and remorse for their actions. He happens to be particularly intelligent and calm, trying to convince his friends to take the moral high road more often than not. In "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut," Kyle is one of the only characters to realize the insanity of the reaction to the Canadian film the boys watch. He attempts to calm the adults down and present a more level-headed view of the situation to no avail. Kyle is easily a fan favorite thanks to his down-to-earth attitude and intelligence, and he provides a much-needed moral anchor for the film.


Kenny McCormick

Kenny is another of the four main characters, known for his usually incomprehensible speech. He wears a hooded parka that covers most of his face and is voiced by Matt Stone. Kenny is close friends with Stan and Kyle but only puts up with Cartman's crudeness and mean-spirited behavior out of necessity. Kenny's family is incredibly poor, and in the beginning of the series, he was known for his extreme misfortune. In fact, Kenny's death was a regular plot device throughout the early show. In "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut," Kenny plays a central part in the action when he dies recreating a stunt from the controversial Canadian movie. After Kenny dies, he is sent straight to Hell where he meets Satan and Saddam Hussein, two of the film's central characters. Kenny attempts to warn the group that Satan has plans to bring the apocalypse by haunting his friends after his death.



The main villain in "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut" is none other than Satan, a cartoon version of the central figure of evil. Satan is first encountered by Kenny after one of his many deaths, and he plans to unleash chaos upon the world with his friend and lover, Saddam Hussein. Satan's over-the-top performance, along with his great songs, adds a whole other level of controversy and outrageous humor to this already controversial film. Ironically, "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut" mirrors many of the critical reactions to the show's controversial nature through its in-story commentary on censorship and blaming the Canadian media for the corruption of American youth.