My favorite musical? I don't. It changes all the time. I'm just a diehard, I'm totally old school, like I'll sit and watch, if they are re-doing Oklahoma in New York, I will be the first one there.

— Trey Parker

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Careful?! Was my mother careful when she stabbed me in the heart with a coat hanger while I was still in womb?

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In terms of the creative side of it, it's really been a thing where you come up with the funny stuff is usually at a bar or out talking to people or whatever.

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Love isn't a decision. It's a feeling. If we could decide who we loved,it would be much simpler, but much less magical

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Hollywood views regular people as children, and they think they're the smart ones who need to tell the idiots out there how to be.

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I think people that have a brother or sister don't realize how lucky they are.

Sure, they fight a lot, but to know that there's always somebody there, somebody that's family.

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I think that parents only get so offended by television because they rely on it as a babysitter and the sole educator of their kids.

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It's not like we have a formula, but I think one of the reasons this show has survived is that it has a big heart at its center. Other cartoon shows have people crap on each other and make racist jokes. But I don't think people tune in for that. I just don't think a show lasts for 10 years without a heart.

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What we're always looking for is weird social issues and weird connections to make. Luckily for them, there's no shortage of material.

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We find just as many things to rip on the left as we do on the right.

People on the far-left and the far-right are the same exact person to us.

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It's this simple law, which every writer knows, of taking two opposites and putting them in a room together. I love anything with Cartman and Butters at the same time, it's great.

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The problem is we moved to LA... The only way to be punk rock in L.A. is to be a Republican.

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The truth is, marijuana probably isn't going to make you kill people.

Most likely isn't going to fund terrorists, but pot makes you feel fine with being bored and it's when you're bored that you should be learning a new skill or some new science or being creative. If you smoke pot you may grow up to find out that you're not good at anything.

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About Trey Parker

Quotes 55 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Artist
Birthday October 16

Me and Matt love to argue, but in general our sense of humor is pretty much alike.

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There's a lot of people who, a cigarette is about the only vacation they have.

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I've learned that all a person has in life is family and friends.

If you lose those, you have nothing, so friends are to be treasured more than anything else in the world.

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You know, and it really doesn't have a lot to do with the movie.

That's the trick to doing a good musical is that, if you take that music number out, there's less to the movie there. You would miss it.

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My first serious girlfriend, when I was 16, was Mormon.

I went to her house for 'family home evening,' and I was like, 'Why aren't you people ignoring each other and watching television?'

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Living is having ups and downs and sharing them with friends.

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Jerry Bruckheimer creates comedy, he just doesn't realize because he's a turd.

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Hippies, hippies... they want to save the world but all they do is smoke pot and play frisbee!

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If we have a great idea, we'll go, 'Oh, this could be a cool movie.

' Or really for us, it's more like, 'Oh, this is a really bad idea. Let's do this. This seems really stupid.'

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Sometimes what's right isn't as important as what's profitable.

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It's all based on saying the shocking thing.

We used to have a great time going to Hollywood parties and saying 'I think George Bush is doing a great job.' We'd clear out the room. I used to love it.

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I would let my kids watch this stuff way before I'd let them watch something like 'Full House' that I think would make them stupid.

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I would never kill somebody, unless they pissed me off.

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Well I looked in my moms closet and saw what I was getting for Christmas, an ultravibe pleasure 2000.

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We made this really dumb decision to put on the cover nothing from South Park but just a real life photo of a piece of pooh dressed up like Mr. Hankey, and a lot of people didn't, they didn't even know what it was.

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Something is cool until everyone thinks it's cool.

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To me, every episode is like a song, and every season is like an album.

There's that part of the day when you first get the idea and you say, "This could be really funny." And you sit down and you write it. There's just something that happens there that doesn't happen when you really give it a lot of time beforehand.

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There is nothing we can't do. So it's just the fact that we're doing topics like that that other people, especially network TV, won't touch, that we're satirists.

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It's an Afghanistan goat, so it can't stay here, or else it'll choke on the sweet air of freedom.

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Basically ... out of all the ridiculous religion stories which are greatly, wonderfully ridiculous—the silliest one I've ever heard is, 'Yeah ... there's this big giant universe and it's expanding, it's all gonna collapse on itself and we're all just here just 'cause ... just 'cause'. That, to me, is the most ridiculous explanation ever.

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So we're considering doing a new Christmas album, because there's been Christmas episodes since then, and maybe finally do the version of "The Most Offensive Song Ever" with lyrics intact.

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I like to fancy myself more of a musician than anything else.

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We're the guys who, if someone says you really shouldn't do an episode making fun of Scientologists, we say, 'Whatever.' Someone says, 'They might come try to burn your house down,' we say, 'We'll just get another one.'

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Sean Penn's really the only one stupid enough to put anything down on paper.

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When someone goes, 'Oh, this group is really pissed off at what you said,' there's not a piece of my body that goes, 'Sweet!' That means I did it wrong. I'm just trying to make people laugh.

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I just realized that there are going to be a lot of painful times in life, so I better learn to deal with them in the right way.

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We have it, we're lucky enough that we've created a show where it's not about.

.. a family, or a kid, it's about a town.

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My fear is that, as soon as I get married and have kids that I'll kind of do what a lot of people do and suddenly start making, 'Now I'm gonna make films for kids.' I really hope I don't do that.

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You know that everyone thinks that in order to do South Park we must be wild, crazy, rock and roll stars. But the truth is we're just wholesome middle-American guys. We enjoy soda pop, baseball and beating up old people just as much as anybody.

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It was exactly the same on the South Park movie really too.

There's lots of violence in that too, but it always came down to anything sexual... They don't care about anything else.

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I find Mormons adorable. I love Disneyland and old musicals, and, to me, Mormonism fits right in with all of that.

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I spend shockingly little time thinking about real-world stuff.

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Before the church responded, a lot of people would ask us, 'Are you afraid of what the church would say?' And Trey and I were like, 'They're going to be cool.' And they were like, 'No, they're not. There are going to be protests.' And we were like, 'Nope, they're going to be cool.' We weren't that surprised by the church's response. We had faith in them.

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A scotch buzz is the best buzz in the world.

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It's been a fascinating thing because we didn't really know how to write when we started South Park at all. It's been like, we've just sort of grown up a bit and it's amazing to just see how, if you take Butters and Cartman and put them in any scene, it works.

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I love life... Well yeah, and I'm sad, but at the same time I'm really happy that something could make me feel that sad. It's like, it makes me feel alive, you know? It makes me feel human. And the only way I could feel this sad now is if I felt somethin' really good before. So I have to take the bad with the good, so I guess what I'm feelin' is like a, beautiful sadness.

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It's funny because I think a lot of it is simply.

.. We've never considered ourselves satirists, but because we're on Comedy Central and because we're South Park on Comedy Central, we can do any topic we want.

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