IGN celebrates a cartoon veteran:
... South Park will begin Season 15 this week, with no sign of slowing down or losing its edge [Click Here for our preview of the South Park season premiere, "HUMANCENTiPAD"]. While most series of its kind are gradually winding down and losing the luster that made them famous, Trey and Matt are still controversial, still true to themselves, and still making boatloads of money.
South Park is still relevant; in fact it may be the most important comedy on air today. ...
Of course, there was adult animation before South Park. (The Simpsons? Maybe even The Flintstones?) But the ribald, smart ass, break-the-old-barriers cartoon pretty much starts with South Park. It kicked Comedy Central into a higher gear, and served as a fine model for Cartoon Networks' "Adult Swim."
What I like about South Park is that it gleefully skewers sacred cows of both the Left and the Right. It mocks celebrities. It sneers at entertainment conglomerates. If there's something high-profile in the news cycle, the odds are good that with a week or two, will be on the air lampooning it.
The other thing I like about it? The show has broadened the kinds of animation that networks are willing to do, thereby broadening the animation that is being done. Anytime there's more cartoons on t.v., the better I like it.