South Park doesn’t always get its due as one of the greatest comedies of all time.
That’s largely because it’s set the bar so high for itself for so long, that we take it for granted that it will keep reaching the genius heights it has been for 18 seasons.
But the effort that goes into delivering such stellar satire and absurdism every season relies on an incredibly grueling process, designed to keep the show and its jokes as timely and relative as possible.
No more is that better on show than in the documentary 6 Days To Air: The Making Of South Park.
The film follows the show’s creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, along with their team (including SNL alum Bill Hader) as they craft an entire South Park episode from start scratch in, you guessed it, six days.
It’s a fascinating portrayal of the insane work regiment that goes into making the show consistently fresh and hilarious, achieving much greater results than similar animated shows.
That being said, there’s one scene from the film, unrelated to the tight deadlines, that steals the fucking show.
It’s now a part of South Park lore that Trey Parker was nominated for Best Song at the 2000 Oscars for the anthem ‘Blame Canada’ from the South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut film, and that he and Stone attended the awards dressed in gowns previously worn by Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lopez.
What wasn’t really known until the release of 6 Days To Air, is that the duo were also tripping their balls off on acid.
Watch the hilarious re-telling of that “magical evening,” and then go have your mind blown by 6 Days To Air: The Making Of South Park (it’s a little hard to find, but airs on The Comedy Channel on Foxtel occasionally).