With, no specific reason at all aside from the fact that we (and of course I mean myself) our some of the biggest South Park fans out there, we have decided to finally put a list of our favorite reoccurring characters on the show. Now I consider myself a huge South Park fan for a whole lot of reasons, but mainly for the fact that I have been watching it for more than half of my life. I've gone back re-watched all the episodes to re-catch all the references that flew over my head when I was younger, I can't think of a show that has been apart of my life more than South Park (That might explain a bunch, now that I think about it.) There is no question I hate more than being asked a top ten, and even more so when it involves South Park's characters (mainly because my list changes ever day.) But with our top ten list being pretty consistent as for the last couple of months or so we have decided to list our top ten! Quick disclaimer we wrote this on April 20th so you will understand where exactly our heads were at when we made this list, we will publish the day after to make sure we fixed the 1.2 million grammatical errors we made.
10. Jimmy Valmer
Have, you seen this? have you heard about this? Jimmy is the definition of comedic relief, he shows up at the right moments and all he really wants is to make everyone laugh, and to his credit he has! Jimmy quickly became a popular character when Trey and Matt introduced their second handicapable character in the episode "Cripple Fight." Jimmy is very self aware and uses his disadvantages for his benefits in comedy, and even used his disabilities to join a gang! Jimmy also became very popular when he wrote the funniest joke of all time, well maybe Kanye would disagree.
The, fallen Prince of Darkness is still one of the funniest interpretations of religion (I slightly put him over Jesus on this one, sorry to my catholic family that would shun me for saying this) that Matt and Trey have put on their show. Now the Devil does act in ways you would expect him to, from trying to take over the pearly gates, or throwing a sweet sixteen party. But its actually quite the opposite that Matt and Trey did, he is actually just a big likeable softie. You have to appreciate the greatness in them making Satan a relate-able character. He wants what most of us want to be respected, loved, and enjoy the simple pleasures in life. So when he is not torturing souls in the after life, he will always be there to help when you need a little lesson on dopeamines.
8. The Mechanic
Not, many people know who this character is or those who do would they put him in their top ten. Well we are here to argure differently this character is nothing less than brilliant, now we are gonna make a whole mess a people mad here but I've never seen pet cementary, but I still understand all the brilliance in his origin of creation. Now this rare mechanic/farmer is rarely seen but he is most importantly there when the people of South Park are battling a moral conflict that involves danger. His main purpose is to inform the people of South Park where danger lies and to normally help them when dealing with their towns problems. His attempts to help the people of South Park normally results in causing more harm then help, and his mental stability is probably worse off than the people of South Park expect. Although this does create some awesome comedic moments in the show. Let us all not forget that "sometimes dead is better.."
7. Mr. Hankey
There, is not much that needs to be said about Mr. Hankey, he has not been in the show in a good while but let us not forgot the popularity he had in the early days of South Park. Mr. Hankey is just proof that Matt and Trey can create anything they wanted and it would be pure gold. The Christmas poo is exactly what he sounds like he is a magical poo-being who shows up every year at Christmas time to spread Hershey stains and Christmas cheer. The city of South Park seems to like and embrace Mr. Hankey and all his shit stains, as it seems their lives could be much worse than some Hershey covered poo stains all over town.
6. Terrance & Phillip
Every, single person who watches South Park knows about and most certainly laughs their asses off when Terrance and Phillip are on screen. When you break it down T&P are just fart jokes, but hey I know we are laughing our asses off at them! Honestly when it comes down to it all the Canadian characters are hilarious in their own right, but T&P take the crown of Canadian Royalty in our list (lets hope they don't break tradition, anytime soon.)
5. Stan Marsh
Part, of the "core four" characters of the show, Stan is actually pretty well known as being normal or as some would call him the voice of reason in the small wacky town of South Park. He handles more mature themes like depression and religion, he became the reincarnation of Ron Hubbard, for a brief period wanted to be Mormon, and is even great friends with the Super BestFriends! He is even thought to be the voice of Trey and Matt's frustration for their real problems in the world. Pretty much no episode of South Park is complete without Stan explaining what exactly just f@#$!%g happened. He might not be the most liked character but he is most defiantly one of the most important, so no top ten feels right without Stan Darsh in it.
4. Mr. Garrison
This, was a hard one for us, we really wanted to put Miss/Mr. Garrison in our top two, this was a big discussion for us because he has been such a major character since episode one. I can even remember back to Mr. Hat and how hilarious those two were together, towards the later season's he started to struggle with sexual problems more than his split personalities. He taught the boys in both 3rd and 4th grade, which led for Garrison to be involved in almost every episode. In all honestly the school scenes would be pretty useless or damn boring if it weren't for Mr. Garrison. He is a character that always changes positions in my top ten but one thing is for certain he will always be in our top 5! If you have a problem with that you can go to hell, go to hell and die!
3. Randy Marsh
Randy, has quickly become the most quotable person in all of South Park, and easily the fan favorite. If you were to take a room full of 20 year old's and ask them who their favorite south park character is it would probably be split 50-50 down the middle with Cartman on one side and Randy on the other. Randy is your typical middle aged drunken father, who just wants to occasionally bond with his son. If there is any minor problem going on in the world you best believe Randy is going to get everyone in the town wild up about it. If he is always in drunken fist fights at local bars, baseball stadiums, and even at Broadway. He considers himself a genuine "Bro" and is willing to bro down with anyone who disagrees. He is very anti-war, anti-queef, anti-Obama well he is against almost everything, and he stands strong in his believes. He even beat out Bono at a world record! Hell that's amazing, and anyone who can defeat Bono is worthy of being one of the top characters in South Park.
2. Eric Cartman
There, is one in almost every group, the fat self centered asshole whose only purpose is to help himself instead of others, well that is Cartman. Which to his credit makes him one of the funniest characters in the history of television! There is not a single person who has watched south park and didn't quote something Cartman said. He is pure comedy and represents the little voice in everyone's head, he will stop at nothing to get what he wants rather its big or small. He mainly hates Kyle (mainly jews) hippies, and Family Guy. He does have a soft spot for certain things though mainly his stuffed animal clyde frog, KFC gravy, and Mel Gibson. There is a whole mess of reason to hate Cartman but for some reason we all look past that, and just see the lovable side of him. He also doubles as The COON where he helped summon and control the dark lord Cthulhu. Honestly Cartman deserves to be number one he is hands down the most noticeable character on the show, if not all of Comedy Central.
1. Leopold "Butters" Stotch
Oh! Hamburgers, now I know almost everybody is going to be pretty upset at this pick but we feel good about this, Butters has to be and will always be our favorite character. If you were to take our list of favorite episodes all of the Butters episodes would crack the top ten, Butters very own episode is still considered one of the greatest episodes of South Park to date. Butters wasn't one of the main characters of the show until that episode aired, which now its just impossible to imagine this show without him. Butters could only have one line in an episode and still end up stealing the show, which is a pretty amazing thing for a character to be able to do. He is in our opinion the most likeable character on the show and is often if not all the time just lost when compared to the rest of the town of South Park. He is hands down the most naive character in the show so for that he gets pretty much shat on the whole time, but that's where all the comedy of the character really show. The paring of Cartman and Butters always show the two shining lights of the show and bring out the absolute best of Matt and Trey. All of our favorite characters have alter egos when they play their version of dress up, they all become their signature heroes, but as for butters he plays a much bigger role. He plays the villain, Professor Chaos, which is the true definition of an alter ego when he puts on that outfit he gets to be a character were not used to seeing in butters which makes it that much better. Professor Chaos has to be one of the best alternate characters South Park has ever created which makes it that much easier to give Butters our top spot.