South Park is WAY smarter than it often receives credit for (from people over the age of 30 at least); more than a foul-mouthed comedy for middle school boys, it is often a hilarious and thought-provoking source of commentary about what's going on in our society.
However, perhaps the older generations have finally taken notice, as NPR has done a profile on none other than the show's most controversial character, Cartman.
As creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone explain about Cartman, "And especially because he was 8 years old, he was kind of free to say whatever he wanted. He could dress up like Hitler, and he could do this because he's 8. And he doesn't really know what he's doing; he doesn't care. He's just a product of his environment."
Read NPR's full profile on Cartman with Trey Parker and Matt Stone here: