Friday, March 19, 2010

Top 20 Television Characters of the Past 10 Years

#6) Eric Cartman (Voiced by Trey Parker):

Not only the best character on South Park, but also one of the most recognizable characters in all of television, Cartman is the son of a Hermaphroditic mother/father (as in his mom has both sexual organs and fucked herself to become pregnant). One of the most iconic animated characters of all time, Cartman is obviously foul-mouthed and says the most (awesome) politically incorrect things at all the most sensitive moments ever since the first South Park episode, "Cartman Gets An Anal Probe". Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the creators of South Park, actually named Cartman after a real friend that they had in high school, Matt Karpman, and he is also inspired by Archie Bunker. When speaking about the greatness of Cartman, it's impossible not to mention one of the most amazing half hours in all of television history, "Scott Tenorman Must Die" (Season 5, Episode 4): in this episode, Cartman brags to all of his friends that he has reached puberty, when if fact he just has bought pubes from a local 9th grader named Scott Tenorman. Feeling cheated out of $16.12, Cartman hatches a plan to get back at Scott Tenorman involving the band Radiohead, "Cancer...of the ass," and chili with bits and pieces of Scott's family inside. The episode is actually loosely based on Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, which involves a character tricking the mother of his daughter's rapists to eat her own two sons. I recently watched this episode and still came 12 times in 30 minutes, years after it was released. Screw you guys, I'm going home.