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  • Saying goodbye doesn't mean anything. It's the time we spent together that matters, not how we left it.
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  • We ended up adding all these dimensions to Butters that I think were really great, ... He's always the kid that's worried his parents are going to ground him, but on the other hand he's got this other persona where he thinks he's this evil superhero, but
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  • Careful?! Was my mother careful when she stabbed me in the heart with a coat hanger while I was still in womb?
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  • It's this simple law, which every writer knows, of taking two opposites and putting them in a room together. I love anything with Cartman and Butters at the same time, it's great.
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  • It's not like we have a formula, but I think one of the reasons this show has survived is that it has a big heart at its center. Other cartoon shows have people crap on each other and make racist jokes. But I don't think people tune in for that. I just don't think a show lasts for 10 years without a heart.
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  • I spend shockingly little time thinking about real-world stuff.
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  • Jerry Bruckheimer creates comedy, he just doesn't realize because he's a turd.
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  • You start animating it and you get to Friday and you get to Saturday and you go, 'This is not funny, like we haven't figured something out, scrap it.'
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  • We're the guys who, if someone says you really shouldn't do an episode making fun of Scientologists, we say, 'Whatever.' Someone says, 'They might come try to burn your house down,' we say, 'We'll just get another one.'
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  • We thought he could pull it off and he would get it, and not cheese it up too much,
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  • If we have a great idea, we'll go, 'Oh, this could be a cool movie.' Or really for us, it's more like, 'Oh, this is a really bad idea. Let's do this. This seems really stupid.'
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  • In terms of the creative side of it, it's really been a thing where you come up with the funny stuff is usually at a bar or out talking to people or whatever.
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  • It's been a fascinating thing because we didn't really know how to write when we started South Park at all. It's been like, we've just sort of grown up a bit and it's amazing to just see how, if you take Butters and Cartman and put them in any scene, it works.
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  • Seven years ago, the pair says they submitted a film to Sundance and didn't even get a rejection letter after paying the 50 entrance fee. The time when we needed Sundance was when no one knew who the hell we were, and we had this film we wanted people to see, ... When we needed it most it wasn't there, and when we needed it the least they were all over us.
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  • We have it, we're lucky enough that we've created a show where it's not about... a family, or a kid, it's about a town.
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