Arguably one of the most clever, hilarious, controversial shows of our generation, South Park has shoved social commentary on current events into the faces of many people who would otherwise attempt to ignore it & changed what's possible in entertainment over the past 20 years. To celebrate two decades of comedic genius, Comedy Central Presents South Park 20 Experience.
We fought against every fiber of our personal preference & ventured deep into the cold, black heart of Beverly Hills to The Paley Center For Media, a real diamond in the rough. The exhibit features 2 floors of life-size wooden cut outs of our favorite characters along with various forms of art pieces curated by 20 different artists who were lucky enough to have the honor of participation bestowed upon them.
Our trusty G Pen Elite tagged along to ramp up the fun of the experience.
Mr. Mackey & company greet you as you ascend up the stairs to the full gallery.
Can you name this episode?
The first room is filled with almost an overwhelming amount of PERFECT photo opportunities. Instagram feeds across Los Angeles must be blowing up.
Our good friend Risk has a few unique pieces on display. "The Usual Suspects" was created with acrylic, enamel, aerosol, kandy car paint mixed with crushed abalone shell & lacquer. Some real mind-blowing techniques being used here by an incredible artist.
“Good Times With Weapons”. The boys from the infamous manga styled episode.
One of the best characters ever… oh, and Awesome-O is cool too.
Ron English was one of the 20 artists invited to to take part in the exhibit. "Cartman's Cartoon Realism" oil-on-canvas was easily one of our favorite pieces in the gallery.
Nick Georgio's "Mr. Books" is one of the most innovative pieces of the lot.
The only characters that seemed to be left out were Mecha-Streisand & Robert Smith.
Remember that time Cartman had Scott Tenorman eat his parents?
Who do we have to pay to have a birthday party here?
One of the original animation cells from the pilot episode of the show. There’s something very special about seeing in real life the actual artifacts of the origins of it all.
Make sure to say “hi” to our friend Towelie & get in there before the exhibit shuts its doors on September 25th.