Since 1997, Cartman, Stan, Kyle, and Kenny from South Park have been on our televisions to entertain and gross us out with a mix of crude animation, poignant lessons, satire about current events, and lots of poop jokes, sex jokes, and poopy sex jokes. It's almost unthinkable that Kyle was almost killed off the show.

Hmm? Oh, you didn't know? Yeah, Kyle was almost kaput in the season five finale. In fact, there are a lot of interesting facts about South Park that many people don't know about. Did you know the actual makers of Warcraft helped them with their Warcraft episode? Or that there was a chance of South Park airing alongside The Simpsons and Family Guy on network TV? 

You don't stay on the air for over 20 years without gathering up some insane behind-the-scenes factoids along the way. Here are just a few little known or remembered facts about South Park.

Trey Parker didn't want "Make Love, Not Warcraft" to air

BEHIND-THE-SCENESp FACTS TREY PARKER DIDN'T WANT MAKE LOVE NOT WARCRAFT TO AIR. SOUTH PARK Parker says he thought they lost their touch during season ten and begged the network to not air the now fan-favorite episode. He thought the episode was terrible and that it would ruin their legacy. CRACKED COM

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The art style was inspired by Terry Gilliam

BEHIND-THE-SCENESp FACTS THE ART STYLE WAS INSPIRED BY TERRY GILLIAM. SOUTH PARK The art style of the earlier seasons was inspired by Gilliam's Monty Python animation. Both Trey Parker and Matt Stone were huge Python fans since childhood.

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Eric Cartman isn't the only one that hates Family Guy

BEHIND-THE-SCENESp FACTS ERIC CARTMAN ISN'T THE ONLY ONE THAT HATES FAMILY GUY. SOUTH PARK do Tums out, his hatred of the show comes straight from Matt Stone and Trey Parker. The duo says they genuinely hate the show and its type of gag comedy.

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George Clooney was a fan from the beginning

BEHIND-THE-SCENES FACTS GEORGE CLOONEY WAS A FAN FROM THE BEGINNING. SOUTH PARK Clooney was such a huge fan of The Spirit of Christmas, the 1995 short that preceded the show, that he made VHS tapes of the short and sent them to his Hollywood friends. He went on to voice

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