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South Park co-creators celebrate 24 years of 'South Park' with Polis

The series set in Colorado first aired Aug. 13, 1997, and has since reached iconic status. The creators talked about Casa Bonita, ManBearPig and more.

DENVER — Friday marks 24 years since "South Park" made its television debut, and Gov. Jared Polis marked the occasion with a livestreamed chat with show creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

The conversation was livestreamed on Gov. Polis' Facebook page and began at 9:30 a.m. Friday.

The creators of the Comedy Central show had a big announcement: An hour before the chat, they reached an agreement with the owner of Casa Bonita to buy the iconic restaurant.

"Everyone knows the potential of what that place can be," Parker said.

The deal was pending, due to bankruptcy proceedings, Stone said. 

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The two said they plan to work with the organizers of a local grassroots effort to save the restaurant, located at 6715 W. Colfax Ave. in Lakewood. They said they also have plans to improve the food.

Beyond that, the conversation covered a range of topics related to the Colorado-based series including the demonic character ManBearPig, Parker's and Stone's favorite places in Colorado, and whether they might do more specials on the pandemic.

The first episode of South Park aired on Comedy Central on Aug. 13, 1997. Nearly 300 episodes later, the Colorado-based program has reached iconic status.

And it's showing no signs of showing down, as Parker and Stone recently signed an agreement to make six more seasons of the hit show.

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