Monday, March 26, 2007

Did Flora invent South Park?

Jim Flora passed away in 1998, one year after the TV debut of SOUTH PARK. We don't know if he ever watched it. Yet there is incontrovertible evidence that Flora telepathically transmitted artistic ideas to series creators Matt and Trey.

Exhibit A: In the New York Times, March 15, 1959, Flora depicted the stork delivering a litter of South Park denizens:

Forty years later, the above figures would have reproduced in sufficient quantities to populate a small Colorado town.

Exhibit B: In an undated, untitled, and unpublished early 1960s Flora tempera, Kenny makes a cameo appearance:

There is no indication that Flora repeatedly killed the above figure and then inexplicably brought him back to life. Research, however, continues.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice!!!

J Ashtray...

sweetheartville said...

Very curious, indeed.

Anonymous said...

In South Park season 4 (ep. 413 trapper keeper) they have a girl named Flora representing Florida.

Why wouldn't they have used Flori or Flory or even Flore (Florence)...