Recently, Comedy Central aired a documentary called The Making of South Park: Six Days to Air that followed the development of an episode of South Park from the start to the finished product over, not surprisingly, six days. It was really interesting to see the process and how amazingly fast it comes together (most animated shows take months to complete), especially in the chaotic wake of the success of Book of Mormon, but something else caught my eye. When South Park co-creator Trey Parker was interviewed in his office, it looked like there was a Wonder Woman picture on the bulletin board behind him.
Wonder Woman is no stranger to South Park, having been a member of the Council of Nine in the epic Imaginationland trilogy, and so I suppose it’s not too surprising that Parker has a Wonder Woman picture. The bulletin board featured bits of art, group photos of the South Park crew, and various notes, and then what appears to be a picture of Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman in the far left corner. Here’s a screen grab of the board:
And then one with a closer look at Wonder Woman:
And then we zoom in:
After some exhaustive investigation (ie. googling), I believe that the picture on Trey Parker’s board is in fact this picture:
And I suggest to you that Trey Parker is a Wonder Woman fan. Which is fun!!
Later in the show, I also spied a copy of JMS’ Thor Omnibus in his office, but I’ll let you take my word on that and not run you through a series of photos, investigation-style. Suffice it to say, Trey Parker seems to dig mythological superheroes. It looks like he and I would have a lot in common.