You can catch up with Cartman, Stan, Kyle and Kenny in all their foul-mouthed glory, but, as ever, there is a bit of a catch because you’ll only be able to watch a limited number of episodes.

As of today, you’ll be able to go way back to where it all started with season one, and you’ll also be able to watch season 18 to 21 as well as enjoy a ‘collection of top episodes, which includes critically acclaimed episodes, fan favourites and others chosen by the creators’.

So, there’s still plenty there for you to binge-watch this weekend.

Believe it or not, the show first aired in 1997 and has been causing controversy ever since – with creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone living by the ethos ‘if it’s funny, it’s funny’.

In an interview with the Evening Standard, Parker said: “Everyone can be made fun of, and everything should be made fun of if you do it in the right way.”

The show has managed an impressive run, with 22 seasons under its belt and has been commissioned through to season 26.

However, in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter Parker and Stone hinted that it’s unlikely to be battling The Simpsons for the title of ‘longest-running US animated series’.

Parker told the news outlet: “I don’t think we have ever had an ‘OK, let’s sit down and decide if we are going to keep going’.”

While Stone added: “I am 48. Trey turns 50 this year. So, I will say that I don’t think we will be doing this show when we’re 60.”

But before you get too upset thinking you’ve only got another 10-years of swearing cartoon kids to look forward to, Parker was quick to point out that the pair had said in the past they couldn’t imagine doing the show while they were in their 40s… and we all know that didn’t turn out to be correct.

For now, we know that it’s going to carry on until at least 2022 – something Parker seems to be incredibly proud of, saying: “In this day and age, it is more of an achievement than it was before, the fact that we are still going.”

And long may it continue.

South Park season one, season 18-21 and that mysterious ‘collection of top episodes’ land on Netflix in the UK and Ireland today.

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