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17 Times South Park Went There

Over the course of its first 16 seasons, South Park has crossed countless lines and dared to push the envelope in ways no other show has. As we look ahead to tonight's Season 17 premiere, join us for a look back at 17 of the most jaw-dropping moments in the show's history.

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11. With Apologies to Jesse Jackson

In the commentary for this episode, Matt Stone described one of the main ideas behind it as, "if there was a word as hateful as the n-word is... if there was a word like that against white people, white people would make it illegal."

13. The Death Camp of Tolerance

It would have been startling enough to just have Mr. Slave put a gerbil up his ass, but following Lemmiwinks' epic journey through his digestive system elevated the outrageousness into the stratosphere.

17. Cartoon Wars

In a way, every episode of South Park is about free speech, but probably none more so than this two-parter that also features another very valuable lesson: never compare Cartman to Family Guy.

Where will Matt and Trey go next? Tune-in to South Park's Season 17 premiere tonight -- Wednesday, September 25 at 10/9c -- to find out.