As part of a series for mtvU and MTVU.com called “Stand In,” “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone recently gave a surprise lecture to a writing class at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. I’ve posted a preview clip of the episode after the jump, and it’s pretty great. In about two minutes they provide more useful tips on storytelling than you’ll get out of a dumb 200 page “How to Write for Television” book by some doof with one IMDB credit to his name. And, naturally, they do it while being funny and crapping all over dumb Hollywood movies. I love these guys. There’s about a tenfinity percent chance I watch this episode when it’s available online.
The only bone I have to pick is this: eff these kids. “Oh, not much happened in class today. Just two of the AWESOMEST GUYS TO EVER AWESOME came to give a guest lecture in our class. NBD.” This infuriates me. In my time at college, the two coolest things to happen to me in class were: 1) A film professor told us about the time she met Eddie Griffin, and; 2) One time the professor didn’t show up and we went and got 40s and got daydrunk in the lecture hall. Ugh. I’m so green with envy that I’m afraid Kevin Smith might try to smoke me.