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They may look cute and innocent, but the characters on the new Comedy Central animated series "South Park" are not to be mistaken for your standard, wholesome cartoon kids. Indeed, the show, which debuted in August, has drawn comparisons to the decidedly unwholesome "Beavis and Butt-head" series. Simply put, this is animated fare of the most offbeat variety.

Which may explain why "South Park" is generating such buzz--even among a crowded TV lineup. In an irreverent tone, the show follows third-graders Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny through misadventures as bizarre as being abducted by aliens to hunting with hand-grenade-toting relatives. And there's even an episode in which the boys try to genetically engineer an elephant that's the size of a pot-bellied pig.

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