Photos: Denver Broncos Fill Stadium Seats With Masked ‘South Park’ Character Cutouts

by Josh Lanier

More than 1,800 seats at the Denver Broncos game Sunday were filled with residents of a single Colorado town. The team packed the stands with every character from the Comedy Central show “South Park” for its game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. All of the cutouts were wearing masks.

The Broncos tweeted a video of the cardboard cutouts with the caption “Gang’s all here.”

More than 5,000 three-dimensional fans also attended the game. Though, they weren’t sure how to take the cardboard cutouts.

“It was interesting,” Broncos’ fan Mike told McCue told CBS. “I’m glad I was there, but it was really unusual.”

Photo by Hyoung Chang/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images

The Broncos are the boys from South Park’s favorite team. The show has referenced the team a number of times in addition to its 1997 premiere episode. That’s because the show’s creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, are from Colorado and are both big fans.

Comedy Central will also donate the cost of producing the cardboard cutouts to the Broncos Foundation, The Hollywood Reporter said.

The Tom Brady-led Buccaneers won Sunday 28-10.

South Park returns this week

The show returns Wednesday, Sept. 29, for an hour-long episode focused on the coronavirus pandemic, THR reports.

A summary of the show has been released. “Randy comes to terms with his role in the COVID-19 outbreak as the on-going pandemic presents continued challenges to the citizens of South Park. The kids happily head back to school but nothing resembles the normal that they once knew; not their teachers, not their homeroom, not even Eric Cartman,” it says.

It’s unclear when the rest of the show’s 24th season will air.

South Park was renewed through 2022 and it’s entire catalogue now resides on HBO Max after Comedy Central cut a massive streaming deal, THR says. Though some of the episodes were not carried over for being too controversial.