For my term paper I want to look at the authorship of the cartoon South Park. South Park is remarkable because it manages to make solid, political points while also being hilarious (in my humble opinion). Part of the way that they are able to do this is through their character, Eric Cartman. Cartman is often used as an eccentric opposition to a reasonable point that the writers are trying to make. I want to analyze the way that they use Cartman as almost negative propoganda against something they oppose. I think that the writers of South Park are Auteur-esque in their control of their characters, and I think that this would make for a good focus of a term paper.