Parker said of the network, "I don't think they ever really discouraged it, but they were definitely freaked out". Trey Parker  uncredited. Volume 1, Seasons 1—5. The prime time closet. After practice, Sparky appears and mounts another male dog.
Big Gay Al became one of the most popular and easily recognizable of the non-regular South Park characters,   and was featured in the film, South Park:
I think this was our breakout show in a lot of ways. Taking South Park Seriously. The next day, after class, Stan asks his teacher Mr. Stan 's new dog Sparky follows the boys to the bus stop one morning. Garrison's claim that gay people are evil and have a "black vomitous fluid" running through their veins, and the moment when Jesus was about to explain his feelings regarding homosexuality only to be cut off by "Marty's Movie Reviews". Garrison's condemnation of homosexuals, rooted in deep-seated fear of his own sexuality.
In this episode, the sports announcer states he had not seen a "beating like that since Rodney King", referencing to an incident in where King was beaten by six LAPD police officers. New York CityNew York: Although some have described the depiction as inflammatory, other commentators have said the stereotypes are used as functions of satire. After the episode was scheduled to air, TV Guide refused to advertise it under its true title for fear of offending readers, and instead called the episode "Big Al's Boat Ride". Wikiquote has quotations related to: Later, Sparky overhears a frustrated Stan ranting about how he wants a butch dog instead of a gay dog.