Maybe their brush with legit theater greatness thanks to their Tony Award-winning musical The Book of Mormon has made them feel a bit more high-brow. In an interview they claimed to be embarrassed by their early efforts and didn't consider them to be very funny. I wholeheartedly disagree.
Early South Park had some truly memorable episodes that rank right up there with some of the finest from later years. Here are my personal favorites:
"Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo"
"City on the Edge of Forever (Flashbacks)"
"Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls"
"Are You There, God? It's Me, Jesus"
The last time I wrote about South Park was in commemoration of its 200th episode. I'm glad to see it continue to bring us more laughs and satire. Parker and Stone should have nothing to regret about the early years. That first batch of episodes still holds up.