July 31, 1998: We closed out the first month of the new AOL.com with a graphic promo for the movie BASEketball, starring the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
It looked like a stupid movie, but the only other film to open in wide release was Ever After: A Cinderella Story. Of the two, the Cinderella movie definitely did better at the box office, though in terms of lasting cultural impact, it feels like a wash to me.
The Spirit of Christmas, which went viral in December 1995 the old-fashioned way: bootleg videos attached to emails.
When I heard about South Park going to series, I remember thinking, "That's cool, but I don't think they'll have enough material to go from a 5-minute short to a half-hour show."
21 seasons later, South Park is still going