The name "Jarvis"

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The name "Jarvis"

Postby GRider22 » Mon Nov 20, 2006 1:52 pm

Does anyone know why South Park uses the name Jarvis a lot? Recent seasons they have either named characters Jarvis, like "Detective Jarvis" or they used it in made up words like "Jarvis probes" in Go God Go.

Is it like an inside joke with Matt and Trey?
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Postby crazyQH » Wed Nov 22, 2006 9:04 pm

Ya know, it's funny you mention that, I was wondering that myself recently. In this past season, they've used that name in 1001, 1002, 1013, and 1014. I'm sure it has some sort of significance to Matt and Trey considering they've used four times this season.
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Postby thrashmaniac87 » Thu Nov 23, 2006 7:06 am

I know they are Friday the 13th fans and Tommy Jarvis was a chracter in about 3 of those movies so that might be why.
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Postby GRider22 » Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:08 pm

Maybe it's Jeff Jarvis, former TV critic? Did he trash South Park once?

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Re: The name "Jarvis"

Postby NateSqueeler » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:46 pm

I know this is an old thread but I just thought I would add that Jarvis is a common mormon surname. Considering their fascination with the mormons I would assume this is where it stems from.
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Re: The name "Jarvis"

Postby BRMBug » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:07 am

Interesting. I never thought of that before.
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Re: The name "Jarvis"

Postby Niels0827 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:47 am

There's a street a few blocks from me called Jarvis.
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Re: The name "Jarvis"

Postby Stanluv25 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:15 am

Funny, I can't recall too many Jarvis-es in SP. I can recall 50 diff Kevins though :lol: But Jarvis is a fun cool name to use
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Re: The name "Jarvis"

Postby Zazaban » Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:26 pm

They probably just like how the name sounds.
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Re: The name "Jarvis"

Postby BRMBug » Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:32 pm

Stanluv25 wrote:Funny, I can't recall too many Jarvis-es in SP. I can recall 50 diff Kevins though :lol: But Jarvis is a fun cool name to use

Well there's the detective, and I think about three kids that have had that name.
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Re: The name "Jarvis"

Postby JVM » Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:49 am

It's a simple throwaway name. Swanson, Kevin, Leroy/Leeroy, Nelson, etc. have all been used multiple times in the show. Kevin's become infamous, Leroy/Leeroy lasted through Season 10 and disappeared quickly, Swanson was used for Butters and Jimmy, and Nelson still recurs from time-to-time. Nelsons I remember include Randy's co-worker, Bat Dad, and the midg- little person.

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