Early versions of the character first appeared in Parker and Stone's two pre- South Park shorts, " The Spirit of Christmas " (1992 and 1995). In the first Spirit of Christmas short, the character resembling Kenny is unnamed, while the character resembling Cartman is named Kenny. The unnamed Kenny-like character also speaks unmuffled in the first short. Both of these characters get killed in the short. In the second Spirit of Christmas , a character with both Kenny's appearance and name appears and dies. Kenny's first South Park appearance within the series was alongside Kyle , Cartman and Stan in " Cartman Gets an Anal Probe ".