Hayes is fed up with adults clamoring about saving children from bad influences. To him, bad influences are what make childhood great. ''What is 'South Park'? It's what we did when we were kids,'' Hayes says. ''We cursed, we used to smoke in the bathroom in the school. I used to walk down the hall in high school with vodka and orange juice, and teachers thought I was drinking a soda. Did I turn out to be a hoodlum? That's just a stage you go through. Now it's almost like laughing at your yearbook. 'Look how I looked then, man!'''