South Park is an animated feature on Comedy Central, created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. The show follows the misadventures of Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny in the fictional town of South Park, Colorado.
Parker and Stone have considered Family Guy their rivals, which they demonstrated in "Cartoon Wars Pt. 1-2". According to the episode, whales and dolphins are the producers while manatees are the writers.
In the episode "Canada on Strike", while flicking through the TV channels out of lack of stuff to watch, Family Guy comes on for a few seconds, before Cartman yells "No! We are NOT resorting to that!".
Seth MacFarlane had considered a response to South Park for this, in addition to several other jibes that the show was created by a group of manatees, but decided against it since it he decided that Family Guy didn't have the time to waste on South Park after a joke was written but not used due to being considered in poor taste.
When Seth gave a commencement speech at Harvard in 2006, he, in character as Stewie, made reference to the South Park parodies, confirming that the cutaway gags are not in the show to advance the plot, but just for the purpose of hilarity.