Folks, we needed this one. In fact, I think you could argue that despite the fact it’s now been around for over two decades, this upcoming season may be it’s most important.
Between the general disappoint of last season and all that has happened in the world since the show wrapped up season 20, South Park heads into its 21st year with more pressure than usual.
Given the, uh, shaky first few months of the Donald Trump presidency, one would expect Trey Parker and Matt Stone to dive into it head first. Except that couldn’t be farther from the truth, as the South Park creators want absolutely nothing to do with Donald Trump last year.
“Yeah, and it’s also just gotten boring. We weren’t ever really that show. We would do an entire season and there would be one moment that played off something that had just happened and people would go, South Park is the show that does that. And that’s just not true. We’re not.
We did start to become that, though, especially the last season. We fell into the same trap that “Saturday Night Live” fell into, where it was like, “Dude, we’re just becoming CNN now. We’re becoming: ‘Tune in to see what we’re going to say about Trump.’ Matt and I hated it but we got stuck in it somehow,” Parker said back in July.
Now, while they may not be satirizing the President this season, it certainly looks like they will be gunning after his supporters, as the premiere episode seems to be tackling the Confederacy and white supremacy head on.
No matter the plot, we have a feeling tonight’s South Park will be an all-time classic.