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‘South Park’ Episode “Goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers” Pulled After Studio Power Failure

South Park‘ has given fans a few causes for alarm in recent years, with series creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker cutting episode orders per season and individual episodes seemingly foretelling an imminent end to the series, but its latest scare proves less than electrifying. October 16 episode “Goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers” has been pushed back a week, with a repeat to air in its place, following an unexpected power outage at South Park Studios.

Though reasons were initially unclear for the switch, and neither Comedy Central nor the studio itself would comment on the matter, the South Park Studios website clarified the decision as the result of an unavoidable power loss:

On Tuesday night, South Park Studios lost power. From animation to rendering to editing and sound, all of our computers were down for hours and we were unable to finish episode 1704 “Goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers” in time for air tonight. Trey Parker said, “It sucks to miss an air date but after all these years of tempting fate by delivering the show last minute, I guess it was bound to happen.”

Prior to the outage, “Goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers” was to shift focus to South Park Elementary’s infamous black-clad clique, as one of the group returns from a camp for troubled youths with a disturbing change, forcing the Goth kids to team with their sworn enemies, the Vamp kids. Instead, ‘South Park’ classic “Scott Tenorman Must Die” will run in its place tonight, live-tweeted.

You can also check out photos of Matt and Trey during the studio’s power outage below, and check out previews of “Goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers” both above and below. Tell us where you’ve landed on the new season of ‘South Park’ in the comments!

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