Ever one to steer into topical controversy within a week of its airing, South Park will pull out all the stops on gun control with this week’s nineteenth season finale “PC Principal Final Justice.” The horror of a politically correct South Park infested with ads will finally come to a close, but judging by the first clip, no one may be left standing to enjoy it.
The nineteenth season of South Park hasn’t been as politically charged in its last few outings, even as the revered Comedy Central cartoon continues its experiment with PC culture and continuity, but this Wednesday will land right back in the hot seat. Following Donald Trump, body shaming and yaoi, South Park will next take on issues of police brutality for Wednesday’s “Naughty Ninjas.”
South Park managed to miss out on so much ripe material over the course of 2015, it wasn’t any wonder last week’s premiere split the bill between Caitlyn Jenner, Deflategate and PC culture. Now, our first look at Wednesday’s followup “Where My Country Gone?” tackles the orange-skinned elephant in the room, as the boys explore immigration. Again.
The infamously-short lead time on new South Park episodes results in advance promos lacking footage until a few days out, but with only days to go until the Season 19 premiere, Matt Stone and Trey Parker have at least something to tide fans over. Check out the full “trailer” for South Park’s Wednesday premiere, and find out what subject the boys tackle in the premiere.
More and more each year, TV executives quake in their stylish, yet affordable boots over the exponential increase in peak TV, even as us ravenous viewers eagerly take it all in. Fall 2015 is no exception, cramming your DVR with everything from superheroes new and old, to Scream-ing gore-fests, animated staples and so much more. You’d need some sort of … television … guidance … periodical to navigate it all, but because we love you, we’ve compiled over 30 of Fall 2015's biggest must-see premieres. Remember to sleep, and take in the onslaught of fall 2015's TV madness by our full preview!
South Park has put Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman through the wringer for almost 20 years of pop culture punishment, but did you know the show originated as one of the world’s first viral videos? Or that the first official episode took three months to animate by hand? Oh my god, we killed the 22nd episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ straight from the bastards at South Park!
South Park Season 19 Teaser
Like SNL, too much hilarity has cycled through the news in the last few months alone, not to have South Park back in our lives. Thankfully, that long national nightmare is over, as in addition to the recent renewals, South Park has officially set a September return date to Comedy Central.
South Park will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year, which is today’s reminder that you’re old and have been watching crudely animated children swear at each other for nearly two decades now. The venerable series, which made Comedy Central a serious player and gave popular culture itself a mean (but satiric!) kick in the butt, still isn’t showing signs of slowing down. As long as the world makes them angry enough to make fun of it, series creators Trek Parker and Matt Stone are going to be making South Park. And their network can’t help but enable them — they’ve renewed the show through 2019.
However infrequently South Park arrives each year, many begin to wonder how much longer the talents of Trey Parker and Matt Stone will keep the series in play at Comedy Central. We’ve certainly been through some reassurance before, but will the 20th season in 2016 mark the official end? Says Parker, “They have to f—ing cancel us, goddammit!”