For every advancement in modern convenience, there must also come obvious flaws. Alexa and Google Home owners may have learned this the hard way with South Park’s Season 21 premiere, as the numerous jokes about Alexa responses naturally set off the devices in viewers’ own homes.
South Park may have opted to skew less political in Season 21, but that doesn’t mean Matt Stone and Trey Parker will shy away from current(ish) events. Our first clip from the new season picks up where Charlottesville left off, as certain South Park townsfolk defend Confederate history.
If ever you lament that South Park occupies a brief window of Comedy Central each year, you’re in for a surprise. Stan, Kyle, Cartman, Kenny and the rest will take over the network this year with an eight-day marathon of almost every episode, leading right into the Season 21 premiere.
It was only last week we learned that Ilana and Abbi’s Broad City return was delayed even further to September, and it seems the boys of South Park followed suit. The impressive twenty-first season will wait the better part of a month, premiering in September instead.
We’ve seen The Simpsons and Robot Chicken team up for a couch gag once before, but never to take aim at South Park, or the California Raisins for that matter. And yet, both end up facing Homer’s wrath in a new couch gag from Sunday’s latest, featuring Robot Chicken co-creator Seth Green.
South Park may have been confident enough in its election predictions for 2008 and 2012 to use their quick turnaround on Wednesday’s episodes, but 2016 may be their biggest challenge yet. Following an early call for “The Very First Gentleman,” tonight’s South Park has been reworked into “Oh, Jeez” with a new clip.