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.
By now, you know the drill. South Park doesn’t really rev up until the week or so before each premiere, but that doesn’t mean Season 21 arrives empty-handed. Check out an artful new teaser for the September premiere, as the town and its NSFW inhabitants cover “This Is How We Do It.”
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.
Whether or not the South Park brand of satire had lost any steam in Season 20, the most recent run of episodes hit a (figurative) wall when the 2016 Election swung against the result they’d written for. Creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker have a few months to re-energize, but now hint they’ll skew less topical in Season 21, saying “what was actually happening was way funnier than anything we could come up with.”
It’s going to be hard to say goodbye to seven years at TelAmeriCorp, but if anyone deserved a slow jam tribute on their way out the door, its the boys to men of Workaholics. Get ready to hang up those phones and get weird, as Comedy Central’s seventh and final season puts out its first farewell trailer.
Comedy Central shows tend to get a bit more spaced out as comedians rise in profile, but is Broad City going the way of Inside Amy Schumer? Abbi and Ilana are back to assure us that Broad City Season 4 is still on, albeit debuting a bit later in 2017 than in previous years.
South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker had some understandable frustration with reworking Wednesday’s “The Very First Gentleman” into “Oh, Jeez” after the election; so much so, that they made history of their own in the process. The revamped episode apparently featured the series’ first uncensored F-bomb in the initial broadcast.
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.
It wasn’t long ago that the cast of Comedy Central’s Workaholics acknowledged a likely end to the series in the future, and TelAmeriCorp officially seems to be shutting down. Reports confirm that Adam Devine, Anders Holm and Blake Anderson will go their separate ways after Season 7, bringing Workaholics to a permanent weekend.
Perhaps the only South Park trivia cited so often as its six-day turnaround might be the one time creators exceeded it, owing to a power outage at South Park Studios. As it turns out, last week’s 20th anniversary premiere very nearly added another footnote to the record, as malfunctioning audio delayed “Member Berries” right up to an hour before showtime.