I jokingly say that South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker are the only two people in my life to never let me down. But it really is close. I’ve gone to South Park to have myself a good time for 23 years now. Ever since a friend brought over a bootleg copy of the original Jesus vs Santa Claus fight. 23 years later, they are still episodes that almost kill me (see Watch: The Kids from South Park Beat Up Mark Zuckerberg and HILARIOUS! South Park DESTROYS Body Shaming and Liberal ‘Safe Spaces’…).
How will Stone and Parker navigate “this current climate?” Same as they always do…
“It was nice to not come in and talk about Donald Trump. And I think it was nice for people to watch and go, ‘Oh, yeah, there is still comedy outside of fucking Donald Trump. There is still funny shit as the world goes on.'”
Well right, as the world rolls on. Trump isn’t even as close to the apocalyptic nightmare leftists would have us all believe.
“I feel bad for television critics and cultural critics. They may have laughed like hell at [Chappelle’s Sticks & Stones], and then they went home and they know what they have to write to keep their job. So when I read TV reviews or cultural reviews, I think of someone in prison, writing. I think about somebody writing a hostage note. This is not what they think. This is what they have to do to keep their job in a social media world. So I don’t hold it against them.”
In other words, there are two issues at play: writers know what they think is funny, but have to pander to the whinest, wimpiest demographic who reads their reviews. An interesting concept, as how many of the whiniest and wimpiest laugh at the same jokes when they’re alone, not to be judged by other whiny wimps in their inner circle of social justice?
We’ll see what awaits in South Park’s 23rd season. There’s been a lot to satirize over the past year. A lot has happened since the Amazon warehouse strike, Randy opening a pot farm, and they kicked Jeff Bezos out of South Park. Can’t wait to see what happens next.