South Park Is Getting Back To ‘Kids Being Kids’ For New Season
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Depending on what you like about South Park, the last season was either one of the best or worst in the show's history. Personally, I thought it was absolutely brilliant, thanks to its week-by-week satirical look at the US election and its candidates, as well as the reality of online trolls.
But others weren't so happy with an entire season being dedicated to the concept of Mr Garrison becoming South Park's version of Donald Trump, running for US president and winning.
Those who didn't like that installment will no doubt be happy to learn that the show's creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, are getting back to their roots.
During an interview with LA Times, Trey reflected on the most recent episodes: "We fell into the same trap that Saturday Night Live fell into, where it was like, 'Dude, we're just becoming CNN now.' We're becoming: 'Tune in to see what we're going to say about Trump.' Matt and I hated it but we got stuck in it somehow."
So what direction will new material take for season 21?
Trey says: "I want to get back to Cartman dressing up like a robot and [screwing] with Butters, because to me that's the bread and butter of South Park: kids being kids and being ridiculous and outrageous, not 'did you see what Trump did last night?'"
He admits that continuing in the same Trump-teasing vein as season 20 could pull in incredible TV ratings, but he doesn't care about that.
The 47-year-old thought the show was going to end two seasons ago with the PC Principal storyline. He and Matt are constantly worried that they'll cross the boundary of what's acceptable one day and they'll lose their entire audience base.
But he does add: "We've been ready for it. Our bags are packed in the car and we're ready to go back to Colorado. And it's cool, man."
Dude, sweet! South Park has officially been renewed through 2019!! pic.twitter.com/QHXvQ7btR5
- South Park (@SouthPark) July 8, 2015
Luckily, Matt and Trey have three more seasons up their sleeve to provide us with some classic South Park goodness.
According to iDigitalTimes, the newest instalment could be released in early September, if the show sticks with the schedule of the last few years.
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