Worker Gets 200 Calls After South Park Episode Displays Joke Number
Get all that? Well, it's tough to explain in just one sentence.
Whilst the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, have never shied away from embarrassing and lampooning real people through the show, this is surely a reaction that they couldn't have foreseen.
During the penultimate episode of the latest season, entitled 'Basic Cable', a fake advert displayed a number inviting streaming platforms to call a certain Colorado-based number if they were interested in investing in any of their suggested shows, such as 'The Scott Malkinson Show'.
It's been a running joke throughout the series.
Sure enough, if you call the fake number up, you'd be rewarded with a funny voice message from the creators of the show saved there.
Unfortunately, not everyone managed to get the number quite correct.
That means that as hundreds of people misdialled the number provided on the show, one Colorado resident has been receiving a whole heap of unsolicited calls to their phone at work.
In the end, South Park tweeted the actual number out on their official account to clear up any confusion after the problem was reported to them.
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Someone wrote: "Apparently this is happening to a family..."
Then, they shared a Facebook post that read: "So, apparently the episode of South Park that aired on my birthday had Baby Yoda. BUT it also listed a phone number very similar to my WORK number for people to call."
"So, as I'm sure you can imagine, tons of people are misdialling this number and calling me instead. Over the past two days, I have gotten 200+ phone calls and people leaving me random messages."
As for the episode itself, it told the story of peripheral character Scott Malkinson. You might remember him from having a lisp and diabetes.
To be fair, that's all that you'd know him for until this episode.
Scott was trying catch a classmates eye due to his extensive ability to access streaming platforms. However, that sticks him at odds with his cable-fitting father who, obviously isn't so keen on the idea.
It's a slice of classic meta-comedy from the boys, who are now well into their 23rd season and show absolutely no signs of slowing up just yet.
Let's hope that they stop (nearly) publishing people's phone numbers along the way, eh?
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