South Park Re-Wrote The Episode For a Trump Victory
South Park works on a truly impressive timeline. Unlike any other show, the South Park team writes and produces each episode within a span of six days. Keeping the material fresh up until the moment it runs on Comedy Central, Trey Parker and Matt Stone write and animate the entire show between each episode. Watch the documentary 6 Days to Air, which gives an idea of the stunning pressure that comes with working like this. Take, for example, the first episode of Season 20. After an catastrophic system crash, South Park lost all of the audio to "Member Berries," and Parker and Stone sent the episode to Comedy Central an hour before it aired at 10 p.m. on Sept. 14.
More impressively is how South Park handles major news events. In 2008, the show delivered "About Last Night..." less than 24 hours after Barack Obama officially won the presidential election.
And this is very likely what South Park is working to do right at this moment.
Earlier this week, the show shared a short clip and a synopsis of Wednesday's episode—both of which seemed to predict a Hillary Clinton victory on Tuesday. The episode is called "The Very First Gentleman," and the synopsis, which has since been taken down, read:
"The new administration has plans for Gerald on an all-new episode of South Park titled "The Very First Gentleman" on Wednesday, November 9 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central. PC Principal tries one more time to make peace between the boys and the girls. Meanwhile, Gerald comes face-to-face with the Troll Hunter."
The clip, which has also vanished, showed PC Principal getting South Park Elementary ready for a visit from Bill Clinton to fight "male locker room mentality."
It's interesting to think that a show like South Park—with such little faith in this country's average IQ—would bank on a Clinton victory. But they certainly weren't the only ones fooled by early polls.