South Park returns tonight, and it looks like it is going to be a premiere of epic proportions. Following a nine-month hiatus, the show returns on September 14 to give their hilariously unique take on the cultural issues of the day. Earlier this month, the showrunners released a 3-minute long trailer to remind you of how awesome the show is, and we could not be more excited for season 20.
The trailer opens up by mentioning how the show has been broadcast in 30 languages in 130 countries, it was watched for over 46 billion minutes in 2015, has 1.8 Twitter followers, and more than 46 million Facebook friends.
Other crazy facts about the series that were given in the trailer include: there's been more than 1,714 characters, 283 celebrities, 200 fights, and 102 Kenny deaths!
One of the scenes from the premiere episode has already been teased in a press release from Comedy Central. The brief clip shows a special South Park rendition of the National Anthem where the citizens of the town sing a slightly different version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" that pokes fun at Colin Kaepernick, and the Black Lives Matter followers that have rushed to the defense of the San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback for kneeling during the National Anthem.
The premiere episode for Season 20 is titled "Member Berries." Check out the hilarious first clip below:
In Season 19, the show tackled aggressive liberalism, online bullying, white privilege, and a slew of other social issues. After watching this first scene from tonight's forthcoming premiere, one can only imagine that there will be much more hyperbolic and hilarious takes on current cultural issues in the episodes to come.
The Season 20 premiere will follow Mr. Garrison on his road to becoming the next President. No news yet as to whether "Caitlyn Jenner" will remain by his side as his running mate, but we will just have to wait and see.
The hugely popular animated series was created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. They serve as executive producers on the show alongside Anne Garefino and Frank C. Agnone II. Other producers include Eric Stough, Adrien Beard, Bruce Howell, and Vernon Chatman, according to Deadline.0comments
What issues do you hope that South Park takes on during season 20?