Just like pretty much everyone else, Trey Parker and Matt Stone were positive that Hillary Clinton was going to win. They were so positive that they wrote Wednesday night’s episode of South Park around it. Season 20’s seventh episode, “The Very First Gentleman“, was supposed to air last night and be about Bill Clinton. Of course, it didn’t take long on election night to realize that the First Spouse spot was going to Slovenian trophy wife Melania Trump and they had to start over with less than 24-hours till airtime. Trey Parker and Matt Stone were living my recurring nightmare in which I’m back in high school and have an hour before my presentation on Laura Secord is due.
They did a re-write and renamed the episode “Oh, Jeez.” South Park has been parodying the 2016 election by having former school teacher-turned-orange-faced shouting asshole Mr. Garrison running for president on a “Fuck them all to death” platform with his running mate Caitlyn Jenner.
On the upside, this means we’re about to get a whole lot more of South Park’s Sylvester the Cat-sounding Caitlyn. “Oh, Jeez” was mostly about the aftermath of Mr. Garrison being elected President. Leave it to Shelly Marsh to say what a lot of people are all feeling.
— South Park (@SouthPark) November 9, 2016
You can watch the whole episode here.
A spokesperson for South Park tells Variety that it’s not uncommon for South Park to work on a tight deadline; most episodes are written fairly close to the air date to keep it current with that week’s news. But “Oh, Jeez” was really really tight. Although honestly, it didn’t have to be. To quote South Park, “The Simpsons did it” already. It didn’t take long after the election was called in Donald Trump’s favor that the internet started passing around a clip from a 2000 episode of The Simpsons in which future President Lisa inherits the oval office from President Trump. The Simpsons have predicted tons of stuff. The Simpsons is the closest thing to a real-life Ouija board that we have. Trey and Matt should have seen this one coming.
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