Whoa! Is this for real?
Trey Parker, one-half of the creative duo that brought the politically incorrect South Park to life has weighed in on all the comedic Trump-bashing.
And, just like South Park, it’s a not what you’d expect.
Trey Parker was interviewed by the Los Angles Times to discuss his voice acting of the villain in Despicable Me 3, but satirical political comedy came up, as it would with anyone involved in South Park.
For decades, Parker and his longtime collaborator Matt Stone have been blowing up taboos left and right on their Comedy Central show “South Park,” in films like “South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut” and “Team America: World Police,” and in their Broadway smash “The Book of Mormon.” The two even showed up once in Hollywood’s holiest spot, the Academy Awards red carpet, dressed in drag and tripping on acid — either one of the most awesome or most appalling moments in Oscars history, depending on whom you ask.
When asked about the difficulties in making satirical comedy now that people can make their own jokes within seconds on the internet, Parker said:
Yeah, and it’s also just gotten boring. We weren’t ever really that show. We would do an entire season and there would be one moment that played off something that had just happened and people would go, “ ‘South Park’ is the show that does that.” And that’s just not true. We’re not.
We did start to become that, though, especially the last season. 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.
This season 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 but not “did you see what Trump did last night?” Because I don’t give a … anymore.
We probably could put up billboards — “Look what we’re going to do to Trump next week!” — and get crazy ratings. But I just don’t care.
Source: L.A. Times
What do you think of that?
South Park heading into its 20th Season is just going to give a pass to all the President Trump jokes?
Does that seem like something that Parker and Stone would do?
These guys seem to run toward controversy, not away from it.
South Park took a lot of heat for depicting Muhammed as a ‘superhero’ in one episode.
You can watch this list of the Top 10 Most Controversial South Park Episodes here: (Oddly the Muhammed episode didn’t make this list.)
Do you think they’re really going to be able to leave President Trump alone?
Or has the anti-Trump comedy gone too mainstream for Parker and Stone?
Let us know what you think in the comments.