‘South Park’ Rewrites Latest Episode As Trump Wins President Elections

We all thought Donald Trump was not going to win and apparently, so did South Park. South Park writers scrambled to rewrite the upcoming Hillary Clinton episode into a Trump episode as Donald Trump stunned the public with a close victory.

The last US election has been one of the most controversial, divisive, and painful-to-watch elections the world has ever had to witness. And a large portion of the controversy has stemmed from the character powerhouse that is Donald Trump, the Republican party’s bet against Hillary Clinton.

Prior to the US Elections last Tuesday, there was significant data that pointed to Hillary Clinton’s lead in the presidential polls. But it seems not only the Democrats (and the rest of the world) were failed by the statistics. Even animated comedy series South Park built their entire upcoming episode on the premise that Hillary Clinton was going to win, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

It’s not surprising that South Park is one of the many to campaign against Donald Trump throughout the campaign period. Albeit quite indirectly, South Park has, in the later episodes, started to build their own Donald Trump in the persona of recurring South Park character Mr. Garrison.

Mr. Herbert Garrison first started as a gender-confused character in South Park, having transitioned from male to female, and then back to male again throughout the course of South Park. In the more recent episodes of South Park, Mr. Garrison started to become a South Park version of president-elect Donald Trump and became famous as the Giant Douche.

The personification of Donald Trump in Mr. Garrison clearly became South Park’s move to display, albeit in a very comedic and indirect way, its view on Donald Trump’s presidential bid. In fact, in last October 26’s We All Get Exposed, Mr. Garrison tries to convince the people that on November 8, America should remember to not vote for him.

But the polls got it wrong. We all got it wrong. South Park got it wrong. Donald Trump ended up winning the 2016 US Presidential Election. In fact, South Park got it so wrong that they had to do a last-minute rewrite of their November 9 episode to mirror Donald Trump’s unexpected victory.

According to Esquire,South Park creators have been working very hard all week to deliver a Hillary Clinton victory on their upcoming episode right after the election. The South Park episode was supposed to be titled, “The Very First Gentleman,” and its 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.

Along with the synopsis was a teaser clip that showed PC Principal prepping South Park Elementary for the visit of the new first gentleman Bill Clinton, who was going to advocate against “male locker room mentality.” The video has also been taken down.

Pedestrian TV reports that South Park works on a very tight and impressive schedule, with only six days to work on every episode to keep its content fresh and relevant. It seems that South Park creators had to work even faster this week since they started to work on an episode that predicted the wrong president.

Less than 12 hours after Donald Trump’s victory, South Park is back with a rewritten episode, now entitled, “Oh Jeez.” The new trailer and teasers, posted on South Park’s social media pages, contain the depressing reminder that “We’ve learned that women can be anything, except for president.”

South Park’s “Oh Jeez” episode is now available to watch for free at the South Park website.

[Featured Image by South Park Studios]