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Why 'South Park' Missed Its Episode Deadline for the First Time Ever

"... it was bound to happen."

NEW YORK (AP) — Nothing much interferes with "South Park" lampooning its targets.

But Comedy Central says an ill-timed power outage shut the show down Tuesday night, preventing completion of this week's scheduled episode.

South Park A rerun of "South Park" aired Wednesday night after creators missed their deadline for the show for the first time due to a power outage. (Image source: South Park Studios)

Comedy Central said Wednesday that all the computers at South Park Studios were down for hours, from animation to editing to sound. The planned episode, "Goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers," couldn't be finished.

A repeat, "Scott Tenorman Must Die," was scheduled Wednesday night instead.

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"South Park" co-creator Trey Parker says he regrets missing an air date but acknowledges. But he says after years of tempting fate by delivering the show on a last-minute basis, "I guess it was bound to happen."

south park power outage A look at the power outage that resulted in the "South Park" creators' first missed air date. (Image source: South Park Studios)

"Goth Kids 3" is now scheduled for next week.

"South Park" airs Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. Eastern.

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Featured image via South Park Studios

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