Comedy extraordinaires and master satirists Matt Stone and Trey Parker have been making the world renowned show South Park for many years. For those unfamiliar with the show, South Park often takes current events and pop-culture, and exaggerates the topic until the ridiculousness of the real life situation they're satirizing floats to the top.
Sometimes, their exaggerations become reality. In fact, earlier tonight TheBlaze reported on a "Tunnel of Oppression" being opened around colleges that allow the "privileged" to experience various kinds of hardship the "oppressed" experience. This is a concept South Park had already made jokes about years ago.
Last season, Parker and Stone attempted to make light of the Presidential election with Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton facing her opponent Mr. Garrison, who Parker and Stone gave President Donald Trump's characteristics. While the season was short, it satirized the face-off quite effectively.
However, in a recent interview with ABC, Stone and Parker - professed libertarians - say that the upcoming season will not touch Trump due to the fact that their usual method of exaggerating characters and situations is already being done in real life by Trump himself.
“It's really hard to make fun of and in the last season of South Park, which just ended a month-and-a-half ago, we were really trying to make fun of what was going on but we couldn't keep up and what was actually happening was much funnier than anything we could come up with,” said Parker. “So we decided to kind of back off and let them do their comedy and we'll do ours.”
During the election which projected Clinton to win, Parker and Stone had to rewrite the remainder of the season as it was ongoing so that it depicted Mr. Garrison as the winner against Clinton so that the season could continue. Stone and Parker are no strangers to writing episodes in under a week.