“South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have lampooned nearly everyone and everything under the Sun in the nearly 20 years since the animated comedy first aired on the Comedy Central network, but now the duo say they’ll be backing off one of the biggest personalities in American politics: President Donald Trump. Why? Because it’s just too real.
“It’s tricky and it’s really tricky now as satire has become reality,” said Parker in an ABC News interview. “We were really trying to make fun of what was going on [last season] but we couldn’t keep up. What was actually happening was way funnier than anything we could come up with. So we decided to just back off and let [politicians] do their comedy and we’ll do ours.”
But the future is ever-encroaching and always surprising. Who knows if the two will be able to keep their word as the political furor intensifies and temptation rears its head.
Parker and Stone debuted “South Park” on Comedy Central back in 1997. The concept of young, hellacious boys dealing with small town life was adapted from a short animated film the two produced called “The Spirit of Christmas.” “South Park” has been on air since its premiere and in that time has tackled big concepts like electric cars, the holidays and Barbara Streisand.
“South Park” is a production of South Park Digital Studios and returns for its 21st season later this year.
(via Entertainment Weekly)