South Park began its nineteenth season earlier this month and is off to a great start. If you’ve been away for a while, now is a good time to come back to the show.
The past couple of seasons have been hit or miss as the show has found itself in a bit of a rut. No television show can last for 19 years without renewing itself on a regular basis. South Park had seemed to be retreading a lot of old ground as of late.
Fortunately, the new season offers a shift in tone, living up to the show’s reputation for countercultural satire. The season premiere saw the boy’s elementary school taken over by “P.C. Principal,” a new administrator fresh out of college who militantly enforces political correctness. The absurdity of liberal speech codes was on full display as the show deconstructed pop culture rhetoric surrounding the transformation of Caitlyn Jenner. The second episode of the season followed through on that theme, as seen above.
True to form, the show runners don’t confine their mockery to one end of the political spectrum. They also brilliantly satirized the presidential campaign of Donald Trump.
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