The long-running Comedy Central animated series “South Park” gained notoriety last season when it adopted a serialized narrative using the topic of political correctness as a running theme. IndieWire’s own Ben Travers gave the series’ 19th season an “A” grade and said that it “reinforced its relevancy” after many years on the air. Now, “South Park” returns for its 20th season and has debuted its first two clips. The first plays on the Colin Kaepernick controversy by featuring the entire town of “South Park” singing a new mocking national anthem with lyrics like, “Colin Kaepernick is brave / Cops are pigs, cops are pigs / Wait, someone just took my stuff / I need to call the cops.” The second is a more traditional teaser featuring a census worker asking Randy Marsh who he will vote for in the upcoming presidential election.
The series was created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone and first debuted in the fall of 1997. Over the course of 20 seasons, the series has won five Emmy Awards for Outstanding Animated Program, produced an Oscar-nominated theatrical film, and has garnered acclaim and controversy for its satirical content and style of humor.
“South Park” premieres on Wednesday, September 14th only on Comedy Central.