South Park Teaches. In the upcoming season, creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have decided they will be backing off their portrayal of Donald Trump. Fans of the show enjoyed a satire of Trump in Mr. Garrison, alongside a caricature of Hillary Clinton in the fall. Now it seems life is too much of a parody to be parodied on the 21st season of the hit show, Entertainment weekly reports.
“It feels like it’s going to be more difficult,” Stone says.
“They’re already going out and doing the comedy,” Parker adds. “It’s not something you can make fun of.”
“We’re having our head blown off like everybody else,” Stone says.
“It’s tricky and it’s really tricky now as satire has become reality,” Parker notes. “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.”
As a long time fan of the South Park, I can say that they usually drop the Presidential jokes from the show, when they are no longer relevant. They are able to tell the tales of social justice and general ridiculousness without a figurehead from DC.