South Park missed its deadline for the first time ever today

South Park missed its deadline for the first time ever today

Thanks to a power outage (and its longstanding “six days to air” policy of turning episodes around so quickly), South Park has missed its deadline for the first time in the show’s history. In a statement from Comedy Central, the network says, “On Tuesday night, South Park Studios lost power. From animation to rendering to editing and sound, all of their computers were down for hours and they were unable to finish episode 1704, ‘Goth Kids 3: Dawn Of The Posers’ in time for air tonight.” And rather than just replace any of the missing scenes with video of a pig wearing sunglasses, like we would do, Trey Parker and Matt Stone have decided to be professionals and move the episode to Oct. 23. “It sucks to miss an air date but after all these years of tempting fate by delivering the show last minute, I guess it was bound to happen,” Parker said in the announcement. Tonight Comedy Central will instead air a “live-tweeted” encore presentation of the classic “Scott Tenorman Must Die.” Or, you could watch video of a pig with sunglasses…. 

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