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South Park plans to go easy on Donald Trump

We've still got 'SNL,' though.


Josh Katzowitz


Posted on Feb 2, 2017   Updated on May 25, 2021, 2:09 am CDT

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone don’t shy away from mocking anything that is worthy to be made fun of, including Mormons and the things they read, superhero movie franchises, and the Washington Redskins.

But even President Donald Trump has proven to be too big a mountain for South Park to move. In an interview with Australia’s 7.30, Parker and Stone said “satire has become reality” and they won’t be poking any more fun at Trump as president.

“It’s really hard to make fun of and in the last season of South Park, which just ended a month-and-a-half ago, we were really trying to make fun of what was going on but we couldn’t keep up and what was actually happening was way funnier than anything we could come up with,” Parker said. “So we decided to kind of back off and let them do their comedy and we’ll do ours.”

Asked if we were in a golden age of satire, thanks to Trump, Stone said, “[Trump] is certainly trying to do his best … People say to us all the time, ‘Oh, you guys are getting all this good material.’ Like we’re happy about some of the stuff that’s happening. But I don’t know if that’s true. It doesn’t feel that way. … We’re having our head blown off like everyone else.”

Luckily for those who are inclined to enjoy comedy in Trump’s name, there’s always Saturday Night Live and Alec Baldwin, who will host the show Feb. 11.

H/T Huffington Post

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*First Published: Feb 2, 2017, 5:04 am CST