Leave it those ‘South Park’ button pushers Trey Parker and Matt Stone to go where other comedians fear to tread.
This week’s new installment of ‘South Park’ will deal with the Occupy Wall Street movement – indirectly, of course. The episode in question, airing at 10 p.m. EST Wednesday, finds the calorically challenged Cartman throwing off the school’s fitness curve.
“I know how this works. You’re the 99 percent ganging up on the one percent,” Cartman cries in a preview clip supplied by Comedy Central.
Weight warfare ensues, apparently.
The episode, dubbed ‘1 %,’ marks the show’s first, full-on commentary on the fledgling political movement. The beauty of ‘South Park’ is how even-handed it can be in tackling tricky subjects that otherwise split audiences. So expect both sides of the OWS debate to take a licking during the 30-minute show.
Here’s the official episode description:
The kids at South Park Elementary are being punished for Cartman’s failings in the physical fitness department. What will Cartman do when they all gang up on him?
Perhaps the best example of how Parker and Stone ladle out the satire in equal measure came with their 2004 feature film ‘Team America: World Police.’ Will the duo do it again Wednesday?