New episodes of South Park are finally back with a typically topical comment on the whole Hurricane Katrina blame game. Here’s the official synopsis from Comedy Central:
Global Warming is determined to be the cause of the massive flood that destroys a neighboring town. It’s a brand new episode of “South Park” entitled “Two Days Before the Day After Tomorrow,” premiering Wednesday, October 19 at 10:00 p.m. on Comedy Central.
The world’s largest beaver dam breaks and the waters overtake the adjacent town of Beaverton.. As the victims wait for help to arrive, everyone in South Park tackles priority number one: who is to blame? The President, the mayor, scientists, the press and even the flood victims themselves are all busy pointing fingers. Only Stan and Cartman know who’s really at fault.
It’s just amazing how consistently great South Park is and I still find it incredible that they will start writing next week’s episode tomorrow. Trey and Matt are interviewed in the Times today, admitting that the show’s reputation for timeliness can be a burden. "Now it’s like, ‘What’s "South Park" going to do this week about
Hurricane Katrina?’ " Stone said. "I don’t know what we’re going to
do. We should do an episode about how the town can’t wait to see this
show and what they’re going to do about Hurricane Katrina."
South Park will be with us through at least 2008 and the show is currently in the middle of its ninth season. The Season Six DVD set, which includes such classics as "The Simpsons Already Did It," "The Return of the Fellowship of the Ring to the Two Towers" and the crap-out-your-mouth and Lemmywinks episodes, was released last week. Season Five is the set to get, though, with perhaps the series’ best-ever episode, "Scott Tenorman Must Die"