South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are so baffled by current events they don’t know how to satirize them anymore, according to a new interview with ABC Australia. As the Trump administration is “already going out and doing the comedy,” they told the site on Thursday, “it’s tricky now because satire has become reality.”
Oh what a time to be alive.
Parker and Stone also said they’d be “backing off” from portraying political events on their hit Comedy Central cartoon.
“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,” Parker said. “We were really trying to make fun of what was going on but we couldn’t keep up and what was actually happening was much funnier than anything we could come up with. So we decided to kind of back off and let them do their comedy and we’ll do ours.”
South Park featured Trump previously in 2015 during its 19th season. In the episode, entitled “Where My Country Gone,” Trump is attacked by recurring character Mr. Garrison after threatening to build his equal parts infamous and pointless border wall between Mexico and the U.S.
Where My Country Gone mocks Trump’s stance on border security in which he has proposed halting illegal immigration from Mexico into the US. After Trump is gone, Mr. Garrison adopts Caitlyn Jenner as his political running mate.