Let’s Hope Season 21 Is An Old School, Throwback Season Of South Park
I loved how South Park changed it up in season 18 and started having episode to episode continuity. It breathed new life and lots of new jokes into the show, such as Randy being Lorde (and gluten free), PC Principal, Caitlin Jenner, Member berries, and so much more. But last season, the twentieth, it was one of the worst seasons, if not THE worst season, of South Park. It was a drag to watch- Matt and Trey tried to get political because the episodes aired right around the election, but the jokes didn’t really land and it was kinda of just bad television for the most part (that whole emoji thing? Really?).
So with last night’s announcement that season 21 will start in August, I’m hoping they go old school with it. Just Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny back on their bullshit. Getting into ridiculous situations. They can tie in current events, sure, but one-off episodes about ridiculous shit (returning Lord of the Rings to the video store, dedicating their lives to playing World Of Warcraft, Cartman’s hand becoming Jennifer Lopez, etc etc etc) will always be South Park’s bread and butter.
And besides, I think the last thing most people want right now is even more politics. Sure, there will be plenty of Trump things they could tackle week in and week out- who fucking knows what will be happening come August, but I don’t think anyone wants 10 weeks of Trump. Hopefully we get 10 weeks of mindless, hilarious episodes, and all order is restored to the South Park universe once again.