Source South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone say fans keep assuming they must be loving the Trump presidency — there’s so much dramatic material to parody, right?But no, the duo behind the long-running Comedy Central hit says in a new ABC News interview. Though last season had a character clearly inspired by Trump, Parker and Stone say they’re likely going to back off mocking “everybody in government” when they return. Why? Because it’s become too hard.“It feels like it’s going to be more difficult,” Stone says. “They’re already going out and doing the comedy,” Parker adds. “It’s not something you can make fun of.”
This story isn’t getting nearly enough attention. I don’t think it should be the lead story on NBC Nightly News or anything… but at the same time I think it should. We’re officially in Bizarro World. The creators of South Park are backing down from doing what they do best which is creating outrageous and crude characters based on real people in the news. They can’t make a joke of Trump because he’s literally a character they would have created with the intention of being unrealistic. How do you create a level of mockery of that caliber? I’m sure Matt and Trey could do it if they tried, but I’m pretty sure they’re just broken. Trump managed to break them. They can’t out-crazy his signature brand of crazy. It’s not longer funny if it’s a possible reality.
Exhibit A as to how absurd this is:
Yes the guys who made a cartoon version of Christopher Reeves drink the stem cells from baby fetuses so he could walk again can’t figure out how to make fun of Trump in an unrealistic way. Wow.
For good measure, this montage of wild shit: