‘South Park’ Season 19 Premiere Will Tackle Caitlyn Jenner

     September 15, 2015


Well, everyone should have seen this one coming. Comedy Central announced today that the Season 19 premiere of South Park, Matt Stone and Trey Parker‘s brilliant animated series that, as it turns out, some people have heard about, will tackle society’s general reaction to Caitlyn Jenner‘s celebrity. The episode, titled “Stunning and Brave,” is set to debut tomorrow at 10 p.m., and will also seemingly deal with the young boys of South Park’s past shenanigans, namely what happened with Kenny’s ex-girlfriend Tammy Warner.

Here’s what the Comedy Central press release said about the episode:

The boys express their utmost respect for Caitlyn Jenner in the season premiere of “South Park” titled “Stunning and Brave” on Wednesday, September 16 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.


There is a new principal at the helm of South Park Elementary. He forces the boys to confront the damage they’ve done through their history of racism and unconscious bias. It is the most stunning and brave “South Park” ever.


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Caitlyn Jenner was an inevitable subject for the famously controversial program, especially considering the near-embarrassing amount of gushing that most media outlets went through when Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover became all anyone could talk about for almost exactly a week. Of course, this begins the ball rolling for what else the first half of South Park Season 19 will take on, and the obvious one would have to be the candidacy of Donald Trump, perhaps honing in on either his batshit opinions about Mexican immigrants or his feud with Megyn Kelly. And considering that the summer movie season just wrapped up, it would seem inevitable that parodies of some of Hollywood’s biggest movies, if not just outright comments in the dialogue, will also be inevitable, from Mad Max: Fury Road and Jurassic World to Ant-Man and Avengers: Age of Ultron. Then again, Stone and Parker are known for getting creative and picking unpredictable subjects for their derision, flashing their imaginative, studied perspective on every corner of modern pop culture.


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