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Trey Parker Reveals Why South Park Will Ignore Trump In Season 21

Don't expect to see South Park skewer President Donald Trump in the upcoming season. 

Co-creator Trey Parker opened up to the Los Angeles Times about why the massive Comedy Central hit will avoid current events in season 21.

"It's... just gotten boring," Parker said. "We weren't ever really that show. We would do an entire season and there would be one moment that played off something that had just happened and people would go, 'South Park is the show that does that.' And that's just not true. We're not."

Of course, season 20 did have a lot of that. The run had an uncharacteristically linear storyline that largely followed Mr. Garrison as a very thinly-veiled Trump on the path to being elected president. 

"We fell into the same trap that Saturday Night Live fell into, where it was like, 'Dude, we're just becoming CNN now.' We're becoming: 'Tune in to see what we're going to say about Trump.' Matt [Stone] and I hated it, but we got stuck in it somehow."

But that won't the case in season 21. "We probably could put up billboards [saying] 'Look what we're going to do to Trump next week!' and get crazy ratings," Parker said. "But I just don't care."

So what can we expect to see? "This season I want to get back to Cartman dressing up like a robot and [screwing] with Butters, because to me, that's the bread and butter of South Park: kids being kids and being ridiculous and outrageous but not 'Did you see what Trump did last night?' Because I don't give a [expletive] anymore."

As for whether or not Parker thinks Trump is funny, he said the president uses humor whether he realizes it or not. "He's not intentionally funny, but he is intentionally using comedic art to propel himself," Parker said. "The things that we do—being outrageous and taking things to the extreme to get a reaction out of people—he's using those tools. At his rallies he gets people laughing and whooping. I don't think he's good at it. But it obviously sells. It made him president."

Season 21 will premiere on Aug. 23. Until then, find out the untold truth of South Park.