Earlier than season 21 aired in September, South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker made it some extent to not make Donald Trump the central theme to each episode. To this point, they’ve been profitable, nevertheless, in episode four “Franchise Prequel,” they directed their social commentary to one of many social media platforms that helped put Trump within the White Home: Fb. (They even acquired some pictures in on Harvey Weinstein, too.)
As Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and buddies attempt to devise methods to launch their new superhero movie franchise “Coon & Mates,” the gang discover that their Fb web page is below assault by their archnemesis, Professor Chaos, performed by Butters. They discover that Chaos, by way of a military of minions in an deserted Circuit Metropolis, is peddling pretend information tales about them. Chaos justifies this by saying they’re “doing what Fb was designed to do.”
Cartman and firm develop into so angered in regards to the tales that they nook a child of their neighborhood at his home about why he stopped following them on Instagram.
“Since you victimize harmless individuals and poop in little women’ mouths,” the boy says.
“That’s not true,” Cartman retorts. “We’re Coon and Mates, not Harvey Weinstein.”
In the meantime, the children’ dad and mom then invite Fb Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to city to assist their youngsters decipher what’s actual and what’s pretend.
“Mr. Zuckerberg, Fb has develop into a device for some to disrupt our nation and our group,” Butters’ dad, Stephen, asks.
“You say this stuff like they’re my fault but they aren’t,” Zuckerberg responds.
“Nicely you probably did create a platform with a financial incentive to unfold misinformation,” Stephen rebuts.
What they anticipated was some ethical readability that offers them sufficient instruments to show their youngsters learn how to use social media. As an alternative, they obtain a robotic nuisance in Zuckerberg who acts like a villain in an previous Kung Fu flick with a dubbed voice and is obsessive about the truth that nobody can block him. He then begins invading peoples’ houses, eats their meals, and sleeps of their mattress to show he can’t be blocked. This angers nearly everybody within the city they usually attempt to herald the police to cease him. South Park police chief finally ends up chiding everybody for inviting him within the first place.
“You all introduced Mark Zuckerberg into your lives and now you need the police to shoot him,” the police chief says.
“Please, you don’t perceive,” Stephen replies. “He’s such a penis.”
Cartman’s Coon and Mates lastly confront Zuckerberg within the streets of South Park. After Zuckerberg beats all of them down, Cartman accuses the Fb CEO of standing in the best way of social justice by beating up an African-American little one, a handicapped little one, and a Jewish little one. He reveals to Zuckerberg that he caught your entire battle by way of his platform, Fb Stay, inflicting him to close down the positioning totally.
After Stephen finds out his son, Butters, was behind the pretend information operation, he drags him all the best way to the Kremlin in Moscow and scolds each his son and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Stephen will get his son to clarify that he was simply copying Putin and the Kremlin and that he “didn’t break any guidelines.” He then turns and yells at Putin, “Good job educating our kids that’s all that issues! Simply because there’s a method to trigger chaos in a city or disrupt a whole nation doesn’t imply you and do it, does it? If Mark Zuckerberg factors a loaded cannon in somebody’s face, are you harmless for lighting the fuse?!”
Putin responds dejectedly, “No, sir.”
All in all, the episode hilariously addressed the argument over Fb’s position within the 2016 election. And whether or not or not you imagine the Russians meddled with our election, it’s nonetheless fairly phenomenal to observe Stephen Stotch speak to Putin as if he’s his son. He grounded him, too, by the best way.
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