South Park puts Mr. Hankey on trial during this Wednesday’s all-new episode. In a nod to the recent Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, the beloved Christmas poo will defend his character “or lose everything that is important to him” according to a press release from Comedy Central. “The Problem with a Poo” takes a look at Mr. Hankey’s past behavior and potentially offensive comments about South Park’s citizens. On the line is his job as Director of the Annual Christmas Pageant. Meanwhile, at South Park Elementary, Strong Woman and PC Principal attack a new set of challenges in their relationship.
Creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone continue to keep South Park on the cutting edge of cultural and political commentary in their 22nd season at Comedy Central. They infamously rewrote their 2016 Election Day episode after Donald Trump’s unexpected win over Hillary Clinton. That quick turnaround has been at the heart of why the Emmy Award-winning comedy continues to captivate audiences and critics alike every year. This episode’s title also suggests we could see commentary on or alignment with Hari Kondabolu’s 2017 film The Problem with Apu.
Find out Mr. Hankey’s verdict on Comedy Central at 10:00 pm EST on Wednesday, October 10. New episodes will be available to stream on SouthPark.cc.com, cc.com, and the Comedy Central App. For now, here’s a clip of everyone’s favorite Christmas poo defending a Christmas “joke”.