8:02am PT by Ryan Parker
'South Park' Episode Triggers Viewers' Amazon Alexa and Google Home
The 21st season of South Park premiered on Wednesday and, as the show usually does, touched on multiple current topics.
The episode, "White People Renovating Houses," mostly skewered the white nationalist movement, poking fun at members' obsession with waving the Confederate flag.
But it was another aspect of the storyline that was messing with some viewers' smart speakers.
Both Alexa and Google Home were featured in "White People Renovating Houses," and the cartoon characters yelling commands at their cartoon models for 30 minutes played havoc on some actual Alexa and Home models.