10:30am PT by Ryan Parker
'South Park' Takes Shot at Harvey Weinstein
South Park took a shot at Harvey Weinstein this week.
The movie mogul made headlines around the world when he was accused of sexual assault and sexual harassment by numerous women.
Each episode of South Park is made the week of air, so the show is able to be one of the most topical on TV, and creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker were not going to pass up a jab on such a huge story.
In the episode "Franchise Prequel," the children of South Park play as superheroes and supervillains. Butters, who acts as Professor Chaos, uses Facebook to spread fake news about the kids playing the heroes, which forces the kids to go out and try to save their good name in person.
In one scene, the children ask another boy why he stopped following their hero's Instagram page. He responds, "Because you victimize innocent people and poop in little girls' mouths."
Cartman and the gang are horrified by the accusation. "That's not true," Cartman responds. "We're Coon and Friends, not Harvey Weinstein."
The same joke was repeated as the kicker, which plays as the credits roll.
The episode worked as a prequel for a South Park videogame being released Tuesday.