‘South Park’ Takes A Not-So-Subtle Swipe At ‘The Simpsons’ With ‘The Problem With A Poo’

The HookThe Hook in Uncategorised
Published 12.10.18

South Park has long shown it’s love-hate relationship with The Simpsons through the running of their hilarious and controversial show.

Creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker have previously revealed that they are big fans of The Simpsons, despite them every now and then taking shots on the record-breaking cartoon; such as when Butters struggled with the concept of “Simpsons did it” and Cartman came at odds with Bart Simpson when trying to cancel Family Guy.

Well, they’ve done it again, and hilariously taken another shot at Springfield and its residents.

In the episode The Problem With A Poo, Mr Hanky was up on trial for his offensive behaviour. His future depended on the outcome of said trail, in events that transpired to mock the Kavanaugh hearings perfectly…

Ultimately, the Christmas Poo was banished from South Park, and needed to find somewhere new to live; “a place that accepts racist, awful beings like him,” somewhere that doesn’t “care about bigotry and hate.” Step in Springfield…

The title of the episode, The Problem With A Poo is clearly a take on Hari Kondabolu’s documentary about the issue with the Kwik-E-Mart employee, The Problem With Apu which didn’t go unnoticed…


The episode ended with the hashtag #CANCELTHESIMPSONSwhich is less than subtle, but nothing to be read into too much. Every other episode previously had ended with #CANCELSOUTHPARK so if anything, this is showing solidarity with the show.

That said, The Simpsons absolutely should be cancelled, if only for damage limitations since it’s so awful now… I just want to preserve what it was and not sully the name anymore than it already has been.

Simpsons show runner Al Jean chimed in on Twitter…

Oh South Park, never change.

Images via Comedy Central