A power outage at the South Park Studios in Los Angeles prevented this week’s episode of South Park from being finished and delivered to Comedy Central for broadcast. It’s the first time in the 17-year history of the show that they’ve missed a scheduled airdate.
The folks at Comedy Central said:
“On Tuesday night, South Park Studios lost power. From animation to rendering to editing and sound, all of their computers were down for hours, and they were unable to finish episode 1704 ‘Goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers’ in time for air tonight.”
If you’ve ever read about how Trey Parker and Matt Stone work on South Park, you know that they crank out each original episode of the long running series within a six-day period. From script, to storyboard, to voice recording, to final animation, each episode of the show is completed in just six days, which has got to be one of the fastest production schedules in television. It also helps keep the show’s content incredibly current and spot-on in its humor, satire, and social commentary.
Trey Parker said:
“It sucks to miss an airdate, but after all these years of tempting fate by delivering the show last minute, I guess it was bound to happen.”
The episode will now air on October 23 on Comedy Central.