'South Park' Season 19 premiere episode to tackle Caitlyn Jenner and 'Deflategate'

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Caitlyn Jenner,is seen on a TV set in the press room during the 2015 ESPY's award show at Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, California July 15, 2015. She has offered to host next year's Golden Globes, in response to jokes made about her in this year's show. Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports via REUTERS

American animated series “South Park” will be returning for its 19th season this week and the premiere episode will reportedly be touching on Caitlyn Jenner and the recent NFL scandal involving Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. The episode is titled “Stunning and Brave.”

According to Entertainment Weekly, the episode synopsis shared by Comedy Central, was cryptic. However, it appeared to indicate that the show’s characters have a positive opinion on Caitlyn Jenner, and her transition into a woman.

“The boys express respect for Caitlyn Jenner,” read the synopsis. Anyone who watches “South Park,” knows that the word “respect” is practically absent from the main characters’ vocabulary, so this particular episode has become intriguing.

The full description reads: “There is a new principal at the helm of South Park Elementary. He forces the boys to confront the damage they’ve done through their history of racism and unconscious bias. It is the most stunning and brave ‘South Park’ ever.”

The main characters in the show are, Stan Marsh, Eric Cartman, Kenny McCormick and Kyle Broflovski. The four of them compose an eclectic group of foul-mouthed elementary school children. They are well-known for stepping over the boundaries of racism and political correctness. The show is also popular for its satirical take on current events and socio-economic issues.

With the show’s reputation of being abrasive, harsh and completely oblivious to the term “politically correct,” it remains to be seen if the episode description will be true to its word. 

The title “Stunning and Brave” is a clear allusion to the 2015 ESPY Awards where Jenner was introduced as “stunning” before being handed her Arthur Ashe Courage Award. The award received various reactions from the public. Many commended Jenner for her bravery in coming out as her true self, while others openly criticised ESPN’s decision to hand her the award over other athletes.

As seen in a sneak peek for the season premiere, Tom Brady’s "deflategate" will also be tackled in the upcoming premiere episode. See the video below:

source: YouTube/South Park Studios

"South Park” airs on Foxtel in Australia and Comedy Central in the United States.  

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