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November 05, 2008

'South Park' takes on Barack Obama

UPDATED: That was fast.

Trey Parker and Matt Stone have always turned around "South Park" episodes with impressive speed, but Wednesday night was ridiculous.

The latest "Park" was entirely about Barack Obama and John McCain -- post election.

Though much of the content could have prepared in advance, the opening was directly from Obama's Grant Park acceptance speech Tuesday night (complete with those unsettling bulletproof walls). There was also a segment from John McCain's concession speech.

"We've only ever worked on an Obama version," said Parker and Stone via email, when asked if they prepped two versions in case McCain won. "We followed Vegas odds. If McCain would have won we would have been screwed. It would have been our 'Dewey defeats Truman' moment."

In a nod to the timeliness, the episode was titled "About Last Night."

Here's the opening clip...

More clips after the jump...

Here's police breaking up an Obamania street party...


McCain's concession speech ....

Planning the perfect crime...

Sarah Palin!


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