“South Park” aims to apologize for mocking Al Gore’s evangelism on climate change with new episode.
The show’s creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, aren’t known for pulling punches when it comes to addressing cultural issues. But it seems that they are feeling a little remorseful over an episode aired in 2006.
In the old episode, former vice president Al Gore warns the inhabitants of South Park about the “single biggest threat to our planet,” which in this case is a monster that represents climate change.
The former VP is mocked for his declarations on the show originally, but in the new episode the monster is found to be real and wreaking havoc.
Parker and Stone seem to be making a nod to the continued evidence that climate change is real and having a disastrous effect on the environment. As well as giving credit to real life Gore for his efforts at prevention.
An AV writer probably explained it best by saying, “it was enjoyable and cathartic to see Trey and Matt admit they were wrong” and that “when you consider that no one was really asking them to make this episode, the fact that they took it upon themselves to do so is an admirable display of responsibility.”
The episode is called, “Time to Get Cereal.”