South Park episode 201 is still at the center of controversy. At this point, South Park episode 201 may have drawn the most ire in the show’s history. It doesn’t look to resolve itself anytime soon, as the edited version is unlikely to air again, and Matt Stone and Trey Parker are still fighting to get their original vision out there. But they have to put that aside for at least one more week, as their spring run isn’t over yet. Although South Park episode 201 was the big event of this season, it wasn’t the final episode of the run.
In between dealing with last week’s incident, Stone and Parker have to complete the final show of their seven episode spring schedule. After that, the show will go into hiatus until October 2010, when part two of Season 14 airs. Perhaps by then, the fight over South Park episode 201 will be over, or at least begin to scab as Stone and Parker reluctantly move on.
They are moving on with episode 202, as many fans wonder if it will have anything to say on last week’s mess. Yet it doesn’t seem likely to, after the press release was posted last night. The spring season finale is entitled “Crippled Summer” and stars handicapped characters Jimmy and Timmy, instead of the usual gang.
After celebrities, gingers and Comedy Central almost destroyed the town, it seems the regulars are taking a break to recover from South Park episode 201. For 202, Jimmy and Timmy are going to summer camp, with Jimmy anxious to win the camp surfing competition. As the season eight episode “Up The Down Steroid” proved, Jimmy can go to extreme lengths to win sporting events.
It appears that after South Park episode 201, Stone and Parker are taking things down a notch before going on break. Although some may hope for a final bit of commentary on the last two weeks, this kind of plot doesn’t seem to have room for it. Of course, since Stone and Parker work until the very last minute, they could fit some kind of joke or running gag in.
Otherwise, it seems that this finale may not do much to overshadow the last two weeks. The lasting legacy of Season 14, Part 1 looks to be one of censorship, and backlash against Comedy Central. But Stone and Parker got new support from free speech advocates out of it – from both left and right pundits.
As for South Park episode 201, it still hasn’t aired on TV or on the Internet since Wednesday. It is scheduled to air at 10:30 p.m. EST, but it will likely be replaced by another Season 14 episode.
South Park Studios- “Episode 1407 Press Release”