South Park returning with hour-long coronavirus pandemic special

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South Park is returning with a brand new hour-long special focusing on the coronavirus pandemic.

The hit cartoon often comments on current affairs, so of course, it was only a matter of time before the Covid-19 outbreak took centre stage.

Comedy Central confirmed the bumper episode, titled The Pandemic Special, and got fans excited with a first-look trailer which features Eric Cartman reeling about having to go back to the classroom after months of remote learning.

‘They’re going to make us go back to school,’ he moans. ‘You really want to go back to that slavery?’

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Kyle Broflovski hits back: ‘Get out of my house, you could be spreading germs!’

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The sneaky preview then shows the beloved characters wearing face masks and being separated by perspex screens at school.

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South Park’s pandemic episode drops on September 30th (Picture: Comedy Central)

Teasing what’s in store, the synopsis for the episode reads: ‘Randy comes to terms with his role in the Covid-19 outbreak as the on-going pandemic presents continued challenges to the citizens of South Park.

‘The kids happily head back to school but nothing resembles the normal that they once knew; not their teachers, not their homeroom, not even Eric Cartman.’

Sounds like this isn’t one to be missed.

The upcoming special marks the show’s first-ever episode in its 23-year history to run longer than its usual 30-minute run-time.

However, it’s not the first time South Park has broken the confines of its usual half-hour episodes.

In 2007, the show aired a three-parter titled Imaginationland.

The South Park pandemic special will air on Comedy Central on September 30th at 8pm.

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