BREAKING: South Park Will Not Air Tonight — for the First Time Ever

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bill-swift - October 17, 2013

Woah. Sit down for a second, guys. Episode 1704 of South Park will not air tonight. Which is a major first for the usually on-the-ball team of writers, animators and overall geniuses over at South Park Studios.

Apparently, on Tuesday night their Marina Del Rey, California headquarters lost power for a few crucial hours. For the past few years, South Park has been making each show in the week before it airs -- a move that allows their satirical content to remain as fresh as possible. If you've seen the documentary about their process 6 Days to Air, you know that finishing an episode often comes right down to the wire. It's not a shocker that a hiccup as huge as a power outage can completely destroy an episode.

A statement on their website read:

From animation to rendering to editing and sound, all of our computers were down for hours and we were unable to finish episode 1704 'Goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers' in time for air tonight. Trey Parker said, 'It sucks to miss an air date but after all these years of tempting fate by delivering the show last minute, I guess it was bound to happen.'

I mean, you were probably going to watch it at work tomorrow anyways. Now you'll have to watch it on your computer at work next week -- which is still a bummer. Tonight, they'll just be showing a repeat of the wonderfully evil episode Scott Tenorman Must Die.

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