For years, Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and their team have been making new episodes of South Park at the last minute before they air, but tonight, they won’t have the new episode ready in time for the first time ever due to a power outage. According to a posting on South Park’s official website, South Park Studios lost power last night for several hours, shutting down all their computers and equipment and making it so that tonight’s planned new episode won’t be finished in time to make its deadline. “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,” says Trey Parker.
The episode that was planned for tonight, “Goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers” follows the Goth kids turning to their sworn enemies, the Vamp kids, after one of the Goths is sent to a camp for troubled children and returns different. The episode will air next Wendesday, and Comedy Central will air a live-tweeted rerun of one of South Park’s most beloved episodes, “Scott Tenorman Must Die,” in its place tonight.