“South Park” is going after Amazon in this week’s episode, titled “Unfulfilled.”
In the episode, the citizens of South Park are enjoying all the perks of being a company town when an Amazon Fulfillment Center moves in. Everything is just swell until the contradictions inherent in capitalism threaten to bring down the entire system.
And according to a brief video clip, which you can watch above, this includes the Scotch family getting their Amazon Prime membership downgraded… to Amazon USDA Choice (get it?).
The episode is likely to poke fun at the consternation over the online retail giant’s two satellite headquarters that it will build in New York and Virginia.
In November, Amazon said it will split its new second headquarters between New York’s Long Island City neighborhood and in Arlington, Virginia, capping a yearlong process that had cities courting the e-commerce giant.
The company will invest $5 billion between the two locations and is looking to hire 25,000 employees to fill the new offices, Amazon announced. The company will start hiring in 2019. The East Coast had been pegged a favorite landing spot for “HQ2,” with the offices giving Amazon both a major presence in the media capital of the world and putting it close to the nation’s capital.
Amazon is receiving healthy tax breaks for the split HQ2, which have caused an outcry in some corners.