For its 300th episode, “South Park” is taking on the anti-vaxxer movement, with Eric Cartman refusing to get his immunization shots.
“It’s my personal belief that governments should not coerce citizens into receiving medical interventions,” Cartman said in the clip, which you can watch above. “And besides, I don’t want to risk immunizations making me artistic.”
Here is the logline for the episode, titled “SHOTS!”
Randy revels in a Tegridy Farms milestone. Meanwhile, Cartman stands his ground and refuses to get a shot.
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For its 23rd season, “South Park” has already touched on the migrant crisis and has critiqued how Hollywood tailors its content to appease Chinese government censors.
Earlier this month, Comedy Central agreed to a new deal with Matt Stone and Trey Parker to keep the longrunning cartoon for an additional three seasons, which will take “South Park” through Season 26 and 327 episodes.
“South Park” is the longest-running primetime scripted series on cable and will surpass its 300th episode this season — though that still leaves it some 300 episodes shy (and counting) of that other long-running animated series in “The Simpsons.” Among young adults, “South Park” has been the highest-rated cable comedy in primetime for the last six years.
For its 300th episode, Comedy Central will run an all-day marathon on Wednesday.