“South Park” will spoof the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation and other congressional hearings in Wednesday’s episode.
The episode, titled “The Problem With a Poo” — a riff off the title of Hari Kondabolu’s “The Problem With Apu,” a documentary criticizing “The Simpsons” for its portrayal of Indian Americans — will see Mr. Hankey, the show’s anthropomorphized feces/Christmas mascot character, having to testify in defense of his past misbehavior.
In a clip from Wednesday’s episode, Mr. Hankey faces questions from Mr. Waithouse, ostentatiously sniffling and claiming that his previous statements are misinterpreted jokes, both jabs at the newest Supreme Court justice.
According to Comedy Central’s description of the episode, “Mr. Hankey’s offensive behavior puts him in jeopardy of being fired as the Director of the Annual Christmas Pageant. Meanwhile, at South Park Elementary, Strong Woman and PC Principal face a whole new set of challenges in their relationship.”
“South Park” has also taken the topical approach with the first two episodes of the current 22nd season, previously tackling the prevalence of school shootings in the U.S. and the Catholic Church’s ongoing abuse scandal.
“South Park” airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on Comedy Central.