In case you’re wondering what the cover story will be on this week’s issue of Inevitability magazine, the answer is “South Park Makes Fun of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo In New Episode!” Yep, this Wednesday night cable toddler sensations collide as worldwide sensation Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson enters the Eric Cartmanimated landscape of Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s fictitious little Colorado town.
The episode is titled “Raising the Bar” and it was summarized in a press release by Comedy Central:
CARTMAN FINALLY ADMITS HE’S FAT ON AN ALL-NEW “SOUTH PARK” PREMIERING ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3 AT 10:00 P.M. ON COMEDY CENTRAL
NEW YORK, October 1, 2012 – Cartman becomes yet another obese person who gets a mobility scooter. in an all-new episode of “South Park” titled, “RAISING THE BAR,” premiering Wednesday, October 3 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.
Cartman owns up to being fat and decides that driving around on a scooter is his right. Kyle sees that Cartman isn’t the only one who finds no shame in his unhealthy lifestyle. Meanwhile, Cartman discovers he has a rival in America’s Sweetheart, Honey Boo Boo.
Here’s a brief preview clip in which Honey Boo Boo and her “Mama June” are shopping for “a hog with pizzazz,” an obvious reference to Alana’s pet pig Glitzy:
Meh. That was kind of disappointing.
And here’s another where Cartman’s “pal” Kyle tries to make him realize what being unconcerned with his weight is going to mean for his future:
South Park Season 16 Episode 9 “Raising the Bar” airs Wednesday night, October 3, at 10/9c on Comedy Central.