‘South Park’ Trolls ‘The Simpsons’ in ‘The Problem With a Poo’ Episode Twist Ending (Video)

It may not come as a surprise that a “South Park” episode titled “The Problem With a Poo” included a shot at “The Simpsons,” which has been criticized lately for it’s long-running Indian caricature-character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, most notably in documentary “The Problem With Apu.” But how Wednesday’s Comedy Central half-hour actually ended might jolt your system a bit.

“The Problem With a Poo” centered on Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo, who is a talking piece of poo in a Santa Claus hat that’s been in and out of “South Park” since the very beginning. In a hearing meant to mock Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination testimony, Mr. Hankey defended offensive tweets he posted.

The whole circus really turned into a Kavanugh-Roseanne Barr hybrid joke when the literal piece of crap blamed Ambien for his unkind social media posts. Yeah, the cast-off “Roseanne” star did that in real life.

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At the end of last night’s episode, Mr. Hankey was sent packing from the lovely little town of South Park, where nothing offensive ever happens.

“Where will he go?” Stan Marsh asks.

“He’ll have to find a place that accepts racist, awful beings like him,” dad Randy replies. “There are still places out there who don’t care about bigotry and hate.”

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Cut to: A relative facsimile of “The Simpsons” opening music and its classic scroll-down from the clouds.

Apu welcomes Mr. Hankey in the Springfield Square, and the the whole thing closes with a #cancelthesimpsons hashtag. That’s a play on the #cancelsouthpark hashtag that Comedy Central has used in its promotion of this current season.

Watch the ending of “The Problem With a Poo” below.

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South Park just went there on @TheSimpsons and Apu #cancelthesimpsons pic.twitter.com/djT8eTRgfn

— Matt Wilstein (@mattwilstein) October 11, 2018

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“Simpsons” home Fox did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment on the “South Park” swipe, nor did it’s studio, 20th Century Fox. Comedy Central did not immediately elaborate on it either.

Here’s what “Simpsons” showrunner Al Jean had to say about the episode:

.@TheSimpsons Please don’t cancel @SouthPark

— Al Jean (@AlJean) October 11, 2018

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This isn’t the first time the two popular animated shows have commented on one other. “South Park” Episode 607 was titled “Simpsons Already Did It,” and the whole plot basically revolved around the fact that the Fox comedy has been on TV for so long there are no original plot devices left for a younger show. Fast-forward to now, and “South Park” is in its 22nd year of existence.

“The Simpsons” have mostly relied on Bart to fire off a few rounds at its cable rival.

Below are video compilations of both shows getting their licks in.

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It may not come as a surprise that a “South Park” episode titled “The Problem With a Poo” included a shot at “The Simpsons,” which has been criticized lately for it’s long-running Indian caricature-character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, most notably in documentary “The Problem With Apu.” But how Wednesday’s Comedy Central half-hour actually ended might jolt your system a bit.

“The Problem With a Poo” centered on Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo, who is a talking piece of poo in a Santa Claus hat that’s been in and out of “South Park” since the very beginning. In a hearing meant to mock Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination testimony, Mr. Hankey defended offensive tweets he posted.

The whole circus really turned into a Kavanugh-Roseanne Barr hybrid joke when the literal piece of crap blamed Ambien for his unkind social media posts. Yeah, the cast-off “Roseanne” star did that in real life.

At the end of last night’s episode, Mr. Hankey was sent packing from the lovely little town of South Park, where nothing offensive ever happens.

“Where will he go?” Stan Marsh asks.

“He’ll have to find a place that accepts racist, awful beings like him,” dad Randy replies. “There are still places out there who don’t care about bigotry and hate.”

Cut to: A relative facsimile of “The Simpsons” opening music and its classic scroll-down from the clouds.

Apu welcomes Mr. Hankey in the Springfield Square, and the the whole thing closes with a #cancelthesimpsons hashtag. That’s a play on the #cancelsouthpark hashtag that Comedy Central has used in its promotion of this current season.

Watch the ending of “The Problem With a Poo” below.

“Simpsons” home Fox did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment on the “South Park” swipe, nor did it’s studio, 20th Century Fox. Comedy Central did not immediately elaborate on it either.

Here’s what “Simpsons” showrunner Al Jean had to say about the episode:

This isn’t the first time the two popular animated shows have commented on one other. “South Park” Episode 607 was titled “Simpsons Already Did It,” and the whole plot basically revolved around the fact that the Fox comedy has been on TV for so long there are no original plot devices left for a younger show. Fast-forward to now, and “South Park” is in its 22nd year of existence.

“The Simpsons” have mostly relied on Bart to fire off a few rounds at its cable rival.

Below are video compilations of both shows getting their licks in.

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Ambien Roseanne Spoof Warns Drug May Cause Racism

Following Roseanne Barr’s misguided attempt to blame Ambien for her racist comments towards former President Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” has made an (fake) ad promoting the new side effects of the medi…

Following Roseanne Barr’s misguided attempt to blame Ambien for her racist comments towards former President Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” has made an (fake) ad promoting the new side effects of the medication. The narrator says, “Until you know how Ambien will affect you, you shouldn’t drive in urban areas, operate heavy […]

When Ambien Manufacturer Responds To Roseanne Twitter Joins In The Fun

“Ambien” has been top trending worldwide on Twitter for hours now, with no end in sight since Roseanne Barr tweeted in the wee hours blaming the sleep drug for her offensive tweet comparing former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape.
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Ambien” has been top trending worldwide on Twitter for hours now, with no end in sight since Roseanne Barr tweeted in the wee hours blaming the sleep drug for her offensive tweet comparing former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape. The topic got a shot in the arm on Twitter when the drug’s manufacturer, Sanofi, weighed in with a statement, though it had been going strong even before that. “People of all races, religions and nationalities work at Sanofi every day to…

Ambien Manufacturer Fires Back at Roseanne: ‘Racism Is Not a Known Side Effect’

The manufacturers of Ambien don’t want users to be worried about becoming racist just because Roseanne Barr used its product as an excuse for her tweet about Valerie Jarrett on Tuesday.

“People of all races, religions and nationalities work at Sanofi every day to improve the lives of people around the world,” the pharmaceutical company said in a statement to TheWrap Wednesday. While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.”

Late Tuesday after ABC canceled “Roseanne,” Barr attempted to explain that she was “ambien tweeting” at 2 a.m. “Guys I did something unforgiveable [sic] so do not defend me. It was 2 in the morning and I was ambien tweeting-it was memorial day too-i went 2 far & do not want it defended-it was egregious Indefensible,” she wrote.

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Barr’s attempt at blaming Ambien for her racially-charged tweet did not go over well with the Twitter community, with many people failing to find the link between the sleep-aid drug and her comments about the former Obama aide.

The comedian’s return to Twitter last night came after she announced earlier in the day she was “leaving” the social media platform following her tweet about Jarrett. “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj,” Barr wrote in response to a Twitter thread about the former adviser to Barack Obama.

Backlash to Barr’s remark was fierce, with the Disney-owned broadcaster quickly deciding to axe the sitcom (the No. 1 show on television) just hours after she tried to make amends with a subsequent apology tweet, in which she said her statement about Jarrett was a “joke” that was “in bad taste.”

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“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey said in a statement to TheWrap.

Barr was dropped by her talent agency, ICM Partners, Tuesday over the remarks, which they found “disgraceful and unacceptable.”

Meanwhile, Viacom pulled “Roseanne” reruns from its Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT channels. Laff digital network is also nixing repeats of the sitcom and Hulu has decided to yank episodes of the revival from the streaming platform.

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The manufacturers of Ambien don’t want users to be worried about becoming racist just because Roseanne Barr used its product as an excuse for her tweet about Valerie Jarrett on Tuesday.

“People of all races, religions and nationalities work at Sanofi every day to improve the lives of people around the world,” the pharmaceutical company said in a statement to TheWrap Wednesday. While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.”

Late Tuesday after ABC canceled “Roseanne,” Barr attempted to explain that she was “ambien tweeting” at 2 a.m. “Guys I did something unforgiveable [sic] so do not defend me. It was 2 in the morning and I was ambien tweeting-it was memorial day too-i went 2 far & do not want it defended-it was egregious Indefensible,” she wrote.

Barr’s attempt at blaming Ambien for her racially-charged tweet did not go over well with the Twitter community, with many people failing to find the link between the sleep-aid drug and her comments about the former Obama aide.

The comedian’s return to Twitter last night came after she announced earlier in the day she was “leaving” the social media platform following her tweet about Jarrett. “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj,” Barr wrote in response to a Twitter thread about the former adviser to Barack Obama.

Backlash to Barr’s remark was fierce, with the Disney-owned broadcaster quickly deciding to axe the sitcom (the No. 1 show on television) just hours after she tried to make amends with a subsequent apology tweet, in which she said her statement about Jarrett was a “joke” that was “in bad taste.”

“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey said in a statement to TheWrap.

Barr was dropped by her talent agency, ICM Partners, Tuesday over the remarks, which they found “disgraceful and unacceptable.”

Meanwhile, Viacom pulled “Roseanne” reruns from its Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT channels. Laff digital network is also nixing repeats of the sitcom and Hulu has decided to yank episodes of the revival from the streaming platform.

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Roseanne Barr Knocked Out for ‘Ambien Tweeting’ Defense: ‘Quite a Few Side Effects But Racism Isn’t One of Them’

Roseanne’s attempt at blaming Ambien for her racially-charged tweet did not go over well, with many people failing to find the link between the sleep-aid drug and her comments about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett.

“Ambien has quite a few side effects but racism isn’t one of them. Even if Roseanne wanted to claim she had an Ambien blackout and was sleep tweeting, that racism had to come from somewhere deep within,” wrote surgeon Eugene Gu, MD on Twitter.

Ambien has quite a few side effects but racism isn’t one of them. Even if Roseanne wanted to claim she had an Ambien blackout and was sleep tweeting, that racism had to come from somewhere deep within.

— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) May 30, 2018

Late Tuesday after ABC canceled “Roseanne,” Barr attempted to explain that she was “Ambien tweeting” at 2 a.m. “Guys I did something unforgiveable [sic] so do not defend me. It was 2 in the morning and I was ambien tweeting-it was memorial day too-i went 2 far & do not want it defended-it was egregious Indefensible,” she wrote.

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But many users weren’t buying that defense. “#Roseanne says she was on Ambien! Who knew the side effect for taken Ambien is racism! #TeamDl,” wrote comedian D.L. Hughley.

CNN’s Van Jones added: “I checked. And Ambien does NOT make you racist. ….. Nice try, though, @therealroseanne. #Roseanne.”

Some users wondered what other sleep-aid drugs would cause someone to make racially-charged statements. “Thank you, Roseanne. Now that I know Ambien causes overt racism, I’m going to stick with the subtle microaggressions of Nyquil,” said comedian Nick Jack Pappas.

Also Read: Roseanne Confessed, Too Late, to ABC After Racist Tweet: ‘I Was Stupid’

Others noted how Barr’s tweet sounded the same as if she weren’t under the influence of the drug. “Odd. Roseanne tweeting on Ambien sounds just like Roseanne tweeting without Ambien. #RoseanneCancelled,” wrote Karl Frisch, executive director of Allied Progress.

Read more tweets below.

Ambien is a “truth” drug in this matter. Unfortunately, Roseanne, NO excuse works for you, now. https://t.co/8WAPlLqkLP

— Peter Henry Fonda (@iamfonda) May 30, 2018

#Roseanne says she was on Ambien! Who knew the side effect for taken Ambien is racism! #TeamDl

— DL Hughley (@RealDLHughley) May 30, 2018

I checked. And Ambien does NOT make you racist. ….. Nice try, though, @therealroseanne. #Roseanne

— Van Jones (@VanJones68) May 30, 2018

Old adage:
“A sober mans thoughts are a drunk mans words” so
“A racist gals thoughts are Ambien’s words” Sorry #Roseanne Too much. And this? pic.twitter.com/phYmfmZesa

— Pauley Perrette (@PauleyP) May 30, 2018

Roseanne is now blaming her racist remark on Ambien. In response, Donald Trump just ordered four hundred cases of Ambien.

— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) May 30, 2018

Odd. Roseanne tweeting on Ambien sounds just like Roseanne tweeting without Ambien. ???? #RoseanneCancelled

— Karl Frisch (@KarlFrisch) May 30, 2018

If Roseanne’s excuse is true, those tiki-torch-wielding Charlotte marchers must have all been tripping balls on Ambien.

— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) May 30, 2018

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Roseanne’s attempt at blaming Ambien for her racially-charged tweet did not go over well, with many people failing to find the link between the sleep-aid drug and her comments about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett.

“Ambien has quite a few side effects but racism isn’t one of them. Even if Roseanne wanted to claim she had an Ambien blackout and was sleep tweeting, that racism had to come from somewhere deep within,” wrote surgeon Eugene Gu, MD on Twitter.

Late Tuesday after ABC canceled “Roseanne,” Barr attempted to explain that she was “Ambien tweeting” at 2 a.m. “Guys I did something unforgiveable [sic] so do not defend me. It was 2 in the morning and I was ambien tweeting-it was memorial day too-i went 2 far & do not want it defended-it was egregious Indefensible,” she wrote.

But many users weren’t buying that defense. “#Roseanne says she was on Ambien! Who knew the side effect for taken Ambien is racism! #TeamDl,” wrote comedian D.L. Hughley.

CNN’s Van Jones added: “I checked. And Ambien does NOT make you racist. ….. Nice try, though, @therealroseanne. #Roseanne.”

Some users wondered what other sleep-aid drugs would cause someone to make racially-charged statements. “Thank you, Roseanne. Now that I know Ambien causes overt racism, I’m going to stick with the subtle microaggressions of Nyquil,” said comedian Nick Jack Pappas.

Others noted how Barr’s tweet sounded the same as if she weren’t under the influence of the drug. “Odd. Roseanne tweeting on Ambien sounds just like Roseanne tweeting without Ambien. #RoseanneCancelled,” wrote Karl Frisch, executive director of Allied Progress.

Read more tweets below.

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