Last week, South Park promised to go "there" for its 17th season. That "there" will be an episode about the NSA and governmental intrusions on privacy. Says the show's official description, "Cartman wants to hold the government accountable for secretly monitoring all of his personal information in an all-new episode of South Park titled 'Let Go, Let Gov,' premiering Wednesday, September 25 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on COMEDY CENTRAL. When Cartman manages to get himself behind the doors of the NSA, he doesn’t like what he finds in his personal file. He thinks it’s time he told everyone the truth. Meanwhile, Butters finds someone new to listen to his prayers."
It's familiar ground for South Park, which has lampooned WikiLeaks in the past. And while the preview provides little indication of what to expect from the world's greatest fourth-graders—other than Cartman using a mind-control social media platform called "Shitter"—Matt and Trey have always held a Libertarian bent. So expect a little messaging in between the "respect my authorit-i" callbacks.
(Last year around this time, by the way, I released our list of the "16 Best Episodes in South Park History." Give it a read.)