The first three episodes of “South Park” Season 20 — “Member Berries,” “Skank Hunt” & “The Damned” — have been submitted as paid entries on the TV academy’s FYC website, Gold Derby has learned exclusively. While the Emmy site is updated frequently, as of this writing only “The Simpsons,” “South Park” and “Duck The Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special” have episodes available in the Best Animated Program category for voters to watch on their laptops, tablets and phones. These three episodes may not necessarily be Comedy Central’s official Emmy submissions following the nominations, but the network feels confident enough to present them to voters to begin the awards conversation.
Over the past two decades Comedy Central’s animated hit has been nominated for 16 Emmy Awards, winning Best Animated Program four times in 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2013. Last year both co-creators — Trey Parker and Matt Stone — earned bids in the relatively new category of Best Character Voice-Over Performance, but lost out to Seth MacFarlane (“Family Guy”).
Here are Comedy Central’s official descriptions from the trio of “South Park” episode entries, all of which were written and directed by Parker. Special note: Parker’s “Member Berries” is also entered in the Emmy category of Best Comedy Writing.
#20.01 “Member Berries”
Airdate: September 14, 2016
IMDb rating: 8.1/10
Network synopsis: Mr. Garrison is still on the campaign trail as the National Anthem gets a reboot by an American icon.
#20.02 “Skank Hunt”
Airdate: September 21, 2016
IMDb rating: 8.3/10
Network synopsis: The boys decide they have to take down Cartman but meanwhile, Skank Hunt takes his reign of terror global.
#20.03 “The Damned”
Airdate: September 28, 2016
IMDb rating: 8.3/10
Network synopsis: Gerald is thrilled with the media attention as he continues to troll everyone and anyone.
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