South Park: Member Season 20? [SPOILERS] in Entertainment Posted November 11, 2016 2 hours ago, All-for-Jof~spoiler~ said: Yeah, the show was at its best when they had the kids just being kids and interspersed topical episodes here and there where they really had something important to say. I actually liked last night's episode and the Bill Clinton stuff was funny even if it was very out of place given the circumstances, but really bothered me is what's been bothering me all season -- how they've handled the Trump/Garrison stuff. The Trump phenomenon was handled perfectly in that episode last season and they managed to be fucking prescient. They should have just brought an "American Trump" into the picture. The continuity arcs are cool but I don't know why they're so obsessed with doing them season to season all of the sudden. But even if they use Garrison as a stand in for Trump, the thing that bothers me most is that they've failed to capture the passion and zeal of the Trump effect. The whole mindless zombie member berry vomit thing just kind of erases, downplays, and white washes the real-world factors leading to Trump's win and a large portion of the country's visceral enthusiasm for him imo. They had a handle on all that much better last season -- particularly the Canadian Trump episode. Pretty sure I can answer that. If you've watched 6 Days to Air and listened to the DVD commentary they do for each episode (particularly during the golden age of seasons 6 to 9) it's really difficult to come up with a completely original storyline in 6 days and then another one and then another one and then another until the season's finally over. Those seasons were great but they put immense pressure on themselves and basically went through hell to get them out. I have to imagine that the continuity between episodes makes writing way easier on them and now they're doing it I don't see any way that they'd go back to what they did before. It's also probably related to their reliance on news and pop culture, I think the well was drying - there's only so many brilliant episodes like "Cartman's Incredible Gift" that they can just pull out of their ass. I'm willing to cut them some slack, they've been doing this for as long as I've been alive, they've made a fuckton of money and I think to continue doing it they just needed to make it less grueling on them.