The 18th season of Comedy Central’s iconic cartoon show “South Park” debuted Wednesday night, and the youngsters from Colorado made a splash, mocking Daniel Snyder and the Washington Redskins, along with pretty much every other hot topic in the NFL.
The episode opened with the group of kids visiting the patent office trying to confirm a name for their start-up company. Corpulent antagonist Eric Cartman comes to the rescue, deciding to name the start-up “Washington Redskins” since the team’s trademark was pulled (which, in fact, it was).
Instantaneously, the company starts to make money despite not doing anything, quite like the actual football team. Cartoon Dan Snyder soon shows up and demands that the kids change the name, citing insensitivity toward his people, aka his franchise.
Once again, the show’s creators nailed the issue, making Daniel Snyder look like the type of people he is fighting off.
But Snyder wasn’t the only one in the show’s crosshairs. Quotes from Roger Goodell’s press conference regarding Ray Rice were used as Commissioner “GoodellBot” tries to tell Snyder how the league plans to combat the issue.
In typical “South Park” fashion, they pulled no punches and went after everyone.
In the show’s defence, the NFL gave them a lot of material with which to work.