Last week many questioned what the end of the South Park mid-season finale “You’re Getting Old” meant for the future of the series. Many (including myself) suspected that the ending was Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s way of saying that this was indeed the final season of South Park and the show would come to a close after the fall run at the end of the year.
Last night the duo appeared on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart to discuss their win at the Tony Awards for Best Musical with their critically adored musical The Book of Mormon. During the interview with Stewart they said many of their peers approached them after the episode aired, asking “are you okay? Is the show coming back?” To which their response was “yeah, South Park‘s our thing… We had fun doing the episode.”
Here is the full interview for your viewing pleasure:
Now I wouldn’t jump for joy just yet. The “return” could just be referring to the seven episodes the two are still contractually obligated to do. But considering the smiles on their faces, and the clear re-invigorated presence of the two, maybe the “return” indeed means South Park has many years ahead of it.
Hopefully Matt & Trey enjoy their summer off from all things creative, and give their brains a much needed recharge so they can go back to firing on all cylinders come October.