How to watch the South Park pandemic special in the US and UK

THE South Park COVID-19 special aired Wednesday, September 30 on Comedy Central, and will later be available to watch on HBO Max.

The episode is the first in series history that will run for an hour.

Here's more on what to expect from the special.

What's meant to happen in the South Park COVID special?

South Park's coronavirus pandemic special episode aired on Wednesday, September 30.

The official synopsis for the episode reads: "Randy comes to terms with his role in the COVID-19 outbreak as the ongoing pandemic presents continued challenges to the citizens of South Park.

"The kids happily head back to school but nothing resembles the normal that they once knew; not their teachers, not their homeroom, not even Eric Cartman."

The trailer for the episode sees Cartman worried about being made to go back to school before the students are seen encased in protective cubicles in the classroom with a police detective as their new teacher.

Meanwhile, Kyle is worried about social distancing, and Randy is shut down for his "pandemic special" scheme.

What did the special episode say about Trump?

President Donald Trump, played by Mr.Garrison, was one of many targets of the show.

At one point Trump refuses to go to South Park and stop the pandemic, saying he "made a promise to the American people to get rid of all the Mexicans."

"All I have to do is guide the avalanche in the right direction and I’m fulfilling my promise to the American people," Trump says.

"I was doing a crap job until this pandemic happened.”

“You’re just going to sit there and not do anything?” Stan replies.

“I’m going to actively not do anything," Trump replies.

"And you can [expletive] and die.”

How can I watch it?

South Park's coronavirus pandemic special episode aired on Wednesday, September 30 at 8 pm on Comedy Central, and will be available on HBO Max 24 hours later.

HBO Max is not available in the UK, and the South Park special is only available to American audiences at this time.

How long is the episode?

It is the first time in the show's 23-year history that it has produced an hour-long episode.

Previously, the show aired a three-part episode called Imaginationland back in 2007, which aired across three consecutive weeks.

Creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone usually write episodes the week before airing to keep things as topical and relevant as possible.

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