I’m ashamed to admit that South Park wasn’t on my radar until recently.

As a kid my TV diet – at least with animated shows – consisted of The SimpsonsFuturama and Recess with an occasional side-order of Rugrats and a dollop of Hey Arnold!

My only experience of South Park was an episode where Kenny ends up getting his first ‘period’ – an episode my mum happened to walk in on me watching.

It was banned in my house right then and there.

Now, however, as a 26 year-old male living the high life in the Big Smoke, I’m able to watch whatever the hell I like, which is why a standard evening these days usually involves my flatmates and I cracking open a bottle of red wine before gorging on South Park.

The satirical series may currently be in its 22nd season, but it remains as topical – and funny – as ever. This series, Comedy Central’s jewel has already tackled mass shootings in schools, and now it’s turning its attention to Brett Kavanaugh.

Judge Kavanaugh has featured heavily in the news recently after facing allegations of sexual assault and misconduct during his nomination to the Supreme Court. Over the weekend he was controversially voted in by the majority of the Senate after a lengthy and highly publicised hearing, which is where South Park comes in to give us their take on the matter.

The new episode, titled “The Problem with a Poo,” sees Mr. Hanky, the Christmas Poo, return for the first time since 2012 to replace Kavanaugh and answer questions about his own terrible past behaviour.

You can watch the teaser for the episode below:

The official synopsis for the episode reads:

“Mr. Hankey must defend his character or lose everything that is important to him in an all-new episode. … Mr. Hankey’s offensive behavior puts him in jeopardy of being fired as the Director of the Annual Christmas Pageant. Meanwhile, at South Park Elementary, Strong Woman and PC Principal face a whole new set of challenges in their relationship.”

The title of the episode – “The Problem with a Poo” – is also worth a mention; it bears a striking resemblance to The Problem With Apu, a 2017 documentary on how characters like The Simpsons’ Apu Nahasapeemapetilon have reinforced negative stereotypes for certain ethnic minorities on American television.

Yep, if it’s a thing, South Park WILL satirise it.

“The Problem with a Poo” premieres this Wednesday at 10 p.m ET on Comedy Central, where I shall be tuning in with a decidedly large class of Côtes du Rhône.

If that ain’t living, what is?

Images via Getty/Comedy Central