Their reasons are fair but also worrying.
South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone say fans keep assuming they must love the Trump presidency given the amount of material it lends to parody.
However in a recent interview with ABC News Australia, the duo behind the long-running Comedy Central said this is becoming increasingly hard and that they plan to back off mocking “everybody in government” when they return.
Parker explained: “They’re already going out and doing the comedy. It’s not something you can make fun of.”
“We’re having our head blown off like everybody else,” added Stone.
“It’s tricky and it’s really tricky now as satire has become reality,” Parker continued. “It’s really hard to make fun of and in the last season of South Park, which just ended a month and a half ago, we were really trying to make fun of what was going on but we couldn’t keep up. What was actually happening was way funnier than anything we could come up with. So we decided to just back off and let [politicians] do their comedy and we’ll do ours.”
In the last season of the animated series, the popular character of Mr Garrison, who was created in a Trump-like figure, was elected President of the United States, but was confused about how to run the country. What this will mean for the character's future is uncertain.
South Park is expected to return for its 21st season later this year.