For the past 13 years, South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have prided themselves on being able to turn episodes around in exactly six days, and deliver them to Comedy Central just hours before they're set to air.
Well, that all changes tonight, when South Park will miss its first air date in 17 seasons.
Tonight's episode, "Goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers," won't be airing because a power outage at South Park Studios last night forced production to shut down for three hours.
The studio released this statement a short while ago:
On Tuesday night, South Park Studios lost power. From animation to rendering to editing and sound, all of our computers were down for hours and we were unable to finish episode 1704 "Goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers" in time for air tonight. Trey Parker said, "It sucks to miss an air date but after all these years of tempting fate by delivering the show last minute, I guess it was bound to happen."
In place of "Goth Kids 3," Comedy Central will air an encore presentation of South Park's milestone episode, Scott Tenorman Must Die.
As a consolation prize, Parker and Stone will be live-tweeting commentary throughout the show.
"Goth Kids 3" will now air next Wednesday, October 23rd, at 10 p.m. EST.
[photos via South Park Studios]