"South Park" airs promo mocking Washington Redskins — during Washington Redskins game

This is brilliant


Prachi Gupta
September 22, 2014 7:32PM (UTC)

Eighteen seasons in, "South Park" is still coming up with brilliant satire. During Sunday's Washington-Eagles football game, Comedy Central aired a clip in which Cartman takes advantage of the released trademark to open a company called the Washington Redskins and then taunts Redskins franchise owner Dan Snyder.

A flustered Snyder appears in Cartman's office, exclaiming that the use of his name is "offensive to us" and "derogatory and makes us feel like a joke!" Cartman then takes Snyder's public defense of the team name, which is a slur against Native Americans, and turns it against the franchise owner, saying, "I have total respect for you! When I named my company 'Washington Redskins,' it was out of a deep appreciation for your team and your people."

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The clip aired during the fourth quarter of the football game in the D.C. area, according to TPM.


Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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