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South Park Season 16, Episode 13 - A Scause For Applause

What happens when word gets out that a beloved sports icon has been using performance-enhancing drugs? We've seen the outcome before, and it seems such a scenario is set to play out in South Park this Wendesday night. The clip we have to show you has the characters of Comedy Central's South Park lined up to cut off their yellow bracelets.

The description for the episode doesn't actually specify Lance Armstrong nor is the former professional cyclist's name mentioned in the clip, but the connection seems pretty obvious. And apparently, Stan's having a hard time letting go.

Rocked by the recent news of drug use by a beloved icon, the world is left feeling lost and betrayed. The boys join with the rest of the nation and remove their yellow wristbands. Everyone is on board, except for Stan, who just can’t seem to cut off his bracelet.

Lance Armstrong is well known for the yellow Livestrong bracelets that his fans and supporters purchased and wear (or wore) to show support for the cyclist and his Foundation, which provides support to people affected by cancer. Armstrong himself survived cancer and won the Tour de France seven times. He was recently banned from road racing cycling for life and stripped of his titles since it came out that he was using performance-enhancing drugs. Fans of Armstrong's and those inspired by his achievements were likely disappointed or devastated by this news, and it seems South Park has also been affected by Armstrong's controversy (or the controversy of some other sports icon whose fans happen to wear yellow bracelets).

Is Stan going to take the other side on this issue by refusing to remove his bracelet? Or is there some other reason he won't take it off. Either way, it should be interesting to see how South Park tackles this subject.

South Park airs Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. on Comedy Central.