South Park Season 17 Preview: Cartman Takes On The NSA

South Park returns for its 17th season this Wednesday night, and we now have a look at what the kids are getting up to as the Comedy Central animated series resumes. Based on the new clip from Wednesday night's "Let Go, Let Gov," it seems Cartman's having a rather strong reaction to learning that the NSA is snooping into people's personal business, but he's found a way around that. Instead of using Twitter to post his thoughts, he's on Shitter, a social networking site that apparently pulls thoughts right out of his mind and puts them onto the internet. Also Alec Baldwin's.

Oftentimes when there's a reference to some kind of website in a TV show, it's fun to look around to see if an actual site like that really exists. Every once in a while, the network or show will actually create the page to extend the fun for their viewers, but I feel like this is one of those times when you probably don't want to search the internet for anything "Shitter" related. There are some things that just can't be unseen, so let's take Cartman's word for it that such a site exists, if not in our world, then in his. And we can only imagine what kind of thoughts are being posted there. Considering what he says, I can only imagine what he's thinking but not saying.

Here's the official description for the episode:

Cartman wants to hold the government accountable for secretly monitoring all of his personal information in an all-new episode of “South Park” titled “Let Go, Let Gov,” premiering Wednesday, September 25 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on COMEDY CENTRAL.When Cartman manages to get himself behind the doors of the NSA, he doesn’t like what he finds in his personal file. He thinks it’s time he told everyone the truth. Meanwhile, Butters finds someone new to listen to his prayers.

Is the NSA listening to Butters' prayers?

In other funny news, in case you didn't notice, Key & Peele is back! Comedy Central has an hour of seriously funny TV lined up on Wednesday nights, with South Park returning to the 10:00 p.m. timeslot, followed by Key & Peele, which returned previously and airs at 10:30 p.m.

Here's a sketch from last week's episode. Spoiler alert, things get a little bit Of Mice and Men:

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