Deflategate has now been woven into the fabric of pop culture.
It has already blessed us with some of the best memes the Internet has to offer, the incredibly horrific yet awesome Tom Brady courtroom sketch, awe-inspiring hot takes, and seemingly endless barroom and water cooler debate.
But no, we are not done with this “scandal.” Since January, Deflategate has slowly been gift-wrapped in a layer of sarcasm, teeing up the South Park writers to propel it further into the annals of ridiculous sports “scandals.”
Thank God. We have been missing Cartman this whole time.
In the 19th season premiere of the animated comedy, a new principal at South Park Elementary hits Cartman with four days of detention. He screams in the school’s hallway that he won’t stand for four days and will demand none — like Brady and his approach to a four-game suspension that was eventually overturned.
“You know what guys? I’m going to Tom Brady this thing,” Cartman says. “I’m going to say, ‘You’re not giving me four days of detention. You’re only giving me one. No, no! To hell with that, you’re giving no days suspension.’”
The creators of the show, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, both from Colorado, are Denver Broncos fans, according to The Hollywood Reporter, making the dig at Brady a pretty easy one.
The episode, titled “Stunning and Brave,” will “express the utmost respect” to Caitlyn Jenner, who will be the focus of the premiere, according to Comedy Central’s press release.
It airs Wednesday at 10 p.m. Watch a preview here.