South Park returned last night with a season premiere which reportedly messed with viewers’ Google Home and Amazon Echo devices.
The cartoon parodied the increased popularity of smart speaker devices, which allow users to essentially talk to technology in order to set alarms, add items to shopping lists and general life admin.
And it seems the show’s writers had a bit of fun with it, because there is no way this was unintentional.
Twitter users reported the South Park characters’ voices were setting off their devices as they watched the show last night.
Some people said they had peaches added to their grocery list and had alarms set.
There are loads of messages and videos on social media, here's a few for now:
— Vandal (@SSnatter) September 14, 2017
— Kenny Eaton (@Kenny_623) September 14, 2017
Don't watch the new South Park in same room as your Amazon Echo...or else Alexa will add peaches to your grocery list and set alarm for 7 am
— Bãrt (@Bar_Tosh) September 14, 2017
— Tricia (@TrishALish08) September 14, 2017
— Jessica Plunkett (@Jesserican) September 14, 2017
— Rocker (@Rocker182) September 14, 2017
— Chris (@ChrisMn84) September 14, 2017
South Park parodied Kendrick Lamar’s recent hit single Humble which was turned into a country tune by character Jim Bob, who was playing the role of a real-life Amazon Echo.
Welcome back, South Park.