Here's How South Park Recorded Its Pandemic Special, And How You Can Watch It
A short behind-the-scenes video shows how hectic it was to create the upcoming Comedy Central special.
It's been a while since the gang of South Park has graced our screens--since Season 23 wrapped up in 2019. However, on September 30 Comedy Central aired a brand-new hour-long special titled "The Pandemic Special," which was recorded remotely. A new video gives fans a glimpse into how it was done.
Producing any type of TV show remotely is an incredible challenge, and a video released on South Park's Twitter shows us just that. Aside from massive video conference calls, with a staggering amount of attendees, and completing animations and voice over, the South Park staff had to deal with issues at home. This ranged from getting ethernet cables run under houses to dealing with children being at home during the workday. Check out the video below.
Go behind the scenes to see how South Park Studios produced its first-ever supersized episode, “The Pandemic Special”, completely remotely. The all-new episode premieres tonight at 8/7c on Comedy Central! #SouthPark pic.twitter.com/Y0DywVzwMJ— South Park (@SouthPark) September 30, 2020
The special episode aired on Wednesday, September 30 on Comedy Central. In order to watch it, you needed to have access to Comedy Central through a cable, satellite, or streaming service provider.
If you don't have Comedy Central, there are some decent streaming options. The cheapest is Philo, which offers 61 channels for $20 a month. Aside from Comedy Central, MTV, Travel, and Discovery, there is also video on demand as well. We can confirm that the Pandemic Special is on-demand on Philo, and there are plenty of commercials. The second least-expensive option is Sling. Comedy Central is available in both the Blue and Orange packages, and individually, they cost $30 a month. You'll probably want to go with the Blue package as it is entertainment focused and has more channels.
Aside from those, Hulu has live TV and so does YouTube, but it is a bit pricier compared to Philo and Sling. If you aren't able to watch it live, it will more than likely be available for purchase through iTunes or Google Play the day after airing.
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