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Who Killed South Park?! Matt Stone & Trey Parker Miss Wednesday Deadline for the First Time

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What bastards killed tonight's new episode of South Park?!

Er...nature?

Though Matt Stone and Trey Parker seemed destined to miss a deadline one of these days thanks to their one-episode-per-week work load that they have admitted hews more to the right-before-Wednesday portion of the week, it turns out that a power outage was the culprit behind the scheduling hiccup.

"On Tuesday night, South Park Studios lost power," Comedy Central said in a statement. "From animation to rendering to editing and sound, all of their computers were down for hours and they were unable to finish episode 1704, ‘Goth Kids 3: Dawn Of The Posers' in time for air tonight."

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To make up for what possibly could've been avoided if they weren't such usually proficient procrastinators, the South Park powers that be live-tweeted tonight's repeat of the episode "Scott Tenorman Must Die" and offered up all sorts of fun-fact trivia and pics of the crew looking all bummed out in the darkened studio.

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"It sucks to miss an air date but after all these years of tempting fate by delivering the show last minute, I guess it was bound to happen," Parker admitted in a statement after delivering 240 other episodes on time.

Goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers will air Oct. 23 instead. Who wants to bet that Matt and Trey are going to use that extra week to get a head start on their next new episode?!

Neither do we.

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