South Park returned earlier this month with the hour-long “Pandemic Special”, although there’s nonetheless no phrase on when Season 24 will correctly start. Within the meantime, creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker have teamed with British comic nice Peter Serafinowicz (Amazon’s The Tick, Guardians of the Galaxy) for a brand new deepfake net sequence known as Sassy Justice.
The present is offered as a neighborhood Cheyenne, Wyoming information program hosted by American Client Advocate Fred Sassy, himself a deepfake of Donald Trump. (The identify “Fred Sassy” has to be a play on Trump’s dad, proper?) An outline of the primary episode guarantees Sass will go “to battle for the widespread man in his hometown.” First, he’s exposing the risks of deepfakes — the technological trick of mapping an individual’s face on a unique individual’s physique — and what our authorities is doing to cease it.
The practically 15-minute episode sees “Al Gore” explaining that the specter of deepfakes is that anybody can simply make celebrities like Tom Cruise, Carrie Underwood, or Tom Hanks say, “Vagina poop.” Amusingly, the deepfakes inside this system are both actual (Dr. Anthony Fauci) or puppets that bear little resemblance to their well-known counterparts. Different friends, nonetheless, are all good digital mappings of a mid-stroke Trump, an professional Michael Caine (I’ll eat my hat if that’s not Ross Marquand), a ditzy Ivanka Trump, and a infantile Jared Kushner stumping for his “daddy-in-law.”
Between segments there are even deepfake advertisements. Apparently, Fb founder Mark Zuckerberg has discovered a brand new money circulation by ripping off aged Cheyenne residents as “the dialysis king.”
What South Park is to cutout animation, Sassy Justice is to deepfakes, making it a welcome little bit of humorous respite in these loopy occasions. Hopefully extra episodes will likely be coming on-line quickly, however for now, watch Episode 1 beneath.