The ‘South Park’ Season Premiere Caused Havoc With People’s Amazon Echos And Google Homes

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While some South Park fans were likely too busy focusing on those load bearing walls in their home, the real issues forcing angry white men into the street, and eating free chicken wings, some that tuned into tonight’s South Park premiere had another experience entirely. The episode focused a lot of its time on the kids messing around with Amazon Echo and its Alexa digital assistant, also getting a few jokes in for the Google Home too. It was funny enough as just a joke on the show, but it was a different story for those who own the devices in their own home.

We have an Alexa and a Google Home and South Park repeatedly screwed with both of them tonight.

— Jeff S. (@tinmanic) September 14, 2017

Who else’s Alexa’s keep going off every time Cartman says something on the Alexa during this South Park episode 😂#SouthPark21 pic.twitter.com/strwnTST23

— Kenny Eaton (@Kenny_623) September 14, 2017

As the episode aired, it apparently kept setting off Alexa and Google to add things to shopping lists, say certain phrases, and just mimic what was happening on television. Just when you think a digital assistant is smarter than you, it is outsmarted by a 21 year old animated show about farts and curse words.

It’s a reminder of the time Burger King did something similar to those who own Google Home, though that didn’t seem to sit well with Google at the time. There was also the time we found out that Alexa and Google can have conversations with each other if you want, creating an infinite loop of polite banter.

If anything, folks seemed amused by South Park‘s bit of fun:

Watching the new @SouthPark episode & my Alexa went off 😂😂😂#SouthPark21 pic.twitter.com/0ehBuAxVpp

— Jessica Plunkett (@Jesserican) September 14, 2017

This new @SouthPark is confusing the hell out of my Google Home #okgoogle

— airharvey (@AirMississippi) September 14, 2017

OMG. Thanks @SouthPark for setting off my Google Home. 😂#SouthPark21

— Brandon J Alexander (@UNCgrad_99) September 14, 2017

This @SouthPark episode has set my @amazon Alexa off about 15 times so far. Had to unplug it

— Chris (@ChrisMn84) September 14, 2017

#SouthPark21 got the attention of my Google Home. @SouthPark

— Erik Parshall (@ErikParshall) 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

Thanks @SouthPark now my Alexa added to my grocery list, set the alarm & told me to lick Cartmans balls #newseason #wtf

— Mel VK (@MelVKFit) September 14, 2017

Thank you @SouthPark for adding “bags”, and setting an alarm on my personal Alexa…. pic.twitter.com/8Sc4XDj1tN

— Tricia (@TrishALish08) September 14, 2017

@SouthPark THANK YOU for making my Alexa say BIG HAIRY BALLS #SouthPark21

— Mike (@MIKEY_MILD) September 14, 2017

My Amazon Echo has been responding to Cartman on @SouthPark talking to Alexa for the last half hour.

— Brendan Graf (@brendan_graf) September 14, 2017

@SouthPark Thank you for setting off our Alexa while watching your show

— KV (@KVertichio) September 14, 2017

This South Park episode is actually setting off my Alexa 😂

— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) September 14, 2017

#SouthPark21 ep 1 setting off my @amazonecho left and right but still loved the first episode

— Rocker (@Rocker182) September 14, 2017

TMW your Alexa flips out during the latest episode of South Park.

— Gabriel Knight (@GKULTRA) September 14, 2017

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Our guess is this is going to cause some issues for those people with kids. You can test it for yourself below, until someone finds out.

(Via Comedy Central)

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