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
— 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:
— Jessica Plunkett (@Jesserican) September 14, 2017
— airharvey (@AirMississippi) September 14, 2017
— Brandon J Alexander (@UNCgrad_99) September 14, 2017
— Chris (@ChrisMn84) September 14, 2017
— 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
— Mel VK (@MelVKFit) September 14, 2017
— Tricia (@TrishALish08) September 14, 2017
— 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
— Rocker (@Rocker182) September 14, 2017
TMW your Alexa flips out during the latest episode of South Park.
— Gabriel Knight (@GKULTRA) September 14, 2017
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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