Obama victory stokes tensions in tiny, fictional Colorado town of South Park

It wasn’t all sweetness and celebration Tuesday night when networks declared Barack Obama had passed 270 electoral votes and would be the 44th president of the United States, at least according to this clip, part of a show set in the tiny — if fictional — Colorado town of South Park, first broadcast Wednesday night on Comedy Central.

That’s right, the denizens of South Park had strong reactions to the election results, with John McCain’s supporters rejecting the Arizona senator’s advice to congratulate President-elect Obama and blaming McCain, not themselves, for the loss.

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who grew up in Colorado, created the show’s precursor 16 years ago when they met in a film class at the University of Colorado in Boulder. In its 12th season, the series debuted in 1997 and has gone on to win three Emmy Awards.

Watch the whole episode here.

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