I had totally forgotten about ManBearPig, a 2006 episode of South Park which parodies Gore and the release of his documentary on climate change, An Inconvenient Truth:

 Al Gore visits South Park Elementary and warns the school’s students about ManBearPig, an imaginary monster which roams the Earth attacking humans. Gore persuades Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny to attend a ManBearPig meeting, where Gore states that the creature is hiding in the Cave of the Winds. The boys agree to assist Gore in his hunt for ManBearPig. ManBearPig is an allegory for global warming

But thankfully, with climate change ramping up its killing of Americans, South Park is there to cover the truth about ManBearPig:

Al Gore was right all along. We should have listened to Al Gore. … We should have taken Al Gore more cereal.

See also South Park issues rare apology for ‘ManBearPig’ skewering of Al Gore (NBC News)

Posted by Jeff Reifman

Jeff is a technology consultant based in the Pacific Northwest.

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