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Animated Hilary Clinton on 'South Park'

March 27, 2007 at 10:44 PM

NEW YORK, March 27 (UPI) -- Cartman, Kenny, meet presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, the senator from New York who's passing through "South Park."

An animated likeness -- not the real Clinton -- will be featured in Wednesday on the popular, irreverent Comedy Central cartoon.

The episode -- the content of which show insiders said could change -- has the town at the heart of "South Park" preparing for Clinton's arrival for a campaign rally, the New York Daily News said Tuesday. Meanwhile, the character Cartman suspects a new Muslim student is behind a terrorist threat that includes Clinton as a target.

The episode marks the first time Clinton will be animated on the series, which revolves around a group of potty-mouth elementary school friends. The show previously has referred to her.

A critical favorite through the years, "South Park" also has drawn fire from watchdog groups who have slammed it for content issues and for the way religion has been presented. Last year, an installment dealing with Scientology and Tom Cruise was roundly criticized and prompted Isaac Hayes, who voiced the show's chef, to quit.

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