'South Park' Trolls Scientology HQ and Donald Trump With 20th Anniversary Billboards

'South Park' celebrated its 20th season by trolling Scientology HQ, Trump, and more with mobile billboards.

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South Park crash-landed into Hulu accounts across the nation earlier this month with a reliably timely premiere, a fittingly major episode that marked the beginning of the Comedy Central series' 20th season. Yes, that says 20 as in SOUTH PARK HAS BEEN AROUND FOR 20 YEARS. Christ. To celebrate this milestone, South Park has been trolling its way across the country by placing some self-congratulatory billboards at some previously offended locales:

We've Been There. #SouthPark20 pic.twitter.com/IChNMFEHTZ

— South Park (@SouthPark) September 27, 2016

That means the South Park overlords set up mobile billboards in seven different places, including the Church of Scientology in Los Angeles, the White House, and even Trump Tower. Speaking with the Hollywood Reporter Tuesday, Comedy Central's chief marketing officer Walter Levitt revealed that a few locations weren't exactly stoked on the idea of a sudden South Park presence.

We've Been There. #SouthPark20 pic.twitter.com/ZnAx9Xfobx

— South Park (@SouthPark) September 27, 2016

"In some cases, the locals were not pleased to have us outside their locations and asked us to leave, but that was all expected, and we completely understand why," Levitt said, noting that so-called "personnel" from three key locations told the billboard trucks to promptly vacate the area. The Scientology billboard, predictably enough, was emblazoned with a shot from that notorious 2005 Tom Cruise scene. Meanwhile, the White House billboard displayed cartooned versions of Barack and Michelle Obama. A billboard truck even managed to make its way to the real South Park in Colorado:

ComedyCentral: The #SouthPark20 mobile billboard has reached the real South Park, CO. Where will it go next? pic.twitter.com/NURF09XHCS

— Facebook Bychkov (@FacebookBychkov) September 9, 2016

Scientology predictably not a fan of the #SouthPark billboard right outside its headquarters: https://t.co/ZPMrAlLpqU pic.twitter.com/UnM91I2eWC

— Vulture (@vulture) September 28, 2016

Cartman and company got off to a very tweetable start with the Sept. 14 premiere, which included a reboot of the increasingly controversial National Anthem in a way that only South Park could pull off:

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Next up? Presumably anyone and everything. Nothing is safe from South Park, even decades into its run.

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