‘South Park’ Hits the Natural History Museum, Aims for the Hope Diamond

“About Last Night” South Park episode sheds light on the recent election


Stealing the Hope Diamond from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is about as easy as getting Eric Cartman to share a pot pie. However, reliable sources—the creative team behind South Park—indicate otherwise. You remember all the head butting between Obama and McCain, right? Turns out it was all a front for a multi-million dollar jewelry heist à la Ocean's Eleven. Can they do it? Check out the clip above to preview some animated mayhem here at the Smithsonian. (And, for more mature viewers, you can watch the entire, uncensored episode online.)

About Jesse Rhodes

Jesse Rhodes is a former Smithsonian magazine staffer. Jesse was a contributor to the Library of Congress World War II Companion.

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