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'South Park' Predicted 'Pokemon Go' in 1999 Episode

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    Monica Garske
    The school bus from "South Park" was among the many props from the long-running series that lined the streets outside of San Diego Comic-Con on July 22, 2016.

    "South Park" co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have been getting the same question over and over on the eve of the premiere of the show's 20th season: When are they going to do a "Pokemon Go" episode?

    Their answer? They already did ... 17 years ago.

    Parker and Stone on Friday at Comic-Con said their season 11 episode "Chinpokomon," in which a seemingly harmless fad is actually a recruitment strategy for the Japanese army, is basically a "Pokemon Go" episode already.

    Stone laughed that the app-based phenomenon "ripped off" their thing.

    "South Park" has a big presence at the annual fan convention with an art exhibit and a massive mock-up of the cut-out town outside the convention center.

    Season 20 starts airing on Comedy Central on Sept. 14.