Fan Question: I know there’s usually stories that inspire South Park episodes and jokes, is there anything like that behind Al Gore and ManBearPig?
Answer: Yep, there definitely is. Al Gore came out with a documentary called “An Inconvenient Truth” right around the time that episode came out (in 2006). In it, Gore preaches about the super-cereal affect of global warming and how he’s really serious, and no one is listening to him.
In simpler words, ManBearPig is an allegory for Global Warming. Watch this clip, it might make a little more sense now. EXCELSIOR!!