If there's one thing that South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone know how to do, it's rip on celebrities. Since the show's early days, they've relied on making fun of famous people for laughs, and boy, has it worked well. No one seems to be safe from the wrath of South Park – musicians like Bono, Phil Collins, and Lars Ulrich have all been mocked, as well as actors like Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, Rosie O'Donnell, and so many more.
One of the attacks was on singer/songwriter Lorde, in the third episode of season 18 titled "The Cissy." In the episode, Lorde is revealed to be none other than Randy Marsh, who reveals that the writing process includes singing on the toilet and auto-tuning it. Although Lorde took the jokes in stride, other people, like Tom Cruise, have taken offense to their appearances on the show.
Season 8, Episode 6 - "The Jeffersons"
When the Jacksons, err... Jeffersons come to South Park, Mr. Jefferson instantly connects with the young boys of South Park. Cartman and Mr. Jefferson form a special bond, until Mr. Jefferson goes nuts, as his face begins to fall off. The plastic surgery jokes are there, the pedophile jokes are there... it's nothing groundbreaking, but South Park's spin on Michael Jackson ended up being a very memorable episode.1,187195Was this savage?
Season 14, Episode 9 - "It's a Jersey Thing"When people from New Jersey start migrating to South Park, the townspeople come to the realization that these people are both extremely unintelligent and disturbingly crazy. Although the Real Housewives of New Jersey take a lot of the brunt, the Jersey Shore cast isn't spared any humiliation, either. Snooki is portrayed as a monster who likes to rape men while yelling, "Snooki make smush mush."1,051174Was this savage?
Season 11, Episode 9 - "More Crap"Randy takes the biggest crap in the world, only to be bested by Bono. Through much investigation, the boys find out that Bono didn't take the biggest crap in the world – he literally is the biggest piece of crap in the world. The "yeah yeah yeah" song also seems to be making fun of Bono's music, especially when it plays as he's flaunting in front of poor African people.1,023171Was this savage?
Season 12, Episode 8 - "The China Problem"Poking fun of the 2008 film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, this episode depicts George Lucas and Steven Spielberg raping Indiana Jones (as well as a Stormtrooper, as seen in the video above.) The episode is a criticism of the duo's more recent work and how they've sullied the franchises that were once so imaginative and fun.906193Was this savage?