South Park has commented on current affairs for over 25 years. Due in part to its tight production schedule, the long-running series by Trey Parker And Matt Stone has managed to comment on the affair with biting accuracy and effective resolution. This approach earned them a lot of controversy, but their influence is undeniable, especially when it comes to their portrayal of celebrity.

Some are fair and balanced portrayals, while others are complete nonsense with the way they represent actors, musicians, and political figures. Nevertheless, they often help create some of the show’s best episodes and help remind people why South Park is one of the best adult animated shows on TV.



10 ‘Fish Stick’ – Kanye West

Kanye West prepares to swim in Fish Sticks (South Park)
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Season 13, Episode 5 (2009)

One day Jimmy cracks a prank involving a fish stick, which amuses Cartman. The joke immediately became very popular, and everyone couldn’t stop laughing. Everyone except rappers Kanye West. He didn’t understand its meaning, and his huge ego wouldn’t let anyone explain it to him.

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Soon his inability to understand simple jokes becomes so severe that he starts killing people and threatens Cartman and Jimmy’s lives. In the end, he seems to have finally caught on to the joke—as a means of discovering his identity and love of fish.

9 ‘The Passion of the Jew’ — Mel Gibson

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Season 8, Episode 3 (2004)

Passion of Christ been coming to the theater near South Park. While Cartman sees it as an opportunity to form an anti-Semitic army, Kyle is horrified by its violent content, making him feel guilty for being Jewish. Meanwhile, Stan and Kenny hate him and decide to get their money back. To get their money, they go all the way to the movie director’s house — Mel Gibsons.

Gibson is depicted as a Daffy Duck-esque lunatic who enjoys torturing himself and refuses to return their money to the boys. He ended up chasing them in a Crazy Max-truck style, wear Brave heartfacepaint, and destroy the venue theater Interest are playing.

8 ‘Raising the Bar’ — Honey Boo Boo & James Cameron

Honey Boo Boo is held by his mother in South Park
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Season 16, Episode 9 (2012)

While dealing with Cartman getting a mobility scooter, Kyle takes notice Here Comes Dear Boo Boo for the first time. The program really surprised him, especially with Dear Boo Boo showing off his heart attack. When Cartman learns that Token has built a similar program around him, he challenges Honey Boo Boo to a fight on the White House Lawn.

While the beloved film director James Cameron embark on an expedition to the bottom of the ocean to raise standards – it even got its own theme song. By the time he completed this task, the people watching the fight had begun to realize how low their standard of entertainment was.

7 The ‘Jefferson Family’ — Michael Jackson

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Season 8, Episode 6 (2004)

The boys meet a new kid named Blanket, who introduces them to his father, Michael Jefferson. While Cartman admires Mr.’s childish lifestyle. Jefferson, Stan and Kyle are put off by his neglectful parenting and eccentric attitude.

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As the episode progresses, it becomes clear that Mr. Jefferson was shy around adults, didn’t want to grow up, and was addicted to plastic surgery. It’s no surprise that this character is a parody of the late singer/songwriter Michael Jackson. It’s such a striking metaphor that the only attempt to separate the two is to give them different names and fake mustaches.

6 ‘The New Terrance and Phillip Movie Trailer’ — Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe threatens a man in a sailor suit in South Park
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Season 6, Episode 5 (2002)

The trailer for the new Terrance and Phillip film is on TV tonight, and the kids can’t wait. But they have to find a working TV somewhere in town to watch it during a commercial break for a show called Fight Around the World With Russell Crowe.

The show itself is involved Crow and his lifelike tugboat Tuggy sails across the world and beats the snot of random people. A cross between Popeye and Steve IrwinCrowe even beat up the editor of his show and played music bad enough to make poor Tuggy self-injure.

5 ‘Stuck in the Closet’ – Tom Cruise

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Season 9, Episode 12 (2005)

Stan is tested at a Scientology center, and his results are so high that some Scientologists believe he is the direct reincarnation of their founder. L. Ron Hubbard. Soon she became a sensation, getting attention from Mission Impossible And Top Guns star Tom Cruise.

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After hearing Stan’s disapproval of his act, he locks himself in Stan’s closet and refuses to come out. Everyone, including Nicole Kidman And John Travolta, constantly trying to get Cruise to “come out of the closet” while he stubbornly refuses. Cruise then became the infamous two-part villain for South Park’s 200th episode.

4 ‘Spoiled Stupid Whore Video Playset’ — Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton hugs Butters dressed as a teddy bear in South Park
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Season 8, Episode 12 (2004)

Paris Hilton had come to South Park, and everyone was excited about his arrival. Unfortunately, all the girls at school want to emulate him, much to Wendy’s dismay. After Paris’ dog shoots himself to escape his controlling behavior, he chooses Butters as his next pet.

While Butters cringes at the thought of being his pet, especially wearing a little bear suit, his parents are happy with the financial benefits. Finally, Paris finally faces a challenge against Mr. Garrison’s lover, Mr. Slave, ending in a rather disgusting look.

3 ‘Mecha-Streisand’ — Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand's Giant Robot terrorizes South Park
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Season 1, Episode 12 (1998)

While on a field trip, Cartman and Kyle come across an ancient triangular stone. Unfortunately, this news caught the attention of film and Broadway superstars Barbra Streisand. Turns out the diamond was the last piece he needed to transform into a giant robot and take over the world.

The only thing that can stop it is the combined power of Leonard Maltin, Sidney PoitierAnd Robert Smith. Needless to say, the real Streisand was not amused, and the South Park team would continue to boo her for the next few years.

2 ‘More Bullshit’ — Bono

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Season 11, Episode 9 (2007)

After several weeks of constipation, Randy finally produced the world’s largest poop. However, his record appears to be being beaten by an unlikely rival—the rock star, frontman U2, and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Songwriter Bono. Randy is determined to win the record, while Bono stubbornly refuses to be “number two” at everything he does.

It all comes to a head when Stan discovers that Bono didn’t break the record; he IS the record. It’s a poop-packed episode that ties it all together by mocking one of the world’s most prominent musicians.

1 ‘Worldwide Privacy Tour’ – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Canadian princes and princesses come to South Park
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Season 26, Episode 2 (2023)

South Park have used Canadian soil as the basis for their mockery of the British Royal Family before, but “The Worldwide Privacy Tour” is their biggest parody of the monarchy. Loosely modeled after The Duke and Duchess of Sussexthe prince and princess of Canada will go on a book tour and end up in South Park.

They moved across the street from Kyle, announcing and repeating that the number one thing they sought was privacy—even though their activity seemed to demand attention. In the end, Kyle convinced the prince that he and his wife were trying to control their brand instead of allowing themselves free rein.

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