‘South Park’ to Take on Taylor Swift, Kurt Cobain, U2

Marc Hogan

By Marc Hogan

Lead News Writer
on 12.09.14 in News

South Park has long been known to cross over into the music realm now and then, from the actual Radiohead’s cannibalistic cameo to a couple of Kanye West parody episodes. This season, the Comedy Central animated show has taken its pop satire to a new extreme, with a running plot involving 45-year-old Randy Marsh being Lorde’s secret identity. Most recently, that got all the more complicated with an episode drawing in Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea, as well as holograms of both Michael Jackson and Tupac Shakur.

On December 10, South Park looks poised to go still further with “The Washington Redskins’ Go Fuck Yourself Holiday Special.” The episode’s preview clip, which you can watch below, shows Taylor Swift and Bill Cosby sitting together on a couch. Also joining the list of musical acts caricatured by South Park this season will be U2 and Lady Gaga. As for holograms, we see Kurt Cobain and Elvis Presley, while Jackson’s projection stars, of course, in a live TV production of Peter Pan.

Check it out below, and try to imagine anyone involved responding with the good-natured charm of Lorde singing her own South Park parody song.