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11 Times 'South Park' Absolutely Roasted Famous Celebrities

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South Park has been entertaining us since 1997 with its intelligent yet disgusting humor, and a big part of that has been their commentary on celebrities. Matt Stone and Trey Parker are always ready to approach fame and infamy with a cynical look, and they don't pull any punches. In the case of these 11 celebrities, they're not afraid to get positively nasty when it comes to their parodies.

Barbara Streisand becomes Mechagodzilla

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The singer comes to South Park seeking the Diamond of Pantheos, a mystical artifact that'll keep her young forever. She kidnaps the kids, and then attacks the town in her giant Mechagodzilla form.

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The only things that can stop her are a team of critic Leonard Maltin (who turns into fellow Godzilla opponent Jet Jaguar), actor Syndey Poitier (who turns into Gamera), and The Cure frontman Robert Smith (who not only turns into Mothra but is also voiced by the man himself).

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Phil Collins carries his Oscar everywhere

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South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut was nominated for a Best Original Song Oscar for "Blame Canada!" (which was performed by Robin Williams at the show!) but lost to Phil Collins' "You'll Be In My Heart" from Disney's Tarzan.

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Not one to pass up an opportunity to mock an opponent, the boys portrayed Collins as a bitter grump who lives to ruin fun things and carries his Oscar with him wherever he goes. He even plays his Oscar song, now retitled "You'll Be Inside Of Me."

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Russell Crowe is Fightin' 'Round the World

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Parodying the actor's notorious mean streak, South Park had Russell Crowe don a sailor suit and travel the world with his tugboat friend Tugger, getting into fights wherever he goes.

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He routinely fights children and the elderly, and then performs one of his band's songs, which results in Tugger attempting suicide.

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Tom Cruise won't come out of the closet

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When Stan becomes the Church of Scientology's new messiah, he's approached by their most famous of members; Tom Cruise. After Stan says his acting is just "okay," Cruise has a breakdown and locks himself in Stan's closet, refusing to come out.

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He is later joined by John Travolta, and then R. Kelly, who performs his own rendition of "Trapped In The Closet." This is of course in reference to the constant rumors of Cruise being a closet homosexual.

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Steven Spielberg and George Lucas ruin their movies

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When the director duo decide to "improve" Raiders of the Lost Ark like they did their other movies (IE by adding nonsensical extra scenes and needless CG) the boys do their best to save the movie.

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In the end, the result is so awful that it causes the filmmakers' heads to explode, as per the ending of Raiders.

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Ben Affleck dates "Jennifer Lopez" (Cartman's hand puppet)

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When Cartman turns his left hand into "Jennifer Lopez" and performs her new hit song, "Taco Kisses," Ben Affleck leaves the real Jennifer Lopez for Cartman's hand.

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Their relationship gets heated to the point of being genuinely unsettling, and all in the name of pointing out the actor's fickle dating history.

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Click to the next page for some of the most brutal celebrity parodies on South Park

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