“South Park” takes aim at Royal Wedding

By Tom Comi

Nobody is better than taking shots at people who take themselves too seriously than Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and tonight they use their show South Park to unload on the recent Royal Wedding.

Entitled “Royal Pudding” and airing at 10pm ET on Comedy Central, the episode revolves around the nuptials between the prince of Canada and his soon-to-be princess.

“It is a joyous time for all Canadians as the royal wedding commences,” Comedy Central said in a release. “But just as the prince and princess are about to be joined for all eternity, the princess is abducted. All Canadians are called upon to help save the princess.”

Although the hilarious animated comedy is obviously poking fun at the recent wedding of Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton in London last month, Parker and Stone have never missed an opportunity to make Canada the butt of their jokes.

Who can forget their brilliant 1999 Oscar-nominated song “Blame Canada” from the movie South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, in which they skewered the likes of Celine Dion, Margaret Trudeau, Bryan Adams and Anne Murray?

It’s amazing to think that South Park has been on the air for 15 years, but it’s probably safe to say it will always have an audience as long as there are celebrities and politicians who take themselves too seriously. And as evidenced by tonight’s parody, Parker and Stone are always ready to pounce.


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