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June 24, 2008

South Park vs. Heavy Metal

The early-eighties cartoon movie I mean.

Growing up, I think most of us experienced four painful disappointments that shook us out of childhood's innocence:

1) Santa Claus isn't real

2) life is pain

3) dreams are lies


4) Heavy Metal.

How could something that seemed so awesome turn out to be nothing but an alien Harold Ramis doing blow and an orange John Candy running around with his dork hanging out?

Despite the fact that the movie sucked preposterously, even discounting for the unrealistic expectations of a sixth grader, I still like the clips of the movie. All of that initial promise, none of the the grinding existential pain of realizing pretty much everything sucks.

When Kenny "cheeses" -- gets high by sniffing a cat's spray -- he hallucinates a magical world of high fantasy in which Heavy Metal was actually pretty cool.

That's an assemblage of different clips from the episode, cut to fit the song's full length. You can see clips from the epsiode at South Park Studios, and">the full episode is here.

Though, true to the source material, it seems that clips set to Takin' a Ride are better anyway.

Thanks to Cindy.

More: David (Se7en) Fincher to direct a new Heavy Metal project.

Thanks to Yarakai for pointing me to the full episode.

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