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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Rush reference on latest episode of South Park
11:15PM EST | comments (26) |

UPDATE - 5/12@7:13AM: The episode is now available online at this link along with some more details. The Rush reference comes at about the 6-minute mark. Rush is performing at a candlelight vigil for the princess where they play a version of Candle in the Wind but with a distinctive Rush sound. Geddy sings the line, ... it seems to me you lived your life like a flower breaking wind... and then farts. Alex then shoots himself and Geddy breaks down crying... :)

There was a Rush reference on tonight's episode of the animated series South Park (Season 15, Episode 3 - Royal Pudding). Here's the episode's synopsis to set things up:

The prince of Canada is about to take a princess and thousands have gathered for the royal wedding. Ike Broflovski is obsessed with it. When they're about to get married, the princess is abducted. All Canadians must find her, and Ike answers the call to arms.

At one point in the episode they mention the Canadian rock group Rush then cut to the band performing for an audience. While playing, Alex ends up shooting himself in the head because he is so distraught from the kidnapping. Coincidentally Royal Pudding happens to be the 212th episode of South Park. Thanks to cartmancop for the heads up.

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are big Rush fans and friends of the band. They famously created the Lil' Rush concert video that was shown just prior to Rush's performance of Tom Sawyer on the Snakes & Arrows tour.

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#26 - Posted 5/16/11 @10:55PM by mission

THEY KILLED ALEX!!!
#25 - Posted 5/14/11 @9:52AM by RushFanForever [contact]

Matt Stone was also in the Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage documentary.

link
#24 - Posted 5/13/11 @11:44PM by RushFanForever [contact]

Here it is on YouTube. I am not sure how long it will be up for.

link
#23 - Posted 5/13/11 @11:18AM by The_Righteous_Rise [contact]

oh my god they killed lerxst...YOU BASTARDS!
#22 - Posted 5/12/11 @10:48PM by Neil_Rulz [contact]

#21 - Caught the rerun tonight and when I switched back to the hockey game they're playing Limelight. Sweet!
#21 - Posted 5/12/11 @10:04PM by double-agent [contact]

It's being re-run on the Comedy Channel at 9:30 CST!!! Totally recording it!!
#20 - Posted 5/12/11 @4:53PM by A-CELL-OF-AWARENESS [contact]

park0524 - i was thinking the same thing!
#19 - Posted 5/12/11 @4:17PM by More Evil Twin of ByTor

Poor Alex. He let his passions get away from him...
#18 - Posted 5/12/11 @4:03PM by RushInHawaii [contact]

Hilarious and irreverent, which is tradition.
#17 - Posted 5/12/11 @3:26PM by park0524 [contact]

that's alot of handguns for Canada, isn't it?

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