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Top 20 Best South Park Celebrity Impersonations

VOICE OVER: Phoebe de Jeu WRITTEN BY: Matt Klem
These "South Park" celebrity impersonations were savage. Our countdown includes Rob Reiner, Jennifer Lopez, Kanye West, and more!
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Top 20 South Park Celebrity Impersonations


Welcome to WatchMojo and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 20 South Park Celebrity Impersonations.

For this list, we’re looking at more celebs that this hit show has satirized, poked fun at, and in some cases just downright destroyed with its visceral sense of humor.

Which celebrity send-up had you in stitches? Let us know in the comments below!

#20: Snooki


When flipping through the pages of the reality TV book of stars, you may not recognize the name Nicole Polizzi. Yet for fans of the “Jersey Shore” reality show, Snooki is a name that will ring a bell. A breakout personality from the series, Snooki’s antics ran the gamut making her notoriously famous for her overly friendly personality. South Park took a jab at the entire reality show in the “It’s a Jersey Thing” episode. Snooki is portrayed as a goblin-like creature that attacks any man she encounters within the town while mumbling her name and other sounds no one can understand.

#19: The Jonas Brothers


Season 13 of South Park opened with Kenny getting himself a new girlfriend. To gain her favor, he takes her to a “Jonas Brothers” concert to which she is eternally excited about, but equally provides fans of the show an extra treat. Not only did it give us a chance to see Godzilla Mickey Mouse (a fabulous impersonation by the way), it gave us a great send-up of the trio of singers. Between the over-use of “bay bae” in their singing to the suggestive dances in front of the young audience, it’s everything you need to know about the Disney-era Jonas Brothers.

#18: Bono


Apparently Bono is not just the lead singer of U2; he is also an actual, literal piece of crap. When Randy Marsh takes a record-setting crap, he steals the title away from – you guessed it – Bono, who is none too pleased, let us tell you. But then it’s revealed that Bono hadn’t previously taken the world’s biggest crap; he IS the world’s biggest crap, the second talking piece of poo in the “South Park” universe, but the first to take the form of a human. According to the show, it’s his status as a hunk of excrement that explains why Bono can do so much good in the world yet still appear like a huge turd.

#17: Phil Collins


Let this be a lesson to all future musicians: should you ever find yourself competing with Trey Parker and Matt Stone for a Best Original Song Oscar, then do yourself a favor and pull out, because the consequences for beating them won’t be to your liking. Genesis singer Phil Collins learned this the hard way after “You’ll Be in My Heart” won over “Blame Canada” at the 2000 Academy Awards. As revenge, the creators had Collins make an appearance in South Park, where he was depicted as a boring singer that’s constantly clutching his Oscar…which was later shoved where the sun don’t shine. Lovely.

#16: Michael Jackson


Despite his alias of Michael Jefferson, it’s obvious who “South Park” is targeting here. The childish singer has made numerous appearances over the years, most notably in the episode when he moves to South Park to get away from the constant accusations of inappropriate behavior. After his neglected son, Blanket, makes friends with Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman, Jackson tries to join the fun as a way of living out the childhood he missed. Even as a ghost or a hologram, the infantile Jackson can’t deal with what people say about him: ‘so ignorant’.

#15: Jeff Bezos


He’s the founder of one of the largest companies in the world. He recently used his billion dollar fortune to take a trip to outer space. His company is even responsible for powering many of the world’s websites. With all of that fame and fortune, none of it comes close to being mocked on South Park. Shown in season 22’s two parter about Amazon’s fulfillment centers, Jeff Bezos is shown as a man with an extremely large head, who seems to speak telepathically. Inspired by an old episode of Star Trek, it’s the perfect depiction of a man who seems to have grown to be so much more than just another corporate mogul.

#14: Barbra Streisand


The singer has been cited as Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s most hated celebrity and she certainly gets one of the more abstract treatments of any famous person. Depicted as “Mecha-Streisand,” she destroys South Park after obtaining an ancient artifact from the boys by tormenting them with her singing. It takes the likes of Leonard Maltin, Sidney Poitier and Robert Smith of The Cure to eventually destroy her with their Kaiju transformation abilities, but Tom Cruise and his fellow pissed off celebrities later revive her. This time, only a duet with Neil Diamond can mollify the gargantuan robotic musical diva.

#13: Michael Bay


It may only be a short cameo, but that’s all “South Park” needs to discredit this director. After he’s brought in as a consultant on how to deal with a security threat, all Bay can do is spout off ideas for special effects. The military council eventually calls him out on it and demands ideas instead, but of course Bay being Bay, he doesn’t know the difference. We didn’t think it was possible to burn a celebrity this badly in thirty seconds, but once again Matt Stone and Trey Parker found a way.

#12: Al Gore


Poor Al has done a lot of good in his career, but if that were to stop Matt Stone and Trey Parker from mocking the former Vice President, what kind of satirists would they be? Depicted as…unstable and almost insane when it comes to his search for the imaginary ManBearPig, Gore is sometimes seen wearing a cape while running around, pretending to fly. Speaking in an effeminate manner, Gore is perfectly detached from reality, living in a world where an animal can be half man, half bear, and half pig all at the same time.

#11: Cesar Millan


Despite being just a kid, Cartman’s misbehavior can at times be a force of nature that not even his mother can stop. Who else, then, could possibly control the boy? Why, the Dog Whisperer of course! While he’s well known for his work with canines, in the world of South Park, Cesar Millan turns out to be the one person able to keep Cartman in check. How? By treating him like a dog. Despite the role reversal, Millan actually gets off rather easy, considering he’s portrayed in a positive light. He reined in and owned Cartman at every turn; how’s that for an achievement?

#10: Rob Reiner


He’s given us “The Princess Bride,” “Stand By Me,” and a few other good flicks, which in “South Park” just gets you portrayed as a fat, arrogant mess of a man who cares more about pushing his ideas onto people than actually following his own creed. When the boys blame the tobacco industry for their smoking, Reiner rallies the town against it… by means of creating a commercial that nearly kills the kids for the sake of realism. It’s probably not the best idea to take health advice from a man full of green goo.

#9: Mark Zuckerberg


No matter how you look at it, Facebook is a website that changed the world. We’ll let you decide whether that’s for the good or not, but in South Park, they certainly had their opinion. It’s here we see the town up in arms over misinformation being spread on Facebook, so they invite its founder, Mark Zuckerberg to talk about it. Much like his answers during the 2018 congressional hearings, his depiction in South Park is of a man who dodges questions, and spouts a lot of misunderstood nonsense. He randomly shows up in people’s homes, and seems utterly oblivious to how the real world works. We’re not sure if it’s funny, or just disturbing.

#8: Tom Cruise


All aspects of Cruise’s controversial personality and lifestyle are heavily parodied in the classic and controversial episode “Trapped in the Closet.” When he’s led to believe that Stan is the reincarnation of Scientology founder, L. Ron Hubbard, Cruise sycophantically seeks his approval. He’s utterly devastated when Stan admits he’s not as good an actor as some others in Hollywood, so he barricades himself away and waits for various celebs to attempt to lure him out of the literal closet. Likely as a form of retaliation at the real Cruise after he had a re-run of the episode banned, poor old Tom gets it again in some later episodes.

#7: Russell Crowe


This Australian actor aptly has a show called “Russell Crowe Fightin’ Around the World” and that title really says it all; Crowe randomly beats people up who are even slightly critical about his work – and even a few who aren’t, to be honest. Along with his good friend Tugger (a boat), the incredibly offensive Australian beats up folks and calls them various names. Perhaps worst of all, he even beats up a cancer patient in a misguided attempt to fight cancer itself. Even poor Tugger grows tired of Crowe’s antics in the end.

#6: James Cameron


He’s directed some of the most successful movies of all time, set a record by travelling deeper into the Mariana Trench than anyone else, and has one hell of a catchy theme song. On a mission to raise the bar of humanity, which dropped to new lows after we accepted Honey Boo Boo, Cameron once again descends into the darkness of the ocean, encountering Randy Newman along the way. While everyone else seems bored of his exploits, we can’t get enough of them. Oh, and congrats on being the only Canadian in South Park who doesn’t look like…well, every other Canadian.

#5: Jennifer Lopez


If you’re looking for an impersonation of J-Lo on South Park, you’ll have to pick one. The show featured two, very distinctly different versions of the singer/actress in the show’s 7th season. The life-like one certainly lines up with an exaggerated incarnation of the real deal. But for us, it’s Cartman’s hand puppet of J-Lo that takes the cake. Nothing more than hair and lipstick on Cartman’s thumb and forefinger, she’s the real star of this episode. Between singing about tacos and burritos, starring in a video, and having Ben Affleck fall in love with her, nothing could be a better send-up of the original.

#4: Mel Gibson


He’s one of the few “South Park” characters to have his real face used for his parody. When Stan and Kenny travel to Gibson’s house to get their money back for “The Passion of the Christ,” he promptly strips down and asks the boys to inflict pain on him. Now with the Braveheart blue face paint, Gibson chases the boys back to South Park where he insists that the whole town beat him down. He’s hilariously masochistic and ends this brilliant episode by, well...we can’t actually show you that. Just think, this episode actually came out two years before Gibson’s reputation went down the tubes.

#3: Caitlyn Jenner


Her gender affirmation caused a media storm, so of course “South Park” was going to take a stab at her. Contradicting popular opinion, Kyle states that coming out as transgender doesn’t make her a hero, and that she’s getting caught up in her own publicity. As if that weren’t bad enough, she goes onto to become the Vice President of the United States after running alongside Donald Trum – uh, we mean Garrison. Given her new position of power, we’re sure to see much more of her wacky antics in the coming years.

#2: Kanye West


Never have fish sticks been so funny. Well, unless you’re Yeezy. Apparently Kanye is the only one who doesn’t understand the childish gag as he goes on a murderous rampage in his attempt to have the joke explained. He eventually sets his ego aside and accepts his life as a gay fish. Now content with his newly found sexuality, he wastes no time mingling with other seafaring creatures. However, he eventually decides to marry a hobbit. This depiction perfectly captures the rapper’s egotistical nature, while throwing in just enough trademark “South Park” randomness to make this the ultimate celebrity send-up.

#1: Lorde


Randy Marsh is Lorde. That’s about the gist of it. Yet, somehow the way the show approaches the idea of Randy having a double life as the New Zealand pop star makes it work. While no one seems to be able to see through Randy’s flimsy disguise, which is limited to throwing on a dress and yelling out that he’s Lorde, there is also an odd sincerity to this running gag. Aside from the obvious joke of having Stan’s Dad pose as a young female singer, the way the characters speak so highly of her kind of makes us want Randy and Lorde to be the same person. We’re sure she was flattered.
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