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About (Late) Last Night: Trey Parker shares his '80s love ballad with Jimmy Fallon [Video]

March 24, 2011 |  8:47 am

 

On Wednesday night, "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone stopped by "Late Night" to plug their latest irreverent endeavor, "The Book of Mormon." The Broadway musical -- about two Mormon missionaries in Uganda -- is already generating positive reviews, even with Mormons. As Jimmy Fallon pointed out in his interview with the duo, a Broadway musical is the next logical step for Parker and Stone, whose comedy has always depended heavily on music -- who can forget songs like "Blame Canada" and "I'm So Ronery"? (Warning: both songs contain language that some will find offensive). 

But as Fallon's crack team of producers discovered, Parker's history of satirical songwriting dates back at least to the mid-1980s. Fallon held up a weathered-looking cassette tape called "Immature: A Collection of Love Ballads for the '80s Man," and declared, "This is one of my favorite things ever." Parker and his friend David Goodman recorded the album back in high school, selling copies for $5 a pop -- and soon turned a tidy enough profit that Parker could quit his job at Pizza Hut. The tracks include titles like "Dead Ballerina" and "You're Not Worth the Dirt on the Lint Between my Toes," but the real gem is a song called "I Spit on Your Love." Click above to hear the surprisingly catchy ballad in all its glory. Warning: You might be singing it to yourself all day.

--Meredith Blake

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