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Brad Paisley guest stars on 'South Park' tonight

April 25, 2012 |  8:05 am

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A guest appearance on “South Park” can constitute heaven or hell for a musician, depending on where that musician ranks on the like/dislike meter of show creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

Remember the show's savage skewerings of Barbra Streisand and Stevie Nicks?

Fortunately for country singer, songwriter and guitarist Brad Paisley, Parker and Stone appear to be fans and they’ve lined him up for an animated drop-in on the episode airing Wednesday.

Paisley, one of the headliners at this weekend's Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio, appears as himself singing the national anthem at the start of a Denver Nuggets basketball game, then turns up later in the episode singing a duet with Eric Cartman.

Self-professed techno-geek Paisley has sent out a couple of tweets on the experience: “Spent the day Sunday @SouthPark,” he tweeted on Monday. “You all might want to watch this Wednesday. So seriously.”

On Tuesday, he shared a photo that he described as “Signing my new 8x10 headshot @SouthPark. …if I may say, I make a handsome cartoon. Well, you be the judge of that.” He also included the URL for the referenced image: http://lockerz.com/s/203821797.

“South Park” airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m on Comedy Central.


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Image: Brad Paisley's animated character on "South Park." Courtesy of Comedy Central.