That time Trey Parker and Matt Stone took acid and went to the Oscars in drag
In honor of Sunday’s Academy Awards broadcast, the segment from the 2011 special “6 Days to Air: The Making of South Park” about Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s 2000 Oscars appearance has been making the rounds on Reddit. The duo was nominated for Best Original Song for “Blame Canada” from their musical (yes, it counts a musical) “South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut.”
What made their appearance so special? Besides the fact that they showed up in drag and Parker was specifically mimicking the revealing Versace dress Jennifer Lopez’s wore to the 2000 Grammys? They were on acid, of course! In addition to the dresses, Parker and Stone got hold of some sugarcubes doused in LSD from a friend.
“If you’ve taken acid, you know that one of the trippiest parts of being on any psychedelics is transition,” explained Stone. “When you go inside to outside or outside to inside. I will never forget the moment getting out of the limo and a thousand fucking people and every camera in the western hemisphere there. And it was like … let’s go!”