Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Curse of Chef Aid?

I was just watching this old South Park episode tonight, and I started thinking about all the people involved with it who have died.

Isaac Hayes, being the most recent, who did the voice of Chef, of course. Then there's Rick James, Joe Strummer, and Ol' Dirty Bastard (I don't think he made it into the final version of the episode) who voiced themselves. Finally, Johnnie Cochran, who didn't contribute his voice to the episode, was a character nonetheless. Wow. That's a body count of five people from one episode of a cartoon in just under ten years.

Oh, and that might also include Mary Kay Bergman, who did most of the female voices on the show for the first few years. That includes the Mayor of South Park, who appears in one scene after having sex with Chef, but Bergman isn't listed in the credits. Bergman killed herself on Veterans' Day in 1999. That might make six.

Coincidence? Yeah, probably.

Update: Related.

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