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"Blame Canada" is a song from the 1999 animated film South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut. It features Sheila Broflovski rallying the parents of South Park against Canada for producing a raunchy film that she claims has corrupted their children, though the blame is really on the parents for not protecting their children from such media.
The song was performed by Sheila Broflovski, Sharon Marsh, Liane Cartman, and Mrs. McCormick's voice actress the late Mary Kay Bergman. A chorus was also included for the other parents, such as Gerald Broflovski, and Linda and Stephen Stotch.
Times have changed,
Our kids are getting worse!
They won't obey their parents,
They just want to fart and curse!
Should we blame the government?
Or blame society?
Or should we blame the images on TV?
No, blame Canada!
With all their beady little eyes,
And flapping heads so full of lies!
We need to form a full assault!
It's Canada's fault!
Don't blame me,
For my son Stan,
He saw the darn cartoon,
And now he's off to join the Klan!
And my boy Eric once,
Had my picture on his shelf,
But now when I see him he tells me to f*ck myself!
Well, blame Canada!
It seems that everything's gone wrong,
Since Canada came along!
They're not even a real country anyway!
My son could have been a doctor or a lawyer, rich and true,
Instead he burned up like a piggy on a barbecue!
Should we blame the matches?
Should we blame the fire?
Or the doctors who allowed him to expire?
With all their hockey hullabaloo,
And that bitch Anne Murray too!
Shame on Canada!
The smut we must stop,
The trash we will stash,
The laughter and fun,
Must all be undone,
We must blame them and cause a fuss,
Before somebody thinks of blaming us!
- The song was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1999, but was not allowed to be performed because of its use of the word "f*ck". So for 72nd Academy Awards show, late comedian Robin Williams performed a censored version of the song that featured the chorus gasping as opposed to the use of the profanity.
- An 8-bit instrumental version was used in the Canadian areas of the video game South Park: The Stick of Truth.
- The song was featured on the album South Park (Original Soundtrack).
- An instrumental version of the song was featured on the The Bucket List (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). The album featured the score of the film The Bucket List, also composed by Marc Shaiman, and some of his greatest hits.