When the co-creators of “South Park,” Trey Parker and Matt Stone, showed up at the 2000 Academy Awards ceremony wearing gowns similar to those worn by Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow at previous awards shows, some people blew it off as the guys being their normal irreverent selves.
Others no doubt wondered if the pair had imbibed in a little recreational pharmaceuticals.
As it turns out, yes. To both.
That year, Parker and Marc Shaiman were nominated for a Best Original Song Oscar for “Blame Canada” from the 1999 movie, “South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut.” And because Parker and his partner-in-crime Stone are nothing if not unconventional, they thought it would be funny to go to the ceremony wearing the then-iconic dresses.
This past March, they told David Letterman they had indeed been “Sheening [their] heads off.” But without specifics, many thought they meant they’d been high on cocaine — which, lo these several months ago, was Charlie Sheen’s (alleged) drug of choice.
But not so, they now say. It wasn’t cocaine! It was acid. Which, when you think about it, really makes a lot more sense.
On Thursday night’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” the dynamic duo explained.
We thought of it the week before. We had tuxes as a backup because we thought we were gonna chicken out. And we did. And we were like let’s not do that. Let’s not do that. But then we were like, “let’s take a little bit of acid.” So we did that and of course an hour later we were like, “WE GOTTA WEAR THE DRESSES.”
The thing is we didn’t take a lot of acid. So we were coming down on the acid in the audience and were like, “No fun. No fun. Oh God please don’t let us win. Please don’t let us win.”
Watch the video below for the interview: