November 4th, 2010
11:37 AM ET

'South Park' lampoons Nike, BP and LeBron

"South Park" spoofed the LeBron James ad -- this time with the help of a cartoon Tony Hayward.

You know you're on the right path when the makers of "South Park" have their sights squarely on you.

And they did that last night with the talk of the NBA season, LeBron James, who has taken the Heat, so to speak, in Miami and from the media after his lengthy and drawn-out decision process following his free agency.

And the hits didn't stop there. They kept on coming when James and Nike teamed up for an ad now famously known as "What Should I Do."

"What should I do?" James says in the ad. "Should I admit that I made mistakes?"

So leave it to Matt Stone and Trey Parker to kick it up a notch and spoof the ad in their latest episode of the Comedy Central animated series. And who better to be the new face of the "What Should I Do?" ad in their opinion - BP's Tony Hayward, of course.

SouthParkStudios.com: Watch the clip here

"Hello, I'm Tony Hayward," the clip begins. "The tragic spill in the Gulf is a disaster that should have never happened. And as head of the oil company responsible, I'd like to say, "What should I do?"

"Should I admit we've made mistakes? Should I remind you we've done this before? What should I do," the ad continues.

The ad continues to lampoon both King James' PR stunt, with the seriousness of Hayward's actual PR issue with the Gulf of Mexico, and many other high-profile folks struggling with either very real - or very lame - existential crises.

And in true "South Park" fashion, it has everyone talking about it today.

soundoff (27 Responses)
  1. Ravil Sweeney

    I saw the episode and thought it was so awesome...

    November 4, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • SoArizona

      Can't wait for them to sink their teeth into THIS election. Another Obama episode. . . That would make me be lmao

      November 5, 2010 at 2:18 am | Report abuse |
  2. Virginia Collins

    Funny BP Spoof!
    http://www. atom.com/funny_videos/cease_bp_apology_outtakes/

    November 4, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Carlos

    uhhhh. Matt Stone. Trey Parker. Put the bong down and write the story 😉

    November 4, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Green eyed monster, you.

      November 4, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. WhiteKong78

    I'm sorry.... I'm sorry.... Blink blink. Captain Hindsight is hilarious and is the perfect metaphor for those who do nothing to solve the problems despite their infinite wisdom. All anyone in the media does is have "experts" who assess blame without offering new and comprehensive solutions to prevent further problems.

    November 4, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Charles

    I wonder if they'll back down and apologize if BP threatens to kill them like they ran from the Islamist threats a few months ago.

    November 4, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Colin

      Actually they didn't back down, Comedy Central did idiot. They made the episode and Comedy Central censored it.......

      November 4, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      boolya!

      November 4, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      I mean SNAP!

      November 4, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Joe

    I miss Saddam 🙁

    November 4, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Virginia Collins

      who doesn't!?

      November 4, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Just because he's in Hell with his bf Satan doesn't mean he cant still do a guest appearance!

      November 4, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Scottish Mama

    Snap!

    November 4, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  8. jane

    they spoofed totoro!!!!!! lmfao

    November 4, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  9. cavepearl

    @Jane, I thought I was the only one that notice the MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO references. Only Trey and Matt could succesfully cross pollinate Miyazaki and Lovecraft. LOL!

    November 4, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. jsun

    make a commercial for lindsay lohan next! "What should I do?" *snorting sounds*

    November 4, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Rebecca

    Miyazaki+Lovecraft=Best Episode Ever

    November 4, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  12. kim

    Trey or Matt Oh I want to have one of there baby they seem so down to earth and fun they really make you see how ridiculas people can be they poke fun at anything that trey parker an matt stone. It must be fun working with them. I wonder if they pay well. That cartman is the character of most racist white men. You cant take this show serious you just have 2 laugh! My kind of humor the way some people act about this cartoon are you serious...hahaha

    November 4, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Marshall

    Totally agree Kim. I love how they poke fun of stupid blacks and mexicans too. Nobody is off limits fir them. I especially like the stereotyping of gays as well.

    November 4, 2010 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Gilbert

    Is that right Marshall? Or maybe you just wanna get close to Kim? You feel if you kiss up to her, she will return your move with a green light into her heart. Keep dreaming, punk.

    November 4, 2010 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Michelle

    Gilbert, I think Marshall was using sarcasm...

    November 4, 2010 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
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