With songs like "Wynona's Big Brown Beaver
" and "Tommy The Cat
," it's no surprise that Primus are favorites of Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of the TV series South Park
. After creating some widely circulated shorts featuring the exploits of Stan, Cartman, Kyle and Kenny (and Jesus... and Santa...), Parker and Stone got a deal from Comedy Central to create the show, which first aired in 1997. Their choice for the theme song was Primus.
In our interview with Les Claypool of Primus
, he explained that he saw the Spirit of Christmas South Park
short before writing the theme. He quickly came up with the "Going down to South Park, going to have..." idea, and filled it in from there, building a call-and-response with the kid characters into it.