Blame Parker, Not Canada

Since “Blame Canada,” the profane yet catchy number that served as the centerpiece of the movie “South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut,” received an Academy Award nomination for best song last week, the question arising in most people’s minds is: How on earth will the R-rated anthem be performed on Oscar night? (“When Canada is dead and gone/They’ll be no more Celine Dion” is one of the cleaner lines.) Lili Fini Zanuck, who is co-producing the March 26 Oscar event with husband Richard Zanuck, assures USA Today that the song won’t be bleeped. Lyricist Trey Parker, the “South Park” co-creator who shares the Oscar nomination with composer Marc Shaiman, is on alert to solve the problem comically, says Zanuck, who notes, “We won’t do anything to ‘Blame Canada,’ but Trey Parker is aware of the ABC censors.”

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