22 years ago today, in a simpler time known as 1999, Korn absolutely crushed their appearance on South Park.
A meeting of two of the biggest counter-cultural forces of the era, Korn's guest-starring turn in this Halloween themed episode of South Park, has lingered long in the memory of Gen-X and elder Millenial Maniacs.
In the episode, Korn (voicing themselves) accept an offer to play a festival in South Park called Halloween Haunt. However, someone or something is out to stop the concert from happening (boo!) and that's when Korn goes full Scooby-Doo! That's right, Korn and their 1999 dialogue go on the hunt for the ghosts (or as it turns out clergyman) responsible for the disruption. It's a quality bit of satire that makes some inspired references to the efforts of conservative church groups repeated witch-hunt style campaigns to ban heavy metal and/or blame it for the prevalence of social violence.
Jonathon Davis busts out some killer lines and South Park make the most obvious site-gag in history, Korn turning into different types of actual corn, somehow work. Hilarity ensues throughout the entire episode and dated dialogue aside this episode and its double-layered satire still hold up well today!
Watch the animated Korn performing Falling Away From Me at Halloween Haunt, to the delight of the people of South Park below.
If you're looking for more metal/cartoon crossovers check out our list of 10 Metal Surprises In TV Shows/Movies