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Fall Out Boy, Sunny Day Real Estate, and more referenced on “emo” episode of ‘South Park’

October 24, 2013
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South Park is certainly known for lampooning pop cultural trends, and has never shied away from poking fun at musicians (we even recently brought you a list of AP cover stars who have appeared on the show). Last night, however, the long-running animated series decided to tackle “emo” as whole, in an episode titled “Goth Kids 3: Dawn Of The Posers.”

Discussion on proper or improper use of the term “emo” (and questionable stereotyping) aside, the episode included references to Sunny Day Real Estate, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical RomanceCoheed And Cambria, Soasin, Jimmy Eat World, Hawthorne Heights, and more, many with parody names like “Zaozin” and “My Medical Relationship.”

Below, check out a few of the episode's highlights:

And watch the entire thing for free at South Park Studios.

Many of the musicians referenced took to social media to react. Here are a few of their posts:

Written by Philip Obenschain

APTV Nashville Correspondent Born and raised on a steady diet of punk rock and DIY culture in Staunton, Virginia, and now residing in Nashville, Tennessee, Philip Obenschain has spent time as a touring artist, artist manager, and show promoter, and is currently involved in television production and music tech, outside of journalism. In addition to his work at Alt Press and APTV, Philip is the assistant editor at No Country For New Nashville.