Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the longtime brains behind South Park, Colorado's most famous semi-fictional mountain town, took it all the way to Broadway on Tuesday when The Book of Mormon opened to glowing reviews. The musical, a sendup of Mormon culture starring two "elders" on a mission trip to Uganda, was neither Parker and Stone's first foray into musicals nor their first look at Mormonism, and we took the opportunity on Tuesday to take a look back at the oeuvre of two hometown gents who've done us proud. Commenter Tracy Hall, Jr. was apparently less enthused about the musical. (Actually, we suspect he may be a Mormon missionary.)
Why pay to drink from the gutter when the pure fountain flows free?
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That link, by the way, directs to this passage from the book of Nephi in the actual Book of Mormon:
Come, my brethren, every one that athirsteth, come ye to the waters; and he that hath no money, come buy and eat; yea, come buy wine and milk without money and without price.
Free wine and milk? Sounds like a deal! But we're still going to see The Book of Mormon as soon as possible.