Did you know that George Clooney, the renowned Hollywood actor and director, once lent his voice to a character on the iconic animated series, South Park?
That’s right! Back in 1997, during the show’s first season, Clooney made a surprising and hilarious cameo as Sparky the dog in the episode titled “Big Gay Al’s Big Gay Boat Ride.”
You might be wondering how such a high-profile actor ended up barking for a canine character on an animated show. Well, it turns out that Clooney was a fan of the show’s creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and their unique brand of humor. When they approached him to make a cameo, he gladly agreed, and the result was nothing short of comedic gold.
In the episode, Sparky, Stan’s pet dog, is revealed to be gay, leading to a series of funny and thought-provoking events. Clooney’s contribution might have been small – he only provided barking sounds for Sparky – but it was a memorable part of the show, and fans still talk about it to this day.
As a fan, imagine watching the episode and knowing that the barks you hear come from none other than George Clooney himself! It adds a whole new level of amusement to the show, doesn’t it?
Since then, Clooney has gone on to have a remarkable career in Hollywood, starring in and directing numerous critically acclaimed films. However, his brief stint on South Park remains an interesting and lesser-known tidbit from his early career.
Other Celebrities That Have Voiced on South Park
George Clooney was not the only celebrity to appear on South Park.
The show has featured numerous celebrity guest stars over the years, including Jay Leno (Kitty, the cat), Jennifer Aniston played Miss Stevens (a teacher), Michael Buffer played himself as an announcer, the band Korn appeared as themselves in a Scooby-Doo parody, and Radiohead also appeared as themselves, voicing their animated counterparts.
Many celebrities have also been impersonated or parodied by the show’s creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
So, the next time you watch “Big Gay Al’s Big Gay Boat Ride,” remember that the barks you hear are courtesy of the one and only George Clooney.