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4. 'South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut'
It really shouldn't have surprised anyone when 'The Book Of Mormon' became a Tony-winning sensation, because 'South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut' is insanely catchy and satirically focused, a great musical first and a great comedy second. The amazing thing was just how sure everyone was that it would be terrible before it came out. When the entire theater full of critics burst into applause after 'Uncle F**ker,' one of the few times I've ever seen that happen at a press screening, I knew Matt Stone and Trey Parker were onto something special, and it seems like they have a particular knack for weaving filth into gold. Gold you can hum, and that you never get out of your head.
- Drew McWeeny