Robert Smith fought Mecha-Streisand 20 years ago today!

Disintegration is the best album ever!

On February 18th, 1998, South Park aired the episode Mecha-Streisand. 

In the episode a mysterious triangle inscribed in Anasazi shows up during a fossil dig, which turns out to be the “Triangle of Zinthar”. Barbra Streisand arrives in town and tries to acquire the triangle from Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny, to add to the the one she already has to create an ancient relic called “the Diamond of Pantheos”. With this relic she can become the most evil and dangerous creature to ever walk the Earth: Mecha-Streisand!

She succeeds and Leonard Maltin and Sidney Poitier fight her in the form of a giant Ultraman like robot, and a Gamera like turtle. and takes the form of a giant turtle much like Gamera.

They are no match for Mecha-Streisand,  until Robert Smith of The Cure arrives. And naturally, inspired by the song The Caterpillar He turns into a Mothra like creature  and defeats Mecha-Streisand, tossing her into outer space where she explodes.

After the battle everyone celebrates Robert Smith as their saviour including Jesus.

Robert Smith then walks off into the sunset with Kyle shouting at him “Disintegration is the best album ever!”

Watch South Park Season One Episode 12 here

South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker are admittedly huge Cure fans who got Robert Smith himself to voice his cameo on the show.

Smith later told SPIN that his nieces and nephews were huge fans of the show and stated that:

“of all the things I’ve done, all the people I’ve met, it all counts for nothing compared to being on South Park.”

Robert Smith would later go on to join the project Cogasm with Reeves Gabrels and Jason Cooper to release the song A Sign From God for the soundtrack of Matt and Trey’s film Orgasmo.