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Corky and the Juice Pigs

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Windsor, Ontario, Canada (1987 – 1998)

Corky and the Juice Pigs was a Canadian comedy musical group made up of Phil Nichol, Greg Neale, and Sean Cullen. Their output consisted mainly of original comedic songs, largely satirical and often parodying various musical styles. The group formed in 1987 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and disbanded in 1998

Skilled improvisers, they are best known in the United States for their performances on MADtv, including their most famous song “Eskimo”, more commonly known as “Gay Eskimo”, where the lyrics discussed the problems facing the sole homosexual in an isolated environment. The group also parodied specific performers, often by performing their own songs in the style of others (famously their MADtv performance of “Eskimo” ended with versions of the chorus in the styles of The Proclaimers, Bob Dylan, Ric Ocasek from the Cars, Oasis, and Van Morrison).

Other songs dealt variously with the troubles to be faced with a possessed pair of pants (“Curly’s Pants”), dating the Devil’s daughter (“666-6666”) and using your grandma as a skateboard (“Skateboard”). Even being the child of a moderately successful Bearded Lady and impressively unsuccessful Bearded Man were addressed, in the song “Circus Freaks”. There was little considered too odd to become subject matter.

The group also toured internationally, netting a Perrier Award nomination at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1993. They also attracted a small fan base in Australia thanks to performances at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival towards the end of their career.

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  • squirelle121

    oh and REMember too...

    13 Apr 2011 Reply
  • squirelle121

    how dolphin boy, BVG, and janitor aren't even on the top ten disappoints me. also, the fact that there were only 48 total scrobbles in the last week is very disappointing as well.

    13 Apr 2011 Reply
  • KooIAidMatt

    Greg was my grade 7 drama teacher, true story.

    13 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Yamber

    Janitor <3

    29 Oct 2009 Reply
  • han2nah

    They actually rule :D

    8 Oct 2009 Reply
  • xTomer

    How awesome are they? I think VERY!

    10 Jul 2008 Reply
  • VGoRiLLaZ

    XD

    29 Feb 2008 Reply
  • egar01n

    Does anyone know the name of the song that Phil Nicol sang with a girl on Graham Norton's Bigger Picture the other day? With words like i love you like a gay guy needs a rim etc. Thanks

    26 Nov 2007 Reply
  • SondrMan

    Sometimes when I'm sad I realize all my heroes are gay or cowboys

    30 Oct 2007 Reply
  • manapsal

    I'm the only gay eskimo!

    20 Sep 2007 Reply
  • Memsky

    I'm third.

    10 Sep 2007 Reply
  • FoG_18

    i can't believe too...

    23 Mar 2007 Reply
  • DGYDP

    So yeah ... Eskimo is a legendary song ! (can't believe I'm the first to post in their shoutbox)

    22 Mar 2007 Reply

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