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->''The sky is blue, and all the leaves are green\\
My heart's as full as a baked potato\\
I think I know precisely what I mean\\
When I say it's a shpadoinkle day!''

''Cannibal! The Musical'' (also known as ''Alferd Packer: The Musical'') is a BlackComedy [[TheMusical musical]], aptly named and done by [[Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone the boys behind]] ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' in their usual [[CrossesTheLineTwice good taste]]. The story is all about [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory legendary Colorado cannibal Alferd Packer]], played by Trey Parker himself, backed by his crew of Humphrey, played by Stone, and other strange characters in his crew. Very strange HilarityEnsues.

The movie was made on a shoestring budget and it shows-- Parker and Stone caved from pressure from friends to actually expand a fake trailer they made for an assignment in college into a real movie. The film itself was made in 1993 but released as a film in 1996 by Creator/{{Troma}}. Early ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' humor is evident. A lot of it parodies the musical ''{{Oklahoma}}''.

The full movie can be watched for free online at the official site [[http://www.cannibalthemusical.net/video.shtml here]], as well as the version with the DVDCommentary track. All the songs are [[http://www.cannibalthemusical.net/songs.shtml downloadable for free]] as well.
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!!Tropes related to the movie:

* AerithAndBob: From "Let's Build a Snowman!":
-->'''Swan:''' We can name him Tom or we can name him George!...We can name him Bob or we can name him Literature/{{Beowulf}}!
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: The gentle-natured protagonist's horse dumps him for the more macho, more aggressive trappers.
* AngryMobSong: "Hang the Bastard," [[LyricalDissonance meant to sound as much as possible]] like a cheery old-school-style excuse-to-dance number.
* BilingualBonus:
** Some of the lines spoken by the Japanese Indians translate as "This movie sucks" and "You're a stupid person". They also claim the name of their tribe is Nihonjin, which means "Japanese people".
** The hand signals Humphrey (Matt Stone) uses when first meeting the not-Indians is sign language for "Jesus Christ is Dead".
* BlackComedy
* BlackComedyCannibalism
* BerserkButton: What Liane is to Packer
* BloodyHilarious
* BrickJoke: Ooh, fudge!
* TheCameo: Of the unlikeliest sort: influential avant-garde filmmaker [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Brakhage Stan Brakhage]] appears briefly as Noon's father. Brakhage was one of Parker and Stone's film professors in college.
* ChekhovsGun: A literal example with Miller's gun.
* ChekhovsGunman: The Japanese Indian chief.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: The trappers, when told to stop singing the "trapper song." However both sides end up missing the point when it degenerates into an argument over what key the song should be in.
-->'''Noon:''' Oh stop!\\
'''Humphrey:''' That's sick.\\
'''Frenchy:''' I agree, [hits one of the other trappers] Nutter was singing in the wrong key!\\
'''Nutter:''' No I wasn't. It was Loutzenheiser. I was singing in E♭ minor.\\
'''Frenchy:''' The song's in F♯ major!\\
'''Bell:''' I think they're the same thing. I mean, E♭ is the relative minor of F♯.\\
'''Frenchy:''' No, it isn't. The relative minor is 3 half-tones ''down'' from the major, not up!\\
'''Noon:''' No, it's 3 down. Like A is the relative minor of C major.\\
'''Loutzenheiser:''' But isn't A♯ in C major?\\
'''Bell:''' Wait, are you singing mixolydian scales, or something?\\
'''Frenchy:''' A# is tonic to C major. It's the 6th!\\
'''Humphrey:''' No it isn't!\\
'''Swan:''' Well, it'd be like a raised 13th if anything.
* ComedyOfRemarriage: Subversion-via-aversion between Packer and Liane. (The story is so sappy/corny/cliche this is a no-brainer, until it falls completely flat, which is almost assuredly deliberate.)
* ContentWarnings: {{Parodied}}.
** Placed after the end credits: ''"Due to the graphic nature of this film, it should not have been watched by small children."''
** The film opens with a disclaimer stating that "The film's violent scenes have been edited out for your viewing pleasure", then immediately follows up with a scene where Packer hunts his companions down in the woods, [[RRatedOpening beats one of them with their own severed arm, rips the tongue off another one and proceeds to chow it down]].
* CrowdSong: "Hang the Bastard"
* DarkReprise: Of "That's All I'm Asking For"
* DefrostingIceQueen: Polly Pry.
* DoomyDoomsOfDoom:
-->'''Ralph:''' [thrusts a pointing finger at the group] The Rocky Mountains. I gotta warn ya! You're ''doomed! Doomed! Doomed!'' [lowers the finger] You're ''doomed!'' [walks away] ''Doomed.'' [the man walks around the group. The miners follow his walk with their eyes] Turn back, while you still can. You're ''doomed.'' You're all ''doomed.''
-->'''Packer, Swan:''' [{{beat}}] Thank you.
* DoubleEntendre / InnocentInnuendo: "When I Was on Top of You", Packer's heartfelt and sincere ballad to his missing horse, is littered with these. Afterwards, Humphrey offers Packer a piece of fudge with the words "Fudge, Packer?"
* DreamBallet: Between Packer and Frenchy.
* DVDCommentary: The directors got very drunk and watched their movie. HilarityEnsues.
* EatingShoes: Before they start eating each other, the characters eat their shoes.
* EyeAwaken: Parodied in a marvelously over-the-top fashion.
* EyeScream: The civil war veteran [[NauseaFuel whose eye squirts out pus]] [[{{Squick}} every time he talks]].
* FanService / FanDisservice: The ballet dream scene, which features Packer and Frenchy in tights.
* {{Fauxreigner}}: Native Americans that are Japanese people in disguise...
-->'''Bell:''' Could you tell me what tribe this is?
-->'''Chief:''' Hmmmmm... We are... Indians!
-->'''Bell:''' ...Yes, I see that, but... what Indians?
-->'''Chief:''' You don't think we are... Indians?
-->'''Bell:''' No, no, no, I just um...
-->'''Chief:''' We have... teepees.
-->'''Bell:''' Right. I see, but...
-->'''Chief:''' Look at all these teepees ...we have. Because... we are...Indians!
-->'''Packer:''' Yeah, they have teepees.
* {{Fauxshadow}}: Early in the movie, Miller pulls a gun on Packer to get him moving. This is supposed to foreshadow him getting violent later on. When they're starving and see a lamb [[spoiler: he doesn't have the heart to pull the trigger. When Swan sings his "snowman" song, ''Bell'' is the one who kills him.]]
* FishOutOfWater: All of the miners, when they run into the OutsideContextVillain Cyclops, and try to play along, but fail for being CultureBlind. Also an inversion of CountryMouse, as it's the miners, and not the mouse, who are shown up as oddball.
* FridgeLogic: InUniverse.
--> '''Humphrey:''' You guys! I just thought of something too.
--> '''Packer:''' What?
--> '''Humphrey:''' Okay, now, you remember when Swan was building that snowman? Well, how the hell did he make that tapping sound with his feet?
--> '''Noon:''' You just now thought of that?
--> '''Humphrey:''' Well it's pretty fucking weird, isn't it?!
* FunnyAfro: The big crazy red jewfro Humphrey hides under his hat.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent:
** In the first courtroom scene, the judge is very clearly bored with the proceedings. He's so bored he starts building a house of cards.
** After [[LethalChef Humphrey]] makes dinner, when Noon starts up the IWantSong, Packer can be seen tasting (and clearly hating) whatever the hell it is Humphrey made.
* GroinAttack: Packer pulls a mean one on Frenchy.
* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: The plain Polly Pry is played by the pretty Toddy Walters (albeit in unflattering clothes)
* IAmSong: "Trapper Song". Doubles as a VillainSong.
* ImAHumanitarian: Of course!
* IdiotHero: Packer.
* IWantSong: "That's All I'm Asking For"
* KilledMidSentence: [[spoiler:Swan]] is killed mid-''musical number''.
* LethalChef: Humphrey.
--> '''Miller:''' ''(Looking at the food)'' You son of a bitch Humphrey.
--> '''Humphrey:''' Aww, come on. Ya didn't even try it!
--> ''(He tries it)''
--> '''Miller:''' You son of a bitch Humphrey.
* LovableSexManiac: Noon. His obsession with sex and women is based on Dian Bachar, the actor who played him.
* MadeOfPlasticine
* MeaningfulName: Parker's acting credit is "Juan Schwartz", which is based on "John Schwartze", one of the pseudonyms the real-life Packer used while running from the law.
* TheMelBrooksNumber: "When I Was on Top of You," specifically.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: The day after [[spoiler: Bell kills Swan]], [[spoiler: Bell]] seems to be doing a little bit of this.
* NiceHat: Bell, Noon, Packer, and Humphrey.
* NoPartyLikeADonnerParty
* OffWithHisHead: In the final scene.
* OnlySaneMan: Frank Miller. Bell (the priest) has shades of this later in the movie.
* OverlyLongGag: Packer's party arrive at a shop and every one of them greets the shopkeeper individually, with the shopkeeper always responding in kind and the camera panning back and forward every single time. Basically, it amounts to the audience hearing a lot of "howdy" or "howdy-do" over the course of a few seconds.
* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: From the poster: "the first intelligent musical about cannibalism." A TakeThat at ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'', perhaps?
* PerfectlyCromulentWord: "Shpadoinkle."
* PlaceWorseThanDeath: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bIYV6VkECk Wyoming.]]
* PleaseKeepYourHatOn: Humphrey's huge afro reveal, later used for Kyle's hair in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''.
* ThePollyanna: Swan. Cheerful while starving and freezing and "fucked", he sings a cheerful snowman song to lighten the mood.
* RasputinianDeath: [[spoiler: Bell, to the point where he even pops up right before the end credits as one last scare.]]
* ReallyGetsAround: Liane
--> '''Packer''': How does it feel to be riding my horse?
-->''' Frenchy''': Come off it, Packer! Everyone in this town's ridden your horse!
* RealTrailerFakeMovie: This is how it began. Trey made a fake trailer for film class and was told to make the movie by his teacher.
* RunningGag: "Shpadoinkle!"
* SoBadItsGood: Invoked--terrible acting, sets that most middle school productions would be ashamed of, and all on purpose. It works.
* TalentDouble: Spoofed in Packer's dream sequence, where no attempt whatsoever is made to cover up the obvious ballet double.
* ThatRemindsMeOfASong: Parodied. Swan's infamous "Snowman" song, which he sings at the worst times. [[spoiler:The second time, though, one of the group loses it and just shoots him halfway through it.]]
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Humphrey's exact words when they're about to cross the river.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Those two trappers who form Frenchy's posse.
* VillainSong: "The Trapper Song".
* WaxingLyrical:
-->'''Alferd Packer:''' Hey, do you guys think it's true, that she's a trapper horse?
-->'''Frank Miller:''' [[Series/MisterEd A horse is a horse]].
-->'''James Humphrey:''' Of course.
-->'''Alferd Packer:''' Of course.
* WhatIsThisFeeling: Polly Pry in "This Side of Me".
* XMeetsY: The trailer describes the film as being "in the tradition of ''Film/FridayThe13thPart2'' and ''{{Oklahoma}}''".
* YouKnowWhatTheySay: A town member asks, "You know what they say about sunrise?" After a pregnant pause, he simply walks away. This was a ThrowItIn moment, since the actor had forgotten his lines and panicked.
* YourCheatingHeart
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