Some Like It Hot writer Marc Shaiman has had just about enough of the smoke cloud that has descended over the East Coast. The smoke, which led to several performances canceled across New York due to poor weather quality, is the result of wildfires that are currently burning through Canada.
In response, Shaiman took to Facebook June 7 to pen new lyrics to the song "Blame Canada" from the 1999 South Park film South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut. Shaiman co-wrote the original song with South Park creator Trey Parker.
Check out video of Shaiman performing the new lyrics below:
Shaiman captioned the video as follows, with his new lyrics transcribed.
"When I co-wrote "BLAME CANADA" with Trey Parker in 1999, who knew it would be a theme that would apply to June 2023?! As we find ourselves quarantining yet again, I give you my rewrite..."
"Blame Canada 2023"
I can't breathe
My throat is just a mess
My chest is burning up
And now my lungs are in distress
Should we blame the imbeciles
Ignoring climate change?
Oh, who to blame
For making the skies so strange?
It seems our friends up in Quebec
Have made Manhattan a stinkin' wreck
Shame on Canada
For... the fog and the smog
The haze from the blaze
The Ontario smoke
That's making us choke
We must escape
But folks, fear not
Get off the streets
And see Some Like It Hot!!