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Stevie Nicks Had A Good Natured Reaction To Being Turned Into A Joke On South Park

Stevie Nicks is known for her distinctive, raspy vibrato and witchy alignment. The 74-year-old Fleetwood Mac frontwoman penned and performed some of the band's biggest hits, including "Landslide," "Dreams," and "Rhiannon," but even she has admitted that her voice was not always in tip-top shape. Nicks once told The New York Times that she didn't start regularly working with a vocal coach until 1998 — more than 30 years into her career. Now, she practices with a 40-minute vocal lesson three hours before she gets onstage to perform. And she admits that her voice is better now than it was when she started out as a young singer in the late 1960s. "I tell all the young people I know that sing to get a vocal coach. You don't have to take them on the road like I do. They'll make you a tape, and you'll become a better singer," she said.

Nicks may have the hit albums, the Grammy Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, but her voice has long been a debatable topic among music fans. There are Reddit threads comparing her unique voice to the sound of a goat. And in a really bold move, the producers of "South Park" went there.

Stevie Nicks laughed off a South Park episode depicting her as a goat

In 2001, Steve Nicks was spoofed in the "South Park" season 5 episode "Osama Bin Laden Has Farty Pants." But fans didn't get an animated version of the singer and her signature witchy-style shawls. Instead, "The Chain" songstress was mistaken for a goat in the episode set at a military base in Afghanistan, where Fleetwood Mac was performing a USO concert. "South Park" characters Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny also landed in Afghanistan with the goatly Miss Nicks, who jumped onstage for a bleat-filled parody of the Nicks solo tune, "Edge of Seventeen."

In a 2011 interview with KBCO Radio , Nicks was asked about another "South Park" episode, "You're Getting Old,"  in which her 1975 song "Landslide" was used, and she reflected upon the goat joke a decade earlier. The singer admitted that while she hadn't watched the episode, she did approve of the use of her song for a poignant montage about Stan's broken family — a scenario quite opposite from the episode that mocked her 10 years before. "I like South Park, and I like the two guys that do it," Nicks said. "You know, they already did an episode kind of about me a long time ago, and I got kidnapped by the Afghanistan people and they sent the army in to get me. Yes, I was a little goat in a cape. But who cares? It was hysterical." 

Of being asked to use "Landslide" after being made fun of, Nicks added, "You know, you have to roll with the punches here and those guys are so clever. C'mon, we all watch 'South Park.'"