Dio appeared in the Season Three episode, "Hooked on Monkey Fonics", where they were seen playing one of their most well known hit songs, "Holy Diver", at South Park Elementary's Bay of Pigs Memorial Dance. The Fonics Monkey also joined them on drums.


Dio was a Heavy Metal/Hard Rock band led by Ronnie James Dio† (1942-2010). They are described as a musical force of the '70s and '80s by Principal Victoria.

In a 2002 interview for Reality Check TV, when asked about his parodied appearance in South Park, Ronnie James described it as being "wonderful". He commented that he initially didn't want to let it be done because he felt that they were just gonna "crucify" him, although the producers ended up convincing him that they were fans of his music and that he would like it, so he ultimately accepted.

He showed some reservations about how they portrayed his talking voice, though (which in the episode, following the usual South Park trend, is comically high-pitched). When asked if the producers had approached him to lend his own voice for his animated version, he responded that they didn't and that he wouldn't have done it, anyway. He then confirmed that they had indeed obtained the rights to play their hit song "Holy Diver" in the episode.[1]


  • Even though the band was still active at the time of this episode, the members likenesses do not match the band's line-up at the time.


Minor Characters from Season Three
Anchorman | Cleo Broflovski | Costa Rican President | Deejay | Dio | Doctor Lout | DOI Agents | Dr. Spookalot | Emperor Hirohito | Foreman ("Rainforest Shmainforest") | Garth | Genghis Khan | Getting Gay With Kids | God | Haman | Helen | Jake | Jakovasaur | Jew Scouts | Kelly | Kenny G | Korn | Mailman | Mark Cotswolds | Marklar | Mr. Adler's Girlfriend | Mr. Cotswolds | Mr. Derp | Mr. Garrison Senior | Mrs. Cotswolds | Mrs. Garrison Senior | Ms. Stevens | New York Kids | Nibblet | Pablo | Pearl | Peetie the Sexual Harassment Panda | People's Army Leader | People's Army Soldiers | Pirate Ghosts | Rebecca Cotswolds | Red Harris | Rod Stewart | Schlomo | Skyler Morse | Tommy Turner | Veronica | The Yanagopa Tribe | Yoko Ono

See Also: List of Minor Characters from Season Three | Season Three

Music Celebrities
Ace of BaseAlan JacksonAlanis MorissetteBarbra StreisandBlink-182BonoBostonBrad PaisleyBritney SpearsBroadway BrosBryan AdamsCee Lo GreenCeline DionCherChristopher WallaceDemi LovatoDioElton JohnElvis PresleyElvis Presley HologramFleetwood MacFrank SinatraHoward SternIggy AzaleaJames TaylorJanis JoplinJennifer LopezJerry GarciaJimmy BuffettJoe StrummerJonas BrothersJustin BieberJustin TimberlakeKanye WestKenny GKid RockKornKurt Cobain HologramLady GagaLil' KimLordeMadonnaMarilyn MansonMaster PMeat LoafMetallicaMichael JacksonMichael Jackson HologramMick JaggerMiley CyrusNicki MinajOzzy OsbourneP. DiddyPaul ShafferPerry FarrellPhil CollinsPhilip GlassPrimusR. KellyRadioheadRancidRandy NewmanRick JamesRobert SmithRod StewartRushSelena GomezSex PistolsSinéad O'ConnorSlashSnoop DoggSusan BoyleTaylor SwiftThe BeatlesTom GreenTony BennettTony Orlando and DawnTotoTupac Shakur HologramU2Van HalenWeenWill SmithWing Han TsangYoko Ono
More Information: Music Celebrities
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.