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"The Ballad of Lemmiwinks" is a song that is first featured in the Season Six episode, "The Death Camp of Tolerance". A variant of it plays in the Season Eight episode, "Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset". The song is a parody of the "The Greatest Adventure" theme song from the 1977 Rankin & Bass animated film The Hobbit.


In a plan to sue the South Park Elementary for discrimination, fourth grade teacher Mr. Garrison tries to get himself fired for outrageous homosexual behavior. One of his stunts involves inserting Lemmiwinks, the classroom pet gerbil, into his new teaching assistant and boyfriend Mr.Slave's rectum.

The song was reprised two seasons later when Mr. Slave stuffs Paris Hilton in his rectum during a "Whore Off" contest in front of the townsfolk.

Video games

South Park: The Stick of Truth

The song plays in the video game South Park: The Stick of Truth when Douchebag has to travel inside of Mr. Slave in order to disarm the snuke bomb. The normal song plays in the background during the Sparrow Prince boss battle, and a different version centering around Douchebag plays while their exploring Mr. Slave's anus.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole

The song can be heard whenever a television set in any residence is turned on. Each segment is separated by audio from other episodes.


A great adventure is waiting for you ahead.
Hurry onward Lemmiwinks, for you will soon be dead.
The journey before you may be long and filled with woe.
But you must escape the gay man's ass, or your tale can't be told.

Lemmiwinks, Lemmiwinks, Lemmiwinks, Lemmiwinks!

Lemmiwink's journey is distant, far and vast!
To find his way out of a gay man's ass!
The road ahead is filled with danger and fright!
But push onward Lemmiwinks with all of your might!

The Sparrow Prince lies somewhere way up ahead!
Don't look back Lemmiwinks, or you will soon be dead!
Lemmiwinks, Lemmiwinks, the time is growing late. Slow down now, and seal your fate.

Take the magic helmet-torch to help you light the way,
there's still a lot of ground to cross inside the man so gay!
Ahead of you lies adventure, and your strength still lies within!
Freedom from the ass of doom is the treasure you will win!

Lemmiwinks came to the stomach dark....
Near the depths of the lungs and heart...

Catatafish of the stomach's cove!

Catatafish's riddle will soon be told!

Lemmiwinks has made it out, his tale is nearly through!

Now that you're the Gerbil king has more adventures to go on!
Fly away to faraway lands and to the setting sun!
So many enemies and battles yet to fight!
For Lemmiwinks the Gerbil King's tale is told throughout the night!

Le-Le-Lemmiwinks Lemmiwinks Lemmi-Lemmiwinks Lemmiwinks, Lemm-Le-Lemmiwinks, Gerbil King.


Songs from Season Six
A Ladder to Heaven | Don't You (Forget About Me) | Fight-in' Round The World | Fresh Island Song | Gotta Get There Somehow | Jarabe Tapatío | Jared's Theme | Montage | My Future Self n' Me | Poo-Choo Train | Sea People and Me | Sometimes You Kill Your Teacher | Stan Darsh | Stars and Stripes Forever | Take on Me | The Ballad of Lemmiwinks | The Biggest Douche in the Universe | The Catholic Boat | The Safety Dance | The Twelve Days of Christmas | True Freaks Union | U Can't Touch This

See also: List of Songs | List of Minor Characters from Season Six | Season Six