Might we expect a joke or two about the missionary position? The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, aka the Mormon Church, is getting the “South Park” treatment once again — but a little differently this time.

The two creators of the irreverent ’toon, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, are teaming up with one of the masterminds behind “Avenue Q” to make a musical based on Mormonism called, well, “The Book of Mormon.” Take that one to the Tabernacle. –KA

The New York Post:

The musical tells the story of two young Mormon missionaries sent off to spread the word in a dangerous part of Uganda.

Their tale is told alongside the story of Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Latter-day Saints.

“There’s a lot of Mormon stuff in our work because Matt and I both grew up around a lot of Mormons,” says Parker. “I’ve never met a Mormon I didn’t like. They’re really nice people. They’re so Disney.

They’re so Rodgers and Hammerstein.”

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