When The League premiered back in 2009, Jon Lajoie’s goofy burnout Taco was the least familiar face in the show’s comedy all-star ensemble... for most people.
I first encountered Lajoie when I was just a pint-sized Ontario schoolgirl who laughed at Dane Cook jokes and thought "YouTube" was how you pronounced U2 if you had a cold. It was in these halcyon days that a friend showed me a video by a rising Montreal-based musical-parody star titled "Show Me Your Genitals 2: E=MC Vagina." The video quickly became a sing-along favorite between a few friends and me; we walked the halls gleefully singing choice lines like, "My dick is like an airplane, it gives girls orgasms.” (Disclaimer: this was before my feminist sensibilities kicked in enough to be offended by these sorts of things.)
In honor of last night's series finale of The League, here’s a look back at some internet highlights from the greatest vagina-loving, unabashedly profane, Montreal-based YouTube star with 462,350,723 views. If you haven't heard of him, no worries -- you won't shut up about him after watching these clips (and warning, if it isn't already clear, these are NSFW).
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"Everyday Normal Guy" (2007)
The first in Lajoie's series of "Normal Guy" tracks, this is the perfect anthem for all the normal guys in your life: a.k.a "the "Pauly Shore[s] of everyday life, easily forgettable and not very liked."
"I Kill People" (2009)
Lajoie's next "MC Vagina" track manages to be even more offensive than its predecessor. It also ups the ante when it comes to delightfully nonsensical pop-culture metaphors. Choice line: "I'm the Anthony Hopkins of cock, the Albert Einstein of dick, I'm The Beatles of cumshots, the Mozart of huge balls.”
"High as F*ck" (2009)
Much like his character on The League, Lajoie seems to enjoy being high. This song encapsulates the experience.
"WTF Collective" (2010)
Lajoie’s parody of Wu-Tang style rap collectives features the rapper as a series of increasingly improbable alter-egos: MC Insecure, MC Public Urination, and of course, Chorus Guy (the guy who sings the chorus).
"Please Use This Song," 2012
As the years went on, Lajoie’s production values increased (as did his maturity levels... slightly). His 2012 riff on YouTube-commodification is SNL quality, a long way from the guy-in-your-high-school-drama-class-who-got-suspended-for-profanity vibe of the “Show Me Your Genitals Days.” Thanks for the memories, Jon.
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Anna Silman is a staff writer at Thrillist. She self-identifies as a Ruxin. Find her on Twitter @annaesilman.