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Kim Jong Il remembered as 'Team America' star

Kim Jong Il, in marionette form, had a major role in 2004's
Kim Jong Il, in marionette form, had a major role in 2004's

Admit it: If you're a moviegoer, one of the indelible images you have of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, who died recently at age 69, is not really of him, but of his puppet version in 2004's "Team America: World Police." In the wake of the death, the film became a trending topic on Twitter.

Trey Parker and Matt Stone of "South Park" made "Team America," and Parker voiced Kim Jong Il. He's portrayed as a lonely insane dictator who leads a world terrorist plot and is later revealed to be an alien cockroach. Some would say not far off from reality.

The character has numerous great scenes, including one where his deadly black panthers (black house cats) are set loose on two of the film's puppet heroes. (They eventually change course and devour actors Sean Penn and Danny Glover.) Warning: Clip includes gruesome, if fake, puppet innards.

But the most memorable moment is probably when Kim Jong Il sings "I'm So Ronery," in which the lyrics mock his "R" for "L" accent. He sings the sad tune while wandering through his elaborate palace. At one point, he pauses by his tank of man-eating sharks, who swim past the briefcase-clutching skeleton of U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix.

"I work rearry hard and make up great prans, but nobody ristens, no one understands, seems like no one takes me serirousry, and so I'm ronery," he sings. (Warning: Clip begins with one line of adult language.)

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