05/03/2011 02:03 pm ET | Updated Jul 03, 2011

10 Years Of Mocking Osama Bin Laden: A Comedy Era Comes To An End (VIDEOS)

Since Osama bin Laden's death was reported, America's favorite national pastime has been ridiculing the life and death of the 9/11 architect. But such mockery isn't anything new. American comedians have been deflating the notion of bin Laden as a symbol of fear for the last 10 years. Since he's been on the lam, comedic outlets such as "South Park" and The Onion have lampooned bin Laden and everything he stood for, often and viciously.

Here are some of the most noteworthy examples of bin Laden's effect on comedy over the last 10 years. Who do you think did it best, and who (if anyone) went too far?