Wednesday, July 12, 2006

South Park is out of the closet

Comedy Central is returning the Tom Cruise-spoofing "Trapped in the Closet" episode to the repeat rotation July 19.

You'll remember there was a whole big kerfluffle because Comedy Central yanked the episode in curious proximity to the release of Cruise's "Mission: Impossible 3" from corporate sibling Viacom. This also coincided with the Isaac Hayes leaving the show imbroglio and "The Return of Chef" episode that makes the "Trapped in the Closet" episode look like a love note to Scientology by comparison.

"South Park" knows how to generate controversy

Well, the movie's pretty much done and so it's apparently safe for Matt and Trey to once more mercilessly mock Scientology and Cruise's sexual orientation.Of course, the "Trapped in the Closet" episode was also just nominated for an Emmy award for Outstanding Animated Program, so there's all kinds of funny timing going on.


At 8:25 PM, July 12, 2006, Blogger Don McCullen said...

This is why have such great respect for South Park.

They are willing to going aganist the staus quo when it comes to their peers in the entertainment business.


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